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    Thread: 1983 Rabbit GTi Build [Part 2]

    1. Member DuB-P's Avatar
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      02-26-2012 12:37 PM #51
      Like I said, more of the GLi build:

      20120226:

      Cleaning up the engine bay, painting, and putting new clamps on
      Intalled Raxle and Cabin Air Filter







      Today, Installing new t-bolt clamps, painting calipers, and starting on the wheels

      More Pictures to come, The rabbit runs great, just need to swap mastercylinders!

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      02-26-2012 05:52 PM #52
      Wow, is that the air filter out of your HVAC system at home? It's HUGE.

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      02-26-2012 08:59 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      Wow, is that the air filter out of your HVAC system at home? It's HUGE.
      good one. nah its the camera angle

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      02-26-2012 09:01 PM #54
      20120226:

      Tires Chillen waiting on me to get done with these wheels



      Ive been stripping the wheels with acft stripper, got any other tips?



      Calipers are done No more pink calipers






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      02-26-2012 10:20 PM #55
      acid dip them or soda blast aircraft remover sucks

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      02-27-2012 01:36 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by sec914 View Post
      acid dip them or soda blast aircraft remover sucks
      its going pretty good right now, I got one wheel done, how much does it cost to get them acid dipped, and where do I go to do this

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      02-27-2012 11:15 PM #57
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!

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      02-27-2012 11:50 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by azVDubb View Post
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!
      man wish i knew that when I received my wheels! I was trying to find a place to get them taken down to bare metal. ended up rattle canning grey over the powdercoat impatience.

      I don't mind the look, but god I think it'd look soooo much better with these wheels polished.
      http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...tn001/new1.jpg

      OP I wish I could just fast forward to the build being complete. I was REALLLY hoping it would some how be waaay more progressed at the end of this page lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

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      02-28-2012 01:28 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by azVDubb View Post
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!
      sent!

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      02-28-2012 01:55 AM #60
      Went to UPS and picked up my ecu, Installed it, and let it idle for a minute, I could tell it started better, and the idle was nice and steady, I cant wait to get this on the road, I might put it on steel wheels just to drive it for a week. ha.


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      03-05-2012 12:16 AM #61
      Both cars are coming along nicely.
      Good to see you got the axle fixed.

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      03-05-2012 12:35 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      Both cars are coming along nicely.
      Good to see you got the axle fixed.
      Thanks bro, Started painting the wheels today, Etching primer, then filler primer, and I did 3 coats of white, just need to do the clear coat now.


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      03-07-2012 11:58 PM #63
      20120307:

      New master cylinder came in for the Rabbit Cant wait to install it, and start driving the rabbit again.



      The wife and I did some carbon fiber work tonight, covered this Decided to do it because the fabric was falling off, and I tried to glue it back up and it turned out ****ty, I was going to cover it in some new fabric but everyone does that, so I made it carbon fiber, just need put another coat of resin on it, and then clear coat/polish!! Stay tuned to see the finished product, and then I may make the two pieces I made for the rabbit a while back have more 'shine' im still learning as I go on, and getting better and better at laying it.

      BEFORE



      NOW


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      03-10-2012 11:05 PM #64
      20120310:

      wheels are done, waiting to dry, and to do two more.
      after 4 coats of white:



      after 3 coats of CLEAR


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      03-11-2012 11:35 PM #65
      20120311:

      Master Cylinder install c/w



      ALL APART



      Installed, just need to tighten lines



      Putting CIS box back in, Master cylinder done, just need to bleed all brakes




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      03-11-2012 11:38 PM #66
      Carbon Fiber sunroof cover for the GLi
      3 coats of resin



      Then Waxed/ wetsand



      now 3 coats of clear coat, waiting on it to dry right now, cant wait to see it in the GLi

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      03-28-2012 11:58 PM #67
      20120328:

      GLi update new boost gauge pod



      Rabbit update...... got both fenders now just need to install euro bumper


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      03-29-2012 12:57 AM #68
      now youre talking.
      Rabbit looks nice with fenders on it.
      the GLI is looking nice too.
      I probably should have just gotten it. I got cold feet.
      it happens.
      keep up the good work.

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      03-29-2012 01:50 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      now youre talking.
      Rabbit looks nice with fenders on it.
      the GLI is looking nice too.
      I probably should have just gotten it. I got cold feet.
      it happens.
      keep up the good work.
      thanks my dood. Yeah I can understand that, im trying to work out all the kinks with the GLi right now. I fixed the turn signal click, and the axle vibration is gone so thats a plus

      but now the rabbit wont hold a idle after I changed that master cylinder, so I gotta retrace my steps,
      its a never ending headache with all my cars lol

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      04-04-2012 08:38 PM #70
      20120404:

      two wheels on with tires. Now just gotta paint the other two.

      going to paint the tow hook white, and front vw emblem.





      o yeah and new stickers for both cars



      just doing little things right now to keep me busy

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      04-05-2012 01:57 AM #71
      FREEVO TUNED

      Josh Metz # 1 fan

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      04-07-2012 10:05 PM #72
      20120407:

      little update, still sanding wheels. painted toe hook, and trimmed lower grille piece with my dremel. Turned out great. Should I paint the VW Emblem white also?




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      04-08-2012 11:07 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB-P View Post
      20120407:

      little update, still sanding wheels. painted toe hook, and trimmed lower grille piece with my dremel. Turned out great. Should I paint the VW Emblem white also?
      No... You should clean your headlights! They look gross!

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      04-09-2012 11:11 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by jsvr6nsd View Post
      No... You should clean your headlights! They look gross!
      There not to bad but yea trust me I was planing on it

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      04-16-2012 12:25 AM #75
      20120415:

      All four wheels are done, Pictures coming tomorrow of them all four mounted on the Getta GLi


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