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    1. Member L. Fopps's Avatar
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      09-17-2012 11:44 PM #1016
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      No biggie. I'd rather have the strut bar

      I've had my eye on the ABT reps...my rockers are mint anyway...but I like how skirts look. I'm not rushing this. As much as I would love the car at H20, bringing a rushed, incomplete car is not my thing. Do it once, do it right

      I'll be at h20 either way, so we will see how things pan out.
      I still have it for you and it isn't going anywhere, Unless you suddenly decide you want it sooner. But you have my word its yours. I'll be at h2o carless as well. im sure ill run into you at some point. Ill be down from friday morning to monday late afternoon.
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      09-18-2012 12:01 AM #1017
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      I still have it for you and it isn't going anywhere, Unless you suddenly decide you want it sooner. But you have my word its yours. I'll be at h2o carless as well. im sure ill run into you at some point. Ill be down from friday morning to monday late afternoon.
      No worries. If you bring it to h20 I'll scoop it there, or whenever... We'll prob run in to each other. I'll be there Thursday night until after the show Sunday.

      EDIT: Page 30. This has come a loooooong way. Still more to go!

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      09-18-2012 08:30 AM #1018
      If I have room I'll stuff it in


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      09-18-2012 09:00 AM #1019
      evan evan evan ... smh i have some euro smoked dummies if u wanna borrow them for h2o
      i still dont see that and sideskirts being an excuse dammit lol

      ur rockers are F*#$ing MINTTT!! there brand new dude


      i think theres another reason why he cant take it and hes just keeping it from us

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      09-18-2012 09:48 AM #1020
      We better see this thing at h20.

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      09-18-2012 10:34 AM #1021
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      We better see this thing at h20.
      x2

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      09-18-2012 10:39 AM #1022
      x3

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      09-18-2012 08:21 PM #1023
      Im just trying to be realistic. And Bryan if it comes to be I can take the car, then I will be in touch about the dummies.

      But. The fact of the matter is that I am leaving for h20 in 10 days. And paint hasn't even touched the car yet. Not only that, but the paint / clear needs a few days to cure to be strong. Then the car needs to be put back together, THEN the interior needs to be put back together.

      A good deal of extra repairs needed to be taken care of that I was not aware of. Nothing major, but it all adds up. And the blocking / priming / blocking / priming process is tedious to make it perfect. Prep is what makes the car look good, so it's something I refuse to rush for a show.






      All I can say is we will see.

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      09-18-2012 09:20 PM #1024

      That's right... Many many more shows ahead, do it once, do it right.!!

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      09-24-2012 12:00 PM #1025
      Figured I would make it official, it won't be at h20 unfortunately. And it's pretty stupid that Show n Go was moved to yesterday instead of AFTER h20, because I would have at least been able to bring it there.

      No worries. Progress is still going strong and coming out perfect.

      Blocked again and removed moldings



      Then, after cleaning up the old molding tape and another round of primer / blocking, some paper thin touch ups were made.


      Body lines are PERFECT


      In the meantime, I've picked up a set of wheels from mr. autothug. I started refinishing them and I think gunmetal will look fresh on my wagon.


      fkn love that thing

    11. 09-25-2012 12:12 PM #1026
      Quote Originally Posted by catalina2.o View Post

      ur rockers are F*#$ing MINTTT!! there brand new dude


      :

      yeah those rockers are perfect.

      This car is going to look awesome when done. I would say hit me up if you need work done, but I am booked for the next 3 months
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    12. 09-25-2012 12:16 PM #1027





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      09-25-2012 12:28 PM #1028
      Oh i noticed on that original post HIIII?
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      09-25-2012 12:57 PM #1029
      Quote Originally Posted by silentdub View Post
      yeah those rockers are perfect.

      This car is going to look awesome when done. I would say hit me up if you need work done, but I am booked for the next 3 months
      I'm in 100% sure ... Trying to get my Bucket on wheels over there..!!

    15. 09-25-2012 03:49 PM #1030
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      Oh i noticed on that original post HIIII?

      I was kicking back, checking out my work and took a little nip.
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    16. 09-25-2012 03:49 PM #1031
      Quote Originally Posted by kalaURU View Post
      I'm in 100% sure ... Trying to get my Bucket on wheels over there..!!
      In that case, I am now booked for 4 months.
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    17. 09-25-2012 09:43 PM #1032
      hmmmmm sit inside with the wife on the first day of her period or block sand this guy's car again at no extra charge????

      I think I'll get tuned up on some herb and play some steve miller...... and I already finished blocking the roof at 400.


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      09-26-2012 12:27 AM #1033
      Quote Originally Posted by silentdub View Post
      hmmmmm sit inside with the wife on the first day of her period or block sand this guy's car again at no extra charge????

