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      Please tell me this is going to have a front bumper
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    2. 01-04-2012 10:23 PM #37
      Ya somewhat of one anyway.lol

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      01-05-2012 03:21 PM #38
      ohh man it is looking good!!!! cant wait to see the first video of this magnificent project

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      01-17-2012 11:05 PM #39
      Aww man it's coming along sooo well!!! The donor GTI was my buddy Arli's. Was sad to see it get totaled but i'm glad to see that it's living on!!!

    5. 01-18-2012 05:37 AM #40
      ya , Arli's a cool cat .. I had to get up with him to find out what what done to it and all ... This build is taking for ever to complete .. I keep changing things that I don't like , that doesn't help getting it done.. But at least I will be happy when its done .. Thanks ..

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      01-18-2012 06:26 PM #41


      looking good!!
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      01-18-2012 09:22 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      ... This build is taking for ever to complete .. I keep changing things that I don't like , that doesn't help getting it done.. But at least I will be happy when its done .. Thanks ..
      "art is not in the doing art is in the concept. the act of doing is craftsmanship and craftsmanship is not always doing it right the first time but doing it over as many times as it takes to get it right and not stopping until you are happy with it. or it is ruined. "
      Not sure who said that but it is on of my favorite quotes and have it posted in the top of ny toolbox at work...

      Keep up the good work its looking great....
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      01-26-2012 04:10 PM #43
      great build...I would love to do something like this in the next year or 2.

    9. 02-05-2012 11:08 AM #44
      Hey , just tying up some loose ends ..
      Waiting on the intercooler piping.
      gonna try to get the fuel pump mounted and tubed up tomorrow ..
      Just the little things and then tackle the wiring harness ...errrr
      A couple pics of the intercooler , less the piping ..I know it is in a strange place ..
      But I like it there...I have moved it everywhere ..



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      02-05-2012 11:20 AM #45
      Looks like a perfect place to mount it. Easy routing for the piping and right between the passengers for optimum flow. Keep it up! I want to see this thing ripping!

    11. 02-06-2012 10:04 PM #46
      Hey , might be the wrong place to put the help wanted ad.. but..
      I am not a wiring type person ..I am struggling with the big ball of wiring I have in my building ..Can someone help me out with this? I can't swing the stand alone . I do have the whole car wiring harness , but it is not labeled . I have multiple questions..
      What is the minimum wiring I can get by with ? I was planning on making a light , fuel , etc. panel and running switches off that for certain things like that .. I do have a book on the car ..but I can't make heads or tails of it .. I also have a big pdf file on the donor car ... also . I am still confused . Any help would be greatly appreciated ..

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      02-07-2012 02:12 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      also . I am still confused . Any help would be greatly appreciated ..
      depending on the harness(s) that you have, i would suggest laying them out on the floor to put things in perspective...

      you are going to have 2 side to the engine harness.....these will both connect to the ECM...

      i can not tell from your photos the state of the motor...has the 2ndary air injection, and evap been removed? it appears so, if that is the case this will eliminate some of the wiring....

      it also might help after laying the harness out to start to fit things up and "plug in" as required...there will be several "essentials"...these are all on the ECM sides of the harness
      • coil packs
      • injectors
      • throttle body (unless this is an early 1.8t that is DBC)
      • n75 valve
      • 02 sensors


      then you will have the chassis harness, which is more straight forward, these are things that come out of the comfort control module and/or inside the car, or the little fuse panel that used to live on top of the battery
      • starter trigger wires
      • starter power wire
      • alternator wire
      • fan wiring (easily swtiched to be wired for "ON/OFF")


      that is a bit of a taste while i am sitting hear eating lunch....not sure where you are located, if you were local i would be thrilled to help out....

    13. 02-07-2012 04:23 PM #48
      Thanks .. I have layed it out ..I see the 2 sides that connect to the ecm ..I know that I will need most of these , if not all . the Donor was a 20th annv. 03 . The evap and secondary have been deleted before I got the car ..the plugs have been taped up ..I started working on unrapping that last night ....

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      02-07-2012 04:34 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      Thanks .. I have layed it out ..I see the 2 sides that connect to the ecm ..I know that I will need most of these , if not all . the Donor was a 20th annv. 03 . The evap and secondary have been deleted before I got the car ..the plugs have been taped up ..I started working on unrapping that last night ....
      if those are gone, honestly it should be pretty straight forward....you will need pretty much all the other plugs....

      the FCM (fan control module) comes out of the body harness, so you can likely just hardwire/relay base switch the fans.....other than that is is pretty simple, just power up the ECU, and get power to the starter!

    15. 02-07-2012 04:58 PM #50
      thanks ..pm sent ..

    16. 02-18-2012 01:23 PM #51
      Hey , just wanted to share what I did with the shifter to be able to adapt to my new shifter cables . I went with 10mm rod ends and didn't really want to bushing down so..
      I took a 10mm Stainless bolt , cut a clip groove in it with a tubing cutter and a matabo blade .
      I then took a grinder with a sandpaper disk and shaped the end so it would adapt to the clip ..
      anyway ..here are some pics ..took about 45 min to do both..






