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    Thread: Black and Bleu Project Thread

    1. Member topdeadcenter's Avatar
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      05-23-2011 05:38 AM #26

      Very nice!
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      05-23-2011 06:12 AM #27
      what did u use to take off all that sealer stuff on the strut tower?

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      05-23-2011 06:23 AM #28
      amazing. im gonna be late to work now because i was reading your thread................totally worth it
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      05-23-2011 08:35 AM #29
      watching, love Marine Blue...u keeping it that color too......
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      05-23-2011 09:04 AM #30
      marine blue ? may be picking one up tomorrow....nice work!

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      05-23-2011 10:36 AM #31
      Best idea I've had yet!

      I remembered this from painting the cabby Not having a place to put the gun when it's not in your hand sucks

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      05-25-2011 10:49 AM #32
      Well Monday and Tuesday were not as productive as I might have hoped. I spent a lot of time just just figuring a few things out and doing a bunch of running around. Went to the Hot Water Music show on Monday which kept me out late and left Tuesday with a proper hang over. I bolted a couple things back in, got the battery power sorted, made a harness for the power Recaros, removed the auto wiring and installed the coil wire pass-through.
      Here's some pics:

      This is the pass-through for battery power. It should work well for connecting the fuse box power as well instead of having to run it all the way back to the trunk.

      Since I am running the non-AC box, I am using the drain location for battery power. The pass-through didn't fit perfect, so I found a solution at the hardware.

      It fit perfect

      It was next to impossible to put on the inside. I don't think it's terrible on the outside. You won't really see it anyway.



      Hoping to get the rest of the interior wiring sorted tonight so I can get the interior back in. I have my flywheel at the machine shop at the moment, so I am going to wait until the weekend to start filling the bay back up.
      Last edited by detvw; 05-25-2011 at 10:54 AM.

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      05-25-2011 11:22 AM #33
      looks very very good!

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      05-25-2011 01:31 PM #34
      Very nice

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      06-06-2011 08:42 AM #35
      Been busy working and not updating or taking pictures.

      It was a very busy couple days this weekend, but I think we're gonna make it.
      Got the brake lines, subframe, control arms and shift linkage in.


      Asembled the Motor/trans and put them in the car

      Re-assembly begins


      There have been a ton of problems/set backs, but I'm in good shape now. I keep running into things I have over looked and have spent a lot of time cleaning things up, painting and searching for missing items that have been hiding for two years.

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      06-06-2011 08:47 AM #36
      keep it up! looks goood!

    12. 06-06-2011 09:49 AM #37
      great color. The bay is beautiful. Nice.
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    13. 06-06-2011 11:28 AM #38
      coming along nicely - color looks great

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      06-06-2011 11:44 AM #39
      Right on! Keep it movin' mang.

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      06-06-2011 12:39 PM #40
      great the color is LA5B isn't it? I think is the same one that my car has I-mi curious, how it's going to look finished keep up the good work

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      06-06-2011 03:00 PM #41
      Nice & clean project

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      06-06-2011 08:55 PM #42
      bah, everything was going epic until i saw the brake lines.

      shoulda tucked them back against the brake booster instead of an A->B routing.
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      06-06-2011 11:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Greg_J View Post
      bah, everything was going epic until i saw the brake lines.

      shoulda tucked them back against the brake booster instead of an A->B routing.
      I'm not real happy with them. They're only temporary. My material didn't show up in time.

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      06-06-2011 11:21 PM #44
      Looks really nice man. You are inspiring me to take out my engine and at least clean and repaint my bay. Mine looks like absolute S**T compared to yours.

      Keep it up good man x 100
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      06-06-2011 11:23 PM #45
      love the color and the love going into this one.

      not a huge fan of the wheels, but i am interested in the color.

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      06-07-2011 02:45 AM #46
      looks really good!
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      06-07-2011 05:45 PM #47
      its a breath of fresh air to see people still doing proper restos on mk2's...

      love the wheels i had a set on a mk3 a long time ago, are you switching to a 5lug setup? or did you get some 4x100 to 5x112 adapters custom made?

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      06-08-2011 12:29 AM #48
      Honestly it would have been easier for me to switch to 5 lug. I ordered the Adaptec design two adaptors two months ago. Not happy with my infrequent UPS/FEDEX visits.

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      06-08-2011 01:13 AM #49
      Look amazing
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      06-28-2011 02:44 PM #50
      I haven't had a whole lot of time to mess with the car lately, but what little time I have had has been trying to track down a no start issue I was having. Even though I wen't through the wiring more times than I should, I was afraid something got wired wrong. Fortunately, everything tested out. This has been going on for a good week or so. Today I noticed a difference in the distributor cap part numbers.

      Well, apparently I fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia - but only slightly less well-known is this: always double check your firing order! When switching out the distributor, I noticed the firing order was wrong. Swapped them around and it fired right up.



      Time to put humpty back together again.

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