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    1. Member M Dski mkIII's Avatar
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      10-18-2010 05:33 PM #1
      let's see your shaved hatch. anyone have any good tips while doing the work? I'm doing mine really soon.

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      10-18-2010 09:57 PM #2

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      10-18-2010 10:23 PM #3
      Tom has the hottest rear end in town

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      10-18-2010 10:36 PM #4
      lol

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      10-18-2010 10:51 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by M Dski mkIII View Post
      anyone have any good tips while doing the work?
      1. Learn how to do body work.
      2. Attempt
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      10-18-2010 11:32 PM #6
      What do you guys use to pop open the hatch after the shave?

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      10-18-2010 11:44 PM #7
      Reach through and do it by hand, a hood pop like mechanism, or more commonly solenoids.

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      10-18-2010 11:50 PM #8
      Has anyone stumbled upon a bolt on solenoid from another vehicle? VW or not.

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      10-19-2010 03:25 AM #9
      randy's car, game over



      Quote Originally Posted by spltshft View Post
      Has anyone stumbled upon a bolt on solenoid from another vehicle? VW or not.
      a MKIII golf trunk popper will work with little modification.
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      10-19-2010 07:13 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      randy's car, game over





      a MKIII golf trunk popper will work with little modification.
      yup this was the motivation for mine

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      10-19-2010 07:19 AM #11
      heres mine!


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      10-19-2010 11:28 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      randy's car, game over





      a MKIII golf trunk popper will work with little modification.
      Any more pics of the car

    13. 10-19-2010 06:30 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by cleanA3 View Post
      Any more pics of the car
      Theres nothing new around. Search thelumpya2 for old pics

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      10-19-2010 09:17 PM #15
      only certain cars can pull it off....

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      10-19-2010 09:20 PM #16
      i think it pretty much has to be a big bumper car...

      side note who has some non 3rd brake light glass without the holes so i can get rid of that damn spoiler

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      10-20-2010 07:13 PM #17
      i hate those holes!

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      Last edited by VW_RAT_VW; 10-20-2010 at 08:45 PM.

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      10-20-2010 09:27 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by _a2coupe2a_ View Post
      side note who has some non 3rd brake light glass without the holes so i can get rid of that damn spoiler

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      10-20-2010 10:11 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by tomdooley View Post
      I actually need to check into the glass and see if its flat, if it is i might just make a SA replica

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      10-20-2010 11:40 PM #21
      its not dead flat it has a slight curve to it. You can get a glass with no 3rd brake light and heater lines from africa....



      oh and my hatch with backwards tires.
      Last edited by C.Raynes; 10-20-2010 at 11:45 PM.
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      10-20-2010 11:41 PM #22
      i know thats why i said sa glass. sa = south africa

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      10-20-2010 11:47 PM #23
      oh sorry ron my mistake.
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      10-21-2010 12:08 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by C.Raynes View Post
      oh sorry ron my mistake.
      repent damnit!! oh wait..

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      05-14-2012 10:51 PM #25
      Anyone have any good tips for what to do with the license plate once the hatch is shaved and there is no cutout in the bumper?

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      05-14-2012 11:01 PM #26
      Throws off the balance of the whole car. Never been a fan

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      05-15-2012 09:45 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by dubinsincuwereindiapers View Post
      Throws off the balance of the whole car. Never been a fan
      All have our own opinions. I like it just wish I could get a mount into the bumper like on newer vehicles.


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      05-15-2012 12:20 PM #29
      not really shaved, but another way of skinning the cat


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      05-15-2012 06:22 PM #30
      ^ the best way to shave a hatch.
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      Stance anything...I just. .. Yeah. Sounds horrific lol

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      05-15-2012 06:23 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by ZDespreaux View Post
      All have our own opinions. I like it just wish I could get a mount into the bumper like on newer vehicles.
      stop wishing and start building
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      05-15-2012 07:52 PM #32
      they look horrible.

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      05-15-2012 08:09 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Blue MK2 View Post
      they look horrible.
      This

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      05-15-2012 09:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      stop wishing and start building
      Hahah. I am, was talking more along the lines of finding one

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      05-15-2012 09:52 PM #35
      i've never understood why so many people have shaven their hatches... taken the time to lay down some clean paint... and ignored the slight curve of the tailgate...

      bendy/warpy reflections == shoddy work.

      sorry, but it's simply a fact.
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