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    1. Member Pat @ Pitt Soundworks's Avatar
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      05-19-2012 01:57 AM #1
      So my buddy had a jetta. He let his drunk friend move his car and at 5mph in a parking garage, somehow managed to run it in to a concrete barrier, totalling it. My buddy carried liability only, and got nothing for the car. It wasn't worth it to pull parts and scrap the body. I wanted out a car payment, so I traded him my 425whp saab for the wrecked jetta and some cash, and am now fixing it up.

      About this time last year, the car started out as a heavily molested 2.0l automatic semi-base model. Power windows were the only option, and poorly done plad headliner and door cards. First thing was to swap the 2.0 and auto out for a 5speed and 1.8t. Second, was to get rid of the plad, and put cloth door cards back in. Third, retrofit heated seats

      This is how I received the car:
      02 body, ~185k
      01 Aww 1.8t, 115k
      01 2.0L 02J tranny
      ls2 coils
      g60/vr6 clutch/flywheel
      kw v1 coils
      poly bushings all the way around
      uni 830 ecu
      siemens 830 injectors

      How the car will progress:
      fix body damage
      golf front end, r32 front bumper, r-style side skirts, vortex rear bumper
      built 2020 with hy35 turbo
      custom nubworks surge tank
      awic
      climatronic swap
      heated mirror/washer nozzles
      6spd quattro swap
      20th brakes, tt spindles & control arms
      and some other stuff

      Current list (as is):
      stock 1.8t longblock

      Custom turbo manifold
      Custom 3" downpipe to catless 2.5" exhaust
      Custom intake manifold
      Custom intercooler piping
      31x12x3 CXracing front mount
      Tial MVS wastegate
      Tial 50mm BOV

      LS2 truck ignition coils
      Siemens 830cc injectors
      Uni830 cc tune
      Hemi throttle body
      Bosch inline 044 + stock intank

      Audi Quattro TT DQB transmission and axles
      Clutchmasters FX400 clutch on stock DM flywheel

      Custom coolant res
      Mishimoto radiator

      20th front brakes
      Audi TT control arms and ball joints
      Audi TT drop spindles
      KW V1 coilovers



      On to body repair stuff:







      Tomorrow, I'll weld out the front end, get the 1.8t back in, and make sure everythings kosher. Then, I'll started on some other body repairs that need done.

      Harvesting parts from the tt:




      Transmissions:
      Last edited by Pat @ Pitt Soundworks; 08-02-2012 at 02:42 AM.

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      05-19-2012 02:17 AM #2
      5mph

      $0 car payment is a good feeling....

      4wd jetta with 6spd quattro swap... win
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      05-19-2012 09:33 AM #3
      That's what I was told. I don't believe it.

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      05-19-2012 10:10 AM #5
      Do you have the TT fuel door and cap?

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      05-19-2012 12:23 PM #6
      everything sounds good minus the golf front end
      but good luck with everything

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      05-19-2012 12:59 PM #7
      I'll be watching this.
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      05-19-2012 01:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by dopesauce View Post
      everything sounds good minus the golf front end
      but good luck with everything
      ^^agreed but ill definitely be watching

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      05-19-2012 01:36 PM #9
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      Projects are always fun Cant wait to see what you do with it because I have seen your work in the fabrication forum and you sir have skillls

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      05-19-2012 03:43 PM #11
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      05-19-2012 03:53 PM #12
      I am giving you soooo much props for trading a fully finished Saab car for a f-ed up Jetta. It's gona take hard work but I know you'll make the car great.
      Good luck man.
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      05-20-2012 02:27 AM #13
      Knowing the exact history of the car (I pretty much built it for my friend), all the extra parts that come with it, and all the spare stuff I have warehoused, the only problem is the bodywork. Speaking of which.....

      front end is welded on. I found out the divers side frame rail is also bent, so I'll be cutting and re-welding that tomorrow to line it back up right. It wasn't nearly as bad as the passengers side was, though.


      and I started mocking up the motor. I'm pulling off the k03 and putting on the hy35. I'll run it on a stock block, low boost, for the month or two until I finish building the real motor. I will be test-fitting the motor with a quattro tranny in the AM, and working on the new downpipe. I'm still going to drop the 02j back in for now, until I get a chance to pick up some TT axles, control arms, and 02m clutch.

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      05-20-2012 04:05 PM #16
      Promising thread.
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      im down to see this

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      05-20-2012 05:00 PM #18
      damn, good work here. not a fan of golf front ends on jettas though.

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      05-20-2012 06:10 PM #20
      oooh
      wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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      05-20-2012 06:26 PM #21
      I suppose I'll have to see what comes of this.

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      05-20-2012 07:50 PM #24
      Lets see that Saab!
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      05-20-2012 10:05 PM #25
      Not much got done today. Didn't get started until almost 1pm. Calling it an early night at 9:30, instead of 2-3am like I've been doing. Most of the day was eaten up by relocating the drivers side frame rail to get everything to line up. It looks a little funny with the bay stripped out, but once it's painted and the bay is full, it'll be fine. I spent a bit of time pissing around with my friend on the engine, looking at coolant and vac lines, and doing minor stuff.



      Mocked up passenger side bay with surge tank. The small AC line for some reason needed a little massaging to get back in place. I need a replacement, unbroken, fuel/evap plastic conduit piece, that goes under the ac lines. Does anyone have one?


      Here's the rerouted coolant lines, ready for an external oil cooler. I stripped the wiring harness off to clean and fix it. The car has a PCV leak and everything's covered in ****.


      Welded up an oil return flange. Turns out I can still weld aluminum - I haven't done it in a few years. This is anodized to anodized, hence why it looks so unsmooth and unshiney. I don't know why the camera went crazy on the AN fitting....



      I would have had the turbo drain flange done too, but I can't seem to find where I put it this morning? I really want to get the engine back in and downpipe done tomorrow. That'll be the first thing I work on, for sure. That, and pick up a new saw for cutting pipe.

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      05-22-2012 12:58 AM #26
      me guesta le boosta





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      05-22-2012 01:09 AM #27
      MADD! but isnt the quattro on TTs are just 4motion?
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      05-22-2012 01:12 AM #28
      Correct. Sames as in the R32's

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      05-22-2012 01:18 AM #29
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      05-24-2012 10:20 PM #30
      Doing more werk.



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      Intercooler is due in today!

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      06-01-2012 03:54 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by _MASH_ View Post
      5mph

      $0 car payment is a good feeling....
      x2 on $O car payment

      Quote Originally Posted by Pat @ Pitt Soundworks View Post
      That's what I was told. I don't believe it.
      And I believe it, my first 01 golf managed to be totaled by another car that crossed in front of me and I was going about 10-12mph since it was a small downtown area. Sucked, but if that didn't happen I wouldn't have gotten a fat check and my GTI


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      20/20

      4wd (assumed from 'quatrro trans')

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