yes, they will work. have to trim the cover a hair.
May not look like progress, but I'm about to make a direction change. There should not be any more parts that need to be cleaned or painted except the car. Everything from here on out will be reassembly. weee.
I've got some more cleaning done. Also removed the brake booster and front lines.
Removed the unneeded brackets for CIS and the older style expansion tank. also removed all the clipper kit from the front.
I also had some time to get the axles rebuilt with new grease and boots
the clipper kit is up for sale if interested. it's complete.
Picked up my MK3 coolant resivior bracket, Passat booster, Passat 22mm master, MK3 wiper motor, CE2 Stalks and some more harness and power steering lines from a MK3.
Also scrubbed the wheel wells of the cabby and the cowl area. Realized I didnt' have grinding disks to start the bay.
Hooked up some powersteering lines tonight. Put together my 22mm master and square resivior. I'll get pics up tomorrow. I really need a night to grind away at this engine bay.
Pics of cleaned wheel wells and fresh master cylinder.
I also got the grinder out yesterday and started prepping for hole shaving. ha, that sounds funny.
I'll get pics up of that soon.
I took a stepped drill bit and drilled a hole in the chassis leg to get that long bolt out of the ABA Alternator. Then I picked up a rubber grommet from Lowes to keep it clean. I just loosen the bolt into the hole, and then leave it in the leg.
good idea. I'll try to get that done before paint.
I got to some grindage. I hope to have all the welding done in the engine bay over the weekend.
then onto the bodywork and paint.
I got all the welding done last night. Mounted the MK3 coolant resivior bracket, filled all the holes on the rad support, filled the unneeded holes on the firewal, filled the marker light holes, and put the panels on the rad support and lower rad support to clearance the AC compressor.
Lots of grinding to do this weekend.
Last edited by Big CADDY; 11-25-2010 at 09:29 AM.
I got the engine bay all done welded and ground down and nearly ready to start with filler.
I had three small holes left on the hatch to fill and I ran out of wire in the MIG. LAMe. Now I can go buy some wire so the MIG can sit for years without use again. blaa.
I also filled the side marker holes cause they are ugly as ballz.
Also got a Friday special from GAP. A new clutch plus other stuff.. thanks GAP.
ahh ya found it. cool. I like to take lots of pics.
i got a ton done today . just applied a couple coats of filler in the bay. looking good.
I'll get pics up tomorrow.
yeah. a little.
I'm not gonna hide wires or anything like that. Just a clean swap.
I'm so ready to put this motor in and clean my garage.. Ugggh. believe it or not I hate clutter. and it's everywhere now.
Well, your not very creepy or big.
I'm going to get sandpaper today. I can't do much with 180 grit.
So I futzed around with the top rad support. I welded in all the holes and universal bracket mounting areas. I laid down a coat of filler. gave it a quick guide coat and blocked it until I gave up with the paper I have.
I'm really itching to get in and hammer out the rest of the bay so I can put down some paint.
Looking good! Trying to acquire the funds required to acquire what I need to get mine put together. This gives me more inspiration for mine, but also gets me upset about rushing my bay to paint and having unused holes still present in the firewall. I'll pull the drivetrain and redo the bay when I paint the rest of the car! Keep it up, man! Between you, Alicia (beatboxkid) and me I hope to see some killer cabbies on the roads of PA come spring time!
no. haha. forgot again. I'll get to it.
I started sanding with some powertools tonight and had to give up. too much dust. the mini rebuild was gobs of dust in my garage and I don't want to do that again. I have a week vacation yet this year I may take a day to hammer this out if the honey do list isn't too big.
I'll push it outside to sand it.
Ivan, I'd help you in a second.
A little more progress in the garage. the rad support is pretty much done up top. the lower section is near. the firewall is about done. the CIS hump is done. not much else. Gonna get the sand blaster out and work at soem of the other areas in the bay.
also found the pressure plate 6-hole thingy. now I can mout up my clutch and mate the engine and tranny.