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    Thread: My new daily build thread

    1. Member OGSDUB's Avatar
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      03-11-2012 03:33 PM #1
      Built a couple cars in the past few years but I figured to share my enjoyment with a thread so here we go.

      1995 GTI with 133K

      Bought the car on 2-25-12 and started work on 2-29-12.

      What came with the car is a set of stock wheels with some summer tires, set of winter tires and wheels, core OBD2 motor and a set of party seats.

      -probs. with the car

      RUST
      bad front struts
      all 4 wheel bearings
      starter
      ABS speed sensors
      both fogs lights
      pass side headlight
      brakes
      missing top rocker moldings
      and a few little things that you always find.

      Car
























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      03-11-2012 03:46 PM #2
      Get that rust out immediately. especially in the strut towers !
      "What Goes Around Is All Around"

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      03-11-2012 03:55 PM #3
      This is where I'm at on the car so far.













      1st run of parts









      OBD2 motor with 75K on it.















      power washed motor, trans, k-frames and comp. engine bay.



      more work / parts are on the way!

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      03-11-2012 03:58 PM #4
      good progress
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      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

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      03-11-2012 04:19 PM #5
      nice new motor

    6. 03-11-2012 10:10 PM #6
      I'd like to see what you do to the rusty frame rails.
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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      03-13-2012 03:09 PM #7
      well its been a busy last couple days for me with ordering parts but I have 2 of many parts here now.

      OBD2 computer and harness.





      tonight I'm gonna get the rest of the welding of the rails done. *crosses fingers*

    8. 03-13-2012 05:01 PM #8
      I wanna see the bottom of the car. Get it on a lift
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      03-14-2012 09:43 PM #10
      So I got some more work done last night and tonight.





















      AND I got some of my presents today














      OH p.s. if you are ordering hard mounts from BFI you will be waiting a while They are on back order right now. I order mine on Sunday and Sat. was the last day people could get them till their supplier gets more of them made.
      Last edited by OGSDUB; 03-14-2012 at 10:03 PM.

    10. 03-14-2012 10:18 PM #11
      Which coils are those?
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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      03-14-2012 11:21 PM #12
      niiiice
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      only on vortex, could this turn into a argument.
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      03-14-2012 11:51 PM #13
      coils look like joms. just got some, they ride nice!
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      I'm never selling my mk3. The only way you're gonna get it away from me is if you steal it or wreck it.

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      03-15-2012 12:44 AM #14
      Nice I have a black 95 also sept mine didn't come with the leather backseats and door cards Good luck with the rust!
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      03-15-2012 08:31 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      Which coils are those?
      They are some cheap a$$ JOM's deff. not my 1st choice for coils but I really couldn't say no to brand new coils shipped to my house for $346.17

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      03-15-2012 11:41 AM #16
      Watching
      I am a Vortex build addict, click the link below to check out my builds and join in on my addiction:
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      03-15-2012 11:48 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by OGSDUB View Post
      They are some cheap a$$ JOM's deff. not my 1st choice for coils but I really couldn't say no to brand new coils shipped to my house for $346.17
      whered you find them for that price?

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      03-15-2012 12:04 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6dubnut12 View Post
      whered you find them for that price?
      I got the homeboy hook up and the last set the company had. I can tell you this it was not in the USA.

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      03-15-2012 02:20 PM #19
      Whats the rubber hose for in the 42dd pcv kit ?
      Last edited by Uncle_Jesse; 03-15-2012 at 03:08 PM.
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      03-15-2012 03:03 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle_Jesse View Post
      Whats the rubber hose for in 42dd pcv kit ?
      I was thinking the same thing last night. I don't know but I'm sure I'll fig that out or in the stash of mk2 / mk3 parts it goes.

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      03-17-2012 04:47 PM #21
      so more work / parts / presents / updates

      I got the engine bay done as far as I'm going to go on it.











      I also got the right rear wheel arch knocked down and cleaned up. I just wanted to put the rust in check in this area since I'm gonna roll the fenders / quarters and toss the flares on.























      Spare engine crossmemeber and sway bar that I got. I'm thinking I'm gonna get it sandblasted and painted or powdercoated.

      So the welded skid plate on the oil pan didn't work out since the pan got too hot from the welding and shrunk the pan. I got @ a 1/4 of an inch to go and it hits the pump so I'm trashing that idea and got a used Mason Tech skid plate that I scooped up from a friend.





      I love WI we don't have to worry about emissions on older cars




      and more parts



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      03-17-2012 08:40 PM #22
      look good man! keep up the good work..

      I myself bought a vr6 golf for myself not to long ago for my daily project. mines a 4door tho

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      03-17-2012 08:46 PM #23
      Good start. You going to turbo it?
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      03-18-2012 04:51 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Good start. You going to turbo it?
      I'm thinking about it that's why I went to OBD2 but I would 1st have to sell this though



      I did buy this car to replace the S but I dunno what I'm gonna do yet.


      These hard mounts are really slowing this build up

      Anyone got some new ones of these that they are willing to sell to keep this moving forward?

      http://store.blackforestindustries.c...imopomoki.html


      So more cleaning up today


























      I do have a little touch up in some area's I missed but I ran out of paint.

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      03-18-2012 06:53 PM #26
      Looks good
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    26. 03-18-2012 11:03 PM #27
      I bought and installed one of these. Regret not taking it off and sending it back. Fits like total ****.

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      03-18-2012 11:11 PM #28
      I saw the OBD2 and figured a turbo was in mind.
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      03-22-2012 02:13 PM #29
      well its been a slow couple days here for me but I do have some updates.

      I did get a ODB2 automatic harness so I've been on the hunt for a manual one but I should have one later today that a friend and I are gonna trade for my OBD1 that was in the car.

      Waiting on the poly hard mounts that are STILL on back order. this is really the only thing slowing me down at this point and it is getting frustrating!

      I got the K-frame sand blastblasted



      I ditched the sway bar since the ones that I have are pretty worn out so I bought a new one from VW



      I did get a few new things for the car this last few days though.

      g60 trans mount



      camber bolts



      and exhaust


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      03-22-2012 04:28 PM #30
      well I got the other harness from my friend and its an OBD1

      back on hunt

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      03-23-2012 04:02 PM #31
      man obd2 harness got it!



      poly mounts are now back in stock again hope to get some work done next weekend

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      03-23-2012 04:48 PM #32
      Looks like a solid build. I envy your garage space

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      03-23-2012 05:11 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by X37 View Post
      Looks like a solid build. I envy your garage space

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      Thanks I'm givin it hell. This is not my garage, I'm doing the build at my work.

      I didn't want to do another build in my garage again and have to park outside all summer again.

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      03-25-2012 01:36 PM #34










      Should have powder coated the cross members what a pain to get in all the nooks and crannies



      Screw it these are gonna get sandblasted also since I can't get in the corners

    34. 03-25-2012 02:16 PM #35
      I sandblasted my subframe and have been really happy with how it turned out. It does let you get into the corners and crannies.
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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