      I think I'll get tuned up on some herb and play some steve miller...... and I already finished blocking the roof at 400.


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a6lAwbE1J4
      Option 2 sounds good to me.

      Back off guys, this is MY body work guy . You should make a sticker...I'll advertise the **** out of you. You'll be booked for years.

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      09-26-2012 08:03 AM #1034
      Lookin good! Im just getting started on body work, already feeling overwhelmed. Great inspiration man!

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      10-01-2012 11:12 PM #1035
      Had a great time at H20 as expected, even though my GTI wasn't there, was great all the same. Ran in to some good people and some I have been waiting to talk to / meet up with for a while.

      Stopped and talked to Larry and scooped a rear strut bar. We shall see if it makes it to the car, I like how they look, but I'm not sold on touching the rear towers..


      Spent most of the weekend cruising around with some buddies and their .:R's. My Passat did it's job. Solid ride, just had a little coilpack problem on the bridge, but it's nothing a little JB couldn't fix.



      GTI progress is still underway!

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      10-02-2012 01:04 PM #1036
      Since that strut brace really isn't functional anyway what i would do is not even bother bolting it into the strut towers. Go get some felt put it on the inside of those mounting points, and just expand it till it sits tight between the towers and holds itself in place. since it would be purely for looks that'll solve your problem of not wanting to mess with the towers, and also if you want more space itll be easily removable.
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      10-02-2012 10:45 PM #1037
      Quote Originally Posted by L. Fopps View Post
      Since that strut brace really isn't functional anyway what i would do is not even bother bolting it into the strut towers. Go get some felt put it on the inside of those mounting points, and just expand it till it sits tight between the towers and holds itself in place. since it would be purely for looks that'll solve your problem of not wanting to mess with the towers, and also if you want more space itll be easily removable.
      Yeah. I might just put it in place and use 3M tape...then cover the sides with the carpet. We shall see.

      Car is currently done with primer. Time for final blocking and then cleaning / scrubbing before paint

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      10-03-2012 06:19 PM #1038
      You shouldn't even need 3m tape the car it came out of it was literally just expanded till it was tight enough to hold itself in place


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      10-04-2012 11:07 PM #1039
      Lol wow. Well I guess that would work too. We'll see what comes of it.

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      10-05-2012 09:49 PM #1040
      I'm getting impatient lol
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      10-07-2012 01:53 AM #1041
      Quote Originally Posted by nevernotrolling1131 View Post
      I'm getting impatient lol
      This car has taught me patience.

      Anyone have anything to say about the van-wezel vr lips? (not jom). I'm sure they aren't perfect, but my OEM CL lip is pretty beat....

      Stupid to have a fresh car with a crappy lip...OEM or not...

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      10-07-2012 09:48 AM #1042
      There not perfect no but slightly better. I think if you look on euro enginuitys page they showed a video of crashing the van Wetzel into a curb it eventually broke but not as quickly as otheres


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      10-07-2012 09:47 PM #1043
      Mehhhh.

    29. 10-08-2012 03:38 PM #1044
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      This car has taught me patience.

      Anyone have anything to say about the van-wezel vr lips? (not jom). I'm sure they aren't perfect, but my OEM CL lip is pretty beat....

      Stupid to have a fresh car with a crappy lip...OEM or not...
      I can permanently repair that but I will lose the pattern over that area.
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    30. 10-08-2012 04:02 PM #1045
      Aftr we get the paint done, you should talk to Tim at KDIcustoms.com about having the interior done. The H2O Top dawg was done by KDI and who knows maybe you'll be next

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      10-08-2012 06:23 PM #1046
      Me and Tim have been in contact. Can't reveal all the secrets at once

    32. 10-09-2012 10:53 AM #1047
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      Me and Tim have been in contact. Can't reveal all the secrets at once
      Oh Schhhnap.


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      10-09-2012 11:12 AM #1048
      Loving the project man keep up the good work.
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      10-09-2012 08:43 PM #1049
      Inspirational is putting it lightly.... Cant wait to see this ROLLIN !!!


      Im in for the win

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      10-10-2012 12:45 AM #1050
      Quote Originally Posted by silentdub View Post
      Oh Schhhnap.


      Kdicustoms.com an awesome automotive upholsterer. I can't wait to show you the stuff he did for my MK1 Cabby, it is perfect.
      Def. I want to see that thing in person.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2.Quick View Post
      Loving the project man keep up the good work.
      Quote Originally Posted by 99MK3VDUB View Post
      Inspirational is putting it lightly.... Cant wait to see this ROLLIN !!!
      Thanks thanks. And it's possible it may have a new set of shoes to roll on. Scooped a lil somethingsomething. I also ordered up a vanwezel VR lip. They seem decent. Can't get my hands on a OEM one yet.

      Teasers ftw.



      And yeah. This color is absolutely sick.

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