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Well I've owned the car since July 2011 and have been making changes and taking photos ever since but never got round to starting a build thread. Nearly a year later I'd better get started!

Got lots of plans for the car and lots of parts stacking up.

July 2011 - Viewing

First off a few photos from when I went to view the car prior to purchase. It'd been sitting on someones drive for over six months so looked a bit neglected.

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Just under 80k miles.

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What a state the bay was in.. [+o(]

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Anyhow I knew the car was the one for me and was an ideal base. Got the car for a good price via eBay (apparently I was the only one who turned up to view) and picked it up the next weekend from near Oxford. The drive home was a little scary as it was making all kinds of creaking and squeaking noises from not being driven in so long but took it easy and had no problems.

July 2011 - It began..

Gave the whole car a pretty good clean and it started to feel mine!

Engine got a wipe over..

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Sat ready to start receiving parts from my v5 Bora (sold shortly after v6 purchase)

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Headlights + 5.5 litre washer bottle swap over - was a pig to get fitted in v5 but my god on the v6 it was near impossible to squeeze in. Lost a fair bit of skin from my hands that day.. [brick]

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Got the bay a lot cleaner and replaced the horrible orange coolant bottle as well.

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Replaced a faulty drivers door module!

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Replaced all pads

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Trial fitted my BBS CH's but didn't like the look of them so they were sold.

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Fitted my MFD (version D) and FUNK button front on ESP switch

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Fitted a green filter

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Had a engine light which soon went away (think it was just where crap had sat in the exhaust for months)

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How it looked then..

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September 2011

Fitted a carbonio cai. What a sound that makes.. [In-love]

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Purchased some genuine R32 Aristo's

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Then as the weather started to get better I noticed a serious problem.. neither cooling fans were working. Local VW specialist charged me £70 to diagnose that the fans needed replacing. I got both the fans from VW and replaced myself. Fans still failed to work (lost a bit of confidence in that garage..). I then replaced the fan controller and both kicked in as they should. A few expensive weeks!

As the bank balance was stretched anyway I treated myself to one of these to cheer myself up..

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Now this is where the dates get a bit hazy but between then and now...

I started collecting OEM xenon parts as I plan to do a full retrofit including auto-leveling at some point.

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Got a MPG high score!

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Picked up a full FIS sport cluster and a half height R32 cluster and sent off to Ray (aRd) to work his magic. Got a full FIS R32 cluster back and I made up the wiring to enable.

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Got two US spec key fobs from B4DVW and sent them up to Ray (aRd) to be coded to my car with boot and panic buttons working. Also sent him my convenience module to have auto windows enabled. Really can't express just how helpful Ray is, top guy!

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Got a newer style V6 engine cover from John (Yohan) which I think makes a big difference. Also replaced the coolant + oil caps with newer style ones.

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R32 Aristo's cleaned up and flatted back for new paint. Light grey/putty white to start followed by a clear pearl high gloss. Photos don't the gloss justice but will add more when all finished and re-fitted to the car. First one:

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And the other four left to do.. (Yes four, I've bought a spare so I can have a full size spare in the boot. Will have to build a custom enclosure for it but I've also got 2 Audi A3 boot subwoofers I might try and work in..)

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Geoff , good to see a build thread from you [Y].

I've got a soft spot for black Bora 4mo [In-love].

Looking forward to seeing more of the OEM+ touches
 

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While I'm waiting for photobucket to upload more photos!

Other things done so far that I can remember that I didn't photograph..

Wiring fitted for heated seats (Got some damaged R32 Konigs going in when I get them re-trimmed) - will find a photo later

Passat W8 overhead light re-fitted after removal from old car.

Passat mirror switch purchased ready for fitting.

Stubby lupo mirrors purchased just waiting for paint with Bora R bumper

Bora R fog lamps purchased.

Interior wood trim covered in 3M di-noc brushed aluminium.

R32 6sp gearknob/gaitor purchased.

Headlight protectors purchased.
 

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Geoff , good to see a build thread from you
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I've got a soft spot for black Bora 4mo
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Looking forward to seeing more of the OEM+ touches
Thanks Ray it was about time I did it, once I've got the bulk of it on here won't be so bad to keep it up to date! OEM+ is what it's all about. Looking forward to getting it all done properly. I'm becoming a proper weirdo now making sure all my wires are tucked away neatly when I do things!

Fitted triplex aerial base & got the mast thanks (again) to Ray for the part number.

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Started to retrofit OEM parking sensors last weekend

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but came across a large leak in the boot [:mad:] which I think is down to these two seals..

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so new ones have been ordered and will be replaced this weekend before I continue with the parking sensors.
 

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Did someone say OEM+ Bora 4 Mo? [:D]

Like what your doing Geoff and our cars specs will be quite similar when you fit some more of that stuff.. Do you need another pair of DSP speakers? I've got a spare pair that match yours, send me a PM if you like [Y]

Edit: forgot to mention I've also got an Audi woofer as you mentioned above, we'll have to share ideas/experiences of how they fit, I haven't tried yet..
 

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Here's some photos of the Konigs that'll be getting a full re-trim in the future when money permits..

The 'good one'

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and the 'not so good one'

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Hasn't actually gone through to the heating element but looks pretty bad. Not sure what the hell the previous owner had been doing but got a good price on them anyway. Actually I got these when I owned the last Bora so they've been sitting unloved for quite some time.. [O]
 

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Did someone say OEM+ Bora 4 Mo?


Like what your doing Geoff and our cars specs will be quite similar when you fit some more of that stuff.. Do you need another pair of DSP speakers? I've got a spare pair that match yours, send me a PM if you like


Edit: forgot to mention I've also got an Audi woofer as you mentioned above, we'll have to share ideas/experiences of how they fit, I haven't tried yet..
That's the plan! It's taking ages but I've had the car off the road for a few months which helps. Nice to be able to take my time with things. PM sent ref. the DSP speakers, thanks for the heads up.

Geoff
 
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