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      04-16-2012 06:58 PM #401
      it looks very good!

      it has a very nice flow to it. the black of the valve cover looks good with the battery cover and fuse box.

      and the lack of apparent wires makes it look cleaner.

      very nice OEM+

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      04-16-2012 07:05 PM #402
      Thanks lol. There are a few other little things I would like tackle. But step two was to clean it after a long dirty winter.

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      04-17-2012 01:06 AM #403
      Well I was home this weekend so I got to play around with my car a little. All I got to do was delete the windshield filler bottle and I shaved the tabs off the coolant bottle, paint it, and tuck the wiring underneath. Not much, but there will be a lot of work done to the bay in 2 weeks from now





      I used a dremel to cut the tabs off and it seemed pretty smooth but once I painted it you could really see the imperfections



      Also, when screwing it back in my thumb pulled the paint off in too spots so I have to repaint it when I'm back


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      04-17-2012 01:55 AM #404
      so i bought some new wheels.... just gotta throw that out there. so the rest of the tucking has been put on hold. it's going to be pretty cool i think.

      18x8 et around 37 so get ready! plus they are Exactly what i had been looking for style wise. just NOT the cost of custom wheels and/or waiting for a company to release them in the U.S.

      just ordered the spacers, and tires. so it'll be nice to be running new wheels that i actually am happy with!

      regardless jimmy!!!

      LOOKS GOOD!!! just cut that plug off. i dont mind sending you my old coolant bubble that is shaved already.... just let me know!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      ordering new clutch and flywheel...soon every bit on my car will be brand freaking new........anyone want a streetable built turbo R track car!?
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    6. 04-17-2012 08:57 AM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      ordering new clutch and flywheel...soon every bit on my car will be brand freaking new........anyone want a streetable built turbo R track car!?
      This is the 2.5L forums, Josh.... you haz 6 cylinders, AWD, and 500+ hp. It would be like racing a kid on a tricycle


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      04-17-2012 08:59 AM #407
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      ordering new clutch and flywheel...soon every bit on my car will be brand freaking new........anyone want a streetable built turbo R track car!?
      I love how a bay looks "with a little wire tuck"............ and clutch and flywheel haha

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      04-17-2012 09:00 AM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      ordering new clutch and flywheel...soon every bit on my car will be brand freaking new........anyone want a streetable built turbo R track car!?
      um.. awesome, but this is for the 2.5 with wire tuck... lol.

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      04-17-2012 09:52 AM #409
      nothing...dang it! haha. i had too many windows open and posted in the wrong thread! sorry! carry on! hahaha
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      04-17-2012 11:58 AM #410
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Here are a couple of cell phone pics I just took for you.



      Here is the "plug" I used should of went with 1" the one I got is a little big.


      I went and bought these leg tips too, but like you said, the 1 1/4" was too big but the 1 1/8" is too small So I wasted money on both of those (like $5 ) so I ended up buying a threaded 3/4" brass plug that seems to work so far. Just had to grind down the treads to make it fit snug.
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      04-17-2012 12:09 PM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      so i bought some new wheels.... just gotta throw that out there. so the rest of the tucking has been put on hold. it's going to be pretty cool i think.

      18x8 et around 37 so get ready! plus they are Exactly what i had been looking for style wise. just NOT the cost of custom wheels and/or waiting for a company to release them in the U.S.

      just ordered the spacers, and tires. so it'll be nice to be running new wheels that i actually am happy with!

      regardless jimmy!!!

      LOOKS GOOD!!! just cut that plug off. i dont mind sending you my old coolant bubble that is shaved already.... just let me know!

      Thanks man. Yea it def would look a lot better with the plug gone. I'm thinking about buying a coolant bottle like the one on the BW rabbit from HEP. I'll still keep your offer in mind and let you know once I'm back home!
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      04-17-2012 12:55 PM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      I went and bought these leg tips too, but like you said, the 1 1/4" was too big but the 1 1/8" is too small So I wasted money on both of those (like $5 ) so I ended up buying a threaded 3/4" brass plug that seems to work so far. Just had to grind down the treads to make it fit snug.
      The bigger one I used I just warapped a little bit of tape on the end of the tank it and made it snug enough for the plug.
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      04-17-2012 01:11 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      The bigger one I used I just warapped a little bit of tape on the end of the tank it and made it snug enough for the plug.
      should have thought about doing something like that
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      04-17-2012 01:13 PM #414
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      should have thought about doing something like that
      Sorry thought I had mentioned that in my first post.
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      04-17-2012 02:58 PM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Sorry thought I had mentioned that in my first post.
      Nah don't worry about it its fine. I found something to plug it so that's all I care about.
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      04-19-2012 09:31 AM #416
      not even SOWO ready, but this is how it looks as of yesterday. i covered some wires later... but then i removed the intake mani in order to clean it, and 2 o-rings got damaged... o well.


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      04-19-2012 09:35 AM #417
      looks real good
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      04-19-2012 09:38 AM #418
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      looks real good
      thanks!

      i still have some more things to do during this weekend... then it will look REAL good.

      imma polish some more parts down there, clean the already polished parts, and then: picture time.

      right now the car has no intake mani nor coolant, nor coolant bottle lol... which is perfect for cleaning stuff.

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      04-20-2012 08:14 PM #419
      so, i have been polishing for the last 3 days...

      long story short, i was doing a coolant flush, and i decided to remove the mani for proper mirror polishing... on wednesday afternoon... lol

      the plan is to mirror polish some parts under the hood... which included the mani.

      upon the removal of the mani, 2 of the o-rings fell from the mani. I made some calls and in the end the OWNER of HEP sent em a text with the o rings info... The funny thing was that i found em! but they sold em as a pack of 100. i'm going to send some 35s to tom@aptuning who has been more than helpful... i will keep some 60.

      if ANYONE ever needs some more HEP mani O-rings, let me know.
      pack of 100:


      after 30ish hours of a lot of sanding, wet sanding, rubbing compound and mother's polish this was the result:

      me, almost done... at this point sanding was done... i was just going to start with the rubbing compound and mother's polish


      all done. its a mirror now.

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      04-21-2012 04:11 PM #420
      Sowo ready


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      04-21-2012 05:10 PM #421
      Looking good. Follow the more than candy white gti progress over here. Some shinny stuff included. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...y-Ladies/page8

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      04-21-2012 05:59 PM #422
      thanks.

      lol, i have been reading your thread since day one..

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      04-21-2012 09:55 PM #423
      the side view... i cleaned it all over!






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      04-21-2012 10:17 PM #424
      Nice.

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      04-23-2012 08:31 AM #425
      looking good fred. mind if i lend a few tips that may clean up little bits? if not now worries...figured i'd ask 1st
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