awesome progress man
Update... I put my spec sheet in the second post... Progress has been slow lately. It took 3 weeks to get the police report from the accident at waterfest, made the claim, and now I'm waiting on the insurance company. Which I'm sure will take a while. I started on the false floor but haven't gotten it finished yet. Went to VAG fair this past sunday, and I should have known it was going to be a bad day when I got up in the morning and found this.
I fixed that leak once before there's a split in the seam sealer in the cowl and the water runs down the firewall to the foot well. Its actually an easy fix, but non the less annoying. So I vacuumed that out, and then cruised the 2.5 hours to the show with some friends and had a great time. Here's some pics.
So here is where it went bad. I used to run 1" engine mount spacers when I was static low to help with axle bind, and raise the oil pan off of the skidplate. But since I have added the r32 spindles, control arms, and the air ride I took them out. So my oil pan has been sitting right up against the skidplate. Well sometime on sunday a rock managed to squeeze its way between the pan and the plate, and either when I aired out at the show or the couple times I hit the plate on the way home the rock got punched into the pan puncturing it. I didn't notice until I got home and saw the smoke of the oil burning on the exhaust coming out from under the car. It leaked a good 2 quarts on my driveway, some more on the shop floor, and I still got about a .5 quart when I drained it 2 days later. So I'm 100% the motor is safe.
I got it towed to the shop where I work, and now I'm just waiting on my steel pan to come in. I'm gonna armor the **** out of it with 3/16ths steel like I've been planning to do, just never had the reason / motivation. Where she sits waiting...
Stupid pans made of paper
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With any luck I didn't warp the pan to to bad with all the welding, and hopefully I'll be able to bolt it up without to much trouble.
I don't think I'll be cracking this one
Ballz I was not expecting that. My modded pan hits about a half inch before the sub frame. I guess I'm gonna have to get an exact measurement, and get my 1" motor mount spacers milled down to that height and throw them back in. With any luck they wont cause my raxles to bind. Which is why i took them out in the first place. Def gonna have to notch the drivers side frame rail after that too. 1 step forward 2 back. So much work to get done before h2o so little extra time
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Well it took some very late nights, some serious dedication, and a lil help from some friends but I got the car together and made it to h20. Had an amazing weekend per usual. Didn't get everything i wanted to finished because I was so crunched for time. Ended up finishing it at 6am fri morning. Well anyways here are some pics.
Driver side frame notch.
more to come