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      03-13-2012 10:31 AM #26
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      looks good!
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      Trully great work there buddy!!!

      Anxious to see it lowered with the new wheels/tyres fitted
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      03-13-2012 11:04 AM #27
      So now that i have some time on my hands I can explain a lil bit how I managed to get these beautiful played ass rims for free Here's how it happened.

      I bought these wheels off a good guy down in VA. We were gonna meet uo right after thanksgiving to make the deal in person. the more we talked we realized it would be just as much in gas and time to meet up then it would be just to ship them. So he tells me $1600 shipped via paypal.I says no problem. I was looking for wheels for quite sometime and had a hard time making my mind up on which direction I wanted to go in. I actually inquired about these wheels a month prior or so when he first posted them. So I was pretty lucky they were still for sale when I bought them. They are actually 5x100 so no spacers are needed. I can deal with the freshly painted gold centers for a lil while. eventually i'd like to go black with gold bolts or all silver But either way. I thought these rims were a steal so I went for it and had them shipped here.
      Needless to say I was waiting all day and had been tracking them the past 3 days. I knew I had to be home to sign for them because of the value of the package. well the day they were supposed to show up I waited til 2 pm and had to leave for work. My wife was home til 4 but they never showed up I ended up getting a email at 10pm saying that it was confirmed delivery and signed for I didnt understand since nobody was home. Then i find out my neighbor signed for me. Which was great he did, since he saved me another day of waiting and hassle. I'm not sure if it was the fed ex delivery guy or my neighbor that put the 2 boxes on my porch. I'm also not sure if the damaged happened there or in the truck on the way since it was in the back of the truck on the bottom of everyone elses packages. but either way I open the boxes (2 rims per box) with lots of extra protection around the lips and between the wheels. I have to try and dig up the pics but the one box you could see was dirty on the side. So i think what happened was when the truck was in motion the one pair of wheels kept rolling back and forth and rubbing together. eventually the padding started to rip and tear and the lips started to rub. there was also a lil tear in the box where the lip met together. so i took pics and sent a email to the guy I purchased them off of and asked if this is how they looked before he shipped them out. He wasn't to happy to see the way they looked, though it really wasn't to bad. It was still bad enough not to be happy. So we filed a claim and sent some pics to fed ex. About a month later

      in the end i guess they werent exactly free but....... I paid like $55.86

      After that I pulled the wheels up and cleaned them up a bit. they came out really nice and gave them some character so i decided to let them be. So if anybody ever notices it and asks about the lil bit of nicks on the lips i can then explain that, thats the reason they only cost me $56 After I got the check and cashed it in, it ended up paying for my coilovers and a year supply of bacon
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      03-15-2012 12:24 AM #28

      just got some things in the mail today nothing major but I hope to install soon, along with finishing up some small fine tuning on things i already did. Mainly still trying to figure out why my bi-xenon kit isn't switching over from high to low but with a diagram i've been looking at gave me some ideas of what I might have missed. So if time allows me to give the wiring a look tomorrow before work Ill be super happy I either missed something to hook up or I was sent the wrong harness While I'm in there checking out what ever is going on with the hid's I'm going to install these led's I got for my parking lights
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      03-15-2012 05:20 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      So now that i have some time on my hands I can explain a lil bit how I managed to get these beautiful played ass rims for free Here's how it happened.

