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      10-31-2011 02:44 PM #141
      jealous

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      10-31-2011 03:28 PM #142
      lol, as always: enlighten us with the changes!

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      10-31-2011 03:52 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      I think I moved a little back wards lately!
      Nice setup👍
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      10-31-2011 08:48 PM #144
      so, this is what i did today.

      no more nipples. i also hid the vacuum from the throttle body, undet the mani

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      11-01-2011 12:47 AM #145
      I'd use maybe the jb weld stick, fill it in then sand smooth
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      11-01-2011 01:30 AM #146
      jusr gonna sand down, smooth down, use some bondo, sand again and paint. all tomorrow or on wed...

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      11-01-2011 01:37 AM #147
      if you use something like bumper texture paint. it'll be good. i used some 400grit sandpaper and it smoothed it out quite a bit. then if it's really smooth you wont have any need for bondo...

      hope that helps!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      11-01-2011 01:55 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      if you use something like bumper texture paint. it'll be good. i used some 400grit sandpaper and it smoothed it out quite a bit. then if it's really smooth you wont have any need for bondo...

      hope that helps!
      it will be smooth, but uneven. with the bondo it will be even and smooth!

      and i'll just paint black... nothing fancy, but i want all of the runners to look the same.

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      11-01-2011 01:03 PM #149
      Word. I used a blade to saw it flush then sanded smooth texture is near exact but not perfect. No low spots though
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      11-01-2011 01:11 PM #150
      Why not just save face and time, and just get a sri... Hell if you or a friend can weld you can make a sri using c2's flange for less than 500 bucks...
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      11-01-2011 02:45 PM #151
      This is purely just for aesthetics... I'm getting an sri someday! Lol I just like clean bays!

      The sri would really do this turbo good!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      11-01-2011 03:43 PM #152
      C2 hasn't released any number yet. I won't spend a dime on a blind mani.

      So, this on the meanwhile is to have a cleaner bay.

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      11-01-2011 05:34 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      C2 hasn't released any number yet. I won't spend a dime on a blind mani.

      So, this on the meanwhile is to have a cleaner bay.
      All cars are different, so those numbers are as good as nothing. BFI should be releasing numbers soon.
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      11-01-2011 05:36 PM #154
      If I keep the car Im cutting out the rain tray and moving the ECU and fuse box inside the car. The sage green Rabbit we were talking about has the rain tray cut out I do believe
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      11-01-2011 10:51 PM #155
      Rain tray delete is negative no wipers in rain? Screwy!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      11-02-2011 10:36 AM #156
      Ya if I do this becomes a showcar/nice day cruiser. Also I want to add a vinyl panoramic rag top. A local has one on his XB and his used studded buttons, but they do sell them on sliders or roll up with waterproof zippers. His installer says there will be no problem with installation and itll take about 4hours to do it DIY, and they can blast it out in 2hours and blend the headliner. Thing is Im not sure what color to do...

      Black, or Tan
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    17. 11-02-2011 10:58 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Ya if I do this becomes a showcar/nice day cruiser. Also I want to add a vinyl panoramic rag top. A local has one on his XB and his used studded buttons, but they do sell them on sliders or roll up with waterproof zippers. His installer says there will be no problem with installation and itll take about 4hours to do it DIY, and they can blast it out in 2hours and blend the headliner. Thing is Im not sure what color to do...

      Black, or Tan
      Gotta go tan, if you are going to do it its gotta stand out.

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      11-02-2011 11:04 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      Gotta go tan, if you are going to do it its gotta stand out.
      Well another choice just came up... Imola Red... Im working on getting sunshines Imola Red leather interior. Those and my polished Lorinsers and mirror deletes will go good with a Red top.
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    19. 11-02-2011 12:36 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Well another choice just came up... Imola Red... Im working on getting sunshines Imola Red leather interior. Those and my polished Lorinsers and mirror deletes will go good with a Red top.
      That sounds amazing, it would look incredible.

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      11-03-2011 03:20 PM #160
      i started by cutting the nipples



      this is how it looked... like a hack job...


      now its time to prep the OR


      all removed! oem+


      Close up: it aint perfect, but better than how it was (nipples) and you have to be CLOSE to see the impefections... Not bad for a job on the street!

      i love the fact that it looks VERY close to OEM... whch means? OEM+!

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      11-03-2011 04:50 PM #162
      Nice work grey, turned out good

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      11-03-2011 07:23 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      Nice work grey, turned out good
      me is happy..!

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      11-03-2011 08:25 PM #164
      i like seeing this thread continue to grow!!!

      i'm happy that i can be of some assistance and may have possibly helped some people with the little things...

      since i did it first, the nipplectomy was quite easy... greyt? can you attest that it's one of the easiest yet nicest mods for the bay? i mean it REALLY cleans the look... those things stood out like a stripper with hypothermia!!!

      who else has ideas on what we can do to clean things up....

      still waiting on empire!!!
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      11-03-2011 08:38 PM #165
      lol, yes, you started it all!

      i have done some of my own, and i can help anyone who wants to relocate the battery.

      i have also re arranged some wiring on the bay, and hopefully in not to long i will relocate the coolant bottle, for cheap and EASY!

      i'm still debating wether or not to relocate the fuse box... it isnt HARD, its just a royal PITA.

      oh, yes it does look better. Those damn nipples have been annoying me for months! i just didnt have the courage to remove em... until now!

      its important to note: i really dislike a FULL engine bay... free space is so much better!

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      11-04-2011 01:46 AM #166
      biggest draw back from the forced induced bay.... it's just crowded!!! i want to be able to see only the motor!!!

      i've really been trying to figure a way to not remove the fuse box, but arrange it in a manner that would be easily accessible yet neatly tucked into a corner... maybe just behind the master cylinder or something...

      i just have to decide about possibly getting an aftermarket fuse box or something that is much smaller...
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      11-04-2011 06:47 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      biggest draw back from the forced induced bay.... it's just crowded!!! i want to be able to see only the motor!!!...
      Turbo > neat engine bay.
      I'll be in the same boat soon enough.

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      11-04-2011 07:13 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by DriveVW4Life View Post
      Turbo > neat engine bay.
      I'll be in the same boat soon enough.
      Lol agree! I just tried to work on cleaning my bay up but found it pointless. Once I get my intake manifold next month then i'll actually do the wire tucking and what not. No need to do it now if it all has to be redone anyway

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      11-04-2011 09:49 PM #169
      Yeah it'll be a bit neater once I get the sri! I can then extend and wrap the wiring harness and truly tuck it in there. And I'll have room UNDER the manifold, not through it like it is...

      Overall I guess it's pretty tidy regardless even with the turbo
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      12-07-2011 02:00 PM #170
      I'm a little annoyed ATM my phone with tapatalk won't allow me to upload the new business without force closing on me
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      12-07-2011 03:17 PM #171
      You said "a little wire tuck".. I had to represent.

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      12-07-2011 04:54 PM #172
      what did you tuck..?

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      12-07-2011 05:27 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      what did you tuck..?
      Half of the intake manifold. Tucked that clean out of the bay.

      In that picture.. Injector harnesses ... part of the injector harnesses.
      I've since tucked the vacuum line coming off the throttle body and other miscellaneous wires/hoses.
      I just don't have any good pictures to show for it. More to come..
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      12-30-2011 06:44 PM #174
      not trying to thread jack but here is a link to the bay/ work im doing to my car

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...3#post75085993


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