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    1. Senior Member Aonarch's Avatar
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      06-08-2012 10:01 PM #1
      First day pictures!







      Good bye dear friend.


      Fantastic dash layout.


      5 speed manual has a low highway RPM. 70 MPH is a little under 2400 RPM in 5th gear.


      Breaking it in the right way.


      My better half scoping out the goods.


      2.5L .




      A leftover Magnaflow muffler from my racecar.


      Looking towards the future.




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      2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 5MT Reflex Silver Metallic.
      Purchased 08Jun2012 for $17000 at Gunther VW of Bufurd GA from Vortex member Tucci.

      So Far:
      Plasti-dipped all plastic exterior trim pieces
      Tinted amber reflectors
      Custom Intake

      Project on hold until reliability issues are sorted out.
      Last edited by Aonarch; 07-23-2012 at 06:28 PM.

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      06-08-2012 10:10 PM #2
      Short shorts and flippers.... Going swimming?
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      06-08-2012 10:14 PM #4
      wat

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      06-08-2012 10:15 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by tonytalksalot View Post
      Short shorts and flippers.... Going swimming?
      BRADA WHEELS

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      06-08-2012 10:16 PM #6
      bag it.
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      06-08-2012 10:18 PM #7
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      bag it.
      I'm watching you.
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      06-08-2012 10:22 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by RU1NED View Post
      I'm watching you.
      Let's not forget who talked about bagging their car first. Not you. Not him.















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      06-08-2012 10:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by tonytalksalot View Post
      Short shorts and flippers.... Going swimming?
      Going caving.

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      Quote Originally Posted by case m View Post
      wat


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      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      bag it.
      Will do. Time frame is August-September to have all the parts in and then the install. Already brainstorming management and positions for gauges/ switches. The hazard button is surounded by four blank buttons, reminds me of a Mini Cooper. It would be a great place for switches.

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      When are you bagging your rayskor?
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      06-09-2012 11:57 PM #11
      That's looks good.
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      06-10-2012 12:30 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      That's looks good.
      Oh yeah. It really completes the lines.



      Crap video of my intake.

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      06-10-2012 04:59 PM #13
      that sounds hot! have you put the magnaflow on yet? damn, i may have to get some kind of intake if that's what it's gonna sound like!

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      06-10-2012 08:57 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MATTSBUG View Post
      that sounds hot! have you put the magnaflow on yet? damn, i may have to get some kind of intake if that's what it's gonna sound like!
      Not yet. I am still parting out my GTI so all of my mechanical time is being put into that.

      Friday the exhaust is going on.



      ^ I have been on the hunt for a Air-cooled Beetle for quite some time. This one is immaculate, too nice though, which is reflected in the high price ($9500!). Plasti-dipped in this picture.

      Today's progress:




      ^ Super easy to mask off.




      ^ Still curing, hence the uneven shine.


      ^ I thought about blacking out the badge since it is a silver car, started taping, tried to tape inside the badge... What a PITA that would be. Decided to wait. There isn't a good gap to stick paper or tape under the center most part, at the letters, so I just skipped it.



      ^ I ran out of day light before I could test fit these LM's. They are 18x9 ET45. Also you can see the tinted side-markers in this picture. IIRC I only used 2. Do not use 4, or else nothing will emit. Remember you can always add another coat, but removing coats is a huge PITA.

      The trim annoyed me, it isn't perfectly black and it doesn't match anything. The mirrors, door handle, and the door guards are not the same tone so I decided to make them the same tone.
      Last edited by Aonarch; 06-10-2012 at 11:01 PM.

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      06-10-2012 09:04 PM #15
      Plasti dip working good
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      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      06-10-2012 09:08 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Plasti dip working good
      It is a nice OEM looking improvement. Plus you don't have to be perfect masking off the area. Since I painted out side I had some over spray, no worries plasti-dip comes right off.

