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      01-15-2007 11:13 PM #1
      Thought we could use a thread here in the ATL for those who would like to share progress/upgrades on their car. If you are not in the ATL area feel free to post your progress too. I don't care.

      Ill start it with my project today.

      The plan: Rebuild the front calipers, replace the rotors and pads, and put my new wheels on. Had an extra set of Girling 54s I decided to rebuild before I took everything apart. Unfortunenitly The carriers I grabbed were 10.1 so I had to swap the carriers before I put the rebuilds on. Well I also wasnt able to put all of my wheels on before it started to rain. Incredibly Inefficient Crew Member right here. Anyways here is the pics.

      The car

      The calipers

      The pads and rotors

      Warped a55 rotors

      New rotors, pads, and rebuilt calipers installed

      The new wheel

      Pics of the jettas progress is comming soon.

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      01-15-2007 11:19 PM #2
      Hooked up my city lights yesterday, yipee

      replacing my front axle soon

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      01-15-2007 11:20 PM #3
      Now that is tasty, Jason.

      Got a new windshield today. Replaced my manual tranny fluid this past weekend and all new belts the weekend before that.
      It never ends, but that is the way I like it.

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    4. 01-15-2007 11:29 PM #4
      keep trying to sell my car while dodging lowballers.

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      01-15-2007 11:44 PM #5

      Today:

      1.) Ordered new ARP head studs/rod bolts for the Jetta motor

      2.) Decided to go ahead and have the Falcon rollbacked here. Hopefully it will be here sometime later this week or early next.

      3.) Bid on a gauge cluster for the Falcon on Ebay.

      4.) Ordered some engine building tools... ring compressor, ring installer, cylinder hone.

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    6. 01-16-2007 12:07 AM #6
      well not today but last week, I ordered an mkv r32 front end for my gli, and today, decided I will get a pioneer avic d3 when it comes out

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      01-16-2007 12:09 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by pineappleking »
      well not today but last week, I ordered an mkv r32 front end for my gli, and today, decided I will get a pioneer avic d3 when it comes out

      If that happens that will make three gettas around ATL. Its a pretty cool swap. What color is your car

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    8. 01-16-2007 12:14 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by thegreatfnr »
      If that happens that will make three gettas around ATL. Its a pretty cool swap. What color is your car

      Lee


      deep black , still need to de-texturize and color match my sides and rear though think I will take care of that before the new hu.

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      01-16-2007 12:39 AM #9
      Heres a pic of the headgasket I blew, well more burnt than blew, in the jetta. Still waiting to get the dual exhaust setup from eric and Ive gotta get a cat. Then I will be on the road. Get it back to a 4 cylinder instead of a 2 cylinder.

      The car

      The gasket

      Perfectly between cylinder 2 and 3

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      01-16-2007 01:17 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by vw_jason79 »

      The car

      Duuuuuuuuuude, where did you bought this car?????

      I know this car, did you bought it in woodstock?

      I have the answers for why your cv axles keep popping out...


      Modified by vw collector at 10:23 PM 1-15-2007

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      01-16-2007 02:01 AM #11
      HAHA Yes from woodstook. This is the car I wanna put the rear beam in but now Im starting to believe this car is crabwalking because of the suspension on the front driverside. The damn wheel sticks too far out. I bought it from a dude that owns a wrecker service. I had to change the driverside tierod just to drive the car. Then I noticed the passenger a-arm was bent as well. Then when I went to get it aligned I saw the passenger rear was toed out. This car is really effed up. I noticed everything stems from when the jackass that Brian from Eurotech sold it to apparently doesnt like getting into a cold car and the e-brake doesnt work well. I guess it rolled down a hill hit a bunch of crap. Dude any advice to why that corner of the car sucks so bad would really help. And Pedro if you got an idea as to how to fix it fill me in. I can only think its the suspension, the strut mount, or the a-arm. Tell me tell me tell me..........please.
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    12. 01-16-2007 08:32 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by thegreatfnr »
      If that happens that will make three gettas around ATL. Its a pretty cool swap. What color is your car

      Lee


      Where are everyone's jetta front ends at? I'd like one.

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    13. 01-16-2007 08:59 AM #13
      Since the new year I've bought:

      1) Brembo slotted rotors
      2) Mintex red box brake pads
      3) Forge TIP
      4) H&R 20mm rear spacers
      5) R32 side skirts

      mmm....weekend plans are

      Next purchases include:

      1) Sway bars
      2) 04.5 gli tails
      3) new rear valence


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      01-16-2007 09:52 AM #14
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    15. 01-16-2007 10:41 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by VR6boi65 »
      I changed the oil on the Paintless Wonder ('85 Saab) and prepared her for her new owner to pick it up tonight

      At least you got her a new owner.

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    16. 01-16-2007 10:44 AM #16
      Al I did was purchase a Bentley manual; wash the car; and purchase an orbital buffer, which I have not yet tried out, but am very excited abt.

