Ok so the old rabbit is all most gutted more pics will be up later today.
OK so I am posting these while James is at school. So far he has everything he needs to complete the exterior of the car except the Euro Bumpers, but like i told him you can rock the stock ones for a bit and then switch them out. He also has three simple D.I.Y's in mind so check those out when he gets them up. And a big thanks goes out to Steve and James friend Tim for just hanging and lending a hand. And to Mike in the first set of photos.
So here is the work from this weekend.
First James jacked up the car and then James removed the tires, it was his first time using an impact.
His rear disc set up.
Then we finished taking parts off the back.
Keegan wanted to help
Hatch was next.(gonna do a D.I.Y on this)
Oh never mind.
Then it was lower rocker molding
Then it was the front wheel arches and inner fender wells. And look what we found.
Then it was the air dam
And what is this in the corner?
Oh that's what it is!
And next to it James new motor, A higher compression 8v from a GLI. I think we are going to play with the head a bit add a new valve train and it should do him just fine till he get's a couple years driving under his belt. And the blue, it's going away.
Your son's love for the cars must run deep. It seems rare that a kid that young stays focused on one thing for that many years, haha. Good job dad, it looks like you guys are having an awesome time together. I think a lot of us here wish we could have done these projects as a kid too.
You, sir, are so awesome. I wasn't able to get my own VW until I was 18.....im 19 now But I've thought to myself that when the time comes, I want my kids to start early on their own cars, with my help of course, so that when they reach the age of driving, they will have something I know is reliable and that they will care a lot about because they know the work that went into it and will appreciate it. to you man
"One of the fastest cars I've ever been in. I'm actually kinda car sick" -my buddy JD
Very good to know younger kids than me is working on builds. Me being 21 with no dad at 10 was tough learning on my own. Great job on the project and very smart way to keep kids out of trouble!