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    Thread: My $300 coupe

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      03-26-2012 08:13 PM #1
      I got my coupe a month ago. not running. When I eventually got it running it had a real bad knock. So I decided to get another motor and rebuild. this will be my first mk2, first 8v and first rebuild by myself.

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      03-26-2012 08:21 PM #2
      I like it (y) Love brown/goldish mk2's

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      03-26-2012 08:42 PM #3
      looks good for $300, what wheels are those?

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      03-26-2012 08:48 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ncbrock View Post
      looks good for $300, what wheels are those?
      13" mini cooper mini lights. I took them off and gave them back to the PO. too low for me haha
      Last edited by cll2993; 03-26-2012 at 08:52 PM.

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      03-26-2012 09:46 PM #5
      nice find

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      03-26-2012 09:58 PM #6
      Where are people finding these cheap coupes?? I need one to start my build

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      03-26-2012 10:22 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by i am the volkswagoneer View Post
      Where are people finding these cheap coupes?? I need one to start my build
      I got lucky

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      03-26-2012 10:30 PM #8
      hating its life


      smoke!!

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      03-26-2012 10:56 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      13" mini cooper mini lights. I took them off and gave them back to the PO. too low for me haha
      Wtf??? Could have sold them for what you paid for the car itself. Maybe a tad more.
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      03-26-2012 11:14 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub'd86 View Post
      Wtf??? Could have sold them for what you paid for the car itself. Maybe a tad more.
      theyre worth $900 he was asking $800 for the car with the wheels i said take thee wheels ill give you 300

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      03-26-2012 11:30 PM #11
      I got down the street and the trailer tire blew out
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      spent about 2 hours wire wheeling it to get it this clean
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      think i may have had some coolant in my oil
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      almost clean
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      primed
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      blackk
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      the motor out of the car
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      the head on my rebuild motor was too warped to resurface so i ended up having to resurface the original one and using that

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      03-26-2012 11:58 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      theyre worth $900 he was asking $800 for the car with the wheels i said take thee wheels ill give you 300
      Ahhhh got ya. Looks like a nice score.
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      03-27-2012 11:51 PM #13
      Got it all honed put the crank in got the rings and rod bolts on and found out that the rod bearings GAP sent me dont have the oil hole..
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      cut most of the ridge out
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      This really scares me
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      04-02-2012 01:18 AM #14
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      04-02-2012 09:04 AM #15
      Good work!

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      04-02-2012 10:03 AM #16
      nice car man love the wheels, not a bad little project
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-03-2012 07:55 PM #18
      Nice find man.

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      04-16-2012 05:28 PM #19
      before cleaning
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      after (clean enough)
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      This is how I got the stupid exhaust manifold clips on
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      In!!
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      The bigger brakes
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      04-16-2012 07:47 PM #22
      looking good

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      04-16-2012 07:53 PM #23
      thanks guys.. Its nice to hear something positive Ive got alot of crap from people for this build because im only 19 and people think im incapable of actually getting it done.. Also i finally now have everything that I need for my vr swap

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      04-16-2012 09:45 PM #24
      Great car, progress looks really good.

      I also always wonder how people are getting these deals

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      05-01-2012 11:10 PM #25


      its sputtering but diees after 20 secs.. I lost the booster vac line so i think that may be the cause

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      05-01-2012 11:37 PM #26
      Beautiful. Exactly what ive been trying to get started for ages
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      05-02-2012 01:16 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      thanks guys.. Its nice to hear something positive Ive got alot of crap from people for this build because im only 19 and people think im incapable of actually getting it done.. Also i finally now have everything that I need for my vr swap
      I used to hear this too. I wasn't lucky enough to find a 300 dollar car tho and then school got in the way (no garage or at home)

      Had to wait some time but finally doing something similar. Keep up the good work bud
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      05-02-2012 10:17 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      I used to hear this too. I wasn't lucky enough to find a 300 dollar car tho and then school got in the way (no garage or at home)

      Had to wait some time but finally doing something similar. Keep up the good work bud
      yeah im in the same boat. Im in school have no place to work on it so i work on it on the weekends at my grandparents house.

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      05-02-2012 10:27 AM #29
      looking good man

      cant wait to see it on the road
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      05-03-2012 11:45 PM #30
      I have always used this as motivation to prove everyone wrong. The more people doubted the more determined I was to prove them wrong.
      Keep up the great work and dont let them get you down!
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      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      thanks guys.. Its nice to hear something positive Ive got alot of crap from people for this build because im only 19 and people think im incapable of actually getting it done.. Also i finally now have everything that I need for my vr swap

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      05-03-2012 11:52 PM #31
      Good job Cody! I believed in you Now come get this VR6 swap out of my driveway!

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      05-03-2012 11:58 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by msrwerks View Post
      I have always used this as motivation to prove everyone wrong. The more people doubted the more determined I was to prove them wrong.
      Keep up the great work and dont let them get you down!
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      This

      Always love to see the look when they say "I didn't think you'd be able to do it"

      Keep up the good work
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      05-03-2012 11:59 PM #33
      Looks like a nice find! Love that color too. Don't let anyone get you down on it either. I (19 too) get that a lot, but its always fun to prove them wrong.

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      05-04-2012 02:03 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by A2brb View Post
      Good job Cody! I believed in you Now come get this VR6 swap out of my driveway!
      yes tio be there soon

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      05-04-2012 02:06 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      This

      Always love to see the look when they say "I didn't think you'd be able to do it"

      Keep up the good work
      and then when your "slow" vw takes a dump on their car

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