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    Thread: the CamelWagen MK2 GTI VR build thread

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      07-09-2012 01:52 AM #1
      whats up guys, ive been contemplating making a thread for my baby, so the final decision is obvious and here is my build thread. i cant promise daily update but i can sure try.
      GONNA TRY AND POST ALOT OF PICS

      so his is quite the story so here it is.
      august of 2010 i fell in love with my first mk2 gti i had ever owned, needing a car bad to get to school and take my little sisters to school and getting to work i searched craigslist for a golf, and after a while i found one so i call the guy late at night and tell him i want to check it out the next morning. So morning came and i had my friend drive me about an hour to go check out this car, and as we are pulling up to the place i spot it from a distance and i fell in love. there car was not perfect buti loved it, it was a completely stock tornando red 8v gti with a cracked tail light and missing side mirror and 278,000 miles. after a while of negotiating with the guy and pissing him off and me chasing him and apologizing, i finally got it, and it was finally mine. i couldnt stop smiling the whole way home. so after a while of owning the car and saving a couple paychecks i bought some coilovers and lowered the car after that life was never the same, and i fell deeper in love. so after a year i started to plan out a VR swap in it.

      so i found my donor:


      ripped out the engine and took it home :


      and fter alittle bit i started working on it and building the engine:









      so needless to say i tried to get moving on this project and everything seemed to be going smoothly until one morning i got called in to work for no good reason on new years eve and this happened :



      and this is the aftermath:





      hands down, it was the worst day of my life.EVER.

      after a bit of searching and tryyyyying to fing a good recipient for the swap i found one within my budget:

      not as good at all, leaks everythere, cant find first or reverse easily, just a piece of S**T, but it would do.
      Last edited by CamelWagen; 07-12-2012 at 02:19 AM.
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      07-09-2012 02:15 AM #2
      so i went to go fill up some gas.

      then replaced the grll, fender and bumper from when the PO hit someone.

      test fit the wheels going on it after its done


      then another set back, was texting and had the door proped open and the car rolled back into a tree
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      07-09-2012 03:37 AM #3
      Good luck with project!


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      07-09-2012 05:09 PM #4
      Thanks man i appreciate it!

      I caught a blanket on the freeway and it caught fire.
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      07-10-2012 10:02 PM #5
      found a new door in the junkyards:


      trying to make the pics smaller so they dont take up the entire page. haha

      how it looks right now:





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      07-11-2012 04:14 AM #6
      lets see who gets theirs done first.....lol
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      lolll thanks if i needed less cash id sell em for less =p

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      07-11-2012 02:15 PM #7
      did you buy that 2nd mk2 off a guy in carlsbad? Looks really familiar!

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      07-12-2012 02:18 AM #8
      no but i know who your talking about. i bought the 2nd one off a some guy in chula vista.
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      07-15-2012 12:28 AM #9
      MK2 VRs are the awesome.
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      07-16-2012 12:43 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by mushroom_curry View Post
      MK2 VRs are the awesome.
      i know i love mk2 vr's

      ive been trying to stay a busy kid

      so i figured out it was an automatic once upon a time



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      07-27-2012 03:24 AM #11
      hey guys been pretty busy lately but here are some updates:

      got it ready for paint


      drove it to paint like this and people gave me the strangest looks, its like they've neve seen a car before haha


      gettin stuff done





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      07-27-2012 12:51 PM #12
      Nice progress
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      07-27-2012 10:45 PM #13
      thanks. im trying to get this beast together so i can finally clean out my garage haha.
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      08-12-2012 01:28 PM #14
      wow its been alittle bit since ive updated, but here are some pics, i just got it back from paint and started to put it back together/ take it apart haha.





      put the windows in

      took out the radiator, core support, and a couple things.

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      09-29-2012 11:54 PM #15
      WOW i havent updated this in a while, sorry guys. but i decided to get jiggy with it today and rip the 8v out



      good bye digifart




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      09-30-2012 02:50 AM #16
      about time!!!
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      09-30-2012 12:45 PM #17
      looking good...

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      09-30-2012 02:34 PM #18
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      10-08-2012 09:34 PM #19
      thanks guys

      so i tried to get to work this past sunday, ripped the old subframe and old crap out and put the mk3 one in


      feels good

      started taking the goop off.

      some new parts

      got some more parts today
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      10-08-2012 09:54 PM #20
      going to five lug or sticking with four?

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      10-08-2012 10:11 PM #21
      Going to five lug, thought about staying four because I would have a wider range of wheels to choose from, I decided on five lug anyway haha. Plus the wheels that I really wanted and found for it are 5x100 and it sealed the deal lol.
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      10-09-2012 10:01 AM #22
      Looking good! I love T-red, i had a mk4 that color and am pretty sure im going to paint my mk2 red when it gets ready for that
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      10-09-2012 01:58 PM #23
      love it. i'm doing the same swap. are those bfi mounts? watching this
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      10-09-2012 02:12 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by DMehalko(DM) View Post
      Looking good! I love T-red, i had a mk4 that color and am pretty sure im going to paint my mk2 red when it gets ready for that
      ya t-red is my favorite color in the world
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      10-09-2012 02:18 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      love it. i'm doing the same swap. are those bfi mounts? watching this
      thanks bud , ya they are BFI .5 mounts, i didnt want something to intense haha.
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      10-13-2012 10:45 PM #26
      so did alittle more today. almost have all the sealer crap off the seams in the bay.

      took an inventory of some of the stuff ive got for it.

      painted my k-frame

      got a new rack this week so i installed it and my new control arms and refreshed everything
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      10-13-2012 11:07 PM #27
      wow cars coming along nicely so far! as like you im building my 2nd mk2 as my first one was to rusted to work with

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      02-07-2013 08:28 PM #28
      wow its been a while scince ive updated this sorry guys. i lost some steam on this project, and now its going slower because im trying to finish my mk1 16v swap. but here are some pics :


      trying to finish up the engine



      trying to get the bay cleaned up like this



      now its just patiently waiting in the garage
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      02-08-2013 02:29 AM #29
      Looking gooood!

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      02-08-2013 03:43 AM #30
      Hahahaha! Damn man your are so unlucky
      But on the other hand god dayum you are doing a propper job on that mk
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      02-08-2013 09:38 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MOTA BOY View Post
      Looking gooood!
      thanks man

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      Hahahaha! Damn man your are so unlucky
      But on the other hand god dayum you are doing a propper job on that mk
      haha tell me about it. thanks man, i just need to finish my mk1 so i can do more work on this one.
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      06-13-2013 11:17 AM #32
      Good meeting you again yesterday bud. Good luck w/ the project and I'm excited to see where this goes. Can't wait until you put that polished "goody" on.

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      06-14-2013 05:27 PM #34
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      Good meeting you again yesterday bud. Good luck w/ the project and I'm excited to see where this goes. Can't wait until you put that polished "goody" on.
      Good meeting u too man. ya hopefully ill be able to drive it SoCal Euro this year. ill post pics up of progress pretty soon.
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      06-14-2013 05:47 PM #35
      Looks like this is going to turn out pretty good man looking forward to some updates.

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