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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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      12-19-2011 09:26 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by vw88 View Post
      this is nice. this gives me the motivation to do a ABA swap my in jetta.
      Thanks man, ABA swap even stock is a big upgrade over the 1.8 and one of the easiest swaps around
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      12-21-2011 04:45 PM #107
      Well after calling every freaking machine shop in the state of CT, I think I finally found someone to shorten the axles for the 02M swap. Its really one of the few things left I need parts wise so it will be nice to get it taken care of finally!
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      12-21-2011 07:39 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by rawk View Post
      Well after calling every freaking machine shop in the state of CT, I think I finally found someone to shorten the axles for the 02M swap. Its really one of the few things left I need parts wise so it will be nice to get it taken care of finally!
      saaweeeett!!!!!

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      12-22-2011 12:26 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by rawk View Post
      Thanks man, ABA swap even stock is a big upgrade over the 1.8 and one of the easiest swaps around
      oh yeah of course. i've done a few 16v CIS-e swaps into a rabbit. and i thought that was easy. but this OBD1 into CE2 is just plain and simple

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      12-22-2011 12:27 PM #110
      Fixed up and installed a non-a/c heater box today, brand new heater core!





      Brought my real camera to the garage and took some much better photos of progress and parts..

      02M Shift box mounted:


      Bling-bling brakes:


      Engine bay:


      New manual steering rack, shifter cables, VF mount:


      New control arms with R32 bushings:


      Stainless TT exhaust and hi-flow Cat:
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      12-22-2011 12:31 PM #111
      VR Front Crossmember w/ VF Mount:


      Scirocco Radiator (No overflow bottle)


      VR 5x100 Hubs


      Rest of the parts waiting to go the machine shop!
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      12-22-2011 12:32 PM #112
      Paint after polish and wax:


      Some better engine shots..:






      02M Tranny - Customs Mounts, Forge Shortshifter:
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      12-22-2011 12:42 PM #113
      Good progress, car looks great!

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      12-22-2011 12:58 PM #114
      Nice build!

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      12-22-2011 08:31 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by markf4e View Post
      Good progress, car looks great!
      Quote Originally Posted by A2brb View Post
      Nice build!
      Thanks guys
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      12-23-2011 12:06 AM #116
      nice build makes me wish i would have kept my mk2 aba....

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      12-23-2011 02:38 PM #117
      Today I started to test-fit the carpet, I've had this box sitting upstairs in my garage for over a year!

      I'm extremely impressed with the Newton Commercial stuff, its all perfectly molded with pre-cut holes.... none of this 'universal fit' crap that I saw elsewhere. Its not cheap by any means but definitely as good or better than OEM.

      I purchased the entire kit including the new parcel tray which is really nice!











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      12-23-2011 02:41 PM #118
      Here are photos of the fitting, everything is pretty close just need a few adjustments. Includes the back piece across the hatch which is a nice addition













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      12-23-2011 02:56 PM #119
      Looks gorgeous man, how much did that run you (if you dont mind me asking)

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      12-23-2011 03:00 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by Danger1523 View Post
      Looks gorgeous man, how much did that run you (if you dont mind me asking)
      http://www.newtoncomm.co.uk/cars/vw-golf/model-137/

      You can check out the site there, shipping from the UK was pretty rough.. I stupidly ordered everything except the underpadding kit the first time and then had to have it shipped separately after the fact, I think it was nearly $200 just in shipping.
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      12-23-2011 06:09 PM #121
      Haha...what an coincidence, I just beat it up another night looking on ur interior..so so jealous of it, all sexy with that red line..um mm...any who mate, b glad to see u, come on up any time, don't be shy wake my ass up :-)

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      12-23-2011 11:40 PM #122
      great work and thank for the good link on the carpets they look perfect
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      12-26-2011 01:24 PM #123
      I received a GAP gift certificate for Xmas so I ordered some needed parts:

      - Corrado VR6 Throttle Cable
      - Corrado Brake Reservoir w/ New Cap
      - Real Caliper Rebuild Kit (Piston seals and slide pins)

      I'm also sending some parts off to powder coat this week, doing the rear calipers/carriers, radiator shroud and a few other small bracket pieces in gloss black. Just trying to button up all the little details!

      Getting really excited, my parts needed list is only a few items down from about 30 not too long ago
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      12-26-2011 02:00 PM #124
      Maybe consider putting zinc coating on your calipers? Powdercoat looks nicer, but zinc coating helps your brakes drop temperature more effectivly.

      Love your work man, great attentions to detail, and also loving the new padding/carpets. Had no idea that they make those.

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      12-26-2011 03:21 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by GG. View Post
      Maybe consider putting zinc coating on your calipers? Powdercoat looks nicer, but zinc coating helps your brakes drop temperature more effectivly.

      Love your work man, great attentions to detail, and also loving the new padding/carpets. Had no idea that they make those.
      Thanks for the kind words, I'll talk to my guy and see if he can do the Zinc coating - not a bad idea!
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      12-31-2011 05:00 AM #126
      Got some parts in! GAP goodies:



      Chrome for the engine bay....





      Dropped off the axles and waiting to pick them up next week from the machine shop!
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      01-06-2012 02:11 PM #127
      Small update.. more NOS goodies:



      I also got in a new hatch seal and window scrapers today.. waiting on my axles from the machine shop and parts from powdercoating!
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    23. 01-10-2012 09:46 PM #128
      this thread is making me a lil damp in the pants.

      cant wait to put my 2.0l into my jetta.

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      01-11-2012 07:18 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by cotntale View Post
      this thread is making me a lil damp in the pants.

      cant wait to put my 2.0l into my jetta.
      My axles are all done, going to pick them up later this week and should finally be able to get the engine in soon
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      01-11-2012 12:23 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Dreadz View Post
      How the f*ck did i miss this one.... Awesome work bro'!
      Thanks man, I've been going through your old build threads for wiring inspiration...
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      01-11-2012 12:25 PM #134
      I love pics...

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      01-11-2012 12:57 PM #135
      Sorry if I missed it, but what are you using for rad fans?

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      01-11-2012 04:51 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by jbdubn View Post
      Sorry if I missed it, but what are you using for rad fans?
      I'll be using a passat thinline rad fan, I have the shroud out right now being powdercoated gloss black
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      01-13-2012 02:31 PM #137
      Finally bought the wheels I've been wanting, I know they aren't the most original but love the design and really wanted 16x8.

      Now I just need tires and we're getting there....

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      01-13-2012 06:56 PM #138
      I love those wheels too...
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