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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 build thread

    1. Member heerschap's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 11:22 PM #226
      nice build! its a shame to see that ginster being dismembered too looks like its in better shape then mine .

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      04-28-2012 12:41 AM #227
      believe me, that ginster isn't in good shape. a big dent on each side, rust in the gas cap area, and other damage.
      its a great donor, and it sounds like the remaining shell is going to be made into a 1/4 mile car or something. and it gets it out of my hands quickly when its a rolling shell. the guy doing the paint guy is going to take the GTI as part of the payment.

      so today i picked up a used tectonics exhaust with borla muffler, and my new OEM grey cloth top and dropped that with a bunch of other stuff off to Parts Score that is doing the labor.
      we have been told that the car will leave the paint place tomorrow around noon and be at the shop shortly after that. the paint has taken 2 weeks longer than expected because of some unknown hail damage, and fender roller delay, and other work the guy had to do.

      so as of now we will have less than 5 weeks to get it all together, running, assembled, air'd out, and top installed. the hard thing is that it can't be worked on every day because of time and job constraints for the two guys doing the work.
      I have confidence it will be done and have been assured that it will be ready for Wuste.

      oh and i picked these up today but there are some drips and runs and some light areas and i'll have to get them fixed Monday.


      16x9 Gotti J55 because the 1552 wheels won't be available in time.

      oh and i just got the stupid corvette emblems off the center caps. going to have a custom vinyl logo of some type made for them.
      Last edited by VR6 NRG; 04-28-2012 at 01:49 AM.
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    3. 04-30-2012 08:37 AM #228
      Are those wheels stamped Gotti or Etoile??? I have a set of Etoiles (pre-Gotti Gottis, basically) but they have those same stampings on it with the shooting star (which is Etoile's emblem).

      Really cool man.

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      04-30-2012 09:37 AM #229
      I check this thread everyday, love the build!

      Thanks for all the inspiration, when I first bought my Mk3 it was to get me a car til I could find another Mk2. watching this build has me working on my 3 and actually enjoying it.

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      04-30-2012 12:17 PM #230
      the moment and pictures i have been waiting for, for 8 weeks now




      the car will get towed to Parts Score today and the painter will let the guys know there some details, and even offered to help out with reassembly of some stuff.

      the color is IMO freakin amazing.
      I am so happy right now its not funny
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      04-30-2012 01:14 PM #231
      Im so jealous Brian it looks great! I dont even feel worthy to have my car next to that.
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      04-30-2012 01:41 PM #232
      Quote Originally Posted by Danny@C2Motorsports View Post
      Are those wheels stamped Gotti or Etoile??? I have a set of Etoiles (pre-Gotti Gottis, basically) but they have those same stampings on it with the shooting star (which is Etoile's emblem).

      Really cool man.
      actually they aren't stamped with really anything, just that shooting star, no offset or any other markings on the back either. the center caps had the Corvette logo on them which i've since removed. Now i have to figure out what to do with the center caps. have a vinyl logo of some sort made and put on them, not run them at all, or rock them grey (but one is cracked and looks bad).
      any suggestions.


      and tony your Jetta is super sick and I'll gladly park my car next to yours man.
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      04-30-2012 04:52 PM #233
      What fifteen52 wheels you doing?

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      04-30-2012 05:36 PM #234
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2driver View Post
      What fifteen52 wheels you doing?
      not doing the 1552 wheels anymore. the ones i wanted won't be available in time so i had to go with a plan B. 16x9 Gotti J55A's that i found locally and thought would look cool on the car for now.
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      05-01-2012 08:16 AM #235
      Looks amazing... I need to find a Cabrio!
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      05-01-2012 10:06 AM #236
      Yeah man this is looking great. Can't wait for the final product.
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      05-01-2012 11:25 AM #237
      thanks guys. I am getting stressed because of the time crunch to put it all together.
      I leave May 31st to make the 4 hour drive to Vegas for Wuste2012. Lots to do in 30 days but i have huge confidence in all that are doing the work.
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      05-01-2012 01:50 PM #238
      cant wait to see this in person
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      05-01-2012 10:06 PM #239
      Apparently a good amount was done today as far as body trim, door handles, and window regulator

      And I missed out on a black boot cover for the top. Still looking for one.


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      05-03-2012 11:44 PM #240
      I finally got to see the car in person today. It is at Parts Score, the shop doing the mechanical work.

      the pics will show it's current state. Jason that is working on it was up until 2am this morning pulling the dashes out of both the GTI and the Cabrio so both cars look like a bomb went off.

      I have to say, in person, the color is AMAZING!!! Josh the painter will need to come back and wet sand/ buff it out after most of the mechanical work is done, but overall the car looks amazing. His welding and smoothing can't be detected and the quality of the paint work is awesome. he really did a good job and the extra time he had it was worth it.

      onto the pics
      Thats my TT in the background.






      and a video with some lame narration
      Last edited by VR6 NRG; 05-03-2012 at 11:46 PM.
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      05-04-2012 12:12 AM #241
      Wow looks amazing.
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      05-04-2012 02:09 AM #242
      any suggestions on tail lights?
      i don't like the all red, and i could use the ones from the GTI but the drivers side has about a 2" crack in it.

      what would look good on this color?
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      05-04-2012 02:58 AM #243
      all clear
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      05-04-2012 06:48 AM #244
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      all clear
      i second the all clears. always my option next to all reds.
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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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