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    Thread: Better Late than Never - AWPower Build Thread

    1. Member AWPower's Avatar
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      04-14-2012 10:57 PM #1
      Im finally making a thread for my car cause I thought if everyone had one why shouldnt I. So I came around to the idea, spontaneously.

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      Future Mods:
      Cut tips and install rear diffuser without cutouts
      1 inch bigger lips and gold bolts

      Here is the car when I first purchased it. Had only 11 miles when I brought it home.





      Got smoked side markers a few weeks later.


      The car was stock for some time just enjoyed it for what it was... then the mods started to come. First mod to be done was given my friend in his GTi my stock side markers and he gave me colored match ones.



      Next mod was a Eurojet exhaust, great exhaust awesome sound. loved it





      Next was to lower the beast, bought Ksport coilover through some persuasion from the infamous Av. and they were the best bang for the buck with the look I was trying to achieve





      I started to work on a little project because I liked the badgeless look. I had an extra grille from when VW replaced the grille to the holeless, clean version. Got the donor grille from BetaOp9. Here is the project and completion. Now the grille is in the possession of MoWsE. I know his car is going to look great with it on.









      I attended SoWo


      After SoWo I was itching for some wheels after seeing a copious amount of modified cars. Some I found these a few weeks later. Wheels are Carlsson 18x8.5 et40


      I planned to strip the old coating off the wheels and try to polish them. The stripping process was tedious and i got very impatient with it and decided to get the wheels sandblasted.


      I started to get to work on polishing



      Continued to polish but in the mean time i was tried looking at the engine spin interior trim so I had a friend that vinyls choose to color match the interior trim





      I found out that I had made a mistake in sandblasting the wheels so I stopped polishing and make the decision to powdercoat the wheels.



      Bought bolts and put the Carlssons on.






      Drove the .:R on the Carlssons for a while. I came to the conclusion that I was tried of a monoblock wheel and wanted a wheel with lips. So I purchased my current wheels.







      I just ordered the rear diffuser and it came in last week, going to get the stock tips cut and put turndowns on and paint the diffuser. Sorry for the lack of pictures of the diffuser havent had much time. Hopefully ill have it all done by SoWo
      Last edited by AWPower; 04-19-2012 at 12:38 AM.

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      04-14-2012 11:02 PM #2
      Love, love, love the futuras.

      Love your car, period. So funny looking at the first pic, where you and I both started. CW
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      04-14-2012 11:20 PM #3
      lookin good man
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      04-14-2012 11:20 PM #4
      Looking real good. Those rims look great !!
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    5. 04-14-2012 11:45 PM #5
      Looks good!

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      04-15-2012 09:09 AM #6
      Looking great Brian , Love the ride height and the wheels

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      04-15-2012 11:17 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Love, love, love the futuras.

      Love your car, period. So funny looking at the first pic, where you and I both started. CW
      Yea Mike our cars have come a long way from what they were. The wheels are pegasus, very similar to futuras.

      Quote Originally Posted by germanbycar View Post
      lookin good man
      Quote Originally Posted by JayUG View Post
      Looking real good. Those rims look great !!
      Quote Originally Posted by sikknasty28 View Post
      Looks good!
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Looking great Brian , Love the ride height and the wheels
      Thanks guys it been a long work in progress to get it to where it is and its not even complete yet.

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      04-15-2012 11:22 AM #8


      Who makes build threads?

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      Car looks great buddy. Love the new wheels.

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      04-15-2012 11:47 AM #9
      Looking good
      OK.

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      04-15-2012 12:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post


      Who makes build threads?

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      Car looks great buddy. Love the new wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by AWhiteRabbit View Post
      Looking good
      Thank you

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      04-15-2012 12:51 PM #11
      Looking good!

      Did you end up selling the badgeless? Looked good!
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      04-15-2012 01:12 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Looking good!

