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Title: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on May 25, 2012, 09:25:08 am
Hi, not been a member on here long, mainly clubpolo and edition38, but i've owned quite a few polo coupe's, genesis and breadvan's.

Anyway i had been on the look out for a nice genuine G40 for a while when this one came up on pistonhead's, some of you might recognize it due to it's number plate and i believe the chap before me went to a few shows, the car isn't standard engine wise, interior has had a couple changes too, It's not my daily car and has and will be sat in the garage most of the time.

Since owning it I've only added/changed couple things, put original amber indicators, side repeaters and rear lights on with German spec one, changed plates to non GB striped ones, chrome door handle inserts, returned it to the badged front grill, installed oil catch tank, boost gauge (will sort insert probably) and generally cleaned up the bay etc. but it's been well looked after.

Here are some pictures;
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7263916596_be74d6423a_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7262862294_cfc87ff996_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7262862536_a713436c91_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7262863040_32ec4c3c2d_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7262863198_98206239db_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/7262863440_bb8cb2138b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SamG40 on May 25, 2012, 11:18:07 am
Welcome, that looks nice and tidy. Good to see someone has used a decent bore of pipe for the breather too.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on May 25, 2012, 11:59:20 am
Yea quite a beast of a pipe, it was about twice that length. overall happy, but i'm not keen on the exhaust system on it, backbox fell off the other day and it's hung as high up as possible.

wondered about replacing the back part with this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160468429214?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 ?
I'd rather have a standard looking single pipe one.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: scotsjohn on May 26, 2012, 05:46:26 pm
Another clean G with just a little bit of artistic interpretation; very smart. Looking to re-cover my seats too, haven't sourced tartan leather yet though.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Alex on May 26, 2012, 06:49:13 pm
Lovely example that - I recognise the reg from somewhere...
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Andy on May 26, 2012, 08:08:41 pm
Very nice!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on May 26, 2012, 10:22:17 pm
Thanks for the nice comments everyone  :).

Alex - I've read your full build thread, love your car it's awesome and a brilliant colour.

I`m really happy with the interior re-trim, usually not a fan of leather. The chap who had it done had G40 embossed into the seats too, it's a bit more bold in person;
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7275413420_9d34c740de_c.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Alex on May 26, 2012, 11:27:34 pm
Thanks - always nice to hear some love for it, it's not really up on the latest fashions (no stretch, not slammed, narrow wheels) :)

That looks like an expensive job on the interior (I saw my fair share of cheap ones at Max - they're usually baggy, wrinkled affairs)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SuperMario on May 27, 2012, 03:07:48 pm
Loving this G!  Not entirely my taste, but very nice example !  Engine bay looks pretty rad aswell!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Yoof on June 05, 2012, 07:06:04 pm
Who used to own this, number plate is bugging me... lovely car  :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on June 06, 2012, 09:23:04 am
Not too sure i should put his full name but his first name was Anthony, lives in Lancashire, really nice chap.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Yoof on June 06, 2012, 04:17:08 pm
Can't put a name to face, recognise the plate though. Who did the re-trim?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: AlexG40 on June 06, 2012, 05:48:02 pm
Nice, I've got a soft spot for red 'uns.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on June 13, 2012, 08:04:49 pm
Took the G40 out for a nice cruise today, never fails to make me smile.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7369473214_a50ac2da22_h.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Fred on June 17, 2012, 10:32:03 am
Hope my red un will look as good as that one day lol.

Its sat well too. I`d be interested to know what size wheels, Tyres and suspension you have on her.

Fred.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: randombadger69 on June 17, 2012, 10:34:32 pm
Bang tidy chap!

Amber indis look soo much better imho.

Fitted a pair of amber repeaters to my old G60 with my mate at the weekend, tiny change massive difference overall.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on June 18, 2012, 06:45:06 pm
Thanks for the nice comments,

The wheels are the original G40 BBS RA's 13x5.5, I been stripping/painting a set of 14x6.5 RA's but haven't managed to get any tyres yet.
I believe the tyres are Kumho powermax 769's 185/40 I think and it's lowered on some KONI springs, unsure of the height but its about even with my other polo coupe which is 60/40 Weitec set on.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Yoof on August 06, 2012, 09:31:05 pm
Very nice  :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Andy on August 07, 2012, 06:44:45 am
Looks lovely!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SuperMario on August 07, 2012, 09:50:14 am
A credit to G40 owners!  Spot on fella.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SamG40 on August 07, 2012, 10:32:21 am
Yeah that looks in awesome condition. You've obviously put a lot of work into it.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2012, 12:59:52 pm
That looks like a stunning example you have :)

You must be very pleased with it! I know i would be :D
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: cheddarcheese on August 08, 2012, 11:33:30 pm
Good looking g40 you have there  ;D
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: woody02 on August 19, 2012, 09:11:49 pm
looks briliant mate, really clean
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jezza-7 on August 20, 2012, 10:59:03 am
Love the headlights, they tinted?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on August 20, 2012, 12:40:22 pm
Appreciate all the comments, the headlights are just standard

Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Etches on August 20, 2012, 05:12:13 pm
Looks incredible this mate, annoyed that I didnt see it at Vw Fest!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on August 20, 2012, 08:01:58 pm
thanks, I entered it into show & shine and they replied with it wasn't suitable for the field or something.
I ended up just parking in the field to left as you go in  :-[
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Alex on August 20, 2012, 11:21:15 pm
What?!? ???
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on August 24, 2012, 11:33:35 am
Got a few items in the post today,
Already fitted the original wipers before vwfest but..
Got a set of brand new wing mirrors, mine were dying (drivers side was very lose and the mirror had like corroded away. (paint on both was horrible)

