hopefully getting the crane tonight!
Last edited by ADeHelian; 12-11-2010 at 10:27 PM.
well this rain pretty much screwed everything up i woke up super early hoping to do tons of work on my car, and i wake up to pouring rain. so i went out and gave him a good wipe down with some soapy water, he actually cleans up pretty nice
took off terribly rusted battery tray (just about the only rust on the car), washer res, disconnected alot of hoses and sensors. disconnected shift linkage. still didnt get that engine lift
heres the frame i built to put the tarp over.
wonder how long this will hold up, the wind is getting pretty rough. had to hold it down with a bumper rebar on each leg of the frame.
thats all for now.
my frame idea lasted a total of 1 day. came home from school today to find it blown over laying ontop of my hood. good thing i dont care about paint scratches at this point. was going to remove the axles but instead spent the time before work cleaning up my mess and trying to fabricate a way to have a tarp over my car. Oh and the wind is so strong that the back of the tarp bungeed to the tree it starting to rip.
Im finally getting an engine lift tomorrow morning from my uncle. So I took off those two radiator support beam things that run along the bottom that have the front motor mount on them. So now the engine is just sitting there on the trans and rear mount. and i have a block of 2x4 holding the front up.
for some reason i have this feeling that this car was at one point in a front end accident.
Fender roller for rent! pm me for more info (sorry not willing to ship out)
[B]finally got a lift[B] Woke up bright and early this morning and drove to my uncles house.
used an old seat belt and a rusty chain to connect it up.
So i had everything disconnected from the engine/trans, except one bolt on the exhaust manifold. So i took the other 7 studs out. and just started wrenching on the damn hoist. then when the manifold started to separate like so:
I proceeded to beat the hell out of the manifold with a sledge hammer (you can see the sledge sitting in the engine bay in the first pic) until the bolt snapped.
Then since the exhaust was so rusted i wasnt even going to try and salvage it. So i busted out the sawsall with a fresh blade and cut the exhaust into pieces.
Also ordered a quart of POR-15.
MOAR TO COME!
totally forgot i have a wedding to go to today. so junkyard run will have to wait til tomorrow.
So woke up this morning and went to the junkyard to get a lower cross member and a rear bumper. There were an unusual amount of wrecked VW's there :/ anyway so i found the cross member and found the rear bumper. And as I was leaving something caught my eye.
they are off a audi 90 cs or something like that. Im being told they are castalettas. They got some huge meaty tires on them. But I got the full set for 125 bucks!
then i watched the eagles rape the giants in the last 7 minutes.
then i decided i would get the engine out of my GTi. I had to disconnect the axles and some little things. Except I couldnt get to the trans mount becasuse the ABS module was inthe way. The golf didnt have ABS soi didnt haveto deal with that when taking the engine out ofthat one. So i figured i would just take the unit off. i was wrong the torx bit bolts were stripped and rusted so it was stuck on there....or so it thought. I got my cutters and snipped off all the brake lines. Then busted out my handy dandy sledge hammer and went to town.
whos the b!tch now!!!!
So finally got the module out of the way and had access to the bolt except the bolt was stripped out on the inside or something. It would turn but wouldnt come out.
So i messed with the bolt for a good hour then i decided to disconnect the actual bracket by the three bolts in the back.
Long story short:
Last edited by ADeHelian; 12-19-2010 at 11:34 PM.
Can't wait to see the castalettas, def polish them, or paint them white, that always looks good on red(for the time being)