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    1. Member prom king's Avatar
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      09-15-2009 10:37 AM #1
      Boo old single stage paint

      I'm starting on the bodywork tonight, after I finish the engine mounts, and getting her to run a little better. Right now she's running on no 02 sensor and no knock sensor, she runs pretty good but :-x. I picked her up on tuesday, she had CIS problems, timing problems and ugly seats, which I kindly swapped power recaros . Now onto the pictures! I'll keep updating as the bodywork progress's this week, ultimate goal is to be finished my h20, as I already am staying at the princess royale, booked my room already. Raceland coils are on their way, tracking says thursday. She has 100+ miles on her, odometer isn't working, at 107k right now.






      btw this is what I do at work


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      09-15-2009 10:50 AM #2
      wow. holy progress. lower it. body work looks nice on the porsche

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      09-15-2009 10:54 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by jrgrinder »
      wow. holy progress. lower it. body work looks nice on the porsche

      Thanks, Raceland coils are on their way! I'm looking at my box of parts from germanautoparts, which includes front strut mounts, rear poly mounts, all new engine mounts, new plugs, wires and a distrib. Only thing I have to decide on now is a color.


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      09-15-2009 11:20 AM #4
      great find

      is this a non sunroof model?

      Quote, originally posted by prom king »

      Only thing I have to decide on now is a color.

      If you have the time, change the color, too many red 16v's out there

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      09-15-2009 11:42 AM #5
      Yeah, it's a non sunroof model.

      I wanted to shoot it "8c6" Which is Porsche Orange, the Carrera GT3 color


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      09-15-2009 11:45 AM #6
      i'm all for something different. i'm so tired of the plain. wanna do my car when your done with this one? i'll supply the paint.

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      09-15-2009 12:33 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by prom king »
      Yeah, it's a non sunroof model.

      I wanted to shoot it "8c6" Which is Porsche Orange, the Carrera GT3 color

      cool, the non sunroof model is rare

      great choice for color, looking forward to seeing this at H20

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      09-15-2009 12:48 PM #8
      Whoa whoa whoa the hamptons?

      Nice pick up, should look awesome in GT3 orange


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      09-15-2009 12:54 PM #9
      Yes, Hampton Bays. A local huh . Now we'll have to meet up one day.

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      09-15-2009 05:47 PM #10
      Awesome! For some reason, to me those seats scream 1997!

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      09-16-2009 12:07 AM #11
      Ugh finished and primed the hood today. Spent 5 hours on the hood and I still have more on it I need to fix

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      09-16-2009 01:22 AM #12
      I can't wait to see the progress on this car!
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      09-16-2009 03:44 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by prom king »
      Yes, Hampton Bays. A local huh . Now we'll have to meet up one day.

      The day my car will make it out there can I join?!?! Try gt3 rs green


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      09-16-2009 11:49 AM #14
      That color is nice ^^

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      09-21-2009 09:14 AM #15
      Rust is nobodys friend. I was installing my raceland suspension, when I saw a tiny spot of rust under an old repair. The car was hit here prolly about 10-15 years ago. They did a pretty nice repair I thought. I had to cut in a few new patches. This is how I spent my saturday.

      I got lazy and forgot to take pictures after grinding a lot of seamsealer to finally make it clean enough to weld... Heres where I finally made my patches.

      You can see the racelands in this pic.

      Then I just spotted it.

      Pictures this morning of the coils

      Reverse rake... for now. I need to raise the back, and drop the front

      Today I will be welding the patches in that fender. I decided to save the fender because most of the bodywork will be behind the bodykit anyway.

      More or less this is how the car will look for h20, as I will run out of time . I will spend this winter getting it ready for paint and rebuilding the head.

      Punch list on saturday included.
      1) Install new Knock Sensor
      2) Install new 02 sensor
      3) New plugs
      4) New suspension + Mounts all the way around.
      5) WELD
      6) Treat control arms and engine subframe with POR15.
      7) Get por 15 on my hands because the gloves broke, and now my hands are black.


      Who's going to h20? I will be staying at the Princess Royale. Hope to meet some of you guys


      Modified by prom king at 8:16 AM 9-21-2009


      Modified by prom king at 8:20 AM 9-21-2009


    16. 09-21-2009 09:40 AM #16
      Orange...I like that.

      I'm picturing that with black euro bumpers and black body kit for contrast.....that would be sharp!


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      09-21-2009 09:53 AM #17
      That's what I'm thinking about!
      Only thing I'm unsure of is the bodykit

    18. 09-21-2009 10:28 AM #18
      I'd definitely do the body kit in black for the contrast - it would be a real head-turner, and it would accent the body design very nicely. Give it a true "euro" look.


      Just in time for Halloween too!

      Seriously though, I'd do it that way.


