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      11-21-2011 12:11 AM #176
      haha. thank you. i wanted a funny sticker like that since my friend has a rabbit and stuff so a friend of mine drew that up.

      i also thought this was funny..... im going to hang it where i park my Fox =)


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      this week. i gotta make up somthing to stop the belt from squealing in the rain. pick up some side skirts and fender flairs. order more parts for my turbo. paint my winter rims. look at some seats, gauges, and misc interior pieces. and finish glassing the hood scoop ive been shaping. so far so good. but the hood scoop is costing way more in fiberglass than i thought.

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      11-21-2011 12:18 AM #177

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      basic shape before i starting sanding and glassing

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      11-21-2011 01:28 AM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post

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      basic shape before i starting sanding and glassing
      Does that pink foam stand up to the glass resin?
      Any one know what size hole is on that guy?

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      11-21-2011 11:35 AM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by meinteil View Post
      Does that pink foam stand up to the glass resin?
      it is a mold for the fiberglass, which will hold up nicely.

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      11-21-2011 05:25 PM #180
      it actualy does. i thought it would melt. so i was going to lay down tin foil or plastic or painters tape. but even thing i tried, i couldnt get the shape. so i tested the resin on a piece of pink foam and it didnt melt. so after the glass i laid i got to grind out the pink foam. the $15 can of resin wasnt even enough for 1 layer. so i just bought the biggest $40 can of resin they had at home depot. and more cloth sheets. i used the regular fiberglass sheet 1st to get the basic shape then the "woven" glass sheets over the other sheets. kind of pricey with everything but i couldnt find any "scoop" i liked or what i wanted. i think it should be done soon. and look alright

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      11-22-2011 01:14 AM #181
      have you tried using bondo glass? its fiberglass resin with hairs in it.... goes on like bondo, but spreads rather easy..... i've used it to mold custom things before... use it to make the shape, then smooth it with bondo..... works wonders... maybe worth checking out?

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      11-22-2011 01:17 AM #182
      loving this build btw... i've got a fox wagon that i just put a 5spd in..... my friend has an 86 jetta that we just put an aba motor in..... an aba into the fox is in the talks..... this is a great build, especially when i know where an audi is with a turbo! did you get the manifold from a 5cyl and cut it back to 4? the one in the junkyard here is a 5cyl.... i've heard they cut back easily? either way, great build..... i've seen some audis and foxes in junkyards down here in the south if you need parts you cant find!

      great job, i'm going to be checking up on this regularly

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      11-22-2011 03:35 PM #183
      thank you. the 5 speed swap must have been very difficult. but thats awesome. im using the fox mani for now then a QTD mani when its time to put the turbo on. ive been to most of the junkyards in the NE area and only saw 1 fox, which is right down the rd from me.

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      11-22-2011 03:39 PM #184
      im going to try the fiber-bond stuff. seems like a great idea. my dad gave me a can of it. if it sands and shapes good im going to use it for the final coats. this is what i have so far. im doing everything slowly and carfuly to get the shape of the foam and reduce air bubbles.




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      its basicaly my 1st fiberglassing job. so its prob not going to be perfect until i do alot of sanding and whatnot

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      11-27-2011 09:00 PM #185
      please dont... idk why what dumb video is every where. but very glad it was removed. Moderators did a great job removing it quickly

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      11-27-2011 09:06 PM #186
      had to bring my fox to F + S for the wheel bearing to be pressed out. so brand new KYB GR-2 struts, Timken wheel bearings, KYB strut mounts, and new ball joints.

      last layer of fiberglass tomorrow. then sanding and shaping! hopfuly picking up my clipper kit Tuesday

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      11-27-2011 10:50 PM #187
      youre gonna put a clipper kit on a fox? interesting.. im looking forward to seeing that.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      11-27-2011 10:54 PM #188
      ya i measured the clipper kit and my fox and it should line up great. need to cut the side skits a little but it will fit


      but now to find some wheel spacers.... im still not too sure what rims i want. my corrado g60 rims, gti bbs, or........

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      11-28-2011 12:19 AM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      ya i measured the clipper kit and my fox and it should line up great. need to cut the side skits a little but it will fit


      but now to find some wheel spacers.... im still not too sure what rims i want. my corrado g60 rims, gti bbs, or........
      take some pics with wheels mocked up
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      11-28-2011 01:06 AM #190
      will do. it wont look right with no wheel spacers and the clipper kit. but i will and with like 4 different vw rims i have.

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      11-28-2011 02:50 AM #191
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      will do. it wont look right with no wheel spacers and the clipper kit. but i will and with like 4 different vw rims i have.
      mockups really help. you may think a particular wheel style will look good, but then you put in on the car and it just isnt right. or vice versa, you have a wheel that didnt really catch your attention, but looks perfect when mounted.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      11-29-2011 12:27 PM #192
      true. i had a flat so i have 1 bbs mounted and the rest g60 rims. and idk i think i like the g60 rims better besides the terrible offset. and i have the g60 center caps but they look better without them for some reason. i dont see too many people rocking the g60 rims. i might keep them. they seem lighter than the bbs i have. welp gtg to RI in search of a clipper kit, g60 steering wheel, 4 speed golf ball shift knob and some seats. hopfuly i can find something. if not it will be a nice day for a cruise in the fox

