Making it lighter eh? hmmmmm
I'd like to keep the sunroof and put back the A/C and radio, so "some" extra weight is reasonable IMO.
No "real" work today so I hope the get a lot done on the car.
'Later dudes and dudettes
2010 Sportwagen TDI
Today I didn't have to go to work so I got a lot done. No repairs, just remove a part, catalog the part, put the part away, repeat, and repeat some more.
Here's where it's at:
Back end cleared out of every wire, screw, and clip:
Keith earning dinner (you didn't think the rascals lived here for free, didja?):
As expected, once the body kit came off, my "rust-free" car turned out to have plenty of free rust The arches have a few spots like this, and some bondo:
The passenger fender was perfect, but the driver fender has this on the bottom:
Thankfully the A pillar underneath looks great:
I'll fix the rotted areas with Duct Tape. Meh. It'll be hidden under the body kit...
JUST KIDDING, I mean don't worry, I won't use the grey tape, I'll use red so it'll look great
The car still runs *insert throaty 16V sound here*, it's easier to move around this way:
Tomorrow I have to work, but if I have time, I'll label and organize more of the wiring. Thursday I hope to get the sunroof apart and lay it out somewhere safe from curious little fingers, in such a way that it may someday be reassembled and it working order
Thereafter, the mechanicals will come out.
Toodaloo, good night
Last edited by echassin; 03-13-2012 at 08:59 PM.
i hate finding rust in hidden areas to, except mine was under half an inch of dam bondo
some dam PO thought he was a body man and tried to fix it himself
I do need some sheetmetal though:
Cowl patch (no rot, but a hood latch failure bent the driver corner badly)
Lower driver fender
Both rear arches
Both rear inner arches?
All of these parts could be patched, but I would prefer stamped stuff.
Now, this is the part where I have to eat Crow (I can hear the snickering already...):
I see people obtaining new metal, and I see people cutting off parts of shells for each other, but I didn't pay any attention to sources, because I'm a cocky Bastard and figured a rusty car would never find its way here (*infer apology* that's the best I can do ).
Yeah, I got to fix the little rust spots on the inside on the fender well on the back driver side, but I can't get any wire wheels back there, so I'm going to use this stuff that you put on rust and it stops it dead in it's tracks, a good friend of mine used it on a couple of his muscle cars years back and hasn't had any problems since
Big day tomorrow as I start to remove the mechanicals.
Today I organized the spaces into which I'll store everything. I'm trying to do this in a way that doesn't disrupt the flow of daily life around here, and doing the whole car at once (as opposed to rolling restorations) sure takes a lot of space!
I also did a little work on the car, the steering column and relay panel are out, and I organized and tagged all the harnesses:
So now the interior is almost done being stripped. The electricals are so tangled that I won't be able to pull them out until the engine bay is also cleared. My hope (fantasy?) is the do the electrical sytem a bit neater than VW did it, I mean sheesh, what a mess!
I started a bit in the engine bay too. The fan shroud appears to be from an 8V car, it's quite a bit narrower than the radiator and it was only anchored on one side Oh well, I guess a PO did what it took to keep the car running, kudos for that
The battery tray is perfect, meaning that unless the underside of the car surprises me, the rear arches and the one fender are the only bad spot on the car:
Well those and the hood and this damaged area of the cowl, from an apparent latch failure:
More to come
Eric, this is the source I see most frequently for sheet metal:
A brief look around showed me no Scirocco-specific parts, but I suppose that depends on what stampings were used amongst the Mk1s. Either that or my poor reading and website navigation skills failed me.
2010 Sportwagen TDI
That's the site I've seen mentioned, but a search for "Scirocco" yielded no results. Zero. Nada. None
I'm beginning to get concerned...
Any of my problem areas could be reconstructed, but even a great metal worker (which I'm not), would end up using some filler, which y'all may have surmised by now, I don't like...
Hopefully there's a good skin donor out there somewhere.
I know its a pain, but if you can brush up on your German, (or use babelfish)
You can get some nice parts out of Germany...
Shipping might be a bit costly, but these are the Shizz, for body repair sheetmetal...
Browse through that store, or use e-bay.de with babelfish translator
Early W/C NLA and performance parts: www.tech-53.com
@ Fred: My wife's a Kraut so maybe she can help me. Unfortunately her car vocabulary is limited even in english (anything drivetrain is "engine", all glass is "window" )...
@ Chris: Cincy maybe?
@ Jake: I see you lurk here as well, hope to make this one entertaining for all
Today I'm keeping it short, it's beautiful out and I wanna goof off with the boys. I did get the suspension and exhaust off, and the tank out:
The bottom looks pretty good:
The only rot was where part of the fuel system rubbe the trunk floor for 25 years, it's not near any edges so another piece of red Duct Tape and it should be good as new :
The always too far away to be usefull Swede stands up and waves his hand.....
Klokkerholm is a Danish company that also has a facility here in Sweden. I'll see what I can dig up in part numbers and information for you.
Mk2 Rear corners:
Sadly that seems to be it for the mk2, for the mk1 they list heaps of stuff:
Shouldn't be undoable to find a shell to cut the wanted parts from tho.