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    1. Ok, time for some updates. All the mocking up,...

      Ok, time for some updates. All the mocking up, test fitting, and changes have been made to the 'structure' of the kit and those parts have all now been installed for good. Meaning rivets, bolted,...
    2. Yes, it will no longer slide but can still tilt

      Yes, it will no longer slide but can still tilt
    3. Starting doing the preassembly and test-fit/mock...

      Starting doing the preassembly and test-fit/mock up of the kit, unfortunetly the tailgate for the kit is on back order from Smyth's supplier so can only do so much till that shows up.
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    4. Time for chop, cut, rebuild time..... With all...

      Time for chop, cut, rebuild time.....

      With all the pieces present and accounted for, it was time for the point of no return. Following the guidelines and instructions provided by Smyth, we...
    5. Before you can build up, you have to tear down......

      Before you can build up, you have to tear down...


      Stripping out the interior:

      http://blackforestindustries.com/images/SmythUte/Adam_SmythKitJetta_Before_Strip2.jpg
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    6. Black Forest Industries - Smyth Ute Build

      http://blackforestindustries.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SmythUTE_BlogHeader_VF.jpg

      Here at BFI we have been eyeballing the Symth Ute, J4 based truck kit, for sometime now. Talking about...
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      The mk2/3 hub swap has more going for it than...

      The mk2/3 hub swap has more going for it than just the stronger hubs and larger wheel bearings, it also gives slightly better geometry on a lowered car than the MK1 hub.

      If this was a street car I...
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      I measured ours right at 85lbs, but it was a 16v...

      I measured ours right at 85lbs, but it was a 16v before the VR swap which does weight a bit more than an 8v



      I am running NS 22mm front and NS 25mm solid rear for swaybars.

      As for spring...
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      This is not correct, in any way. When we sold...

      This is not correct, in any way.

      When we sold drop plates, which we stopped about a year ago, they included all the needed hardware.

      Stock stub axle bolts are reduced head M10x25 with a...
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      Yes the brown Jetta was our project TDi. The...

      Yes the brown Jetta was our project TDi. The only 'mod' we did was to cut off the tow hook as it occupied the same space and the passenger side tip needed to. The fact it was a Tdi also meant there...
    11. Sort of, sure. PS and AC bolt right on to the...

      Sort of, sure.

      PS and AC bolt right on to the MK4 acc braket, the MK3 Alt has diff spacing than does the MK4/Audi Alt. A spacer needs to be made to bolt it on properly to the MK4 bracket. The MK3...
    12. Had other projects going on, but should be able...

      Had other projects going on, but should be able to get back on it soon. :thumbup:
    13. Yes that is close. The car is using a GTX2867 and...

      Yes that is close. The car is using a GTX2867 and has a new 02a with a LSD. It will also be a 2.0 stroker with an AEB bottom end.

      For MK3 02a's have a few benefits, the obvious one is you can use...
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      The show runs 11am-5pm

      The show runs 11am-5pm
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      Event Day Parking Info

      Some general info for those people coming out on the 11th:

      -Please dont arrive early, or try and park cars the night before. With our set up and the food/beer/other venders setting up Sat morning...
    16. Not a motor, but a clutch yes :D The Stage2...

      Not a motor, but a clutch yes :D

      The Stage2 with the Frakenturbo, larger MAF, and bigger injectors is producing quite the low end torque and the clutch in the car just wont hold it. Tie that in...
    17. We have had the Frankenturbo on the car for more...

      We have had the Frankenturbo on the car for more than a month. We are just in the process of fine tuning the software to match it before we release the file to the public. :thumbup:
    18. :peace:

      :peace:
    19. These are Girling60 calipers, they were used on...

      These are Girling60 calipers, they were used on late Audi 5000tq's and some later Audi 80/90 cars.

      Rado G60's came with a version of the Girling54 caliper which has a wider bridge opening than do...
    20. New pix soon with the new Stage2 upgrade to the...

      New pix soon with the new Stage2 upgrade to the Frankenturbo/K04 set up :thumbup:
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