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      08-25-2011 09:24 PM #71
      Very inspiring build! I need to do body work like this on my Ginster this winter.
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      08-26-2011 06:43 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      It's nice knowing I have minty rockers. OH and BTW, that plate you made for the engine stand? I want.
      i shall have one for you then

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      08-26-2011 12:11 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      Are they that bad? From what I understand they bold right to the mk3 carriers. Then you just need the lines with a banjo bolt?

      Seems pretty plug and play.
      the concept is plug and play, yes, but if your old stuff is seized and crappy, broken bolts, etc.
      also, i think if you have ABS, the sensors get in the way or something.
      like i said, definitely doable, i just remember when i did mine it was sort of a PITA
      when u wanna do something though, u get it done no matter what

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      08-26-2011 06:58 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by 86_gti_8v View Post
      Very inspiring build! I need to do body work like this on my Ginster this winter.
      Thanks! Can't wait to get paint on it.

      Quote Originally Posted by catalina2.o View Post
      i shall have one for you then
      NICE. Your in Hillside? That's like 20 minutes from me haha.

      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      the concept is plug and play, yes, but if your old stuff is seized and crappy, broken bolts, etc.
      also, i think if you have ABS, the sensors get in the way or something.
      like i said, definitely doable, i just remember when i did mine it was sort of a PITA
      when u wanna do something though, u get it done no matter what
      Yeah hopefully it's not too bad, might be able to get a set next week. I'm trying to pick some stuff up at H20 so I need to save my cash for that.

      I've been sitting on the 42draft single guage holder for awhile, since everything else is pretty much done I figured it was a good time to put something in. Easy to wire up too since the motor is out.

      Hacking up the dash:


      End result:


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      08-31-2011 11:55 PM #75
      May not have any good updates for awhile. Just started school again and I need my other GTI for daily duty. I am going to take this car off insurance since it won't be on the road. This gives me a chance to save up for the repaint and turbo build of next season.

      Until then Looking forward to H20

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      09-10-2011 09:26 PM #76
      The latest:

      Wipers went on my black GTI, so I took em from the red one Cleaned up the filter area while I was in there. I was breathing in leaves n other ****. Didn't realize how much accumulates over a year.



      Made a trip to Orchid Euro today for some goodies, Jamie is an awesome guy to deal with Stayed for a bit and chatted with some cool people about cars and whatnots.




      OEM smooth-top rear bumper
      OEM front / rear rebars
      OEM dual fan rad-support

      A bit dusty , but will clean up nice.

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      09-26-2011 11:37 PM #77
      Had an awesome time at H20 this past weekend, can't wait for next year. Mad I never went prior to this year. Met some awesome people and especially some that have helped me out on here made the whole experience pretty dope.

      My 96 made it with no issues at all


      I bought some hood struts for my project and now that show season is coming to a close it's time to save up some cash and get back to work on this thing: Hopefully I can bring this one down next year



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      09-27-2011 05:47 PM #78
      Great project man. Keep up the good work and hope to see this out next show season!

      Nice chatting with you at H20.
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      09-27-2011 05:49 PM #79
      suck we didn't get to meet up man
      but u and I prolly gained a **** ton of inspiration from some of the nicer cars during the weekend, i'm sure!

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      09-27-2011 09:14 PM #80
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      09-28-2011 12:13 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by .:1of1500:. View Post
      Great project man. Keep up the good work and hope to see this out next show season!

      Nice chatting with you at H20.
      Thanks Your car was definitely inspiring. Turbo setup looked great and along the lines of what I'm aiming for and the paint looked awesome. Makes me excited to get all my **** together and get it into paint.

      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      suck we didn't get to meet up man
      but u and I prolly gained a **** ton of inspiration from some of the nicer cars during the weekend, i'm sure!
      Yeah I'm pretty sure that was you that waved at me when I pulled up next to your cabby at the convention center. By the time I parked and walked over you were gone. Then I got distracted by the mk2's in the corner

      I snapped some pics of your cabby when I walked by. Saw alot of cars that were quite inspring, 1of1500's being one of them. I know why this show is so anticipated now. Great cars, hanging with friends, and other shenanigans

      Something about red GTI's makes me

      NEXT YEAR FOR SURE. Red GTI photoshoot

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      09-28-2011 04:51 AM #82
      for saving her. Also thank you for showing me that tie-rod tool. I plan on doing mine and looks like it made life a whole lot easier for you. Keep up the awesome work

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      09-28-2011 06:21 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by DjBij099 View Post
      for saving her. Also thank you for showing me that tie-rod tool. I plan on doing mine and looks like it made life a whole lot easier for you. Keep up the awesome work
      You can thank Dan J Reed for recommending that tool, I'll take some 'spread the word' credit

      And thanks!

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      10-01-2011 11:25 PM #84
      Wanted to do a mock up of my rear bumper, and after breaking the head clean off two bolts that mount the bumper, I knew I was in for trouble. Pulled off the rebar and found this:



      The rust never ends.

      So I brought out the grinder again and went to town. During:


      After cleaning / finishing:


      I'm not too concerned with it since nothing structural was rusted, and all the metal is still nice and strong, but a good amount crumbled as I touched it. Drilled out the two bolts and now need to find replacements.

    15. 10-01-2011 11:58 PM #85
      Heh. Now it's starting to look like mine.
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      10-02-2011 08:11 AM #86
      project is coming along nicely. also to the black gti, it looks really clean.

