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      11-01-2011 11:30 PM #1
      ...so I decided that I should try and restore a mk1 rocco. No holds barred. Start with a decent shell, strip it down to absolutely NOTHING, and build it from the ground up. I've been a Vw guy forever. I've been a master Vw tech for seemingly forever. I've never attempted something like this, and there is a good chance I'm gonna regret it. But, it's gonna happen. It's gonna be driven daily. And it's gonna be exactly like I, (read, ME!), thinks Vw should've built it. It's gonna take years, and way too much money...but it starts something like this here.

      Being delivered down to NC from the rust belt on the back of a Vw Taro...



      Initial inspection shots:










      More to come...

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      11-01-2011 11:43 PM #2
      Looks like a great start! Surprisingly little rust for coming from the rust belt.
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
      The family: '55 Ford 351C, '70 TR6 262Olds, '80 Rabbit AAZ, '84 C30 350, '97 Hardbody KA24E, '01 TJ 150AMC.

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      11-01-2011 11:47 PM #3
      Patiently awaits further pics...

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      11-01-2011 11:51 PM #4
      Very nice!

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      11-02-2011 12:04 AM #5
      Not bad at all.
      Has less rust than my 76.
      Its going to be a fine car/scirocco to build.

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      11-02-2011 12:23 AM #6
      Damn the first five pictures and it could have been MY car!! (Before I restored it)
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      11-02-2011 06:50 AM #7
      I know, I hate money too
      Its funny as I also started with an Idiana red Mk1 for my first resto-project.
      But I had more rust issues than you to fix

      Enjoy it, I know I did!

      The end result, realizing that you did it, is priceless

      Inspirationnal picture
      Last edited by fredybender; 11-02-2011 at 06:53 AM. Reason: Edit for inspirationnal picture

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      11-02-2011 08:00 AM #8
      hah, yeah, I've read your build thread 3 or 4 times now. Very nice work.

      Probably don't need none of this in there...




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      11-02-2011 12:42 PM #9
      Subscribed, if I cant have a roc of my own I'm damn well going to watch those that do.
      Scirocco inventory currently at 1% and holding.

      Quote Originally Posted by echassin View Post
      the problem is not with me, you see. The problem is the car. It's a Mk2. It's already gotten way more attention than it deserved

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      11-02-2011 12:54 PM #10
      everybody luvs more peektures










    11. 11-02-2011 02:45 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Falcor View Post
      Subscribed, if I cant have a roc of my own I'm damn well going to watch those that do.

      Ahem....

      Falcor, (get out of my brain...)



      TBerk

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      11-02-2011 02:56 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Falcor View Post
      Subscribed, if I cant have a roc of my own I'm damn well going to watch those that do.
      For me I have a Scirocco but no chance of doing a restore so..... on this exciting thread....
      [IOO==o==OOI]

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      11-02-2011 03:05 PM #13
      Yup i hate mine so much i keep giving it to strangers.

      gonna be a winter full of scirocco fun
      Its hard to make a comeback if you've never left

      Bad Pennies......We turn up everywhere!!!

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      11-02-2011 05:00 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Looks like a great start! Surprisingly little rust for coming from the rust belt.
      I was thinking the same thing

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      11-02-2011 07:28 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by echassin View Post
      I was thinking the same thing
      yeah, I couldn't believe it...but of course, the deeper you dig, the more you find...






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      11-02-2011 07:46 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      Does Bondo that deep qualify as a sculpture ?

      Still, in the UK, we'd kill for a shell as clean as that.

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      11-02-2011 07:53 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      Well, looks like a good find and a fun project. Since Mk1 Scirocco dashes are a dime a dozen I figure you'll want to replace yours, it looks kinda dusty.

      I'd be glad to take it off your hands, I'll even pay shipping.



      [damn... nice car, great dash. Good luck and I'll be watching].
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      11-03-2011 12:30 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post

      I spy bewbies. Subscribed.

