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    Thread: Mk2 Gti Restoration/Customization Project

    1. Member ct 1.8t's Avatar
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      04-06-2009 09:32 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by vdubbervt »
      Primered

      ...hooked you up Jesse [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] ....now get your a$$ up here and pick this stuff up!

      Sick! Will definitely come get these soon. Thanks alistair.

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      04-07-2009 08:50 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by ct 1.8t »
      Sick! Will definitely come get these soon. Thanks alistair.

      No worries [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    3. 04-07-2009 05:48 PM #103
      How did you do those fender arches like that? Some form of rolling machine?

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      04-07-2009 10:32 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by Canadian V-Dub »
      How did you do those fender arches like that? Some form of rolling machine?

      I bent a piece of sheet metal to 90 degrees on my 8' brake, then used a stretcher to achieve the desired radius, Toward the bottom of the arches, the factory profile dips back in towards the underside of the car, I used a shrinker on these areas to bring the piece back in,,,,I'll post a more detailed pic tomorrow if you are interested....

    5. 04-08-2009 02:00 AM #105
      Really good stuff man [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    6. 04-08-2009 09:43 AM #106
      That's be awesome. A little bit of filler and that arch would look perfect.

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      04-08-2009 08:31 PM #107
      Looking good. Love the drawings.
      Use My Referral For Copy.com
      https://copy.com?r=ohWHfS

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      04-09-2009 04:19 PM #108
      I started a "WTT" thread to see if anyone out there has some coilovers that they would be willing to trade for some metal work. I'll probably just purchase some FK's because I'm on a budget, but I thought I'd throw this out there and see what happens.....
      Here's the link if you are interested...
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4336525
      more updates coming soon!!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      04-09-2009 05:39 PM #109
      Quote, originally posted by Canadian V-Dub »
      How did you do those fender arches like that? Some form of rolling machine?
      I bent a piece of sheet metal to 90 degrees on my 8' brake with a hemmed edge to protect from any tire-rub, then used a stretcher to achieve the desired radius. Toward the bottom of the arches, the factory profile dips back in towards the underside of the car, I used a shrinker on these areas to bring the piece back in.
      here's some pics of the arch patch in question....



      ....isn't photoshop great? Hope this description makes sense




      Modified by vdubbervt at 5:44 PM 4-9-2009

    10. 04-11-2009 12:16 AM #110
      Not really. I have no idea how you stretch, shrink, or hem steel.
      Most of the steel I work with is above 1/8"m so this thin sheetmetal is a whole new world for me.

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      04-11-2009 01:48 PM #111
      Quote, originally posted by Canadian V-Dub »
      Not really. I have no idea how you stretch, shrink, or hem steel.
      Most of the steel I work with is above 1/8"m so this thin sheetmetal is a whole new world for me.

      Here's a video I found that'll give you an idea of what a shrinker and stretcher does (basically the jaws have teeth that grab the material and either spread (stretch) the material or pull it together (shrink)...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3GKRwVexoc
      ....by the way, that is not my gut you see on the video
      A hem is made using a brake (metal bending tool)- bending the metal back on itself so that it is double the thickness and eliminates a raw edge....



      Modified by vdubbervt at 1:50 PM 4-11-2009

    12. 04-12-2009 11:18 AM #112
      Awesome, thanks!
      Nice to know such technology capabilities exist.

    13. 04-12-2009 11:45 AM #113
      cant wait to see those arches done...look like theyre gonna be the perfect size

    14. 04-13-2009 10:34 AM #114
      Quote, originally posted by vdubbervt »
      Here's a video I found that'll give you an idea of what a shrinker and stretcher does (basically the jaws have teeth that grab the material and either spread (stretch) the material or pull it together (shrink)...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3GKRwVexoc
      ....by the way, that is not my gut you see on the video
      A hem is made using a brake (metal bending tool)- bending the metal back on itself so that it is double the thickness and eliminates a raw edge....
      Modified by vdubbervt at 1:50 PM 4-11-2009

      That is awesome. I want one of those things.
      I'm gonna have to see if my machinist friend has one kicking around.

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      04-13-2009 05:27 PM #115
      Well, the rain finally stopped in Vermont so I was able to do some sandblasting this weekend. This is the first time this car has been outside in almost four years, so I had to take a few pictures before blasting...



      I blasted out the frame rails, both front and rear, the windshield frame and a few other spots. I've got more to do, mostly on the underside of the car, but pretty minimal...After blasting, I coated the areas in rust shield and primer where needed...



      Gotta run, more later

    16. 04-15-2009 10:02 PM #116
      Sexy.
      Those tires look badass. Nice rims too.

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      04-15-2009 10:35 PM #117
      Awesome build [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Very Old Skool. Keep up the good work

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      04-16-2009 04:34 PM #118
      Quote, originally posted by Canadian V-Dub »
      Sexy.
      Those tires look badass. Nice rims too.

      Quote, originally posted by MadKatt_44 »
      Awesome build [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Very Old Skool. Keep up the good work

      Thanks for the props- I need the motivation. Hopefully I can get back into this build once I get some projects done here at work...More later

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      04-16-2009 06:54 PM #119
      that work is amazing. you are super talented and youll have a damn nice car when youre done.

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      04-16-2009 07:20 PM #120
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      that work is amazing. you are super talented and youll have a damn nice car when youre done.

      ....I hope so, but this is the first time around for me and auto body work- we'll see what happens with the final product
      Had a little spare time today to make some quick patches along the door frames. I've wanted to delete the recessions for the seat belt bracket for a while now- cut/paste/done.


      Hopefully I'll make more progress this weekend

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      04-16-2009 07:49 PM #121
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      ....I hope so, but this is the first time around for me and auto body work- we'll see what happens with the final product
      Had a little spare time today to make some quick patches along the door frames. I've wanted to delete the recessions for the seat belt bracket for a while now- cut/paste/done.


      Hopefully I'll make more progress this weekend

      i have the same "active restraint" seatbelts in my car... terrible.

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      04-17-2009 09:02 AM #122
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      i have the same "active restraint" seatbelts in my car... terrible.

      Yeah, those drive me nuts, but not anymore!

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      Modified by vdubbervt at 8:20 PM 4-18-2009

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      04-19-2009 12:12 AM #124
      i was wondering if you were going to do something there or not. i will have to find a picture of what i want because i wanted to see if you would be interested in making some panels for me to put in the same place.

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      04-19-2009 12:34 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by kwalton »
      i was wondering if you were going to do something there or not. i will have to find a picture of what i want because i wanted to see if you would be interested in making some panels for me to put in the same place.

      That sounds good, send me an email with pictures and a description- I will do my best to help you out!
      Thanks [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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