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    Thread: Project CAR (Coupe on Air Ride) is under way!!! MK1 air ride build inside!

    1. Banned WCHLVR's Avatar
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      05-02-2010 01:30 PM #51
      Nothing yet. We just spent most of yesterday mapping out how we want it and what pieces we are going to run. We have a little surprise in order.

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      05-02-2010 07:35 PM #52
      Looks great.

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      05-02-2010 10:26 PM #53
      Ooo golly that's sexy.
      Make me some mk2 rear disc drop plates!

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      05-03-2010 07:41 PM #54
      Just picked up a chunk of 1018 to cut the drop plates out of for the Jetta. Should have them done later this week.

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      05-06-2010 12:31 AM #55
      Here we go ladies and germs. The first set of Select-A-Drop Plates. Everything came out spot on... except for the bolt holes. I made the tolerances like .005 too tight and the bolts wouldn't fit all the way though. Ran bit through them and they are ret-ta-go. I need to pop into CAD and open up the holes just a smidge.

      So we started with this-

      1/2x4 1018 Cold Rolled


      Ended up with these-

      2- Brand New Select-A-Drop Plates



      Design is fully functional for disc or drum brakes-


      Plenty of clearance for the caliper mounting-


      There was some concern that the mounting hardware might not clear the rear beam mounting flange-

      The line represents the beam mounting plate. Looks like it will be good to go. And before anyone gets their panties in a wad, this was just for demonstration. The kit will have lock nuts and 12.9 grade bolts.

    6. 05-06-2010 08:29 AM #56
      Love it!

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      05-06-2010 08:04 PM #57
      Picked up the mounting hardware today. Kit is now complete. Should have them mounted shortly. Should put the back of the Jetta on the floor.



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      05-07-2010 12:52 PM #58
      Quality stuff right there! You making me want to go back to school with all this CAD stuff!

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      05-07-2010 12:59 PM #59
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      PARTY.STATUS

    10. 01-26-2012 12:25 AM #60
      Back from the dead. The Coupe is back for more work.

      Got it all washed up. Installed the grill pieces. Pressure washed the bay and finished the tune up. Next is to tackle the rear brakes... they are completely wasted!




      Got a chance to take it for a spin. It was quite the experience with virtually no brakes.

      Just arrived today! Air Lift Auto Pilot V2. I must say this a pretty sexy piece. This thing has some amazing features and the controller literally fits in the palm of your hand.



      Unfortunately I wont be able to get installed until after my move but I am really looking forward to seeing it come together!

    11. 08-19-2012 08:46 PM #61
      Alright... after fighting forever to try and get logged in with my old username, just decided to make a new one. One a little more fitting for my car. Lets get this thread a little update.

      Terry has been really busting his ass. First off he's making these new MK1 air struts. These things are bad ass. All based off of AirLift pieces so totally serviceable.




      Still have the same OSVW setup in the rear



      And check out these bearing mounts. No more need for a hood notching.



      Tons of tire clearance. This is with my 165/45/15's.



      Completely laid out



      Front lift



      Full lift



      Next up- the management. Terry installed the AirLift V2 and AZ Compressor (it is setup for a second compressor later. All but the tank lives in the spare tire well.



      He plans to install a subfloor. The tank will sit on the subfloor inside a vintage Eddie Bauer duffel bag. No visible management.



      He installed the controller right next to the ashtray. Super clean. Easy access. Also covers a damaged area on the dash. Double win!!



      Look at this detail job. He had the guys next to his shop (The Fit Garage) buff and wax it. Then Terry went through and re-blacked all the trim. Came out unreal.



      Out for a some glamor shots. Sorry for the over sat. These were all cell phone pics.





      Yeah... Static Three Wheel. It does it... very well!





      Last edited by MK1NIS; 08-19-2012 at 10:48 PM.

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      08-20-2012 01:11 PM #62
      Super sick! I been waiting on an update for this thread for months Glad I didn't un-subscribe.

      So whats next for this coupe?
      1966 Beetle - 83 Jetta Deluxe - 87 VR GTi - No. 0242 - 2012 Tiguan (hers)


    13. 08-21-2012 12:04 AM #63
      Thanks!

      Finish the trunk. Subfloor, Trunk Cards... Got a set of vintage Flofits for the cabin. Going to recover those and have the rear done to match. Also got a set of Terry door cards to install.

      More to come.

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      08-22-2012 05:24 PM #64
      Very motivating. I have an 83 4 door version. Mars red with the black plaid seats, you just don't see them.

      1966 Beetle - 83 Jetta Deluxe - 87 VR GTi - No. 0242 - 2012 Tiguan (hers)


    15. 08-22-2012 11:12 PM #65
      Nice! Yeah, this Wolfsburg Edition car. It has the black and gray plaid interior as well. The down side is it spent many many years being sun baked in a field in southern Oregon. It's pretty messed up.

    16. 09-25-2012 02:44 AM #66
      Well, Terry @OSVW installed his XL air struts and we got touchdown with shaved pinch welds. She also got a Shorty pan and a pair of skid plates-



      Took her to here first show (Pacific Waterland). Yeah she won her class (Jetta/Caddy). Huge thanks to Terry @ Old Skool VulcanWerks making this dream happen!




      Now on to phase two!
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    17. 10-05-2012 02:32 AM #67
      LOL!



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