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    Thread: My Journey To My First Ever Build Thread - Candy White MKV GTI

    1. Member imbossay1028's Avatar
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      01-23-2012 03:02 AM #1
      This is basically just a place for me to keep track of my progress. The beginning is going to suck but it will get fun.

      Lets start with my vortex journey. I joined roughly 4 years ago because I wanted to sell my busted up front bumper on my mark 4 GLI.


      Two years later I ended with this.


      To be honest I think I liked it better "before" but I learned a lot along the way and met a lot of awesome people and thats what counts.

      I ended up selling my Mark 4 to feed my need for speed and bought this


      The bike was great. It WAS a 2007 Yamaha R6. I was on my way to school taking an uphill right hand turn in my lane when a guy in a suburban decided his text message was more important than staying in his own lane. I ended up on the sidewalk with my bike on top of me. I guess i hit a retaining wall? Apparently the guy got out to make sure I was ok then drove away. NO helmet NO gloves shorts and a t shirt . I was just going to school, less than a mile away. Wear a helmet people.

      In the mist of my friend trying to cheer me up, he decided to give my winter beater a paint job


      good thing it only lasted one more winter 330,000 miles!!! I actually ended up scrapping it and used some of my own cash to buy this for $4,500



      It was a quattro fully loaded with only 150,000 miles on it.

      Then things got fun. It was an audi so of course it had misfires after a couple months of buying it. I replaced all the coils and one day driving down a hill she just decided to fail on me. It needed a new starter, alternator, downpipe, exhaust etc etc. It was so dead i couldn't even jump it to roll the windows up. I didnt have the time to part it out so I sold it to a guy off craigslist for $5,000 roughly 6 months after buying it. Not bad

      That brought me to where I am today. With a lot of searching I found a certified used Candy White Mark 5 Gti. I always wanted one so it was like a dream come true.



      That'll do
      The first picture i took of the car was this, because I felt the need to sell the wheels asap


      A few months after buying it...





      I removed the rear valance, side skirts, smiley, RV mirror, and front lip and sanded them down.


      More to come.

      Ill just update the build in the thread to make it easier.


      thanks for reading!
      Last edited by imbossay1028; 04-22-2012 at 02:29 AM.

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      01-23-2012 10:19 AM #2
      CW mkv + Whit Alphards =
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      01-23-2012 10:21 AM #3
      what a journey. sucks about the motorcycle accident. good choice of color on the mk5

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      01-23-2012 11:09 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by JPmkV View Post
      CW mkv + Whit Alphards =

      I too agree with this.

      I have a CW mkv with white amg blocks for next season

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      // Open Road Tuning
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      01-23-2012 11:27 AM #6
      Wow! you had a nice GLI, (i liked it better before too, and thats too bad about the bike and suburban driver.... something very similar happened to a good bud of mine, some lady in a minivan was texting and plowed into the back of him on his CBR at a stop light. And hell of a deal you got on that TT. I would have snatched it up from you for 5k in a heartbeat. CW mk5 looks good! keep up the good work!
      Engineers do it better.

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      01-23-2012 11:53 AM #7
      i hope the guy in the suburban got sued
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      01-23-2012 12:00 PM #8
      Your friend who did the winter beater paint job, do you think he could
      do some custom paint work on my Jetta?
      there goes the neighborhood.

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    9. 01-23-2012 02:29 PM #9
      I can only imagine the time and effort that went into that paint job.
      Skim.

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      01-23-2012 03:42 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VW SKIM View Post
      I can only imagine the time and effort that went into that paint job.
      Im sure lots of blood, sweat, tears, and alcohol.

      Quote Originally Posted by OEM+ sluts View Post
      Your friend who did the winter beater paint job, do you think he could
      do some custom paint work on my Jetta?
      He isnt cheap
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      i hope the guy in the suburban got sued
      Never saw him again
      Quote Originally Posted by SCIROCCO SPEED View Post
      Wow! you had a nice GLI, (i liked it better before too, and thats too bad about the bike and suburban driver.... something very similar happened to a good bud of mine, some lady in a minivan was texting and plowed into the back of him on his CBR at a stop light. And hell of a deal you got on that TT. I would have snatched it up from you for 5k in a heartbeat. CW mk5 looks good! keep up the good work!
      Thanks, and I hope your friend is ok.

      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post

      Quote Originally Posted by eatonrabbit. View Post
      I too agree with this.

      I have a CW mkv with white amg blocks for next season
      Id love to see!!

      Quote Originally Posted by glifahrenheitcameron View Post
      what a journey. sucks about the motorcycle accident. good choice of color on the mk5
      Thanks, this thread should move pretty quickly so stay tuned

      Quote Originally Posted by JPmkV View Post
      CW mkv + Whit Alphards =
      Cannot wait!

