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      01-06-2011 09:51 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      I think I have decided to just clean up and replace gaskets in the bottom end. Supposedly it is low mileage and aba's are pretty bulletproof. I will be rebuilding the head though.
      In all seriousness. If you aren't trying to build an all-out show car, or a crazy race-machine.. that idea is the best bet. ABA's are pretty much bullet proof, plentiful, and cheap to replace. Clean the engine up, throw it in, have fun, and get another $100 ABA if this one ever gives up the ghost.

      keep up the good work, always glad to see another mk1 saved

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      01-06-2011 01:59 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      In all seriousness. If you aren't trying to build an all-out show car, or a crazy race-machine.. that idea is the best bet. ABA's are pretty much bullet proof, plentiful, and cheap to replace. Clean the engine up, throw it in, have fun, and get another $100 ABA if this one ever gives up the ghost.

      keep up the good work, always glad to see another mk1 saved
      That is my thoughts exactly.

      For the head I already have the cam, light weight lifters, valve stem seals, and the obd1 springs should be good. I am just going to do a little diy porting and probably have the machine shop deck the head. I understand the stock valves are already a 3 angle design? So I will just lap those. Then just freshen up all the gaskets and have fun with it.
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      01-08-2011 04:27 PM #38
      Started getting the bottom end cleaned up today. Got all the carbon build up out of the cylinders, and the pistons and walls look nice and smooth. Block sanded the top of the block to remove all the old gasket material. Cleaned up all the gasket surfaces on the sides of the block, and started grinding all the rust and gunk off the outside. I had to use a chisel and hammer to break some of the flaking rust off the block.

      The only loss of the day is the damn woodruff key from the intermediate shaft pulley. It fell and vanished into thin air. I looked on my hands and knees with no luck. Just something else to come up with.

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      01-11-2011 05:01 PM #39
      Nothing too exciting lately.

      The Recaros I got didn't have the motors on the base. So instead of finding them, then wiring them only to never actually adjust the seat I just ran a bolt through and tightened them down so they are all the way down. I can also set them to whatever height I want then leave it.


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      01-14-2011 08:57 AM #40
      Fuel pump came thismorning.


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      01-15-2011 02:44 PM #41
      Dropped the wheels off at the machine shop today to price out center caps.

      Hopefully bringing the truck to my garage on Monday so some real work can begin.

      A few more parts I dug out of storage.


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      01-16-2011 02:04 PM #42
      Projects looking good
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      01-17-2011 04:07 PM #43
      Got the truck moved to my house today.

      Takes up more room than the polo in my little 1 car garage.

      Engine bay that previous owner started shaving. I guess I will be running no HVAC.

      Interior pretty much stripped

      Spare parts in the bed. Nice if I decide to narrow the axle I have a spare.


      Next is to get all the stuff out of it and strip it the rest of the way down.

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      01-17-2011 04:12 PM #44
      good work. I'm just over the mountains from ya. I'm sure I'll see this soon enough.


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      01-17-2011 05:56 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      good work. I'm just over the mountains from ya. I'm sure I'll see this soon enough.

      Yup, you are not far. I hope to have it on the road by summer.

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      01-18-2011 08:41 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
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      01-18-2011 01:28 PM #47
      Bed all cleaned out and very pleased with the condition. Only a couple little things to address.



      Interior looks solid as well. gotta strip all the crap off the floors and clean it up.


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      01-18-2011 03:13 PM #48
      Looks like a solid little project for sure!

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      01-18-2011 11:22 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by _WCHLVR_ View Post
      Looks like a solid little project for sure!
      It being so solid is making me want to take the project further than I would if it were beat.
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      01-20-2011 08:26 PM #50
      The beauty of buying a basket case.

      Sorting through the box of random parts to see what I don't have to buy.

      Have some seals, but not all. Have some interior parts, but not all. Have some of the glass, but not all (just need a windshield). Have all the wiring, but doesn't entirely match with the dash or motor I am running. To be expected and should be tons of fun. I need to keep myself organized so I don't go nuts.



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      01-20-2011 08:35 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      Interior looks solid as well. gotta strip all the crap off the floors and clean it up.
      I have found that the best way to do this is in the freezing cold YEP super cold temp or the coldest temps in your state & a flat screw driver, putty knife & or paint scraper.

      Tried the heat gun route & it sucked & was f n messy. ( why reactivate the glue )

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      01-20-2011 08:44 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by VWcaddy_LouEville View Post
      I have found that the best way to do this is in the freezing cold YEP super cold temp or the coldest temps in your state & a flat screw driver, putty knife & or paint scraper.

      Tried the heat gun route & it sucked & was f n messy. ( why reactivate the glue )
      Well my garage is only heated with a small propane heater, so cold isn't a problem. I was also going to give the dry ice method a shot.

