This car was semi-modified prior to me owning it. Chris Lee aka " Blue VR" did alot of work, but sold the car before finishing it. He did keep alot of the parts that were intended for it .
Black on Black is classic in my eyes and honestly this car was the best local candidate. I had my eye on this car for a few years seeing its potential and finally decided to pick it up. Not from Chris but the owner that purchased it from him, "Vince" .I hadn’t found anything in the 2 years that was even comparable to this corrado.
The car came with the wheels, turbo kit and a pair of retrofitted custom headlights. Some extra parts & subtle goodies were obviously added along the way. The dash was swapped out for a newer style and some ddi gauges were also added.
Certain aspects of the car would have taken me great time to achieve so I give Chris credit for alot of time, money and effort spent. There being another reason this car was such a great scoop.
As soon as I took possession the H&R cup kit was immediately taken out and replaced with Ksport-coils. Less rubbing on the rear arches made the car more tolerable to drive as a daily. The rear arches were and are still in need of attention due to a tire size being to big causing the paint to crack.
At Blitzkrieg Autowerk s I had, all new brakes, alternator & power steering pump installed. They also changed the exhaust to a Touareg style tip for me so it would match the cut out in the bumper.
The Schmidt Th lines are my favorite thing about the car. The fitment itself is amazing, only issue was the rear tires were to big and have been recently changed to a 205/40 on a 9” wide wheel. The shell is super clean but needs a bit body work done on the fenders and I would like to also re-undercoat it after its fully resprayed.
The forsale pics of when I got it--
Chopped off the hideous long exhaust tip :
After: got one that fit the stock cutout properly
Seeing as the car came with a cup kit and brakes & power steering were in desperate need of being changed I decided it was on the list of things to do first.
I went with K-sport coils at the time cause there was a group buy and they went really low and were possibly easy to play with. As well as Zimmermen Cross-Drilled Rotors - all around
Pic after coils installed--rear sat way nicer and didnt rub on every little bump
I was having issues with the rear speakers so I decided to get some high end alpines and do some customization to the stock rear trays to accomidate. It worked out great and sounds awesome.
I knew i wasn't going to have time to do any more to it before I left to go to miami that year. So I put her in storage and left the car on the back burner for the time being. However Andrew Holliday did shoot some pics of the car prior to me leaving
As some of you may know, I was off work this winter due to a work accident . I took advantage of the time I had and put some touches into the Corrado "Gotham"
It all started when I purchased a wierchers cage from a fellow dubber- Dj juice- Jay Just kinda snowballed from there.......
The interior came out
Re-wired the stereo: for the sub and 5 Chanel amp
Box was built for 1 10" sub---sony is just for template
Custom shallow box- wrapped in vinyl-re mounted amp flush
wrapped wires with heat-shrink to make them all black to clean it up= thanks Justin aka richmond69r
Test fit run #1
Must trim the rear doorcards
view from outside car
all in after tons of cursing and yelling ahahah
custom rear mounting brackets made by me- will be undercoated over this weekend
After it was all said and done and the interior back in .I took her for a spin and realized the thermostat housing was leaking :'( :'(
The start of the real winter project
some great work by one of the previous owners..... ??? ??? just retard---I was amazed [/size] :lol:
[size=12pt]all they did was fold the metal over which created a pocket for water to sit in a rust ??? ??? WOW[/size]
took the whole front clip off to discover some more surface rust and some wiring that needed to be wrapped. while I was at it i also painted the ballasts and wrapped the wires for them
[size=12pt]b4- engine shot[/size]
Leaky thermosdat housing
re-wrapped all wires with high grade black hockeytape 8)
bottles b4 pic
took the old rad out
sanded and painted the front end after properly cutting the void for intercooler piping
b4 pic of shifter bracket
inter cooler piping b4
powdercoated by cowboy powdercoating =after
painted ac compressor,alternator bracket,starter
old burnt shifter cable casing
after with new heat wrap
Plastic engine cover is off and was tired the polished looking so dull
heat sheild cover b4:
time for the clean up
all taped up
painted rad black so wont see it through the grill
Rad Fans and shroud==painted black
textured the rear 50mm spoiler