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    Thread: FSAS07BOH's Exterior and Engine Bay Build Thread

    1. Member BHCGanshirt's Avatar
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      10-10-2011 09:32 PM #1
      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...

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      10-10-2011 10:18 PM #2
      Hello there. Good luck with the build. Let me know if I can help.
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      10-10-2011 10:27 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by BARELY LEGAL View Post
      Hello there. Good luck with the build. Let me know if I can help.
      Oh im sure you will be getting a call here soon, as far as the wire tucking goes
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      10-26-2011 09:41 PM #4
      Ended up putting the rear seats back in, as i decided to reinstall my sub/amp into the trunk....

      Car as of tomorrow, is going to get the bodywork all sorted out tomorrow.

      List of things:
      -Shaved top cup on door handles
      -Shaved GTI rear emblem
      -Shaved rear wiper hole and emblem
      -Shaved rear license tub lock cylinder hole
      -Shaved wiper nozzles
      -Shaved NA front bumper (fog and side markers shaved, body line kept)
      -And fix some surface rust and a few dings

      Going to try and get it painted before the Import Alliance Fall Meet...we'll see though.
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      10-26-2011 09:44 PM #5
      less talk...more work
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      10-26-2011 09:46 PM #6

      ewerewrhth by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Picture (sort of) of the engine bay.

      Havent gotten any pictures of it, because its not quite worthy yet.

      MASS pictures will be uploaded tomorrow once the work commences.
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      10-26-2011 10:43 PM #7


      Cant wait for this to be completed buddy
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      10-27-2011 10:08 PM #8
      Update:

      Bodywork has started tonight for a couple hours.

      There was rust(bad surface rust) on the rear fender, some dings in a few places, and a crease on the front fender that had to get pushed out and fixed.

      Everything was pulled out as much as possible, then a very small amount of filler, more sanding, and some filler primer.

      All was done tonight, once i get access to a welder, the shaving of the hatch will commence. Most likely this weekend.

      Pictures: Some photos werent taken, as it was too dark.

      Drivers side rear fender rust. Looks alot worse than it was. Just some severe surface rust. Also, you can see the crease that is right next to the moulding, which was pin-hammered out.


      car before by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Photo of the driver rear fender where the rust was, this was right when it was sanded down to remove rust, crease was removed as much as possible. Dont have pictures of the filler and primer stage.


      photo by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      More picture will be uploaded once my internet stops ****in up...

      BY THE WAY. It didnt take too long to sand down to the metal, literally about a second with a DA sander on the paint, and it was down to bare metal. Damn thats scary, **** you single stage.
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      10-27-2011 11:36 PM #9
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      10-28-2011 02:55 PM #10
      Good luck!
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      10-28-2011 03:09 PM #11
      Your car is going to look wack at fall meet.

      Juuust kidding!

      I'm glad you're getting the exterior cleaned up! I saw that rust at H2O and was sad.
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      10-28-2011 06:32 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by reynolds9000 View Post
      Your car is going to look wack at fall meet.

      Juuust kidding!

      I'm glad you're getting the exterior cleaned up! I saw that rust at H2O and was sad.
      Oh it won't look like **** for the fall meet, it'll be painted with freshly shaved bumpers and hatch
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      10-30-2011 12:35 PM #13
      Finally got the shaved bumper. Looks perfect.

      On friday, its going to my buddys house to get everything welded/shaved.
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      11-05-2011 03:40 PM #14
      UPDATE

      Everything has been welded up that needs to be welded:
      - Wiper Nozzles
      - Antenna
      - Rear Emblem
      - Rear Wiper Hole
      - Rear "Swag" Lines, under tailights
      - Hole from dent remover guy, there was a plug in the drivers door jam from where he drilled a hole and then put a plug in it afterwards, it started to rust also.

      On wednesday the plan is to get those things skim coated with filler, sanded smooth, and primered for now. Then that Friday(hopefully), it will be in the paint booth.

      Edit for some photos. FINALLY some Engine Bay pictures also


      Engine Bay 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Engine Bay 2 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Yes, plastic was cut to accomodate for filter. I wanted it to "hug" the manifold as must as possible.

      Engine Bay 3 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Passenger Door 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Passenger Rear Quarter 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Roof 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Yes, you can still see where everything was, just need to lay a skim coat of filler on those spots, and itll be good to go.

      Rear 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      A little Euroskope.net love

      Euroskope 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Driver Rear Roofline 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      A little more bodywork needs to be done to this rear quarter, its where it had some bad surface rust.

      Driver Rear Quarter 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Paintless dent remover spot, plug welded in and filled a little.

      Driver Door Jam 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Fender had a BAD crease by the headlight, fixed

      Driver Front Fender 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Still need to be skim coated.

      Hood 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr


      Full Shot Passenger Side 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr

      Full Driver Side 1 by RED2SLO4U, on Flickr
      Last edited by BHCGanshirt; 11-05-2011 at 03:51 PM.
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      11-05-2011 04:14 PM #15
      doing work man

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      11-05-2011 04:26 PM #16
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      11-05-2011 05:59 PM #17
      Good work! You have 3 weeks until IA. You better get to crackin'.
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      11-05-2011 06:08 PM #18
      Hoping to get the paint done before then, motor tucking MIGHT be done by then
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      11-05-2011 08:44 PM #20
      She was a real gem to work on too. Looking good Ollie!
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      11-05-2011 09:00 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by BARELY LEGAL View Post
      She was a real gem to work on too. Looking good Ollie!
      Mucho props for the welding! And surprising me with that intake being done! You da man
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      11-05-2011 09:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by FSAS07BOH View Post
      Mucho props for the welding! And surprising me with that intake being done! You da man
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      11-05-2011 09:22 PM #23
      Looking so good man. You're gonna be bored for the rest of the winter. Props to Nick for that mad welding skill

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      11-05-2011 09:25 PM #24
      I like the way the shaved door cups look... BUT I wonder how much they will get scratched up opening the door over time
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      11-05-2011 09:37 PM #25
      You should shave your rimz.
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      11-05-2011 10:02 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mattgreeneva View Post
      I like the way the shaved door cups look... BUT I wonder how much they will get scratched up opening the door over time
      Yeah ive thought it over, i was gonna shave the top half of the cup, but figured it would be a little tough getting that body line to look right. So, im just gonna color match the door handles and be done with it

      Quote Originally Posted by upoo2 View Post
      You should shave your rimz.
      That ****s gettin KHROMED DIPPED after Import Alliance
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      11-05-2011 10:10 PM #27
      looking good keep working
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      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

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      11-05-2011 10:29 PM #28
      so you put your air filter right behind the radiator fan so it can suck all the hot air?

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      Quote Originally Posted by vanaman View Post
      so you put your air filter right behind the radiator fan so it can suck all the hot air?
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      ok

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      Quote Originally Posted by vanaman View Post
      so you put your air filter right behind the radiator fan so it can suck all the hot air?


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      Quote Originally Posted by mkIIIVDUB View Post


      You come to ocean city for a month when you are finished, stay with me, I will feed you and you can do mine.
      Pay for my gas and im there
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      11-06-2011 12:24 AM #33
      lookin good dude. cant wait to see the bay when your done

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      11-06-2011 12:50 AM #34
      Seeing the polished intake setup now, im rethinking the whole "blacked out" engine bay(plans were to paint/powdercoat everything black), but im kinda leaning toward polishing that manifold...
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      11-06-2011 01:09 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by FSAS07BOH View Post
      Seeing the polished intake setup now, im rethinking the whole "blacked out" engine bay(plans were to paint/powdercoat everything black), but im kinda leaning toward polishing that manifold...
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