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      10-02-2011 10:40 AM #87
      so inspiring

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      10-02-2011 02:32 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post

      Yeah I'm pretty sure that was you that waved at me when I pulled up next to your cabby at the convention center. By the time I parked and walked over you were gone. Then I got distracted by the mk2's in the corner

      I snapped some pics of your cabby when I walked by. Saw alot of cars that were quite inspring, 1of1500's being one of them. I know why this show is so anticipated now. Great cars, hanging with friends, and other shenanigans

      Something about red GTI's makes me

      NEXT YEAR FOR SURE. Red GTI photoshoot
      100% on the photoshoot next year!
      yeah sorry i might have missed u being distracted by other cars as well
      man that rear rust is very similar to what i have when i remove my bumper too.
      your post about it saddens me as well as motivates me.
      soooooooooooo much left to do!

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      10-03-2011 04:19 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      Heh. Now it's starting to look like mine.
      for saving mk3's

      Quote Originally Posted by yeabmx View Post
      project is coming along nicely. also to the black gti, it looks really clean.
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by xkicksz View Post
      so inspiring
      Thanks Marc! Bring your GTI over one day

      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      100% on the photoshoot next year!
      yeah sorry i might have missed u being distracted by other cars as well
      man that rear rust is very similar to what i have when i remove my bumper too.
      your post about it saddens me as well as motivates me.
      soooooooooooo much left to do!
      Much left to do is def an understatement. This is absolutely the last of the rust on the car though, so I'm pretty glad it's taken care of. Keeping motivated

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      10-03-2011 04:20 PM #90
      I realized today that my euro rear rebar does not bolt up. Apparently VWoA decided to make 4 different rears that are in no particular order specific to any 1 car, and only one of them is a perfect match for the euro ones, which are ALL the same. Mine is not one of those cars.

      After speaking with Jamie @ Orchid Euro, I have a pretty good way of getting it mounted. I don't want to hack away my NA one and I am not just leaving it off like I see some people do .

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      10-03-2011 05:34 PM #91
      I thought that was a given it wouldn't line up? Get out the angle grinder and start cutting
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      10-03-2011 08:11 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      I thought that was a given it wouldn't line up? Get out the angle grinder and start cutting
      On some golf's, they line up perfectly, on most, they don't. I thought they were all the same, which is why I bought it. I will make it fit.

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      10-04-2011 11:06 AM #93
      Did you do the mk4 rear calipers on this? if so what's the weight difference? And does the ebrake bolt right up?
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      10-04-2011 02:30 PM #94
      sick build evan! car is coming along great. gotta meet up sometime soon again

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      10-04-2011 03:56 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      Did you do the mk4 rear calipers on this? if so what's the weight difference? And does the ebrake bolt right up?
      I didn't do them yet. But I will. I don't know the actual weight difference but I know they are significantly lighter than the mk3 ones. And yes the ebrake bolts right up.

      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      sick build evan! car is coming along great. gotta meet up sometime soon again
      Thanks Marco Def man feel free to come by anytime.

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      10-11-2011 05:33 PM #96
      So I think to mount my rear euro rebar, I am going to drill and tap a new hole between where the NA one mounts up. Throw a bolt on each side and call it a day. The OEM euro mounting holes line up where there is no metal on mine, and I don't want to weld plates in. I test fitted the bumper and it looks great, but I need to have a rebar there.

      Still not sold on the idea of cutting up the NA one for these reasons:

      1. The rear euro bumper has a 'shelf' that sits on top of the euro rebar, thus supporting it better.
      2. Cutting up the NA rebar to the point where it won't even be useful in a low-impact accident seems like a waste of time. Might as well not run one.


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      10-11-2011 07:26 PM #98
      Why dont you get another NA rebar and mod that one for the euro bumper., that way u can switch back if u ever want to.
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      10-12-2011 01:44 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by cocotaso218 View Post
      Why dont you get another NA rebar and mod that one for the euro bumper., that way u can switch back if u ever want to.
      I don't plan on switching back, and I know it would be easier for me to just cut the NA one, but since I have the euro one I want to try and use it.

      I took some measurements and it looks like I can fit two bolts on the left and right of the rebar without interfering with the bumper fitment. Seems like a nice solid way to mount it.

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      10-12-2011 07:45 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      I don't plan on switching back, and I know it would be easier for me to just cut the NA one, but since I have the euro one I want to try and use it.

      I took some measurements and it looks like I can fit two bolts on the left and right of the rebar without interfering with the bumper fitment. Seems like a nice solid way to mount it.
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      If you figure it out, let me know!
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      10-12-2011 07:20 PM #103
      I think most of us can say we need a little body work done, and rust removal.
      Looks good so far, keep us updated.
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      10-13-2011 11:02 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by .yuk. View Post
      If you figure it out, let me know!
      Will do! I already measured and make my marks where I will put the new bolts. Looks like I can put two of the euro bolt locations in the body (metal is thin, but better than nothing) and I will prob make two new holes that I will drill / tap through the rebar to make it firm. I'll post pics when I'm happy with it

      Quote Originally Posted by GTi Angel View Post
      I think most of us can say we need a little body work done, and rust removal.
      Looks good so far, keep us updated.
      Thanks man. Yeah these cars can't stay perfect forever, and it's a shame that they rust so bad in crucial areas. Gonna keep truckin

      On another note, I got my euro bumper clips today from my local dealership after wasting money on what I THOUGHT were the euro ones on 1stvwparts.com They sent me the American one when clearly I gave the euro part number. I don't wanna deal with sending them back so I'll use them for something.

      Thanks Minor_Threat for the part #.

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