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      12-28-2007 02:25 PM #36
      do u have directions?

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      12-28-2007 02:26 PM #37
      i had my head rebuilt at NAPA on coliseum and my exhaust manifolds cleaned and blasted for a very reasonable price. fairly quick turn around too.

      or there is a nice machine shop off of Industrial road that mainly does engines and heads. however when i took my vr head there, they weren't sure if they could do it - even though vorderman sends a lot of heads there to be rebuilt. they quoted me kind of high, but it looked like a good place.

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      12-28-2007 02:30 PM #38
      do they just rebuild or p+p.

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      12-28-2007 02:33 PM #40
      im pretty sure they can do the port and polish.

      both are engine machine shops.

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      12-28-2007 02:55 PM #41
      i don't think any of us have the equipment to do it. all the other motor guys i know take their stuff to shops to get any machining done.

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      12-28-2007 03:17 PM #42
      hey thanks tho.u got a phone# for that shop on fritz?

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      12-28-2007 03:25 PM #43
      if you click on web at the top of the page, it'll pull up all the search results and all the info you need

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      12-30-2007 02:06 AM #45
      Werners is good for parts and stuff...have a whole bunch of ancient parts...I've seen 'em...way cool, and tons of parts. He rebuilds transmissions and turbo's also...kinda pricey but excellent work from what I have seen, C&P gets most of my machine work, have had 2 heads done there and done well to my eye.The captain just had a 16V head done with all the trimmings....pricey, but looks good
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      12-30-2007 02:37 AM #46
      theres also a shop near vorderman auto body that does good work at a fair price. cant remember the name (been gone too long). Ive had friends take heads there 4-5 times for different things. hope that helps
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      12-30-2007 04:46 AM #47
      yep, thats C&P. back there in that industrial park.

      also, i have black and white OG Rat-Stylz stickers forsale. $5.00 a piece and it goes towards a good friend who has cancer whose insurance dropped her for chemo. each session she goes through is around $1400. oh yeah, she is also a vw enthusiast from syracuse NY now living in california. she drives a red vr mk-tree and a new rabbit. frequents the mk-tree and mk5 forum. im home for break so i can save on postage too.

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      12-31-2007 04:42 PM #48
      Happy New Year everybody! The "ball" drops at 9pm here in Vegas.
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      12-31-2007 07:27 PM #49
      Happy Ball Drop Day To You!

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      01-02-2008 02:59 PM #50
      happy new year bump for the fort wayne crew.

      saw a black mk4 vr6 at walmart on coldwater. got a thumbs up from the guy but wasn't able to talk to him. also saw a red mk4 1.8t with a german flag badge and bora on the trunk.

      anyone know anything about these guys?


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      01-02-2008 03:20 PM #51
      did the black mk4 have big rimz?
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      01-02-2008 03:29 PM #52
      no, it just had long beaches. looked stock.

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      01-02-2008 06:29 PM #53
      i have seen the red "bora"before but dont know who it is.saw a blace mk4 today with flat black konigs?it was turning on to 3north from dupont ant about 530pm.also saw what i think was alex vordermans passat...

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      01-02-2008 08:41 PM #54
      Quote, originally posted by blu98gtivr6 »
      i have seen the red "bora"before but dont know who it is.saw a blace mk4 today with flat black konigs?it was turning on to 3north from dupont ant about 530pm.also saw what i think was alex vordermans passat...

      think he said he sold that last time i was in the parts dept (a 1 1/2 months ago) after he told me a new mk3 cluster would be $592.08

      arite so who can weld/ do some body work (fill noch in hood)?

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      01-02-2008 09:13 PM #55
      nah, i saw vorderman bout 2 weeks ago and he still had the passat

    21. 01-02-2008 10:31 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by bigger daddy »
      All us MK1 and MK2 guys know who is in the know in Fort Wayne in the VW scene
      Any new MK1 or MK2 guys around will find their way to the promised land....
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      Well, he's probably going to quit procrastinating and finally post to this thread

      Hi, I'm Brian and I'm one of the old farts in the Strictly German / Old Fort VW Club / KDF Gruppe. I turn 42 this month, and I've been driving and working on VW's since I was 10. There hasn't been a time in my life where I haven't had a least one watercooled VW in my garage.