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      09-25-2009 09:25 AM #19
      last night at 10:30 pm. The day before h20, I painted the hood, pass fender, and the flare. They looked like ass, and I didn't want it to look so bad for h20!


      LOL the paint doesnt match

      See you guys at h20


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      09-30-2009 12:02 PM #20
      Update, car made the trip fine to maryland and back without any problems.

      Got some new parts in today. Going to start working on the shortend bumpers this weekend.


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      10-24-2009 09:48 PM #21
      So been messing around here and there with her.

      Updates are the following

      Got a new engine for the Scirocco for a 9a swap with about 50k on it, blew very nice on the leak down test. Going to throw some new valve springs, and lifter in the head along with a set of shrick 276's.

      Pulling the motor soon, so I can jam / clean up the engine bay.


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      11-18-2009 10:27 AM #22
      Decided on a color.
      Picked up Cams.
      New fuel pump

      Now I'm trying to decide, bodykit or no bodykit.


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      11-18-2009 07:00 PM #23
      that hood looks awesome from the pics. i got a cleaner hodd then i originally had. i already have more then 15 hours of body work into it. something about these hoods.

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      11-18-2009 07:41 PM #24
      can we get an update on your shortened bumbers?

      how are you coming along with them? need any advice?

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      11-18-2009 10:31 PM #25
      I'm almost done with the bumpers johnny. I'll post pics either this weekend or thanksgiving weekend.

      Also looks like I'm closing on a deal for 11:1 83mm pistons for my 9a block too.

      I love black bumpers though

      More I look at both of these cars the more I want to stay red, but at the other time, I want to be different.


      Modified by prom king at 9:35 PM 11-18-2009


    26. 11-19-2009 05:46 PM #26
      Black for the win
      club Grim Water
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      11-23-2009 01:58 AM #27

      was spotted over the weekend. Since i bought this car in sept. I've put about 7000 miles on it already.




      Modified by prom king at 7:37 AM 11-23-2009


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      11-23-2009 07:19 AM #28
      Great write up ... progress in Good


      Quote, originally posted by prom king »
      Since i bought this car in sept. I've put about 7000 miles on it already.


      I did this in this the 1st month

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      12-28-2009 10:46 PM #29
      I'm up to about 10,000 miles on my Scirocco already.

      Okay because everyone loves pictures I can finally update this thread.

      I've had my 9a motor for a while now, but i've finally gotten around to taking it apart.

      It was very sludgy when I took off the oil cooler, and cleaned off the top of the pistons. I was told the engine had 80k on it, when I got it.

      I'm not going to complain because I got the motor for free, but it had been sitting in his garage for about 4 years. The top of the pistons, I used a little simple green on a rag, and they cleaned right up. I didn't scrub them or anything yet, I didn't go to crazy, I'm debating whether I should rebuild the engine, or just toss it in and hope for the best.
      The block itself was very clean, the walls of the engine are nice and smooth, you can still the factory hone.

      Will taking off the oil pan give me a better look at the engine?

      I also got a header in a trade, I was told it was a TT Head,er but I can't find any markings on it, and it looks more like a bosal design to me. But if someone can chime in here, I'd appreciate it.

      [

      My garage compressors

      My home tool boxes

      The header

      This picture I took with my blackberry it's like a 1 mega pixel, but this is what the head looked like when I pulled it.

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      12-29-2009 08:47 AM #30
      Ordering new rings, and gaskets today.
      Drove it this morning to find a burning smell. Uh oh. I just hope it doesn't go on fire like my e30 did.

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      12-29-2009 02:34 PM #31
      Hey, I saw you at H2O in September, good looking car!
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      12-29-2009 10:10 PM #32
      let me know if you need any 16v scirocco related parts, i have a ton laying around i wont put to use.

      cool project thus far, keep it up. you hard work is paying off.


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      12-29-2009 11:28 PM #33
      thanks for the encouragement, I have this winter all lined up for the bodywork and paint. I'm just trying to get the engine work ready to go now. As of now the car is my daily driver. The motor mounts need to be changed, as well as the clutch it slips when I get on it.


      I've had a WTB thread going for a couple of months now, I need a few things.

      New Blower motor
      The Blower motor box, the vac lines that connect to it, that control the air vents, one of those broke off of the one on my car now.
      I need side marker lamps
      A rear Parcel Tray
      A 16v fuel pump
      My list isn't very big. Also need one of those dinky caps for the screws for the bodykit, the one that covers the screw hole connect to the front right lower valance. I'll glady pay for shipping, and or the items.


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      12-30-2009 07:30 AM #34
      Does anyone sell a complete rebuild kit?

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      12-30-2009 09:08 PM #35
      im gonns call them tomorrow and see if they'll hook me up

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