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    1. Member RafCarre12's Avatar
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      02-16-2012 07:11 PM #71
      Very slow physical progress but quite a bit of planning has been done as far as fitting these damn wheels

      The new lips will be on their way early next week. Found out that $100 in lug nuts are needed but they'll be the correct hardware so no complaints there.

      Also found that the front brake rotors are the "late" model with the big centering lip/ring which happen to be too big to fit these wheels so new rotors are on their way. I feel better about that since they won't be re-drills so they won't lack in material on the back-side of the disc. Those, along with the ISP West chromoly rear hubs will officially mean that this will be "done right".

      Its time for a little time off while all the parts arrive so I can hit this thing strong in March in order to button things up for show season.

    2. 02-18-2012 03:56 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      Very slow physical progress but quite a bit of planning has been done as far as fitting these damn wheels
      I'm guessing you've decided not to sell them then!

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      02-19-2012 09:12 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by downlowmatt View Post
      I'm guessing you've decided not to sell them then!
      Yeah. I just bought a bunch of parts for it so you wouldn't like the price to buy me out.

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      03-02-2012 07:42 AM #74
      Quick update:

      The brake swap parts have arrived or are on their way for the 5x130 swap.

      I expect to have the wheel halves and all components in by next weekend. I've decided that I'm going to be going pretty low with this thing so the wheel combo is going to be 15x5 on 165/45's and 15x7 on 185/55's. The rears are going to be narrow enough to take the camber into account while still keeping a nice 3" lip (1" of the lip is taken up by the wheel face so its not a big as you think).

      Ordered a couple of cans of touch up paint from http://www.automotivetouchup.com for something experimental.

      The body panels and trim are ready to be put on.

      It looks like the few weekend I'll be home in the next month and a half are going to be eventful.
      Last edited by RafCarre12; 03-02-2012 at 07:46 AM.

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      03-05-2012 09:32 AM #75
      I'm subscribed and you're hired

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      03-08-2012 08:53 PM #76
      A little closer

      Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 09:47 AM. Reason: added more pics

    7. 03-09-2012 09:11 AM #77
      This is going in a fun direction! Keep up the great work!

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      03-11-2012 03:56 PM #78
      The amount of time I'm spending removing old spray paint is amazing.


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      03-11-2012 08:12 PM #79
      Cleaned up the dashboard a bit. I wouldn't say it looks good quite yet but at least all the extra wiring and tackiness is gone.



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      03-11-2012 08:49 PM #80
      Much nicer now. Looks clean without the radio.
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      03-20-2012 10:00 AM #81
      Thanks Kenny.

      I'd like to have the car ready by Dubs on Defrost (April 7) but I don't know if that's going to happen. I have all the components and I know how to do it all but I also know that is it very rare when everything goes according to plan with these old cars.

      If April 7th isn't in the cards, the next show is Spring Show N Go in Englishtown on the the 15th.

      Wish me luck!

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      03-25-2012 11:48 AM #82

    13. 03-25-2012 11:59 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post

      scenster:


      not scenster:
      dash looks way better without all that junk it cleaned up really nice

      car is looking good!

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      03-25-2012 07:36 PM #84
      ^^^ what sauce said.
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      03-27-2012 09:49 AM #85
      Car is looking great, keep it up !! Much better without all the trendy water cooler styled plaid

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      03-27-2012 11:32 AM #86
      Raf, u don't only talk junk, u put in work as well! Looking good! The bus is waitng for some panels to be done lol

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      03-27-2012 11:34 AM #87
      Looking Good.
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      03-28-2012 07:39 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      dash looks way better without all that junk it cleaned up really nice

      car is looking good!
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      ^^^ what sauce said.
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      Looking Good.
      Thanks guys.

      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Raf, u don't only talk junk, u put in work as well! Looking good! The bus is waitng for some panels to be done lol
      I told you, buy the supplies and I'll be there.

      Quote Originally Posted by radgti8v View Post
      Car is looking great, keep it up !! Much better without all the trendy water cooler styled plaid
      Thank you but in all fairness... I'm not 100% against all watercooled stuff


      Looks like the wheel/tire combo is going to fit exactly as I wanted after a good fender rolling.

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      03-28-2012 09:06 PM #89
      Half-way there. Its going to need to go a bit lower however

      Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 09:49 AM.

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      03-30-2012 09:00 PM #90
      little more than a bit... but looks real good.
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      03-31-2012 07:51 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      A little closer


      I'm interested to see where this goes. I'm going to start working on my Square for summertime. This is motivation..

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      04-01-2012 06:33 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      little more than a bit... but looks real good.
      That's 'only' about a 2.5 gap. lol

      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      I'm interested to see where this goes. I'm going to start working on my Square for summertime. This is motivation..


      Its definitely not making it to dubs on defrost next weekend since life didn't allow for enough garage time. I'm not sure when it will be ready enough to take out but I've decided to take my time with it and do it right.

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      04-03-2012 11:52 AM #93
      I was just looking through your thread. I just purchased a Fasty myself and am going to Dubs on Defrost. I was hoping I would get to see yours there. I got one that needs practically no work as I'm not mechanically inclined and I'm too old to start at it now. You have done wonderful work on yours. I'm sorry you won't be there.

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      04-03-2012 02:01 PM #94
      I'll be around all season.

      Congrats on your car! I used to have a square but I sold that last summer because I wanted another project and I was basically done with what I wanted to do with that one.

      Here is the thread for it if you want to check it out: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3654904

      Where did you get your fasty?

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      04-03-2012 05:34 PM #95
      Mine was in New Jersey. I found it on the Samba. I transferred my custom plates from my Impala to the Fasty. They say TX 2 NY because I'm from Texas and moved to New York. When I was talking to the man I purchased my Fasty from, he mentioned it was originally a Texas car. Now my plates have a double meaning.

      Here's my car. First pic was from the ad. Second in my driveway.

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      04-03-2012 05:34 PM #96
      The Squareback looks nice.

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      04-03-2012 06:55 PM #97
      Raf' new season is starting....gonna see you around here in the new england area?
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      04-03-2012 07:52 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      Raf' new season is starting....gonna see you around here in the new england area?
      of course.

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      04-06-2012 08:53 PM #99
      Oh snap...

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      04-07-2012 04:17 PM #100
      Skipped DoD5 and got some work done.




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    31. 04-07-2012 10:09 PM #101
      Fast forward to this past Saturday when I took my turn to make this car my own.

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      04-07-2012 10:13 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Judith27 View Post
      Fast forward to this past Saturday when I took my turn to make this car my own.
      hey judith, you drunk? or just stupid?

    33. 04-07-2012 10:55 PM #103
      looking good


      perhaps shorter rear axles for rear end narrowing for moar wheel tuckage yes?

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      04-07-2012 11:05 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      looking good


      perhaps shorter rear axles for rear end narrowing for moar wheel tuckage yes?
      Thanks, and yes it would, but I like a nice wide looking rear end.

    35. 04-07-2012 11:13 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      Thanks, and yes it would, but I like a nice wide looking rear end.
      i can appreciate the apple bottom rear end. i watched "mean girls" with the sound off to enjoy the pre-coked out lindsey lohan with curves

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