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      10-01-2011 08:09 AM #101


      Glad to see this ones being painted correctly! Can't wait to see it done!
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      10-01-2011 09:14 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by GT TDI Golf View Post


      Glad to see this ones being painted correctly! Can't wait to see it done!

      Me too, see to many shade tree jobs on here.
      I love vr6's too much.
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      10-01-2011 09:36 AM #103
      The guy definitely seems to know his business. He always goes out of his way to tell me exactly what he's doing, and why. If you look in the background of the 2nd pic you'll see two fenders on the floor that he's working on from a 1923 Bugatti. I'm almost embarrassed he's putting so much work into my Corrado.
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-01-2011 02:07 PM #104
      Nice to see someone else pull all the glass for a respray. Way to go all the way with this one. I did it on mine, and it was a big pain and learning experience, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.

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      10-02-2011 08:51 PM #105
      Awesome job on everything, but why did you not take off the door pins? Unless they were or are going to be removed before paint.

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      10-02-2011 09:14 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by iAco View Post
      Awesome job on everything, but why did you not take off the door pins? Unless they were or are going to be removed before paint.
      I left the doors on to make it easier to transport. The body shop removed them, and I didn't even notice the pins until you mentioned it. I'll have to swing by there before he starts painting. They're too easy to remove NOT to do it.
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-02-2011 09:28 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      I left the doors on to make it easier to transport. The body shop removed them, and I didn't even notice the pins until you mentioned it. I'll have to swing by there before he starts painting. They're too easy to remove NOT to do it.
      I did the same thing when I had mine painted last year and you're right they are too easy to remove to not do it.

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      10-16-2011 07:21 PM #108
      Got some engine work done the last couple of weeks.

      I spent countless hours cleaning, and prepping the block. Finally last weekend it was ready for paint. One coat of POR15, and one coat of their engine enamel. I didn't take any pics, I'll post some when I get it back together. This weekend I installed my Cams, plus new timing chains, guides, and tensioners. I also haven't really cleaned the head yet. I wanted to wait until I got the cams, and chains done, so I could do it with all the covers back in place, to help keep crap out of the engine.



      I also got some goodies in the mail. A Lightened flywheel, and clutch kit, some Gruven parts goodies. Rad neck, and crack pipe. I picked up a complete B4 Passat ABS system as well. I debated going non ABS, but decided that I've been driving ABS cars for so long now, that the odds of me remembering I have to modulate the brakes in a panic stop are pretty slim, plus aside from the abs module, it's basically the same vacuum boosted system you'd find in a non ABS car anyways.

      But the biggest score was this...



      Now I just have to find a place to get it thermal coated.





      I also stopped by the body shop...


      The shell is painted, and he has just started wet sanding, and polishing. He still has the fenders, and hood to paint too. I know everyone says this, but the pics do no justice to the paint. the pearl makes it almost glow.





      It's amazing seeing paint on the car after all this time, and the color is perfect, exactly what I remembered from my 16v GTI.
      I should have it home in a couple of weeks, then the real fun starts!
      Last edited by NoCYet; 10-16-2011 at 07:23 PM.
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-16-2011 09:08 PM #109
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    10. 10-17-2011 03:42 PM #110
      Very nice buddy

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      10-17-2011 04:28 PM #111
      Even though Dragon Green is uber rare, this looks great!
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      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      10-17-2011 05:15 PM #112
      Damn Todd, this color is awesome. I am diggin it big time. I'll give you a call when I get up to the cape so you can come grab the tranny. I'll be up there Wednesday night.

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      10-17-2011 05:34 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by cstanley19 View Post
      Damn Todd, this color is awesome. I am diggin it big time. I'll give you a call when I get up to the cape so you can come grab the tranny. I'll be up there Wednesday night.

      I know, I can't stop looking at it.

