i love that nardi wheel. it would look awesome in my black/red-themed mk3.
Just picked up a new camera, so here are a couple quick new snaps. I added the new oem chrome strips upper and lower in the front, and a new rear upper. The rear lower is the one that was on the car when I bought it and is still in decent enough shape. I also, bought a second set of tails from the junkyard and make my own all reds using testors candy apple red and clear paint from a local hobby store. There was plenty of wetsanding, masking and buffing involved to get them to look this haha.
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http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/176853951/ES294295/ -upper front
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/176853951/ES294296/ -lower front
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/176853951l/ES294297/ -upper rear
176853951M - lower rear is NLA
Spent a good chunk of the afternoon messing around with this, my roommates '77 Datsun 280z. He got it with the head and just about everything else sitting in the trunk
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Thanks for all the nice comments!
As for my long term "dreams" some new paint would be nice, the pictures hide many of this cars defects. I've been playing with the idea of a false floor. A ce2/aba swap would be really nice as well.
Oh, and that 280z that I posted a photo of. Well we got that running this past weekend. Here is a clip of it with just a header.
Thanks for the comments guys! Not a whole lot has changed, but I do have a few little things in the works here is a picture of what I'm working with at the moment.
My friend Mike(84MK1RabbitGTI) and I got to work with his new powder coating setup on an old g60 valve cover that he wasn't using anymore. What you are looking at is a transparent copper powder being sprayed over a gloss black base. The 2 horizontal lines and the VW emblem were taped off with a special high temp tape( which isn't kind of a pain to work with). The taped edges were a bit harsh for my taste so instead of polishing the remaining raw aluminum we attempted to spray a chrome powder on those areas instead, this didn't exactly fix the problem So we are currently figuring out the next plan of attack...
Once we get this figure out though. I will install it along with a cleaned up big valve head with new TT springs, lifters and 266 cam. As well as a raceland header that I have had sitting around for quite some time now.
Nice! I can't wait to try my eastwood gun out, need to save some money for a bigger compressor and an oven first though
FS - OZ M-191 Center Cap - http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post77384355
Diesel Dub Club #38 || Euro Style || MK2 Militia ||
oven for $10! Other than that besides the eastwood setup he picked up the big red harbor freight enclosed sandblaster. It gets the job done but it's pretty garbage. It leaks media out of very single crevice like it was built for that purpose haha.
Not much of an update really, but my car wasn't really in love with the flares/door moldings. I know this because it decided to eject the front driver side flare mid-drive. After a couple weeks I couldn't find a replacement so I just decided to get rid of it all
I picked up a GTI spoiler today form the junkyard for $8. Cut the 3 posts off of it and stuck it to my windshield with some 3m tape.
So here is how it sits at the moment. Tomorrow I start a new job that pays better than any job I've ever had before, so hopefully I can start following though with a few more of my plans!
I'm currenty gasket matching a head my friend had laying around his house. It's a big valve head, so it should be a moderate upgrade(probably won't notice haha) to the head in my car now. Gonna bring it to a shop to get re-surfaced and steam cleaned hopefully on tuesday. I'd like to have it in my car and all done in a weeks time. More updates to come shortly!
I posted a photo months ago of my G60 valve cover being powdercoated, it didn't come out quite as expected so we are re-doing it. The plan is wrinkle black, but now I'm thinking maybeee wrinkle red? Anyone have thoughts on this?
Also, 4 or so months ago I posted a photo of my roommates datsun, well MANY changes later it finally moves, still needs some stuff but it's not looking to shabby.
Some progress has been made, not as quickly as I hoped but progress nonetheless...
New TT springs
Not so new TT 268 cam(or so research tells me... haha) and Cam Gear
And my freshly resurface head and valves that I cleaned all the crud off of.
More to come soon!