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    Thread: Mk2 Gti Restoration/Customization Project

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      08-11-2009 08:58 AM #176
      Quote, originally posted by We.B.Dubbin »
      you must really love that car. Oneheluva project you've taken on here. stay on it!!


      This is sums up how I feel about work right now (I'm the donkey)...



      Modified by vdubbervt at 9:10 AM 8-11-2009

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      08-27-2009 03:35 AM #177
      Damn dude! That new daily is sweat! How much you steal that for??

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      08-27-2009 08:03 AM #178
      Quote, originally posted by We.B.Dubbin »
      why would one shave his rad support in the first place

      cause it has 40 holes that don't do anything and when they're shaved they look sweet. i went a step further with mine and shaved the latch because i run hoodpins

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      08-27-2009 09:14 AM #179
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      Damn dude! That new daily is sweat! How much you steal that for??

      Hey, are you sweating my new whip!?
      I stole it for $800, completely rust free with 62k miles, and unmolested, too! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-27-2009 06:12 PM #180
      cant wait for the finished project [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-28-2009 09:45 AM #181
      Quote, originally posted by Q8mk2’er »
      cant wait for the finished project [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      You and me both
      Hopefully I'll have a day or two next week to plug away on her- I'll keep y'all posted, for sure

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      09-23-2009 06:35 PM #182
      Unfortunately not much to report on the '87 project- work is keeping me very busy which I am very happy about.....However, I did manage a few spare hours over the last few days to make a new sub box for my '92 daily for those that like the bumps in the trunk!
      I had a 12" sub in a huge box that I used to run in my '87....well, I like to have some trunk space, so with a little ingenuity I made this MDF box to fit behind the rear strut tower...




      ....after cuttin' some rug, the finished product

      That's it for now, folks- 'til next time (hopefully sooner than later)


      Modified by vdubbervt at 6:37 PM 9-23-2009

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      09-27-2009 02:19 PM #183
      Awesome work!!! Love the post great to see the mk2 being saved.

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      09-28-2009 11:16 AM #184
      Cool, thanks for the support! I really miss my gti, can't wait to get back into it......at this point it'll probably winter time when I can really make some progress.
      As always, though, I'll post progress as it happens

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      09-28-2009 11:28 AM #185
      Quote, originally posted by vdubbervt »
      Unfortunately not much to report on the '87 project- work is keeping me very busy which I am very happy about.....However, I did manage a few spare hours over the last few days to make a new sub box for my '92 daily for those that like the bumps in the trunk!
      I had a 12" sub in a huge box that I used to run in my '87....well, I like to have some trunk space, so with a little ingenuity I made this MDF box to fit behind the rear strut tower...




      ....after cuttin' some rug, the finished product

      That's it for now, folks- 'til next time (hopefully sooner than later)

      Modified by vdubbervt at 6:37 PM 9-23-2009

      Sick setup [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      09-28-2009 12:39 PM #186
      Quote, originally posted by MadKatt_44 »
      Sick setup [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Thanks, it was well worth the time and effort to make it work and fit properly. It would have been much easier with a 10" sub and I wasn't sure how the sound would be affected, but it sounds great and takes up minimal space! I'll definitely make another one for the Gti when the time comes [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      09-28-2009 05:47 PM #187
      Quote, originally posted by vdubbervt »
      Thanks, it was well worth the time and effort to make it work and fit properly. It would have been much easier with a 10" sub and I wasn't sure how the sound would be affected, but it sounds great and takes up minimal space! I'll definitely make another one for the Gti when the time comes [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      i have to make one for my jetta at some point. not sure how i want to go about it though. i think i want to run a pair of 10's. one on either side and mount the amps to the back of the seat. the way the jetta trunk is set up, i don't think i can do a build it like this and have adequate airspace.

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      09-29-2009 04:47 PM #188
      Two 10's would really bump! I'm too old to shake the neighborhood these days, even this 12" is too much- I've got it turned WAY down to suit my old-man ears
      Post up pics when you get her done! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      09-29-2009 07:49 PM #189
      that project is waaaaaaaaaaaaay down the list. haha. just ordered all never rubber all around this week and got an insulator for the bottom of the hood. then it's paint, then i'm getting the iterior redone, and then maybe i'll work on getting the sound.

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      10-12-2009 10:26 AM #190
      More '92 Daily updates....With the snow falling in the mountains around here I am scrambling to get my four-door winterized. The undercarriage is in mint shape having only 60k miles on it, so I already feel bad about driving it in the winter. But it is what it is, a daily driver, which is why I sprayed a gallon of rubberized RusFre all over the undercarriage to help preserve this little gem.


      I also took off the mud flaps and arch moldings, taped off above the door lines, arches, hood, and above and below the windshield to spray on some SEM Chip Guard. Never used this stuff before, but it goes on clear and seems to be pretty rugged (time will tell)...


      Now that she is ready for the winter I can spend some time on my neglected gti project (I hope)....


      Modified by vdubbervt at 10:28 AM 10-12-2009

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      11-09-2009 12:47 PM #191
      Awesome work! Hopefully you can help me out, need some metal work. Pm sent
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      11-09-2009 01:47 PM #192

      I need one of these how much???

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      11-09-2009 05:55 PM #193
      Quote, originally posted by djshortbus1.8T »
      Awesome work! Hopefully you can help me out, need some metal work. Pm sent

      Quote, originally posted by Pete O. Arguelles »
      I need one of these how much???

      Thanks, guys! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-09-2009 10:26 PM #194
      My awesome floor pan rust
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      11-10-2009 10:27 AM #195
      Quote, originally posted by djshortbus1.8T »
      My awesome floor pan rust

      Ahhh.....don't sweat it- you'll have it looking brand new in no time!!!

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      11-10-2009 12:05 PM #196
      did you get the pictures I sent to your email?
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      11-10-2009 12:24 PM #197
      yup!

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      11-11-2009 06:17 PM #198
      didn't realize there was that many places to put metal on a gti i also want to give you credit where credit is deserved your metal skills are outstanding wanna move to nj? plenty of rust to be fixed and panels to be shaved haha g/l on the project

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      11-12-2009 09:44 AM #199
      Quote, originally posted by mikeygunsIII »
      didn't realize there was that many places to put metal on a gti i also want to give you credit where credit is deserved your metal skills are outstanding wanna move to nj? plenty of rust to be fixed and panels to be shaved haha g/l on the project

      Thanks for the bump- "We are currently scheduling for Winter Body Work"

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      11-17-2009 11:25 AM #200
      My floor pan arrived yesterday. Your work is absolutely flawless. The piece fits exactly and I am very impressed/jealous of how good your work is. If I were you I would make a bunch of these and sell them on the vortex, it would be a big help to a lot of people.
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