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    Thread: Mk2 Gti Restoration/Customization Project

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      12-02-2010 05:44 PM #246
      Thanks for the bumps, guys, I appreciate the feedback!

      To answer your question about the molding holes- they are all filled with weld, it's pretty easy to do by using a copper back plate on the inside of the body. With the copper plate in place behind the hole, weld the hole and remove the copper plate (the weld will not stick to the copper which makes it the ideal material). Then skim with filler and treat the inside with a rust preventative....

      Here's a copper spoon that Eastwood sells for reference (I made my own)...

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      12-02-2010 06:15 PM #247
      Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been super busy with work and I'm kinda burnt out on the "Tex" at the moment... However, since you all have been so kind, here's a quickie update..... the argyle frame rails and intake shroud are in- I have a little more filler work and sanding to do, but it's pretty close....







      I have been working on other details of the car and sorting out what I'm going to do with the rear arches.....

      Thanks for watchin'

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      12-02-2010 06:20 PM #248
      those frame rails do it for me. very nice job

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      12-05-2010 02:32 PM #249
      seeing those framerails ...........i just came buckets

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      12-05-2010 10:22 PM #250
      harbor frieght sells a copper spoon that works great, cost like $6. I like the engine bay, very original.
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      12-28-2010 11:07 PM #251
      Playing catch-up with my favorite thread, just wondering how things are going before the new year hits

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      12-30-2010 04:22 PM #252
      Not much to update as of right now..... fortunately, I am extremely busy with work and other people's projects. Unfortunately, the gti has not changed from my last post...

      Thanks for the bump!

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      01-05-2011 01:48 AM #253
      subscribed! i wish i knew how to do ANY of this stuff.. your project is what i dream of doing one day good luck and keep the updates coming.. can't wait for it to be done

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      01-05-2011 04:37 AM #254
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubbervt View Post
      Thanks for the bumps, guys, I appreciate the feedback!

      To answer your question about the molding holes- they are all filled with weld, it's pretty easy to do by using a copper back plate on the inside of the body. With the copper plate in place behind the hole, weld the hole and remove the copper plate (the weld will not stick to the copper which makes it the ideal material). Then skim with filler and treat the inside with a rust preventative....

      Here's a copper spoon that Eastwood sells for reference (I made my own)...
      What Ga should the coppper be because i am thinking of making my own tools when sealing my rear badge holes on my corrado. By the way I must say your a metal king and I cant wait to see your project done. Keep us posted and good luck.

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      01-05-2011 05:33 PM #255
      The gauge really depends on what you are welding, but the spoon/heat sink I made using .080" (roughly 14ga.) copper. That thickness is more than adequate for plugging up the molding and antenna holes and appears to be a similar thickness to what is pictured above...

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      01-05-2011 08:01 PM #256


      My question to you is how come you didnt angle that intake inlet section on the inner fender wall to allow the air to nicely flow into your intake box? and also if you do plan on making you own exhaust system let me know. Also continue with the nice work cheers
      Last edited by twinrado; 01-06-2011 at 01:38 AM.

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      01-06-2011 12:10 AM #257
      this is gonna be one sick v dub ..... keep up the sickk work

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      01-07-2011 05:33 PM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by twinrado View Post


      My question to you is how come you didnt angle that intake inlet section on the inner fender wall to allow the air to nicely flow into your intake box? and also if you do plan on making you own exhaust system let me know. Also continue with the nice work cheers
      ~The intake shroud is angled (think pyramid with irregular hips) but it's hard to tell from this picture....

      ~I plan on working with the stainless techtonics exhaust I have now, but there will be no visible tail pipe. I'm going to delete the notch for the factory tail pipe location and weld on a "turn down" so you won't see an exhaust (hopefully).....

      That's the plan, all I need is some time to do it which has been hard to come by these days....I barely have time to change the oil in my other two vehicles!!!!

    14. 01-12-2011 11:52 PM #259
      Scrolled the entire thread. Looks great, man! I would kill to have that space to work out of. Can't wait for more updates. Bump!

    15. 02-23-2011 10:54 PM #260
      TTT! get any more work done? I'm also diving into body work for the first time and this thread is great.

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      02-25-2011 12:30 PM #261
      nice to see this back on track. diggin the rails man.

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      02-27-2011 02:50 PM #262
      Must not fap..............erg

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      03-24-2011 08:08 AM #263
      bump for a busy guy

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      04-09-2011 05:22 PM #264
      how much to make rear arces ???????
      love the work keep it up

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      06-05-2011 12:44 PM #266
      how much for a set of frame rails for a mk3 jetta

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      06-23-2011 08:20 AM #267
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      04-02-2012 08:24 PM #268
      Back from the dead, and hoping for more updates

    24. 04-12-2012 10:32 PM #269
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