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  1. Doctor

    Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    As with the Audi A1, same with the Golf, I went for a modification i have been wanting to do for quite some time now, but never got to it, due to not having found the proper company to tick all the safety and quality issues for me. I received these June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr They even sent me my old web intact. June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr I wanted to install the new seatbelts, and also, remove the rear ones which are there for no reason. While i am at it, I would also change all the rear interior cards fittings with new ones. If anyone has experience from working on golf mkvs. he should know that in order to remove one thing, you have to remove ten more covering it like a domino. So you will see the amount of work it took, dont be surprised. This is where we started from June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Me and my MCM buddy got to work asap June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Removed passenger seat to gain access at the back June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Removed the lower cards June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr In order to get to the rear seatbelts, as well as the front ones And then the upper alcantara c pillars June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Removed them June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr So then, no seatbelts in the rear June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Old destroyed fittings June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr On a side not, i redid the rear badge - more subtle than total black June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed passenger side one June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr B-pillar installed June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Rear "door" card installed with new fittings June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then C-pillars as well June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Driver side installed as well June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Again, proper seatbelt installation through the seat June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Rear bench in place June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Rear net in place June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And that is how they came out on the Audi A1 June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers , I hope you also liked these Regards Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So something that i had been wanting to do for a very long time, but never went for it, simply because i hadnt found a company i could trust, due to safety issues, is the following task. I will let pics do the talking. How I received them. June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Amazing quality, they sent me my old web back as well all intact. June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Guess some shops in UK live up to their names, and their nation's honesty rather than being a fraud. Amazing quality, and what is more, they sent it, and requested money to be paid not later than 30 days after receiving the items. I mean, who does that. Amazing service. Lost no time and started installing them, after having used the car for about a week or so with the racing scroth harnesses. June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Mounted the seatbelt correctly this time, through the seat, like this June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr And this is how they look in the Golf, in the colour i chose for that interior. June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys, I hope you like them as well Regards Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    So I had some changes to the car's badging just to freshen things up a bit and customize the look even more. First inspiration was given by my other car, the blue Audi. It had this badging upfront on the RS4 Oem grille which i customized Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr So i thought i would keep the them on my little daily driver Audi as well given the grille was a bit naked. Purchased a generic RS4 badge from ebay and threw away the lettering. Left up with this which i would modify Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Painted the studs in black Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And trimmed the back plate to meet my grille openings Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Final Result was this. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Which I like very much Excuse the dirty car Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, I took inspiration from the new Audi A1 2018, which has from factory gloss black logos at the trunk , and also the new Audi badging for their models. Which is a little weird and hard to understand. So i looked further into it, and 40 TDI, means, 165 to 198hp, and ofcourse TDI engine. I liked the idea that this car didnt have this badging back then, and also that gloss black would not pop out on the gloss black trunk that I have at that specific area. What is more, it was gloss black from factory, which as we all know, doesnt look cheap, or chipped away like most of the time painted chrome does on these things even with a good prep. Downside was their price, which was out of this world. Guess they have hidden gold flakes in that paint, i dont know. At least I hope they do. Then, having debadged my car the first day i got it, like i always do, i didnt have measurement of where the badges go, which can drive me crazy if they are not where they should. So i asked the dealership body shop to give me some templates to use just to glue the new ones on. As expected they didnt have any, and told me they measured out of another car each time they would put badges on . I was like wtf. So i decided to make my own templates from a friend's Audi A1. First i had to remove this Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Started like this, with markings on standard places like the tailight Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Went to this and wanted to make some removable and re-usable Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr There Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now i would transfer it onto here and cut where the logo is Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Like this Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done passenger side Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Driver Side Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Both done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Passenger side, transferred and tape as a guide Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Installed Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Sit back and enjoy Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Exactly the look i was going after Driver side next Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Barely visible, like debadged even, yet it is there. Very subtle. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys I hope you liked this as well Regards Mike
  4. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    He never picks up phone calls. At least from my phone. Never. Also, he refuses to give me a phone number to go by and pick up the things he says they are ready. I doubt there are even things there. If there arent i want to file for theft of my steering wheel unless he sends me back a stock one. That is plus my full refund from paypal which i hope i will receive in total. The sad part is that i cannot do anything more from here. That is why i am asking for help from people there, car enthusiasts that i know that when they are genuine, they are to be trusted. Scumbags like this guy is the cancer of our communities.
  5. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    I dont know mate. Can't tell if it is the same guy. This guy is called Michael Ratcliffe or Ratcliff. Maybe the first part of his surname stands for something which i missed in the beginning.
  6. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Mate, you dont even have a clue of the hype on instagram, from Audi R8 users that got scammed from him. Also Alex Collins ex owner of an Audi S1 and currently and Audi TT 8S. The list is big. And it is getting bigger. I contacted Stockport - Manchester Police, and also filed a claim on Uk fraud. I cant believe this guy is getting away with it. I live in Greece and cant leave my work in the hospital for days to get there. I have to wonder though how someone doesnt get in his car and go to his address and take what is his. It is theft and scam at this point from his side, clearly.
  7. Doctor

