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    Thread: Figured I'd share my Daily Driver build with my friendly locals :)

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      06-01-2011 10:50 PM #26
      I My MKV

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      06-01-2011 10:53 PM #27
      Tony,
      You always do a thorough job on your builds.
      Keep it up.

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      06-02-2011 12:36 AM #28
      Thanks guys, so i hated the way the early 02A linkage shifted so i decided to change to the newer style ( late MK3 VR6 style ) since i had an extra shift tower & cables lying around.

      Had to buy new linkage though as my tower was missing them.

      Went a little over-board with grease, but got the new reverse switch installed.



      Got some Verdict Motorsports bushings to compliment my B&M short throw shifter.

      Got my manual pedals swapped in with new return spring.

      yay for TT pedals
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      06-02-2011 11:20 PM #29

      Decided to make my own turn signals with a twist to help match my E-codes better.


      5 amber LEDs per turn signal as "driving lights" to match the LEDs i put in my E-codes plus i want them to look a bit more modern.


      Removed the amber lens and blacked out the inside for that "E-code" look






      Started working on the harness


      Almost complete


      All done


      Then took my DA with 600 grit to the clear lenses until all the pitting and "Hella" markings were gone. Once done i took it to my bench polisher with Meguires PlastiX for a completely clear lense


      This picture came out bad but once the cars done i'll have more detailed pictures with a much better camera. This is with all the LEDs lit & my BFI brake ducts installed. ( i know people hate them but oh well )
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      06-02-2011 11:29 PM #30
      Installed my ebay special clear marker lights, got all the sun faded side moldings repainted and i put them back on the car with fresh 3M molding tape



      Anyone have 12-15mm rear wheel spacers with lug bolts they want to sell me?
      Last edited by .T.o.n.y.; 06-03-2011 at 10:40 AM.
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      06-03-2011 01:50 AM #31
      nice work.
      did you install the clutch reinforcement bracket into the pedal assembly?

      i didnt do it for a few years but finally decided to do it a few years ago.

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      06-03-2011 10:38 AM #32
      Meaning the bracket for the clutch master which attaches to the brake booster?
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      06-03-2011 11:16 AM #33
      Very nice man

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      06-03-2011 01:08 PM #34


      Started working on my sound system, build a quick and easy amp rack, 6 channel to power the whole car.


      Bought two sets of these. ( i love ebay )


      Mounted them in my doors




      Heres my completed battery relocation - battery is temporary as im waiting on my Optima


      L.E.D battery clamp for the win


      Figured id just use the factory grounding location for the late TCM for my amp & cap.


      My baby looking mug


      And whats left of my trunk haha, i never use it anyway since i have my truck.
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      06-03-2011 03:03 PM #35
      nice. I like local build threads!

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      06-04-2011 10:59 AM #36
      Decided i wanted a different look for my interior so i started doing this.













      Ive got all the switches done in the car ( dash, doors etc ) just need to get my cluster done... ive got an idea for that i hope comes out as good as it looks in my head.

      Oh yeah I installed my VR tails too with hyper while LED license plate lights.

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      06-04-2011 12:27 PM #37
      Really coming along nicely.

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      06-04-2011 01:03 PM #38
      Well.... i need advice/help....



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      06-04-2011 02:21 PM #39
      Oof. I suppose "watch out for obstacles" wasn't quite what you were looking for. I suspect that's a fatality, but who knows what some of these wizards are able to fix. 4x100 wheels are dime a dozen though.



      or

      http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/pts/2364612236.html

      Last I knew, SoleFood might be selling his Corvette sawblades that he had on his Jetta.
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      06-04-2011 03:19 PM #40
      Im praying it can be fixed as i just had these wheels refinished and love the Type Cs and their rarity.
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      06-04-2011 05:23 PM #42
      Yeah ive seen those plus theres a guy in Cali who also has a set of fresh refinished Cs but they all are in sets and i dont want to spend $300-$500 on another set of the same wheels. There was a guy in the SW forum here who said he can fix it but i never heard back from him....
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      06-05-2011 02:54 AM #43
      wow.
      Tony, that is pretty bad.
      i hope you can get it sorted.
      if not, 5 lug it and get those Schmidts that are for sale on the SW forum

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      06-05-2011 12:31 PM #44
      Id love too i saw those, but i just found a guy on here selling another set of Borbet Type C's in 16x7.5 for $400 shipped so im considering it. Id love to have the wider 16s over my 15x7s. I just love these wheels, i may try to get my wheel fixed then sell the set to help fund the 16s.

      PS once i get my wheel situation resolved, spacers on and the crap tint removed id like to get together some locals for a photoshoot of sorts..... anyone down? I dont have the photo skills but i can bring my car! lol
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      06-06-2011 04:17 PM #45
      HOly **** man, u put in some work.

