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    Thread: Matt is just as bored, heres another timeline...but not running, im too lazy

    1. Member DeathLens's Avatar
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      03-30-2011 09:00 PM #1
      Maybe a brisk walk will do.

      Lets get a baseline going here:
      Bought the car yesterday for basically nothing. 250k on body, 150k on motor/tranny/turbo from a replace under warranty. Sport suspension, pleather, sport wheel, tip, a bunch of stuff spray painted black, a couple of questionable badges, and very questionable headlights.

      Day 1 | Assess, and clean:
      Previous owner had a big ass dog that apparently was not shy about tasting the snozberry flavored back windows. As well, it inevitably shed like it was it's job. So I started by tearing out all the seats, and doing some serious vacuuming.



      What 'chu know about removing stains?!









      Some shots of the interior









      And some things













      So that is where it currently sits. Tomorrow I will continue the cleaning, and start on the emblems etc.

      To Do List (in order):

      -LED everything
      -Remove German flag badges
      -Bring grille surround and front rings back to silver
      -Fender and Door (respray whole left side)
      -Mirror (respray both mirrors body colour)
      -Change out headlights to OEM with clear turns
      -Coils
      -Wheels/tires (RC's on 205/45's)
      -Spacers?
      -?
      -Profit

      Be back tomorrow with some progress.


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      03-30-2011 09:37 PM #2
      profit? just fixing to sell?

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      03-31-2011 12:28 AM #3
      I just put that in for no reason. Theres no such thing as profit in this game.

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      03-31-2011 01:42 AM #4
      sure there is...surplus of derived utility for the owner

      btw....im still shocked that it's not silver...lol in all of those pics it looks silver..

      mayb one or two you can tell it's melange..a lil bit

      do u do any colour editing on your photos?

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      04-04-2011 03:15 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_A4-B5_ View Post

      do u do any colour editing on your photos?
      On the last photo, yes, slightly. Otherwise no.

      Update with no photos, wheels and tires acquired, LED's on the way, coils in a few weeks.

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      04-04-2011 03:35 PM #6
      I like it car looks good.

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      04-04-2011 05:32 PM #7
      I'm guessing you bought the car really cheap.

      It does look pretty good but will look better after you complete your plans. I especially don't like those headlights and wheels.
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      04-04-2011 05:33 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by memo! View Post
      I especially don't like those headlights and wheels.
      Tell me about it

      I did get it for a great price, and it seems to be a wonderful base. Though automatic (which, being a manual driving from the beginning, doesn't bother me too much, as I still have the Golf), I have yet to find rust anywhere on the car, and it's very clean.

      Once a few loose ends get tied up it should be lookin proper.
      Last edited by DeathLens; 04-04-2011 at 08:24 PM.

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      05-11-2011 10:48 PM #9
      Increased my bug to paint ratio on the front bumper.



      Mirrors, coil cover, door, and fender are in paint. Car will go in for hood, left side and rear bumper respray in a couple weeks.
      Coils are coming once I stop spending money on photo and video equipment
      Front spacers are waiting, rears are the same story as the coils.

      Figured I would update this as best I could Photos and better updates to come when things actually start happening.

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      05-11-2011 10:50 PM #10
      you're doing well.. geoffs taught you good.
      Who knows...

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      05-12-2011 02:25 AM #11
      i think it's nice that a two brothers have a b5 each....i been bugging my older bro for ages to pick up a b5 so we can have a nice pair of them but he's too hung up on his damn mk4 tdi - stupid thing gets 1000km to a tank....

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      05-26-2011 04:37 PM #12




      Still need to detail the bay


      Sooooo coils are needed NOW

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      05-26-2011 04:41 PM #13
      I dont know why that cap sits so funny. On all cars not just the b5...
      Cool little bugger though.
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      What was this!? A car show for ants!? Those cars need to be a least...3 times that big!
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      05-26-2011 04:50 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by fbm93 View Post
      I dont know why that cap sits so funny. On all cars not just the b5...
      Cool little bugger though.
      Yeah gunna have to talk with the mad scientist brother and see what we can do to get them sitting straight.

      SO things in the works, obviously trying to budget for coils. Just waiting on the word for the car to go in for paint...

      Hurray for semi-colour matched floor mats


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      05-26-2011 04:55 PM #15
      coils now!! looking good

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      05-27-2011 01:58 PM #16
      the oil cap needs modded.. i think there is a DIY in the b6 section on audizine.
      Who knows...

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      05-27-2011 06:43 PM #17
      I found the thread, but there are 2 problems;

      1. He used a Dremel, which I don't really want to do,

      and more importantly;

      2. The picture of how he cut it is dead

      http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...ght=R8+Oil+Cap
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      06-23-2011 08:43 AM #18
      BIG update!







      Photos soon.

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      06-23-2011 08:50 AM #19
      I can say with confidence that at least one of us has done something a little new with wheels...not everyone will like them; that's for sure.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      06-23-2011 11:23 AM #20
      I'm excited to see the new wheel setup
      clean 99 mk3 jetta for sale. 130k James_Le_Mans instagram.

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      06-23-2011 03:36 PM #21
      this is cute

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      06-24-2011 05:23 PM #22
      THIS GUY!?



      And Quebec roads are the worst thing ever.






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      06-24-2011 07:04 PM #23
      it looks way better than before

      any eta on when youll have a new fender/door? it will look money after that and headlights
      clean 99 mk3 jetta for sale. 130k James_Le_Mans instagram.

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      06-24-2011 08:32 PM #24
      Honest to god, I like it with the headlights and body damage, lol....also it is no sans exhaust.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      06-24-2011 10:41 PM #25
      This is cool, I wish my brother was into cars..... Then again he's 12 lol.
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      06-27-2011 01:33 PM #26


      As it sits, around an inch off the ground at it's lowest points (in and around that). Geoff may able to say the GTF...I can't remember what the car was before it settled. It's a little bouncy this far down, but I guess that is to be expected.

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      06-27-2011 04:57 PM #27
      I think 22.75" front, 23.25" rear. But that's mostly a guess.

      Trans pan cracked; check
      Exhaust ripped off; check

      Ya, it's kinda low.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      06-27-2011 05:10 PM #28
      atta BOY.

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      06-27-2011 05:39 PM #29
      I managed to destroy the car in 2 days...wait, did I say destroy? I meant make it awesome.

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      06-27-2011 06:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      I think 22.75" front, 23.25" rear. But that's mostly a guess.

      Trans pan cracked; check
      Exhaust ripped off; check

      Ya, it's kinda low.
      i was gonna say something about how long til he breaks his trans pan..i guess im too late

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      06-27-2011 10:19 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      i was gonna say something about how long til he breaks his trans pan..i guess im too late
      Gunna look closelier tomorrow and see what the damage is.

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      06-27-2011 10:36 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathLens View Post
      Gunna look closelier tomorrow and see what the damage is.
      Closelier? Lol

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      06-27-2011 11:46 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      Closelier? Lol
      South Park...

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      06-28-2011 08:48 AM #34
      fun build so far. lookin good. fix that damn body damage

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