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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 build thread

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      05-04-2012 12:11 PM #246
      Quote Originally Posted by nap83 View Post
      i second the all clears. always my option next to all reds.
      that was my other suggestion lol...the all reds that are crystal would look good as well
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      05-04-2012 06:22 PM #247
      Brian i demand more pictures. DEMAND damn it
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      05-04-2012 07:38 PM #248
      those are all the pics i have for now Tony. sorry.
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      05-04-2012 11:52 PM #249
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      those are all the pics i have for now Tony. sorry.
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      05-05-2012 03:29 PM #250
      This is looking good. I can't wait to see more progress.
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      05-05-2012 07:35 PM #251
      Those lightly smoked/clear tails would look nice on the car, especially if you're doing smoked ecodes on the front.

      I don't think they're made by Hella, though.
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      05-06-2012 01:19 AM #252
      i kinda like these


      other than BFI and searching eBay, where are some other good sites to look at tail lights? i looked at ECS and they don't have a style i like.
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      05-06-2012 08:29 PM #253


      These are the tails I was referring to.

      Don't have a rear shot of the car with them, but you get the idea.
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    9. 05-06-2012 08:45 PM #254
      Crystal clears look like APC garbage
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      05-07-2012 06:40 PM #255
      just orchestrated a swap for Hella smoked ones for my OEM all red ones with a good friend of mine.
      going that direction.
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      05-07-2012 07:29 PM #256
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      just orchestrated a swap for Hella smoked ones for my OEM all red ones with a good friend of mine.
      going that direction.
      Your tailights are not 'all reds' and if anyone is trading US spec golf tail for smoked.. they are probably just Hella US spec GTI tail lights like you already have on your donor car.

      As discussed in your other thread.. these are Hella Smoked after a little surgery to remove orange filter from turn signal.

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      05-07-2012 08:24 PM #257
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      Your tailights are not 'all reds' and if anyone is trading US spec golf tail for smoked.. they are probably just Hella US spec GTI tail lights like you already have on your donor car.

      As discussed in your other thread.. these are Hella Smoked after a little surgery to remove orange filter from turn signal.

      Nope Derek your wrong my tails are not us spec stock gti/cabby tails there smoked hellla tails thanks for your imput thou

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      05-07-2012 09:15 PM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      Nope Derek your wrong my tails are not us spec stock gti/cabby tails there smoked hellla tails thanks for your imput thou
      You are trading Euro Smoked Hella's for US Golf tails.. - generous guy.
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      05-07-2012 09:29 PM #259
      he's a good friend of mine and friends help each other out sometimes.

      Thanks Tay
      and some cell pics i was sent today


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      05-08-2012 01:21 AM #260
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    16. 05-08-2012 03:02 AM #261
      im thinking bout swappng a vr6 into my golf..... very interested in this thread only things im worried about is the harness. are you going to b swapping the harness over?

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      05-08-2012 07:07 AM #262
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      You are trading Euro Smoked Hella's for US Golf tails.. - generous guy.
      Yep iam...... true friends help each other I pulled the plug on my car it's not going to be ready the way I want it to be this show season so why not help somebody make there dreams come true now. My time to shine well come next season hopefully.

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      05-08-2012 10:06 AM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by hitm4n666 View Post
      im thinking bout swappng a vr6 into my golf..... very interested in this thread only things im worried about is the harness. are you going to b swapping the harness over?
      if you look at the 3 pictures above, the first one is the bay without the harness, the 2nd is the harness from the VR6, and the 3rd pic is the bay with the harness in it (look on right side).

      they fully cleaned up the harness while it was out, made any necessary repairs and fixes to make it nice just in case something happened in the future, and installed it along with the 3 pedals for the transmission swap.
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      05-08-2012 10:22 AM #264
      wow im impressed! it looks better than new

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      05-08-2012 11:54 AM #265
      Quote Originally Posted by heerschap View Post
      wow im impressed! it looks better than new
      that was the main intent.
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    21. 05-08-2012 07:33 PM #266
      Great progress


      Curious, and I'm sure you already answered this somewhere...Why don't you attempt to turn any wrenches on the car? Super busy?
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      05-09-2012 12:00 AM #267
      and, with all of this tail light bantering, TayMK2 went to remove the lights today for me, and the whole custom stereo box in his car was actually built blocking access to the tail lights. so they have to stay in the car. something we both thought was funny. I have a backup plan though.

      yeah i am busy. I get two days off a week like everyone else, those days are normally thursday/Friday. But the car business doesn't have set hours and i typically cannot leave on time. Plus the shop where the car is at is about 45 miles from my house, so its not easy to get there before or after work.

