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    1. Member Nataku's Avatar
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      11-29-2011 05:31 PM #71
      ^^ Haha, no - not you specifically, though you really had me going!

      My wife is from SoCal and it almost brings me to tears, walking through the junkyards down there. Last time we were down there, I saw a white 1977 Honda Civic wagon in the Ecology (Fontana) yard. 4 speed. Paint was mint as was the interior. Super clean - not a spec of rust. No dents, just a couple chips that likely occurred in the yard. Whoever junked that must have been seriously mentally challenged.

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      11-29-2011 06:06 PM #72
      Tell me about it, SoCal junkyards are mind boggling to a Brit!

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      11-29-2011 08:26 PM #73
      The car is on the ground, last night I finished the drivers side rear beam mounting point and pinch weld. I opted to finish the rocker welding at a later point to get the car back on all 4 wheels. I went and picked up my spare rear beam that I had been hoarding for about 5 years. The beam came from my 84 scirocco when I parted it out, it had new brakes and E brake cables. I threw the beam on in the dark, put the car down, and set the ebrake it still works nicely. I'll be over at the car tomorrow so I'll take some better pictures. For now here is some picture catch up, the pass side rocker 95% complete and completed rear beam mounting point.





      Drivers side rear beam mounting point brace.



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      11-29-2011 08:49 PM #74
      Sir, yesssir, Subscribed.

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      11-29-2011 09:34 PM #75
      More beer content is required in this thread

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      11-29-2011 09:53 PM #76
      I can't to see more pictures of the engine!

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      11-29-2011 10:00 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by polov8 View Post
      Tell me about it, SoCal junkyards are mind boggling to a Brit!
      Andy you gotta come up and check out my yard! It's badass.... At least I like to think it is.

      Good work on the car man! I love that gold engine!!!!!! SO Sexy You need to drive it around with your halloween costumes on when you get it running lol.

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      12-01-2011 10:48 AM #78
      Rain on Tuesday and working late yesterday stopped me from getting all the pictures I wanted but I made some good progress.

      Got a bunch of parts in from GAP.



      Motor progress



      Car on the ground.



      Hoping it stays sunny today so I can get some better pictures this evening.
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      12-01-2011 11:59 AM #79
      Excited to make this thing live again with the shiny new engine

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      12-03-2011 06:25 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      Excited to make this thing live again with the shiny new engine
      I'm excited as well its really starting to come together. I got the motor timed and have been wasting some time over engineering my oil breather piping but tomorrow I'm going to get working early. I have some parts to paint to get it ready for a test fire.
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      12-03-2011 06:34 PM #81
      video tape the test fire! motor looks great btw
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      12-04-2011 07:49 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Meltkamp View Post
      video tape the test fire! motor looks great btw
      Don't worry I will certainly be taping when we go to start it. I painted the starter today and bolted it in along with the front motor mount, I'm going to respray the intake black I didn't like the gold accent.





      I really need to get a camera to so I can take some good quality photos my phone isn't cutting it.
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      12-04-2011 07:58 PM #83
      sweet. I like the gold honestly lol.
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      12-08-2011 06:57 PM #84
      awaiting the day the bottom of the car is kissing the earth!
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      12-11-2011 09:54 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by der hare View Post
      awaiting the day the bottom of the car is kissing the earth!
      You and me both haha. We test fired the motor this weekend and I started the finally wiring process. I also installed the axles, throttle cable, and clutch cable.



      What you don't need from an aba wiring harness






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    16. 12-11-2011 10:11 PM #86
      wow it looks awesome in there! you cleaned out a ton of wiring!
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      12-14-2011 11:11 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      wow it looks awesome in there! you cleaned out a ton of wiring!
      You certainly don't need alot, I give all credit to wiring guru Mr. Murray. He made the process easy to understand and now that I have done it with guidance I might be able to fumble through by myself the next time. :Arnold Palmer: duder.
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      12-14-2011 02:16 PM #88
      you guys will have to give me some pointers when Im ready to do my wiring...is that a rocco 16v throttle cable? looks like a passat intake manifold....were the holes there for the cable mount?

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      12-14-2011 05:29 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      you guys will have to give me some pointers when Im ready to do my wiring...is that a rocco 16v throttle cable? looks like a passat intake manifold....were the holes there for the cable mount?
      It's so simple to make the car run Nick the hard part is actually running the loom through the bay when you trim out the fat. I used a scirocco 16v cable it ended up being a bit long so I had to strategically bend the gas pedal to make it work correctly, easy fix. I believe the manifold is from a passat and it had the holes for the bracket already. I know you can mod the regular manifold to work Murrays done it.
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      12-18-2011 05:10 PM #90
      ****ing excellent. I love this. That rust makes my car look mint. Whatever you do, never paint that thing.
      Scrape, scrape, boom, hissssssss.........

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      12-18-2011 09:28 PM #91
      I don't know how or why such a rusty car at stock ride-height on stock wheels can look this damn good!!

    22. 12-19-2011 12:19 AM #92
      awesome project!

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      12-26-2011 12:47 AM #93
      Loving this build!

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      01-01-2012 03:57 PM #94
      We should start a list of scirocco S owners

      How many of them are there?

      I saved one from the crusher still doing welding while I daily drive it

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      01-01-2012 06:35 PM #95
      Looking good. I like the rat rod look. Can't wait to see it lowered.

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      01-02-2012 10:54 PM #96
      Well its been awhile since I've had time to wrench lately. The holidays, money, and the fact I recently low speed rear ended a prius in my coupe have been keeping me busy. Today though I got the coupe back on the road, swapped the coils from the coupe to the rocco and finished up the oil breather.





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      01-02-2012 11:00 PM #97
      rocco is looking good. Keep it up
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      01-03-2012 02:16 PM #98
      nice work man
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      was there rust?
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      01-05-2012 04:25 PM #100
      That's what I am talking about. Nice and tucked!

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      01-05-2012 07:34 PM #101
      Awesome stuff so far

      I'm planning something similar - ABA into mk1 Scirocco - but not with the standard intake - I take it you have hood clearance issues?

      I have lots of ABA spares too if you need anything.
      Last edited by mr.brown; 01-05-2012 at 07:37 PM.

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      01-05-2012 07:52 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      was there rust?
      only surface

      Quote Originally Posted by mr.brown View Post
      Awesome stuff so far

      I'm planning something similar - ABA into mk1 Scirocco - but not with the standard intake - I take it you have hood clearance issues?

      I have lots of ABA spares too if you need anything.
      My clearance issues are a bit worse since I flipped the motor mounts to gain more oil pan clearance but in doing so I have to pop the hood, run the cowl induction look. The motor would fit (would be close) if I put them in the regular way. I'm still on the fence if I'm going to keep it that way or not.
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      01-05-2012 08:15 PM #103
      I have one of these -



      which will need shortening to fit in a mk1.

      But I'm hankering after these -


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      01-05-2012 09:04 PM #104
      what happened to the snow flakes?

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      01-06-2012 10:49 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by rocco82 View Post
      what happened to the snow flakes?
      Stacked in the back, 3 out of 4 were so dry rotted they weren't holding air. The 13s are temporary until I get the wheels I want.
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