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      06-10-2012 10:34 PM #17
      You still have those LM's? Those will look great on the Beetle.
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      06-10-2012 11:06 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      You still have those LM's? Those will look great on the Beetle.
      I should have edited that. I have 2 LM's that I was making a coffee table out of. A tire shop destroyed the barrel and the lip of one of them, they claimed it was already like that, but they were new in box when they arrived at their shop, and then UPS must have thrown one of them off a building because it was completely destroyed, lip and barrel. They got me a new one as well.

      I am thinking about getting a set though, but I am not sure how I would like that big of a lip. They are 3". Something tells me it would look weird.

      One of them will balance out, so I would only need 3 wheels. I don't know the proper fitment yet though. I might need to just got to the next meet and guilt people into letting me try theirs out....
      Last edited by Aonarch; 06-11-2012 at 12:13 AM.

    19. 06-10-2012 11:53 PM #19
      Looking forward to seeing your progress with the car

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      06-11-2012 12:11 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      Looking forward to seeing your progress with the car
      ty

      All of my progress is about to come to an intermission. I am not doing anything major until the Fall.

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      06-11-2012 01:35 AM #21
      I have watched a few youtube videos on plasti dip on the badges. they just taped around the outside and painted the entire area with several light coats. then removed the blue tape. then used a toothpick to snag some of the painted area inside of the VW logo and it takes out the center section with a clean line all around the inner areas. Lets see some front vw emblem pics when you get yours done. I have the same reflex silver beetle and need to get that done to my front emblem. I have been wanting to matte black mine out since day one.

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      06-11-2012 05:38 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      It is a nice OEM looking improvement. Plus you don't have to be perfect masking off the area. Since I painted out side I had some over spray, no worries plasti-dip comes right off.
      That's good
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      06-11-2012 09:37 AM #23
      Looks good

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      06-11-2012 10:17 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub10golf View Post
      Looks good
      спасибо

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      06-11-2012 04:48 PM #25
      This guy, haha,. How long did you have the white mk6 gti?

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      06-11-2012 04:56 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      This guy, haha,. How long did you have the white mk6 gti?

      Don't worry about it. I sold it and bought this at a huge price difference. My wallet is happy and my racecar (MX-5) fund is happy.

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      06-11-2012 05:05 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Don't worry about it. I sold it and bought this at a huge price difference. My wallet is happy and my racecar (MX-5) fund is happy.

      I cant keep up with you! I like it though
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      06-11-2012 05:11 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      I cant keep up with you! I like it though


      I will be honest stock it is pretty good, not OMG WOW, but once I get into fixing the things that bother me all will be will. God is it a monster truck... What kills me is I love the stock wheels, but they are 17x7, which makes the tires look like balloons!
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      06-11-2012 08:07 AM #29
      @stingme

      Thanks. In the MKVI section a guy waxed his paint a few times and just sprayed it no masking. Turned out great. Plus you can use a cotton ball and alcohol to prep the badge.

      @huss

      No you look good.


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      06-12-2012 05:25 PM #30
      Alphreds.


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      06-12-2012 08:03 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by RU1NED View Post
      Alphreds.


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      Lol how much loser.

      Test fitted my LM's. I do not clear the brakes (I already new that), but I am nearly touching the shock . Wheels are 18x9 ET40. I use a minimum of a 5mm spacer to clear the brakes, but I didn't have any handy.







      I got bored and had some left over caliper paint when I had to repaint my GTI calipers. Wheel cleaner stripped off some paint on the GTI. I plan on painting them Gold later. It really depends on the wheels.





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      06-12-2012 10:47 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch
      I got bored and had some left over caliper paint when I had to repaint my GTI calipers.
      Hey! You need to pay for that option!

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      06-12-2012 10:52 PM #33
      Bring that ish down Thurs for the meet buddy. BTW I still have my spacers, 10.5 & 15
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      06-12-2012 11:11 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TragicallyHip View Post
      Hey! You need to pay for that option!


      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      Bring that ish down Thurs for the meet buddy. BTW I still have my spacers, 10.5 & 15
      I'll be there. Brining two german friends too.
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      Microphone foam over the air pump hose with a zip tie securing the foam.







      According to Consumer Reports my car has crappy drum brakes in the rear.




      Watch out for the dealer leaving your shipping blocks on and your access panels loose.
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