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    1. Member Big CADDY's Avatar
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      11-02-2010 12:11 PM #26
      Hopped in the engine bay last night and finished cleaning the lower section for paint. I am just doing it in black. I got one coat on for now. it looks like shti, but I'll get another coat on tonight. then I can reinstall the rack and linkage bits. I plan to borrow my buddies welder to start on the excess holes and stuff in the fenders and firewall.




    2. 11-02-2010 02:34 PM #27
      Doing some good work
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      11-02-2010 03:16 PM #28
      thanks, I'm looking forward to laying down some coats of the IBIS white base clear. that will brighten it up in there.

    4. 11-02-2010 05:57 PM #29
      when i did the cut out in VWeisgerber's cabby i just make a straight line on either side of the rail and laid some rounded sheet metal in and made rounded caps for the ends. The compressor fit great and it looked pretty good.

      He probly has pics of it, i dont think ive ever stopped to take a picture of anything i work on.

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      11-02-2010 09:50 PM #30
      which compressor did you use? which AC lines? which wiring harness?

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      11-02-2010 10:17 PM #31
      Nice project! Glad mine was already swapped mostly because that box of wiring harnesses makes me ill.
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    7. 11-02-2010 10:29 PM #32
      he didnt get the a/c hooked up by us, but i used an obd1 harness and added the cabby 5 pin connector to it so it plugged in like stock. aba compressor but he wanted to finish the a/c later.

      we would have had the 134 ends added to the stock cabby lines.

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      11-02-2010 10:45 PM #33
      im bored. paint it!

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      11-03-2010 06:24 PM #34
      haha. soon. I was at the yard today to look at what plumbing needed to go through the firewall. not much at all. I'll be doing some welding up of the little holes and such.

      started pulling a CE2 rear harness. got the stalk harness too. I have to go back. ran out of time.

      some douche cannon went and cut some of the harness. grrr.

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      11-03-2010 06:36 PM #35
      mmmm douche canon. pretty sure the mkII stalks will fit on the column. There was something about it that was a bit futzy, but I dont remember what it was. either way. shiz worked.


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      11-08-2010 03:05 PM #37
      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.




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      11-08-2010 03:08 PM #38
      looking good

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      11-09-2010 03:08 PM #39
      I'm a fan of the black lower bay/frame area. Did the same treatment to mine with undercoating.


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      11-11-2010 01:44 PM #40
      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.







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      11-15-2010 05:28 PM #41
      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.

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      11-16-2010 10:24 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      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.
      Yea for progress!!!


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      11-17-2010 09:44 PM #43
      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.

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      11-22-2010 12:19 PM #44
      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.



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      11-22-2010 12:22 PM #45
      hole shaving.

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      11-24-2010 12:15 PM #46
      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.
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      11-24-2010 12:32 PM #47
      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.










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      11-25-2010 09:18 AM #48
      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.




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      11-25-2010 09:33 AM #49
      please remind me to notch the frame rails for the axles. I keep forgetting.

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      11-25-2010 01:01 PM #50
      Great work!! I'll be sure to follow and remind as necessary.

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