    17. 02-20-2012 05:05 PM #52
      Hey , just a little update , Most of it is done .. I started fooling around with the harness and all today ..








    18. 02-21-2012 06:33 PM #53
      Anyone ever used 2 part foam to form stuff?

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      02-21-2012 06:46 PM #54
      are the rear swing arms and stuff all custom made too?

    20. 02-21-2012 09:12 PM #55
      Yes everything I could make I did.

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      02-21-2012 11:31 PM #56
      oowwww I like this!
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      02-22-2012 12:48 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      Yes everything I could make I did.
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      02-22-2012 12:25 PM #58
      how did u manage to get the shifter back to normal? like 1st top left, second bottom right, etc..

      oh.. and some pictures of the whole thing as it stands right now.. ??
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      Around here they all "upgraded" to lifted pick-ups with cheesy wheels and a sticker bomb of energy drinks and fox racing. The highest mileage early 2000's truck they can buy, cheapest lift that makes it the tallest, clear or tinted tails, drop in HIDs, tinted windows, accent painted everything, stick on chrome, rebel flags (wtf?).

    24. 02-22-2012 01:25 PM #59
      I will try to get a pic of that but I really didn't do anything special. I figured I couldn't run the cables straight back. So there is a 180 degree. Bend coming off the shifter, run all the way under the Eng. Trans. And then hooked back up. The cables are 10ft. Long

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      03-02-2012 10:14 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by stevem589 View Post
      I will try to get a pic of that but I really didn't do anything special. I figured I couldn't run the cables straight back. So there is a 180 degree. Bend coming off the shifter, run all the way under the Eng. Trans. And then hooked back up. The cables are 10ft. Long
      holy crap.. 10ft is long..

      I will wait for the pictures.. my head just cant seem to figure out how it would work..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Around here they all "upgraded" to lifted pick-ups with cheesy wheels and a sticker bomb of energy drinks and fox racing. The highest mileage early 2000's truck they can buy, cheapest lift that makes it the tallest, clear or tinted tails, drop in HIDs, tinted windows, accent painted everything, stick on chrome, rebel flags (wtf?).

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      03-02-2012 10:53 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
      holy crap.. 10ft is long..

      I will wait for the pictures.. my head just cant seem to figure out how it would work..
      2 inches of travel is the same for a 4 ft cable as it is for a 10 ft cable

      In all seriousness, I am assuming becuase the engine is rear and the cables need to come out the front if the box toward the front of the car, make a 180 toward the back, then go all the way to the far back of the car and bend around 180* heading forward again to the trans bracket.

      To the OP, I am wondering if you could have reversed the shift box and/or bracket on the trans 180* to make it much easier and/or a straight shot from the box to the trans as in a front engine orientation. Either way, it sound like you got it.

      Definitely a very cool project and very nice work
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      03-03-2012 02:13 AM #62
      He probably could have modified/added relay levers but its kind of a toss up. Yeah the cables are shorter but now there's more to break.
      Looking good man keep up the good work.
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      03-03-2012 12:08 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post
      2 inches of travel is the same for a 4 ft cable as it is for a 10 ft cable

      In all seriousness, I am assuming becuase the engine is rear and the cables need to come out the front if the box toward the front of the car, make a 180 toward the back, then go all the way to the far back of the car and bend around 180* heading forward again to the trans bracket.

      To the OP, I am wondering if you could have reversed the shift box and/or bracket on the trans 180* to make it much easier and/or a straight shot from the box to the trans as in a front engine orientation. Either way, it sound like you got it.

      Definitely a very cool project and very nice work
      Touche..

      but the two 180 degree turns makes more sense now..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Around here they all "upgraded" to lifted pick-ups with cheesy wheels and a sticker bomb of energy drinks and fox racing. The highest mileage early 2000's truck they can buy, cheapest lift that makes it the tallest, clear or tinted tails, drop in HIDs, tinted windows, accent painted everything, stick on chrome, rebel flags (wtf?).

    29. 03-03-2012 06:16 PM #64
      Thanks
      I am still trying to figure the wiring out ..
      So , until then ..

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      i'm 99% sure vw doesn't use "tan" in a mk4 harness.....
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      03-06-2012 11:50 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      i'm 99% sure vw doesn't use "tan" in a mk4 harness.....
      josh, not sure what you were replying too....but...

      "brown" is one of the connectors in the plenum chamber that is the pass thru from the cabin to the bay....

      this connector holds wires that power the ECU....

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      03-06-2012 12:39 PM #67
      I'm liking the progress here. Will you put a down turn tip on that exhaust so it's not pointed at the tire and catch can?

    33. 03-06-2012 12:56 PM #68
      yes , gonna put a tip on lol

      Hold on I will post a pic of the "Tan" plug....

    34. 03-06-2012 01:01 PM #69


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    35. 03-06-2012 01:02 PM #70
      SO, Tan, White,Blue, Orange , and Black ..
      Unless Tan is Brown?????

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