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    Thread: 4 door golf, my first VW

    1. Member LO-vw's Avatar
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      09-11-2011 09:43 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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    2. 09-12-2011 10:06 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 10:23 PM #108
      perfect car for this kind of work.
      keep up the r & d.

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      09-12-2011 10:53 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 11:09 PM #110
      Not gonna lie, I like this car. Nice to see someone do something different. Keep it up man

    6. 09-15-2011 12:58 AM #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 10:15 AM #112
      Pegasus sells them, but they're pricey!
      https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=3067

      AWF-M14 is M14x1.5 female thread, AW-M14 is M14x2 thread.
      http://aurora.thomasnet.com/item/l-p...l-2/awf-m14-2?

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

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      09-15-2011 02:51 PM #113
      Wow. Making that westy golf look !!!
      mk3 =

    9. 09-16-2011 12:13 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Afazz View Post
      Pegasus sells them, but they're pricey!
      https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=3067

      AWF-M14 is M14x1.5 female thread, AW-M14 is M14x2 thread.
      http://aurora.thomasnet.com/item/l-p...l-2/awf-m14-2?

      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.

    10. 09-17-2011 09:18 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

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


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      09-17-2011 10:01 AM #116
      That cam gear!!!

    12. 10-15-2011 02:40 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.




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      10-15-2011 03:53 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.

    14. 10-23-2011 08:54 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 05:54 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 06:58 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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      yeah I bet you would love to write a paper on how your a bish
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    17. 10-27-2011 10:06 AM #122
      This picture cracks me up


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      10-27-2011 01:36 PM #123
      Nice work with all the fabrication
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      Stance anything...I just. .. Yeah. Sounds horrific lol

    19. 10-27-2011 03:56 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 03:58 PM #125
      reminds me of a bubble or something... its all rounded n whatnot

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      10-27-2011 04:00 PM #126
      i think i saw this car at h20 this year?

    22. 10-27-2011 10:17 PM #127
      No I wish I could have gone to H20. This is a down south car though, so I did make it to SoWo.

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      10-27-2011 11:19 PM #128
      [/QUOTE]

      Did you leave those rubber patches on the road too?
      Good stuff man, can't wait to see more

    24. 10-29-2011 05:33 PM #129
      Its very possible I had something to do with the rubber on the road.

    25. 11-03-2011 09:06 AM #130
      So when I start the car cold and drive it I get around 13.2 volts for the first few miles. Once its up to temperature I am only getting 12.8 volts.

      Is there any test I can do to see if the alternator is going out?

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      11-03-2011 11:12 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
      This picture cracks me up


      This made my day, man. This is seriously awesome.

    27. 11-03-2011 05:23 PM #132
      Thanks. most people dont notice it.

    28. 11-03-2011 05:24 PM #133
      started on my manifold. Got the first runner mocked up. Its the easiest one. the others will be much curvier.




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      11-04-2011 01:48 AM #134
      colors are all over the place, but i'm likin' it.

      reshaping the control arms to clear the wheels?

      edit: the gerund, dammit!

    30. 11-07-2011 07:00 PM #135
      Ill be building new control arms at some point with different attachment points to the subframe to change the geometry more.

      tublar chromoly control arms.

    31. 11-07-2011 07:02 PM #136
      Picked up a gti rear beam with the built in sway bar. Ill be stiffining it up some more.


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      11-07-2011 08:05 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
      Picked up a gti rear beam with the built in sway bar. Ill be stiffining it up some more.

      keep it up
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      11-07-2011 11:32 PM #138
      Loving all the new tricks and progress
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    34. 11-10-2011 08:59 AM #139
      Here it the first of the beam modifications. Now just to weld it in.


    35. 11-10-2011 09:01 AM #140
      Anyone run solid bushings in the beams instead of the rubber deals? If I can figure out whats going on with them Id like to make some. And I dont mean the little red poly inserts. Im talking a full out replacement for the entire piece.

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