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    1. Member CabbyMagoo's Avatar
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      11-04-2016 12:55 PM #326
      Love this thread! Thanks. I wish I could take my car to half the level you are able to.

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      01-03-2017 01:58 PM #327
      Finally getting back to this after a busy fall: remodeling my attached garage, work trip to Italy, and a week in Phily at Thanksgiving for my daughters dance competition, typical holiday bs, and finally picking up what seemed like months of random project nonsense in the shop.


      Picked up the powder coated surge tank weeks ago



      Got the car flipped up the other way and finished welding in the battery tray.




      Ive been avoiding trying to clean up the area around the back of the spare tire well and what Im calling the rear roll pan for basically ever. I finally decided that the roll pan added no value and it would be easier just to remove it. I got a good start on it, about half done right now. Likely Ill finish the final trimming of the lower half once its on the lift later this week.

      The mess I started with






      And after. So much better. I may weld in a small piece near the bottom of the wheel wells, still undecided until I can get the bumpers on.




      Dan

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      01-09-2017 11:12 AM #328
      Finished up removing the rear roll pan.






      The subframe is now completely welded to the chassis, which was a pain with all the dripping paraffin and fires. But its on there!

      This pic was taken before i rolled the car the other way to finish the other floor tie in plate and rocker welding.



      I think I mentioned it before but Im taking time to grind any misaligned uni-body panel edges. Im sure no one will ever notice, but I just cant help it. Here is one example from the rear frame rail / wheel well area.






      Also manged to get the last of the undercoating stripped, aside from a few small spots still stuck in tight corners. And finally, started striping the rest of the OE primer in order to do the Master Series Silver coating and then regular primer. Im hoping to have the bottom all stripped and primed in the next week or so.



      Dan

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      01-11-2017 02:01 PM #329
      I was just going to "see how much it would suck" in a few spots. A couple hours later I stopped and had done pretty much the whole floor pan. Now I feel like I should do a few spots inside....we'll see. It wasnt too bad, but it def took a certain technique to fight the fires and smoke from any seam sealer or wax left between panels, especially the ones where gravity wasnt helping.





      Dan

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      01-11-2017 04:52 PM #330
      you are a fabricating wizard man, super impressed with this ENTIRE build!

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      01-12-2017 08:39 PM #331
      Glad to see you back on this thing again...

      Make 2017 awesome!
      ...if all else fails, read the instructions!

      I left the Dark-side of the Moon for this?

      Open eyes, let sleep out!

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      01-16-2017 11:33 AM #332
      More progress!

      Thrusday I finsihed up any stitch welding and did more primer removal, weld cleanup etc.

      Inside welded up. Its fun to see all the welding from the outside.



      Good penetration (maybe too good?)



      All cleaned up and ready for primer.




      Sat brushed on two coats of Master Series Silver




      Sunday the wife and I got the "booth" set back up and wrapped in plastic.

      Ready!



      Primed with two coats of 2k primer.






      Super stoked to finally have this at least in primer. Now I can get it on the rolling dolly and get back to the engine bay. Im hoping to start doing filler later this week.

      Dan

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      Yesterday 01:16 PM #333
      Absolutely incredible work. I am going to need to watch this one.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...rt-a-small-one
      Check out my MK1 Jetta Rally inspired project.

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