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      10-15-2010 06:25 PM #1
      Now that we got all the hate out, here's my build thread.

      I never owned a vw before, started with this...





      $1000. G60 Automatic, 126k. Everything worked except ignition. Had some sweet fiberglass Z3 looking fenders. The red dot interior cleaned up very nicely. Cleaned up the rado steelies.






      Broke the belt between the cogs on the charger which grenaded . bought a parts rado. Replaced the charger. Put some G60 fenders on it and detroyed the others. Bought Rokkor coilovers and some 165/45/15 tires.






      My buddy convinced me to bomb can it flat green. which i love the color and im going to actually spray it that color this winter when i do the body work.




      cleaned up the bay a little bit.




      Put some 15x7 phone dials on it.





      I put the wider offset wheels on the rear which i am inlove with, im not sure why the drivers side pokes more than the passenger. anyone know? anyone think i should put the wider offsets up front also or run the staggered offsets and just space my fronts out so they're flush.



      Anyway this is how the car sits as of right now, i have big plans for this winter. This site and the people in it have helped me out a great deal. thanks
      Last edited by flatnbagged; 10-15-2010 at 06:50 PM.

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      10-15-2010 07:01 PM #2
      good to see another nh rado keep up the progress

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      10-15-2010 07:27 PM #3
      good to see another one saved
      quoted by me:
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      "they always want money,and you never have enough for them"
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      10-15-2010 07:36 PM #4
      looks better with the phone dials as with the steelies

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      10-15-2010 07:54 PM #5
      Your camber looks messed up in the back. Otherwise looks decent but I am not a fan of them that low.

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      10-15-2010 08:08 PM #6
      thanks guys, and yea the passenger has more negative camber than the drivers side, im not sure why? i made 3" drop plates for the rear with no camber made into them, and thats what i got out of it. even before the drop plates the passenger side still had a little more camber.

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      10-15-2010 08:11 PM #7
      I can't believe it, but I do like the color...
      I do not understand why some coupes make the grade and others do not. Everyone knows, for instance, that the Corrado was as tasty as an East End prize fighter with the looks of a Benetti super-yacht. The four-cylinder was good, but the VR6 was about as close as you could get to Ferraridom without buying a Ferrari. And what happened? You all went to the pub instead. -Jeremy Clarkson-

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      10-15-2010 08:24 PM #8
      Trailing arm, or stub axle are probably bent (they're old its not surprising) look in that area. Could also be rear trailing arm bushings...

      The one side poking more than the other.... could be related to the above if its severe but there's usually a slight difference between the drivers and passengers side (1-2mm) that gets seen when you're getting the lip close to the fender.

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      10-15-2010 08:28 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      Trailing arm, or stub axle are probably bent (they're old its not surprising) look in that area. Could also be rear trailing arm bushings...

      The one side poking more than the other.... could be related to the above if its severe but there's usually a slight difference between the drivers and passengers side (1-2mm) that gets seen when you're getting the lip close to the fender.
      thanks man, i heard it might be the bushings... I'll check this winter when the car is put away for any bends or twists. my buddies cabby has the exact same thing.

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      10-16-2010 12:20 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      I can't believe it, but I do like the color...
      Ya, it looked good on Swinks car 3 years ago too

      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      Trailing arm, or stub axle are probably bent (they're old its not surprising) look in that area. Could also be rear trailing arm bushings...

      The one side poking more than the other.... could be related to the above if its severe but there's usually a slight difference between the drivers and passengers side (1-2mm) that gets seen when you're getting the lip close to the fender.
      This or the machining of the drop plates. But my money is on the bushings or stub


      Also where is the actual build? I just see suspension and wheels
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      * IMPORTANT* The English language is completely inadequate for describing how spectacularly stupid this thread is.

    11. 10-16-2010 01:32 AM #11
      shockingly, i like this (raise it slightly please)


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      10-16-2010 03:20 AM #12
      what coilovers you have on

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      10-16-2010 08:12 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by dapucker1 View Post
      shockingly, i like this (raise it slightly please)
      ^^ x2....looks good
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      10-16-2010 08:54 AM #14
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      Quote Originally Posted by sergenks View Post
      what coilovers you have on

      Quote Originally Posted by flatnbagged View Post
      Broke the belt between the cogs on the charger which grenaded . bought a parts rado. Replaced the charger. Put some G60 fenders on it and detroyed the others. Bought Rokkor coilovers and some 165/45/15 tires.
      gonna go out on a limb and say Rokkors.

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      10-16-2010 09:36 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 0dd_j0b View Post
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      gonna go out on a limb and say Rokkors.
      haha you got it sir.

      and burninator, this is my build so far haha. I've only had the car for a few months and i wanted to drive it this summer. i have some things planned for this winter. ill update this thread.

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      10-16-2010 09:44 AM #16
      How can you drive that low I'm not even this low and on 16''s and today I almost smash my oil pan

      I really want to see a pic of the front underside (wishbones, tie-rods)...
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      10-16-2010 09:59 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      How can you drive that low I'm not even this low and on 16''s and today I almost smash my oil pan
      he has a 50mm lip you not, that's why

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      10-16-2010 11:58 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      How can you drive that low I'm not even this low and on 16''s and today I almost smash my oil pan

      I really want to see a pic of the front underside (wishbones, tie-rods)...
      Glass roads of the east coast that is how.
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      10-16-2010 12:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBurninator View Post
      Glass roads of the east coast that is how.
      Notched frame, flipped tie-rods?...OP any of this? When u get a chance post a pic of the underside
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      10-16-2010 12:58 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by dapucker1 View Post
      shockingly, i like this (raise it slightly please)

      Me too It looks so much better on decent wheels Needs to go up a little at the rear though I think.

      The rear camber is probably the stub axle as others have said.
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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      10-16-2010 02:02 PM #21
      Nice man! I knew everyone would start actually liking the car when you put some different wheels on it. Funny how that works huh? I like the black mirrors, wing and I even like the black gas cover. I almost did the gas cover black too myself but decided against it. It would probably not look as good on a white car.

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      10-16-2010 02:20 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Notched frame, flipped tie-rods?...OP any of this? When u get a chance post a pic of the underside
      haha yea notched frame, i did flip the tie rods but it gave me really crazy shifter cart steering lol so i flipped them back over.

      i will definitely post a pic of the underside, i'll be the first to tell you its not pretty, at all . The roads here actually suck, frost heaves during the winter mess them all up. i just ride my wheels on the crowns of the roads and pray for the best. haha you get use to driving here and you remember where every little bump or crack in the road is.

      I'm not looking to go fast so it works perfect at keeping me going the speed limit, if not slower

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      10-16-2010 02:35 PM #23
      I actually like this!

      My .02 would be to raise the rear slightly, paint the lip under the headlights+ the mirrors+ the gas flap but keep the spoiler black. Well done though



      And yes, this is the first time in 4 years I've publicly given props to a G60
      DIRTBAG.

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      10-16-2010 02:39 PM #24
      haha well i apreciate it. the back did go up when i put the new phone dials on to clear the poke. and i have been thinking about at least painting the piece under the grill, but i cant make up my mind... thanks on the props.

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      10-16-2010 03:04 PM #25
      nice work on the raddo. you still rocking the auto trans or do you have plans to do the 5 speed swap?
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