don't have a welder to fix those holes with metal sheet?
Bump for another Chicagoland MK3. Nice to see some locals doin' work.
Last night my girlfriend and I added another 3 hours to the labor times.
We kept scraping the undercoat from all the hard to reach places. It's getting there...
I worked on the car all day and just came in to call it a night. Close to 9 hours
Here's a short list of what I got done.
-scraped more undercoat from hard to reach places.
-cut out rust from the floor.
-used the damaged hood for scrap metal for the floor.
-cut, shape, test fit, grind, test fit, grind, test fit, grind, test fit, grind, test fit......
-and welded in two pieces of floor.
I realized that I forgot to strip the paint on the interior side of the floor and it started to burn as I welded.
The first patch isn't finished yet. I still have to grind it down to fit in the body plug.
The second patch will probably turn out a lot nicer.
Just tacked for now.
I decided to get rid of the body plug all together.
I am satisfied with the work considering this is the first time I every attempted repairing a floor.
If I keep this up maybe I'll get a shot at laying down a new undercoat this weekend.
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Another full day of progress.
I welded up three more pieces of floor.
Welding the panels was so frustrating!
After numerous mistakes I figured out how to not burn through.
I have about four more places to patch before I can apply the undercoat.
Got some of my paint supply!
Does anyone have links or pictures of gas tank mods/relocating? Preferably tail light gas caps. I haven't had any luck finding GTIs with the mods.
Last edited by LucidDisarray; 10-15-2010 at 11:55 PM.
Not a GTI, but here's a Civic with the writeup.
I'm guessing you're applying undercoat and then cutting out the rockers and welding new ones since you said ECS isn't stocking them til the 5th?
And here's one for an S10. Looks more in depth:
Last edited by DubNMiatafan; 10-14-2010 at 11:31 PM.
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There's a build thread right now floating around where the guys building a widebody mk3 jetta and he was researching and working on the same gas cap mod.
Whoa Cosmin you snapped on that!
You already had all the links just waiting for me to ask. haha
Kieran do have a link to that thread?
nvm Found it...
Last edited by LucidDisarray; 10-15-2010 at 10:25 AM.
the links and pics he's got of the cap mod are in the later pages. Sorry I couldn't post it up when I responded, I was on my phone and it's just too big a PITA to go hunting around.
Get back to work, you're inspiring me to get off my @$$ and start puttin in some time on the Jetta.
haha, thanks. She's coming along. After H2Oi this year I realized I REALLY need to change somethings up and step things up a bit.
If you need any MK3 parts let me know and I'll see what I've got laying around. I know a guy with a full custom interior for sale as well as a trick little 16VT motor that would all look really nice inside that Golf when it's finished.