CW mkv + Whit Alphards =
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 )
looking great! lovin' the rear view mirror!
for a (somewhat) local hopefully will see ya around this year