Finally managed to get some quality time to spend with the rocco this weekend
Earlier inspection deemed the front guards needed removal for a good coat of paint under the guards ( fenders , whaddever ya call em ) and wheel side of the inner guards. Most important was to remove them so they could be reused.
The left side came away very easily, maybe it had been replaced some time back
You can see how poor the paint coverage is at the base of the A pillar, prime spot for cancer in the future if left untreated.
Removal of the right side was a lot slower, this baby had never been of thats fer sure.. Typical VW loads of adhesive and urethane undercoat...
Eventually it relinquished its grip on the body, with much help from the heat gun, screwdriver, knives and verbal abuse...
weekday evenings i will remove the old underseal and gunk.
Some of the added bracketry is going to be removed and replaced with the original stuff, It'll be running a K-jet fuel system. Maybe later we could possibly see a 1.8T going back in.
The guards all came of without damage, altho there is a bit of shipping mishandling to fix.
Headlamp mount needs straightening,Bumper brackets bent the lower body where the spoiler fits up against so that needs attention. Battery tray, airbox mount, coolant and windscreen bottle brackets to go in.
The interior was pretty well gutted, dash, HVAC and wiring will all be taken out. There's a few additional holes to weld closed before the visit to the paint shop
Plan is to make a fill in panel for the shifter hole, so I can use a cable or rod change box.