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    Thread: 1996 Cabrio VR6 build

    1. Member VR6 NRG's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 12:07 AM #1
      i've started a thread in the MK3 forum about my project
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6-build-thread

      going with this setup
      AccuAir E-level kit
      5 gallon tank
      VU-4
      dual 400cc compressors
      switch speed touch pad
      key fobs
      70amp power wire kit
      AirLift front and rear struts

      The car is at the body shop now in the process of a full color change, new bumpers, moldings, top, interior and more.
      I am swapping everything from a 1998 GTI VR6 with 280k miles on it. really just using the engine, TDI transmission that is in it, and 5-lug swap and black dash from the GTI.



      and this is the inspiration and the color combo i'm going with
      Last edited by VR6 NRG; 03-30-2012 at 12:15 AM.
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      03-30-2012 01:29 AM #2
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      03-30-2012 02:35 AM #3
      1999 baby mad OG right here
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      03-30-2012 05:55 AM #4
      This is very similar to the original intent Of my cabby. The blue grew on me and I chalked up paint. And still never did the vr.

      Good luck! Look forward to it!

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      03-30-2012 08:36 AM #5
      wow thats gunna look sick cant wait to see progress
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      04-04-2012 05:24 PM #6
      just a few updated crappy cell phone pics cause everyone loves pics
      This is the air tank with the first traces of Ipanema brown anywhere on the car...
      i had him paint the eXo mounts in gloss black too.



      the pics were taken in a small room without much light but i was told when out in the sun the color looks amazing.
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      04-04-2012 07:14 PM #7
      Where are you putting the tank?
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      The sound is literally like if you put your head in a toilet bowl, pursed your lips, and said "oooooo".

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      04-04-2012 09:05 PM #8
      Prominently displayed in the trunk. The Cabrio trunk is so small anyhow I may as well use it up.
      The optima battery will go in the spare tire well.
      With the exo mounts being used I want all that stuff to be seen and not hidden.
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      04-04-2012 09:31 PM #9
      thats the issue i have with mine, i wanna still use my trunk cause i use my cabrio alot for vacations but there is no good place for a tank. i might just go with a small 3 gallon and hope for the best.

      looks good so far, i cant wait till i get a chance to start working on mine and get a bigger turbo in it.
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      The sound is literally like if you put your head in a toilet bowl, pursed your lips, and said "oooooo".

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      04-05-2012 01:55 PM #10
      this car will be a 2-3 day a week driver so i don't really need the trunk. I have a 2012 TT coupe to drive every day and 2 other roommates cars in the house if anything needs to be hauled around.

      so losing the trunk space wasn't a big concern for me. i have the back seat if i go on a short trip to put ****
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      04-05-2012 04:17 PM #12
      when i painted my tank, i had a hard time putting the exo mount on the tank without scratching the hell out of it. I hope you dont have the same issue.

      looking good though!

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      04-05-2012 07:11 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ering2010 View Post
      when i painted my tank, i had a hard time putting the exo mount on the tank without scratching the hell out of it. I hope you dont have the same issue.

      looking good though!
      i didn't think of that. i will try and line the under side of the hoop brackets with sticky felt or something
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      04-07-2012 07:04 PM #14
      some minor picture updates

      air tank finally out in the sun. lordy this is a gorgeous color



      and the GTI started getting taken apart today


      and i was just texted this picture the engine is out. new Euro Enginuity reinforced oil pan and 2.9L clone fully polished manifold will go on tomorrow.

      thats all for now
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      05-07-2012 11:09 PM #15
      figured i would update with some pics.
      this coming weekend the AccuAir system is scheduled to be installed.

      but for now it looks like this



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      05-09-2012 02:15 PM #17
      I like where this is headed

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      05-09-2012 03:56 PM #18
      Reminds me of Matt Crooke's old ride. (Color)


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      05-10-2012 01:43 PM #20
      there are similar colors for sure, but i don't think anyone has used this exact color for their car, at least here in the US.
      Ipanema Brown metallic from Audi's Exclusive catalog.
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      05-10-2012 01:47 PM #21
      For sure, just a similar color, love the car though!

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      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      there are similar colors for sure, but i don't think anyone has used this exact color for their car, at least here in the US.
      Ipanema Brown metallic from Audi's Exclusive catalog.

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      05-11-2012 01:30 AM #22
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      05-13-2012 02:14 AM #24
      No thread jacking.

      Today they got the trunk floor and the air tank/compressors/ wiring all mocked up and floor done for the trunk.
      I went to the shop after for about 40 mins to check it out and also got a broken side mirror fixed.
      The engine bay is just about ready to put the engine in and wire harness is done and ready

      As for the rear lug conversion. AFAIK it's just the rotors that make it 5 lug. We used all the parts right from fthe GTI.
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      05-14-2012 03:54 PM #25


      the air install is 90% done. all of the wires, air lines, trunk setup, and hardware are done. Only things left are the struts and e-level sensors.

      Wednesday the engine goes in along with the battery and then test it all out.
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      05-18-2012 11:36 AM #26
      greatest texted pictures EVAR!!!



      Air system is up and operational as of 1am this morning. these guys are working their butts off for sure. What am awesome experience with everyone that has worked on the car so far.
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      07-19-2012 01:51 AM #29
      the progress has slowed some but the paint is all finally done,
      e-level
      interior install
      and motor running are the biggest tasks
      got some new pics today though



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      07-19-2012 06:57 PM #30
      I really like the color scheme. Great work!
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