Got a brand new rear polo_G40 badge from ebay ;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-POLO-MK2-TYP-86C-2F-POLO-G40-REAR-BADGE-CHROME-RED-/330762820007?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4d030019a7#ht_1044wt_1163

I thought it wouldnt be real, but turns out the be the real deal, so get them while you can :)

replaced the numberplate recess black background vinyl, brand new pedal rubbers and a brand new front G40 badge

Will get pictures to make it more interesting soon.  ;)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SuperMario on September 12, 2012, 05:46:11 pm
I was at the nurburgring for this show, but I received a picture of your car from my mate who went, saying he found a beautiful G!  So kudo's to you!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on September 12, 2012, 06:02:07 pm
thanks supermario, received quite alot of nice comments for it.
Would of been nice to see your G40 in the flesh it's an awesome colour, did you go around the ring in yours?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: SuperMario on September 13, 2012, 08:12:29 pm
yh i can imagine, the plastics are saying alot!
Na i would of loved to go in my polo, but i went im my mk2 scirocco. Got some great pics, but i wont hijack your thread =)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on September 15, 2012, 03:20:14 pm
you should make a thread ^^ i'd love to have a look through
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
Post by: Jester on September 15, 2012, 03:56:43 pm
right, not sure who really reads this but I thought i'd update it a little..

Fresh badges, kinda prefer the silver 'polo' rather than the older black I had, my brother hand painted the 'supercharged' one:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7988516113_a8ea02d94f_c.jpg)

Next up, was my birthday and my sister got me a 'stubby aerial and a fresh seal too  ::) (still needs a little work so it's consistent width)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/7988522234_be889d3c39_c.jpg)

the chap on eBay messed me around with the GT wheel so I've ended up just keeping the 300mm momo, hand painted the text red and put black bolts in, it'll do for now.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7988522084_88b4f7dfe7_c.jpg)

my boost gauge insert was a little naff and rushed before (made from a spare ash tray insert).
Anyway I had a spare parcel shelf which some guy had drilled 6x9 in so it was worthless anyway, I cut a square out the right size and drilled the 58mm? hole into it to fit the gauge, then i covered it with some random cloth stuff i found in the house, wrapped and glued and slots in nice with no need for bolts, can be adjusted whenever too;
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7988515681_5187a7cdd1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Freddy77 on November 10, 2012, 06:41:29 pm
That car looks soo good, how easy was the supercharged badge to hand paint as mine needs doing,
I like the touch up on the momo too looks really smart
Such a  clean body too
Love it
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Jezza-7 on November 10, 2012, 10:08:25 pm
What size your bbs?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on November 11, 2012, 09:40:33 am
Hi, thanks for the comment ;)
It's not easy to paint the supercharged badge, because it's a weird surface, when you paint onto it, it kinda sucks the paint to the center of each letter and leaves an uneven surface :s.
My brother had to do my to finish as it's quite frustrating. but i'm sure you'll manage it, its yours painted silver?

To answer jezza, the wheels on the first page are 13x5.5 original g40 wheels, but on the last few pictures (e38 ones) I've put 13x6 which were originally an extra option for the MK1 golf, or so i've read.

Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Freddy77 on November 11, 2012, 09:49:13 am
Yh mine is a silver one, I will manage it probably,
I like those bbs too they looked a lot smarter than standard
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on November 11, 2012, 10:44:38 am
Yea, I think the little extra dish really helps on the 13x6ers'.. Your badge looks pretty good in silver to be honest  ;D
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Freddy77 on November 11, 2012, 11:46:57 am
Well hopefully I will get a new rear badge when I'm feeling
A bit more flush, then the silver badges will match
But there are many more things to sort first. Mainly the engine
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: G40BLUE on November 13, 2012, 06:40:54 am
Hello,
could you please tell what suspension you have? Because I want to lower my car as yours.

Thanks in Advance,
Gblue
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on November 13, 2012, 08:08:43 am
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Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: dub-disaster on November 23, 2012, 09:51:58 am
I've got a gt wheel if you wanna swap for that and some cash your way for your momo drop me a pm
Title: Re: My Polo G40 - G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on February 21, 2013, 05:24:51 pm
Testing some new wheels today i've got lined up.. looking ok so far, offset leaves them very close to the calipers ;s

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8495775152_caa0288ca6_c.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40
Post by: z3i on February 21, 2013, 07:11:59 pm
BBS Mahle's? had these on my mk2 golf, i loved them :) one of my fav wheels. look lush on your polo :D
how wide are they? assuming they are the 13" version
Title: Re: My Polo G40
Post by: SuperMario on February 22, 2013, 05:09:52 pm
I hope I get to bump into this at some point this year, any ideas what shows you plan on attending?
Title: Re: My Polo G40
Post by: Jester on March 14, 2013, 06:26:49 pm
Right, to answer the questions, they're 13x6 with ET 11, Pretty sure BBS mahle's are my favourite wheels.^

SuperMario, I should be at some shows this year, just attended Ultimate Dubs which was sweet, will hopefully be at Early Edition, E38 and maybe VWfestival.

