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    1. Member rwett131's Avatar
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      05-01-2012 10:37 PM #26
      Beautiful. Exactly what ive been trying to get started for ages
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      05-02-2012 12:16 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 09:17 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 09:27 AM #29
      looking good man

      cant wait to see it on the road
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      05-03-2012 10:45 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 10:52 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 10:58 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 10:59 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 01:03 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 01:06 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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      05-04-2012 01:13 AM #36
      How did you young guys start getting into taking apart and putting together cars? When I grew up we lived in a nice house in the suburbs where no one I knew had a car they worked on so I never knew anyone to impart any knowledge on me and and have pretty much lived my whole life not knowing crap about what makes a car run other than engine basics. Getting my head into vw engines a little lately with the bentley and my well taken care of by the last dude mk2 Jetta. I don't want to take it apart and screw anything up and don't have many tools to try. I should at least try and change my oil myself though. Would like to be able to change the timing belt myself too but it is daunting to get at. Lately it has been making louder belt noises when it first starts and I'm not really sure how to figure out where it is coming from (and again afraid of making it worse by even touching anything).

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      05-04-2012 08:26 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      How did you young guys start getting into taking apart and putting together cars? When I grew up we lived in a nice house in the suburbs where no one I knew had a car they worked on so I never knew anyone to impart any knowledge on me and and have pretty much lived my whole life not knowing crap about what makes a car run other than engine basics. Getting my head into vw engines a little lately with the bentley and my well taken care of by the last dude mk2 Jetta. I don't want to take it apart and screw anything up and don't have many tools to try. I should at least try and change my oil myself though. Would like to be able to change the timing belt myself too but it is daunting to get at. Lately it has been making louder belt noises when it first starts and I'm not really sure how to figure out where it is coming from (and again afraid of making it worse by even touching anything).
      The biggest thing I have learned is that you cant be afraid.. If it doesnt go right you try again if something breaks in the process so what you learn something. Of course no one likes paying for mistakes but when its over it doesnt really matter. Believe me i dont have much experience either. Just start out little, and dont be scared

    13. 05-04-2012 10:17 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      How did you young guys start getting into taking apart and putting together cars? When I grew up we lived in a nice house in the suburbs where no one I knew had a car they worked on so I never knew anyone to impart any knowledge on me and and have pretty much lived my whole life not knowing crap about what makes a car run other than engine basics. Getting my head into vw engines a little lately with the bentley and my well taken care of by the last dude mk2 Jetta. I don't want to take it apart and screw anything up and don't have many tools to try. I should at least try and change my oil myself though. Would like to be able to change the timing belt myself too but it is daunting to get at. Lately it has been making louder belt noises when it first starts and I'm not really sure how to figure out where it is coming from (and again afraid of making it worse by even touching anything).
      I didn't really know much about cars until I was 18ish. Then I really started fixing everything on my own, mostly because I don't trust anyone else to do it right or to be fair. These forums have really helped me out and the best experience you can get is hands on. Give the timing belt a shot, take it slow and learn while your doing it. Once you get it done, it will seem super easy to you.

      Op- car is looking great.
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      05-04-2012 03:55 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenWagen View Post
      I didn't really know much about cars until I was 18ish. Then I really started fixing everything on my own, mostly because I don't trust anyone else to do it right or to be fair. These forums have really helped me out and the best experience you can get is hands on. Give the timing belt a shot, take it slow and learn while your doing it. Once you get it done, it will seem super easy to you.

      Op- car is looking great.
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      Yeah you bet I will be doing some hardcore forum surfing in the process. As an added bonus I should be able to identify exactly what aftermarket cams are I am running at that point I think. At this point I'm honestly not even sure what the "timing belt" is. The Bentley doesn't seem to refer to it exactly that way but I am thinking it is the belt that runs the overhead cams under the plastic cover?

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      05-13-2012 09:33 PM #40
      got started on the headliner and replaced the deteriorating cloth on the sunroof seal with velvet

      taping the old junky crap that was broken into pieces







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      05-13-2012 09:36 PM #41
      the car actually started to idle a little on its own but after sitting for a week it wont do anything. Im starting to get very agitated.

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      05-13-2012 10:36 PM #42
      Keep in mind that the headliner adhesive wont stick to that duct tape.

      Id cover it wither masking tape or anything with a textured/pores material.

      Well at least i don't think it will stick. Mine didn't. Good luck

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      05-17-2012 10:07 PM #43
      While everyone is leaving for sowo I get to stay home and work on my headliner




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      05-18-2012 07:42 AM #44
      looks good man
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      05-25-2012 01:00 AM #46
      mk4 brakes!!! Finally on

      My crappy rigged up line

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      06-10-2012 09:32 PM #47
      I finally got it out of the garage




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      06-30-2012 10:58 PM #48
      so I found out that the previous owner put a cis distributor on it.. so I put a digi one now it runs a lot better but is not dying after I drive it for about 20 mins after it warms up I guess.. I figured it was a sensor because it wouldn't after I let it sit for awhile so I replaced the blue sensor and it is still doing the same thing. anyone have any ideas. it's digi2 btw

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      07-01-2012 09:57 PM #49
      headliner done

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      07-01-2012 10:15 PM #50
      Headliner looks great!! I'll be following this closely...
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