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    Thread: The F N Pothole Build!

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      01-25-2010 01:05 AM #36
      Went crazy this week!<p>Power Steering Relocation<br> <IMG SRC="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10hsYuO0jI/AAAAAAAAAgs/_ekPqgqmSbc/s640/IMG_1075.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Shaved the Holes for the Evap System<br><IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10h4ckRkWI/AAAAAAAAAg0/SkezPO4Lpog/s512/IMG_1073.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>General Cleanup and wire tuck<br><IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10h7oP-SBI/AAAAAAAAAkA/5z9tmMZ2vec/s720/IMG_1067.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Sensor Lines Ran<br> <IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10iOSzJwMI/AAAAAAAAAh8/pMx_0b7xq1M/s720/IMG_1065.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Base<br> <IMG SRC="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10hyrYTKhI/AAAAAAAAAgw/LEahsHhGSPU/s128/IMG_1079.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Wiring Mess<br><IMG SRC="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10i22f2WXI/AAAAAAAAAjE/8VuPgwLnZUM/s512/IMG_1069.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Done for the Night.<br> <IMG SRC="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10i3576ZUI/AAAAAAAAAjM/e1Ru1hYG568/s720/IMG_1083.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>OMG IT LIGHTS UP!@<br> <IMG SRC="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S10heyJ4VtI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/pwzdSuejL3w/s512/IMG_1090.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Well, i hope you no one who waited had 56k.<p>Just waiting on the bags to get here and in the mean time I will be building a false floor for in the trunk to hold the tank and hide the rest of the stuff.<p>Any other ideas/comments?

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      01-25-2010 01:56 AM #37
      Looks good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> NIce work!!!!

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      01-26-2010 03:44 PM #38
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GnarPassatWagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> NIce work!!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks.<p>False floor is almost built. just need to pick up some felt so it doesnt rattle.<p>Left to do:<p>Run air lines<br>Finish setting up the lines in the trunk<br>Run an air line from the tank to valve block<br>Drill holes to run air lines from trunk<br>Set up the leveling sensors<br>Install bags<br>Run wires for the rear sensors<br>Notch Frame<br>Re-assemble interior<br>Build cover for false floor<p>ALSO<p>What should I do with my tank? I was going to make it a disco ball, but that would look tacky.<p>IDEA ME!<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by SoldierSide16 at 11:41 PM 1-26-2010</i>

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      01-28-2010 11:27 PM #39
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SoldierSide16</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thanks.<p>False floor is almost built. just need to pick up some felt so it doesnt rattle.<p>Left to do:<p>Run air lines<br>Finish setting up the lines in the trunk<br>Run an air line from the tank to valve block<br>Drill holes to run air lines from trunk<br>Set up the leveling sensors<br>Install bags<br>Run wires for the rear sensors<br>Notch Frame<br>Re-assemble interior<br>Build cover for false floor<p>ALSO<p>What should I do with my tank? I was going to make it a disco ball, but that would look tacky.<p>IDEA ME!<p><br><i>Modified by SoldierSide16 at 11:41 PM 1-26-2010</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nice progress Colin! What cha gonna do with the tank?
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      02-01-2010 03:42 AM #40
      Tank is staying black......for now...... have a fun idea planned....

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      02-02-2010 12:49 AM #41
      Anyone interested in a keychain "Remove before flight" Pm me for more info.<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by SoldierSide16 at 10:33 PM 2-1-2010</i>

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      02-10-2010 10:24 PM #42
      Stuff is arriving tomorrow....... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">

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      02-16-2010 02:48 AM #43
      <IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S3o_bROKGqI/AAAAAAAAAmc/LIbmYPZxVpA/s512/photo.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Rolled fenders, rear tires don't rub whatsoever, just a mock up. I just popped the spring out.<p>Thinking i might have to step it up to a 20 mm rear spacer.<p>More photos to come.<p>Bagyard rear bags are here, Mason-Tech rear bags sold and shipped out!<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by SoldierSide16 at 11:50 PM 2-15-2010</i>

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      02-16-2010 10:22 PM #44
      looks good so far man! can't wait until it's done!

