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    1. *touches forefinger to nose* ;) Big day today,...

      *touches forefinger to nose* ;)

      Big day today, not entirely without disappointment...

      Quarter glass, rear carpet, handbrake cover, rear seat, parcel shelf, rear speakers:...
    2. *Blushes* You're all being far too kind! Oh...

      *Blushes* You're all being far too kind!

      Oh wait... You are all being kind, right? :sly:

      A lot of this-and-that to do today so we didn't get any glass in, but I did tidy up some interior bits....
    3. Thank you sir! And welcome to the nuthouse ;). ...

      Thank you sir! And welcome to the nuthouse ;).

      As to your comments:

      Any areas that stood the test of [Midwest] time have not been disturbed, i.e. Schutz coating, Cosmoline, etc... and therefore...
    4. Okey Dokey! Headliner, B pillars and C-pillars...

      Okey Dokey! Headliner, B pillars and C-pillars are done:
      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/DSCN2953_zpsa0bf89a8.jpg

      Hatch seal and speaker tray carpet:...
    5. While I often don't get popular culture...

      While I often don't get popular culture references (being not too sophisticated), I am a big Mike Meyer fan (not being too sophisticated :D).

      Yesterday I resprayed the top lip of the driver fender...
    6. :o:D Other door's done (*phew*):...

      :o:D

      Other door's done (*phew*):
      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/002_zps0f92f230.jpg
      I also did the door pillar blackouts, which I'll use as reference to paint the B-pillar...
    7. Okey Dokey, one door's done:...

      Okey Dokey, one door's done:
      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/001_zps50e99651.jpg

      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/002_zpsca755681.jpg
      It came out really...
    8. Yes, that's a great example because it was the...

      Yes, that's a great example because it was the "correct" thing to do and it all came together perfectly:

      Background: survivor GTI with the B-pillar crack, as is known to occur on these cars....
    9. This, plus aiming the gun so that a carefully...

      This, plus aiming the gun so that a carefully chosen body line creates a "shadow" for those parts that won't be painted.

      Judicious buffing minimizes the blend, which is contained within the small...
    10. Beautiful day in Chicago today (I know: WTF? That...

      Beautiful day in Chicago today (I know: WTF? That never happens :confused:) so we're gonna go goof off, but the hood is sanded and buffed:...
    11. Thanks. No clear, it's single stage hardened...

      Thanks. No clear, it's single stage hardened acrylic enamel. The 1200 sanding and buffing are to remove particulate inclusions and achieve an OEM-plausible texture and shine (not totally like glass)....
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      This. Such a hack did this to the Stepchild...

      This. Such a hack did this to the Stepchild (whoooo, meeeeee??? :P)

      Methinks you could get the desired door to fit well by tweaking the hinges back to their proper position.
    13. Now be niiice :D Another scorcher here today,...

      Now be niiice :D

      Another scorcher here today, but before we head to the pool I did a few more bits.

      Gas door:
      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/007_zpsabb3aa2a.jpg
      The pic...
    14. Yeh, yeh. All that would happen by the time I got...

      Yeh, yeh. All that would happen by the time I got around the subdivision a few times, I don't see why it'd need to go all the way to CO ;):P.

      Anyhoo, this morning I got back to the sanding and...
    15. No worries, I have many times had to redo things...

      No worries, I have many times had to redo things to no avail, that's part of the deal, IMO.

      Big day today :):

      Brake shields:...
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      Oh, OK. As far as rigging something up (to use...

      Oh, OK. As far as rigging something up (to use your term), fuel hose and hose clamps would certanly bridge the gap, but such an arrangement on the high pressure side of CIS injection, especially...
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      The part shown in those links is an exact...

      The part shown in those links is an exact replacement, ergo you should not need to modify it in any way.
    18. Yep :heart: Good progress today, although no...

      Yep :heart:

      Good progress today, although no Frankenstein Build would be right without a Daily Clusterufck.

      Today's was me realizing that we intalled the control arms and forgot the K-bar.
      ...
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      Taking a bit off the head to leave a nice surface...

      Taking a bit off the head to leave a nice surface can be a good idea, but I'd be concerned about correcting potential warps that way, as the cam journals have very little tolerance for being out of...
    20. Would you all behave!? Rear end "kit", mostly...

      Would you all behave!?

      Rear end "kit", mostly new parts:
      http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/pchassin/004_zps184a2a76.jpg

      Assembled:...
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