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    1. Member Cheney's Avatar
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      02-23-2008 08:27 PM #71
      looking good, now just imagine if it was one of the bolts holding on your adapters that was stripped
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      02-23-2008 08:31 PM #72
      Quote, originally posted by Cheney »
      looking good, now just imagine if it was one of the bolts holding on your adapters that was stripped

      I hate you


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      02-23-2008 08:36 PM #73
      hey, it happened to me
      i should bring the bolt the next time im at PAR, kept it as a memento for victory in battle
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      02-23-2008 08:53 PM #74
      ¡Estas llantas son muy grandes!
      PTAC! + EVAC

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      02-23-2008 09:23 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Uncalm »
      ¡Estas llantas son muy grandes!

      maybe.


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      02-24-2008 01:22 AM #76
      loooking good, raf!!! i want a ride in this thing
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      Lets all just go back to talking about how awesome the mk2 is and how nothing else can compare.

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      02-24-2008 06:06 PM #77
      Quote, originally posted by sgtpeppper11 »
      loooking good, raf!!! i want a ride in this thing

      zang


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      02-24-2008 08:13 PM #78
      All the girls wanna ride the fatty!!

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      02-24-2008 09:15 PM #79
      Update for Sunday: I didn't even look at it today. I spent a big chunk of my day at my buddy's garage pretending to help him on his project mk1.

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      02-25-2008 08:22 PM #80
      I did help em some but nothing worth talking about really... I just got home from work, I'll play around with some small stuff tomorrow.

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      03-06-2008 02:44 PM #81
      Bump
      anything new, what happened with the adapters?
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      03-06-2008 03:01 PM #82
      Quote, originally posted by Cheney »
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      anything new, what happened with the adapters?

      Yeah, I just ordered some 15x1,5x28mm with 17mm heads to crank em down. The stock lugs are 19mm thus too fat for anything I have to fit within the adapter to tighten them properly. Also have new metal on its way for above engine flooring. Also have stock front door glass waiting to be installed... work has been keeping me really busy though.


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      03-15-2008 06:20 PM #83
      Raf - I had no idea you got this but saw the link in your sig. Congratulations! It looks great.
      Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.

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      03-17-2008 01:50 PM #84
      Laura! Hi!!! How are you and Michael doing!? Any plans for coming up for any shows this season?

      So a quick update for everyone else... I haven't really been doing a heck of a lot since its end of quarter at work and it gets crazy. I did manage to do a little work on the rear cargo area this weekend.

      So the bad metal has been trimmed and the new metal has been trimmed a little and all the well welds have been drilled out. I'm hopeful to have the new to me bits installed within the next couple of weeks. 8)

      And before I forget, it turns out that, for Porsche applications, the adapters from CIP1 do fit the stock 19mm heads... unfortunately, the socket needed to fit said OEM bolt doesnt. This is due to the proximity of 2 of the holes to the lugs that attach to the adapter itself. So what do you do? Either find a place that has 14M 1.5 bolts with a 17mm head (Although H&R used to make them but no longer you can have the wrong kind shipped to you by Eurosport - Ask me how I know - I'm kidding, Ivan and Hubert have been awesome sorting this out). Another option is to trim each bolt to a smaller size so a thinner socket fits in the hole or C (which is what I had done) is to trim a 19mm socket in width to fit. A local machine shop charged me $30 to do it which was a deal considering that bolts from CIP were going to be close to $70 before shipping.

      So now that I can properly fit the spacers, tire shopping time.


      Modified by RafCarre12 at 8:19 AM 3-18-2008


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      03-17-2008 02:21 PM #85
      Nice progress so far. What machine shop, place near you?

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      03-17-2008 02:37 PM #86
      Quote, originally posted by eggman95 »
      Nice progress so far. What machine shop, place near you?

      Yeah, in Paterson... Its owned by a Russian couple, cool people. Let me know if you want their info, I'd be more than happy to send some business their way.


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      03-18-2008 01:23 AM #87
      Good stuff man. I got the new Rancho Prostreet trans in the beetle the other day. Today I slapped on a new set of P/C's and buttoned the motor all back up. I'll throw the motor in tomorrow morning and take it for a shakedown run/ring break in.

      the wife will be glad to have her kitchen table back lol


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      03-18-2008 09:20 AM #88
      Looks good!

      Here are some pictures of the spacers/ground sockets and whatnot.


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      03-18-2008 10:02 AM #89
      Great success!!


    20. 03-18-2008 10:42 AM #90
      Coming along great
      BrOkE BaLLeR

    21. 03-18-2008 04:50 PM #91
      wow good work raf

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      03-18-2008 08:23 PM #92
      looking good, keep it going
      and i see you have a socket to fit now
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      03-18-2008 09:31 PM #93
      doesn't look bad at all Raf. are you bringing it to par this thurs?


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      03-18-2008 11:09 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by mikebbugn »
      doesn't look bad at all Raf. are you bringing it to par this thurs?

      Nah, it's not going to be out til she's nice and ready.


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      Now 1.8^2, past 1.8^2+2.0
      03-18-2008 11:56 PM #95
      why not getting some POR15?

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      03-19-2008 08:40 AM #96
      Quote, originally posted by a2gtinut »
      why not getting some POR15?

      Because the Eastwood stuff is moar bettarz!


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      03-19-2008 11:50 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by a2gtinut »
      why not getting some POR15?

      because the rust was gotten too poor too try to riding safety in the futures. I'd think that it was the correct things to does for the car two.


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      03-19-2008 08:18 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by Holden McNeil »
      Because the Eastwood stuff is moar bettarz!

      tried Eastwood in past and it did not work


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      03-19-2008 08:34 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by a2gtinut »

      tried Eastwood in past and it did not work

      u tried wrong then


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      03-21-2008 12:57 AM #101
      you finally found the mirrors
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      03-21-2008 01:01 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by mikebbugn »
      you finally found the mirrors

      yeah, they're flat4's though (repros). Oh and a little pshop inspiration...


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      03-21-2008 01:03 AM #103
      is that a white roof look you are going for or is it just sun light?
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      03-21-2008 09:17 AM #104
      Its a white roof. That won't happen this year but its free to do in photoshop.

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      03-22-2008 09:37 AM #105
      Saturday morning...

      Option A) Work on the car.
      Option B) Help lady with the house chores.
      Option C) Brooklyn Brewery for all day drunken debauchery.

      ...this isn't a tough one.


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