      I did remove the interiors from both cars, which i was able to do in my driveway, but all of the other stuff, i would literally slow the other guys down if i was there "helping". Believe me i have a ton of interest in how all if it comes apart and goes back together, but logistically it isn't very possible for me.
      plus the people on the East coast and midwest have cold winters to build their cars for months. In Arizona it never gets bad during the winter, so we really don't have "down" months.
      I bought the Cabrio January 1st, and it will be done to leave for Wuste on May 31st. That is 6 months, but i didn't own the GTI until early February. So the timeline is incredibly condensed and add on top of that it couldn't be worked on every day. One of the guys working on it is a full time technician, and the other guy has to also work on other cars at the shop.

      what is getting done in that short period of time:
      vr6 swap
      trans swap
      full air suspension install
      paint color change (shaved trunk, fenders, engine bay, new bumpers, grill, moldings, handles)
      interior converted to all black
      front and rear seats re-upholstered along with shift boot and e-brake boot
      brand new OEM top
      New headlights, fog lights, intake manifold, oil pan, shift knob, rebar, core support, maintenance parts
      16" Gotti wheels with color matched centers, repolished lips, new hardware, straightened barrels, new tires
      strip window tint, apply new tint, get hood and front bumper, mirrors clear bra'd
      9 weeks of the car being at the paint shop
      full wire harness swap retaining all features of both the GTI and the Cabrio (taking a lot of brain power)
      5 lug conversion with GTI brake swap
      new tie rods, ball joints, control arm bushings, strut mounts
      Non-ABS conversion
      re-route power steering and fuel lines, coil pack relocate
      install new Headunit and speakers
      install sound deadening all over the place
      install new carpet
      new exhaust with down pipe (found out it was cracked today)

      That is what i can think of off the top of my head. there are a ton of other smaller things i didn't list.
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      05-10-2012 04:47 PM #269
      hey brian,

      its been many years since we spoke {flamesuit on}probably since nopi back in the early 2000....

      always loved your gti and glad to see you back and loving on this current project of yours....

      take care,
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      05-10-2012 07:03 PM #270
      Brian... pictures... asapolonious.
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    26. 05-11-2012 01:31 AM #271
      i wana see pics of the vr going in

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      05-11-2012 02:51 AM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      hey brian,

      its been many years since we spoke {flamesuit on}probably since nopi back in the early 2000....

      always loved your gti and glad to see you back and loving on this current project of yours....

      take care,
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      Nash i do remember you, even when you came to Ohio for Midwest Massiv i think too.

      and Tony. keep your asplodious to yourself there pal .

      The 5 lug conversion and axle swap was completed today, and the wire harness is almost done i've been told. and Jason is taking a ton of pictures he said but isn't sending them to me so he can upload them in batches on Facebook.

      The goal is to have the engine in by Saturday, and then Sat/Sunday is the air suspension install.
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      nothing major to see, but its another thing complete.
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      05-11-2012 04:21 AM #274
      Nice build love that color !

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      05-11-2012 11:55 AM #275
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      are these the ones you are talking about?
      they are $95 from BFI
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      05-11-2012 01:11 PM #276
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      1of5000
      are these the ones you are talking about?
      they are $95 from BFI
      doooo eeeeeeeet, i think those will look great.
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      05-12-2012 12:37 AM #277
      Do work son. Cabrios unite. Maybe see you in Cali when it's done. Remember to keep it simple don't do to much. I'm one to talk. LOL
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      05-12-2012 01:30 AM #278
      yeah your car isn't too much hahaha its badass though.

      it will be simple and classy for sure, but still stand out.
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      05-12-2012 09:11 AM #279
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      1of5000
      are these the ones you are talking about?
      they are $95 from BFI
      They appear to be the ones.

      I think they'd work on your car.
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      05-12-2012 10:25 AM #280
      unfortunately the only place i can find them is from BFI and they are out of stock and i need something within the next 2 weeks to be here at my door but don't want to spend a bunch of money.
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