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    Thread: 84 hill-climb/auto-x retro build up

    1. Member teenwolf's Avatar
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      07-09-2009 08:06 PM #71
      cleaned a little more, removed the power steering, water pump, installed the windage tray and oil pan. I need to order a new water neck, head gasket kit, and some block off plates... applied for more jobs.







      Modified by teenwolf at 8:08 PM 7-9-2009


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      07-11-2009 11:26 AM #72
      updates from Frank




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      07-11-2009 11:41 AM #73
      man you should have conserved the wheelarches after painfully grinding them down....look at all the flyrust on there now!!
      somehow it looks like the front mask doesnt fit??
      or did you just hang it there to see how it looks??

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      07-11-2009 11:53 AM #74
      I know I should have primed the fender wells I will grind them again and strip the paint in the bay then por-15 the front

      I'm not sure about the front... it is welded on, the fender wells will need to be extended to meet the new front. Remember this was a NA GTI


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      07-11-2009 01:10 PM #75
      did you try to put on the euro fenders already? do that first before you start working on the extensions, this is just wierd imo

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      07-11-2009 02:20 PM #76
      alright I will look into it thanks

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      07-12-2009 05:23 PM #77
      if anyone needs seat mounts I will be selling two pair both aluminum and steel


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      07-17-2009 04:57 PM #78
      Getting closer!






      Modified by teenwolf at 4:59 PM 7-17-2009


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      07-24-2009 12:45 PM #79
      I really like that seat mount/bracket you made. I'm currently working on building a rabbit up for rally type events, and I think i'm gonna steal your idea

      good stuff


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      07-25-2009 12:25 AM #80
      Go for it! I can't take full credit though, thats the work of Frank the welder. Have you started the build yet?

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      07-25-2009 10:35 PM #81
      We're working on stripping the shell down and figuring out what to put in for a motor. I think once we get the car stripped and moved to my storage space we'll start sorting the rust issues

      I'll def be watching your thread though


    12. 07-25-2009 11:03 PM #82
      Are you done yet?

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      07-25-2009 11:12 PM #83
      ha I wish. I waiting to get the shell back and a job... If the funds come in then putting it together will take no time.

      first auto-x tomorrow with the mk4!


    14. 07-25-2009 11:14 PM #84
      Have fun.
      Taking out the other car will just make you want to get the Rabbbbit done that much faster.

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      07-26-2009 11:10 PM #85
      Had a blast at the auto-x! Didn't hit any cones and no off courses. Not sure of my times yet but understeer was really slowing me down, I've got much to learn.

      Yes i am very motivated to get the rabbit done asap... cash donations accepted, thanks


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      08-07-2009 04:46 PM #86
      Got the car back! Some shots of the work...






      I clean up one well and primed it. Everything fit well. And it was a lovely day. Should have more updates after the weekend.





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      08-07-2009 07:28 PM #87
      cleaned up the other well and started sanding the bay. need to strip some more and look into some paint, then I can drop in the motor woot




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      08-14-2009 08:02 PM #88
      Sanded and primed more, got some free paint, spray painted my valve cover and booster and got a new timing belt and full gasket set in the mail. Hoping to paint the bay, reassemble the motor and trans with the new gaskets tomorrow. I'll get some pics up tomorrow aswell.

      On a sad side note we lost one of our dogs around 11:30 last night when some punk flew done the road in a truck. They never go in the road and rarely go out that late alone. I didn't get any sleep and was quite depressed today but working on the car helped. Thats three pets this year

      this was our youngest and funniest little guy


    19. 08-17-2009 11:36 PM #89
      Sorry for your loss, Its tough losing a good furry friend like that.

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      08-21-2009 05:30 PM #90
      got my clutch cable, spray painted a few things, did some gaskets and put straps on the hatch





    21. 08-21-2009 05:53 PM #91
      Woow AWesome work very clean too


      Modified by rabbitmk7 at 2:55 PM 8-21-2009

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      10-04-2009 05:31 PM #92
      Used a spray gun for the first time and did the front end. some bugs landed in it and i got some runs but it was fun and I think I can fix it.



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      10-04-2009 06:24 PM #93
      Thats right! So now it can start going back together... there would be more progress but I bought myself a new winter rid



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      10-18-2009 03:56 PM #94
      So I sanded the worst spots and resprayed it. Then i started to reassemble and started to mock up the motor/trans so I can start working on the mounts. I also mounted the passenger seat and made some strap inside door pulls.

      Also had a job interview at the mountain and it went really well so hopefully in two weeks I will have a full time job!





      Modified by teenwolf at 4:02 PM 10-18-2009


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      10-18-2009 08:08 PM #95
      when you get tired of the eurovan clutch cable and want a honda one, I have a cable and custom bracket I made I would sell ya cheap.

      Project looks great though. I like how you did the fuel cell

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      10-18-2009 10:53 PM #96
      Man, good stuff!
      Life in progress.

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      10-19-2009 10:14 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by vdubspeed »
      when you get tired of the eurovan clutch cable and want a honda one, I have a cable and custom bracket I made I would sell ya cheap.

      Project looks great though. I like how you did the fuel cell

      Thanks guys.

      So what so great about this honda cable vs the eurovan set up? Just curious...

      I can also take more pics around the fuel cell if anyone is interested, it came out really nice


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      01-21-2010 11:20 PM #98
      props on the build!

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      02-16-2010 07:48 PM #99
      Updates soon. Just got laid off... Hopefully I can get some work done before the money runs out.

    30. 02-16-2010 08:29 PM #100
      That sucks...and it can't be. Obama says the economy is recovering!!!!!!.....lol.

      Sorry to hear about that.
      looking forward to what you've done since the last update.


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      02-17-2010 04:24 PM #101
      I was laid off because its seasonal work making snow. Not much got done on the car my shift was noon to midnight and most off my free time was spent sleeping...

      So new 16v driveshafts installed. New head bolts installed. Looking for parts and getting motivated to finnish it!


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      02-24-2010 10:57 PM #102
      what model sparco's are those.

      they are gorgeous!


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      02-24-2010 11:18 PM #103
      ^^^ sprint 5. I'm really happy with them they fit great even though I'm on the slim side... can't wait to get some seat time

      http://www.sparcousa.com/pseats_comp.asp?id=622

      Megasquirt on the way! also picking up some wheels and tires this weekend! And a foot of snow last night, its gonna be a good week



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      02-27-2010 02:42 PM #104
      nice. love those seats. might have to pick some up for my bunny

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      02-27-2010 11:35 PM #105
      Picked up some wheels today Pannasport Pro Rally 14x6, with some Yoko Advans




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