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    Thread: under the weight..... a new beginning (pic intensive)

    1. Senior Member urogolf's Avatar
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      11-04-2009 10:30 PM #1
      I finally came to terms with some denial i had about my rabbit
      The car had some rot. all floors, rockers, Inside of a-pillar, inside of frame rail, rear floor to shock tower, tops of the front aprons, rain tray and it looked worse and worse as I pulled it apart.
      I also had plans of returning my car to a late westy and the car was gonna need a respray to fix some cosmetic stuff (damages from explosion and some chips and scratches from being used)

      so the whole car would have to come apart outside and inside to fix it and then it would be "patched up"

      So after much thought and convincing of the wife I decided to purchase a SOLID shell that had been through the bulk of a rotisseried resto.
      the owner, Bruno (a friend of mine) had done a lot of work to this car in preparation to making this a super solid car. This GTI has been off the road and mostly garaged since the late 90's and it shows.

      my gti was mechanically, electrically and interior wise 100% so it will supply the new car of all of the that and its rad support

      onto some pix
      the new guy the night I brought him home

      Had to get rid of the old one
      ****WARNING SOME PIX MAY BE DISTURBING****

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      where we ended up after my buddy chris and I went to town emptying the shell

      car had to go so sawzall it was... first cut was really tough for me but it had to be done
      the shock towers will live on in my buddies caddy

      and the rear clip will be made into a matching trailor that will be towed with the new car

      I got all the parts out of the garage, swept and mopped the floor and straightened up a bit

      then wheeled the car into the garage

      stripped and por15'd wheel wells

      smoothed/ shaved bay

      unreal underside

      my support awaiting being cleaned up and being fit to the new car

      boxes and boxes of new parts (bruno works at a vw dealer)

      plans are a late westy ft end with a twist and a euro rear panel with my old all red euro tails

      there may some minor krom here and there (pauls influence rubs off)
      and the color will be the ***********!

      I am super stoked about the project and plan to have it debut at the NE Dustoff show in April
      its an aggressive goal but I am pretty certain I can make it happen. wish me luck

      and where the project gets its name... this is on the back window.... no idea what it means

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      11-04-2009 10:45 PM #2
      wow, can't wait to see this one done.
      Our mk6

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      11-04-2009 10:49 PM #4
      A chopped up rabbit excites me reminds of the old days

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      11-04-2009 11:08 PM #5
      umm...wow.

      didn't see this comin. I didn't see any rot? Was it seriously that bad?

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      11-04-2009 11:17 PM #6
      yeah man
      it was gonna need a ton of work
      and like i said i kept finding more as i was takin it apart
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      11-04-2009 11:19 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by urogolf »
      yeah man
      it was gonna need a ton of work
      and like i said i kept finding more as i was takin it apart

      Oh I completely understand. When I went to build my GTI 16vT I went directly after a mk1 shell that was PERFECT. I didn't care about anything else as long as the metal was solid.

      I'll be looking forward to see what you do with this one

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      11-04-2009 11:26 PM #8
      wow
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      11-04-2009 11:43 PM #9
      holy crap...
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      11-04-2009 11:45 PM #10
      Your car always was an idol for me...

      I will be watching this. Good luck man!

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    11. 11-05-2009 12:00 AM #11
      I'd love to see your trailer, I might have a shell I'm going to scrap, might end up building a trailer out of it. It's a 4 door in case you wondered...

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      11-05-2009 12:07 AM #12
      wow, this is a big surprise!

      looking forward to see where this ends up.

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      11-05-2009 12:09 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      wow, this is a big surprise!

      looking forward to see where this ends up.


      Oh right! Big surprise, I didn't see the thread starters name! Sure this is going to be sharp too.

    14. 11-05-2009 12:12 AM #14
      wow

      As a GTI owner Ive always loved your car but always wanted to see the original lights and bumpers on it. Cant wait till this is done.


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      11-05-2009 12:28 AM #15
      a ha....so THIS is what you were referring to!!
      Looking forward to the progress Luis!

      oh and PM sent


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      11-05-2009 12:35 AM #16
      wow!

      keep us updated!


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      11-05-2009 12:41 AM #17
      Wow crazy! Never thought I'd see that car cut in half!!

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      11-05-2009 01:23 AM #18
      that it pretty intense, to think that car is all cut up now. Seems a bit extreme. But hey, if thats what you want . Cant wait to see the finished project.
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      11-05-2009 01:34 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by 91whitewolfsburg »

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      11-05-2009 02:33 AM #20
      I almost cried a little.
      VW-less at the moment...

    21. 11-05-2009 04:50 AM #21
      i vote you pretend 'Under The Weight' comes from here;


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      11-05-2009 05:13 AM #22
      wow, good luck!
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      11-05-2009 07:39 AM #23
      thanks guys
      it was a tough decision to scrap the other car but I needed all the parts from it for the new one and tryin to sell a completely empty shell that needs a ton of work wouldn't be the easiest thing I imagine

      plan on doin some work on it tonight

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      11-05-2009 08:19 AM #24
      I think this is great . It's already obvious that the result is gonna be well worth it.

      I know that feeling when a good looking car is slowly rotting away. It detracts a lot from enjoying the car to its fullest.

      As for the old shell, that's OK, some must die that others may live


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      11-05-2009 08:29 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by urogolf »
      thanks guys
      it was a tough decision to scrap the other car but I needed all the parts from it for the new one and tryin to sell a completely empty shell that needs a ton of work wouldn't be the easiest thing I imagine

      plan on doin some work on it tonight


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    26. 11-05-2009 08:46 AM #26
      My Jetta is going to get the same thing soon. I have fixed a ton of little issues. Some stuff pops back up. Never ending battle. The sawzall takes care of it all though.

    27. 11-05-2009 08:56 AM #27
      Nice Luis, I can't wait to see it come spring.

      makes me think...I need a project

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      11-05-2009 09:07 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by OLD-GTI »

      makes me think...I need a project

      funny i was thinking the opposite...

      Luis is my hero though..

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    29. 11-05-2009 09:13 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ »

      funny i was thinking the opposite...

      I just wanna cut and weld $hit.

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      11-05-2009 09:17 AM #30
      very nice. Can't wait to see it come along

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      11-05-2009 09:19 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by OLD-GTI »

      I just wanna cut and weld $hit.

      ^^ lolzz my new signature..


      I seriously cant wait to see the progress pics on this one.

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      11-05-2009 10:08 AM #33
      Luis: "If I can't have you, no one will......!"




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      11-05-2009 10:17 AM #34
      lol

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