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    Thread: Resurrection of the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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      07-17-2011 10:31 PM #1
      Some of you might know me, some of you probably don't. I've been a dubber of sorts since I was born. First car I remember was my parent's 1979 VW Dasher wagon. Dad (US Army) cooked the stock motor on the autobahn while we were stationed in Germany circa 1981-ish and swapped in a euro spec Rabbit GTI motor from a junkyard.

      Fast forward 30 years and 10 VW's later. I've owned other cars, but always end up back in a VW.

      It's been a few years since I sold my 1991 Golf VR6. I always told myself I'd get another, but it would be something that I didn't have to drive everyday. I didn't want to have a project car that also served as a daily. I've got a little experience with brokeswagons, some with turbo stuff, and a bit with fabrication.

      Which leads me to this project. Some folks probably know this car...back when it was red and later on when the OG owner decided to take it to the next level. Hopefully I can do the car some justice and get it back on the road better than it ever was.

      Enough with the talk; on to the shenanigans! (sorry for the ishty cell phone pics)


      Danger Ranger dub hauler deluxe


      new home holding down the pavement


      lots of wires


      some disassembly of the engine and the shaved bay


      potential


      more potential

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      07-18-2011 10:38 AM #3
      looking forward to seeing you drive this el Jeffe
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      07-18-2011 01:25 PM #4
      Good luck with it man. It's definitely in good hands

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      07-18-2011 10:25 PM #5
      Nice score Jeff! Cant wait to see it rippin.
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      07-19-2011 05:46 PM #6
      I'm glad this ended up in good hands

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      07-20-2011 10:58 PM #7
      I threw a lot of the interior together. Yesterday I picked up some parts at the junkyard and got a stainless J-bend for the wastegate dump and some charge plumbing modification.

      Untangled and organized some of the wiring. Need to get some powder coat and other materials coming.

      Long day at work today, 12 hours strong, so no work on the car this evening.

      Will try and post photos when they're worthy

      stay tuned

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      07-23-2011 04:08 PM #9
      Drivers side mirror put together with orange cover. Repainted black on front bumper, will do rear next (clean up minor nicks and such). Cleaned up and coated the ATP manifold and the hot side of the turbo. De-polished the turbine housing (I'm not a big fan of shiny stuff). Going to order powdercoat to do wheels and misc charge plumbing soon. Going on vacation end of next week, so not sure how much progress will be made over the next few days.




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      07-24-2011 12:26 AM #10
      Lookin good!

    11. 07-24-2011 02:02 PM #11
      US bumpers are poop man poop.
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      07-24-2011 04:40 PM #12
      Got that right Robin, but I don't have another $1000+ laying around to throw the real deal Vento front/rears on there (would need bumper covers, radiator support, paint, etc.)

      Just gonna rock what I've got for now, focusing on getting the car drivable and otherwise put together for now. Some cosmetics will be addressed, but nothing too crazy at this time

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      07-24-2011 05:10 PM #13
      powder coat ordered for the wheels and charge plumbing. working on finding a red top optima now.

    14. 07-24-2011 05:52 PM #14
      wonder if you can source a orange top optima. they are nice because the neg and pos are on the correct side. plus it will match the pumpkin.
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    15. 07-24-2011 07:36 PM #15
      Optima batteries are total garbage.
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      07-24-2011 07:56 PM #16
      Found a guy sellimg some new old stock Optimas that were made in the USA before shipping their manufactiring to Mexico.

      Battery is going in the trunk, so it will be hidden.

      Welded the wastegate dump to recirc into the exhaust. Have had good luck in the past without using a flex/slip joint to accomodate for heat related expansion.


    17. 07-24-2011 11:15 PM #17
      Thing of beauty...

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      07-25-2011 01:42 AM #18
      This is gonna be sweet

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      07-25-2011 08:17 PM #19
      Found and sorted the headlight wiring harness. Need to figure out the fan harness and then run the wires through the drivers side frame rail.

      Going to plate the factory pan (el jefe mod; did one for Hardey and one for Kevin).

      Running slammed for a while wears out some stuff...which is why the OG owner picked up an awesome skidplate.


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      07-25-2011 09:09 PM #20
      Nice plate and really nice dump setup

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      07-25-2011 11:31 PM #21
      WG dump recirc should be good. It will make fun noises. My TIG welding is a bit rusty, but should suffice. I'm getting really good at reading the Bentley manual elictrical drawings too

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      07-27-2011 09:13 PM #23
      Picked up some more parts today (misc interior stuff). Powder coating stuff received in the mail. Some hardware ordered from AutohausAZ. Vacation starts Friday, will be down in the Florida Keys for a week. Should get more serious progress soon after my return.

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      07-28-2011 12:16 AM #24
      So, is DATR on your goal list for this year?
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      It would make me feel uncomfortable with people staring at me and asking me "whats the occasion?" when simply I just like to wear suits.

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      07-28-2011 07:07 AM #25
      DATR this year would be awesome, but I'm not going to kill myself to get it done by then. Let's just say "we'll see".

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      08-02-2011 10:22 PM #26
      Awesome progress....would love to see this at DATR
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      08-03-2011 05:47 PM #27
      Amazing how some vacation down time can clear your head. Going to be ready to go when I get back!

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      08-04-2011 07:02 PM #28
      I have a good feeling this will be at DATR

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      08-04-2011 10:57 PM #29
      Nice score jeffe!!
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      08-08-2011 09:44 PM #30
      Well, since no DATR, pace will be a bit more even instead of rushed, which is a good thing.

      First afternoon back after a good vacation and an easy day of work was productive.

      Got some miscellaneous nuts in from AutohausAZ. Got powder from 'Powderbuythepound.com' to do the wheels and some charge plumbing. Got battery ordered and in the mail. Got the recirc port on the charge pipe welded closed (not needed running MAP sensor instead of MAF).

      Photos of a little progress. Going to dismount tires tomorrow so I can powdercoat the wheels. Repainted the black on the rear bumper finally. Car is going to get uglier for a while. Will work on pretty later

      Going to try and pickup good inner taillights and a grill this week.






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      08-09-2011 10:42 AM #32
      Europlate tub would be a good. Gettiing in touch with the seller, thanks Robin! Gonna rock OEM sideskirts though. What's the best way to restore the factory black plastic? I've had bad luck in the past with a variety of products.

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      08-09-2011 11:31 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Europlate tub would be a good. Gettiing in touch with the seller, thanks Robin! Gonna rock OEM sideskirts though. What's the best way to restore the factory black plastic? I've had bad luck in the past with a variety of products.
      Trim black from painters supply actually works pretty well. Give them a call. I believe they are the only ones that carry it locally.

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      08-09-2011 07:21 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Europlate tub would be a good. Gettiing in touch with the seller, thanks Robin! Gonna rock OEM sideskirts though. What's the best way to restore the factory black plastic? I've had bad luck in the past with a variety of products.
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      08-09-2011 10:30 PM #35
      Crap they're proud of that stuff, but if it does what it says it does, then would be worth it. thanks!

      Got tires dismounted from rims and got some stripper applied to work overnight. Some materials and hardware ordered from McMaster-Carr. Going to work over the stock intake manifold (2.9 klone plus removing plug wire holes and plating the top. Also going to plate the replacement oil pan I picked up).

      Think I'm just going to take my time on this, the more I think about it the less I want to rush. It'll get done...but it's going to be done right (maybe not as baller as some other CO cars, but will be good )

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