    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Dougie hello, and thank you for your answer mate. Your story sounds more than familiar. In my case, it was lie after lie, hospitalization, family problems, then a guy with supposedly taken photos in a dslr which he couldnt get a hold of. I sent him new messages for someone to pass from where he lives to collect the items and pay him if they are ok, and he agreed and he said he will be there on friday. Then i asked for a phone number for my friend to call him, and he said he would give me the phone number another day, not today. I mean . . . . come on.
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    To who ever may help me on this issue i am having for the past 6 months. That is half a year. -I found, a guy on instagram, named kcarbon, aka, Michael Ratcliffe, who was doing cf skinning parts. After talking with him on some ideas, we agreed on doing parts for my Audi A1. First one, was the steering wheel i had retrofitted from an Audi TTs (8S), that we agreed i would ship to him in order to do the following. -Cf top and bottom -Alcantara sides with red stitching -Alcantara retrim of the already trimmed airbag -Cf airbag cover -Paint the airbag ring in gloss black. All these were agreed for a certain price, so i sent my steering wheel to Stockport, Cheshire where he is located. He received the complete package. Then, I put the first payment through paypal so that he can start working on it. We are now at 16 November 2018. He supposedly started working on it, and then on 21 of January 2019 he claimed the things were about to be ready, so asked for the second payment so as to complete. Again, no questions asked, i sent the payment again via paypal. So my payment was complete on January 2019. He sent me some pics of half-assed job on the steering whereas the other items were not done, and he said on the emails they are ready and i cannot see clearly. Whereas items were NOT touched. After enormous amounts of lies, on April, about 5 months later, i decide that i cannot take up any more lying, which included from hospital health issues, to family problems, to photos of the items that a guy with a dslr has, i file claims through paypal for my payments. When payment number 1 is issued back to me, he then remembers to do the items, to a very bad level of craftmanship, and demands money back in order to ship them. I have the second claim on paypal pending. After months of lying, i simply cannot send money again to this guy. There is a huge wave against him on instagram, from guys cheated and victims, known guys in the uk scene, with Audi R8s, Audi TTs, many many guys not having their parts and their money. I asked that he sent me the items ready, and a paypal invoice, but he simply wont go for it. So he is threatening me that he has my steering wheel, which you know how much it costs. I will probably get the full refund i paid for the service, but what i am asking from the UK car community is some help with this situation, someone living nearby, or being able to help in any way. It is very sad for us car enthusiasts to be scammed like that. I have talked with my country's police, with eu consumer services, and Uk Action Fraud and have filed reports. Please guys, if anyone can be of any help, please let me know. I appreciate it. Cheers Mike
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    Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    To who ever may help me on this issue i am having for the past 6 months. That is half a year. -I found, a guy on instagram, named kcarbon, aka, Michael Ratcliffe, who was doing cf skinning parts. After talking with him on some ideas, we agreed on doing parts for my Audi A1. First one, was the steering wheel i had retrofitted from an Audi TTs (8S), that we agreed i would ship to him in order to do the following. -Cf top and bottom -Alcantara sides with red stitching -Alcantara retrim of the already trimmed airbag -Cf airbag cover -Paint the airbag ring in gloss black. All these were agreed for a certain price, so i sent my steering wheel to Stockport, Cheshire where he is located. He received the complete package. Then, I put the first payment through paypal so that he can start working on it. We are now at 16 November 2018. He supposedly started working on it, and then on 21 of January 2019 he claimed the things were about to be ready, so asked for the second payment so as to complete. Again, no questions asked, i sent the payment again via paypal. So my payment was complete on January 2019. He sent me some pics of half-assed job on the steering whereas the other items were not done, and he said on the emails they are ready and i cannot see clearly. Whereas items were NOT touched. After enormous amounts of lies, on April, about 5 months later, i decide that i cannot take up any more lying, which included from hospital health issues, to family problems, to photos of the items that a guy with a dslr has, i file claims through paypal for my payments. When payment number 1 is issued back to me, he then remembers to do the items, to a very bad level of craftmanship, and demands money back in order to ship them. I have the second claim on paypal pending. After months of lying, i simply cannot send money again to this guy. There is a huge wave against him on instagram, from guys cheated and victims, known guys in the uk scene, with Audi R8s, Audi TTs, many many guys not having their parts and their money. I asked that he sent me the items ready, and a paypal invoice, but he simply wont go for it. So he is threatening me that he has my steering wheel, which you know how much it costs. I will probably get the full refund i paid for the service, but what i am asking from the UK car community is some help with this situation, someone living nearby, or being able to help in any way. It is very sad for us car enthusiasts to be scammed like that. I have talked with my country's police, with eu consumer services, and Uk Action Fraud and have filed reports. Please guys, if anyone can be of any help, please let me know. I appreciate it. Cheers Mike
  10. Doctor