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      02-24-2010 04:06 PM #46
      Anybody have more tips on getting the rear lower?? Im not held up on tires or anything is there something that i can trim that someone knows off the top of their heads? Or are you guys gunna make me get back under my car?<p>

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      02-25-2010 10:48 AM #47
      is that pic just sitting on the rear shocks with no spring? have you cut the bump stops?

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      02-25-2010 11:22 AM #48
      remove bump stops, and get shorter rear shocks.

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      03-02-2010 06:55 PM #49
      Yes, that was just on the rear shock with no spring.<p>I have shorter struts, KYB AGX. But i will be changing them soonish.... What should i go with, H&R? any other companines that will just outright sell just the rear struts?<p>I chopped the rear bumpstops down, i can now stick a business card in there and it will stay.<p>I found out, i cannot go any lower. I am hung up on my exhaust.......<br>Has anybody notched their rear subframe deal there?<p>I have stained the wooden frame and the tank is painted and being prepped for my big idea of what i am doing with my tank <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I will be waiting till thats complete before i post pictures of that.<p><br>This WILL be done on or before March 24th. I want to go out driving on my birthday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p><br>Thanks for the ideas guys.

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      03-03-2010 10:38 AM #50
      I want to see it!!

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      03-04-2010 09:08 PM #51
      Not till the April meet Blair, not till April.

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      03-07-2010 10:48 PM #52
      Verdict Motorsport Shifter Bushing Install.<br>Easy.<p><IMG SRC="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RPvDmOJmI/AAAAAAAAAqg/nq_EBvie9Fg/s720/IMG_1127.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br>Tools: Extensions, socket with 1/2 inch bit, Tools to remove your airbox, and a knife to cut out the old rubber bushings.<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RPyGJvKrI/AAAAAAAAArA/aLjd-oH8AyQ/s720/IMG_1131.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br>Remove air box then Remove these 3 - 1/2 inch bolts<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RPyA6IqvI/AAAAAAAAArI/MUzAIbUT37s/s720/IMG_1130.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br>Different Picture of bolts, also a finished picture. <p><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><br><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><p>My blocks<p>13.5' high approximately made by me from about 18 foot lengths of 2x6 for EACH one. I put a small piece of 2x4 on the lifting points so that it didn't rest on my side skirts.<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RQX4mYGZI/AAAAAAAAAqs/HwuMjrcB1JU/s512/IMG_1115.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br> <br><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><br><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><p>How i got it up onto the Blocks.<p>I started by driving the front wheels up on my homemade ramps, that are a gradual step up of 2x6, to a height of 4 - 2x6's stacked, no pictures of this.<p>Leave the car in gear with the e-brake set to stop any rolling.<p>I started by finding two OEM Widow Makers and putting them at the lifting points in front of the rear wheels, I lifted the rear evenly using the OEM jacks with some help from my friend (DONT DO THIS WITHOUT SOMEONE ELSE, 3 PEOPLE MAKE IT THE EASIEST). I lifted it just enough to get the rear high enough to get a big trust-worthy jack under each of the springs.<p><IMG SRC="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RQYAIgEEI/AAAAAAAAAqw/7WI658nx48w/s720/IMG_1117.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>I started lifting the rear with the jacks under the springs, if you don't do this and just use the OEM jacks it will fall to the side and mess up your paint and or you. Have two people pumping the jacks evenly and one person watch from behind to make sure that the car stays even while lifting.<br>Once it is high enough slip the blocks in under the lifting points for the rear and the 2x4 on top, make sure the weight is centered on the blocks. Lower the rears and make sure its all sturdy and stuff.<p><B>For the front</B> <p>Being that it was already on ramps i had no problems getting the big jacks under it, i took off my front valence to give more space to pump the jack handle though. I put a jack in each of the spots circled.<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RQY7BnwLI/AAAAAAAAAq0/jktoLdntbHU/s720/IMG_1118.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>Lift the front up evenly like the rear, two people jacking, one person to make sure its even.<br>Slip the blocks in and center them and all that. <p>The way i built my ramps was the stack of 4 2x6's were screwed to but could be separated from the rest of the ramp.<p>Finished product:<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RQXmzXy8I/AAAAAAAAAqo/lM7FEPAmeIY/s720/IMG_1114.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><br><b>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</b><p>Removing Rear Struts / Springs<p>Start by pulling your fender liners, pretty basic, t25 torx (can someone verify this for me?) <br>(no pictures)<p>At the top where your strut meets the body, there is a bracket with 2 - 16mm bolts holding it in, undo these, do the same on the other side. You can also cut your bump stops too, if you plan on going that low.<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5Ri_whgorI/AAAAAAAAArU/VCBna1fxeGs/s720/IMG_1119.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Once the struts are loose, the rear beam will drop down, and the spring should pull out. <p>Undo the bottom bolt if you are replacing the strut.<p> <IMG SRC="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_I-V8YHCsxZA/S5RjASPPvKI/AAAAAAAAArY/m-U14Tyl6Ms/s720/IMG_1120.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><br>More to come as i work on the car.<p>If anyone has anything to add or for me to change send me a pm and i can update it.