Finally got the wheels sorted, me and my brother have had to mess around with them because of the weird offset, but finally settled on 20mm rear spacers and 8.5mm front spacers (wheels didn't fit over breaks). anyway I love them and i think it looks smart.
Title: Re: My Polo G40
Post by: Alex on March 14, 2013, 08:31:50 pm
Can't fault that!
Title: Re: My Polo G40
Post by: z3i on March 14, 2013, 09:35:48 pm
That looks gorgeous! that 2nd to last pic is now my laptop background :P
definitely my favorite mk2f ever. ive always liked them in red, it goes with the red strip and g40 lettering
looks amazing, you must be one happy chappy
Taylor
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on April 23, 2013, 09:44:12 pm
recent photos, one from elsecar mega meet.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8622507712_2479d2a4c9_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8675415167_ab9ef2c4e1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on April 23, 2013, 09:49:22 pm
Looks gorgeous!!
if say.. you ever wanted to sell those wheels.... i will buy them for bare cash!
seriously cant believe how lush this is!!
what back box is that?
this is inspiration! need to sort my bodywork out
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on April 23, 2013, 09:51:52 pm
Have you got a full build thread for this anywhere?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on April 23, 2013, 09:56:30 pm
^ thanks for the comments, nah no full build thread as such, not too good at keeping at stuff like that ha, the exhaust system and back box is PSD.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on April 23, 2013, 10:02:51 pm
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Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on April 23, 2013, 10:21:36 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8676572486_2c3553698f_c.jpg)


any chance of a bigger pic? would like this as my back ground :D
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 17, 2013, 04:18:53 pm
Haven't updated this in a while, car's been off the road for a few months having some bits done to it.

Replaced cambelt/waterpump
Toothed pulley kit (65mm)
Replaced distributor
New coolant bottle :D
got original airbox + tube of some nice people on here!
full charger rebuild by Pete Mirfin, couldn't thank him enough for his kindness and helpfulness, he got me the toothed kit, pump and cambelt also.
the result is really good and it runs really nicely - Just had it's MOT today and passed fine, so thanks Pete :)

Anyway I decided to give it a good clean and took a few photos of it after a short drive;

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/9306247007_3800a774ca_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/9309030242_3aba9cbefc_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/9309030058_69efe31f91_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/9306246473_0ca5847e56_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/9309029830_4a849950ef_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on July 20, 2013, 05:39:02 pm
Haha my mate bought some wheels of you bro yesterday :P said your car was clean as anything!
i hear your going to edition? See you then hopefully :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 20, 2013, 06:27:56 pm
haha as if, yea he bought some banded steels for his mk1 apparently, my brother said the chap was saying his friend has a sweet g40 (assuming he means yours? :D)

Yea i'm at edition, we'll have to meet up :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on July 20, 2013, 06:39:12 pm
Yep lol :P did he show any pics of his mk1? Is lush!
he said to me i went and picked some wheels up yesterday and the guys bro has an immaculate red g40, and yours sprung straight to mind :D

yeah definitly man! you should park yours in the main event!

ill get dan to ring your brother :D i will hopefully be taking my G depending on wether or not i get my ppp exhaust or not in time :S is gonna be close!
Haha small world, those banded steels look sick on dans mk1
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 20, 2013, 07:42:07 pm
Not sure, I was at home and he turned up quite late at night. last year it was in show&shine bit but only 1 e38 crew member was interested ~ Stu - he owns a green T reg g40 in bits!

be good to see some more g40's so hopefully yours will be there! :). you think he'll bring his mk1?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on August 02, 2013, 08:40:18 pm
Hopefully lol, its getting pretty dam close! im going over this weekend to get it running and sort all the engine bits as it hasnt been run for over 2 years!!

still got a shed load of interior to fit, run new brake lines as he doesnt have any, sort suspension. soo much to do! and tax, mot and insure it!!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 08, 2013, 09:45:21 pm
Not really an interesting update(not sure many people read this), had a great weekend at Edition 38, finally got around to removing my tints.

picture from Edition 38 that my friend took;
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/9658581092_2a664ba8c3_b.jpg)

Picked a set of front headlight protectors up, in original box/instructions - tried them out, excuse phone picture.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/9663656614_f5b0191591_b.jpg)

Got a couple of plans for over winter, going to be replacing my suspension and making a start on another interior, generally maintain it.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 19, 2013, 05:57:22 pm
Gave it a clean before winter time;

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/10364555405_e15694dbe1_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/10364760203_d320a1e241_b.jpg)

bought this today off Will on here;

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/10364639486_c54d85a105_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on October 19, 2013, 07:48:24 pm
Looks absolutely stunning mate, rocker cover is awesome too! Are you going to colour code it?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 20, 2013, 07:38:42 pm
Thanks man, really appreciate it :)

well, was thinking of red, but maybe just stick with the original satin silver to match the throttle body/charger etc  ???
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on October 21, 2013, 12:53:41 pm
I would keep it silver. but thats me. If you want to let your old shiny rocker cover go. give me a shout
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on October 21, 2013, 01:59:38 pm
Thats why I sprayed mine alloy silver :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on October 21, 2013, 03:15:46 pm
Did you rattle can it? looking at sprucing mine up!! Bath it in chemicals first or a straight up respray?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on October 21, 2013, 05:42:13 pm
Yeah I got some decent Aluminium alloy spray of ebay. Mine was polished before I sprayed it so I just roughed it up pre paint. Couple of coats and its spot on -ish
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on December 03, 2013, 03:06:08 pm
So small update, been gathering piles of new bits and slowly sorting it out with the help of my brother, got round to spraying up the rocker cover and fitting that, massive improvement and the colour came out nice.. most recent bay photo.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/11190313355_3952ae944a_b.jpg)

cleaned up all the arches and waxoiled them.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/11190355736_62e9486957_b.jpg)


going be sweet once it's got all new parts on it, painted up some bits, arb, brake calipers, struts etc just to freshen them up, will keep updates coming of progress.  :)

