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      11-03-2010 02:30 PM #1
      well i might as well throw my hat in the project car ring and show people what im working on. the time frame for this car is hopefully at least running for h20 2011. this is my first build, so it will take some time and i will update this thread whenever i add something to the car


      this is my previous car, which i just traded for a truck and no longer have. it was my first vw and i couldnt help myself but to buy another.



      picked this car up out of baltimore. from what i can tell, it started life as a 98 2.0l automatic. PO swapped in a vr6 and took it out leaving all the wiring. pretty clean car, no rust.



      interior when i got it. pretty filthy. looking for leathers and a black carpet and headliner for it.



      stripped the interior and put in a cabby wheel. thats how it sits now. im waiting on a painter to pick it up and spray it.



      some future plans..


      i love this color. i think it would look great with these wheels, if the faces were sprayed black and i had vento bumpers and fender flares, which is the direction i wanna go.






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      11-15-2010 11:18 PM #2
      went and picked up some goodies today. new seats, doorcards, carpet, tails, and carpet for the deck behind rear seats. im not sure if im going to replace the carpet under rear window as i like the two tone. and not much is bolted in yet due to my forgetting the nuts and bolts in my other tool bag. but you get the idea. and i scored pretty good got all the stuff for $300 and the seats are heated. and the dude was a great guy if anyone needs any 2.0 jetta trek parts he has a pretty decent looking car.











      and i noticed, this thing when i was putting them in. im sure its not factory just on a factory tag. just idk why someone would do that.

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      11-16-2010 09:50 PM #4
      yea. does that make the seats more rare?







      j/k

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      11-20-2010 02:10 PM #5
      took eveerything out, and laid down some dynomat. spoke with a painter and im waiting to get the money together which shouldnt take long. anyone know a good cheap place for vento bumpers?

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      11-20-2010 02:48 PM #6
      mexican nazi's..i want leather seats sigh...i want a vr6...2.0 is about to die..good luck on the build

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      11-25-2010 02:43 AM #7
      picked up some new headlights tonite. they are audi a6 projectors in jetta na housings. the glass is still fluted but the output isnt that bad. sorry for the crappy video. my iphone doesnt upload them right for whatever reason.











      this project is coming along slowly, but at least it is coming along.
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      12-08-2010 05:52 PM #8
      thinking of wrapping the dash, pillars, and center console in suede. has anyone done this?

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      12-11-2010 03:21 AM #9
      finally getting some cash put away for paint. should be in the booth by feb. then we can finally drop the motor and turbo in. still looking for a glx driverside fender and a vento grill if anyone has one locally. im in upstate NY about 15 miles north of syracuse.

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      01-12-2011 12:06 AM #10
      wanted to get peoples thoughts on this color, what do you guys think




    11. 01-12-2011 12:15 AM #11
      I like it, but i think it would only look good on completely shaved Mk3.

    12. 01-12-2011 08:57 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by puddin_pants View Post
      picked up some new headlights tonite. they are audi a6 projectors in jetta na housings. the glass is still fluted but the output isnt that bad.
      I wouldnt run those. Talk about blinding on-coming traffic.

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      01-12-2011 11:43 AM #13
      I checked and the cutoff isn't that bad . If it's too blinding I'll just run ecodes.

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      01-17-2011 12:04 PM #14
      not much of an update but, i ordered an oem hood ( still on sale but now $85), a glx driver fender and a vento grill. also i have a painter on board and should be ready for the motor in the coming month. grill wont be here for 20 days tho.

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      01-30-2011 02:10 AM #15
      Got my hood and fender. Also picked up a set of amg staggered 17's. And the painter should be stopping by this week to prep the car.







      If anyone wants puffy leather door cards $100 picked up they are for manual windows

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      01-30-2011 02:43 AM #16
      Does anyone have pictures of those wheels on amk3

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      01-30-2011 02:59 AM #17
      by the looks of your thread so far, the car has potential. keep it up
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      01-30-2011 10:19 AM #18
      Thanks this is my first car build. But I got alot of good guys around to help me.

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      02-06-2011 01:00 AM #19
      not too much going on. ordered hood struts, still waiting on vento grill. bought new amg wheels, that i plan on having powdercoated satin black shortly. and got a new head unit for the car, even tho its a little bulky. i ditched the puffy leather door cards for some black cloth, got some wolsfburg edition door lock pins. as well as a black center console. sorry for lack of pics, just been real busy and too cold to go to the shop that has no heat (around 10 before windchill most days). decided to have the engine sent out for hot tanking, honing and new rings and rods, so ill be a little safer. im most likely going to grab a set of podi gauges when the car is a little more complete, does anyone know where i can pick up some vent pod gauges.





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      02-06-2011 12:22 PM #20
      Anyone got a guy in cny that does wheel repair just need a little rash cleaned up
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      03-03-2011 12:51 AM #21
      picked up yet another set of leathers, these are really clean, grabbed a black dash that will be going in this weekend. tried to redo the headliner but failed miserably so no i need a new one. also if you have a black one for sale let me know. replaced the rear parcel shelf with a black unit and all the interior trim pieces in black. managed to get my vento grill finally. progress is slow, but at least there is progress. its already come a long way in a short period of time, the old interior was trashed.





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      03-03-2011 07:45 AM #22
      those amg wheels are ballin
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      03-03-2011 10:04 AM #23
      Yea I'm excited to c them on. I haven't seen em on a mk3 yet and think they will look great satin black.
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      03-03-2011 09:30 PM #24
      true i think they would look good in white to either way im jealous
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      03-28-2011 09:32 PM #25
      started tearing down my motor today to get sent out and found a few cracks.






      Luckily I have good friends who are giving me a block. And the head looks really good surprisingly.
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      03-30-2011 01:58 PM #26
      well luckily i have good friends and got a new block for the car. finally going out for paint next week, soooo excited. had my gf photoshop a car to make it look like what we will have.....sorry for stolen pic.









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      03-30-2011 02:38 PM #27
      I like #1

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      03-30-2011 02:40 PM #28
      I like #1 also
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      03-30-2011 02:42 PM #29
      x2 and I usually hate black wheels on cars
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      03-30-2011 04:09 PM #30
      Yea I think satin black is the way to go. I'm super excited.
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      03-31-2011 05:13 PM #31
      For a second I thought of black chrome. The satin will look dope
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      04-02-2011 02:32 PM #32
      i thought of copper plating maybe, but i dont have the balls to try it.
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      04-13-2011 12:18 AM #33
      Well got some work done on the interior today.







      Interior is mostly all black now, just gotta finish up wiring to put dash back on. Pics dong do it justice, I used sem interior paint.
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      04-13-2011 12:19 AM #34
      Also got all my rebuild parts finally now just gave to decide if I'm doing performance cams or oem. And what compression.
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      04-13-2011 02:59 PM #35
      Get that tint off stat!
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