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      12-24-2009 07:15 PM #1
      After much anticipation and some friendly motivation, the day has finally arrived. Had some overheating issues, replaced the water pump(which unfortunately was not the issue),,, led on to be a bad head gasket, so, while the front end of the car was apart, figured I'd go ahead with the shave. This izn't gonna be a "traditional" shave, no welding of any sort, gonna get creative.... I will definatly not have the car complete on day 4, due to sourced parts, which are ordered from GAP, also gonna drop the head off at the machine shop Monday. Daily progress will be posted with pics
      here's what I started with late this morning... ENJOI





      Some progress...


      And more, it was getting dark, so the pics didn't come out too well...







      Modified by Sr. Karmann at 4:29 PM 12-24-2009
      Quote Originally Posted by crazynorweegian View Post
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    2. 12-24-2009 07:51 PM #2
      What are you using for the holes?

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      12-24-2009 08:08 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by G60T »
      What are you using for the holes?

      The small holes have been filled with metal putty and the larger holes will get rubber caps
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      12-24-2009 08:26 PM #4
      I LIKE UR STYLE!!!!!
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      12-24-2009 09:56 PM #5
      My fone is sucking, I can't see the pics. I'm not sure I need to leave a harsh and insulting comment, or leave praises and encouragement.
      Since I don't know you well enough to know if it's good or bad, I will just Happy Christmas.......SUKKA
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      12-24-2009 10:16 PM #6
      Damn man.. I guess you found a excuse to go nuts on the car!!!
      might as well paint your engine while the head it out..
      No need to paint the back of it, since no one will ever see it..
      Regular Krylon paint should hold pretty well with no primer or anything.
      Are you painting the bay with the paintscratch.com paint? my boy could probably go to your house and clear the bay after you apply the paint for cheap.. so it looks factory when you are done.
      (he has a van with a compressor and paint guns.)
      Hell.. take the time and paint the top part of the rad support too.. and an tad of clear and your whole car will look new!!!

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      12-25-2009 12:25 AM #7
      I like where this is going [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] . But the question is are you gonna keep your washer bottle?

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      12-25-2009 05:33 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by xtremevdub »
      Damn man.. I guess you found a excuse to go nuts on the car!!!
      might as well paint your engine while the head it out..
      No need to paint the back of it, since no one will ever see it..
      Regular Krylon paint should hold pretty well with no primer or anything.
      Are you painting the bay with the paintscratch.com paint? my boy could probably go to your house and clear the bay after you apply the paint for cheap.. so it looks factory when you are done.
      (he has a van with a compressor and paint guns.)
      Hell.. take the time and paint the top part of the rad support too.. and an tad of clear and your whole car will look new!!!

      Not going to paint the bay with the paintscratch stuff(that's a surprise ) although I am gonna order a can for the rad support, then maybe have your guy clear it [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] I'm also going to paint the engine and all components, even the spark plugs

      Quote, originally posted by ein »
      I like where this is going [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] . But the question is are you gonna keep your washer bottle?

      Thanks, been thinking about doing this for weeks, and about the washer bottle, ditchin it and putting a bigger one in In all reality, I am going to try to find a bottle good for a couple squirts as this is my daily.
      Merry Christmas to all!!!


      Modified by Sr. Karmann at 2:38 AM 12-25-2009
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      12-25-2009 05:37 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Forty-six and 2 »
      My fone is sucking, I can't see the pics. I'm not sure I need to leave a harsh and insulting comment, or leave praises and encouragement.
      Since I don't know you well enough to know if it's good or bad, I will just Happy Christmas.......SUKKA

      Bring it Matt Merry Christmas to you too
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      12-25-2009 08:16 AM #10
      Go for it Interested to see how far you get in 4 days
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      12-25-2009 10:48 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by MikkiJayne »
      Go for it Interested to see how far you get in 4 days

      Hopefully done with the bay at least, gonna have my 10yo little helper here, so we'll see...
      Better pics of yesterdayz progress..... Thanks Santa






      Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
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      12-25-2009 02:44 PM #12
      Not a bad start. I guess I will start putting more faith in you, Nasty battery acid holes though. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] Keep it up bro.
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      12-25-2009 04:18 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Forty-six and 2 »
      Not a bad start. I guess I will start putting more faith in you, Nasty battery acid holes though. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] Keep it up bro.

      Thanks Yeah, the hole is baddddd... Might just mold some tin foil and duck tape it in Nah, got a couple ideas brewing. What I do need some advice on is a good location to route my hood release cable, figured where I can enter the bay with it and a majority of the run, but need a good spot enter the fender well, but I haven't even looked at any of the stuff on the interior, so when I do, it may give me some better ideas
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      12-25-2009 04:58 PM #14
      I have a good idea for a cableless release. IM sent
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      12-25-2009 06:01 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Forty-six and 2 »
      I have a good idea for a cableless release. IM sent

      IM replied [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Got to squeeze a couple "quiet" Christmas hours in today....
      P.S. What the FECK is up with this mexican stamp???




      Rust inhibitor on the batt acid hole
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      12-25-2009 06:09 PM #16
      hecho en mexico = made in taiwan no.. made in mexico

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      12-25-2009 06:22 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by crisvr6 »
      hecho en mexico = made in taiwan no.. made in mexico

      taiwan
      Can't find where it says it in "my" bay can't find the VW stamps either
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      12-25-2009 06:28 PM #18
      your car is a mexican illegal immigrant ?
      you need only a corrado stamp

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      12-25-2009 06:40 PM #19
      Your a lucky man, being able to work on your C on this day. I'm jealous.
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      12-25-2009 08:25 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by crisvr6 »
      your car is a mexican illegal immigrant ?
      you need only a corrado stamp

      do I need to go get a green card
      Got some Corrado stickers
      Quote, originally posted by Forty-six and 2 »
      Your a lucky man, being able to work on your C on this day. I'm jealous.

      Yes sir,,, just wish I coulda busted out the power tools
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      12-25-2009 09:30 PM #21
      Ha.. I got one of those made in mexico Corrado stamps on my car too..
      Weird.. I thought that all corrados were made in germany....

      Man.. I can almost bet you money you cant finish everything in the remaining two days... HA!
      are you trying to polished the passenger side AC lines? that would be pretty cool... but would take you half a day!

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      12-25-2009 09:55 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by xtremevdub »
      Ha.. I got one of those made in mexico Corrado stamps on my car too..
      Weird.. I thought that all corrados were made in germany....

      Man.. I can almost bet you money you cant finish everything in the remaining two days... HA!
      are you trying to polished the passenger side AC lines? that would be pretty cool... but would take you half a day!

      Ya, with the holiday and my son coming tomorrow, I don't know when I will get time to work on it, kindof a joke about the 4 dayz Think I actually coulda done it if it wasn't for the holiday week with my kid here. But maybe he will get into it with me, but if not, not gonna push him, so I might just have to squeeze an hour or two here and there. BTW, the stamp is officially GONE But I still would like to know why itz there I've been debating taking the A/C lines out, but I don't really wanna jeapordise a working system with moisture. I am gonna polish that line tho, won't take that long...like 5 mins
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      12-25-2009 10:01 PM #23
      The stamp is there because that front piece is shared with the golf I believe and therefore was made in Mexico.

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      12-25-2009 10:27 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by JamesS »
      The stamp is there because that front piece is shared with the golf I believe and therefore was made in Mexico.

      Yep. Corrados were assembled in Germany, but not all parts were fabricated there.
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      12-25-2009 10:33 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by xnology »
      Yep. Corrados were assembled in Germany, but not all parts were fabricated there.

      Muy loco corrado for sale........
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