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      12-11-2010 12:30 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BonusParts View Post
      rough estimate. LOL. but its probably not too far off.
      I found a nice ginster in our area for a mere $7k

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      12-11-2010 12:48 PM #37
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      12-11-2010 04:44 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by BonusParts View Post
      crashing the GTI, there are very few ginsters out there, and what are left are 50% rusted out
      thanks guys, my ginster was kinda rusty underneath, thats one of the reasons it got totaled so easy. It had holes and stuff in the floor and they were just bondoed up to pass inspection.

      Quote Originally Posted by virginia_b4 View Post
      looks like we have the same exact project cars, except mines my daily and i just bought the same 4dr red golf just a few days ahead of you, good luck and i'll keep up with your projct to make sure we don't copy each other.
      Im doing all red tails, and I wouldnt care if you copied me because they look like total sweet sauce.

      hopefully getting the crane tonight!
      Last edited by ADeHelian; 12-11-2010 at 09:27 PM.
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-11-2010 06:14 PM #39
      that rlly sucks, that car was gorgeous and best of luck with the new one

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      12-12-2010 08:43 AM #40
      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
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-12-2010 10:44 AM #41
      Great idea, wash the car in pouring rain, no need to even pull out the hose
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      12-12-2010 08:57 PM #42

      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.
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-13-2010 03:15 PM #43
      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.
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-13-2010 09:44 PM #44
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      I saw, but I don't think I'm gonna do red now, I have my mind set on orange

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      12-13-2010 10:39 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by BonusParts View Post
      crashing the GTI, there are very few ginsters out there, and what are left are 50% rusted out
      yea mine has some rust but fixable, but i live in wisconsin and im driviin er through the winter i feel real bad

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      12-13-2010 10:44 PM #46
      watching this one.
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    12. 12-13-2010 10:48 PM #47
      [QUOTE=ADeHelian;68805581]Alright heres the sob story. I wasn't planning on doing any kind of project until i graduated college. However I learned about 2 months ago life doesn't always go the way you planned.

      One day I had this:



      i said "omg"

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      12-13-2010 11:13 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandonred86golfgti View Post
      yea mine has some rust but fixable, but i live in wisconsin and im driviin er through the winter i feel real bad
      POR15 make it your new best friend.

      Quote Originally Posted by VAN CAN View Post

      i said "omg"
      thanks hopefully this one will be just as awesome
      I'm having a real issue getting an engine crane though :/
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-14-2010 12:00 AM #49
      Get two buddys and lift that bitch out. 2.0s are light.
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      12-14-2010 03:02 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Willdue View Post
      Get two buddys and lift that bitch out. 2.0s are light.
      you think we could lift it out with the trans still attached? or do you think itd be easier just to disconnect the trans.
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-14-2010 03:14 PM #51
      If anything the transmission will be a good place to hold onto, get 4 peeps on it and you're good.
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      12-16-2010 09:30 PM #52
      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.
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-16-2010 09:41 PM #53
      what is that peice called? i need one of these asap, my rad is just dangling

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      12-16-2010 10:13 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by cdquirin View Post
      what is that peice called? i need one of these asap, my rad is just dangling
      I call it a lower rad support??? no idea what it is actually called, ill check my manual. anyone feel free to chime in
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      You carry a ball peen hammer but not a jack? Are you in the Hell's Angels?
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-17-2010 12:17 PM #55
      i thought the lower rad support had the mount through it tho n this peice attatches to it i think. i just need this peice. any help would be appreciated thanks

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      12-17-2010 12:24 PM #56
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      12-17-2010 12:25 PM #57
      the 2 lower portions are cross members. i got like 3 sets of them
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      12-17-2010 03:43 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Willdue View Post
      the 2 lower portions are cross members. i got like 3 sets of them
      Is it upper and lower cross member? or are both pieces just called cross members.
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-17-2010 05:07 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      you think we could lift it out with the trans still attached? or do you think itd be easier just to disconnect the trans.
      my buddy and i carried my 2.0 with the tranny still attached a good little distance...it will hurt your back and hands but it was my only option at the time
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      12-17-2010 09:57 PM #60
      [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.

      and voila:


      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.

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      12-18-2010 04:04 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      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.
      i ****ing lol'd keep it up
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      12-18-2010 07:22 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by btardnation View Post
      i ****ing lol'd keep it up
      gotta do what i gotta do

      going to the junkyard today to get a rear bumper, and lower crossmember. maybe some other things. if i see anything that catches my eye.
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      12-18-2010 09:50 AM #64
      My 4lb sledge hammer is ne of my favorite tools. The power I feel while holding it (no homo)
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      12-18-2010 09:54 AM #65
      totally forgot i have a wedding to go to today. so junkyard run will have to wait til tomorrow.

      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      My 4lb sledge hammer is ne of my favorite tools. The power I feel while holding it (no homo)
      when are you coming over to help? I'm going to a eagles football party get together thing tomorrow at 1 idk how long itll last. But i still need to get the motor out of my gti. The trans mount is a b1tch to get to because of the ABS controller unit thing. everything else is pretty much disconnected.
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      12-18-2010 09:07 PM #66
      i work tomorrow but ill probably attend the yard with you in the am
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      12-19-2010 10:27 PM #67
      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:




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      12-19-2010 11:31 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      then i watched the eagles rape the giants in the last 7 minutes.
      Best f*cking eagles game I've ever. Eff the giants. that game was like the youtube video of the bugatti vs the m3. There was a great headstart, then the m3 was left in dust. Much like the giants lol.

      Can't wait to see the castalettas, def polish them, or paint them white, that always looks good on red(for the time being)
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      12-20-2010 02:35 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      Best f*cking eagles game I've ever. Eff the giants. that game was like the youtube video of the bugatti vs the m3. There was a great headstart, then the m3 was left in dust. Much like the giants lol.

      Can't wait to see the castalettas, def polish them, or paint them white, that always looks good on red(for the time being)
      you were drunk ^^ lol
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      As far as sexes go, I'm uncertain these days. It's getting harder to tell if you're at the hotdog stand or taco bell until it's actually in your mouth.

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      12-20-2010 02:50 PM #70
      Nice! What do you plan on painting the car?
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