    Meet my daily • Golf MKV GT

    Bought some engine bay billet caps for the Audi A1 DSC_0095 by mgpdoc, on Flickr However i test fitted them on the Golf as well DSC_0102 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Previously DSC_0101 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0098 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0099 by mgpdoc, on Flickr After DSC_0105 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0108 by mgpdoc, on Flickr However i opted for the black ones instead for the Golf DSC_0110 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0112 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Much better DSC_0118 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0116 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0114 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then I also put some "normal" size tires, some 225.40.18s Yoko Paradas i was running in my A1 ,whereas there, i switched to some Michelin Pilot Supersports. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And lastly I bought a quick-snap-off hub adapter. Basic kit Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Let's grab the old girl out for a ride Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Before Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr During Steering wheel off Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Adapter on Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr After Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Works perfectly, easy to remove, easy for fast access, and great anti-theft functionality as well Cheers Mike
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Then, it was time to give my leather seats a quick clean Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Amazing brush from Meg's Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Looking fresh Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, it was time to remove my winter wheels' setup Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Time for the summer setup Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr However i had not summer tires, as i moved my Yoko Paradas to my Golf. So I had to buy some new ones for the A1. I went for Michelin Pilot Supersports in 225.40.18 . The reviews were great. Let's see Meaty with a touch of stretch Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Touched the ground Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Lets see some finished pics of the fitment, but . . . first i had to wash, dry and seal the winter setup, as you can imagine Really dirty and tired Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr After a quick rinse Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Snow foaming the inside Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Dirt came of easier than expected due to the wax i had applied the previous season Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then the faces Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Came out perfect Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr I love how it sits Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Best grocery getter Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers guys
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Next part, some changes made both to the interior's light colour, as well as the appearence. The changes were 1 -Defi BF meter needles converted to white Before DSC_0949 by mgpdoc, on Flickr During Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Testing it and looking great Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr 2 -Audi Q3 needles retrofit converted to white Audi A1 needles removed Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Audi Q3 needls converted to white Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr All done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then . . . . 3 -Custom gauge cluster faces, with different colours, and different font This is where the inspiration began Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Red option tacho Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Speedometer in Grey colour Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Yellow option tacho Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Let's begin disassembling Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr During Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Red all done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr The Red option as seen at night Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Yellow all done Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Yellow as seen at night Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Kept this for now, although i cant decide, i really like them both so much Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr (steering wheel is missing, i will explain why in a post later on.....) Cheers, more to follow
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    I don't know where to begin from. Let's see. Let's start with activating the OEM parking sensor radar which was a thing i hadnt ticked off the list Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr The settings part, and then the visual presentation Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, if you recall, i had purchased a new OEM interior mirror, equipped with both the auto-blur/dark as well as high beam assist function, which for those who dont know what it is, you just turn your high beam on, and when it sees a car coming from the opposite direction it turns them off automatically and when you pass that vehicle, turms the high beam back on. Very very usefull feature for me. So, this is the mirror and wiring DSC_0041 by mgpdoc, on Flickr DSC_0044 by mgpdoc, on Flickr Removing the old mirror Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Watch as you rotate, to not break the glass Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr New mirror and the wiring, to the canbus along with coding went on Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Then, knowing me, i couldnt leave the led being green, and the other one being red when lights went on, so i knew i had to open it, and change the leds. I was very careful cause it is very hard to open, and very easy to scratch. Taped it, and used these tools, as well as old credit cards. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Handle with care Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Now we are talking Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And here is the indication it is working as it should Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers more to follow
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    Audi A1 by mgpdoc ••

    Had some snow time Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr And then I washed it like i should Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Here is where i first collected my car from Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr At last received my OSIR floormats mounting aluminum clips - as the ones i made didnt clip to my standards. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr So befores. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Afters Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also did a service on these, although the factory doesnt require service every 7500km. However, I do. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Also cleaned and re-oiled my air filter. Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr On another note here is a teaser of the steering wheel which is getting ready any day now . . . Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr Cheers Mike, @mgpdoc over on instagram
  15. Doctor

    Vw Mk2 Jetta Coupe 4motion Build.

    i always love updates in this thread
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