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    Thread: The Story of a dead guy, a farmer, and an ocean blue swallow.

    1. Banned Digital K.'s Avatar
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      10-10-2011 12:20 PM #71
      tuck it away and finish your two door

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      10-10-2011 01:22 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness View Post
      I know where theres a carbed Heron motor sitting doing nothing.
      now that is an idea I really like


      2 wheels all bolted together and torqued with new bolts and rubber O-rings, gonna run an extra security bead of silicone around the centers later today and they should be set to mount tires on tomorrow

    3. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      10-10-2011 01:23 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      tuck it away and finish your two door
      That car has things happening, just I don't post about it much. It is getting focused on this winter. Half the reason I sold 2 of my other mk1 projects this weekend

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      10-10-2011 01:59 PM #74
      I love this color combo, duder. Looks neat-o all around

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      10-10-2011 02:28 PM #75
      Half the reason I sold 2 of my other mk1 projects this weekend
      What did you get rid of? I spy the butt of the EA in one of the pics so you havent gotten too crazy

    6. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      10-10-2011 03:20 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by ih8erickempf View Post
      What did you get rid of? I spy the butt of the EA in one of the pics so you havent gotten too crazy
      The EA is sticking around for a while The rusty westy and my mk1 jetta GLI project are going to friends so I can focus... sorta


      Got all 4 wheels bolted together, now need to put a bead or two of silicone in the drop centers and mount some tires I have laying around tomorrow.






    7. 10-10-2011 03:28 PM #77
      Beautiful wheels.


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      10-10-2011 04:41 PM #79
      Cool story for a cool find.

    9. 10-10-2011 05:59 PM #80
      1.6 with ABA head and crank fired mechanical Super Vee injection.

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      10-10-2011 07:01 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      Are those lug holes elongated or am I seeing things?
      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus

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      10-10-2011 08:11 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      That car has things happening, just I don't post about it much. It is getting focused on this winter. Half the reason I sold 2 of my other mk1 projects this weekend


      I think you should look into this:

      http://www.gensteel.com/

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      10-10-2011 08:17 PM #83
      subscribed.

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      10-10-2011 08:32 PM #84
      Awsome story/project cant wait to see more!

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      10-10-2011 08:52 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
      Are those lug holes elongated or am I seeing things?
      They are in fact, the wheels were originally centerlock with like 10 centering pin holes in the face, after measuring the holes I realized they were close to 100mm pattern. So I had all but 4 holes TIG welded up and then had the remaining 4 oblonged to match the 100mm pattern, then countersunk in the 100mm position so the lugs bolt in like OE. Hopefully that makes sense!

      Tonight I spent some time cleaning the dash, kneebar, and bezel/gauges. Again I used a combo of purple power, an old toothbrush, and some elbow grease to remove the 22+ years worth of dirt, grime, and mold. To my surprise.. the dash came out pretty good. A few cracks.. but nothing too bad for an early German dash.









      Another cool swallow specific part.. the hatch with vents on the inside. The paint looks so nice in the trunk!




      One way to stay motivated for me is to keep a rotating to-do list. Upgraded from a piece of paper to a marker board on the windshield. Also the mascot of the rusty westy moved it's way to the 4 door.




      Also dug out the aluminum door sills I've had stashed for many years. Need to get these polished up when I get some free time.



      Lastly I got the new chrome windshield trim pressed into the seal.. but unfortunately it was dark by the time I was done. Pics of that tomorrow

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      10-10-2011 08:54 PM #86
      Lookin' rad. I'm sure it will be so sick once you're done.

      Looking at the third picture down I was like, wow, those sure are some interesting floor mats. oh wait. LOL. Still though, sick find.
      Last edited by lilrabbitGTi95; 10-10-2011 at 09:06 PM.

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      10-10-2011 09:03 PM #87
      good grief that dash is in better shape than my scirocco dash.

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      10-10-2011 09:17 PM #88
      awesome!
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      10-10-2011 09:26 PM #89
      last inspection date: 6/89

      that car only spent a few years on the road!

      great work as always

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      10-10-2011 09:27 PM #90
      how are the bottom's of the A-pillars?

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      10-10-2011 09:32 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      They are in fact, the wheels were originally centerlock with like 10 centering pin holes in the face, after measuring the holes I realized they were close to 100mm pattern. So I had all but 4 holes TIG welded up and then had the remaining 4 oblonged to match the 100mm pattern, then countersunk in the 100mm position so the lugs bolt in like OE. Hopefully that makes sense!
      Pretty ingenuitive solution
      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus

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      10-10-2011 09:33 PM #92
      Nice work Matt. LMK when you want to do the 1.8t swap and we'll do it in a day.

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      10-10-2011 10:14 PM #93
      i love that this thread gets updated daily lol keep it up!
      My thread thing.

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      I dont do cocaine, I just like the way it smells.

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      10-10-2011 10:39 PM #94
      sub'd
      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      10-10-2011 10:45 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by DrFraserCrane View Post
      sub'd
      I have been watching this as well, and now I too am adding it (with comment no less )

      Good sh*t Matt.
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      10-10-2011 11:00 PM #96
      Paint the roof a spotted animal print. Dress the girlfriend in a white two piece and pearls and Flinstone that sucker. Like how this is headed. Nice save.

    26. 10-10-2011 11:07 PM #97
      Nice job. The two door looks amazing.

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      10-11-2011 08:33 AM #98
      Thanks everyone! Got a good bead of black silicone on the wheel centers, so I should be good to throw some spare tires I have laying around on the compomotives tonight after work. If I am lucky I will try and get a few shots of them on the car


      Pic of the chrome windshield trim installed that I finished late last night.






      Also I need some chrome 4 door window trim, specifically the drivers side... just needs to be "usable".. perfect not needed. Anyone have any tucked away?

    28. 10-11-2011 08:45 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post

      Also I need some chrome 4 door window trim, specifically the drivers side... just needs to be "usable".. perfect not needed. Anyone have any tucked away?
      my buddy has a set ill check with him on the condition and if he wants to part with it
      Stuff and Things

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      10-11-2011 09:53 AM #100
      looking great man

      cant wait to see the wheels on!

      subs..

    30. 10-11-2011 10:54 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      Thanks everyone! Got a good bead of black silicone on the wheel centers, so I should be good to throw some spare tires I have laying around on the compomotives tonight after work. If I am lucky I will try and get a few shots of them on the car


      Pic of the chrome windshield trim installed that I finished late last night.






      Also I need some chrome 4 door window trim, specifically the drivers side... just needs to be "usable".. perfect not needed. Anyone have any tucked away?
      wow you are making it hard to keep up.lol
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      10-11-2011 11:12 AM #102
      You always have the coolest cars. Good luck with this build

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      10-11-2011 12:01 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by riddie View Post
      You always have the coolest cars. Good luck with this build
      This is true.

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      10-11-2011 03:01 PM #104
      i can dig it i really need a mk1 in my life

    34. 10-11-2011 05:54 PM #105
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