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nightflight's 1.6tdi Ibiza mk5 - Now with Sideskirts

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by nightflight, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Well, this is my "reader's ride" thread,
    So, starting from the initial spec of;
    59 Plate Ada Blue Ibiza 6J
    17" Saga Alloys, Cruise control and electric mirrors,
    and a to do list of;

    Exterior:
    LED sidelights: Done
    White main bulbs: Done
    Black headlights: Not Done
    Brighter (LED?) reverse lights: Not Done
    Silvatec indicators: Done
    Smoked Side Repeaters: Done
    Rear spoiler: Done
    Sideskirts: Done
    White wing mirrors: Done
    White alloys: Not Done
    Painted calipers: Not Done
    White badges: Done
    Gloss black plastics: Partly Done
    Lowered: Not Done
    Fan Jet Washers: Done

    Interior:
    Under seat storage: Done
    Second glovebox: Not Done
    Tasty interior mega plan: In Planning
    Double DIN headunit: Not Done
    Sunglasses holder: Not Done
    Interior lighting: Done

    It started off looking like this when i picked it up;

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  2. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    First mod, stereo cable for iPod/phone routed from aux-in to glovebox

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    (keeps it tidy, even if most of the time the iPod lives in the cupholder anyway!)


    Second mod, ready for winter, and a jolly good job it was too.
    15" BBS rim's with Nokian WRG2 rubber

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    transformed it in the snow, the only time it got stuck this winter; trying to get over a speed hump, uphill in just under a foot of snow

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  3. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Next up, interior lights to white and blue LEDs

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    and sidelights to white LEDs

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  4. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Best mod. Car Bin.

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  5. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Painted front and rear "S" badges using Ford "Frozen White"

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    and then decided the "IBIZA" lookeed wrong in chrome with a white badge so did those white too


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  6. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Next up, picking up the freshly painted spoiler tomorrow afternoon :-D
     
  7. Stevoz03

    Stevoz03 Senior Member

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    Looking good nightflight, the spoiler will really set the rear off nicely.
     
  8. char_baby

    char_baby Charlotte :)

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    Very nice, really love the white badge and letters.

    Should look great with the spoiler, still waiting on mine where ever it is....dealers are rubbish for getting back to you.
     
  9. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    Looking good mate.
     
  10. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Got round to fitting the spoiler this afternoon, think it finishes the rear end off nicely

    plenty of before and after shots

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    Can't wait to get the original wheels back on it after pay day. the BBS's have served me well over winter but by **** are they letting the car down now
     
  11. rahul

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    Would it be overkill to paint the door handles, mirror caps, side skirts and possibly the black plastic (under the boot, the car undertray?) white?
     
  12. craigmk6

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    Yes it would lol

    Get the wheels done and get it lowered and it will look sweet!

    Don't do every random thing you see White or it will end up looking poo.

    But for now... Bravo! Looks lovely
     
  13. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    I've considered all of those rahul but figured that it would be overkill. less is definitely more

    Think next thing is some new tyres on the original alloys, put them back on and possibly some white mirror covers as a stop gap to tie the front in with the rear until I can afford some white alloys (I rather like the white mirrors on Beck's LCR)

    I'd also like to upgrade the brakes and make them nice and red and shiny at some point, sideskirts and lower it. But for now i'm going to enjoy the spoiler for a bit then probably do a few little things like the indicators and repeaters as i think if you do too much in one go you don't fully appreciate each thing.
     
  14. pr0xy

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    nice car man
    will keep checking out your mods ;)
     
  15. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Finally got some new rear tyres (Falken FK452's) so the summer shoes could go back on,
    I'd almost forgotten just how pretty the car is with the proper wheels on it, they've even made the spoiler look more "in place"

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    Now it just needs a wash and vacuum, dirty thing!
     
  16. Becks

    Becks ExtremeBlue&CandyWhite

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    Those wheels are much better :)
     
  17. nightflight

    nightflight Senior Member

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    Just fitted some silvatec indicators and side repeaters. Bit of a booboo with the repeaters as they've got orange surrounds so the bulbs have naff all effect til I can source some clear ones.
    I'll get some pics up of those later.

    Also just bought some sideskirts at a massively bargain price :)

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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    Quick pic with the new bulbs.
    Isn't it often the simplest of things that make the difference.

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    Collected the sideskirts yesterday, now waiting for them to be sprayed.
     
  20. markmeus

    markmeus Mark Graham

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    Nice - ive decided I need to get sideskirts for mine, you can see way too much of the undercarrige without them!
     

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