      I bought these wheels off a good guy down in VA. We were gonna meet uo right after thanksgiving to make the deal in person. the more we talked we realized it would be just as much in gas and time to meet up then it would be just to ship them. So he tells me $1600 shipped via paypal.I says no problem. I was looking for wheels for quite sometime and had a hard time making my mind up on which direction I wanted to go in. I actually inquired about these wheels a month prior or so when he first posted them. So I was pretty lucky they were still for sale when I bought them. They are actually 5x100 so no spacers are needed. I can deal with the freshly painted gold centers for a lil while. eventually i'd like to go black with gold bolts or all silver But either way. I thought these rims were a steal so I went for it and had them shipped here.
      Needless to say I was waiting all day and had been tracking them the past 3 days. I knew I had to be home to sign for them because of the value of the package. well the day they were supposed to show up I waited til 2 pm and had to leave for work. My wife was home til 4 but they never showed up I ended up getting a email at 10pm saying that it was confirmed delivery and signed for I didnt understand since nobody was home. Then i find out my neighbor signed for me. Which was great he did, since he saved me another day of waiting and hassle. I'm not sure if it was the fed ex delivery guy or my neighbor that put the 2 boxes on my porch. I'm also not sure if the damaged happened there or in the truck on the way since it was in the back of the truck on the bottom of everyone elses packages. but either way I open the boxes (2 rims per box) with lots of extra protection around the lips and between the wheels. I have to try and dig up the pics but the one box you could see was dirty on the side. So i think what happened was when the truck was in motion the one pair of wheels kept rolling back and forth and rubbing together. eventually the padding started to rip and tear and the lips started to rub. there was also a lil tear in the box where the lip met together. so i took pics and sent a email to the guy I purchased them off of and asked if this is how they looked before he shipped them out. He wasn't to happy to see the way they looked, though it really wasn't to bad. It was still bad enough not to be happy. So we filed a claim and sent some pics to fed ex. About a month later

      in the end i guess they werent exactly free but....... I paid like $55.86

      After that I pulled the wheels up and cleaned them up a bit. they came out really nice and gave them some character so i decided to let them be. So if anybody ever notices it and asks about the lil bit of nicks on the lips i can then explain that, thats the reason they only cost me $56 After I got the check and cashed it in, it ended up paying for my coilovers and a year supply of bacon
      Wow, talk about luck and score of the decade!!!


      Did you get the adjustable strickers in the end?
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      03-15-2012 03:04 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Wow, talk about luck and score of the decade!!!
      Did you get the adjustable strickers in the end?
      Yeah I got pretty lucky I pm'd the guy I bought them off of to see if he still had the pics I sent him of the damage so I could post it. If he doesn't I'll take a close up of them now and you can see what happened.

      As for the strikers, I did get the adjustable ones. It only made sense after you guys explained that if I got the others there might still be some play in the handle. Homie don't play like that looks like they will be fun to install
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      03-15-2012 03:16 PM #31
      clean c im hating on ur fogs though lol cant afford them right now do you have it all the way dropped in the rear?
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      03-15-2012 05:01 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by MK3WOLF View Post
      clean c im hating on ur fogs though lol cant afford them right now do you have it all the way dropped in the rear?
      Thanks for positive feedback! Not dropped in the rear at all. I have to replace my rear spindle on the driver side and finish up some grinding to fit the mk4 rear calipers on. Then give her a proper alignment and see how low she will go
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      03-16-2012 03:40 AM #33
      nice good luck
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      03-16-2012 01:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      After I got the check and cashed it in, it ended up paying for my coilovers and a year supply of bacon
      You must not eat a lot of bacon....

      eff I have a problem
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      03-16-2012 03:23 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterazn View Post
      You must not eat a lot of bacon....

      eff I have a problem
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      03-24-2012 10:52 PM #36
      So im really trying to figure out why now my parking light on my driver side is not working? It was working fine before i replaced the bulbs with ledsand now


      also if you notice in previous pics my fogs which were replaced with hid's were working and now...... NOT idk wtf is going on besides it is a VW but seriously all of the above problems were not a problem a week ago any ideas? the fuse for the fogs are fine. I am gonna check the wiring again. I did not notice a fuse for just the parking light. please correct me if I'm wrong
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      04-02-2012 12:35 AM #37
      well this weekend i pulled the C into my father in laws garage and tried to fix my passenger side door sriker seriously that can get a lil complicated. My brother came out to have a extra set of hands. needless to say after taking the door apart and getting the handle out the striker just fell out in pieces. I should have did some research before jumping into trying to fix it. But i didn't and while in the middle of trying to fix it I googled it and realized it was something I wasnt sure if I had the hands for so I think I'm gonna call my local shop up and see what they say about fixing it for me. While the door panel was off i figured I'd hook up my front door speakers. Some Infinity's that OP sold with the car. they look like they will be pretty sweet once I hook up my radio. To my suprise the old factoty speakers were still in pretty good shape.

