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    Thread: Project: Its About Effin' Time - 91 GTI ABA-T (Pic Heavy)

    1. Member rawk's Avatar
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      01-31-2010 06:00 PM #1
      Well its finally time for me to start the project I've been wanting to for literally 5 years+. I bought this GTI off a fellow Vortexer in 2004, swapped the ABA 2.0 engine in 2005 and its probably gone 5,000 miles since then. Mainly been sitting in my various garages over the years collecting dust

      My plan since swapping the ABA was to strip the car, respray it and turbo the engine.. finally its time! Just registered the car this week and passed emissions, now its time to tear it apart.

      Here are a few older pics of the car when it was my daily driver (2005)

      Heres a few pics from this morning, I wanted to get some shots before I started the tear down..

      This is the main reason for the respray, the previous owner had the car painted 'Tornado Orange' and I'd like it back to the stock Tornado Red The front fender is the color the car should be!

      More to come shortly...

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      01-31-2010 06:06 PM #2
      I've been buying and collecting parts for this car for years.. Here are some of the goodies waiting to go in

      Kinetics Stage 3 ABA Turbo Kit and misc parts:

      SRI:

      Autotech 270 Cam, Ross Fuel Rail:

      Gauges, Billet Parts, hooray!:

      DV, Blockoff Plate, VR6 Maf, Catch Can:

      Happich:

      Votex:

      New G60 Flares, Bumpers, Side Skirts, Mounting Hardware, etc:

      Way too much money spent on a car worth 2k

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      01-31-2010 06:10 PM #3
      Todays progress, started at 9am and had the engine out by 4 with a lunch break and a trip to Home Depot.. pretty happy with the progress so far

      Clean battery tray, no rust to speak off anywhere on the car:

      Engine almost out:

      Engine out:

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      01-31-2010 06:11 PM #4
      Love it
      Cry once....

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      01-31-2010 06:12 PM #5
      Last thing for today, a few shots of the garage.. figured I'd spice things up a bit since i'm in here all the time


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    6. 01-31-2010 06:34 PM #6
      In for the win! Sweet ass sunshade, too!

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      01-31-2010 06:47 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by ShaggysGTI »
      In for the win! Sweet ass sunshade, too!

      Bought the SRI and a few parts from a guy on Vortex and he sent me the sunshade and a few other VW goodies..

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      01-31-2010 06:53 PM #8
      Looks like you're doing it right! Should be a good build.
      Once you go "clack", you never go back.

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      01-31-2010 08:38 PM #9
      Looks good! Can't wait to see this once its done.

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      02-01-2010 06:18 PM #11
      NICE.. Cant wait till its finished..

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      02-01-2010 06:25 PM #12
      lots of parts

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      02-01-2010 07:09 PM #13
      thanks for all the comments guys

      i will be stripping the rest of the car this week and hopefully it will be going to paint later this month.. once i finish taking the car apart I'll be taking the engine apart, rebuilding the head, painting the block/tranny and putting the turbo together

      hopefully by the time the car is done paint i'll have everything ready to go back together

      plan on a full new black carpet kit from newton commercial, possibly some new seats as well... looking for a mint red stripe dash if anyone has one

      haven't decided on wheels yet, the bbs are just rollers i stole from the cabby while its in hibernation for the winter

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    14. 02-01-2010 07:12 PM #14
      Damn I am really like where this thread is going.
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      02-01-2010 09:37 PM #15
      watching!
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      02-01-2010 09:41 PM #16
      nice

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      02-02-2010 10:20 AM #17
      stripped out a bunch more of the engine bay this morning, most of the wiring, wipers and accessories are all gone.. will have some photos up after work
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      02-03-2010 06:54 PM #18
      Took apart most of the interior today:


      Door seals, handles, etc removed:

      Started removing the dreaded seam sealer in the engine bay and grinding off unnecessary bolts..

      Got the piece in to fix the DMV hack job on my raintray/vin:




      Modified by rawk at 6:56 PM 2-3-2010

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    19. 02-04-2010 01:27 PM #19
      omg jealous of your collection..

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      02-07-2010 05:18 PM #20
      Did a bunch of work today on the car.. got the majority of the interior out, tail lights, rear bumper, side skirts etc.. Also did a bunch more cleaning up in the engine bay, got rid of a few unnecessary brackets, power steering hoses and did a lot more seam sealer stripping...

      My garage is a complete mess, running out of room, luckily theres not much more to come off the car before it goes out to paint

      Todays progress:


      I need to remove the sunroof panel, rear glass and the dash/heater box.. other than that just have to finish up prepping the engine bay then I can get started rebuilding the engine and installing the turbo


      Modified by rawk at 5:23 PM 2-7-2010

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      02-07-2010 06:37 PM #21
      clean interior, what size injectors came with the kit??
      looking for a mk2 gti/golf

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      02-07-2010 06:55 PM #22
      This is going to be bloody good once finished! Hopefully all those years waiting will all be worth it.

      What car is the ABA engine from, is it out of a mk4?


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      02-07-2010 07:08 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by kannin »
      clean interior, what size injectors came with the kit??

      Injectors are 42# - I think all the Kinetic kits use the same injectors..

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      02-07-2010 07:10 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Doogal »
      This is going to be bloody good once finished! Hopefully all those years waiting will all be worth it.

      What car is the ABA engine from, is it out of a mk4?

      Thanks man, I'm very excited for the end results but lots of work to go

      ABA engines were in MK3 Golf/Jettas and Cabbys.. my particular one is an OBD1 from a 94.. Mk4 have a 2.0 but its an AEG I think

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    25. 02-07-2010 07:21 PM #25
      talk about dropping all the money at once. Wish i was that loaded. I'm in love with everything except red mirror bases.

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      02-07-2010 07:22 PM #26
      Got ya.

      Good luck with this anyway, will be good to see your progress!


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      02-07-2010 08:01 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Gnar-kill »
      talk about dropping all the money at once. Wish i was that loaded. I'm in love with everything except red mirror bases.

      Actually if you read correctly you'd see I've been accumulating and buying parts for years for this car.

      I have new mirrors to go on the car, so no more red mirror bases.. I don't like them either

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    28. 02-07-2010 08:06 PM #28
      Yeah I didn't read. I was thinking that after i posted, because you have had the car for so long and the title makes sense. Sorry.

    29. 02-07-2010 08:12 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by rawk »

      I have new mirrors to go on the car, so no more red mirror bases.. I don't like them either

      You still never said anything about it really. I must be missing it. Can't wait to see it done, though.


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      02-08-2010 08:20 AM #30
      No worries man.. but believe me I'm not loaded I've been saving to do this project for 5 years! Just sold a bunch of musical gear to fund this.. one thing out, one thing in hehe
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      loving this and all the quality parts
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      02-09-2010 12:51 AM #32
      How did I not once see your car even once within five years.

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      02-09-2010 02:42 AM #33
      nice garage, cant wait to see more progress on this build

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      02-09-2010 04:14 AM #34
      Watching this. I love ABA turbo builds, especially in a MK2
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