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    1. Member CWMotorSportMkV's Avatar
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      05-08-2012 09:53 PM #1
      put a new shift knob in today. took net 3/4" off the top. where could this be headed...?




      New work from today. Sorry for crappy iphone pics in the dark. Refinishing and redying the seats to like-new next week. Will post better pics when they're done.






      These next pics were from a test fit before we welded the brackets. Better light. I blasted and painted the rails gloss black since then, they look sharp.


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      05-09-2012 12:26 AM #2
      An //M shift knob on a VAG car looks... cheesy. Didn't you forget something? How 'bout an "M3" or better yet "M5" badge on the rear hatch?

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      05-09-2012 12:47 AM #3
      lol...i respect your opinion. shift knob is tip of the iceberg, did you happen to see what's in the background in the first pic? when I'm done it will all come together. love my dub, using M3 as theme for whole-car build, lot going on right now, some of it hasn't been done before. lotta time lotta work...my goal: what would the ///M at bmw division do if they got their hands on a GTI? You won't see BMW anywhere, although one exception may be made later. M GTI. I have a ton of the oem M3 gear now. Ambitious but I hope original and amazing when finished. Some will love, other may hate...I'm excited. Fingers crossed.
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      05-09-2012 07:15 AM #4
      what are you useing for the rear seat
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      05-09-2012 10:36 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by the fuzzy one View Post
      what are you useing for the rear seat
      Same as the fronts...leather Vaders.
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      05-09-2012 10:58 AM #6
      Got any crackers for all that cheese?

      I cringed at the mere mention of an M-themed golf but uh...ok. Good luck to ya. Keep it clean and I hope you have thick skin because the hate will be strong.

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      05-09-2012 11:28 AM #7
      Um...just go buy an M3.

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      05-09-2012 01:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by fredmeissner View Post
      Um...just go buy an M3.
      yep, just trying to be something it's not
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      05-09-2012 01:25 PM #9
      nope, not really...just using select components from another classy german mfr to dress up my german GTI. I admit i was being cheesy above but i'm just having fun fooling around. it's all good.
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      05-09-2012 01:27 PM #10
      once you see the extent of what i'm doing and the finished product maybe you'll like it. it's very aggressive. or maybe you won't like it...thank goodness i'll be the one driving it

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      05-09-2012 01:42 PM #11
      Wish I still had pics of my friend's black jetta coupe VR6 with vader seats from the early 2000's
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      05-09-2012 02:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoG602 View Post
      Wish I still had pics of my friend's black jetta coupe VR6 with vader seats from the early 2000's
      yeah i was rocking a mkiv gls 5spd rpi equipped 2.9l VR6 longblock balanced blueprinted extrude honed lightened flywheel giac software back then 6/2000 on bilstein h&r suspension list goes on... did yuor friend refinish them? what color? bet those vaders looked good. for me seats are just the beginning.

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      05-09-2012 02:09 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by fredmeissner View Post
      Um...just go buy an M3.
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoG602 View Post
      yep, just trying to be something it's not
      hehe i respecfully disagree but that's cool. i chuckle...do you say the same thing to the countless dubbers on corvette sawblades, porsche wheels, etc?

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      05-09-2012 02:13 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by CWMotorSportMkV View Post
      yeah i was rocking a mkiv gls 5spd rpi equipped 2.9l VR6 longblock balanced blueprinted extrude honed lightened flywheel giac software back then 6/2000 on bilstein h&r suspension list goes on... did yuor friend refinish them? what color? bet those vaders looked good. for me seats are just the beginning.
      If you were around then, then you would remember the car. I don't remember what he did with the seats. It was 12 years ago.
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      05-09-2012 02:29 PM #15
      it's the new regional shift knob...

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      05-09-2012 02:32 PM #16
      oh and get an M3.

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      05-09-2012 03:13 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoG602 View Post
      If you were around then, then you would remember the car. I don't remember what he did with the seats. It was 12 years ago.
      nope, wasn't on vortex back then...just messed around with my car with friends and went to waterfest ...dont even go to waterfest now. the new england shows are balls though. very good past few years. i'm def not a hardcore scener, just throwing some new stuff i'm doing out there.

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      05-09-2012 03:14 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mt3k View Post
      oh and get an M3.
      hehe, maybe someday i'd love one...for now wife and i are buying a house so that's a no-go.

    19. 05-09-2012 04:27 PM #19
      Your car is confused.


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      05-09-2012 04:42 PM #20
      Get the 2.0t outta there and color me interested.
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    21. 05-09-2012 06:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by CWMotorSportMkV View Post
      took 3/4' off the top.
      Didnt know a stock shifter was long enough to cut 9" off....
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      05-09-2012 06:03 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by WillSon View Post
      Your car is confused.

      nope...my car knows exactly who she is...motorsport inspired GTI.

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      05-09-2012 06:25 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyRyan View Post
      Get the 2.0t outta there and color me interested.
      what's up man? we cruised together on rte 3 and 128 lowell to burlington a few months back...we hit each other up in spotted forum...i was the cw gti dumped on black oz's....

      if it takes a motor swap you won't be interested, lol...here's what I have so far with more coming down the line:

      -oem ///M weighted shift knob
      - oem M3 black leather Vader seats front and rear (not sure if i'll redye vw charcoal gray or black yet)
      - oem fitment e46 M3 competition package wheels (CSL style) directly off an e46 M3. 19x8.5 et40 fronts 19x9.5 et22 rears 5x120 bolt pattern, NO ADAPTERS or spacers.
      -upgraded ecs geomet slotted and drilled rotors
      -oem e46 M3 exhaust w/quad tips

      later this year oem e46 or e92 M3 steering wheel, bsh throttle pipe and snow perf stage 2 w/m. after i complete above going k04 then respraying whole car undisclosed oem ///M paint color. Hope to be finished by end of 2013. All but paint and k04 this year. I'll be posting pics before and after as different phases are complete. Front seats and wheels will be the next things done. Cheers.
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      05-09-2012 09:31 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CWMotorSportMkV View Post
      ... 5x120 bolt pattern, NO ADAPTERS or spacers...
      Now I'm interested since I know there's not enough meat on those hubs for a redrill?
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      05-09-2012 10:21 PM #25
      Glad I caught your attention ...secret weapon is helping me. Custom fab. Can't wait to see them fitted. I'll be posting pics and big props to the man behind the curtain for making it happen.

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      05-13-2012 11:45 PM #26
      Got some more work done on the interior today. My friend welded plates to the Vaders. I painted the rails gloss black and they installed like a glove. Pumped. Having leather specialist refinish to like-new next week. Need to find some leather at a decent price to replace door inserts to match the seats. Anybody have advice there? More pics will be coming next week.

      Sorry for crappy iPhone pics...they're made worse by the fact it's almost dark when I'm snapping these. Better pics after the seats are redone.






      These next pics were from a test fit before we welded the brackets. Better light.



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      05-14-2012 07:56 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TheGinMill View Post
      Didnt know a stock shifter was long enough to cut 9" off....
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      05-14-2012 08:10 AM #28
      Those seats look really comfortable.

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      05-14-2012 11:20 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v View Post
      I hate when you steal my comments
      You guys realize it says 3/4 inch not foot right? I fixed it the day after original post. Me no smart!

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      05-14-2012 11:21 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by mkIII2.0 View Post
      Those seats look really comfortable.
      Extremely comfortable! Many more adjustments than stock seats...my favorite thing is the bolster you can bump out to support behind your knees. Makes a big difference. Gotta get em looking good now!!

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