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    Thread: alaincopter's brasil-style AP turbo fox build

    1. Member voxwagen88's Avatar
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      05-26-2012 12:45 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      I really just need to be able to DRIVE this car this summer or I'll go nuts!
      I think you are really going to enjoy driving the car after all this work.
      Good Stuff!


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      05-26-2012 01:21 PM #102
      The Fox is coming along great I guess I missed the short shifter before you left Brazil, but how much did it run you? Is it possible to get more?

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      05-26-2012 01:45 PM #103
      Did you have any concerns about the extra weight of the turbo on that side of the engine? It would seem to add quite a bit of weight to the motor mount on that side.

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      05-26-2012 11:06 PM #104
      Thanks, fellas

      The short shifter is cheap, about $40 for one like mine I think, but I can't get parts from Brazil right now. I may be going back there late September though, so if I do, parts season will be opened again!

      Steve, I have no concerns at all about the added weight of the turbo on the motor mount. I was concerned at first about the added torque going through all the mounts, but when I did the engine bay in 2010 I closely inspected them (that was after 2 years of a lot of road abuse with the turbo in) and they were still fine. I do plan on replacing them with bmw E30 ones at some point, but I'll never diss the stock Fox motor mounts. They may not be the stiffest, but they do take a lot of abuse and they last - they are over engineered like a lot of stuff on the car

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      05-27-2012 01:50 PM #105
      WOW...! You've done an AMAZING amount of work on this car since I saw it for the FIRST time LIVE at the beginning of April, Alain...! TRULY IMPRESSIVE...! ....AND as previously mentioned with viewers' accolades....VERY INSPIRATIONAL...and MOTIVATING...!!

      HERE'S to to you enjoying the FRUITS of you LABOUR this summer...!! CHEERS!!
      KRAMMIT ...STAY TUNED! I KNOW I DO!

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      05-28-2012 09:35 AM #106
      Think some 10.1 disc brakes and big calipers would be a great help in a setup like that.

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      05-28-2012 11:52 AM #107
      Thanks Kevin, real glad to inspire and motivate!! It's certainly very different from the last time you saw it. The biggest difference is not really seen, which is the bottom of the car

      Difus, I've actually purchased some 10.1" Scirocco 16v calipers and carriers a couple of months ago (thanks ziddey) and they will be installed in not too long, hopefully thanks for the tip because they really fit this project like a glove

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      05-31-2012 04:04 PM #108
      Getting ready to paint the main shell. Prepped and primed the door jambs, trunk lid, fuel door and a couple of spots I had stop puttied






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      06-02-2012 02:09 PM #109
      Well the main shell is painted for now. I really liked the process and the overall result! Learned a lot and the car is shiny.













      This is the first time I am painting a car so I did run into a few of the problems you'd expect, including a couple of runs, a couple spots where paint coverage wasn't full, orange peel and a few dust specks, but this car is my school to learn on, and I did learn a lot!

      In the future when I repaint things I'll do panel by panel, with LOTS more light; for now though I am happy with it and want to drive it!

      More pics

      Nevermind the dust in the engine bay and trunk!







      Front was first rocker guarded like the original



      Runs:





      No runs on driver's side though





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      06-03-2012 09:43 AM #110
      Two !

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      06-03-2012 05:01 PM #111
      Congratulations, your car is beautiful and becoming like our "square" in Brazil. I am very happy to see that the cars that we love around here are also well regarded abroad. Good luck friend.

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      06-03-2012 08:07 PM #112
      They're only well regarded by a limited few up here.

      Good job on the paint. At least the run is on the front fender. That can be pulled and painted in its own. Wanna do my Passat next?
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      06-07-2012 01:02 PM #113
      Almost forgot. Where did you found the cloth? I know it's something like nun's ears, but I still trying find the 1994 GTS cloth, the chess one.

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      06-07-2012 07:50 PM #114
      the new color is awesome!!!
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      06-07-2012 09:21 PM #115
      I am so impressed! I wish I was a mechanical genius like you. From body work, to painting, to disassembling and reassembling the whole engine.

      Thumbs up!!! Excited to see finished product.
      You should also upload video

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      06-07-2012 09:27 PM #116
      Oh my god that is so good
      I really suck at smog.

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      06-07-2012 11:15 PM #117
      Is that metalic or solid color? If it's solid you might be able to sand out some of the blems with 1500 grit paper or color sand the whole car to get that mirror look! If it's metalic you could also sand lightly and then clear over that and then sand out the blemishes. I've had a couple cars I've been able to do that to.

      Looks beautiful though!

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      06-08-2012 10:06 AM #118
      looking gooooooooood my turbo is still biger

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      06-08-2012 11:21 AM #119
      Wow, looks great!
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      06-14-2012 01:21 AM #120
      Thanks for the comments and the tips everyone!!

      efritsch - I'll paint your passat if you promise to finish the Wagon

      Difus - I got the cloth from JB Tecidos, not sure if they would have the one you're looking for but it's a good place to start the search

      QuantumSyncro - thanks for the tips! It is metallic, bc/cc, will definitely have to do some sanding and re-clear certain areas, but looking at it in the sun today I noticed base didn't cover fully in quite a few places so will have to do some of it over again... it's ok though live and learn.

      foxygrandpa - thanks for the comments, I am still a learner though! just very hands-on learning, I guess! This car has been a great school to learn on and at least it's not too expensive to make some mistakes on it

      Thanks Road Boss, Mean 'n Green86, ziddey, turbofox and reddfoxx!!




      I haven't done any more painting for now, but hopefully will have time to do some soon - for now I've been busy putting some stuff back together, and getting the new engine ready, in and running:
























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      06-14-2012 11:58 PM #121
      Looks amazing! So is that motor running now?

      Love the color btw.... You're really getting there!! What a transformation

      Let me know when you drive through Toronto!!

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      06-15-2012 12:39 PM #122
      Alain - it was so great to meet you and check out your project in person. A truly inspiring example of a Fox done right. This thing is going to be awesome when it's done - I hope to see the Fox and yourself visit NY at one point

      Thanks for the hospitality, build tips, t-connector, etc.
      How a VW Fox Wagon sucked me back in...a build thread

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      06-15-2012 04:00 PM #123
      John: Thank you! The motor is running - it starts right up but it's got a rough idle due to my injectors (I have newer ones coming). The current ones are so bad that when testing them, if I press down on the air plate just a little bit (trying to recreate an idling situation) only one injector sprays in a nice pattern; two don't spray at all and one sprays in pulses. They are not bad at part to full throttle though, and I could tell so in a couple of test drives around the block

      Still gotta put those radiator surround pieces that Rob gave me, that will be a nice addition!

      Chris: Thanks for coming by! It was great to meet you as well and talk some Fox; thanks for the gifts and for the ride in the Wagon - it drives SO nice! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Montreal, the concert and the vw show/camping on your way back, you're welcome to stop by again anytime in the future and I'll be sure to visit next time I drive this Fox to your neighborhood!


      Looking at the pictures above I realised it's missing one of the engine compartment all put back together, so I took one last night:


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      06-16-2012 12:01 PM #124
      Very tasty work there!

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      06-16-2012 01:43 PM #125
      Awesome!
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