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    1. 08-14-2011 08:29 PM #101
      Im still collecting parts.

      Ive got a spare hydro head and right side intake manifold.

      I have a small IHI turbo off of a Subaru.

      Boost dependent FPR, intercooler thats most likley too big.

      Stock Mk4 diverter.

      Air struts for up front.

      This will be a quick spooling low boost application. Im shooting for around 8 to 10 psi.

    2. 08-18-2011 08:58 AM #102
      took an extra cam sprocket and made it adjuatable. I need to get some nice buttonhead bolts for it.

    3. Member Mean 'n Green86's Avatar
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      08-18-2011 09:04 AM #103
      Damn yo go macgyver
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    4. 09-11-2011 08:12 PM #104
      Made some ball joint extender prototypes. I did some measuring and determined that 2.5" drop was all I could get running my 15" wheels and stock control arms. Later when I build chromoly tubular a arms I can go with 2.75" drop and adjustable mounts at the subframe.

      These leave about 1/16th of an inch betheen the rim and the control arm at full lock. I designed these as a weld in type. I still need to cut the upper bolt groove.

      and without

      full lock.

    5. 09-11-2011 08:15 PM #105
      Oh and before anyone brings it up, No I am not running these on the car yet. This is just a mock up. Im still waiting on my aurora rod ends to get here so I can fine tune the tie rod angle and match it to the control arm.

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      09-11-2011 08:43 PM #106
      Hope you heat treat those, and add a better radius on the step down before you drive daily on them....
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    7. 09-12-2011 09:06 PM #107
      Nope and nope.

      Like I said these are to be welded in. There is a chamfer where the diameter changes, its just hard to see. The bottom of the knuckle and the top of the step will be tight with no gap therefore there is not room for the radius. The design is also different since these are to be welded in. Most of the stress will be transfered in the outer portion of the spacer, not the inner diameter and transition where the clamp in style spacers are prone to fail.

      Also the will not be heat treated since they will be welded.

      As long as there is a clean non porous weld the knuckle should fail before the spacer.

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      09-12-2011 09:23 PM #108
      perfect car for this kind of work.
      keep up the r & d.

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      09-12-2011 09:53 PM #109
      Love everything about this car man ! Keep up the fab work ! If your ever gonna produce any of these for sale... i call dibs !
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      09-12-2011 10:09 PM #110
      Not gonna lie, I like this car. Nice to see someone do something different. Keep it up man

    11. 09-14-2011 11:58 PM #111
      thanks everyone.

      Where does everyone get their m14 x 1.5 female rod ends for the tie rod ends? I had some ordered but they were mislabled. Im having a hard time finding them.

      in other news I ordered a cam, drilled vented rotors, and some other stuff to port my other head.

      Im also going to build another set of rear drop plates, only this time out of 1" aluminum.

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      09-15-2011 09:15 AM #112
      Pegasus sells them, but they're pricey!

      AWF-M14 is M14x1.5 female thread, AW-M14 is M14x2 thread.

      I used a male threaded AM-M series Aurora and turned a threaded sleeve.

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      09-15-2011 01:51 PM #113
      Wow. Making that westy golf look !!!
      mk3 =

    14. 09-15-2011 11:13 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Afazz View Post
      Pegasus sells them, but they're pricey!

      AWF-M14 is M14x1.5 female thread, AW-M14 is M14x2 thread.

      I used a male threaded AM-M series Aurora and turned a threaded sleeve.
      Ah thank you and very nice.

      How much do you have to cut off of the stock tie rod to run the male rod end and sleeve? I have left that option open.

      Im going to look at the stock tie rod ends and see if I can make a split collar so I can flip the rod end and fine tune the height. If not Ill have to go with some aurora's or something similar.

    15. 09-17-2011 08:18 AM #115
      next phase. What its getting.

      Ported and polished head decked from .020 to .025

      Individual carbs with manifold runner lenghts for midrange power

      270 cam dialed in for midrange

      header of some sort and full exhaust

      8lb flywheel

      Started on the intake manifold last night and rebuilt the carbs.

    16. Member Sebeck1's Avatar
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      09-17-2011 09:01 AM #116
      That cam gear!!!

    17. 10-15-2011 01:40 AM #117
      made some new drop plates this time out od 1" aluminum. these have 2 degrees of camber cut into them.

      I cant run them untill I cut out the fenders and go widebody though.

    18. Member turbowagon22's Avatar
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      10-15-2011 02:53 AM #118
      dude your golf is cool as it gets. you have a vision and you go for it and make it work. going outside the box is the way to go. very cool build. some people are just afraid of your get up a go.. what do you have to loose with a car with 600 thousand miles plus on it. cool **** very unique. cool idea with the mk1 fenders.

    19. 10-23-2011 07:54 PM #119
      Thanks. Im ging to be building some widebody fenders before too long. Then Ill be filling them.

      I have been a little rough on my oilpan.

      and I live in the middle of the woods

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      10-24-2011 04:54 AM #120
      I recall seeing your golf in the picture challenge thread, but I hadn't seen your build thread until now. Lots of nice fabricated parts. I like the wide fender idea, can't wait to see

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      10-24-2011 05:58 AM #121
      All I can say is WOW! Good work man. Thats some amazing stuff youre doing there.

      Edit: Also, dont bother with a skid plate. They dont offer any real protection for the oil pan. Buy yourself a new pan and make a hybrid ( oil pan with 1/2" steel plate welded to it.) offers way more protection for your pan and your pump
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    22. 10-27-2011 09:06 AM #122
      This picture cracks me up

    23. Member CoreyB's Avatar
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      10-27-2011 12:36 PM #123
      Nice work with all the fabrication
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    24. 10-27-2011 02:56 PM #124
      Finally got a little work done.

      Smoothed my knuckles - welded in my extenders - painted it all with new bearings.

      painted something else that needed painting

      how it sits now, no noticible bumpsteer. Rim does graze arm at full lock, but ill fix that.

      and thats that

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      10-27-2011 02:58 PM #125
      reminds me of a bubble or something... its all rounded n whatnot

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