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    Thread: Another Mk1 Saved, Introducing The SH*TROCCO Project

    1. Member MattRad's Avatar
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      09-23-2011 08:34 PM #1
      This will be the first project thread I have ever posted and will be starring a very rusty 1980 Scirocco S we picked up last Saturday. Saddest6day66 found this car sometime ago and has been gracious enough to let me start the project at his garage, pick his brain for advice, and offer help when I get stuck since the amount of work to get the car road worthy is quite a hefty order. The P.O. kept the car running over the years but did nothing to prevent the body from rotting, so as you can see from the photos I've got my work cut out for me. Over the past week I've had it, I cleaned it out, removed the interior, found lots of rust, cut out some bad metal, and started fabricating and welding new floors.

      Picking up the car












      ROT

      First time welding thin and rusty metal






      A picture of my daily driver


      Plans for the car are to get it solid and safe and leave it in its wonderfully neglected glory. Possibility of a motor swap so stay tuned for more updates.
      Wing it Engineering.

      Another MK1 Saved - The SH*TROCCO Project

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      09-23-2011 08:40 PM #2
      Crunchy!
      Old sciroccos never die....they just go faster....sometimes.......
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      09-23-2011 09:34 PM #3
      holy eff that is rusty!
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      09-23-2011 09:48 PM #4
      Cool...body looks straight as a pin, but she's crunchy for sure!

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      09-23-2011 10:29 PM #5
      Nice to see another Mk1 brought back to life, back to reality.

      which was lovely.
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      09-23-2011 11:31 PM #6
      Least she has a lot of friends in my driveway

      pumped to make this abomination live

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      09-24-2011 12:52 AM #7
      BTW, judging from the rust .. before you get too far welding stuff up you might want to consider looking behind the floor panel in the footwell. The rear a-arm mount is there and I bet ya it's rusty as hell too.

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      09-24-2011 01:25 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 16V_Scirocco_GTX View Post
      BTW, judging from the rust .. before you get too far welding stuff up you might want to consider looking behind the floor panel in the footwell. The rear a-arm mount is there and I bet ya it's rusty as hell too.
      Its all rusty but the A arm mount is actually somewhat solid, the plan of attack is to get the floor most of the way tied in and solid then move on to cutting away the footwell and reenforcing the A-arm mount. From there I can button up the front of the of car move back through the rockers and then on to reenforce the rear beam mounting points. Its very surprising how solid the structural points actually are but we still have deemed it unsafe to drive any further than moving it around the drive way.
      Wing it Engineering.

      Another MK1 Saved - The SH*TROCCO Project

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      09-24-2011 09:16 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by MattRad View Post
      This will be the first project thread I have ever posted and will be starring a very rusty 1980 Scirocco S we picked up last Saturday.







      [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/411vm50/IMG_1248.jpgIMG]





      A picture of my daily driver


      Plans for the car are to get it solid and safe and leave it in its wonderfully neglected glory. Possibility of a motor swap so stay tuned for more updates.
      FYI... That doesn't appear to be an S Model. S models didn't come with a wood grain dash or with the chrome outline in the grill.
      GL with the restore!
      Last edited by Rays-Rocco; 09-24-2011 at 09:21 AM.

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      09-24-2011 11:44 AM #10
      Nom nom nom!

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      09-24-2011 03:29 PM #11
      You are brave sir
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      09-24-2011 05:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MattRad View Post
      Its all rusty but the A arm mount is actually somewhat solid, the plan of attack is to get the floor most of the way tied in and solid then move on to cutting away the footwell and reenforcing the A-arm mount. From there I can button up the front of the of car move back through the rockers and then on to reenforce the rear beam mounting points. Its very surprising how solid the structural points actually are but we still have deemed it unsafe to drive any further than moving it around the drive way.

      Nice, please post pics of the reinforcement when you do .. I might copy the procedure.
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      09-24-2011 05:57 PM #13
      I must say you've got balls taking on a project like this. I hope it works out!
      Another rocco saved is good in my book, and im sure everyone else would agree unless they dont like MK1's

      Props man

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      09-24-2011 07:00 PM #14


      Saddest6day66 did a test fit of his modifed and refinished compomotive race wheels on my ****rocco today. This is what the car will need, gold centers. Some people see rust we see potential.
      Wing it Engineering.

