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    Thread: back yard jetta build (masdubate)

    1. Member DubLuv1's Avatar
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      04-27-2012 03:49 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Yeah but this dude seems really into it. He looks like the "You live and you learn" type of guy. Sometimes correcting your mistakes by trial and error gives one more self satisfaction.
      good observation right there
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    2. 04-27-2012 04:13 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Yeah but this dude seems really into it. He looks like the "You live and you learn" type of guy. Sometimes correcting your mistakes by trial and error gives one more self satisfaction.
      And sometimes leaning out the A/F on a motor and destroys it rather quickly.

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      04-28-2012 08:06 PM #103
      got the bay in primer

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      04-28-2012 09:02 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      And sometimes leaning out the A/F on a motor and destroys it rather quickly.
      Isn't that why the A/F gauge is there? To let you know that you are running lean. AKA Fix what needs to be fixed and keep it in the green.
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      04-28-2012 09:04 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      got the bay in primer
      That looks stellar for a backyard DIY. Why pay 3500 for a bay when you can do it yourself. It might not be perfect but when done will look better than a stock bay.
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    6. 04-28-2012 11:32 PM #106
      Did you do anything to reinforce the frame rails after cutting out the structural pinch weld?
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      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
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      04-29-2012 07:58 AM #107
      Why didn't you cover up the subframe, steering column, and take out your suspension? It would have taken another half an hour. I just hate seeing people spend all this time to make their bay "nice", yet take so many shortcuts. It's the little things like that that stick out and just ruin it.

      You're making good progress though, keep it up.
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      04-29-2012 07:12 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      Did you do anything to reinforce the frame rails after cutting out the structural pinch weld?
      ANSWER THIS! you must at least put us all at ease! even if you are lying! haha seriously though.

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      04-29-2012 08:01 PM #109
      I put a really hot weld down both sides then jumped on the frame rails and they did not crack so I think it's good

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      04-29-2012 10:32 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      I put a really hot weld down both sides then jumped on the frame rails and they did not crack so I think it's good
      You didn't tell us you were a structural engineer! Is there an equation to determine the number of jumps you perform in relation to the "heat" of the weld you put down?

      But really, that was an awful idea, you should probably start looking for a new shell.
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    11. 04-29-2012 10:55 PM #111
      I'm ok with your project except for that. You jumped on the frame to decide if it was strong enough? What about the load of the motor? Or the load of the motor and suspension as the car bounces up and down on a bumpy road...or WHENEVER?
      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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      04-30-2012 12:42 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      I'm ok with your project except for that. You jumped on the frame to decide if it was strong enough? What about the load of the motor? Or the load of the motor and suspension as the car bounces up and down on a bumpy road...or WHENEVER?
      VR6 Torque > than a bear jumping on the frame rails.
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      04-30-2012 07:31 AM #113
      This is somehow reminding me of shadows shaved bay

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      04-30-2012 01:03 PM #114
      just got done spraying the bay turned out ok

    15. 04-30-2012 01:09 PM #115
      I'll say it did, minus the overspray on the subframe.
      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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      04-30-2012 01:20 PM #116
      I think everyone should consider this is a back yard build. Taking this into consideration its 10x better than most the crap builds on here. OP great job for working with what you have
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      04-30-2012 01:39 PM #117
      pretty good

      but I still wouldve taken the subrframe and the horn off atleast, but hey you pulled the engine

    18. 04-30-2012 01:44 PM #118
      Considering that a typical build thread now is coils, wheels, and 7 pages of jacking off, this is actually pretty good.
      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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      04-30-2012 02:07 PM #119
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    20. 04-30-2012 02:26 PM #120
      Good job

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      04-30-2012 02:35 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.Quick View Post
      I think everyone should consider this is a back yard build. Taking this into consideration its 10x better than most the crap builds on here. OP great job for working with what you have
      Well said. This thread delivers on exactly what is promised!

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      04-30-2012 02:49 PM #122
      after seeing this i am afraid to really check my car for rust spots! good clean up though!
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      after i seen that i got the idea to pull the carpets and found this
      passenger side back floor

      drivers side back floor

    23. 04-30-2012 03:06 PM #123
      That's a little extreme, but fairly typical.
      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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      04-30-2012 03:22 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      That's a little extreme, but fairly typical.
      the rust? i have been checking mine and haven't found anything bigger than a penny. like half that size actually. what are the best places to look for rust? once i get another car for a dd i will pull everything out derust and paint

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      04-30-2012 03:37 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by mk3jet4life View Post
      the rust? i have been checking mine and haven't found anything bigger than a penny. like half that size actually. what are the best places to look for rust? once i get another car for a dd i will pull everything out derust and paint
      strut towers, rocker panels, trunk lid, the floor boards around the drain plugs.

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