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    Thread: Mk1 Content... before and after shots

    1. 02-04-2012 11:50 AM #456
      when i bought her :



      first rebuild:



      final build:






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      02-04-2012 12:10 PM #457
      lepez, what body kit is that?

    3. 02-04-2012 01:32 PM #458
      custom made fiberglass widebody kit. front and rear bumpers are made from molds of mk2 gti bumpers. friend of mine has a shop where he does lots of fibreglass modifications.
      same goes for the engine room. fiberglass panels that cover the original metalwork


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      02-04-2012 03:09 PM #459
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      Modified by SpoolinJetta18T at 12:14 AM 7-18-2009[/QUOTE]

      anyone know what wheels these are?

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      02-04-2012 11:15 PM #460
      Sportmax

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      02-04-2012 11:23 PM #461
      Shaved bay insert

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      02-05-2012 12:49 AM #462
      [QUOTE=lepez;75738250]custom made fiberglass widebody kit. front and rear bumpers are made from molds of mk2 gti bumpers. friend of mine has a shop where he does lots of fibreglass modifications.
      same goes for the engine room. fiberglass panels that cover the original metalwork

      sooper slick lepez. was going to ask bout the flairs. first thing i noticed. never seen them. knew the bumpers had something to do with mk2, but them flairs set it OFF man. killer. mean stance achieved looks great. i'm a fan of "original" color, and yours wasnt bad, but the blue you went with suits it nicely. not real sure what to think about the "smooth engine bay inserts" but diggin it none the less.
      friends dont let friends have dirty door jams

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      02-05-2012 12:59 AM #463
      forgot to mention as well- glad to see an 8V still there in the bay. but the oil dip stick should be changed, tho i understand why, i myself would like to see a bright orange or red OEM one, just to say HI this is where the oil is checked but the one you have chosen blends nicely and i believe that was your idea also noticed in "final" a tan cover for the "top down" bit. did you do a tan top as well?
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      02-05-2012 01:10 AM #464
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      The day I bought it...

      Currently.
      this one is the ISHT. so glad to see that you kept the character that was inherited (by purchasing this vw) and just slightly enhanced it. with suspension and rims and i'm sure other lil bits but over all not changing ALL of this caddys life story. thats what i like and thats the idea behind mine. keep that character, and history, but just add lil nicely thought out touches. no need to over do it, thats why i LOVE MK1's. not much is really needed other then purchase
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      02-05-2012 01:14 AM #465
      ^forgot to mention. glad to see the pin striping still present in the "after" also, glad you left the mud flaps and bed rails, well played
      friends dont let friends have dirty door jams

    11. 02-05-2012 06:05 AM #466
      [QUOTE=thumper82;75746242]
      Quote Originally Posted by lepez View Post
      custom made fiberglass widebody kit. front and rear bumpers are made from molds of mk2 gti bumpers. friend of mine has a shop where he does lots of fibreglass modifications.
      same goes for the engine room. fiberglass panels that cover the original metalwork

      sooper slick lepez. was going to ask bout the flairs. first thing i noticed. never seen them. knew the bumpers had something to do with mk2, but them flairs set it OFF man. killer. mean stance achieved looks great. i'm a fan of "original" color, and yours wasnt bad, but the blue you went with suits it nicely. not real sure what to think about the "smooth engine bay inserts" but diggin it none the less.
      fiberglass inserts were chosen just because it was way easier then to start welding in metal plates... and it looks as good as metal welding ... the top is plain black color

      I'm well aware it won't be everybody's taste , the car is far from the original look with the new bodykit but I'm happy with the way it looks.

      my current project is a mk1 caddy 1.6 diesel, but were are still sorting out the rusty bits so no pictures yet...

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      02-14-2012 12:25 AM #467

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      02-14-2012 02:30 AM #468
      I will play. Still work in progress.


      New roof,wheels and interior.


      Complete suspension over haul,new brakes and tune up yet to come(parts in box,no time)
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

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      02-14-2012 07:24 AM #469
      when i first rolled this thing into my garage


      when i rolled it out


      still working on it

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      02-14-2012 08:52 AM #470
      Quote Originally Posted by thumper82 View Post
      ^forgot to mention. glad to see the pin striping still present in the "after" also, glad you left the mud flaps and bed rails, well played
      Thanks man, my intention is to keep it looking as original as possible. It was originally a farm truck, and all things considered its in pretty decent condition... I plan to fully restore it over time which will include a full re-spray of the original color (and the stripes will be re-done as well) and all the original bits will be going back on (bed rails, mud flaps, stainless trim etc.) the interior will be retrimmed and what-not, but in a different color. I also have a 1.9tdi (alh) that I'm collecting parts for to swap in. (that's the only major change that'll happen.)
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      02-14-2012 10:08 AM #471




      first time "finished"



      then added a top mount intercooler, different turbo, etc, etc...did some local racing



      then apart again, tdi and 02A swap, along with a ton of other changes



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      10-04-2012 03:34 PM #472
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      10-04-2012 03:46 PM #473
      BEFORE:


      AFTER:

    19. 10-04-2012 03:51 PM #474
      forgot about this thread. here's two years ago and this past weekend:

      Shop Truck - Round 3: Back With a Vengeance?!

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      10-05-2012 04:20 AM #475
      Quote Originally Posted by CF-Shane View Post
      The day after I bought it:


      Later that month:


      Somewhat current picture, definitely early into the project still:
      Updated


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      03-08-2013 01:54 PM #476
      Quote Originally Posted by TDiPusher19t View Post
      when i first rolled this thing into my garage


      when i rolled it out


      still working on it
      More pics?
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      03-08-2013 10:00 PM #477
      Before (Yay! Cell pics!):





      After (So far...):




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      03-08-2013 10:44 PM #478
      before


      after


      awww

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      03-10-2013 06:05 AM #479
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      03-11-2013 09:02 AM #482
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      03-11-2013 10:08 AM #483
      shortly after i picked it up,not in terrible shape. needed a rad support, some rust repair, and it was at least 4 different shades of white. ran a little rough, but really just needed a solid once over to be a decent driver.


      recent shots. bodywork, paint, motor swap, turbo, rewrapped interior, etc etc etc



      sorry for the iphone pics

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      03-12-2013 12:26 AM #484
      First month owning, Nov 2007. 1.7 Gas




      As she sits today, Mar 2013. 1.9 M-TDI




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      03-12-2013 12:52 AM #485
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      More pics?
      i dont have it anymore...some rain, an oily patch and a light pole claimed its life. Pretty bummed.

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      03-12-2013 11:48 AM #487
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      03-13-2013 02:36 PM #488
      2010
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      03-16-2013 11:52 AM #489
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      03-16-2013 02:08 PM #490

      Got new wheels and oem fenders


      Bodywork and shaved bay



      And now



      many thanks to many people who helped get this car to its current and final stage
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