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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 build thread

    1. Member VR6 NRG's Avatar
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      02-10-2012 11:49 AM #101
      just some more pictures from the engine removal and the GTI interior disassembly. I know none of this is ground breaking, but again i am doing this thread more as a blog for myself than anything.
      these were taken with my GoPro 960


      that's me in the corner, thats me in the spot... light loosing my new enginnnee (REM ref.)

      one of the two brains behind the work "Like" Parts Score on Facebook for more photos of the process

      and the other brain


      and the GTI starts its tear down.




      I pulled the door panels, center console, and glove box that will all be used on the Cabrio. the dash will get removed when the engine comes out. I hope to reuse the carpet from the GTI but it is COVERED in long white dog hair which i don't think would ever come fully clean.
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      02-10-2012 11:57 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      I pulled the door panels, center console, and glove box that will all be used on the Cabrio. the dash will get removed when the engine comes out. I hope to reuse the carpet from the GTI but it is COVERED in long white dog hair which i don't think would ever come fully clean.
      Sweet pics! If you're not going to use the carpet, I'll put it to use! Let me know!

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      02-10-2012 04:54 PM #103
      Vacuum, rubber gloves (attracts/works up the hair), and duct tape you can get it clean!

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      02-12-2012 02:54 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2driver View Post
      Vacuum, rubber gloves (attracts/works up the hair), and duct tape you can get it clean!
      thanks. that will be helpful
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      02-13-2012 10:18 PM #105
      another minor update

      got my JOM 2-bar badgeless grill and BFI .5 motor mount kit all from BFI
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      02-15-2012 10:33 AM #106
      I'm subbing to this for future ideas. I'm thinking about picking up a MK3 cabby this summer..

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      02-15-2012 09:25 PM #107
      Can't wait to see it done! That color is going to be soooooooo sick. Any thought on wheels yet?
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      02-15-2012 09:46 PM #108
      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 09:52 PM.
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      02-16-2012 08:26 AM #109

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      02-17-2012 07:57 PM #110
      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 08:06 PM.
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      02-17-2012 08:27 PM #111
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      02-17-2012 11:25 PM #112
      Sweet find on the parts!

      Can I have the carpet from the GTi?

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      02-19-2012 11:50 AM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Aloha-boy View Post
      Sweet find on the parts!

      Can I have the carpet from the GTi?
      possibly. 2.quick is local to me and asked me when i first got the GTI to give him first shot at parts from it.
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      02-19-2012 04:00 PM #114
      Good score on the 3.5 parts. Just remember to order a new foam piece for the B piller roll bar cover!

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      02-20-2012 12:29 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2driver View Post
      Good score on the 3.5 parts. Just remember to order a new foam piece for the B piller roll bar cover!
      That is what the last picture is of. the 2 pieces that cover the hoop center top and bottom pieces.
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      02-20-2012 12:35 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      That is what the last picture is of. the 2 pieces that cover the hoop center top and bottom pieces.
      You are missing what he's suggesting.. You can buy the foam sticker still through the dealer networks and it adds a certain touch of freshness when the car is completely done.
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      02-20-2012 06:26 AM #117
      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.
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      02-20-2012 11:21 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      You are missing what he's suggesting.. You can buy the foam sticker still through the dealer networks and it adds a certain touch of freshness when the car is completely done.
      in that last photo i posted, the top piece has a like 1/8" piece of foam padding on it is that what you both are talking about? it is the piece that faces the sky when the top is down.
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      02-20-2012 11:41 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      in that last photo i posted, the top piece has a like 1/8" piece of foam padding on it is that what you both are talking about? it is the piece that faces the sky when the top is down.
      Yes - and when they are new they are a very nice touch.
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      02-20-2012 02:35 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      Yes - and when they are new they are a very nice touch.
      Exactly! But to screw the two piece's together you either A. have to stick the screws through the foam or B. Peel the foam off so you can screw them in correctly and then buy the new foam sticker piece to replace the old that you took off!

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      02-20-2012 07:22 PM #121
      gotcha. gracias to both of you
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      02-22-2012 01:02 AM #122
      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.
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      02-22-2012 01:04 AM #123
      bump for the O.G. sequoiainspiration from back in the day
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      02-22-2012 05:22 PM #124
      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?
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    25. 02-22-2012 09:46 PM #125
      Air is worth it...Trust me once you go Air you wont go back to coils ever again

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