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
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:
Preparing for Hurricane Irene now
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
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.
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
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
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
My Schrick 276 1.8 16V golf vids ^
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.
TRADE ME YOUR VR!
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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 #.
Euro on the right hand side: