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    1. Member Big CADDY's Avatar
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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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      11-26-2010 03:34 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      please remind me to notch the frame rails for the axles. I keep forgetting.
      I thought this was for the wife; she will be running it that low? I'm afraid that my wife will destroy hers with just a cup kit in it.

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      11-26-2010 08:05 PM #52
      Ha it is for the wife somewhat. I'll lower it way down for my things and 4x4 it for her.

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      11-27-2010 11:40 AM #53
      Since I can't alter the ride height of my wife's Cabby that is not an option for me. Everytime she wants to go out in it I have to be her personal driver.

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      11-27-2010 04:48 PM #54
      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.












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      11-27-2010 05:07 PM #55
      well now i have a good reason to come to the vortex again.
      as usual you have the best build thread going...

      this will be fun to watch.
      mice used to live in it, now i drive it...1987 cabriolet

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      11-27-2010 10:37 PM #56
      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.

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      11-28-2010 01:19 AM #57
      going overboard FTW... definitely more than you had initially planned already right?

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      11-28-2010 09:50 AM #58
      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.



    23. 11-28-2010 10:17 AM #59
      Good Work Big Guy... Looks great.

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      11-30-2010 11:32 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      ahh ya found it. cool.
      and i'll be checking in everyday.
      you know i'm a big creepy fan of your cars.
      mice used to live in it, now i drive it...1987 cabriolet

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      11-30-2010 12:37 PM #61
      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.




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      11-30-2010 12:45 PM #62
      pm sent

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      11-30-2010 04:13 PM #63
      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!

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      11-30-2010 04:21 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      please remind me to notch the frame rails for the axles. I keep forgetting.
      Did you remember to notch the frame rails yet? Just doin my job!


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      11-30-2010 04:21 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      yeah. a little.

      I'm not gonna hide wires or anything like that. Just a clean swap.

      your clean swap is where i want my bay to be someday.. wish you were closer..id offer my apprentice and beer jockey services...

      carry on, i will continue to live vicariously thru your build threads..
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      11-30-2010 05:05 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      Well, your not very creepy or big.
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      mice used to live in it, now i drive it...1987 cabriolet

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      11-30-2010 07:47 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by admassa1 View Post
      Did you remember to notch the frame rails yet? Just doin my job!



      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.

      thanks all

      Ivan, I'd help you in a second.

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      11-30-2010 08:03 PM #68
      Needs short runner manifold!

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      12-02-2010 10:50 AM #69
      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.





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      12-02-2010 01:18 PM #70
      Your build threads always make it look so easy.

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