I'm subbing to this for future ideas. I'm thinking about picking up a MK3 cabby this summer..
I am waiting for 1552 to release their new wheel in April, i think it will be 17x8 and 17x9 as long as pricing isn't outrageous.
I dropped off the GTI today and it will begin to get work on this weekend.
They will be finishing up the engine bay prep before they start on tearing down the GTI. Then on Monday the cabby will get towed to a media blaster and get the engine bay and some other small area's done to get ready for paint.
So next week it will be dropped off at the painter for the next few weeks.
I also just found someone fairly local with a wrecked mk3.5 with a lot of miscelaneous parts left including both doors (with regs and motors), trunk lid, molding and weather stripping, and some other stuff. It may be worth a days trip to see what he has.
after looking for a window regulator and motor for the passenger side front, it may be worth it just to buy the whole door since it't getting painted anyhow.
Last edited by VR6 NRG; 02-15-2012 at 10:52 PM.
I went up to Cottonwood today to pillage some parts from wrecked M3.5 Cabrio. Henry already got a lot of the interior, but what i came home with i am extremely happy for what i paid for it.
Mk3.5 steering wheel in good shape with airbag, B-pillar pieces in gloss black and rear window struts for my new mk3.5 top
i think ALL of the rubber weather stripping and stuff for around the windows, windshield, and body trim, along with a few other misc. pieces. This was a huge score because all of this stuff is 5 years newer than what is on my car
black carpet. i have the black carpet from the GTI but there is so much dog hair dirt in it, that finding this in very good shape was a huge plus.
This was the biggest piece. My passenger door doesn't have a window regulator or motor which is odd, so instead of getting those pieces, i bought the whole door with those pieces and the glass. no dings or dents. And since the whole car is being painted it being silver is no biggie.
these are the pieces for the "hoop" in the car. they are in better condition than mine and were another extra find.
Last edited by VR6 NRG; 02-17-2012 at 09:06 PM.
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Wish I woulda seen this ealier cause there is a cabrio in a junkyard here in Henderson that has a pretty nice black top and a good trunk and some other parts. And how are the rear door cards in that gti? I may be interested in them and maybe the bck seats and cargo area covers and such.
gotcha. gracias to both of you
big part order night for me.
ordered euro front and rear smooth top bumpers, rebar, core support, vr6 lip, and fogs/turns and also bought a set of nice newer door moldings today as well.
bump for the O.G. sequoiainspiration from back in the day
Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
Von allen je gebauten volkswagens,steht man Kopf über den rest,den mk3 golf VR6
"stop telling lies about me, and ill stop telling the truth about you"...MD.
doing a lot of thinking today whether to go with coilovers from ST/KW or go all out on an air suspension kit. i wanted air on the car from the beginning it's just so damn expensive.
how do other justify the cost of the kit and then the cost of custom labor?
got some great pics of how the car ended up before it went to the media blaster.
I'm not going for a completely smooth bay but certainly one that has been cleaned up quite a bit.
The beginning stage
Passenger side all done
Battery bracket and frame rail before
And all done and ready to be sent to the media blaster (where it is now)
Last edited by VR6 NRG; 02-23-2012 at 03:53 PM.
because it will save a lot of time cleaning out a old engine bay and getting rid of any seam sealer and crud that we don't want.
It won't be too expensive. less than $200
Oh snap!! I had this same conversation with him in real life.. explained that he tripled the cost of his paint job by going back to metal.. I also tried to explain that shave buys are for hot/street rods or trailer queens.. in a car retaining A/C and all the other creature comforts its a waste but it's not my car
Last edited by ..Derek..; 02-23-2012 at 11:55 PM.
to each their own
engine bay was media blasted today then the car was finally transported to the paint shop where it will spend the next few weeks.
the only pic i have. the painter sent it to me.
Last edited by VR6 NRG; 02-27-2012 at 11:47 PM.
so there has been a change of events plans that have transpired in the last few days.
another donor car opportunity came up that would put the end product in a better place once its finished.
I found this local 1995 VR6 Cabrio here on vortex with a lot newer components that i will be able to use for the swap, plus some aftermarket stuff i would have to buy down the line.
So i put the yellow GTI on craigslist on Sunday morning, and a buyer called me today and it will be sold on Saturday.
So later this week i will go buy this.
1995 MK3 VW Cabrio VR6
2.0L Auto > 2.8 11.5:1 VR6 5-speed
ONLY 30,000 since professional build
Most parts have < 10,000 miles on them.
- detailed service records included.
Turn 2 intake
ARP head stud kit
BFI motor mounts
Samco Coolant hose kit
Wietec 60/40 kit
VW Motorsport Heavy duty strut mounts and strut bearings
Zimmerman X-drilled rotors and Zimmerman pads
Falken Azenis RT-615K
Many other new parts:
VR6 radiator, 7mm spark plug wires, Low temp thermostat & fan switch, ISV, intake temp sensor, cam position sensor master cylinder, aux. water pump, crankshaft position sensor, slave cylinder, Late-model strut mounts, HD control arm bushings, tie-rod ends.
... and more...
I give up the TDI trans out of the GTI and some black interior pieces, and 5-lug swap but gaining things like coil overs, exhaust, the vent dash, black leather front seats, and a lot less miles, polished manifold and valve cover, and much more.
its here in Temp, AZ.
it turns out i know the owner of it from back when we lived on the East Coast.
he built this motor and put it in the car, it didn't belong to someone else.