      Here's what I've currently got in the "fleet":

      1986 GTI - nicknamed "the buzbomb" - I've owned this car since '91 and driven it pretty much daily. It's currently my winter / bad weather ride, and although it may not look like much there's a lot of tweaks and mods under the faded red paint. It's gonna get retired soon as it's got rust in all the wrong places. I've also got two other MK2 GTI shells / parts cars that were going to be used to resurrect this old friend of mine, but plans sorta changed this fall... (blu98gtivr6, I think you "found" me on Lima Road about a month back while I was driving back from lunch in this car).

      2000 Jetta VR6 - I bought this one new from Vordermans in July of 2000, got to drive it about 4 times then my wife took it over. Needless to say I don't get much wheel time in it, but that's no biggie, I got plenty of other stuff to putter around in. Sooner or later she'll total it and I'll use the parts for a MK2 VR swap

      1989 Rabbit Cabriolet - bought this one for my birthday in 2001, and it's currently the "nice summer car" of the fleet. The summer after I picked this one up, it decided it had found a "sucker" and immediately started shedding all of it's maintanence parts, and I've spent most of the past 3 years putting time / effort / parts / $$$ / skin / blood into it - and it's finally paying off. Recaros, Momo, Bilstein / H&R, TT, etc...

      1983 Rabbit GTI - affectionately known as Rusty. Bought this one in September for $300 from a local guy The Captain and I have been trying to track down for a couple years, he finally retired and didn't wanna deal with it anymore so I snagged it up. Put a bunch of work / time into it, got to drive it for 3 days until the rear passenger side axle mounting point rusted thru the subframe

      1984 Rabbit GTI - "Rusty 2.0", exact same car as original Rusty only this one ain't got the subframe rot. Just picked it up in Grand Rapids three weeks ago, many good parts from Rusty have already made the transition. Gonna hopefully have plates on it this week, and it'll make it's maiden appearance this Saturday at "the clubhouse". This car will either get a 2.0 ABA bottom end / JH head swap or the 2.0 16v that's sitting around the garage will get tossed in.

      1994 Jetta - "The BeatJet". When we rescued this thing from one of our super-secret junkyards, it had a bad auto tranny and at least one dent in every body panel. Swapped out the bad auto for a supposed working auto that promptly died. Tyler, Mike and I did the 5-speed swap in this car in a weekend, and now my brother-in-law is driving it as his first dub

      2004 Ford F150 - the "Touareg Pickup Prototype". It's the only white F150 in town with a VW plate on the front. That story can wait until the GTG to tell. I use this beast to haul around the parts cars and to make trips to the fabled "super-secret junkyards" (and many of the current club members have taken that blindfolded ride in the bed in January, believe me)...

      I've got a garage / basement full of parts, a bunch more over at the clubhouse, and I'm an incurable junkyard scrounger. I eat, live, breath and sleep VW. Fortunately, I even get to work with VW, as well as Audi, Maserati, and Ferrari.

      I'm all for meeting at the IHOP on the 9th of January - I'll have plates on Rusty 2.0 and it's been too long since we've all gathered together. The IHOP meetings were cool, it's nice not to get eaten by mosquitoes while we're talking

      Alright, enough for now - next time I'll fill ya'll in on our biggest asset, "The Captain" and his wonderful "clubhouse"...

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      01-03-2008 01:19 AM #57
      going back to school the 5th.

      and brian, if im around this summer, it may be time to do some fender rolling, frame notching, and oil pan prototyping.

      as well as self-alignments. apparently waiting until november after installing coils in mid-summer is a bad idea.

      o'daniels will be getting a sold rs4 tomorrow for anyone wanting to check it out.

      ill let my dad know about the gtg the 9th, he should have his new a4 avant then and might be able to stop by. at 58 years old, he has already checked out APRs site and been asking me questions.....

