Never made a "build thread" of sorts, and now is the time to start one up.
I picked the car up in February of this year and it has gone through some changes since.
Pick it up from my cousin, bone stock, on coilovers and audio system. Since then I have done multiple things, including: wheels, rear seat delete with custom false floor, joey modded headlights, MKIV manifold swap, etc etc.
Starting within the next week. The bodywork is going to start. There are about 10 dings around the whole car that need to get pulled and filled. Some semi-serious rust on the drivers side rear fender and some shaved bits that are all going to get done before anything else. It wont be painted until spring time, but the main reason for starting the body work is so the rust doesnt go any further than it already is. Also, that way, when spring roles around, all thats needed is to fix some small things and then primer and paint the car.
The engine bay has sorta kinda been started as far as shaving goes. I did a MKIV manifold swap on it, relocated the battery to the trunk, and took out some unneeded ****. Once the exterior gets done, then the seal sealer will get removed, holes will be filled, sheet metal will be laid, and some repainting of the engine bay will ensue.
How it looked when i first got it:
Edited GTI by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
Tint removed, kayne shadezzz, joey modded headlights, and some other small bits.
_DSC0280 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
Then came the wheels, rear seat delete, and the manifold swap
Ginster3 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
282167_1909540455242_1143774462_31701035_4979678_n by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
Ginster Canibeat 2 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
I will update this thread with pictures of the rear seat delete and false floor, along with some engine bay pictures...