Oh sweet. For some reason I only just noticed this thread. In for updates
My Original 1977 Scirocco is for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-Baltimore-MD
progress is happenin...pics are comin...gtg tomorrow, mebbe thursday. initial goal was sowo 2013...startin to think maybe a bit sooner, I'm sure the hardest parts are yet to come though
Project looks great so far. One day I hope to do a similar project, building it from a bare frame like yourself. I'm looking forward to the engine setup, any plans on going big turbo or maybe a K04? Either way it will scream, the power out of these new engines is amazing.
per special request, more detailed pics of the jack point. As evidenced by earlier pics, my one jack point had some rot underneath it. So, removed it:
rotten section removed:
then removed the inner floor to access the broken control arm mount stud:
and got the front apron pulled and straightened:
oh yeah...things are happenin...
Still haven't pulled mine yet, heh. But, did pull the one off the white car, which has 70,000 miles on it, and it was perfect. However, had one at work yesterday. 09 GTI TSI, 62K with sporadic cold start misfires on #2, and the port was clogged up FSI styles.
We left alot of the factory stuff on, but we're still blasting here and there.
man, what a great weekend for scirocco progress...
caved in floorboards and crushed rails - no more!
more blasting and ready to begin seam welding:
blasted and etch primed:
Picked up some lug studs to use for the LCA mounts today, I think they'll work out perfectly. Also snagged some 1/4" flat stock to help brace the same area. Was hoping to do that inside the floor but it's just gonna work out better underneath I think.
Instead of undercoating the chassis, I was thinking about covering the entire undercarriage and wheel wells with a 2 part urethane bedliner like this:
07 United Gray GTI
Originally Posted by veedubtekOriginally Posted by mk2vdubberOriginally Posted by veedubtek
thanks for the kind words guys, I'm stoked. Kind of a busy week, but I'm really hoping to get some undercoating on real soon.
engine bay sanded all over again...perfection is hard work.
Got the big parts back today...not happy with the doors at all, but they are salvageable. Beam turned out nice:
Gotta get together the front spindles, booster, and various hinges and brackets one day soon and get them all out for blasting and coating.
Also, got the 1/4" flat stock cut and drilled and installed for the front LCA mount reinforcements:
aaaaaaand, got the rear arches trimmed out. Still alot of work to do there.
Startin to get spendy...good thing I hate money.
one fender test fit, sitting in good company:
one rusty hole filled and evap bracket removed:
engine bay hopefully just about ready for one final coat:
other panels etch primed and ready for work:
the worst panel with some fresh etch primer:
trunk full of parts to disassemble at work tomorrow in preparation for blasting and coating, hopefully next week.
looks like a scirocco again!
front fenders rolled:
no mo antenna:
couple sections needed removed here:
badges? wiper? squirter? nah.
bottom of that fender wasn't so hot:
good day...more tomorrow. hopefully.
68 degrees in NC, that means invite people over to work on the rocco!
little bit o' progress today. got a bunch of parts disassembled. got a bunch more dropped off at the blaster/coater. drank lot's o' beer. made several trips to the hardware store. and still managed to-
got some work on the drivers door done:
mk5's are good for something - donor metal!
and more rear wheel well love:
orderin a bunch more stuff tomorrow. if all goes well, chassis assembly begins next weekend. *fingers crossed*