 
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on December 03, 2013, 04:26:18 pm
Looking really good dude   8)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: SuperMario on December 03, 2013, 06:39:48 pm
The bay looks very nice! Few bits on the car out of my taste, but it's not mine!
Keep up the good work
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on December 14, 2013, 07:52:17 pm
cheers guys,

Little update, fitted my new wheel bearings and hubs.. also sanded and painted up my struts so they look half decent with just the calipers left to go on (waiting for new bolts)
Got the front suspension on with the new shocks, springs, top mounts - thanks to Pete again for helping me with parts.

Not a very clear photo but you get the idea.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/11371771686_3f1f082d62_b.jpg)

Also fitted the ARB blocks I got from PPP.

Hopefully be making a start on the rears next weekend if all goes well.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Yoof on December 15, 2013, 09:25:07 pm
I feel bad for supplying ARB blocks in white, not black or red  ;D

Looks sweet- very clean  :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on December 27, 2013, 11:00:22 am
Another little update, finally got the car all back together working sweet, ride height and comfort is much better. No photos though as the weather is naff so cars still tucked up in the garage  ;D

In other updates, got some yummy bits for christmas (some mentioned earlier)
Genuine headlight protectors, some genuine 6x4 rear speakers from a mk2 golf and a couple of other g40 related bits :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3746/11581982393_1d18b73921_b.jpg)

Now just looking forward to better weather
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Alex on January 04, 2014, 10:13:33 pm
I've got that magazine somewhere. It's disappeared into my many boxes of stuff and hasn't resurfaced since we moved. I've got one with the old new Beetle concept on the cover too, from 1994.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 07, 2014, 12:12:54 pm
So finally had a dry day so thought I'd take it for a short drive just to run it, drives sweet, I took my camera with the intention of getting some photos, but only managed one before the battery died  :-\

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11817067414_1709191e6e_b.jpg)

It's probably at it's best right now, but there's still some more things I want to do. :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: PeteG40 on January 07, 2014, 12:34:33 pm
ditch the mesh - but otherwise sweet!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 07, 2014, 01:29:26 pm
^^ thanks Pete, yea the mesh is lame (previous owners work, like all the rest i've had to re-do  ::)).. I am on the hunt for a whole new bumper really.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on January 07, 2014, 01:41:56 pm
I was thinking about fog lights.. But I think these bumpers look better untouched
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 30, 2014, 03:30:09 pm
Bit of an update, picked up a PPS subframe of tom on here for a good price. made a start on sanding it down as it was bright pink! (not my cup of tea) ~ I will make it black.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/12221683645_e283ecdb0d_b.jpg)

Then managed to source a set of these in sweet condition, just need a little clean;

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/12221860563_c7c25a7be5_b.jpg)

And a bit off topic but I'd been hunting for a 190E for quite some time and one popped up only a few miles from me, so when and checked it out.. turns out it was extremely mint and makes my G40 look naff :(.
Anyway it's now my daily cruiser ~ didn't really want a red but can't be picky with older cars!. Some pics.

It;s just the 1.8L 5 speed manual, so as slow as a tug boat.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/12221683155_929d415f34_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/12221682635_4d877dbea4_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/12222089364_beacaf6321_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/12221896784_279a1ba473_b.jpg)

It's so good to drive, now I can pretend to be in the DTM :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on January 31, 2014, 12:27:13 pm
Ha that BMW is a good looking car. Love a good cruiser, my first car was a Volvo 740 GLE. Absolute drinker though.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on January 31, 2014, 06:26:44 pm
Bimmer looks soooo clean man, I hope you got it at a steal!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2014, 07:48:28 pm
Bimmer/BMW - am I the only one that can see pics of a tidy Merc?  ;)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 31, 2014, 07:54:50 pm
^^ haha yea it is a merc, tom it's worth a lot less then it looks tbh
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on January 31, 2014, 08:04:26 pm
Well this is awkward. Proof that degrees don't mean owt.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on February 01, 2014, 07:31:48 am
Hahaha!!!!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on February 02, 2014, 07:32:12 am
Woops :D

German executive branding issue, fail on my part haha
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Lionheart on February 02, 2014, 07:04:40 pm
Brill combination though a 190e cossie and a G would make a great pair!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Alex on February 02, 2014, 10:12:40 pm
Loving the 190!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on March 06, 2014, 09:42:44 pm
How hard is your suspension mate? Put my new wheels on and they catch, dont really want to roll the arches, have you rolled yours? Maybe I should go harder springs...  Hmmm
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 07, 2014, 08:23:10 am
My suspension has no give at all on the front, rears used to catch on the koni shocks/springs but now doesn't.