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      01-03-2008 01:57 AM #58
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »

      1994 Jetta - "The BeatJet". When we rescued this thing from one of our super-secret junkyards, it had a bad auto tranny and at least one dent in every body panel. Swapped out the bad auto for a supposed working auto that promptly died. Tyler, Mike and I did the 5-speed swap in this car in a weekend, and now my brother-in-law is driving it as his first dub

      We need to talk then!
      I am literally starting the exact same project!
      Rescued my 94 jetta from a junkyard with bad auto and the 5spd swap begins on the 5th
      Mines very clean though. 90k on the clock

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      01-03-2008 07:07 AM #59
      well, wish me luck guys. I wasnt able to fall asleep tonight, and I leave out of vegas in 2 hours for dallas (18hr drive). As of right now I have been awake for 21 hrs.
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    25. 01-03-2008 09:44 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by 04VWGTITURBO »

      We need to talk then!
      I am literally starting the exact same project!
      Rescued my 94 jetta from a junkyard with bad auto and the 5spd swap begins on the 5th
      Mines very clean though. 90k on the clock

      It's not much more involved than doing a clutch replacement. The biggest headache was getting the auto tranny out of the car - it's a lot bigger than the 5-speed, and we didn't want to drop the subframe (which would have made it easier). You'll need everything from the 5-speed donor car (axles, mounts, shift linkage, pedal cluster, coolant lines, etc).

      The BeatJet was trashed when I got it, 175k miles and the last owner tried to kill the car. When I ran a carfax on it, I discovered that I was the third owner, the first owner took good care of the car up until 150k. It cleaned up real nice, and with the 17" alloys and no suspension drop it made for a nice "donk" style vehicle. So far, it's the only project car I've had that my wife didn't want me to sell!

      Alex - your axles will do all the frame notching you'll need, just let them keep rubbing. I think you ought to also start studying how to design a oil pan made from rubber, that may be the solution to your railroad track issues...

      Say, one of you didn't happen to buy that red MK1 GTI shell that was over at Evolution Motorsports, didya? I was going to pick it up but Rusty 2.0 came along, and I decided that buying a complete running car was better than buying a shell. Just curious - it was one of the cleaner Rabbit shells I'd seen in a long time in this area...


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      01-03-2008 08:05 PM #61
      Whoa. You made it to the thread!

      I am guessing that blu98gtivr6 has purchased at least the vr6 swap from Evolution as he has it posted up for sale.

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    27. 01-03-2008 08:27 PM #62
      Yea, I'm actually trying to stay away from the infernal interwebs - I'm spending way way WAY too much time online, and while I was in Michigan for the holidays I remembered how nice it was not to be online all the time...

      I guess I don't need to babble on endlessly about The Captain and his clubhouse, when bigger daddy's already done it for us - check out this link: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2680323

      Ah, now that I search his recent posts I see that he did pick up that Rabbit and all the rest of the parts. Good thing I stumbled upon Rusty 2.0 when I did


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      01-03-2008 08:59 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »

      I turn 42 this month


      Modified by buzbomb4 at 10:55 PM 1-2-2008

      Wow...you are old...wait a minute I'm 44

      I got an 82 convertible nicknamed Christine, cause she only likes me, I got an 83 gas 4 dr bunny named Jenny(JY rescue with around 33K when found...supposedly) 90 jetta coupe named Joan, and an 84 GTI named pig pen (ask someone else) 84 GTI is undergoing a total redo with some major mechanical stuff and some cosmetic stuff and a lot of air freshener

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      01-04-2008 09:53 AM #64
      all these old geezers with all their toys. sheesh.

      oh, alex, i saw your dad this morning with the new A4 Avant.....that car is sweet.


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      01-04-2008 01:45 PM #65
      Yeah i bought the rabbit.im putting the 1.8 back in for now.i have big plans for it in the future and im going down to evolution to discuss the swap today.i think its going to get a heart transplant.the donor is going to be an Audi 5k(5cyl 20v turbo quattro )but i might not. if u "geezers" think u might be up to the swap i.e this mysterious club house. i might go out there and talk gravy with u guys then.anywho cant wait to see u all on the 9th until then enjoy this beautiful Indiana winter .


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      01-04-2008 02:10 PM #66
      it arrived a week or two early.

      crappy cell phone picture:

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      01-04-2008 02:32 PM #67
      that is the hottness .always liked a nice wagon.is that pic take at walmart? it looks like the service department in the background...

    33. 01-04-2008 02:33 PM #68
      very nice - just needs lowered

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      01-04-2008 02:36 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »
      very nice - just needs lowered

      oh, god. you sound like 99% of the mkiv forum!


    35. 01-04-2008 02:41 PM #70
      I figured that rubbing oil pans probably runs in the family...

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