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    Thread: a little timeline.

    1. 10-15-2010 03:41 PM #1
      i was going through some old pictures today and thought i'd post them up.

      i bought this car last may, so its been almost a year and a half. been through a lot with it, and theres way more to come. i've had a ton of problems with the car and i'm a broke 19 yr old, which doesnt help at all. anyways, here's some pictures from the last year and half.

      a few weeks after i purchased the car.




      got into an accident after owning the car for a month, so i decided to do a jetta front.


      one the way to the junkyard to cop a jetta hood.


      got the front end back together, didnt have money for real paint of course, and i live in florida, so we all know what that means...











      then i picked up some leathers and got rid of those hideous grey cloth seats. and if you couldnt tell, the red spray bomb looked liked ****, so i had to switch it up. the nutmeg came out a little better but it still looked like ****, but i rocked it for a while.





      after a few months of enjoying the car, this **** happens.




      put the steelies on :-/


      more **** broke.


      and then the work began, fixing the rear quarter, shaving the hatch, and painting the car hot rod flatz vintage burgandy pearl.




      sanding down 2 layers of spraypaint and half a layer of primer was not fun...


      primered.






      before i could finish painting the car, i had to swap in a new aba.




      and all back together...


      then the car got sprayed.


      and right after that i picked up a set of shooters for $80 and spent $120 on getting them powdercoated super gloss white.





      this was like christmas...


      and then i finally got the car put back together, and got the wheels on.




      went lower and pushed the camber in. bad idea.




      put a scirocco 16 valve axle in there and that solved the problem. got an alignment.


      and this is where it sits now...




      now that you've wasted a few minutes lookin through all these stupid pics of this busted ass car, you're pissed off. i apologize.

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      10-15-2010 03:45 PM #2
      Damn that looks good
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      10-15-2010 03:47 PM #3
      pretty cool,i can dig it
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    4. 10-15-2010 03:58 PM #4
      nice little timeline, seems like you enjoy the car despite the headaches.

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      10-15-2010 04:06 PM #5
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      10-15-2010 04:18 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dehate. View Post
      this was like christmas...
      I see they are four lug, I was told it could not be done. More info?
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      10-15-2010 04:18 PM #8
      Almost every Dub I have owned has resulted in a love/hate relationship. Nice timeline
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      10-15-2010 04:26 PM #9
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      10-15-2010 04:32 PM #10
      i loved the paint color choices except for the first red. think i actually liked the color it started out with the most.

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      10-15-2010 04:54 PM #11
      where in florida are you in and nice car
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      10-15-2010 05:50 PM #12
      great turn around. i love this car. any plans for the dented rocker panels.
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      10-15-2010 05:55 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by dceola View Post
      i loved the paint color choices except for the first red. think i actually liked the color it started out with the most.

      nice ride dude
      i always liked this car but i agree the first color was my favorite, nutmeg 2nd
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    13. 10-15-2010 05:56 PM #14
      Great write up
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      10-15-2010 06:17 PM #15
      nice timeline i diggs it breh
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      10-15-2010 08:27 PM #16
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      10-16-2010 12:40 AM #17
      Color is legit dude!

      Now, Jump on dubchetnik ABT rep skirts, hide those rockers!

      is that a 205 912 on a 9.5?

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      10-16-2010 12:47 AM #18
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      10-16-2010 12:55 AM #19
      For a budget the car looks amazing i give this one a

      Good stuff man keep it up

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      10-16-2010 12:58 AM #20
      not gonna lie,
      d90s look better

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      10-16-2010 01:03 AM #21
      Definitely looks like fun. And the latest is on the money.

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      10-16-2010 01:07 AM #22
      current paint looks pretty good
      I can't believe you actually stretched 912s LOL
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      10-16-2010 01:24 AM #23
      looks good and its a four door
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      10-16-2010 02:06 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by dehate. View Post


      and then the work began, fixing the rear quarter, shaving the hatch, and painting the car hot rod flatz vintage burgandy pearl.

      reminds me of a jawbreaker. pretty sweet though like the end result.

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      10-16-2010 03:15 AM #25
      you should do a DIY on painting and sanding. that would be helpful to me. thanks bro.
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      10-16-2010 06:07 AM #26
      I like your car a lot, looks like you had a lot of fun with it and thats what i like to see. Sh*ts to serious now days.

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      10-16-2010 06:47 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      not gonna lie,
      d90s look better
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      10-16-2010 09:04 AM #28
      you got alottt of patience bud. but it turned out great and i gotta agree, i like the d90's better but the vette wheels aint too bad
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    28. 10-16-2010 10:26 AM #29
      thanks to everyone that has responded. i appreciate it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maceman View Post
      nice little timeline, seems like you enjoy the car despite the headaches.
      definitely have had a lot of those, but i can honestly say i wouldnt be happy driving anything else.

      Quote Originally Posted by papo98jetta View Post
      I see they are four lug, I was told it could not be done. More info?
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      Quote Originally Posted by JonathansBlackVR6 View Post
      where in florida are you in and nice car
      in ocala right now. hopefulyl orlando within the next year.

      Quote Originally Posted by nap83 View Post
      great turn around. i love this car. any plans for the dented rocker panels.
      eventually. its definitely on the list, but theres a few things on the list before that. whoever owned the car before me apparently thought you could jack the car up wherever the **** they wanted.

      Quote Originally Posted by VvirginW View Post
      is that a 205 912 on a 9.5?
      Quote Originally Posted by I haz cheezeburgerz View Post
      I can't believe you actually stretched 912s LOL
      haha, yeah, when i got the wheels, the 512's were out of stock, so i used two 912's i had off the 9" d90's and then had to buy two more 912's for the fronts. eventually, and soon enough, i'll have 512's all the way around.

      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      not gonna lie, d90s look better
      i love the d90's. especially since they're 8's and 9's, which not many people have. buttttt, when i had the blowout, that wheel got bent. i got a quote on fixing it so whenever i have some extra money, trust me when i say that it will be fixed. and eventually, they will be back on the car, somewhere down the road.

      Quote Originally Posted by photodude13 View Post
      you should do a DIY on painting and sanding. that would be helpful to me. thanks bro.
      my friend luke mainly did all the paint work as far as this last stage of the car. i sanded a ****ing lot, but he did the body work and sprayed everything. all i can tell you is that you should never ever ****ing ever primer your car, spray paint over that, and then spray paint over that. it's all fun and games when youre spray bombing the car, but when you're ready and need that **** to come off, it sucks, trust me. haha.

      Quote Originally Posted by X37 View Post
      I like your car a lot, looks like you had a lot of fun with it and thats what i like to see. Sh*ts to serious now days.
      that's exactly what i do, is have fun. i hate this car sometimes, but i love it too. it's the farthest thing from a show car, and i couldnt care less. one day, i want it to have actual paint and look presentable, but if im not having fun, then there no point.

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      10-16-2010 12:02 PM #30
      Those d90s were 8s and 9s? Damn good combo. ****ty that one got bent, 9s aren't easy to find

    30. 10-16-2010 04:28 PM #31
      yeah 8s and 9s. i found a shop that is gonna fix the bent one. i just gotta come up with some money first.

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      10-16-2010 05:17 PM #32
      This was awesome. I love projects like this, and I really, really like how it all turned out
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    32. 10-16-2010 05:57 PM #33
      Really like this car. The new colour combo and rims look spot on.
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      10-16-2010 06:09 PM #34
      awesome job
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      10-16-2010 06:09 PM #35
      everything looks dope.. love all four colors

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