Aren't your new wheels 14's?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on March 07, 2014, 10:15:56 am
Yeah they are, but my wheel arch gap looks similar to your 13's
I turned up the damping 5 clicks on the rear and it was rock solid, bounced everwhere, was horrible, if anything it made it worse, seem to catch more!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: PeteG40 on March 07, 2014, 10:42:45 am
Can u not get a machine shop to turn a couple of mill off the hub to take em in a bit.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 07, 2014, 10:44:05 am
Are they just straight on as well with no spacers? what tyre sizes did you get?.
they're ET26 them comps if I remember right? so shouldn't really rub, would be rubbish if you had to get camber shims or had to roll the arches :s

..or what Pete said.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on March 07, 2014, 11:39:39 am
Yeah that's not a bad idea, got 20mm spacers on the rear and none on the front, rears have a little poke, maybe get a 15mm spacer? I really don't want to roll them as they are good condition

The offset is confusing as fuck, says 14-35 et, so what the hell does that mean lol, I went for 195/45 toyo's look awesome :D
The thing is I like that the rear j's slightly wider than the front
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: PeteG40 on March 07, 2014, 11:51:16 am
Get 15mm spacers? Or try 2x5mm one side to see first.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 07, 2014, 12:07:16 pm
14-35? maybe the 14 is the diameter.

If they're ET 35 i'm not surprised they're rubbing on a 6.5J with 20mm as mine are ET11 with 20mm spacers :s
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on March 07, 2014, 01:31:21 pm
Nice one Pete :) I have those two 5mm spacers dosing about, I'll give that a go :)

I don't think that is the offset, it's only catching a little bit, right on the inner arch plastic, will get the belt sander and skim a little bit off to improve things
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: PeteG40 on March 07, 2014, 03:37:18 pm
14-35? maybe the 14 is the diameter.

If they're ET 35 i'm not surprised they're rubbing on a 6.5J with 20mm as mine are ET11 with 20mm spacers :s

Et11 stick out more than et35 though...
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 07, 2014, 03:42:37 pm
Oh yea sorry, brain dead

scrubbing has got to be related to the spring travel mainly. One of the main reasons I got harder springs was to stop my scrubbing.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on March 07, 2014, 04:33:25 pm
I'm worried about going to hard incase it bounces around lol. Just had another look and there is quite alot of poke, reckon they could go in a little

180lb springs on rear and 250 on front I think, front is quite alot lower yet it doesn't catch
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 10, 2014, 01:30:19 pm
well finally made the effort of fitting the stage 3 PPS subframe after painting it black.. terrible photos but sure most of you know how it looks.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/13059356553_88a676b3b7_b.jpg)

Gave it a clean/polish also;

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3322/13059357243_41e1f3dea3_b.jpg)

got hold of a tape holder thing to fill up the gaps in the dash.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3158/13059356463_c6494f2db4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on April 14, 2014, 10:28:47 pm
I attended the early edition show on the Sunday. Rather disappointed this year this show was a lot smaller, starting to go of the vag shows recently to be honest haha.

Anyway thought I'd use the opportunity to use the G40, weather was nice so got a photo of it cleaned up :).

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5265/13856546285_a40ddd5d51_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on April 24, 2014, 09:13:25 pm
Looks awesome dude, how you finding the drive now with the frame? Much better isnt it!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: beeby11 on May 12, 2014, 09:20:27 am
saw this at early edition could not stop dribbling over it.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 20, 2014, 09:18:24 am
So little update - changed my wheels to a set of 14" Mahles to improve my ride height as the subframe was hitting the floor quite alot on the 13's

Happy with the look but the handling is rather compromised due to the tyre choice I feel, tyres for 14's are such a pain more so on bad offset wheels, not generally a fan of stretch either.
In order to stop them scrubbing on the front I had to change my brake carriers to VW1's which again seems to have made the brakes worse if that was even possible  :P

Couple of most recent photos.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3905/14775668927_efa4455bd6_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14775669057_da71735e9b_b.jpg)

Finally the fuel tank has begun to leak from the neck so going to take it off, try get another one.
Got some other bits planned too for over winter.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on August 20, 2014, 10:22:59 am
Love this car man! Enjoyed seeing you at the last 3 show visits haha. Arches need a bit of work I'd say then get some 185 50s and you will be much happier. Saying that it looks really nice currently and we dont drive like on G40 rally daily lol, well I might do every other weekend!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 20, 2014, 03:13:54 pm
Thanks Tom, appreciate it. Been great seeing yourself and so many g40s within the last month or so! really on the hunt for some corrado seats after sitting in yours too.

Will try to sort the ride/spring rates and such over winter. going to strip alot down and clean it out and set it up properly.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on August 20, 2014, 03:23:57 pm
Thanks Tom, appreciate it. Been great seeing yourself and so many g40s within the last month or so! really on the hunt for some corrado seats after sitting in yours too.

Will try to sort the ride/spring rates and such over winter. going to strip alot down and clean it out and set it up properly.

Taylor is flogging a set. Your G did look the part on Sunday, kicked me into properly starting my engine rebuild.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 20, 2014, 03:31:47 pm
Set of seats? gah but he lives so far away!..

Glad to hear you're still motivated Martin as I'm sure most would of sold up by now.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: z3i on August 20, 2014, 06:16:44 pm
Wow! Let's not get too excited here... I think you'll find its everyone on this forum that lives too far from me!

They are yours for £30 if you want to collect. They do make one hell of a difference!

Got an integra carbon fibre bonnet I'll chuck in for free too
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on August 20, 2014, 07:07:30 pm
Now thats a bargain :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on August 20, 2014, 11:57:18 pm
turn it into carbon fibre door cards  :D
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: SuperMario on August 23, 2014, 06:14:26 pm
Still havnt seen this in the flesh!! You going to edition38 show?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 23, 2014, 07:19:27 pm
I am but it's sat on axle stands now (no fuel tank/rear axle) so will be in the r32 for e38  :-\
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: SuperMario on August 23, 2014, 08:06:57 pm
Haha funny, ill be leaving the R32 at home! If you see my G let yourself be known,
It will be its first outing aince getting a MOT!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 14, 2014, 09:48:14 pm
Thought i'd update this a bit.. haven't had any time/money to really do much on it due to my mercedes dying so hunting for another car... anyway.

