Awesome progress....would love to see this at DATR
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.
PVW 5/11 Held It Down
mk2 1.8t~mk3 vr6t~7p5 3.6exec
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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 )
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.
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.
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.
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).