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    Thread: GTI + Baseball bat = Big build thread

    1. Member Cortexiphan's Avatar
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      02-15-2012 11:21 PM #101
      Wow man. Im super impressed.

      This car definitely got the right owner.

      Definitely going to be watching this build

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      02-15-2012 11:47 PM #102
      cant wait for more and for a canadien

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      02-16-2012 12:12 AM #104

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      02-16-2012 01:13 AM #105
      I thought that thing was beyond beat but you seem to be bringing it back nicely, looks good so far.
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      02-16-2012 09:08 AM #106
      I love that you're restoring this And the 500r looks great! I had a lot of fun with one of those as my first bike. I loved that thing.

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      02-16-2012 09:25 AM #107
      awesome work. keep it up.

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      02-16-2012 10:56 AM #108
      Can't wait to see more! Keep up the great work man. After seeing your bodywork, I'm excited to see your skill on the interior as well

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      03-08-2012 10:25 PM #109
      Soooo....Its been a while.....

      Still making progress, just the boring kind that nobody gives a sh*t about. Except me of course. I finished filling in the rub strip holes, and have been blocksanding the doors and hatch in my spare time over the last few weeks. Its such a crappy process because someone has already repaired each of the doors (poorly) so I took them right down and started fresh. They are so damned close to being straight as an arrow, but the last bit of blocking is killing me. It goes like this... Prime with high build primer -> Cure for a day -> Guide coat -> block sand until guide coat is removed -> prime again -> repeat. One more round of blocking then its on to the shell of the car.






      I've also been hunting for a front grille that was nice, wouldn't sag, and wasn't a TON of money. Trying to stay budget conscious here. I ended up "settling" on building my own badgeless grille. There is a how-to floating around here that gave me the idea. I got a second grille from a local guy, and patched the two together. One key thing I did that isn't pictured is when I put the sections in from the donor grille, I kept a locking tab in the middle section of both the plastic grille backer, and the fin. It will keep everything locked in perfectly, and most importantly, straight. When this thing is done it will look like vw made it! Only about 45 mins worth of work into it when the pics were taken. Its put together using a flexible 2 part plastic epoxy, and CA glue to tack everything in place before the epoxy goes down.








      More pics to come when more significant progress is made! Thinking that I will leave the doors and hatch as they are for now and start fixing some metal on the car (i'm so tired of blocking primer).

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      03-08-2012 10:29 PM #110
      Can't wait to see this finished

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      03-08-2012 10:32 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Miller7204 View Post
      Can't wait to see this finished
      You and me both....

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      03-19-2012 10:43 PM #112
      More updates!!

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      03-19-2012 10:48 PM #113
      [QUOTE=sejamis;76315619]Soooo....Its been a while.....

      Still making progress, just the boring kind that nobody gives a sh*t about. Except me of course. I finished filling in the rub strip holes, and have been blocksanding the doors and hatch in my spare time over the last few weeks. Its such a crappy process because someone has already repaired each of the doors (poorly) so I took them right down and started fresh. They are so damned close to being straight as an arrow, but the last bit of blocking is killing me. It goes like this... Prime with high build primer -> Cure for a day -> Guide coat -> block sand until guide coat is removed -> prime again -> repeat. One more round of blocking then its on to the shell of the car.






      nice work. look like you know your ****. i would just block the doors on the car. it sucks to do but you get a great smooth showroom finish

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      03-19-2012 10:50 PM #114
      that color is going to look amazing
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      03-19-2012 10:55 PM #115
      love seeing threads with mass amounts of actual body work

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      03-28-2012 10:56 PM #116
      Started working on the shell of the car. Biggest repair which was the quarter, is done. Just some shaping of the wheel arch and the overall shape of the panel to tweak, and its ready to go. Roof has also been repaired, but I have to find a new sunroof assembly and test fit it before I can call it finished. The sunroof opening is pushed down in one corner and its giving me issues with the way the glass sits. Still have to tweak the drip rail area on the passenger side, but its close. Finding OEM fenders is turning out to be a pain in the ass. Got my hands on a red drivers fender that needs a little love, and still hunting for a passenger. I have aftermarket china replacements, but opted to use OEM instead. Trying to line up an aftermarket hood, fenders and front bumper is not my idea of a good time.





      Other side of the car is pretty much done. Welded shut the trim holes then prepped and primed the drivers side of the car. Having do minimal body work on at least one panel was nice .



      I'm slowly picking away at things, but it's coming. School/Finals are over by the 19th of April and I have 10 days off between that and the start of my summer employment, so the goal is to have everything in its final coat of primer and ready for wetsanding by then. I'll post more as I progress.
      Last edited by sejamis; 03-28-2012 at 11:02 PM.

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      03-28-2012 11:04 PM #117
      looking good man
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      03-28-2012 11:09 PM #118
      great work, it's so awesome you saved this with skills... wish I had skills

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      03-28-2012 11:18 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by joedubbs View Post
      great work, it's so awesome you saved this with skills... wish I had skills
      he doesnt have skills.....he has SK1LLZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

      great job man.
      you deserve a couple 's and 's.
      cant wait to see the outcome.
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      03-29-2012 06:35 PM #120
      Junkyard win today. Went out to a local wrecker to grab some stuff, found a votex spoiler. Corner is cracked and will need to be repaired, but for $50 i'm not complaining.

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      03-29-2012 06:43 PM #121
      Looking great man

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      03-29-2012 06:44 PM #122
      nice work!!! can't wait to see the outcome.

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      03-29-2012 06:46 PM #123
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    24. 03-29-2012 06:58 PM #124
      looks good !

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      03-29-2012 07:16 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by sejamis View Post


      I've also been hunting for a front grille that was nice, wouldn't sag, and wasn't a TON of money. Trying to stay budget conscious here. I ended up "settling" on building my own badgeless grille. There is a how-to floating around here that gave me the idea. I got a second grille from a local guy, and patched the two together. One key thing I did that isn't pictured is when I put the sections in from the donor grille, I kept a locking tab in the middle section of both the plastic grille backer, and the fin. It will keep everything locked in perfectly, and most importantly, straight. When this thing is done it will look like vw made it! Only about 45 mins worth of work into it when the pics were taken. Its put together using a flexible 2 part plastic epoxy, and CA glue to tack everything in place before the epoxy goes down.








      More pics to come when more significant progress is made! Thinking that I will leave the doors and hatch as they are for now and start fixing some metal on the car (i'm so tired of blocking primer).
      im going to be doing the same thing to my jetta. trying to find a second grille

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