Dropped the fuel tank today to find a nice rusty hole from behind the filler neck pipe into the rear quarter. believe there was a metal pipe covering the return fuel line which has rusted away,

I've cleaned the area up. it's a bit awkward to weld in there so going to have fibreglass it up I think, but it could be worse. Can kinda see the hole on this picture if you look through the arch haha.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/15053181990_faa111a63c_b.jpg)

Started a bit of waxoyle and got a little carried away, need to drop axle/brake lines/fuel pump etc..out next weekend hopefully. getting some bits powdercoated.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/15053181750_765fbfbed0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Alex on September 28, 2014, 03:21:48 pm
Good work! Aiming to do mine at some point, it's just time. Or lack of it.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 28, 2014, 09:01:26 pm
Thanks Alex, still alot of work to be done, had a busy weekend on it - fully waxoyled underneath now

Stripped out firstly.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3917/15360654106_8bf10e9c1a_o.jpg)

I got some sound deadening/insulation stuff and laid it out after clearing up all the shell.

Didn't get many photos as didnt have SLR to hand, few after half carpet back in.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15360654036_a9bc1ac5ef_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15197073368_3a0fef1feb_o.jpg)

Still got to sort doors out as they're a bit of a mess, got new door seals fitted eventually and other half of carpet.

Also shortened the gearstick a little too. Just waiting on my fuel tank to start putting it back together, will get some better photos with slr next weekend if tank turns up.

Bit of topic but got a new daily as my 190e died.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15196983950_80f7a1c75a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on September 28, 2014, 09:17:41 pm
Looks spot on lad, is that just generic eBay deadening stuff!

Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Alex on September 28, 2014, 09:25:18 pm
You seem to be a step ahead of me on two fronts haha! I'm planning to put sound deadening material in the boot floor and rear footwells too.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 29, 2014, 07:34:09 am
It is yea Martin, didn't get much for the price, I got the thicker stuff that's usually used on campers and that. still got the doors, rear bootwell too. I laid it all the way upto the standard rubber/cloth under the dash.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 04, 2014, 10:32:32 pm
Got the car back together this weekend, fuel tank fitted, insulation finished with interior all back in, didn't get finished pictures as it was dark by the time It was done... but it's fresh  ;D.

Couple photos of when I got it running,

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/15417505716_377bf8748e_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15437387581_8f6ee050d7_o.jpg)

Some interior done...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15437387561_67ffc0bd9e_o.jpg)

I got new reg plates front and back, got brand new g40 front badge too.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15253874320_d33a45ce7c_o.jpg)

Picture of it finished.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15254061700_6a332aff44_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: dan182 on October 05, 2014, 09:41:24 am
Looks really smart
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 06, 2014, 08:59:39 pm
thanks, I gave it a ultra clean on Sunday and got a few phone pictures.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15275158899_de9946901a_o.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15458773451_1973e2b32a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: JoeH on October 09, 2014, 08:12:40 pm
Looks nice.

What effect does all the sound deadning give?
make it feel more refined?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 08, 2015, 07:53:27 am
..well haven't posted in this for a while.

JoeH - yea feels more refined, less can like I suppose.
-
Well weather was good yesterday so took the G40 out, been sat in the garage for quite a few months now!

Forgot how fun they are to drive, got some pictures,

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8644/16744529865_4962469eff_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8653/16743350451_a1b24c68aa_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8643/16537269427_5fa9054183_b.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: dougstar21 on April 19, 2015, 05:35:03 pm
This is genuinely one of my favourite mk2f polos. Clean, tidy and tasteful. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on April 20, 2015, 05:44:59 pm
Hope to see you and your bro at some shows again this year dude!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: dougstar21 on April 20, 2015, 10:16:56 pm
I love this picture. For me this picture tells a story.

It doesn't just show a car. It shows a lifestyle, if that makes sense.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15254061700_6a332aff44_b.jpg)

Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 13, 2015, 07:47:45 am
So I had a day out at SamG40's and bought some fk Konigsport coils

I had a temporary set of PhilJ shocks/springs on mine. (horrible ride)

Anyway this is how I got them:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/417/19468151209_29f36bcdc4_b.jpg)

Stripped them down, sanded old paint off and greased up the threads, then gave them a new coat of paint:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/19468132669_0c99d01109_b.jpg)

Rears fitted ( touched up paint again once set to usable height):

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/355/19468133539_258d70412b_b.jpg)

Photos of the front is poor as it was late/dark by the time we'd done, I only painted the shock on these as the helpers seemed fine, painted strut too:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/268/19628543916_a1c25398dc_b.jpg)

And with the help of my brother and a bit of tweaking it ended up like this:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/385/19643310425_46fa38929d_o.jpg)

It can obviously go lower, but the offset on my wheels is preventing that and I don't want my tyres mashed up, I just want the previous gap slightly reduced and a much better ride quality!

I'm sure it'll settle a bit.