      That shop looks like u r really fighting for some space....

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      06-06-2011 11:24 PM #46
      Thanks man
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      06-08-2011 12:39 AM #47
      buy these up quick

      $150 plus shipping

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...e-C-with-tires

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      06-08-2011 11:57 AM #48
      Yeah i saw those but 14x6 Due to money contraints because of my upcoming vacation next week i wont be able to purchase any wheels right now. Im thinking about just biting the bullet and buying a set of these in 16x8 et25 after vacation.


      stolen from fellow vortex member - Rota Grids

      I can pick up a set for roughly $580 shipped on ebay and i like the offset.
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      06-08-2011 01:03 PM #49
      Well, heres a break down of the mods on the car currently.

      Engine
      stock OBDII block
      rebuilt mild port OBDI head
      Autotech 270 cam
      TTTuning adjustable cam gear
      Updated timing belt tensioner, stud & belt
      Ported & wrapped AEG exhaust manifold
      Ported & polished AEG intake manifold swap
      Modded Neuspeed catback exhaust
      Ported, wrapped and modded exhaust down pipe
      VR6 catylitic converter
      BFI stealth rear motor mount
      BFI .5 front motor mount
      G60 solid rubber trans mount
      1.8T intake air temperature sensor mounted in CAI
      Custom 3" cold air intake
      K&N filter
      Additional 0 gauge grounding wires to motor & trans
      Low temp 71 degree celcuis thermostat
      Low temp fan switch
      Bosch Platinum 4s
      OBX 10.5mm spark plug cables
      New cap & rotor
      New coil

      Transmission
      Rebuilt 02A from 1990 Passat 16v
      Lightened 02A 16v flywheel
      Sachs G60 clutch disc
      Sachs VR6 pressure plate
      updated shift tower/cables/bracket
      Verdict Motorsports aluminum bracket mounts.
      B&M short shifter
      Redline Trans oil

      Brakes
      Rear disc brake swap from 1994 Jetta GL ( wider wheel base )
      New parking brake cables
      Cross drilled/zinc plated rear rotors
      Ceramic brake pads
      Braided Stainless brake lines
      Corrado G60 11" front brake upgrade
      Cross drilled/zinc plated rotors
      Ceramic brake pads

      Suspension
      SuperSport 60/40 cup kit
      New bump stops/modded
      HD VR6 strut mounts
      New strut bearings
      Prothane rear strut mounts
      Prothane front sway bar bushings & links
      R32 control arm bushings
      Neuspeed strut tower brace
      Autotech 28mm rear sway bar
      Neuspeed trunk mounted brace
      New rear beam bushings with Prothane poly inserts
      BFI poly front control arm bushings

      Wheels
      Refinished Borbet type C 15x7
      Yokohama S drive tires 195/50/15

      Interior
      All interior lighting modded to white L.E.Ds
      New leather shift boot & e-bake boot
      Audi TT aluminum pedal covers
      Swapped manual cluster from Wolfsburg edition Jetta ( silver faced gauges & orange needles ) 36k
      Manual shifter trim for trans swap
      MKI style shift knob
      Hyper white dome light L.E.Ds
      Hyper white trunk light L.E.D

      Audio
      Pioneer deck
      JBL 6 channel amp
      Lightening Audio Capacitor
      4 gauge Rockford Fosgate amp cable
      Sony components front & rear
      Alpine Type R 12" sub
      StreetWires 14 gauge Ultra speaker cables
      Rockford Fosgate RCA cables

      Exterior
      Euro E-code headlights & brackets
      6000k HIDs
      BFI bumper ducts
      modded turn signals ( e-code style )
      GLX smoke tails
      Clear front bumper marker lights
      Hyper white L.E.D driving lights in headlights
      Amber L.E.D marker bulbs
      Hyper white L.E.D lisence plate lights

      Im sure im forgetting some but by taking my time, keeping an eye on the classifieds/ebay/craigs lights & or aquiring parts in payment for work i was able to complete all that for $2500

      My estimate for my completed turbo completion in September/October is roughly $1300
      which brings me to a total investment of $3800 Not bad considering all that'll be done i think. Being i buy these all the time and flip them ( made $3000 on my last jetta flip ) im basically getting this car for free
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      06-24-2011 11:18 PM #50
      Got my cluster started yesterday since i had some free time, not sure how i feel about it but oh well here we go.







      Removed the green film.




      Marked the tabs for + & -


      Went with black light LEDs in the idea of illuminating the new orange needles on my new ( to me ) silver faced cluster.






      Started getting everything together.




      Hot glue












      Gotta keep it OEM++


















      Ok i have an addiction to my hot glue gun... so what? ha












      Dont know how i feel about it but im not taking it out lol.
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