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    A few new additions

    I've just picked up a few new bits and bobs to spruce up my car, it's been a bit neglected recently due to tight funds. So here's a few touches that didn't break the bank.

    Smoothed airbox lid
    I did all the prep work and then took it to the bodyshop who made it look immacculate. I would have taken some fitted pictures but it's pouring down outside!







    Leather gear lever gaitor
    I had this made from the half hide of Bentley leather that i recently collected from Martim. I had it done with white stitching to match my seats. No fitted pics as i'm going to fit a polished gear surround first.



    Leather handbrake gaitor
    As above, done in the same leather to match the seats. I did try and fit this but the leather is too thick so the plastic trim won't snap into place properly. I'll have it tweaked next week and it should go on a treat.



    I've also just taken my engine cover and my fuse/relay covers to the bodyshop to have the same treatment as the airbox lid. I gutted those Mk5 sunvisors too and dropped them off at the trimmers when i picked up my gaitors, so watch this space
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    leather gaitors look good thick quality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    leather gaitors look good thick quality...
    Yeah a bit too thick John if i'm honest. Perhaps i should have had the leather shaved first to thin it. The gear gaitor has been made with the same top and bottom diamater but has been shortened about half an inch to cater for my short shifter. I ripped the old one to shreds as it kept catching on the lift reverse gate
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    looks great Dave
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    It'll be fine when it settles in...
    the thickness makes it look much better quality

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    smoothed airbox looks sweet pal, not seen that done before

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    All the bits look spot on dave and will look great

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    Good work Dave

    Very jealous of your car now, get that redtop in it though

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    Lovely touches Dave, look forward to seeing them fitted, especially the smoothed lid

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    Has anyone got an LMF/Irmscher armrest going begging? There might be enough leather left on that hide to retrim the lid
    Coupe now being broken for parts
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