Thanks  8)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on July 13, 2015, 11:38:18 am
Top work lad
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 01, 2015, 09:01:30 pm
Well took it to FittedUK, my brother got some photos!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/265/20036653126_8ced50d6b8_h.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/307/19876258559_5010d64b0a_h.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/385/19440288514_abc90aca8a_h.jpg)

-
Have since raised the coilovers a little bit, I've fitted the original ARB and blocks back on, given it a full service.. running pretty good now!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: SamG40 on August 02, 2015, 11:56:45 am
Very good. How are the coilies now you've driven on them a bit more? Have you fitted that GT inlet yet?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 02, 2015, 01:02:58 pm
Much better then my previous suspension, they have quite a bit more travel which is why i'm having to wind them up!

yea fitted the GT inlet yesterday, haven't really driven it since then though
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on August 29, 2015, 12:44:09 pm
Some pictures from vwfestival... next stop e38 hopefully.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/576/20635561566_476b3e2df3_h.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/20661827885_2927e4658b_h.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 08, 2015, 12:55:22 pm
Bit of an update on progress with this:
--
Went to Pete's with my brother and got some bits,

NOS VW radiator
NOS Polo 86c rubber mats, fronts and backs with seat clips  ;D
A rear boot carpet from a 29k g40 apparently
Some more steering arms
Intercooler pipe
Injector jackets

Probably some other stuff to but i've forgotten..

Rad and the mats

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5723/22022425762_a4e378aa37_o.jpg)

Resprayed my fan housing and fitted to rad

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5780/21411962064_ef6b2c32f7_o.jpg)

Resprayed this elbow while I was at it to clean it up a bit

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/735/21846914548_269d3e72ff_o.jpg)

Then I gave the car some proper Waxoyl cover, rear beam a bit of a paint just to smarten things up, I need to reseat my exhaust with new clamps and rubbers as it took a bit of a beating on the way to e38.

Gave my arch's a bit of a clean up and also, will need to set coilovers up once I've fitted my wheels as I've returned back to the original 13 ra's with some 175/50/13 yoko's

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5675/21411962744_79dedb8957_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5659/21413616623_8a784edcbd_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5771/21846913688_b1b573303f_o.jpg)

Wheels need a bit of a clean and got some new centres lined up for them hopefully

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/658/22044676681_6f6f73dff1_o.jpg)

And this is my engine bay at the moment, currently waiting for a new thermostat housing then I can put it back together, i've also given my rocker another spray of paint just to smarten it up.

I got hold of a battery cover too, believe it's of a mk4 golf though so it's quite big, will need to tweak it a bit.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5716/21846596230_ab9c1667ba_o.jpg)

Not the most exciting update but more will follow in time, just trying to clean it up.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: JoeH on October 08, 2015, 08:23:28 pm
What waxoyl did you go for?
looks like a nice coverage.
I like Dynax S50 or UB
Some swear by dinitrol
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 08, 2015, 10:45:36 pm
I've used Hammerite  waxoyle , always have! Tin and brush for the archs, spray cans for the underside.. I did it all lying on the garage floor  :(
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on October 11, 2015, 07:51:02 pm
Another update,

Bought these random sponge things of here a while back, didn't really know where they went... however noticed on my golf today it the same things to stop the parcel shelf tilting up and down over bumps, looking at my g40s boot I noticed to sticky areas and on the parcel shelf there's like to outer notches, so..

Two areas were like this on the boot, both have the little metal spikes and the notches on the parcel shelf meet up with it.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5827/21908606099_3957b4c144_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/602/22069337366_77be33a100_o.jpg)

Now when boot closed matches up level and stops parcel shelf movement up and down over bumps, who knows if this is right but all kinda makes sense  ;)

See the notches on the shelf here kinda, this also shows the fresh boot carpet from Pete. (cheers Pete)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/776/21474379563_861b1c49e2_o.jpg)

Engine bay now all sorted, missing one jubilee clip from boost pipe which is in the post.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5815/22083016162_f9dd494ae3_o.jpg)

Put my wheels on with some new centre caps, car and wheels still need a proper clean, I've raised the coilovers to what should be a good drivable height.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/675/21907344940_b7f46ea9dc_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5636/21907344140_15aacf03be_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/748/21908606939_bfe711e237_o.jpg)

Rich helped me reseat my exhaust with new clamps/hangers and it's sitting much higher and nicer now.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5639/21474708833_23a18fe1f2_o.jpg)

Built up the courage to open the NOS mats haha, also got some mudflap 'polo' inserts of Pete which were brand new and slightly modified them to fit the mats, looks quite smart.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5618/21474377883_96680e95b3_o.jpg)

Fixed my heater, just need to get my radio working as it's stuck showing 'code' again even though i've already put it in  :(

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: schneil on January 10, 2016, 04:39:35 pm
Another update,

Bought these random sponge things of here a while back, didn't really know where they went... however noticed on my golf today it the same things to stop the parcel shelf tilting up and down over bumps, looking at my g40s boot I noticed to sticky areas and on the parcel shelf there's like to outer notches, so..

Two areas were like this on the boot, both have the little metal spikes and the notches on the parcel shelf meet up with it.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5827/21908606099_3957b4c144_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/602/22069337366_77be33a100_o.jpg)




Where did you get the sponge thingys from?  I'm missing them as well and I hate the shelf rattling on bumps
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 10, 2016, 10:20:31 pm
I got them off here about a year ago, can't exactly remember off who but they were practically brand new. you could probably make them yourself out of some very tough sponge, the parcel shelf doesn't budge an inch when they're on though!

