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    Thread: The Third Times A Charm: 1991 Gti Build

    1. Member brandon0808's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 09:38 PM #36
      Rushed the bay this week & got it finished. I wanted a textured finish to hide as much as I could and get my car on the road asap I miss the sound of it so much.

      Anyways on to the pics, I should of taken a bit more time in a few places but if it bothers me enough it can always be done down the road.





      I have to respray my subframe this weekend and finish prepping my windshield frame for paint whenever I get to that. Also want to order a few parts before I put my engine in so hopefully I can do that within a few weeks.

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      04-20-2012 01:17 AM #37
      yoru cars gonna be done before joshs and billys lol

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      04-20-2012 09:29 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by kemeny03 View Post
      yoru cars gonna be done before joshs and billys lol
      yeah i doubt that..

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      04-20-2012 09:40 AM #40
      love the rs's there lookin good cars comin along pretty good
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-21-2012 12:57 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by vwfotos94 View Post
      yeah i doubt that..
      well may\be just joshs lol

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      04-21-2012 02:50 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      love the rs's there lookin good cars comin along pretty good
      Thanks, I still have a few things do to before the car is back on the road.

      - Order new tie rods, a few exhaust gaskets and the corresponding hardware, brake lines, a windshield and seal.

      - Finish the body work on the lower windshield frame and paint it.

      - Clean up engine/ trans and install everything.

      I'll finish up the Rs's in between everything and order tires once the car has been on the road for awhile and all the bugs are worked out. I plan on refreshing up the faces and polishing everything 100% next winter.

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      04-22-2012 10:44 PM #43
      keep up the good work, looks nice
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      04-23-2012 08:32 AM #44
      whats left to do doesnt sound to bad

      how hard is it to put the window in urself???
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      04-29-2012 10:51 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      how hard is it to put the window in urself???
      I'll let you know as I plan on doing it myself, I already have a windshield but need to pick up a new seal.

      Anybody have input on a windshield seal? I'm either going to get one from NashTdi or one from MK1autohaus on ebay. Any input?

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      04-29-2012 10:56 PM #46
      So I ordered some parts from GAP on Friday and today I finished my windshield frame. Really happy with how it turned out seeing as how I have 0 auto body/paint experience. The color seems perfect so far I just want to wet sand it tomorrow and give it a final coat.

      In primer

      Wet sanded

      Paint





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      04-30-2012 01:30 AM #47
      I spy a mk1 in that first pic

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      04-30-2012 08:03 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by brandon0808 View Post
      I'll let you know as I plan on doing it myself, I already have a windshield but need to pick up a new seal.

      Anybody have input on a windshield seal? I'm either going to get one from NashTdi or one from MK1autohaus on ebay. Any input?
      what kinda seal are you going with a non glue one or a glue in one
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      04-30-2012 11:44 AM #49
      joshbuilt*

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      04-30-2012 12:01 PM #50
      looking pretty good. You'll be able to tell how close the paint matches when it's all back together in the sun. It's not a very big part though so even if it's off a little it won't be very noticeable.

      I just got mine resprayed as well

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      05-02-2012 10:09 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by canexrabbit View Post
      I spy a mk1 in that first pic
      Yes you do it's a fairly clean diesel rabbit my friend is replacing a head on.

      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      what kinda seal are you going with a non glue one or a glue in one
      A non glue seal from NashTdi on the forums I believe.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwfotos94 View Post
      joshbuilt*

      Quote Originally Posted by EsotericRR View Post
      looking pretty good. You'll be able to tell how close the paint matches when it's all back together in the sun. It's not a very big part though so even if it's off a little it won't be very noticeable.

      I just got mine resprayed as well
      Thanks! From what I can tell so far it matches pretty well. Are you happy with how yours turned out? Any pictures /progress with the car lately?

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      05-02-2012 10:17 PM #52
      Parts came today! Installed some of them plus my brakes and cleaned up the front H&R ultralows.

      New ball joints, tie rods, boots, different steering rack(looped), rack bushing, wheel bearings and hubs, strut mounts and bearings.

      Still need to install all new exhaust gaskets to go along with my ported exhaust manifolds and stainless TT downpipe then finish putting together/cleaning motor and install it.


      Cleaned up transmission.





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      05-02-2012 11:06 PM #53
      In for progress. Really interested in this build.. currently in the process of shaving my mkv bay and I'm the market to start a new mkii project.. right up my alley. Nice work thus far
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      05-03-2012 04:39 PM #54
      nice bay

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      05-03-2012 09:14 PM #56
      Very nice progress. I like how the paint turned out for the windshield frame.
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      05-06-2012 10:55 PM #57
      Thanks for the comments everyone.

      Met my goal of getting the engine in this weekend. I installed all new exhaust gaskets and hardware, TT stainless downpipe, new clutch/flywheel hardware since it had to come off to get the engine on the stand, and picked up some new rain gutter/drip rail plastic clips for re-installation. If anyone has any input on installing them it would be appreciated. On to the pics!






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      05-06-2012 11:23 PM #58
      looks good!
      you put that in all by yourself?

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      05-06-2012 11:25 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by vwfotos94 View Post
      looks good!
      you put that in all by yourself?
      Thanks for the help that front rebar was kicking my ass

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      05-07-2012 09:22 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by brandon0808 View Post
      Thanks! From what I can tell so far it matches pretty well. Are you happy with how yours turned out? Any pictures /progress with the car lately?
      Man, that thing is coming along! Wish I could help ya on the drip rails, but I opted to leave mine in for the respray because I couldn't find any to replace mine with. Mine are in decent condition and I didn't want to wreck them. I've patched a couple of dry rot tear sections with Permatex rubber sealant though.

      As for pics I only have a couple right now here. I've got a new wheel to put in and a couple of smaller things that I haven't taken pics of yet.
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      05-07-2012 11:55 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by brandon0808 View Post
      Thanks for the help that front rebar was kicking my ass
      anytime ! but yeah that rebar almost hit me in the head a couple times

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      05-07-2012 10:13 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by vwfotos94 View Post
      anytime ! but yeah that rebar almost hit me in the head a couple times
      right in the dome?

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      05-09-2012 09:58 PM #63
      Few progress pics from today. New spark plugs installed. Cleaned up my intake manifolds. Valve cover. Corrado trans brace. 2 New axles installed.

      Just waiting for payday so I can buy new brake lines, alternator which I broke yesterday , battery relocation stuff, few misc items from junkyard, and my windsheild seal.

      Billy threw his fender on Kind of makes it feel more like a car again, the fenders have been off way too long.














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      05-09-2012 11:29 PM #64
      Color matched stuff looks good

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      05-10-2012 08:43 AM #65
      cars lookin just sexy
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      05-10-2012 08:56 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      cars lookin just sexy
      Thank you

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      05-10-2012 08:57 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Ziptied View Post
      Color matched stuff looks good
      You weren't supposed to see it yet lol I covered it up.

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      05-10-2012 10:59 AM #68
      looks great brandon


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      05-10-2012 11:07 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by singlecammer View Post
      which one did i really want on there?

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