1M Cupra

Cuppyjoe

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Here's my little Cupra.

Bought it from a shoddy back street garage in Swindon but engine was puka and gave it a thorough once over before buying.

Needless to say, I was aware it needed some tlc. Amongst other things it was filthy, needed new brakes all over, full service and cambelt.

I've had it a few weeks now and so far have done:
- cambelt and water pump
- all possible servicing bits
- changed a split breather hose
- deep clean interior including wet vac
- fit brembo discs and pads all round
- replaced all faulty or broken interior switches
- new cup holder
- new (budget for now) head unit
- fit my pioneer champion series sub and amp
- new plates

There's a fair bit to do still but I have a toddler so progress will be steady.

Plans:
- fit splitter
- further clean interior
- rocker cover gasket needs changing
- rims of 18" variety... tbc
- coilies - undecided on brand
- stainless exhaust system
- remap, obvs
- r bumpers, maybe

Not got loads of pictures yet as wasn't planning on a build thread, thought i was too old for that
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Cuppyjoe

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Before and after underneath the rear bench. .

Once I figure out the easiest way to post a picture that's more than 1mb...
 

Cuppyjoe

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Someone who looks after their car is a nice thing to see.

You should head over to one of my favourite threads on cleaning haha https://forums.seatcupra.net/index.php?threads/what-are-you-using.445746/

There's always room for more cleaning products!
Epic cleaning artillery dude! Mine is way less, um, well just less :happy: The cupra is a little old and tired to warrant a huge amount on detailing but I will be giving it some more tlc in that respect soon. And when I have some time...
 

Cuppyjoe

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Had a dry spell this afternoon so had a crack at sorting out a leaky door. However, only did one as some cretinous moron had used some evil ineffective black stuff so had to remove that first.

The door speaker was hanging on by 1 screw and had no sealant so sorted that. Also cleaned out all the gunk in the channel so water can actually escape. Fingers crossed
 

bruceR

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Feel your pain mate, the best stuff is butyl tape for this - as you may already know.
Why do thick twats think that silastic is the way forward ???
Have fun with this.


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Cuppyjoe

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Feel your pain mate, the best stuff is butyl tape for this - as you may already know.
Why do thick twats think that silastic is the way forward ???
Have fun with this.

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Ha ha, that pretty well Sums up my rage about the situation. Yeah I've used the butyl tape. 1 down, 3 to go...

In other news, awaiting new steering wheel courtesy of Gumtree :drive2:
 

Cuppyjoe

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New steering wheel arrived, very good condition but I'll be spending a bit if time with some leather cleaner. Pics to follow.

Got another door sealed, thankfully this one was unmolested so a lot easier. You can see how it fails, the foam used to seal the door was perished around the bottom. Fingers crossed it stays dry!
 
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Cuppyjoe

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Been a while since I updated this. Mostly been maintaining the Cupra, apart from a couple of minor repairs. Anyway, all I've really done mods wise is a Ramair induction kit and a custom cat-back exhaust. Got some new wheels going on tomorrow which I'm rather stoked about and soon going to replace the shocks and springs for something a bit firmer and lower...
 

Cuppyjoe

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Got a few bits done on this car over the last few months (let's not talk about the suspension - updates soon!)

Lamin-x fogs
R Splitter
Plastidip Centre console
Rear badge remove / replace
Forge TIP

Some pics...
 
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