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      11-03-2010 10:22 PM #1
      So as the title said this is my first build thread here so take it easy will ya

      The car
      A 94 green slc vr6 148k
      it was my daily over the summer and was seeing up to 400 miles per week so i might be the only one to think these cars are really reliable.

      sorry only pic of the car i got for right now from when i had to do wheel bearings
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      The Good Stuff
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      [IMG]DSC_0116[/IMG]

      sorry but that's all i got for now
      im going to start tearing into her tomorrow


      edit: to fix pix
      Last edited by itsski454; 11-03-2010 at 10:28 PM.
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      11-04-2010 06:58 AM #2
      Nice choice on coils!

      Good luck.

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      11-04-2010 07:46 AM #3
      You're lucky I'm changing my color. Cause there ain't room in New England for two Green '94's on Koni's



      edit: Just noticed you've copied my garage as well with the grey floor, and red door.
      are you stalking me???
      Last edited by NoCYet; 11-04-2010 at 07:49 AM.
      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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      11-04-2010 12:37 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      You're lucky I'm changing my color. Cause there ain't room in New England for two Green '94's on Koni's



      edit: Just noticed you've copied my garage as well with the grey floor, and red door.
      are you stalking me???
      haha that's kinda creepy... you wouln't happen to be painting it black would you?
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      11-04-2010 01:35 PM #5
      ...Watching
      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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      11-04-2010 02:42 PM #6
      needed a pic of the tt duel borla. all ready had to install it because i gotten a 5day tag for the stock exhaust being to loud. 16 years of New England winters i guess it was about time to upgrade
      i even noticed she had a little more pep in her after. fits really nice a bit tight since i didn't have it very far off the ground.

      its all i got for now sorry
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      a quick render for when I start on the jetta in a few years
      still working on one for the raddo

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      11-04-2010 03:10 PM #7
      Nice choice on coilovers. You will love them!

    8. 11-04-2010 05:57 PM #8
      hood clips on a stock hood? getting away from the stock unit? probably wouldnt be a bad idea.

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      11-04-2010 06:27 PM #9
      they were on the car when i bought it. i just thought it was a snapped cable but later found out that everything was ripped out might replace it with a areocatch setup for a cleaner look
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      11-04-2010 08:55 PM #10
      it was my daily over the summer and was seeing up to 400 miles per week so i might be the only one to think these cars are really reliable.

      i agree mine has been the most reliable car ive owned!!

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      11-05-2010 08:38 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by CORRADO_JD_19 View Post
      it was my daily over the summer and was seeing up to 400 miles per week so i might be the only one to think these cars are really reliable.

      i agree mine has been the most reliable car ive owned!!
      Alot of people (friends who are dumbasses) make fun of my car all the time. My one friend had a 2.5rs impreza which are supposed to be reliable with 112k on it. Blew a headgasket and clutch. Me I just have a small coolant leak. A screwy motor mount. And it isnt running exactly 100%. But its got 180k on it and I have been driving it everyday for over a year now Oh and my sunroof and spoiler dont work, but they werent supposed to :p

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      11-05-2010 09:11 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by omega260 View Post
      Alot of people (friends who are dumbasses) make fun of my car all the time. My one friend had a 2.5rs impreza which are supposed to be reliable with 112k on it. Blew a headgasket and clutch. Me I just have a small coolant leak. A screwy motor mount. And it isnt running exactly 100%. But its got 180k on it and I have been driving it everyday for over a year now Oh and my sunroof and spoiler dont work, but they werent supposed to :p
      I dailied my '92 for eight years, and it never let me down.
      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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      11-11-2010 07:13 PM #13
      ok so a quick up date with my small project. I got busy with work and school and finally got time to work on the car

      DSC_0656

      and than this happened

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      form here

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      this happen to anyone else??? if so how did you fix it. i think im going to have to lift the engine and trans a little and drill it out than tap it.
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      11-11-2010 07:43 PM #14
      Oh Sh!t that sucks!
      I did the exact same thing on my first suspension install years ago. I ended up having to replace the entire K frame. Getting the rest of the bolt out is next to impossible. I think I saw a thread where someone cut out a chunk from the back of the K frame to access the other end of the bolt. drilled it out,welded a nut in there, and then welded the Cut out back in the K frame.
      I just bought a used MKIII 2.slow K frame for cheap, and modded it to fit.

      These Days I use a MAP torch to heat them up first, then smack the head a couple of times with a hammer. I haven't broken one since. Best $35 I ever spent.

