Im waiting for the beetle thread lol Awesome work.
Decided to whore a little
New wheels. MSWs. 15x7 et22. I really think she needs to be a little lower, but after the ABA swap, that oil pan is sitting wayy to low. (hence the 15s)
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Car is great, however, the car would overheat on a hot day sitting in traffic. This is one of the thing I wanted to tackle this winter. So I picked up a Scirocco radiator and an extra slim fan. Pics of my work:
Current setup(running too hot):
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After years of saying I would, I finally bought this tool. SOO glad I did
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Here is the difference between the Mk1 rad and the Scirocco rad:
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Since I have more space, I added an additional fan. Yes, I realized when I got home that I bought the wrong size fan. So now I have a 12' and a 10' fan. As long as it works, Im happy
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Made a new bracket to hold it in place:
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Here is the end result. Hopefully there will be plenty of cooling power! Since the Rocco rad comes out on a 45 degree angle, I had to use a Mk2 hose to turn it back into the Mk3 piping. Also replaced the lower rad hose with a Mk2 hose (had a custom one in there before).
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more than likely just air in the system that was causing the overheat before imo. Its not the first time ive heard that from aba swaps.. It more than likely folks not used to how the ABA likes to be "burped"
You will get used to massaging that top hose soon enough.
Weather is getting nicer and Ive been back at it with ma Cab. I recently got a B5 Passat and thats been keeping me busy. Trying to get it that was I want.
So the Cab hasnt started since last season. I figured it was the starter (I was using the original mk1 starter) And/or the battery. So I replaced both, but she still wont start. Noticed that the spark wasnt getting to the plugs. Turns out the timing belt was very loose so I think it jumped timing. A few nights ago, I retimed the enitre thing. Also replaced the rotor and cap. The cap had a huge gouge in it and there was a small amount of corosion. Still nothing..
I think the gas might be stale. Its been sitting for a while. Anyway, Im hopeing to get her running this weekend. (fingers crossed)
Heres a list of what I have in store for this season:
1) New paint job. Same color. I am a big fan of Tornado Red
2) New trans with taller 5th.
3) Minor wire tuck (while I have the trans out)
4) Finish deleting the coolant bubble
5) Thermostat and water pump. I think its stuck closed
till next time
Time to start the paint prep. Shes scheduled for the paint booth memorial day weekend!
Started with the fenders:
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Probably gonna polish the bumpers:
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Fenders are pretty much done. Moved on to the front end. It is a MESSSS
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Tried using a slide hammer to pull some of dents but it didnt work so well. Ended up popping them out from behind. Maybe thats why theres all those little holes on the back of the front crossbeam? hmmm.. Anyway it worked pretty good:
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Getting it all straightened out and sanding progress:
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Im on my 3rd round of Bondo right now, but I dont have a any pictures yet. Its a ridiculous amount of work getting this thing to look good. I have considered getting a new front rad support, but I dont have the correct type of welder for it. Its gonna be tough getting this done for Memorial Day weekend. Im moving as fast as I can
Really wanna finish the front tonight. Bought this filler. Heard good things about it..
Here's how the front looks after 3 light coats of filler. I marked the low spots to hit again :
Finally got some primer on the front end. A few more spots to fill but 80% there..
Also started on the doors. Passenger side had a good amount of rust forming under the paint. So ill have to fill this a little too..
I'm really bad at taking progress updates. Once I get in the zone I just plow ahead. Anyway here's a small update..
Almost done with the rear quarters. Welded the runing light holes and decided to smooth the seams:
I was planning on getting her in the paint booth this weekend, but I dont think I will. I dont wanna rush it. Its been very huimid and the filler im now using (Tigers Hair) takes a loooong time to fully cure. I still have to finish:
Sanding and filling the back
Run another layer of filler over the rear quarter seams
Finish the drivers door
Finish the hatch
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