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    1. 08-14-2011 03:37 PM #51
      See, that's my issue; surface rust INSIDE the rear frame rail. I need to get that out before I can coat or spray anything.

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      08-14-2011 09:24 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by silentdub View Post
      If you want to stiffen up those frame rails, fill them with the spray foam. I will add about 15% rigidity to the rails, make it quiet and seal it up at the same time. The spray foams in a car are urethane, so they will seal out moisture.
      May be doing this. Do I just spray it in one of the holes in the rails? Seems easy enough.

      Quote Originally Posted by kevind91 View Post
      yo Evan!The Cars come a long way since highschool man..looking forward to the end result!

      Hopefully I'm gonna be ripping my vr out soon and putting in work on my junk.
      Kev!! Dude you need to come over and check everything out, we can discuss some vr6 goodness. Haven't seen your car since that day in front of Target, haha. You back in Jersey? Hit me up

      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      See, that's my issue; surface rust INSIDE the rear frame rail. I need to get that out before I can coat or spray anything.
      Best of luck with your Jetta man, def a lot more rust than I would want to deal with. Hope you get it all done though

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      08-17-2011 09:54 PM #53
      Unfortunately this car won't make it to H20 , unless I come in to some serious cash to get all the cool stuff I want to get before paint. School is going to be starting up soon also so my priorities are going elsewhere.

      I have the next few days off of work so I should get the front steering / suspension components all buttoned up and have the rear coils on. I found one of my sway bar end links ripped so I have to order a new ones.

      This is the car I'll be driving to H20, just put in my recaro seats. This was my brother's old car, all props go to him for the mods done. Excuse the iphone pics.



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      08-18-2011 09:14 AM #54
      keep your head up Evan
      It's a worthy temp replacement and at least this won't stop u from going to H20.
      U know I'm in a very similar boat as you and even though I'm gonna keep truckin hard, i'm 100% ok if I don't finish in time. Better to take your time and do it right, than to rush to get it done and forget a critical thing or 2.

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      08-18-2011 07:42 PM #55
      Thanks PK. Def not stopping, and I have no issues whatsoever with not finishing it since I have my other GTI. Just gives me more time to do everything I want to the car without rushing. This will be my first H20, can't wait to meet some of you cool dudes

      I want IN on that mk3 GTG on that rooftop thing...lol

      Anyway today I got the front suspension buttoned up and back on the ground, yeah I didn't put the brakes on, but that's because I'm working on them.

      Stock out back, coils in the front:


      I need to move on the rears now, but my hatch lock never worked. I always used the button on the inside of the car to open it, now the battery is out so that wont' work. How do I open the hatch WITHOUT breaking anything? This is what I'm working with. Should I just put the battery back on so I can hit the button?


      Also did a quick pchop of what the back of my car will look like after everything (minus the euro bumper). Shaved body line under tails, no badges, shaved wiper hole / emblem. Shaved keyhole. My question is on the keyhole. How would I shave that? Thanks doods.
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      08-19-2011 04:12 AM #56
      NVM It's 4am and I went out to my garage to get a drink. Played with the lock a bit more and got the hatch open (pull plastic rod thing with the boot on it to the right (as would happen when the button is pressed) and pop goes the hatch.

      Rear coils will be on tomorrow (today).

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      08-20-2011 10:45 PM #57
      Progress slowed a bit because I'm helping a friend replace the steering rack on a 93 mustang w/ cobra swap.

      Going to sears to replace some broken bits / wrenches, hopefully get some good progress on the brakes before I start school again. Any info on the plate tub lock shaving mentioned above?

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      08-21-2011 09:46 PM #58
      I think for the key hole shaving, you'll need another spare tub and use it as a donor.
      The material (hard plastic?) seems different than anything else on the rest of the body.

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      08-22-2011 12:11 AM #59
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      Quote Originally Posted by Myzteriuz View Post
      on some thread a guy said you'll blow seam seals and ruin your transfuser brackets?
      Quote Originally Posted by stewie griffin View Post
      i dont how to JB weld.

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      08-22-2011 03:16 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      I think for the key hole shaving, you'll need another spare tub and use it as a donor.
      The material (hard plastic?) seems different than anything else on the rest of the body.
      I do have another plate tub from my other GTI, so I can use that when the time comes. Guess I need to look into a plastic welder? and I assume a body filler is used to smooth it out?

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      08-22-2011 03:20 PM #61
      sounds about right
      lay down some primer, paint, wet sand (?), then clear.
      I'm no paint/body pro, but those steps should get ya a result looking like it came from the factory that way.

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      08-22-2011 03:23 PM #62
      Nice. I'm no body pro either, that's what Silentdub is for! Thanks for the info PK.

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      08-22-2011 03:45 PM #63
      damm youuu.. i needa replace my rockers toooo

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      08-23-2011 02:54 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by catalina2.o View Post
      damm youuu.. i needa replace my rockers toooo
      It's nice knowing I have minty rockers. OH and BTW, that plate you made for the engine stand? I want.

    15. 08-23-2011 04:52 AM #65
      animal

    16. 08-24-2011 01:24 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by catalina2.o View Post
      damm youuu.. i needa replace my rockers toooo


      hmmmm. maybe we can work something out there VR man.
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      08-25-2011 04:21 PM #67
      Small update:

      Almost done installing everything I collected before I can start focusing on the motor again. All I have left is the rear brakes / rotors. I was just going to rebuild the stock rear calipers but I'm leaning towards upgrading to mk4 units w/ stainless lines. Seems like a cheap enough mod that is well worth it, especially since I'm taking them off anyway.

      SO

      I'll just remove my stock calipers for now, and when I get a good deal on some mk4 ones I'll throw them on. Latest pic of the car:




      Also, I finally got my second set of Jahre belts, only the fronts, and they are were blown, but since I'm becoming somewhat of a genius at mk3 seatbelts, I got the jahre webbing into NA belt housings like I did with my first set. Already got one finished and ready to be installed:



      I would have installed them in my other car already but for whatever reason that little black 'button'(? seen on the black belt in the below pic) was removed that keeps the clicker part up near the b-pillar, and not on the floor. I still could use them but it would drive me nuts. Have to find out if I can get a new one pressed on the belt before I put the put the webbing on.



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      08-25-2011 05:06 PM #68
      jealous of the seatbelts!
      but yeah def do the mk4 caliper "upgrade"
      it's a bit of a pita, but def doable.

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      08-25-2011 05:44 PM #69
      Watching.

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      08-25-2011 05:46 PM #70
      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.

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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:


      Preparing for Hurricane Irene now

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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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