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    Thread: What did you do to your mk1 today?

    1. Member VWADDICTDSCR's Avatar
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      09-06-2010 03:09 AM #3606
      Finished sanding down the GTI and started the repair on the pass side rear fender. Put the rear suspension in and the cars finally back on the ground.

      Tomorrow's more body work so that next week I can shoot the primer

    2. Member Kazuki's Avatar
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      09-06-2010 05:41 AM #3607
      installed recaros nnice
      sudo jetta start! clack clack clack woosh

    3. Member gxp131's Avatar
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      09-06-2010 07:55 AM #3608
      Drove it on the road for the first time in 10 months. Not legally mind you. It's not inspected. But I had to take a test ride. Passed it well.

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      09-06-2010 02:50 PM #3609



    5. Member goosler's Avatar
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      09-06-2010 11:56 PM #3610
      butter face.

    6. Member Gear_Dog's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 12:00 AM #3611
      half of the new 3" exhaust is welded up
      My Boosted 16VT Build


      FS/FT 83 GTI roller
      Make me an offer before I chop it up

    7. Member goosler's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 12:06 AM #3612
      go kenman, it's yer birfday

    8. Member Shawn B's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 12:10 AM #3613
      Took it out to the local gtg for the third time driving it since I fixed the oil leak. The leak is fixed! Now to degrease the whole underside of the car, lol.

    9. Member thatcrazylaxdude's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 12:54 AM #3614
      Drove it.
      Ain't nobody dope as me, I'm dressed, so fresh, so clean, so fresh and so clean clean.

      '84 GTI Revival


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      09-07-2010 01:12 AM #3615
      Quote Originally Posted by zviratko View Post


      Straight up paper bag status....
      Minimalism.

      "OEM as f*ck"

    11. Member -Rotu-'s Avatar
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      09-07-2010 06:04 AM #3616
      Drove it to a friend of mine to bring him tools for fixing his Opel Calibra.

    12. Member Shawn B's Avatar
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      09-07-2010 02:24 PM #3617
      Fixed my downpipe - one loose nut and one missing nut at the turbo
      (I thought I heard a small exhaust leak the other day)

      Fixed my valve cover breather - the grommet was ripped
      (stole one off one of my spares here in the garage)

      Removed my fans from under the hood - don't need these anymore since I fixed the oil leak
      (used these to blow down so when I pulled to a stop sign or a set of lights burning oil smoke didn't billow from my hood)

      Hooked my blower motor back up in case the windows are fogged up tonight after work
      (I was using the power for the blower motor to power my fans)

    13. Member Sven7's Avatar
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      09-08-2010 12:09 AM #3618
      Yesterday went to Grattan, and proved to Tony that I'm lower. (on the left)


      Today went to Belle Isle, failed at taking the blower motor cover thing off, and then took some pics.


      Last edited by Sven7; 09-08-2010 at 12:21 AM.

    14. Member Shawn B's Avatar
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      09-08-2010 05:55 AM #3619
      It's been years since I've been to belle island!

      Currently cleaning all the oil and debris from my air filter. It'll be oiled up and reinstalled tomorrow.

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      09-08-2010 09:59 AM #3620
      installed new vent window seals... now im gonna have to seal up my firewall
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      09-08-2010 12:13 PM #3621
      today i got my 2nd tank of gas since the motor swap.
      calculated the first tank at 37mpg.

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      09-08-2010 12:18 PM #3622
      Quote Originally Posted by giveitupandddance View Post
      today i got my 2nd tank of gas since the motor swap.
      calculated the first tank at 37mpg.
      no lumpy race cam, no care.

    18. Member Sven7's Avatar
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      09-10-2010 05:47 PM #3623
      Well it wasn't today, but I got some swallowtail trim on. Here's a picture because I like pictures.


      The door piece still needs a TON of work because I scratched the ish out of it while removing the vinyl covering.

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      09-10-2010 10:38 PM #3624
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v-of-fury View Post
      Quote, originally posted by yellowrocco87 »

      i swear if my buddy tim car doesn't stop leaking oil on my hood

      Hey, the oil will stop your hood from rusting out

      a) This is from forever-ago.
      b)Thats a mkIII for you.
      c) Rather then admitting I have a huge oil leak I say I have a passenger side anti-rust feature

    20. Member Sven7's Avatar
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      09-11-2010 04:04 AM #3625
      Drove over too many goddamn bumps and sh*t all over Detroilet. The road I use to get to i75 is riddled with speed-bump grade bumps that take up several lanes and beat the living f*ck out of my suspension when it was stock. Now it's lowered, and absolute murder, even when going slow.

      I need to go an inch lower.

      Flawless logic.

