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    Thread: Fotze Hase: A GTI (Re)Build.

    1. Member nemo1ner's Avatar
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      08-18-2010 05:54 PM #1
      Due to an unfortunate incident, I have been forced to start rebuilding my MK1 a bit sooner than expected; therefore, I might as well start a thread. Because I work and will be going to school full time, the rebuild may not go as quickly as many projects that are on here.

      Background Info:

      Bought from an autocrosser by vwrabbit, who then...
      traded the car to peterock17 for a Caddy and a midget. , who then...
      sold the car to Stump16V, who then...
      Sold it to me.

      1984 GTI, 1.8 8V JH
      The car was already modded with the following:

      G grind cam
      2.25 exhaust (straight pipe)
      Redline TB
      Bilistein HD's
      Autotech adjustable cam gear
      Diesel 5th gear
      Nuespeed race springs
      Scirocco K bar
      Roll Cage
      Schroth ASM harnesses
      Corbeau racing seat
      100mm Axles
      O2O with Diesel 5th gear
      Short shift kit
      Personal steering wheel
      Hella 550 Grill w/ fogs
      Pacesetter Header
      Autotech plug wires
      BBS front lip
      Kamei hood scoop
      BBS and Zender rear spoilers
      Polyurethane bushings throughout
      AC, reservoir, and wiper fluid deleted

      Future plans include finishing the cage, door cards, minor shave of the engine bay, POR-15, respray in Alpine White, battery relocation, upgraded grounds and wiring.

      After I took a ride there with one of my friends for a look over and test drive, I realized that it had a lot of potential. There was no major rust other than a small minor section of the rear lower panel and the body was in great shape (minus the yellow paint that I didn't like). About a week later, I returned with a trailer to take it home.










      When I arrived home, I managed to source a set of Recaros on the cheap.


      I then began driving it for the next few months to get a feel for the car and get my confidence up on it's reliability. Also, I put it on the dyno to see what it was doing.

      99whp, 92ft/lbs


      The engine and tranny were so solid, that I decided to take it down to Southern Worthersee from NJ. The trip was enjoyable and I made it without a hitch (other than the hood scoop and sunroof leak incident, lol)

      I also bought a set of 13" Vial Basketweaves from a local Coolwater fellow.


      The GTI remained on the road until last weekend, when I was involved in an accident in NYC. Luckily the damage did not extend into the engine and I was able to drive it home. Since body work will need to be done, it made sense to me to begin tearing down the car so that all necessary body work and paint can be done in one shot.

      Accident damage (bumpers saved that ish)



      After fighting with a few rusty screws


      Continued removing the gorilla snot and cleaning up the floor pans and interior for a POR-15 treatment later on.






      Also began removing the dash, labeling wires, and bagging up all of the hardware.



      More to come.
      Last edited by nemo1ner; 08-20-2010 at 04:45 PM.
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      08-18-2010 07:13 PM #2
      nice!

      the wheels are Rial, not Vial

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      08-18-2010 08:58 PM #3
      Actually, they are VIAL (by Ronal). It was a different company.
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      08-18-2010 10:24 PM #4
      do you have a pic of the logo? im curious. i had a set of wheels back in the day that i could of sworn said vial, but i was told its rial, it had a V but with a hook that the top of the right side of the V so it could be a "fancy" r.... anyway not im wondering what the wheels were i had!

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      08-19-2010 12:17 AM #5
      From what I have read, Ronal sold wheels in France under the Vial name. I will take a pic tomorrow of the stamp in the wheel.
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      08-19-2010 12:55 AM #6
      Sucks to hear about the forced rebuild.

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      08-19-2010 01:27 AM #7
      They're Vial.

      Your bumper did nothing.

      Good luck on the rebuild. Always hated that color

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      08-19-2010 08:38 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by sighbat View Post
      They're Vial.

      Your bumper did nothing.

      Good luck on the rebuild. Always hated that color
      The bumper dispersed the force of the impact rather than having the radiator take the hit. I would have had to tow it if it wasn't there.

      And I could never force myself to like the color either. Having drunk people in manhattan jumping in front of me, yelling taxi was not fun.
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      08-19-2010 04:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      Having drunk people in manhattan jumping in front of me, yelling taxi was not fun.

      haha!
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      08-20-2010 12:45 AM #10
      You rocked that color though, only real men can wear that yellow, you wore it well. Now paint it Alpine white, I was paying attention. I just did a single round core support swap in one day bro, single round fenders and support could be had for 250$, so do it. Get a welder, drill the spot welds out, and take it off. aint nuthin to it but to do it nikkel . LOL.

      I actually thought you painted that car that color....

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      08-20-2010 09:41 AM #11
      Lol. The car was painted by a previous owner. Even though I wasn't a fan, I have to admit, I got a lot of stares when driving it around.

      I am still in the process of sourcing a daily and I am also getting ready to move to another place, so I am not doing the front just yet. Once the wiring harness and heater core is stripped, I am going to grind everything down and give it a coat of POR-15. Then yank out the engine and trans and give the body shop a rolling shell.
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      08-20-2010 01:51 PM #12
      That's my old whip. The paint is John Deere yellow. I had traded this to peterock17 (who did the paint and a good bit of bodywork) for an 81 Caddy and a 73 Midget...