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      03-07-2010 11:01 PM #53
      i guess you have something against jackstands.
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      03-07-2010 11:14 PM #54
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wagner17</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i guess you have something against jackstands. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>My dad was a firefighter for 35 years, he has been to a lot of calls of fallen cars, he refuses to let me get under a car that is just on jack stands cause it is not very sturdy, if you have seen the pictures I have seen, you wouldn't put your car up on 4 jack stands and get under it again.<p>Don't get me wrong, 2 jack stands is fine if your doing just front or rear, but for all 4 wheels off the ground better safe than dead.

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      03-09-2010 01:32 AM #55
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Eurotuner.</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Don't get me wrong, 2 jack stands is fine if your doing just front or rear, but for all 4 wheels off the ground better safe than dead.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah thats what my car is on and i wont get right under it, i shake the hell outta the car before i even stick one arm under it just to be sure

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      03-09-2010 10:40 PM #56
      Colin, hopefully your package shows up this week <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I actually had a car collapse on my hand (pinched my hand between the wheel and the fender) and almost lost 4 fingers on my right hand. Never again will I just rely on a jack or jack stands -- much better to be safe than sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

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      03-11-2010 02:00 PM #57
      Just a little update here, I have been working away on the system and everything, looks like i will have some stuff to post in the "What are hardlines?" Thread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Pictures soon!<p>EDIT: When i was under the car trying to move the exhaust forward a bit more more clearance in the rear, i found porcupine quills stuck in various places under my car from the guy on the first page.<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by Eurotuner. at 9:18 AM 3-12-2010</i>

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      03-11-2010 02:10 PM #58
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      03-22-2010 10:13 PM #59
      One photo and one photo alone.<p> <IMG SRC="http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs386.snc3/23605_10150157681640181_524230180_11702554_7317714 _n.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      03-22-2010 11:39 PM #61
      Oh i forgot about some other stuff i have done, photo shoot wednesday night maybe.....

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      Not sure you are going to make your deadline but maybe the next meet!

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      03-24-2010 02:29 AM #63
      Left to do:<p>-Bend and connect air lines<br>-Set up leveling sensors<br>-Install Rear Bags<br>- Put trunk back together<p>Biggest problem I am having is where the F$#K are people mounting these leveling sensors??!?!?!?!?!

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      03-29-2010 01:31 AM #64
      Had a friend weld some nuts to the control arms so that is taken care of for the leveling sensors. thanks for the link as well andrew that helped out!<p>I finished the car up on saturday, haven't posted anything cause i have been out driving around. <p>Taking some pictures tomorrow.

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      03-29-2010 10:32 AM #65
      Need to see pics!!

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    32. 03-29-2010 05:09 PM #67
      Colin....Must see Pics.<p><br>FYI this is Jeff

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      03-29-2010 09:01 PM #68
      The car looked sick!! Seeing it raised up and lowered the first time saturday and i jizzed my pants
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      03-29-2010 11:38 PM #69
      Sorry guys, its blowing snow at like 100KM/H, so like 60MPH for everyone down south.<p>So no pictures, one day soon.<p>Also found out an old friend of mine is now a welder, so frame notch here we come!<p>Edit:<p>Also, soon ill get a video of my car crushing a full can of pop, because someone said they were going to and never did.<BR><BR>
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