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      09-11-2010 04:40 AM #3626
      Degreased and pressure-washed the bay, replaced the multi coloured vacuum lines with black ones, plugged EGR holes and removed EGR lines.



      Still got a bunch of stuff to paint.

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      09-11-2010 01:03 PM #3627
      moved the truck so I could do the brakes on the TDI
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    23. Member Gear_Dog's Avatar
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      09-11-2010 11:50 PM #3628
      welded some more of the exhaust. finally able to spin the block after it sat for to long
      Hoping to get more done tomorrow.
      Last edited by Gear_Dog; 09-12-2010 at 09:06 AM.
      My Boosted 16VT Build


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      Make me an offer before I chop it up

    24. 09-12-2010 12:28 AM #3629
      painted engine bay, no more green overspray all over everything!
      Fixed driver door lock and put on new lock pins.
      removed mistery reservoir and in the process discovered a hide-a-key inside the front bumper, key works

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      09-12-2010 01:38 AM #3630
      70mph 3rd gear burnouts on low boost, gotta love better than stock drivability then instant madness.
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      09-12-2010 02:02 AM #3631
      Hung the rear-end up by the engine hoist and dropped the rear axle beam enough to pull the exhaust through, had the toilet bowl extended enough to get the ABA hooked up, installed my new gaskets and scrubbed the engine bay.

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      09-12-2010 02:55 AM #3632
      fixed a boost leak
      took it for a rip and.. err.. ripped open a new boost leak
      i've got to wait a bit until i can pinpoint this one, although it sounds like it's after the intercooler

      installed an Alpine tape deck i found at a parts yard
      the LCD's numbers are messed up so it looks like alien language, and i'm not crazy about the green lighting, but the tape deck part works, so i'm fine with it for now
      sounds good too

      replaced a soft vacuum hose to the brake booster with a stiffer one
      now my brakes feel stiffer, hooray

      also, ate half a bag of nibs in it

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      09-12-2010 03:03 AM #3633
      just got my front dust boots and hd bump stops, rear bumps, rear upper poly shock mounts, and tie rod ends in.

      i've been saveing up a-arms with bushings, ball joints, upper front strut mounts, wheel bearings kits, hubs, cv axles and 12 new bolts, koni oranges (fronts are already installed in my strut housings), and 2 freashly painted tuna cans .

      my h&r springs will be here monday, now all i need is one of those $90 front brake kits with vented rotors and red box pads from gap, infact everything except the koni's and h&r's above has come from gap (plus way more) , gota love um.

      i cant wait to button up this stage in the cars progress, 30 year old suspension rides and handels like crap and clanks over every bump, this should be a vast improvement .
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      "Exactly! You should have to wear that badge of dishonor like a scarlet letter. A big 'A' for adulterating this forum with your mk4 filth lol."

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      09-12-2010 07:09 AM #3634
      started in on preshoot prep: sanded and spot primed the rubthroughs on the right side. Hoping to finish the rest of the sand and prime tomorrow, minus the one dent in front of the left rear wheel, which is waiting for my body hammer/anvil/spoon set and gun to come back from my buddy, who's driving his miata in laguna seca this weekend. With any luck, by next weekend I'll have settled on the color and bought that, so I can fix the dent, apply the filler and shoot the car then.

      Hi, btw. used to be a regular in the mk2 forum, but got rid of that car a while ago, and just picked up the 89 Cabby, so here I am. I'd have posted in the Cabby forum but it seems a lot more dead than in here, and well, 89 is still a mk1 .

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      09-12-2010 04:13 PM #3635
      lower steering column bearing fell out today, put a hose clamp on it. good to go.

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      09-12-2010 04:25 PM #3636
      got it ready for a trip down to the coast and see some BIG trees. Installed my rebuilt vacuum pump, and now have better than new brakes. also did a fuel filter, and a coolant flush/fill. gonna go clean it right now. thanks again 2mAn for dropping off the seats(at five in the morning on sat)
      mmmmm......big trees
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      09-12-2010 04:42 PM #3637
      Joined vortex finally. Clay bar and waxed it. Came back inside to figure out how to post pics on here. Might go back out and beat on the caddy for a bit....

    33. Member Shawn B's Avatar
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      09-12-2010 07:52 PM #3638
      Hung out with ddG60 for a bit after going for a drive, went for another drive and finally did some tweaking of the alignment - probably go for another drive later

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      09-12-2010 07:54 PM #3639
      Took it for one of the last joy rides of the season.
      Ain't nobody dope as me, I'm dressed, so fresh, so clean, so fresh and so clean clean.

      '84 GTI Revival


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      09-12-2010 08:35 PM #3640
      dye/cleaned my carpet

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