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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Insan3Vr6; 08-18-2011 at 08:46 PM.
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).
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?
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.
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.
Last edited by Insan3Vr6; 08-25-2011 at 05:24 PM.
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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