      Did you end up selling the badgeless? Looked good!
      I didnt. I sold the grille to MoWsE. I believe he is going to be installing it soon.

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      04-15-2012 01:20 PM #13
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      04-15-2012 04:33 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Yea Mike our cars have come a long way from what they were. The wheels are pegasus, very similar to futuras.
      lol, I feel like an ass. I didn't mean to mistake your wheels for futuras. I should've known better.
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      04-15-2012 04:44 PM #15
      Simple and clean. oh nice color

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      04-15-2012 04:50 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      lol, I feel like an ass. I didn't mean to mistake your wheels for futuras. I should've known better.
      Its okay dude. The shine doesnt give the best curves of the wheels and make them look like straight spokes. Dont let it happen again

      Quote Originally Posted by ARE30TWO View Post
      Simple and clean. oh nice color
      Thanks . Thats why I have this
      Last edited by AWPower; 04-15-2012 at 04:53 PM.

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      04-15-2012 04:57 PM #17
      Some more pics after polishing and washing today






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      04-15-2012 05:21 PM #18
      Delicious. I love Candy.

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      04-15-2012 05:23 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Delicious. I love Candy.
      I have some free candy in my van if you'd like some...
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      04-15-2012 05:24 PM #20
      hahahhah

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      04-15-2012 06:50 PM #21
      I owned a white car for 12 years. IMHO nothing beats/gets more attention than a properly detailed white car. Looking good buddy!
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      04-16-2012 02:11 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Kzoo View Post
      I owned a white car for 12 years. IMHO nothing beats/gets more attention than a properly detailed white car. Looking good buddy!
      + 1 , I am a sucker for Candy White

      Looks great

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      04-16-2012 02:33 PM #24
      Thanks guys. I try to take care of the paint, white is definitely a pain in the ass to take care of but looks great when done properly. I have to clean the car weekly for the color and the wheel not to get ruined. Im planning on buffing the car for SoWo since its been almost 5 years since I have had the car.

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      04-16-2012 08:51 PM #25
      Doesnt seem like the rear diffuser is going to be installed anytime soon, got a very steep price to replace the rear half bumper and repaint and paint the rear diffuser. Looks like it will be done when I decide to fix everything on the car.

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      04-17-2012 07:23 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Doesnt seem like the rear diffuser is going to be installed anytime soon, got a very steep price to replace the rear half bumper and repaint and paint the rear diffuser. Looks like it will be done when I decide to fix everything on the car.
      Sorry to hear man , hope you get it done soon

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      04-17-2012 10:23 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Sorry to hear man , hope you get it done soon
      Hopefully, if not. Ill just wait to do it when I respray the car

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      04-17-2012 02:36 PM #28
      Great thread! Like you said, better late than never right! Love the .:R!

      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      I didnt. I sold the grille to MoWsE. I believe he is going to be installing it soon.
      This I'm working on getting it installed, just trying to figure out the best way to get it to look how I want... Plus, I'm planning on doing the boser hood at the same time, so gotta plan installing it around then...

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      04-17-2012 02:38 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Great thread! Like you said, better late than never right! Love the .:R!



      This I'm working on getting it installed, just trying to figure out the best way to get it to look how I want... Plus, I'm planning on doing the boser hood at the same time, so gotta plan installing it around then...
      Cant wait to see the whole car put together. It going to look great

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      04-19-2012 12:37 AM #30
      1. Take off that simply clean sticker asap
      2. Takes notes everyone
      3. <3 for mentioning me
      4. Build threads suck, this thread sucks even more
      5. Smaller tires, camber, more low.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RU1NED View Post
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      04-19-2012 12:47 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Aviator. View Post
      1. Take off that simply clean sticker asap
      2. Takes notes everyone
      3. <3 for mentioning me
      4. Build threads suck, this thread sucks even more
      5. Smaller tires, camber, more low.
      1. No
      2. Yes
      3.
      4. Yes
      5. Yes, Yes and Yes

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