I saw a polo on ebay with 16k miles on and even that had one missing!..so they must of all just evaporated early on.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: schneil on January 11, 2016, 07:44:58 pm
Yeah it might have to be a DIY job.  I found the part number though 871867759.
How do they attach, are they just glued on?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on January 11, 2016, 10:40:34 pm
Oh nice one on finding the part code, could be useful to some.. mine came with double sided adhesive tape on them.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on February 16, 2016, 01:59:57 pm
Well after many months of been tucked under it's cover finally got a fantastic day to take the G40 out  8)

Drove perfectly, exhaust occasionally catches on some bumpy roads but I'm hoping to get a full custom one built up in the near future!.. I got some pictures of it covered in dust and mud on my phone:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1669/24973113711_615575a616_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1636/25066415965_f079ecf7d4_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1541/24435750374_255267e031_o.jpg)

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Rich got me some metal black wheel bolt covers too but haven't fitted them yet

Thanks  :P
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on May 29, 2016, 12:04:12 am
Took the G40 out today for a bit, currently borrowing Rich's 14 RA's on 195/45 proxies which give a sweet ride.

Bit grubby but got a couple pictures of how it's sitting.

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MOT time soon, done less than 800 miles this past year  :( :(
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 17, 2016, 08:27:14 pm
So G40 went through it's MOT fine  8)

Gave it a wash and a proper polish as it's probably been a good year since. couple of pictures I got today:

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I'd been craving another Coupe for a while now and one came up which was exactly what I'd been waiting for in terms of spec and colour + it's an extremely clean example (my mk3 golf was costing me too much so that's now gone)

Anyway I picked it up standard and I've literally just washed & polished, tidied, serviced it, put my 13 Ra's on with yokos'.  Here are some pictures of it

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Pretty boring update  :-X

Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 08, 2016, 07:17:39 pm
Bit of an update,

Been looking for a set of new wheels for a bit, toying with the idea of 15's and quite an unusual set turned up for sale close by so took the plunge.

Canonica/Fondmetal 15x7 4x100 wheels, pretty rare set of Italian racing wheels. I've put some 165/45/15's on there too.

Here are some recent photos;

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I'm loving the way it looks currently, was unsure on the white against red but it's grown on me...haven't driven it on them yet though  :-\

Thanks.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Yoof on September 08, 2016, 08:25:05 pm
Looks photoshopped  :o (I realise it's not)

Prefer it with the BBS - but each to their own!  :)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on September 08, 2016, 08:57:39 pm
Not going to lie, the white on red looks good. And hella retro wheels
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 09, 2016, 08:25:16 am
Looks photoshopped  :o (I realise it's not)

Prefer it with the BBS - but each to their own!  :)

Haha i'll take that as a compliment! I agree they aren't going to be to everybody's taste!

Not going to lie, the white on red looks good. And hella retro wheels

Cheers Martin, thought you'd like them  ;D

one more for the new page:

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Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Dipesh on September 13, 2016, 01:37:21 pm
Lovely cars.

Do any of them have any arch work at all or are they standard?

Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 13, 2016, 05:08:47 pm
Cheers, arches are still standard bodywise but the arches have been rolled on the inner lip & also no arch liners in the front.
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on March 19, 2017, 09:33:56 am
So..the 15's didn't last too long  :-X

I saw Sam had put up his 14" Compomotive Mo5's up, I'd always wanted a set so I made a trip to his which is always fun ~ cheers for the cup of tea  ;D

They're 14x6 ET38 I believe and my brothers been kind enough to give me a set of 195/45/14 Toyo Proxies so got them on. I've raised the car around 20-25mm just to help as it was awfully low on the 15's.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2930/32680915804_e0d9f0c870_h.jpg)

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I'm kinda liking the white still but I may potentially invest in getting them powder coated silver, I'm also most likely going to get myself some centre caps.. probably just some simple black ones. Feel like I should probably settle on a set of wheels haha

Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: SamG40 on March 19, 2017, 01:40:30 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on March 19, 2017, 05:34:20 pm
Good call, I like it alot
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Etches on May 16, 2017, 07:21:01 am
Great on M05's dude!
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on May 28, 2017, 08:07:24 pm
Cheers Tom, you've been quiet for a while.. you still got your turbo'd G??

Fitted new front wheel bearings and hubs today as my old ones were shot, MOT again next month or so..time goes so fast; also fitted a splitter same as my brothers as I liked the look  8)

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Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on July 29, 2017, 03:03:23 pm
Well passed MOT for another year.. finally got some centre caps and stickers for the Compomotives. Struggled to find the more common decal that would fit as the spokes are smaller on the 14's than the 15/16/17's so ended up with some  that are a bit more retro, but i think they suit it well. Also fitted the wheel bolt caps on too.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4302/36106269241_b5049e43a2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 01, 2017, 09:25:50 am
Gave it a clean the other week before sticking it back in the garage  ???

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Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: physicsfool on September 01, 2017, 10:47:33 am
Red car and white wheels is an excellent combo in my humble opinion. And looking clean as ever. Whats next on the cards for it?
Title: Re: My Polo G40 KCK
Post by: Jester on September 16, 2017, 01:47:38 pm
Red car and white wheels is an excellent combo in my humble opinion. And looking clean as ever. Whats next on the cards for it?

Cheers man, umm not sure really I've finally got it to a point where there isn't much else i'd want to do other than use it. Wouldn't mind a new proper built up exhaust or hangers as mine tends to knock against the exhaust tunnel  :-\

Took it out today and got a picture;

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4346/37087214322_0f2eeea4fa_h.jpg)