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      11-29-2011 05:02 PM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      true. i had a flat so i have 1 bbs mounted and the rest g60 rims. and idk i think i like the g60 rims better besides the terrible offset. and i have the g60 center caps but they look better without them for some reason. i dont see too many people rocking the g60 rims. i might keep them. they seem lighter than the bbs i have. welp gtg to RI in search of a clipper kit, g60 steering wheel, 4 speed golf ball shift knob and some seats. hopfuly i can find something. if not it will be a nice day for a cruise in the fox
      which g60 wheels, sebrings? http://www.4130-products.com/wheels/Sebring.html

      since youre going with a clipper kit, i would try to find a 15 to flesh out the fender wells a bit more. but thats later on. which BBS do you have? RA? RZ? RS even?
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      11-30-2011 01:29 AM #194
      15" bbs ra? Pic on page 5. And yes the sebrings in that pic. Both r 15s

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      11-30-2011 01:34 AM #195
      id clean up and refinish the RAs and run those.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      12-06-2011 09:38 AM #196
      Did you get a clipper kit? I have one if you didn't. I'd be willing to trade for the RA's.

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      12-07-2011 11:44 PM #197
      i got my clipper kit and flush cabriolet rear side markers.(temp until i weld those closed) i have a colent leak in the back of the enigne. so relocating the battery to the truck. i have a battery box for now but wud like to mold somthing into the spare tire cut out. soon rolling fenders. but tomorrow picking up a g60 steering wheel and g60 seats =) its hard to balance this budget build and fixing up my new 3 wheeler. pics soon

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      12-08-2011 04:37 AM #198
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      i got my clipper kit and flush cabriolet rear side markers.(temp until i weld those closed) i have a colent leak in the back of the enigne. so relocating the battery to the truck. i have a battery box for now but wud like to mold somthing into the spare tire cut out. soon rolling fenders. but tomorrow picking up a g60 steering wheel and g60 seats =) its hard to balance this budget build and fixing up my new 3 wheeler. pics soon
      let us know how the seats fit in the fox seat tracks, i know someone with a wagon thats in need of some new seats.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      12-09-2011 01:32 AM #199
      my fox seats r terrible. i got the Corrado seats. havent tried them in yet. they need to be cleaned 1st. and 1 doesnt latch back so i gotta figure that out.. that dumb ass battery tray got cut the f out today and battery relocated to the truck. no even more room in the engine bay! =) after im done with the hoos scoop. im going to make a fiberbox encloser for the battery where the spare tire goes..

      ill post pics tomorrow

    25. 12-09-2011 12:11 PM #200
      the Battery relocation and tray removal has to be one of the best mods you can to for a fox for so many reasons.

      With that tray gone working under the hood is so much nicer.

      As for the mounting in the rear, The commen mounting is the passenger side rear. something to do with balance and weight distribution. i don't buy in to it. if you want to make a difference with weight and balance keep the weight in-between the wheels. not out back or in front of them.

      just get a sealed batt and don't worry about a box, fumes, or acid.



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      12-09-2011 12:52 PM #201
      where would you suggest for a Wagon? I feel like it would always get in the way back there.

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      12-09-2011 01:00 PM #202
      very nice. did you fab up the tray and brackets? i wanted to make use of the spare tire cut out just because it was there, cud fit good with some fiberglass work and lower center of gravity i guess. for now i just put it into a marine battery box. and ran 2 gauge wires. what size did u use?

    28. 12-09-2011 02:02 PM #203
      Yea is tabbed up the mounts. details

      i have yet to relocate the batt in any of my wagons, have started to but never happy with the location options.

      one of my more creative ideas for the wagon was to gets two optima 6v batteries connect those in series. put one in each rear side panel of the wagon behind the panels.





      sorry about the hijack back to the ABA build
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      12-09-2011 03:07 PM #204
      oops, yeah. that was my fault

      This write us has been keeping me entertained - keep it coming!

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      12-09-2011 05:41 PM #205
      dumb battery tray


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      distrobution block of a chevy truck for power wires


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      cleaner, easier to work on, easier to pull engines and parts. etc etc


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      this is the box i have the battery in for now. its only temporary until i rino line the whole trunk and build a custion fiberglass battery mount


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      large pic lol


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      sexy

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      12-09-2011 09:35 PM #208
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      large pic lol


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      I like the 2.0 swap it looks good. I'd like to see the pic of the hood scope when you finish it. My only concern is if the Fox will run hot with out the Radiator Shroud. I live in South Texas so my Fox didn't like hot summer days with out the Radiator shroud in place. As with most Foxes my fell apart. So I made one out of aluminum. You can check it out if you'd like --
      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/393301...n-fox-sedan-2d
      See the photo's on page 4. Keep up the good work!

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      12-09-2011 10:40 PM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by vw90fox View Post
      I like the 2.0 swap it looks good. I'd like to see the pic of the hood scope when you finish it. My only concern is if the Fox will run hot with out the Radiator Shroud. I live in South Texas so my Fox didn't like hot summer days with out the Radiator shroud in place. As with most Foxes my fell apart. So I made one out of aluminum. You can check it out if you'd like --
      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/393301...n-fox-sedan-2d
      See the photo's on page 4. Keep up the good work!
      Rick Perry campaign signs also make great donors of corrugated plastic to make new shrouds from. And theyre free
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      12-10-2011 06:21 PM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by simon_C View Post
      Rick Perry campaign signs also make great donors of corrugated plastic to make new shrouds from. And theyre free
      I could have gone that route, but in Texas heat, politiicians last longer than plastic. That's why I chose to go with the aluminum. Besides I bought the sheet of aluminum from Habitat for Humanity and it only cost $8.00 with tax and will last a lot longer then the plastic, plus it dosen't look cheap.

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