      After having no success with acomplishing anything on my car I just wanted to test fit my Kamei grill and grill spoiler. I didn't want to install the grill yet until I can figure out what the problem is with my driver side parking light. But any who I just wanted to share the pic cause i think it looks awesome. I was a lil sketchy at 1st of the mesh grill and all opionions are always appreciated


      Also just got in the mail the rest of my parts from Zeblor to finish up some things. I picked up a new rear spindle cause mine was shot. I also picked up a brand new lower front spoiler so i can fix that saggy lip freshen up that front bumper
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      04-02-2012 08:07 AM #38
      Like the Kamei grill spoiler, I would paint it red tho
      Can't comment on the grill cause its hard to see what it actually looks like from your pic

      Have you seen this thread regarding the stricker issue:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...NSTRUCTIONS***

      Based on that^^, it doesn't look to difficult to change it...


      Car looks good man You need a hood bra now, lol
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      04-05-2012 04:04 PM #39
      ^^ My brother was suggesting to me to paint the kamei grill spoiler too, but I think it would look silly painted red with my CF hood I'm just waiting to put the hood on for now.

      Yes I did check that thread out the day we were working on it but it was too late. I disnt have the proper tools on me. After you posted this thread I read it again a lil more s l o w e r this time around and it made a heck of a lot more sense. So I'm shooting on trying to fix if tomorrow along with installing that grill spoiler and my lower bumper grill then on Saturday I hope to finish up a couple more things and I will be driving her daily after that.

      This weekend or later in the week I'll try to get some better pics of the grill it self. From what I could see I likes the look much better then I thought. I might later on paint part of the rad support black so it's not so noticeable behind the grill. Also I'm gonna look into getting the grill powder coated or painted? I'm not sure yet. I was leaning on getting it powder coated black and installing a fresh new kamei emblem.

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      04-06-2012 01:47 AM #40
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      ^^ My brother was suggesting to me to paint the kamei grill spoiler too, but I think it would look silly painted red with my CF hood I'm just waiting to put the hood on for now.

      Yes I did check that thread out the day we were working on it but it was too late. I disnt have the proper tools on me. After you posted this thread I read it again a lil more s l o w e r this time around and it made a heck of a lot more sense. So I'm shooting on trying to fix if tomorrow along with installing that grill spoiler and my lower bumper grill then on Saturday I hope to finish up a couple more things and I will be driving her daily after that.

      This weekend or later in the week I'll try to get some better pics of the grill it self. From what I could see I likes the look much better then I thought. I might later on paint part of the rad support black so it's not so noticeable behind the grill. Also I'm gonna look into getting the grill powder coated or painted? I'm not sure yet. I was leaning on getting it powder coated black and installing a fresh new kamei emblem.

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      04-06-2012 02:00 AM #41
      Any word on where you got the Grille from?

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      Any word on where you got the Grille from?
      I got the grill from a member here on vortex who was hording it for years and never got around to putting it on. As far as the PO and I know of its absolutely the only one around. Thats why i paid a lot of $$ for it and also the same reason if I ever get in a situation that I need to put food in my kids mouths I will sell it but as of right now I have no kids and I plan to rock it for a lil while If you or anyone else can find one I would love to know of it. Otherwise I like to say its one of kind
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      04-06-2012 10:36 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...NSTRUCTIONS***

      Based on that^^, it doesn't look to difficult to change it...


      Car looks good man You need a hood bra now, lol
      What a fun filled day I had today Today the the striker was replaced by me and a lil help from my brother and a few I reread this thread you posted here slowly this time and had all the proper tools and got er done. the diy helped a lot, but we had a real hard time getting the pin out. So after drilling and drilling gradually increasing the bit sizes I started getting a lil scared and popped up a help wanted add on the fb group and got some quick suggestions and a lil bit of everyones suggestions I used and completed the job. In the end the only thing a lil different that we did then the diy was after drilling and drilling some more it felt like for ever we practically drilled the whole pin out. then took a push pin and hammered the lil bugger out the rest of the way. here is a pic after the install


      after getting it installed it just needed a lil adjusting now she opens up like she was just pulled off the lot 19 years ago. well that is after I lubed her up
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      04-06-2012 10:38 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      I got the grill from a member here on vortex who was hording it for years and never got around to putting it on. As far as the PO and I know of its absolutely the only one around. Thats why i paid a lot of $$ for it and also the same reason if I ever get in a situation that I need to put food in my kids mouths I will sell it but as of right now I have no kids and I plan to rock it for a lil while If you or anyone else can find one I would love to know of it. Otherwise I like to say its one of kind
      As a bonus, if your Corrado breaks down you can start a fire and use the mesh of the grille to roast some roadkill. Function>Form

