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    Thread: VWvortex Project Car Week: Project Tortured Affair GTI

    1. Old man yelling at cloud
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      07-02-2008 08:43 AM #1

      Almost every time I interview someone for a VWvortex feature story, it surfaces again: the oft-repeated assertion that a true project car is never really completed. VW ownership has always been about more than the cars, but as I’ve worked harder on finding fresh content for Vortex, the importance of my own car has diminished. I spend my nights and weekends not in the shop, but seeking out other VWs and owners. It’s a labor of love, and although I find a thrill in selecting the perfect words to describe the relationship between man and machine, the completion of each story leaves me with a sense of melancholy. As I told of others’ successes, my own entry ticket to this world had been reduced to little more than a parking lot decoration.
      FULL STORY...


      Modified by Cherise@VWvortex at 1:24 PM 7-4-2008

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      07-02-2008 09:15 AM #2
      I dunno about the opening statement. Bryan has a history of finishing his projects off pretty well.
      Your project should be fun to follow, because it is starting from a point that many might consider 'complete'. That means all the new stuff will be fun stuff - rather than fixing dents and rust stuff.
      Good luck with it.
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      07-02-2008 11:04 AM #3
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      Headliner — In retrospect, removing my original headliner board is one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made with this car, and as a result, I’ve been headliner-less for several years.

      phew, not the only one
      And yes, Joslin loves to finish a car.

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      07-02-2008 01:00 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Chapel »
      And yes, Joslin loves to finish a car.

      Especially if there's sewing involved.

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      07-02-2008 01:39 PM #5
      the man is a wonderful seamstress
      or I think he fashions himself a seamSTER

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      07-03-2008 12:21 AM #6
      that car used to be in georgia correct

    7. 07-03-2008 04:26 AM #7
      well, it's a great story and probably an awesome project car-and i understand it's planned as a series, but i'm sure we'd all like to see more than just two pics....


      Modified by captain coordination at 4:30 AM 7-3-2008

    8. 07-03-2008 08:06 AM #8

      Love the Montana Green! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      07-03-2008 09:04 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by revival »
      that car used to be in georgia correct

      For about two and a half months in late summer 2006, before Cherise and I moved to Chicago? You bet.

    10. 07-03-2008 12:56 PM #10
      very well written. good job cherise.

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      07-03-2008 04:21 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by 89VR »
      very well written. good job cherise.

      agreed 100%
      do you guys need any other vortex journalists?! I've got a degree!!!
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    12. 07-04-2008 02:46 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by captain coordination »
      well, it's a great story and probably an awesome project car-and i understand it's planned as a series, but i'm sure we'd all like to see more than just two pics....

      Rest assured, there's plenty to come. The car hasn't changed at all in the last couple of years, so I thought I'd hold off on the picture-pimping for a couple of weeks. I'm working on putting together a gallery for the next installment.
      Thanks for all the feedback. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Happy Fourth.

    13. 07-07-2008 01:07 AM #13
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      Headliner — In retrospect, removing my original headliner board is one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made with this car, and as a result, I’ve been headliner-less for several years. I’ve made a few half-assed attempts to rectify the problem, but VW’s flimsy OEM foam board has made a fool of me too many times, and I need a different approach. I’m taking a cue from the hot rod industry and constructing something a little different, inspired by—believe it or not—one of my favorite handbags.

      not something I'd consider different...well not at least on this site. I'd be more surprised if you just reattached the OE fabric

    14. 07-07-2008 11:09 AM #14
      will the marriage survive this car....? This car is about to dish out a whole lot of pain. It's just the way of modifying a MKII. J/K
      Good Luck!
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    15. 07-07-2008 11:24 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Boostin20v »
      not something I'd consider different...well not at least on this site. I'd be more surprised if you just reattached the OE fabric

      Let's just say I'm not using Burberry.
      Quote, originally posted by Andrew McDermott »
      will the marriage survive this car....? This car is about to dish out a whole lot of pain.

      The Digifiz conversion was a Christmas gift from my husband, if that tells you anything!

    16. 07-07-2008 11:29 AM #16
      great to see the car in the lime light.
      I'm a certified vw/mazda dealer tech and I run a modification shop on the side.
      02 beetle tdi,00 jetta 2x4, 92 miata,,30 pontiac.

    17. 07-07-2008 03:07 PM #17
      why not replace the InPros with the tried and true Hella Ecodes?

    18. 07-07-2008 03:25 PM #18
      At the time, I really wanted smoked headlights but I couldn't find matching inner lights. The Hella e-codes didn't contribute to the look I wanted. I'm not sure yet what my options are for replacements; it's been several years since I've really looked.

    19. 07-07-2008 03:45 PM #19
      these days, to go with the smoked look... go with a bixenon hid retrofit (with smoked innards) -- not exactly what I would call a cheap mod though.

    20. 07-17-2008 03:21 PM #20
      why is there only one side picture of the car?

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      07-24-2008 08:04 PM #21
      yes i would like to see interior pics.

    22. 07-24-2008 08:14 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by skates »
      yes i would like to see interior pics.

      I'm working on the headliner article now, and hope to have it completed in a couple of weeks. I will be sure to take plenty of interior pics.

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