      Good luck!
      Last edited by NoCYet; 11-11-2010 at 07:47 PM.
      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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      11-11-2010 08:43 PM #15
      dam i guess im going to try and drill it out first if not ill start looking for a new k frame maybe this would be a good time to rip it all out and do the chains, rear seal, and hg goodbye pay check
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      11-11-2010 08:51 PM #16
      When you start these kind of little project they always end up bigger than you expected.

      Drilling it out straight wont be easy, take your time use some cutting oil and good drill bits.

      heating bolts before trying to undo them is a lesson I learned the hard way to. I try to replace the bolts with new ones when I do job like these, after being torqued more than one time they have a tendancy to snap.

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      11-11-2010 09:17 PM #17
      Hose that ish down with this for a few days.
      http://www.kanolabs.com/

      Then try a hammer (preferably brass, they hit harder and don't damage too much) whack the area a bit to loosen it up a bit then get one of these...



      and its corresponding LEFT HANDED BIT and go to town it should pop out with a little work.
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      11-12-2010 12:57 AM #18
      I feel your pain! I dont know how I can break GRADE 8 BOLTS by HAND. lol


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      11-12-2010 03:27 AM #19
      That same thing has happened to me, I used a sawzall to cut the bolt so that I could get the control arm out. This give you a little more room to work with. then heat, penetrating oil, heat drilling and I was able to get it out.

      Because it looks like you have a lot of bolt left try removing the control arm, burn the bushing out and you might be able to squeeze it out.

      It sucks big time, but it happens to everyone at one point or another. Good luck.

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      12-21-2010 12:54 PM #20
      Thought i would bump this up from the dead. even though i haven't gotten any other work done in about a month! but now that i have a few days off ill get this put back together.

      A few more parts that have come in BFI .5 complete mount kit, alpine head unit, and the remote starter, might order a timing chain kit since i don't know when they were done and since i need a clutch anyway

      also drilling out this dam bolt is being a royal pain. anyone know of a sub frame for sale? preferably in southern New England?
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      09-11-2012 11:49 AM #21
      Well since I haven't posted anything about my car in well over a year I though it was time to bring this up from the dead. I haven't really been able to drive the Corrado too much since I've been supper busy with work and moving. But Before I left I did have a few things done to the car.

      Just A Teaser



      now its getting painted up in RI should be done in about 3-4 weeks from now! Than I can bring it down to NC and start working on getting some more spoonfed parts
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      09-12-2012 10:46 AM #22
      please post up pics when it's painted ...i want to see what the color of my car should look like. thinking about getting mine painted in spring

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      09-12-2012 04:56 PM #23
      haha I plan on it but the color might be just a little bit different since the whole car will be getting resprayed
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      11-25-2012 11:56 AM #24
      Small up update. The car is 3 months behind now but it looks really nice. Just wet sanding buffing and shipping the car from RI to NC. Hopefully I can enjoy the car a little before I find another project to do

      sorry for ****ty cell phone pic. Maybe I can stop spending money on the car and get a good camera?
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      11-25-2012 12:45 PM #25
      Looking good!
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      11-26-2012 01:17 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by NoCYet View Post
      I dailied my '92 for eight years, and it never let me down.
      most cars that are driven always dotn let your down, when you let stuff sit an deteriorate thats when **** hits the fan.
      More photos i love dark green corrados
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      11-26-2012 11:27 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Toffeerado View Post
      most cars that are driven always dotn let your down, when you let stuff sit an deteriorate thats when **** hits the fan.
      More photos i love dark green corrados
      sorry my phone self deleted all but one pic. Once I get more ill post them.
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    28. 11-27-2012 07:26 AM #28
      Cool build so far. Paint looks shiny even on the cellphone picture!

      But why does everybody shave the rear emblem and corrado badge? Its been done a thousand times and seems to continue...

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      11-27-2012 12:04 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by G535 View Post
      Cool build so far. Paint looks shiny even on the cellphone picture!

      But why does everybody shave the rear emblem and corrado badge? Its been done a thousand times and seems to continue...
      I did it because it was cheaper to shave it since it had a lot of rust there from ****ty previous repair work. on around it. I still have to corrado badge and might put it back on later.
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      11-28-2012 01:05 AM #30
      Are you keeping that color? I have the same color on my Corrado and its rare to come across it.

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      11-28-2012 12:34 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 93CorradoLover View Post
      Are you keeping that color? I have the same color on my Corrado and its rare to come across it.
      Yes and no. The original color was dragon green pearl. The new color is a bit darker, once I get it here In NC I'll take better pics.
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