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    Thread: 4 door golf, my first VW

    1. Member shwak23's Avatar
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      05-16-2012 01:25 PM #456
      Cliffhanger!

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    2. 05-22-2012 07:02 PM #457
      Oh well I guess I should update this. The car is ok. I patched the melted fuel lines and built a temporary exhaust from an Mitsubishi evo 8 aftermarket exhaust. Ya its 3.5" diameter now..... huge.

      The fire destroyed the emergency brake cables and some other small crap that ill have to fix later. If I had not had a fire extinguisher the car would have quickly turned into a massive fireball. Carpet in the back also caught fire and melted my tig welder leads. Ill post a few pictures later.

      I took my little brother down to sowo on Saturday. Missed the show but still got to see tons of awesome cars. I really wish I were able to meet up with more mk 2 people.

      If anyone see's any photos of my car at sowo could you please post them up. Tons of people took photos but I'm having a hard time finding any.

    3. 05-23-2012 02:41 PM #458
      whats left of the carbon muffler



      undercoating burns well, Who knew?



      starting the temporary exhaust



      I built a full LS1 exhaust for an e30 bmw




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      05-23-2012 03:09 PM #459
      Nice, glad to hear it's still kicking!

      What did you use for flares? I'm trying to sort something for my '85 2dr Jetta.


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      05-23-2012 03:17 PM #460
      Only time I saw your car was on our way out of Helen, driving down Main. I almost didn't recognize it, since I saw the right side (without the janky rear door).
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    6. 05-23-2012 04:24 PM #461
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      Nice, glad to hear it's still kicking!

      What did you use for flares? I'm trying to sort something for my '85 2dr Jetta.

      The flares are off of a mk I car. You have to trim them a tad but they fit. There a hair smaller than mk II flares.

    7. 05-28-2012 03:26 PM #462
      Drove it down to the lake through the woods and DIDNT get stuck. Great success.









      and my oil drain notch actually worked as I had planned. Awesome.


    8. 05-28-2012 03:27 PM #463
      Now im off to cut a big hole in my hood.

    9. 05-28-2012 11:53 PM #464
      Forgot to mention my starter died on Me the other day. Had to push start it a fewtimes. I put a vr6 automatic starter on it which has twice the cranking power and weighs 2 pounds less. Hopefully that will help if I ever go hi comp.

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      05-29-2012 09:38 AM #465
      Hey btw - I've seen a few photos of your car in or linked from this thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Picture-Thread
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jamez View Post
      You might think you'll be fine if you don't do anything wrong but remember : you are not the one deciding what is right or wrong.

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      05-29-2012 01:58 PM #466

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      05-29-2012 04:55 PM #467
      Way to set the bar for lowered off roading haha
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      05-29-2012 05:14 PM #468
      wait so how did the vr starter mount up?
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      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

    14. 05-30-2012 12:36 AM #469
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxguy View Post
      wait so how did the vr starter mount up?
      Bolts right up like its meant to. Its from a 99 golf vr6 automatic. It doesn't have the stub at the end for the bushing. One less thing to go wrong.

    15. 05-30-2012 12:38 AM #470
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      Way to set the bar for lowered off roading haha
      I should take some pictures of the hard stuff. We have had six or seven stock vehicles get stuck down at the bottom of the hill.

    16. 05-30-2012 01:22 PM #471
      I decided to get in the lake with my camera in my pocket on Memorial day, whoops. Got it all fixed now though.

      NACA duct instal.



      ignore the strings, they are there to let me see the air movement.




    17. 06-01-2012 12:50 PM #472
      How about some fully adjustable cromoly tubular control arms? This is just the start obviously.



      better picture of the NACA duct



      and a light weight low offset underdrive pulley to slow my alternator down. Ill make the crank pulley and waterpump pulley next.


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      06-01-2012 07:14 PM #473
      I found this thread the other day and went through the whole thing. This is some excellent work! I love the innovation and fab work. Keep the updates coming, please!
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      I believe the operation parameters on those Hunter machines specifies that if the measurements for camber and toe exceed 45 degrees, the operator and the vehicle's owner are required to commit ritual suicide. So I would recommend mounting it on oil drums and making it a river boat instead.

    19. 06-06-2012 01:43 PM #474
      lightweight underdrive pulley is on. Here is a comparison.








    20. 06-07-2012 12:55 AM #475
      So for the last month and a half ive been daily driving this thing without a radiator fan. Never had a problem, even stuck in traffic at sowo.

      I finally found a fan and made a shroud for it. Now i just have to wire it and mount it.




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      06-07-2012 08:59 AM #476
      If you weren't having any issues with cooling, why not mount it under the rad support pushing air through instead of taking up visual engine bay space? Just curious, that shroud looks very nice.

    22. 06-07-2012 12:56 PM #477
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      If you weren't having any issues with cooling, why not mount it under the rad support pushing air through instead of taking up visual engine bay space? Just curious, that shroud looks very nice.
      Because I hate pusher fans, and they work much less efficient. Especially at any speed above say 20 mph they block vital air flow.

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      06-07-2012 01:01 PM #478
      In. Your fabrication skills are incredibly impressive. Even more so that you're putting all this work into such a well used car.
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

    24. 06-08-2012 12:13 PM #479
      Quote Originally Posted by dub01 View Post
      I found this thread the other day and went through the whole thing. This is some excellent work! I love the innovation and fab work. Keep the updates coming, please!
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      In. Your fabrication skills are incredibly impressive. Even more so that you're putting all this work into such a well used car.
      Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

    25. 06-08-2012 12:16 PM #480
      Here is a daytime photo of the fan and shroud. Note the sweet bungee cord mounting system. We will see if its still there after the road trip im about to take.


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      06-11-2012 10:35 AM #481
      yep, still enjoying this.

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      06-11-2012 10:49 PM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      yep, still enjoying this.
      what he said^
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    28. 07-03-2012 12:50 AM #483
      finally got my powerslot rotors so I can start on my brakes. These measure 11.35" btw.








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      07-03-2012 02:00 AM #484
      alot more brakes than that lil 8v will need.
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubspeed View Post

      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

    30. 07-03-2012 02:19 AM #485
      TrTruTrue, but not once its 24v rwd in the not so distant future.

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      07-03-2012 11:04 AM #486
      Happy to see that the sudden down-time didn't mean the end of this project.

      I was about to ask for the ball joint spacers and drop plates. :p

    32. 07-10-2012 12:14 PM #487
      Integral stub axle drops with 1 degree of camber.





      with wilwood forged dynalight caliper mounts.



      And the front calipers fit.... Kinda.


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      07-10-2012 01:16 PM #488
      Brakes look great!

      This thread needs a new page. Come on page 15!
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    34. 08-10-2012 06:26 PM #489
      Rear brakes came in. Tiny 11" 2 piece rotors and forged dynalight 4 pot calipers.





      Last edited by Truckinduc; 08-10-2012 at 06:28 PM.

    35. 08-10-2012 07:26 PM #490
      I need new front and rear wheel bearings, and rear disk brake hubs in 4x100. Anyone know where I can get this stuff from 1 supplier?

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