Awesome build man, you do top notch work.
Ah yes, got em all assmebled, mounted and balanced....and oh yeah on the truck
Close up of the rear from the top:
I have to say it all worked out like I hoped in terms of both fittment and appearance. The wheels actually ended up being 15'x7.75" due to the dry-seal spacer rings. Tires are 185.45.15. The pics are with the rear end aired up to ride height and the fronts are pretty close to their final height, though I will probably spin the front down another 1/4" or so.
Trying to get it done by then but really not sure, its going to be really close.
I did get the rest of the control arm parts and the lower tiebar I made up back from the plater:
Close up of the arms, and how they lay out at full droop. Now mind you the front struts I am running are custom built Koni's with 2.5" shorter bodies than stock MK1 units. So full droop on these is where they would sit with a 2.5" drop:
Now its down to the interior to get it back on the road, put some time in today:
Got the new carpet 'mostly' fit and trimmed along with most of the dash. I still need to wire in the heated seat switch and the rest of the air ride.
Decided to do door cards from scratch. The previous ones were cabby cards I had cut down to fit the small Caddy doors. They matched the old cabby seats I ran but had extra holes for mirror adjuster and tweeters I wasnt using. So the progress thus far:
So, since I wasnt going to make it to SOWO progress slowed abit as both work and life got in the way. But I am back on it
All the 'bodily' fluids are in it, and seem to be staying put thus far. After begining to make custom door cards I decided instead to modify some GLI cards instead:
I need to rework the lower speaker frame to cover up the old 4x6 hole, but the window latch clears the upper just fine. So all in all pretty happy, especially since I will have so much better sound than before.
Progress has slowed once again, damn life and work getting in the way. But I have managed to get some little things done: door cards, rear brake lines, dash bezel, etc. Should have some new pics up soon.
I will drive it to H20i this year
Been distracted by my TDI project, but I did get some new parts for the Caddy. I got new alu body threaded shocks for the back. The air ride in the back was always planned for fin tuning the ride height and quality. With just the bags I needed to air them up to ~80psi to get to ride height, which wouldnt have been very comfy. So I will swap the rear shocks out for the new ones with some midget springs which will provide about half the spring rate and let me use the bags as I planned to from the begining
Had some time this weekend to work on the Caddy, and pretty much came to the conclusion I have to get new carpet to replace the new carpet I already have. The Stock Interior just inst the look, or fit I want.
I did get the new rear shock/coil-over set up together and on the car, they were even Boris pre-approved:
Love the work and fabrication done in your build.
83 Rabbit TD-CAT themed diesel http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...+themed+rabbit
04 Jetta sport TDI-Daily
02 Jetta 1.8t-Wifes
So I am considering a bit of a change in plans. One that some will say I should have done since day one, running bumpers again....but I do really like the look of it without:
Anyone else thoughts?
It would be a real OEM Jetta front eurobumper and a custom made/modified rabbit euro rear.....