      Another MK1 Saved - The SH*TROCCO Project

    15. 09-24-2011 07:12 PM #15
      Looks sweet matt!

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      09-24-2011 07:31 PM #16
      I remember a few years ago I went up to his place to pick up a euro rad support for my MK3 and those compomotives were his coffee table

      Good luck with the build, definitely a lot of potential

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      09-24-2011 07:47 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by dubina4steve View Post
      I remember a few years ago I went up to his place to pick up a euro rad support for my MK3 and those compomotives were his coffee table

      Good luck with the build, definitely a lot of potential
      The 15" Ronal Racing Magnesium Turbos coffee table is still there and are for his 76, these ones are 14" compomotives
      Last edited by MattRad; 09-24-2011 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Incompatance
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      09-24-2011 08:06 PM #18
      that car is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      spray it with a few coats of satin clear to seal the rust and keep it looking as is.

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      09-24-2011 08:21 PM #19
      i wanna see morwwaaaaa

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      09-24-2011 08:48 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by MattRad View Post
      The compomotive coffee table is still there and are for his 76, these ones are 14"

      Not to be nit-picky.. but they are a bit more rare, 15" Ronal Racing Magnesium Turbos for the 76..


      Wait until it has coils.. then i'll be tempted to test fits all sorts of junk out of the basement

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      09-24-2011 08:58 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      Wait until it has coils.. then i'll be tempted to test fits all sorts of junk out of the basement
      I can't wait I have been dreaming big all day about the project
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      09-25-2011 02:45 PM #22
      I need a mk1 rocco in my life someday.
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      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      09-25-2011 04:06 PM #23
      Ballzy project I must say. The reply on clearcoating the rust is a pretty neat call - get the overall unibody tight, add some suspension, and what a sleeper she would be.

      If you have higher aspirations - more power to ya.

      Just git 'er done!

      Good luck!

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      09-25-2011 09:13 PM #24
      i can only dig it

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      09-26-2011 12:30 PM #25
      Deal with it.
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      09-26-2011 01:01 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by MattRad View Post
      The 15" Ronal Racing Magnesium Turbos coffee table is still there and are for his 76, these ones are 14" compomotives
      oh my bad

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      10-03-2011 08:50 PM #27
      Progress is slow. Dealing with the rain and my job getting in the way...









      Driver floor is almost all the way tied in from the top. Still have a lot to do.
      Wing it Engineering.

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      10-04-2011 12:13 AM #28
      Nice job so far.Sadestday is a good person to receive help from.
      That's a ton of rust,keep up the rustoration.
      It would be nice to see a rusted car get saved.

      What are you doing in side the a pillar,and in sidee the wheel wells.
      Eastwood has that spray on/in stuff,if you go that way I would be WAY interested to see how its done.
      I want to do it my 76,I want to preserve it as best as I can.

    29. 10-08-2011 09:35 PM #29
      Great work on the floor bud

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      10-08-2011 11:22 PM #30
      Wow. I would say, "just wow", but really there must be so much rust in the engine area, and suspension areas and such too, right? But no matter - get it back on the road!

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      10-25-2011 11:01 PM #31
      I'm horrible at updating but here's a few pictures of the last few weeks work.

      The scene at El Estate.




      Cut, grind, weld, cut, grind, weld.
















      Mock up of the shortened rear bumper.


      Good bye old heart.


      Fuel lines and wiring prepped for heart transplant


      Anyone need a good running 1.8l 8v?


      Finished shortening the front bumper.


      Pictures from this evening, drivers side floor is now 95% complete and strong.









      Happy Halloween, more updates to come.
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      10-25-2011 11:05 PM #32
      did you put the ends back on the bumpers after you shortened em or just cut em? I had the ends plastic welded back on mine
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      10-25-2011 11:06 PM #33
      Now this is dedication!

      Wish the general population of the west coast could see this. They literally throw away rust-free cars.

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      10-26-2011 01:23 AM #34
      for progress keep going. looking good.

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      keep it up dude! I vote for a 2.0 aba just casue I love em. But thats all on you!
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