      Funny to see how many hands its change since I had it how many years back... I purchased this in 2001 from a kid in Williamsburg, VA who autocrossed the snot out of it.

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      08-20-2010 02:18 PM #13
      Lol. Background info added. :p It's nice to know how many people had their hands on this car. THAT WVHORE!!!!!
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      09-13-2010 11:36 PM #14
      I have been busy with getting ready to move residences, so I haven't had any real time to work on the car. My only progress has been the removal of the wiring harness and the rest of the interior. Everything else will be stripped once it gets moved to its new home.




      I did manage to pick up a set of wheels for $50.




      (fenders and Recaros will be up for grabs shortly).
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      09-13-2010 11:45 PM #15
      Looks like you are off to a good start.
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      09-14-2010 10:22 AM #16
      hey man i saw ur car in person right before we went to the cult classic show in PA and i talked to u for a bit too. Nice rabbit bro ! Hope to see more progress !!!

    17. 09-14-2010 04:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      Looks like you are off to a good start.
      you should pick up those recaro's


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      09-14-2010 10:32 PM #18
      Ouch I still have my originals but i like the height adjustment on the rado seats. Go fast first look nice later
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      09-14-2010 11:54 PM #19
      saw you at chillis gtg at waterfest
      sad to see what happened but glad to see you are going ahead and fixing it

      those snowflakes look mint btw
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      10-08-2010 11:13 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by urogolf View Post
      saw you at chillis gtg at waterfest
      sad to see what happened but glad to see you are going ahead and fixing it

      those snowflakes look mint btw
      you were at the chillis gtg ... to many near misses man. glad to finally shake hands at h20...


      Nuno, stop slacking and put up some progress pics.

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      10-08-2010 11:30 AM #21
      oh, and ill give you 51.50 for the flakes..
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      10-08-2010 12:24 PM #22
      $.50 profit?! I can almost buy a pack of Swedish Fish with that!

      These few weeks have been quite hectic. There was H2O and for the past two weeks, I have been in the process of moving.

      Saturday was spent cleaning the garage. The previous tenant and his pig pen habits, had left the garage in a moldy, dirty and smelly state. After a day of removing cobwebs, sweeping, hosing down and scrubbing moldy walls with bleach, the garage was ready for occupation.

      We spent the better part of Sunday cleaning, organizing and hashing out the logistical plan of getting the GTI moved to the new place. In an attempt to save some cash on towing or renting a trailer, we decided to give AAA a try.

      AAA is technically only allowed to tow if a car is registered, insured and legitimately broken down; therefore, it was quite entertaining to watch the tow truck driver nearly have an aneurism when he arrived to find a stripped, rolling shell with no steering wheel. After sourcing vice grips from the neighbor, he helped me push the car out of the driveway as I steered. :p

      After a few hours of pissing off drivers, my old neighbors and our new ones, the car was finally in it's new home.




      Recently, I contacted a family friend and owner of the body shop who previously worked on my Audi. Because the car will require extensive body work and painting, he had agreed to come to the house to discuss a budget and plan of action for the GTI once he returns from vacation. Once those details are finalized, the GTI will head to the shop for some body work and paint.

      And a pic of one of our neighbors that I caught nosing around the car. Petrol head kitty? Once my attack cat gets used to the new digs, he will take care of them nosy neighbors.

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      10-08-2010 12:50 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      $.50 profit?! I can almost buy a pack of Swedish Fish with that!
      um a dolla fiddy... dont confuse me with poortex low ballazz...

      nice update..
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      10-08-2010 12:55 PM #24
      Oops, didn't see the dollar there! That's not low balling at all then!
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      10-08-2010 01:18 PM #25
      nice build, subscribed I just did my carpet and have not-so-fond memories of that scraping and glue removal.

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      11-02-2010 08:12 PM #26
      Stripped the car bare and now sanding for the next month or so. :p
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      11-08-2010 09:52 AM #27
      I spent a good part of Saturday afternoon sanding. Because there are so many layers of paint, I had to begin with 80 grit and a long block. It also is helping with smoothing out some slight waves in the panels.




      Will be sanding some more tonight.
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      11-08-2010 11:02 AM #28
      Question - does that rear window deflector work to keep dust and crap off the rear hatch window? I live in a section of land where the roads aren't paved and the dust just seems to live all over the rear window.

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      11-08-2010 11:26 AM #29
      Are you referring to the upper spoiler? I never noticed since I never washed the car, but I assume that it keeps a bit of dust off the rear window.
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      11-08-2010 12:15 PM #30
      Looking good
      Right now it looks like an Everlasting Gobstopper with all of those layers.
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      11-08-2010 12:38 PM #31
      Subscribed.

      Sad to see that color go though, I actually kinda liked it.

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      Sad to see that color go though, I actually kinda liked it.
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      11-08-2010 01:15 PM #33
      ouch
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      11-08-2010 01:38 PM #34
      Lol!
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      11-09-2010 06:25 AM #35
      Shame about the forced rebuild. Now is your chance to make it yours. Did the hella grille lenses survive the crash? Are they for sale?

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