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Well I haven't updated this thread for a while and that's good because I've been busy working on the car.
Here are a bunch of things that I have done. Im going to post allot of pics and you can see the progress.
So far that is me grinding away lol. Also I dropped the rear beam and took off old rubber brake lines and I am installing some braded lines back there. I also installed poly bushings for the rear beam as you can see. I dropped the gas tank and removed most of all the old gas and inspected it for rust and lucky me, no rust.
My buddy also powder coated a few pulleys and the intake mani and valve cover for me which I will post pics in later update. Hopefully not to distant future.
Time for an update....
I've been pretty busy recently and was not able to work much on my car because of a back injury that I got at work. Really messed up my back, but now I'm all better now and have worked on the car a bit more.
Here are some pics of some body work that I have done recently and also I built myself a little paint/sanding booth.
I have already gotten the car all primered and sanded down with 600 grit, so it will soon see some color, yay!! (These pics are on my cellphone and I will post them later when I can, so more to come.
Shaved the rear hatch
Last edited by Esevw; 07-23-2012 at 09:44 AM.
Took off the doors and pushed the car outside to completely blow all the dust off and get it ready to shoot full primer on the car using my new spray gun.
Now and fyi, this is my first time using a spray gun to paint a car so I am not a pro at all. But I think I did fairly well with shooting the primer and hopefully the paint as well.
Painted the full inside and just did the full engine bay with color and clear.
Pics coming soon.
pics as promised..
Painted the inside including door jams and rear hatch area. I also painted the full engine bay.
Not bad for a first time painting with a spray gun.
Pushed the car out and brought in the doors, hood and hatch and painted them.
Here the gti gets some sun and air lol.
Then I installed everything back on the car.
It's called POR-15 it's for rust prevention.
Well I got to painting the full car and when I went to shoot the first coat, I noticed that I was super low on paint and I was only able to shoot one full light coat over the whole car, and about a second one on the whole roof and rear hatch. I thought I had enough.
So I ordered more and it was supposed to be here this last saturday but I missed the Fedex people to sign and so they won't deliver it again until tuesday. In the mean time I went through and re-sanded the full car with wet 600 and also cleaned it fully with wax and grease remover. All ready for tuesday after they deliver the paint. And thanks to my buddy Jarod who helped me sand the full car, took less time then I thought.
Here are some pics
Thanks for the comments guys.
FedEx delivered my paint yesterday, nite it's time to get down to business. New pics coming soon.
Ok sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooo, I finally got it all painted up and got excited and started to put things on the car.
I got the grill on just to see what it will look like(need to repaint). Also installed door seals and rear lights and installed the steering rack with new poly mounts and cleaned up the fuel/ brake lines.
For a first time doing a full paint job, I think I did very well, only had about two small runs on the paint and as you can see from the pictures there is orange peel. But I will be taking stuff back off on the outside and will be wet sanding the clear to get rid of the orange peel and make the paint mirror shine.
Enough talk and on with the pics.
Two questions, will you be installing new door seals? Also, on your driver side frame horn below the brake booster and master. Is that a rear proportioning valve to do away with the rear axle sprung unit?
If so, what brand is it and where did you get it? Whats the bottom side of the car look like? Wish I had the drive to strip mine down.. well no, I have the drive.. just no shop or another car to drive! LOL Think I could do it in a weekend?
Great Job Man!
I don't have pictures of the bottom, but ill try to get some posted sometime in the future.
moar progress pics...
Installed new throwout bearing in the trans and installed new end cap(big green one on the end) and clutch lever.
Got the motor off the engine stand
Installed new poly bushing on motor mount
Installed new crankshaft main bearing seal, 16v pressure plate,clutch and lightened flywheel
Then I decided to lower the car back down to earth, since I couldn't finish torquing down the flywheel bolts because I didn't have an adapter to go from 1/2 to 3/8.
And I got one window installed.
Wow that motor is sick. I started reading this thinking that it would be another one of those "take everything apart, paint it and put it all back together with the wrong seals" type of threads and then I scrolled to the end to see how it turned out. Very nice surprise. Eye candy. Good job!
Curious: you removed everything else but not the door seals? Was that an oversight or did you want them to be painted the same as the car?
Last edited by chrissev2; 09-12-2012 at 01:30 PM.
Did some more work, let the pictures speak for themselves!
Found a lower frame front cross bar and I painted all my swaybars.
Got some help from some neighbors and buddies and now the motor is now its proper home.
Last few weeks been just piecing the car together and trying to find bolts and what not. But I've made some progress and It should be ready to run in a week, I hope.
Installed rear top and bottom poly bushings and the sway bar.
Installed new mk2 injector cup holders on the head and installed the exhaust header and downpipe.
Cleaned up my pedal.
Painted my grill and installed the headlight buckets and headlights.
Then started to takle this mess.
Picked these up for rollers until I get my tires for my 15x8 rims.