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      01-23-2012 04:22 PM #11
      Quite the journey so far
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      and put your air ride on pu$$y

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      01-23-2012 05:48 PM #12
      Update 1/23/12

      De-badged Rear "GTI"

      Disabled DRL's
      Enabled Keyfob window controls
      Disabled Seatbelt light / chime

      Euroswitch arrived today!

      Picture Update.







      Nice beamer kerry


      More to come

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      01-23-2012 07:38 PM #13
      i dont have any stock photos of my car either. I remember what it looked like though, no need to remind myself
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      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      including jon and his huge ass muscles. not only do i strive to be as kewl as all you guys with your awesome cars. I now have a 10x10 (foot) poster on my wall of jon that i high five every night before I go to the gym. Because greek god.

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      01-24-2012 02:15 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuk It MkV View Post
      SICK

      Quote Originally Posted by jamo smash View Post
      i dont have any stock photos of my car either. I remember what it looked like though, no need to remind myself
      Very true. Ill take pics once I get your coilovers Thats a look I can remember

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      01-24-2012 03:22 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by JPmkV View Post
      CW mkv + Whit Alphards =
      What he said
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      01-24-2012 09:36 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by eyeluvflixs View Post
      What he said
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      01-25-2012 12:30 AM #19
      very nice. please let us know what ur using to paint it?

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      01-28-2012 03:56 PM #20
      Parts are all done! They look great. Cant wait to throw them on the car. Im going to let them sit in my house for a few days but they will be on soon! Coilovers will be on hopefully within the next two weeks








      Also A huge thanks to Kerry for filling my grill holes, sanding it, and repainting it a textured black. looks great Also cant wait to get that on.





      Quote Originally Posted by arismkv View Post
      very nice. please let us know what ur using to paint it?
      We sanded the texture down, cleaned them with lacquer thinner, dusted on primer, wet-sanded them, then re applied primer. Then we taped them off, and took them to a local paint shop for a blast of white and a clear coat. It ended up costing me about 250$ start to finish Looks great.

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      01-28-2012 04:58 PM #21
      Those body panels look great! I like where this is going
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      01-28-2012 11:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketdub144 View Post
      Those body panels look great! I like where this is going
      thanks brother!

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      fifteen52 gengstout illstatic

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      01-29-2012 08:35 PM #24
      Update 1/29

      Got very bored today and decided to throw on the rear valance and the front lip. Both were not very much fun. I ended up just taking the whole rear bumper off and putting the lower valance on inside my house where it was warmer.

      Nonetheless it turned out great. A few chips and paint cracks but they will be touched up this week!

      Cant wait to get the sideskirts on!

      Pictures (First picture is a test fit)









      Nothing too exciting about the front. It will look much better when its lowered.





      Coilovers soon!

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      01-29-2012 08:41 PM #25
      Looks good
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      01-29-2012 08:43 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Looks good
      thanks brother.

      one coming your way

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      01-29-2012 10:15 PM #27
      Looks great! Cant wait to see it with coils
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      01-29-2012 10:24 PM #28
      Lookin good! How much for the tires shipped to 46802?

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      01-29-2012 10:28 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by '05JettaSPE View Post
      Lookin good! How much for the tires shipped to 46802?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...225-45-zr17-95 is the thread. I discovered shipping tires sucks. I can get it done for around 65 bucks total and 90 a tire. But If thats indiana im in wisconsin, we could meet up if you gave me like 30 for gas

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      01-30-2012 01:47 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Kolwala View Post
      Looks great! Cant wait to see it with coils
      me too! even though the panels look good it still looks like a minivan

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      01-30-2012 01:52 AM #31
      just ordered some Lamin-x fog light covers. I ordered them in blue but im already regretting it. Ill probably end up buying yellow.

      Anyway thanks for the support. Heres a picture to end a good day

      (not bad for my iphone )


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      01-30-2012 09:38 AM #32
      looking good so far

      question....how much did you pay for the GTI?.I'm looking for one myself with decent miles in the same color (or black) after my gass guzzling G35 sells
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      01-30-2012 01:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonedgti View Post
      looking good so far

      question....how much did you pay for the GTI?.I'm looking for one myself with decent miles in the same color (or black) after my gass guzzling G35 sells
      i bought it cert. used so it was a bit more. i think I bought it with 45k miles on it for 14k

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      01-30-2012 08:00 PM #34
      looking great! lovin' the rear view mirror!
      for a (somewhat) local hopefully will see ya around this year
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...st-show-thread

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      01-30-2012 10:05 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by illuder83 View Post
      looking great! lovin' the rear view mirror!
      for a (somewhat) local hopefully will see ya around this year
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...st-show-thread
      ill see you at dubs in the valley for sure and maybe some others!

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