Tim's Fabia vRS

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:15 am

Few small updates, went back to a scrapping vRS which is fairly local to pick up some plastic bits:

My old scabby boot trim:
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improved one:
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Previous owner must have had a dog, this is the bottom passenger B pillar trim
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old v new
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I've still gotta find a glovebox lid, then they're all replaced.

Also, this was bugging me on the drivers side door seal
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So I got a new one
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Icing on the cake though, my steering wheel arrived! from an Octy on here, standard wheel retrimmed in Bentley leather
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Old v new
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fitted
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I absolutely love it! Finishes off the interior lovely, the leather feels amazing, really smooth.

Will get some proper pictures of the interior when I've had the last bits and bobs glossed black.

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby 6N2 GTI 00 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:20 pm

Nice work Tim :) that steering wheel looks awesome

Top marks again for the attention to detail, looks like its going to be another stunner like your old GTI.
Do you still keep in touch with the person who bought it?

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks mate appreciated - its slowly getting there!

No i bought it from a trader, previous owner was an older doctor apparently?

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:41 pm

Did some work on my sub box today.

Measured up to trim down excess
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Trimmed
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Cut down some 12mm MDF for the front, did a trial fit, lovely a snug under my shelf!
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I applied a 3rd coat of fibre glass all round, then Cut an MDF top down to size and fitted
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There's an obvious discrepancy between the MDF top and fibre glass, but the when I merge the FG to the MDF with 2 layers in and out it will eliminate these

Sub hole cut out (yes, my first wonky counter sunk holes were drilled in the wrong place!)
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My plans were to have the sub sitting flush with the front, but unfortunately I just haven't got space!! Even with the hole for the sub as far along as possible, there isn't enough room to clear the arch, here's how it sits unflushed
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To get it flush would involve making the sub box larger by re-shaping the sides. I'm gonna leave it as it is, as I don't want it protruding into the boot any more.

I cut a cardboard stencil to take the shape of the final side, and fibre glassed it
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Not much left to do now. I've just ordered some more fibreglass to bond the MDF to the existing fibre glass, then felt it and fit terminals and sub!

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby JackClap » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:19 pm

Love this!
And is the sound proofing very effective? Something worth doing?

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:56 am

Hi mate,

Yes it makes a tonne of difference.

Not only to blocking out exterior sounds, and decreasing vibrations within the car from the speakers. But it also gives the car a nice feel. When I close my car boot and front doors, it feels like a solid well built car.

I worked out the other day that the sound proofing owes me 13.3kg. So I'm definitely going to go ahead and remove the back box to compensate.

May as well update whist I'm here:

Been a little busy with work, but did some more work on the box, nearly there now.

First layer of the missing side done (I have since added two more coats and masked over the lip picture here)
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top smoothed over
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Hole drilled for wire connectors
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I loosely measured the internal volume, 25 litres. Just a little over manufacturers recommendation; perfect!
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All sanded down and ready for carpet.
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I'm now sporting a 9N3 polo rear wiper

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The more I looked at the wiper blank, the more it just looked naff. This has more on an OEM appeal. Plus with the amount of motorway miles I do, no wiper was becoming a bit of an annoyance.

I also sound proofed the tailgate before re-fitting:
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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Endi_GTI » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:01 am

Nice work as usual Tim 8)

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:38 pm

Thanks mate B)

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Godderz23 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:33 pm

Everything you do to your cars is superb.

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:07 pm

Thanks man! means a lot. How's your car going?

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tmwarner » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:59 am

Hi Tim,
Want to say the car looks awesome, especially the interior!
Also wanted to ask you where you got the under parcel shelf cubby hole?
Thanks man.

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:19 pm

Thanks mate,

It was bought off a user on here, originally fitted a 6N2 polo. Have never seen another one before!

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby JackClap » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:16 pm

That auto switch on light kit, is that something easy to get hold of?

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby Tim_GTi » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:13 am

Yep a briskoda user sells them!

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Re: Tim's Fabia vRS

Postby JackClap » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:05 pm

Cheers mate, took a while but managed to find him. :)


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