    18. 01-20-2011 09:18 PM #53
      Heat guns suck.
      Never tried freezing it, I may try that too.

      I just heated with a torch until it bubbled all over then it came off in big pieces.
      Took about 20 min.

      Love the carbs

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      01-20-2011 10:23 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by The Python View Post
      Heat guns suck.
      Never tried freezing it, I may try that too.

      I just heated with a torch until it bubbled all over then it came off in big pieces.
      Took about 20 min.

      Love the carbs
      Well I have done heat before and it was a sticky mess. So I think the cold may be a better route.

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      01-21-2011 12:18 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      Well I have done heat before and it was a sticky mess. So I think the cold may be a better route.
      Are you referring to the asphalt mat or glue?

      For the glue, wait for the coldest days/nights and scrape it out, as mentioned. I did it Monday night with wood chisels. It still takes a bit of effort; I was bundled up and broke a sweat.

      For the asphalt mat, some was already brittle, and already dislodged. The really tough stuff I torched from the other side of the panel, waited for a bit of smoke, then used a narrow putty knife, and most of it just peeled away.

      -Todd
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      01-21-2011 12:24 AM #56
      Dry ice works wonders.

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      01-21-2011 08:28 AM #57
      Well tomorrow it is supposed to be a high of 20. I may try to grab some dry ice as well. The combination should work well.

    23. 01-21-2011 10:56 AM #58
      If you use dry ice there's no reason to put the truck outside.
      Dry ice is something like -100˚F.

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      01-21-2011 01:20 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      If you use dry ice there's no reason to put the truck outside.
      Dry ice is something like -100˚F.
      I can just not turn my heater on right away. I am going to pick up some dry ice tomorrow though. And they sell it in pellets so it should work great for spreading out on the floor.

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      01-21-2011 02:14 PM #60
      im liking the direction this project is going

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      01-21-2011 03:59 PM #61
      Dev this is awesome bro I want to start a project now even thou I really need to finish the mulberry first lol matter of fact get started .... Where's the bike and polo at

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      01-21-2011 04:10 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      Dev this is awesome bro I want to start a project now even thou I really need to finish the mulberry first lol matter of fact get started .... Where's the bike and polo at
      Hey Conte! The bike is in my shed behind the house. It's home has been down graded. The polo is over at my in-laws in one of their barns.

      The mulberry seems to be an ongoing thing. You have way more "projects" around than I do.

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      01-22-2011 09:34 AM #63
      Dev it's pretty sad that your going to have your caddy done before Cory has his done. ...lol I'm pumped to see whats going to come out of that garage Btw what are you doing with that cream man/valve cover are you going to do a vr swap in the cabby

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      01-22-2011 01:06 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      Dev it's pretty sad that your going to have your caddy done before Cory has his done. ...lol I'm pumped to see whats going to come out of that garage Btw what are you doing with that cream man/valve cover are you going to do a vr swap in the cabby
      I hope I can have it done before Cory's. Not racing, I just hope my project doesn't drag out as long.

      The manifolds/valve cover were on my passat wagon. They are for sale. I started to cut into the bottom of the manifold to do a 2.9 clone though. Never finished it.

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      01-22-2011 02:54 PM #65
      Got a few hours of work in.

      Dry ice worked excellent. Only took about an hour to do the entire floor. Then decided to start stripping the inner fenders. That didn't take nearly as long as I though either.

      So far this truly is a rust free caddy. Keeping my fingers crossed.






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      01-22-2011 03:18 PM #66
      The dry ice looks like the key to removing the glue.

      I know this is about the car but where's pics of the 3 year old beard (RIP)?

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      01-22-2011 04:41 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by revbjeff View Post
      The dry ice looks like the key to removing the glue.

      I know this is about the car but where's pics of the 3 year old beard (RIP)?
      The other thing with the dry ice is to get the pellets. Nice even coverage. And 10lbs seemed to be the perfect amount.

      There are pictures of the beard on the first page. It's not like I grew it out for 3 years. I kept it trimmed. Trust me, I would be cool with growing it out. I think I would have to sleep in the bed of the truck in the garage though.

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      01-22-2011 09:40 PM #68
      i used the drill bit method to remove the carpet glue, aka devil's snot, worked great for me. scroll down this thread to see pics:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3883028

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      01-23-2011 12:21 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by sriracha View Post
      i used the drill bit method to remove the carpet glue, aka devil's snot, worked great for me. scroll down this thread to see pics:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3883028
      I have seen that thread. It seems like the devil's snot need to be kinda warm for that to work. Right now my snot is very hard and I don't think it will stretch much.

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      01-23-2011 10:18 AM #70
      See devin we have nice rust free car in va not those death rot cars in pa

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