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    Thread: Resurrection of the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

    1. Member Max_O's Avatar
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      08-02-2011 10:22 PM #26
      Awesome progress....would love to see this at DATR
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    2. 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!!
      Quote Originally Posted by backseatdelete View Post
      i had a girl fart on accident once while hitting the gaps going over a highway bridge. i was like WAH!! she was like and then i was like

    5. 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.






    6. 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.
      http://www.urethanesupply.com/3620.php
      http://www.urethanesupply.com/catalo...ory=PermaShine

      best stuff ever!!!!
      Last edited by lo41moneypit; 08-09-2011 at 07:24 PM.

    9. 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 )

    10. 08-11-2011 09:53 AM #36
      Front fenders re sealed and permanently re attached last night. 3M undercoating applied to passenger side wheel wells. Pulled all rub strips in anticipation of wet sanding fun. Awaiting parts!

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      08-11-2011 01:34 PM #37
      Take your time, but you sure are getting a lot done!

    12. 08-11-2011 02:22 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      Take your time, but you sure are getting a lot done!
      Battery should be here today. Picking up a grill and inner tails Sunday. Need to get over to Painters Supply to grab some stuff. Focusing on stuff that needs a well ventilated space or needs to be done outside while the weather is good.

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      08-11-2011 02:54 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Battery should be here today. Picking up a grill and inner tails Sunday. Need to get over to Painters Supply to grab some stuff. Focusing on stuff that needs a well ventilated space or needs to be done outside while the weather is good.
      While you're at painters supply, get that trim black.....I assure you, its good stuff

    14. 08-11-2011 03:56 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      While you're at painters supply, get that trim black.....I assure you, its good stuff
      It's on my list. Along with some paint and sanding blocks.

    15. 08-11-2011 06:11 PM #41
      Go to Allen Paint. Painter's Supply is a rip off.

      Closer too.
      PVW 5/11 Held It Down

      mk2 1.8t~mk3 vr6t~7p5 3.6exec

    16. 08-11-2011 06:25 PM #42
      Painters Supply is definitely a ripoff, but does Allen Paint have the same stuff? Could they mix up some isht for me? I hate Painters hours too, sucks trying to get over there.




      UPS delivers.

      NOS Optima Red Top, tested/charged/warrantied. Guy I picked it up from has pallets of them. Some from when they were still made in Aurora, some from after they shipped manufacturing to Mexico. Half of what a new one costs.

    17. 08-11-2011 06:59 PM #43
      Yes, they do it all! Nice people as well.

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/allen-paint-denver
      PVW 5/11 Held It Down

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    18. 08-12-2011 09:47 PM #44
      Stopped by Allen Paint, and picked up some stuff. Very helpful crew there. Better than Painters Supply for sure.

      Beers consumed. Progress made. Started cleaning up the engine bay a bit, getting rid of grease and dirt. Finished undercoating the drivers side wheel wells. Cleaned up the calipers and coilovers a bit. Stripping the wheels is going slow, have tried 3 different strippers and all are equally mediocre. Going to try and start cutting up the intake manifold and spare tire well for the battery tray I'm going to fab up tomorrow I'm hoping.

      Tried some interior trim paint (black) on the factory gray trim. Not impressed with the results, going to need to try something else. One step forward, two steps back.

      Will get pictures up tomorrow after the camera gets charged up.

    19. 08-12-2011 10:38 PM #45
      Went back out to the garage for round two. Took out the rear license plate tub and inner lights. Removed the door handles, door moldings, and masked the rest in prep for wet sanding. More beer consumed. Now that's my idea of a fun Friday night

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      08-13-2011 11:30 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Went back out to the garage for round two. Took out the rear license plate tub and inner lights. Removed the door handles, door moldings, and masked the rest in prep for wet sanding. More beer consumed. Now that's my idea of a fun Friday night
      .....was it that many?
      ~I love thunder red!!!~

    21. 08-13-2011 02:29 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      .....was it that many?
      not quite...more like half that



      wheels about ready to sand blast for powdercoating


      undercoated and cleaned up


      ready for wetsanding

    22. 08-13-2011 09:28 PM #48
      FedEx stopped by today.


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      08-14-2011 01:20 AM #49
      good work el hefe
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    24. 08-14-2011 05:07 PM #50
      started straightening fins on the intercooler, going to either paint or powder coat it black. What a PITA. Bottom 2 rows started, working my way up.



      Heading down to P-town in about an hour to pick up some parts (VW related) and meet with a few folks (non VW related).

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