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Old 04-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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The dream build...

Right then new car new thread more money to spend

I think those who know me may have guessed the car i replaced the frankly ruined polo with.... yep its a 106

Before i get onto the new car id like to take a minute out to show the previous motors off

So where it all began, the 106 obsession started with this £150 ebay bargain when i was 12 years old, loved it to bits did a few jobs on it and sold it for a healthy profit to a nurse


A few cars later ( mk6 escort, rover metro and a saab 900s ) i picked up this little beauty, to me this car was the coolest thing going it was deafeningly loud low as anything and just soooo cool haha even though it had a shot release bearing



That car subsequently got swapped for this GTI with miss matched wheels no air filter no coilpack cover and a missing arch, still cool though and my favorite colour blaze yellow


A bit more swapping later and i got this mint condition low mileage quiksilver with a very chavy sunstrip lol



Sold that on for close to £1000 and was one of the best profits i made
Next i found this little 106 ski in a scrapyard for a couple hundred quid needing welding and a MOT which i did and sold it on



Was a little while then until i had my next 106 but this one was my biggest project and turned out rather nice in the end, deffinetly stood out haha




That got sold on and i bought this 1.1 gti replica with a badly dented door in many shades of blue haha



Which i then swapped plus a few hundred for this next GTI



The GTI donated all its engine and suspension for my favorite 106 nicknamed goldie which to this day i really miss



The next 106 was a runaround car i bought for when the polo broke down lol i still loved it even though the gear linkages kept popping off at the worst times



Next i bought this to make into a track car but never bothered



Again there was a big gap in between selling that one and buying the next one, this quiksilver was bought as a weekend toy while i had my focus, eventually got scrapped though



Next i got my mint low mileage GTI but i could never bond with this car because quite frankly i hate red cars they always look faded no matter how much you polish them haha, i was going to respray it but didnt want to spoil its originality so it got sold on




So 13 106s later we move onto the 14th which i shal update with momentarily



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Old 04-02-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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And it all starts again
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Woo hoo!! Good man Jim. Looking forward to the updates.

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So the new one, i picked up for £280 off a lovely old lady who let me have £10 off for fuel bless her haha its a 106 Extra time which was a limited edition made for 1 year, 1.1litres of pure power and very base model but very awesome, i picked it mainly for the colour and also for how extremely rot free it is, its amazing haha



The plans for this car i shal list at the end but for now it needed a very good clean so got on with it
Before




After





I spent most of my time on the interior though as there was 20 years worth of human slime and fag ash nestled in all the cracks and crevices

The steering wheel was the worst part literally coated in thick sludgy grime



After a couple testers



The whole wheel completed, took ages but its soooooooo much better




Next i focused on the horrid drivers seat, it was again thick with grime you couldnt even tell the pattern through the sludge


So started in small patches



And all done, still drying in the pictures so looks patchy


And lastly i scrubbed the door cards and gave it a thorough hoovering, for some reason the seats look dirty in the pictures but they look a lot better in person




Im sure youl agree its a million times better and it deffinetly smells a lot fresher now


So plans for this weapon

I want to do my dream 106 build on this one so im going to take the best parts from previous projects and build an amazing handling fast 106 tailored to me so its perfect starting with a base model

I plan it to be VTR engined but turbo, fully polybushed with GTI suspention all round, GTI bodykit and spoiler, team dynamics pro race 1.2 alloys with hi spec 4 pot brakes and much more

Got a lot to do so wont be a fast project but its going to be worth it will update soon


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Get in Jim, love a good 106! Get it posted
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Itís been said before but Iíll say it too...it all starts again! lol

Good luck with this one mate, plans sound amazing

Is it bad that I recognise most of those cars?!
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Itís been said before but Iíll say it too...it all starts again! lol

Good luck with this one mate, plans sound amazing

Is it bad that I recognise most of those cars?!


Haha i cant wait to get cracking to be fair and yeah haha most of there project threads are on here somewhere haha


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Nice to see you active again Jim.

14 106ís, thatís some going.
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