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    Thread: At it with a Type3 again...

    1. Moderator cfvwtuner's Avatar
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      04-21-2012 02:07 PM #126
      Go back to that junk fastback and get those rear pop outs! The molding looks in good shape too.
      Rare now and they make driving with the windows down so much better

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      04-21-2012 02:10 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      haha, I have a mk2 and Mk3 to practice on.
      He will make a pit stop at my house first then hit you lol

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      04-24-2012 11:14 AM #128
      Circa 2009


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      04-24-2012 09:32 PM #129
      And the hood today.



      I ain't mad...
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      04-25-2012 05:33 AM #130
      Nice job cleaning it up, love this pic.
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      04-25-2012 10:55 AM #131
      Thanks Kenny.

      Here is another what I'm hoping to be the "final" ride height. Its almost time to swap out old panels for the shinny ones.

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      04-25-2012 01:31 PM #132
      What are shinny panels? Never heard of them.

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      04-25-2012 09:28 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      He will make a pit stop at my house first then hit you lol
      We both know you wont need shine for another 4 years.

      Oh, and I approve of progress updates in this thread.
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      04-27-2012 02:01 PM #134
      Weird ass fisheye shot.

      Thanks for the kind words fellers...


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      04-28-2012 03:58 PM #135
      Thought I'd clean up the front apron a bit since it was the ugliest part of the car. This is the before



      And the marginally better after. I'm not too worried about it since you'd practically have to be on your knees to see under there.



      Thought I'd do a bit more polishing. This is what Meguiars M105 on a rotary buffer at about 1500 rpm gets you.

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      04-30-2012 07:21 PM #136
      Junk yard-find bamboo tray cleaned up pretty good. OxyClean and a nail brush did the trick.





      And a close up of the exposed bamboo.
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    12. 04-30-2012 08:52 PM #137
      i'm lovin the progress...but can a brotha please get some non-fish eye photos of the fasty?

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      04-30-2012 09:11 PM #138
      Haha, thanks.

      Its the only camera I have right now. I'll dig up the little Canon next time I play with the car.

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      05-01-2012 05:32 PM #139
      Funny I was thinking you had a new lens that you wanted to test out
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      05-01-2012 09:26 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      Funny I was thinking you had a new lens that you wanted to test out
      Ok, here are a couple non-fish eye shots...

      Took the fender off to get to the spray paint. Happy to find the inside of the fender is in pretty good shape; dirty, but in good shape.



      A little all purpose cleaner and a steel wool pad and the paint is gone. That line is where, somewhere in its life, a PO didn't bother removing the fenders for a respray. Alas, its all clean now. I'll polish it next and get the other fender ready to go on.

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      05-06-2012 08:48 PM #141
      Took the driver's side apart including the pop outs. I couldn't get to the spray paint otherwise. I'll be ordering new vent seals. You can see the rear apron "before" on the lower right there.



      And after about an hour of cleaning off all of the sealant and scrubbing the spray paint off.


      Touched up the rear apron. Its still ugly as all hell but at least it matches now.


      And a little video of the walk-around:
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      05-30-2012 07:58 PM #143
      Its cleaning up pretty good.

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      05-30-2012 08:39 PM #144
      oooooh
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      06-01-2012 07:11 PM #145
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      06-04-2012 11:05 PM #146
      Im digging the color matched house.


      When will this be ready for me to shoot it?
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      06-05-2012 08:56 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      Im digging the color matched house.

      When will this be ready for me to shoot it?
      Waterfest maybe. Have a wedding this weekend, drive in and father's day next weekend, another wedding in NH the week after that. June is going to be a slow-progress month.

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      06-17-2012 08:06 AM #148
      Put the new torsion bars on yesterday. Based on the side-by-side, I was a little apprehensive about them being the correct fitment but they dropped right in. Thanks Bob for replying to my message.


      I had cans of undercoating and high temp black Rustoleum so I thought I'd neaten up the suspension bits so it didn't look so shabby.

      Here is a profile pic of the camber angle. Its not at all severe and I still have a nice tire patch on the ground since the wheels are 8" wide


      And the best part, no rubbing (as of now). I know its going to settle but I'll deal with that when that happens.
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    24. 06-17-2012 04:34 PM #149
      i fugging love sway away torsions. we upgraded a certain low rider with them and gawd damn did it make a huge difference over stock. it rode better and bottomed out a hell of a lot less as a result.

      what size are those? the 27's? we did the 30's and it didn't settle very much at all.

      i'm for sure upgrading the puny set in my oval to something a bit beefier after seeing the results of them firsthand

      this beast of yours has come a long way and is looking most proper i must say

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      06-18-2012 12:09 AM #150
      Nice work Raf. Car looks killer
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