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      04-06-2012 10:47 PM #45
      Also today I offically installed the kamei grill spoiler. this thing was brand new and not even a hole drilled into it yet. came in the original packaging also. I had gotten it from the same guy I bought the grill from. the grill isn't bolted in yet cause I still need to get in and around that area to fix some things, but for now I have it sitting in place



      hopefully a lil better pic? maybe you can see the grill a lil better now. Aslo just want to mention that I plan on painting part of the rad support black so it's not so noticable.

      before all of that I installed black cabrio visors and a balck dome light/ sunroof switch I just purchased from vw sporting. looks sweet It makes me think twice about going with a black headliner now. I think it looks good just with the black visors and switch. we will see though I'm sure ill change my mind I always do
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      04-06-2012 10:48 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      As a bonus, if your Corrado breaks down you can start a fire and use the mesh of the grille to roast some roadkill. Function>Form
      LL true! I do lve cooking on the grill
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      04-07-2012 12:47 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      What a fun filled day I had today Today the the striker was replaced by me and a lil help from my brother and a few I reread this thread you posted here slowly this time and had all the proper tools and got er done. the diy helped a lot, but we had a real hard time getting the pin out. So after drilling and drilling gradually increasing the bit sizes I started getting a lil scared and popped up a help wanted add on the fb group and got some quick suggestions and a lil bit of everyones suggestions I used and completed the job. In the end the only thing a lil different that we did then the diy was after drilling and drilling some more it felt like for ever we practically drilled the whole pin out. then took a push pin and hammered the lil bugger out the rest of the way. here is a pic after the install


      after getting it installed it just needed a lil adjusting now she opens up like she was just pulled off the lot 19 years ago. well that is after I lubed her up
      Good job buddy


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      hopefully a lil better pic? maybe you can see the grill a lil better now. Aslo just want to mention that I plan on painting part of the rad support black so it's not so noticable.
      Still not a fan of the meshed grille but to each his own

      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      ...before all of that I installed black cabrio visors and a balck dome light/ sunroof switch I just purchased from vw sporting. looks sweet It makes me think twice about going with a black headliner now. I think it looks good just with the black visors and switch. we will see though I'm sure ill change my mind I always do
      Definately black headliner
      I hate it ho mine looks with black visors/dome light and oe "tan-ish" headliner


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      As a bonus, if your Corrado breaks down you can start a fire and use the mesh of the grille to roast some roadkill. Function>Form
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      04-07-2012 07:52 PM #48
      Today I replaced my lower bumper grill it looks awesome! Took away all the sagging in the front. Now all I need is a spoonfed 70 mm lip while I had the bumper off I rechecked all my wiring for the hid's to the fog lights. Still couldn't find the problem to be honest I haven't checked my fuses yet, but that is one of my next steps as I plan on replacing all the old withering fuses that are breaking when I previously tried to pull a few out. I also realized how beat up my front bumper is I have a spare black bumper I planned on using later on when I give it a respray. The only thing that worries me will be taking that new lower grill back out with out breaking it

      Also today replaced the rear driver side spindle so now I feel like its finally daily ready. Along with adding the 2 rear tone rings and then adjusting the rear coils to a proper ride height. That's is with the stock speedlines and the balloons tht are on them still didn't get the proper alignment but that will hopefully come by the end of te month when she goes in for inspection and run the e brake cable.

      I'll post some pics soon of the lower grill and how she is sitting now that she got her as$ end dropped
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      04-08-2012 09:44 PM #49
      here i some pics of the visors and new domelight/ sunroof switch


      New Lower bumper grill I really need a spoonfed lip ohh so soon.


      lowered the rear. its 1 1/4'' higher then the front. im sure I'll be adjusting the ride height again when the new wheels are installed.


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      04-08-2012 09:49 PM #50
      Today I gave her a bath before going out to the family easter gtg and on the way home i decided to do a lil photo shoot
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