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    Thread: What did you do to your mk1 today?

    1. Member 83mk2scirocco's Avatar
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      05-02-2009 08:59 AM #1
      I have seen this thread in the sciroccos thought it was neat,but yet a thread was not over here.

      I straighten out my roof and removed surface rust.Added a little primer.Stage one.

      Hope this catches on. I will add pics but I need to get my lap top on line.
      Happy Dubbn.
      Nice to see that this thread is going on strong.

      Last edited by 83mk2scirocco; 09-02-2010 at 09:03 PM. Reason: rolly eyes

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      05-02-2009 09:01 AM #2
      finally separated my cabby front bumper from the support, started prep for paint
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      05-02-2009 11:48 AM #3
      I looked at it as it was parked in my garage. Lousy weather here through midweek is keeping my baby indoors.

      I did, however, find the business card for a guy I met at a show last fall; he does awesome work re-dying plastic interior pieces. Might pull a few pieces tonight and give him a call

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    4. 05-02-2009 12:06 PM #4
      Gutted it, slammed it on 13x9s with 135/25-13s I sourced out of Croatia or something, added 20mm spacers in the rear and did some sick looking stencils on the doors and hood.
      Like all skulls and iron crosses and stuff.
      Keepin' real.

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      05-02-2009 12:32 PM #5
      awesome

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      05-02-2009 01:25 PM #6
      Continued day 3 of swearing at my low brake pedal...pulled the master cylinder out, found out the pushrod is way too short...have a feeling the rest of the day is going to be spent with my hand up the bottom of the dashboard >.< my kneebar is sharp

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      05-02-2009 03:12 PM #7
      did some work on a top secret project... i'd say more, but ive said too much already...

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    8. 05-02-2009 03:38 PM #8
      I drained the oil, which started as green coolant and finished with milkshake. Meantime, I had my girlfriend scraping rust on the floorpans and scuffing it with some scotch brite pads. We put in new battery connectors, and a battery, and checked the lights, etc. Engine didnt turn over by hand, so I didn't bother cranking it. Car overheated 7 years ago when it last ran, so I pulled the rusty cam (needs a good wire wheeling treatment), and ordered new:
      Head gasket
      valve cover gasket
      timing belt
      I'd have removed the head by now, but I don't own triplesquare's yet.
      I specced out pricing for new:
      piston rings
      rod bearings
      main bearings

      Does anyone know where I can find seat pans before I have to make my own?
      I will be working on removing the rods & pistons after my mac & cheese session.


    9. 05-02-2009 03:44 PM #9
      started cleaning the engine bay. fixed the holes in the rear quarter pannels. and later im going to put on a custom bumper and hopefully paint the rear portion of the car.

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      05-02-2009 03:44 PM #10
      I looked at it. Then I sighed and did something else.
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    11. 05-02-2009 03:56 PM #11
      went to the juck yard today
      found a lot of goodies for the jetta i got a taillight thats not cracked
      put that on grill blinker marker put that on
      and other random things and now about to go wash it

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      05-02-2009 04:01 PM #12
      cleaned off the wax, polished, glazed and waxed yesterday. took forever and i'm f-in sore today (even used a random orbit for most of it). today giving the interior a good clean and shinin up the wheels a little.

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      05-02-2009 08:52 PM #13
      Por 15 in the bay.
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      05-02-2009 09:20 PM #14
      hacked up the aba timing cover to fit
      made sure a bunch of bolts were torqued to spec
      finally installed the TB gasket for my vr throttle body
      installed two missing covers for the trans
      put motor and trans together for install
      sat in car and made "vroom"noises cuz im tired of it being in a non mobile state
      hopefully the vortecks will have a good "search" function one day:snore:

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      05-02-2009 09:33 PM #15
      I went to shift into fifth,oh yeah its a four speed.

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      05-02-2009 09:34 PM #16
      Test fitted my adapters and D90s!!!
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    17. 05-02-2009 10:03 PM #17
      Built the bottom end on Red Wow's new engine, Figured out what valve shims I need to order, and helped my son put some new low in his new MkV Jetta with an old racing buddy.

      Noth'in Much

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      05-02-2009 10:18 PM #18
      eliminated a few vacuum lines, fixed my noisy grill and added an old school exterior hood release that lives in between the slats of my (now silent) grill

      also, adjusted A/F mixture and fixed the puff of black smoke when doggin it.


    19. 05-03-2009 02:19 AM #19
      i did a 5 speed swap. FUNKENGRUVEN GTI i wanna see a pic of your hood latch

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      05-03-2009 11:37 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Shocwav3 »
      Por 15 in the bay.

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      05-03-2009 02:07 PM #21
      Removed more rust spots and pop out dents.

    22. 05-03-2009 02:17 PM #22
      charged up the battery,next weekend install some FK coilovers!

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      05-03-2009 02:49 PM #23
      picked up an ABF for mine

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      05-03-2009 03:00 PM #24
      ^^^infinitely jealous
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      wow this has escalatored quickly. dude now has vr6 up front, w8 out back, he's crying metal tears, and people are demanding consumption of feces... i dont know whats real anymore!

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      05-03-2009 03:07 PM #25
      Posted pics of it and thought about it.

    26. 05-03-2009 05:05 PM #26
      I removed the last of the dash and the rain tray, all of the tabs and brackets in the engine bay.

      Ready to be blasted.

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      05-03-2009 06:10 PM #27
      drove the diesel for the second time since i put it on the road &took off the snow flakes and put the RA's on.

      gave the cabby a bath, then it immediately rained after.


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      05-03-2009 06:26 PM #28
      pulled interior and cleaned, fixed shifter.

      Just picked it up this past week so I got a looooooong road ahead of me.

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    29. 05-03-2009 06:28 PM #29
      Well I tore apart the interior looking for my remote for my receiver. And I added some more silicone to the corners of the top. I really hate rain.

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      05-03-2009 06:38 PM #30
      I calmly observed a pool of oil gather directly underneath the engine an hour after I parked it


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      05-03-2009 07:01 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by battlewagens87 »
      i did a 5 speed swap. FUNKENGRUVEN GTI i wanna see a pic of your hood latch

      heres an example: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4136066


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      05-03-2009 09:21 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by ashleyroemk1 »
      drove the diesel for the second time since i put it on the road &took off the snow flakes and put the RA's on.

      gave the cabby a bath, then it immediately rained after.

      and this is my pet peeve with MA weather... for once, please just rain all week, and be sunny for 2 stinking weekend days.........please?

      A goal with no plan is just a dream.

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      05-03-2009 09:39 PM #33
      Pulled apart my vac booster, and found out that the master made a hole in the diaphragm...damn it.

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      05-04-2009 07:14 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by run’nRabbit »

      and this is my pet peeve with MA weather... for once, please just rain all week, and be sunny for 2 stinking weekend days.........please?

      i just got off vacation and for thr 6 days i was off it was BEAUTIFUL and then the day i go back to work it rained. i was like hell yes, thats how it's suppose to be.


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      05-04-2009 08:21 AM #35
      snuck out the garage yesterday and put a couple more coats of paint on my valve cover, and intake manifold...
      "Its cool to spool, but I'd rather be blown.." - JUS_GT_EYEZ

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