Lol that poor rabbit in San Jose was super raped. Only thing left I could take was the bumper. Someone gutted that poor guy!
I made the sticker myself. Maybe I could make a small batch if people are interested.
Thanks for the kind words as always guys!
Need some drop plates to even it out now.
Edit: Ordered 2.5" Drop Plates
Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 01-09-2012 at 08:13 PM.
Thanks so much for the replies (and sweet pictures!)
How much were you guys wanting for the rear bumpers? (You can PM me)
And those supports sound great!
I forgot about the most nit-picky item I'm missing... The driver side running board exterior trim strip.
Not sure where I can find one and it's killing me having it missing!
I'd rather keep everything in 1 thread so I have some newbie questions (don't have a service manual here at work)
Noticed this the other night.
A) the part of the bracket is cracket to the motor. Guess it's time to get to welding?
B) Leaking some oil or fluid. Is this a coolant line? The fluid really looks like motor oil but it doesn't look like it's leaking from above, but the nipple here. (What is this section?)
Sorry for the really beginner questions but as I said I can't flip open my service manual right now
That's power steering. They always ooozzz fluid eventually. You can get that bracket from the junk yard easy. Its a simple part to replace with roughly 5 screws and very easy to access.
Look for Cabriolets with power steering and even MKII golfs have that same part.
Well damn. Put my car on the lift at the shop I work at in my spare time to install my new drop plates.
Guess theres not much room for the bolts on the 2.5" template so I had to grind down my caliper bracket. No problem. Then had to grind down some bolts since they then hit the back of the plate. No problem here either!
Move the the other wheel and get down to removing the caliper brackets 2 #8 allen bolts. Well turns out the PO's shop used industrial thread-lock and no anti-seize so the bolt sheered. Had to return everything to stock until I can use my buddies extractors next week or so
Next update will have new grille, new grill filler valance I found, and lowered (hopefully a new PS bracket too!).
onyx metallic green = LD6V
i think the only original paint code was that sticker. try peeling it and looking under the sticker?
are you sure it's the original color? closest color listed for the caddies is that slate grey
EDIT: also inside paint looks a little lighter than the outside. maybe inside is slate gray (original) and the outside got the onyx?
Last edited by likes2driveslow; 01-18-2012 at 09:28 PM.
Obviously I need to dig further. It's killing me cause I want to get the GTI lip thats on it re-sprayed.
Edit: I see way you're saying about that interior paint. I guess I could just get the lip reshot in onyx and see if it matches then beg for a respray if not haha. Got to go through all the paper work from PO's and see if the answer is in there. Thanks for your help man!
Last edited by CasperSYTFU; 01-18-2012 at 09:33 PM.