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      01-16-2007 12:06 PM #17
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      FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!! Find me the owner of that RHD Series III!! I must have it!!!

      Yeah thats my neighbor, hes a landrover dork. Its cool that its RHD but hes gone through more engines with his landrovers. Yeah he wouldnt give that Defender up for anything.
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      01-16-2007 12:10 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by thegreatfnr »
      If that happens that will make three gettas around ATL. Its a pretty cool swap. What color is your car

      Lee

      being a mk5, the gli already looks like the gti...now it will look like a nicer version of our jettas


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      01-16-2007 12:35 PM #19
      replaced drivers side control arm and ball joint. replaced front and rear motor/trans mounts(used but good for now). put my bilsteins in the front. this was on this. it has jetta steelies on it now.

      here's the old front and rear mount it dropped and kind of wedged it self so it would not rock back and forth.


      i have also been trying to figure out some weird sound my gli has been making. i can hear it in side the car but not outside it. sounds kind of like a card in a bicycle tire. also on the gli replaced the pass axle and found it was low on gearoil so i topped it off.


      Modified by vinayak at 12:37 PM 1-16-2007


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      01-16-2007 01:24 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r »
      See if he wants an M3 for it

      I know Id make that trade in a heartbeat.

      Edit: sorry corrected it.


      Modified by vw_jason79 at 1:36 PM 1-16-2007

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      01-16-2007 01:27 PM #21
      what trade?

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      01-16-2007 02:02 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by vinayak »
      what trade?

      I think he was refferring to trading the Landrover for an M3, right?

      Anyway, the Falcon will be arriving at about 3 tomorrow. I talked to the previous owner again today, and he said that the brakelights/taillights were working, but that while he was working with routing the ignition wiring he might have unplugged the harness connector for them. So hopefully its as simple as plugging them back in.

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      01-16-2007 04:40 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by vw_jason79 »
      ATL:What did you do to your car today

      I washed one wheel
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    24. 01-16-2007 05:02 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by loopsnew »
      I washed one wheel
      :n

      Changed injector o-rings, gave up on the intake manifold gasket, cleaned a bit. Then sent her to Dwight Harrison to have the fuel mixture adjusted and found out the WOT switch is bummed, got a new coolant temp sensor, new O2 sensor, trying to source an exhaust leak (it's unfortunately BEFORE the o2 sensor...) and found that one of the honeycomb plates in my cat has broken loose. Also found out that very recently the alternator belt started getting chewed by something

      BUT after all this it should be running like a 16v again - Kris look out.

      Also got some misc. interior parts and an Audi sunroof motor and two Audi electric sunroof Bezel things (one with a dome light!). Maybe I'll keep, maybe I'll sell... who knows.

      Also need to order a caliper rebuild kit, find some sliders for my Recaros, and source some more MKIII dash parts (The swap is coming )


    25. 01-16-2007 06:09 PM #25
      I passed emissions and got two new tires...

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      i picked some noogies, and dropped them on the mats

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      01-16-2007 07:25 PM #27
      Today Put a power steering belt on and my back 2 wheels on. Tim rebuilt his calipers and put new rotors and pads on.

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      01-16-2007 07:41 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r »
      Screw that! More Land Rover pics...NOW!!!

      Here you go not exactly a landrover but from the same parent company. Wonder if these have problems as well?

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      01-16-2007 08:16 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by loopsnew »
      I washed one wheel
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      01-16-2007 08:42 PM #30
      My Jetta got moved out of the garage today and out into the driveway.

      Here's 2 horrible pictures for your night pleasure.

      4x4 Jetta in its new place:

      Mom's second ride:

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      01-16-2007 09:09 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by vw_jason79 »

      If you're dead set on one, my boss has a GT for sale you could probably get for $300. It needs a new motor, but the venerable Mazda twin cam turbo 2.0 from the 323's and Mx3's will swap right in




      Modified by Neon Washer Nozzle at 9:45 PM 1-16-2007

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    32. 01-16-2007 10:29 PM #32
      Ah, after a word from the dealer - I had $650 in parts that I needed ordered. We narrowed down to the parts that I actually NEED and not just kinda need. Down to $350 - hooray...

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      01-16-2007 10:34 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by TruDubVR6 »

      you think if i could find us some warm gargage space, i could take you up on that shine job???
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      01-17-2007 12:45 AM #34
      Well sold my Acura today. You should of seen the ricers that bought it. They were about as country bumpkin as it gets. Im just shocked that they didnt drive a Cavalier or a Neon over to get the car. Anyways Ketchup and Mustard are finally parked next to each other.

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      01-17-2007 02:08 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by vw_jason79 »
      Ketchup and Mustard

      This calls for Ketchup and Mustard europlates

      I guess that would make the Fox "BBQ Sauce"

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