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richyhill - My K Plate Clipper Cabby "build thread&quot

Hi Guys

Moved pics around on photobucket, so thought i need to get a build thread sorted, and try and put a link in me sig.

So here's my Clipper Cabriolet:

I will try and get pics in order, but its trying to remember when i did what now.

So from puchase in 2009 through to current day 2011

As i found it:








removed rear panel and changed rear lights






then changed to single light grill, but gone back to original now





German number plates and bonnet bra added



Then some other bits including clear rather than smoked front indicators, an original VAG cabby fuel filler neck which i managed to get brand new :-), mud flaps etc











then after a good service and the fuel filler neck fitted etc, it was time to save for new wheels, out with the old and in with the new







Then a few more details on the exterior, refurb badges, add club grill plaque etc





































Then in 2010 my friend got married so the golf was needed as a wedding car




Then i did some other bits:

Webber carb conversion
replacing a few bits of trim that needed imrpoving
changed side strips from black ones to black and chrome ones
changed door handle inserts to chrome ones

and mainly TAKING IT OUT TO SHOWS AND EVENTS :-)

Then i finally got round to replacing the old vinyl roof with a black mohair one, with a nice black headlining


















and have sorted through loads of history i have for the car, and now have 2 x folders that look like this:




Plans for this winter whilst it is sorn is to:

clean under all arches and then spray them white

clean engine bay more thouroughly, possible even dropping engine and box out to do it

refurb badges again as vinyl lettering has started to peel

sort out dashboard light not lighting up my rev counter :-(

so thats "roughyl" where i stand at Nov 2011

There is prob some other bits i have done which i have missed but i have tried to add suttle modifications to make it unique, but not stray away to much from the great oem styling

hope you like, comments good and bad welcome :-)

Cheers

Rich

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very clean cab, keep up the great work

Madone with the two Cabs 82 (UK RHD) and 85 (US LHD) (92 sold)

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Improvments all the way Rich. Looks stunning. Get some pics up when you do the arches.

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Subtle is the word, looks great  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

1 of my badges has peeled as well, so going to sort it as well  :)

Roof looks ace

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Hi Rich

Your car is looking very good - great attention to detail :lol:

Keep up the good work!  :wink:

Cheers Hugh.

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Thanks Guys

im taking Friday off as have some holiday to use so gona give the mohair roof a good clean as its got a few green mildewy bits on it, then give the whole car a bit of a detail, take the tax disc out to claim the next 5 months back, and cover it up and put it away till after xmas when i will start doing the arches etc

looking forward to show season now and not hating it when i have to put the roof up :-)

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top stuff, love those plates, make a real difference

chris



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nice work, looks clean.

Now you going to provide us with summary of what past work that cab has had from those folders?!

Madone with the two Cabs 82 (UK RHD) and 85 (US LHD) (92 sold)

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Its not had any major past work in terms of paint and stuff, i suspect front and rear bumpers have had paint at some point but rest of panels look original

folders are mainly made up its history and receipts for parts and work, ive got all mot's from new, most of the tax discs, fsh etc etc :-)

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Hi Rich good job :D the car looks great a couple of questions if you don't mind where did you get the mud flaps & how did you find the webber conversion and also was it a straight bolt off bolt on job :dontknow:

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Hi rich any pics of them audi a8 wheels on the car yet.

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Rich enjoy the arches mate, I took something like 12-16 hours to get mine cleaned back to near standard, sore fingers , arms, dirty fingers for days :-)

Use surgical gloves to try and help the dirt stay off your paws!!

Cheers chris

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Robbo - yep pritty easy job mate, just get a brew, have some patience and label up bolts you take off / or simmilar so you know where they are going back and its quote a plesant job, the only but i found a bit tricky was putting the maual choke in as i didnt remove knee bar or anything just leant on my back in drivers footwell

mike_turbo not yet mate, was hoping for commision which didnt come in this month, so tyres are gona have to wait, this is the best i have








Massbad69 - cheers chris, yep thinking doing one wheel arch a weekend for couple of months till its taxed, problem is garage is so small i cant do it in garage it has to come out, and its always pissing it down when i decide to start lol

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Richy

Its a cold job to do in the winter mate, I done mine in the garage in May and its bad enough on the hands without the freezing temprature  :(

Your wheels look great, sell something, kidney maybe, and get the tyres on as you will be choking to see the wheels on the car, I know I would  :wink:

Its all just rubbish in the winter as you just cant potter about with the cars especially as I have been working 7 days to pay for new bits for the car but its dark by the time I get home.

Chris

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Rich the alloys will look great once you get the tyres fitted.keep up the good work!.

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Hi Rich I did my arches with a bit of white spirit & a steam wallpaper stripper I used one of the nozzels that came with the stripper and just rubbed the gunge off with a few old rags.

It took about 1hr per arch think the stripper cost about 35




Photos prior to painting.

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Your Lenzo's look so much nicer on your car IMO 8)

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Cheers Mortz

sound like worth giving it ago. Thinking about painting arhces with hamerite white once they have been cleaned up, give them a bit of protection and then hopefully they will just need a good wipe over once a week

Your Lenzo's look so much nicer on your car IMO

im torn at the mo, have you seen photoshop brucie has done with them actually on car, they look much different.

Think im gona try and get tyres on em and fit them before selling the lenso's if i can, then make decision after ….

There just seems to be alot of Lenso's on cars now, and i fancied something a bit different …

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Rich

Your Audi wheels smash the Lensos mate IMO, they will look brilliant when they are on  :mrgreen:

Are you going to paint the wee inserts, they would look cool in white  :wink:

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Are you going to paint the wee inserts, they would look cool in white

not 100% sure exactly what yet, mechanic neighbour is bringing me back heat gun from his unit. I am going to try and peel back / strip off paint in inserts with that to see if inserts are polished underneath, if so may just polish them up and run them like that for a bit. if they are not polished then i am thinking white would look great against car, or if not something neutral like black or dark grey ….

There are a couple of people interested in my car now though just as Stu sold his dammit ! So i may have to make a decision of do i want to sell now and then keep putting money away to make sportline dream a reality (when one finally comes up i like and in budget!)

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