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      11-03-2011 07:31 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber View Post
      Well, looks like a good find and a fun project. Since Mk1 Scirocco dashes are a dime a dozen I figure you'll want to replace yours, it looks kinda dusty.

      I'd be glad to take it off your hands, I'll even pay shipping.



      [damn... nice car, great dash. Good luck and I'll be watching].
      hah, not near as nice as it seems, but better than alot I've seen. Still gonna need some restoration work.

      Quote Originally Posted by HATCHET View Post
      I spy bewbies. Subscribed.

      good eye, sir.


      To the blaster!


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      11-04-2011 04:07 PM #20

      Keep up the good work looks like it is comming along quickly. Well quicker than mine.

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      11-04-2011 08:04 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Tim Chunks View Post

      Keep up the good work looks like it is comming along quickly. Well quicker than mine.

      Unfortunately, it's actually slow as hell. These pics date back to march? Progress has really slowed lately, have to finish building my wifes new car first:




      She is back from the blaster. Parts are still there. Should have some more pics soon

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      11-06-2011 12:01 PM #23
      That could be an art exhibit.

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      11-06-2011 12:13 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by mr.brown View Post
      That could be an art exhibit.

      I love that pic. More as of yesterday:











      headin over today to hopefully finish cleaning all the sand/media out.

      any guesses as to what this harness might control?


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      11-06-2011 02:07 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      Wow - nice car, Indiana Red is pretty, though I doubt it will remain that color.

      What a rust free example. Amazing. This is only the the third car I have seen (know of) that still has its exhaust shield.

      DO NOT THROW THAT AWAY!

      Good luck and looking forward to seeing the progress.

      For all of you complaining that your projects are going at a record slow pace, give it up.

      The record is mine

      PS: I am interested in that shield if you are not going to use it.
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      11-06-2011 05:39 PM #27
      Color is still TBD. Might stay OG, doubtful though.

      Definitely keepin the heatshield

      Back in 99, I was deployed to Kuwait for 6 months or so, lived in the middle of the desert. Terrible windstorms, sand just everywhere. Pretty sure cleaning all the sand/media out of this thing now is 10x worse...






      But, finally all clean and tucked back away until I can get started on the bodywork...which is hopefully soon.


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      11-06-2011 08:03 PM #28
      Looking good

      I'll have to make a run up to W/S one of these weekends. The Scirocco needs to stretch its legs.

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      11-06-2011 08:51 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by petebee View Post
      Looking good

      I'll have to make a run up to W/S one of these weekends. The Scirocco needs to stretch its legs.

      hell yeah man, come on up.

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      11-06-2011 09:01 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post


      This picture is full of win.

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      11-07-2011 10:23 PM #31
      Progress!!!

      Off the trailor and back on jackstands... No photographic proof, sorry.

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      11-07-2011 10:40 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      Progress!!!

      Off the trailor and back on jackstands... No photographic proof, sorry.
      I believe you, mine is still a roller for now, have not decided if it will get toughed anymore this winter. I'm thinking id rather park inside this winter
      Its hard to make a comeback if you've never left

      Bad Pennies......We turn up everywhere!!!

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      11-08-2011 09:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by LubsDaDubs View Post
      I'm thinking id rather park inside this winter
      hah...that was my plan too, so I'm doing this in my buddies garage. Then of course I bought the wrecked one for my wife, which slid the manx over, so...again, I have no inside parking.

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      11-11-2011 10:15 PM #34
      etch primed and blocked...and as expected, a WHOLE lot more crap I didn't want to see. I ain't skeered though...





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      11-12-2011 12:47 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      any guesses as to what this harness might control?

      Looks like a 2.0T harness you got there?

      I am doing the exact same thing as you. Tearing down a 79' down to the bones, but I'm putting a 1.8T k04 instead of a 2.0T. That is what you're putting in right? Good luck with the build! I'll keep an eye out for updates.
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