      Fun story... While researching gear ratios during lunch at work the other day, I ran smack into the internet pornography filter. I had fun explaining to my supervisor how I was not actually looking for "tranny" porn.
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-18-2011 03:42 AM #114
      Looks good


      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      ... Fun story... While researching gear ratios during lunch at work the other day, I ran smack into the internet pornography filter. I had fun explaining to my supervisor how I was not actually looking for "tranny" porn.
      LOL
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      10-18-2011 10:16 AM #115
      Hahaha that's awesome. They keep track of that huh? I hit those Internet blockers all the time. I better stop looking at dirty stuff on my computer haha

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      10-18-2011 11:09 PM #116
      looks awesome so far.

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      10-31-2011 08:49 PM #117
      Quick update,

      It's back from the body shop!





      Overall it looks pretty good. There are a couple of spots that need work, and It still needs more wet sanding and buffing. The guy at the body shop told me to bring it back when it's assembled, that way he can take care of any scratches I put in it at the same time.
      Now the real work starts...
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-31-2011 09:26 PM #118
      Looks great! I have used a guy in NH for powdercoating and he does ceramic also. I will shoot you his number if you like.

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      10-31-2011 09:40 PM #119
      Damn son that looks awesome! Wish I didn't start shaving my bay or I could have send it to paint this winter but it's too cold to finish it in the driveway (no garage at home )

      If you don't mind me asking, what did it run you for the paint job and did the body shop have to do any repairs i.e. dents, dings and/or rust spots?
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      11-01-2011 02:14 AM #120
      Putting it back together is the fun part

      Paint looks nice
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      11-04-2011 02:44 PM #121
      nice looking red man
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      11-05-2011 11:54 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      Quick update,

      It's back from the body shop!





      Overall it looks pretty good. There are a couple of spots that need work, and It still needs more wet sanding and buffing. The guy at the body shop told me to bring it back when it's assembled, that way he can take care of any scratches I put in it at the same time.
      Now the real work starts...
      So nice to see it in your drive way!

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      11-05-2011 06:58 PM #123
      Thanks! I've been rolling it out everyday, because it's easier to work on out there.

      I did a bunch of stuff today. I started off by soldering up the leads to my new fuel level sender, then I discovered that both the spade connectors that hook up to the pump are cracked, and don't grip at all, so I have to go find some new ones.
      Then I tore down my sunroof mechanicanism completely and cleaned all the dirt, and old grease off, the parts and the tracks. I also have a POS B3 moonroof that came on the car. Between the two of them I was able to come up with enough good parts to get it back together with OEM grease. It's silky smooth now.
      I spent the next hour installing the roof, and getting everything lined up. I somehow managed to strip the captive nut on the left rear corner. Luckily I have a big box of spare hardware so I grabbed a slightly longer bolt and a nut and through bolted it.
      Finally, I installed a new brake reservoir onto my Master cylinder, and got the whole thing bolted up to the fire wall. Fits perfectly


      I think the hardest part of this install will be getting the hardlines sorted. The harness is about half the size of the Stock one, and no ECU in the kick panel either.

      That's it for today, time for some beverages...
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      11-06-2011 10:14 AM #124
      Dude, I can't wait to see this thing assembled. Such an awesome color. If you want any advise, and I'm sure you're smart enough to do this, but definitely mask everything during assembly. Put fender guards on, and tape the door sills. I have a ton of tiny scratches I had to wet sand out after kicking them during assembly. looks awesome though Todd.

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      11-28-2011 12:08 PM #125
      Almost a month since my last update. Time is flying by!

      In the last couple of weeks, I've finished re-wrapping my entire wiring harness, gotten my brakes completely plumbed in, Removed the cams I'd already installed to replace the cam followers. POR15'd some spots I'd missed on the underbody, re-installed my shift box, and started prepping the window frames to get the glass re-installed, because the painter ignored my instructions and just painted/cleared over everything. He claims the black primer they use will bond them even to smooth clear coat, but I'm not taking any chances, I've removed any paint that was sprayed over old sealant , and I'm scuffing it everywhere else.

      I also just found out that I'm transferring to San Francisco in eight months. So sh!t literally just got real. This beast has got to be running, and reliable for a 3,000+ mile cross country drive by July. I've got a lot of work ahead of me, but driving coast to coast will truely be the perfect end to my build. Assuming she makes it in one piece..

      BTW, If anyone has any advice on areas to live/avoid in the SF Bay area let me know!
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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