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    1. Member Yareka's Avatar
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      09-06-2012 06:33 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      nice color, o2m and turbo. you got my attention
      excellent, and I'll be putting those schroth harnesses that you sold me to good use here soon

      more from today since everyone likes pics


      bay is coming together...have a cool trick covering the frame rails. Notice the magnets below.


      ignore the red raintray, it needed more prep the night it got sprayed so its getting a nice coat of por15 and its going to be covered spoonfed style anyways.

      Glass goes in tomorrow and hope to have it running again later this weekend. Is it h2o yet
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      09-06-2012 07:01 PM #27
      The car is beautiful!! The colour too! Can't wait to see the outcome!

      What I noticed, you shaved the bay completely like I did mine!!! :-)

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      09-06-2012 07:20 PM #28
      Wow this is coming out nice! Hope you get it done by H2O.

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      09-07-2012 08:02 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Yareka View Post
      excellent, and I'll be putting those schroth harnesses that you sold me to good use here soon
      looks like they went to a good home
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      09-07-2012 09:06 AM #30
      Looking spectacular!

      Very classy
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      09-07-2012 09:26 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Yareka View Post
      its getting a nice coat of por15 and its going to be covered spoonfed style anyways.
      this is actually a really cool idea.

      keep on keepin' on

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      09-07-2012 09:38 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Yareka View Post
      bay is coming together...have a cool trick covering the frame rails. Notice the magnets below.
      I'm interested in this one. ^

      Color choice.

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      09-07-2012 09:44 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Yareka View Post
      bay is coming together...have a cool trick covering the frame rails. Notice the magnets below.
      Quote Originally Posted by edocdog View Post
      I'm interested in this one. ^
      ^^x2

      ...even if personally I think the bay looks better with the frame rails left oem and not covered/smoothed...


      Also, you mentioned you got the "entire spoonfed catalog" but I see different than SFT's strut mount covers, lol
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      09-07-2012 11:12 AM #34
      You caught me with the inferior strut caps, mk2 guy polished them and donated them to the cause. I can assure you that everything else will be of higher caliber

      More updates later today, have to get it moving by sunday on its on power
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    10. 09-07-2012 12:19 PM #35
      Wow...you are the man with those covers....surprised it's never been done before.

      Looked at the fb pics, great idea
      Last edited by hatemenow; 09-07-2012 at 12:24 PM.

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      09-07-2012 09:55 PM #36
      Nice build. just check out your fb build. Is this G60 body with vr6 conversion( hood,subframe,duh-vrt)? I see you have G60 rear bumper and possible front stretch G60 fenders. But look like vr6 exhaust mounts. Also the orginal paint looks tornado red than flash red.

      I like the shave bay and fuel cap and rain gutter,antenna too.

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      09-08-2012 06:07 PM #37
      Stylin.
      Reminds me of seans car in burnt orange .
      Stock handles? Cant tell.
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      09-08-2012 06:13 PM #38
      I finally see it's true vr6 platform. Only thing don't get, why the G60 bumpers on VR6 chassis.

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      09-08-2012 06:21 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by chc-rado View Post
      Only thing don't get, why the G60 bumpers on VR6 chassis.
      why replace bumpers if you got good ones?
      I kept 4 bolt and did vr bumpers g60 grill and hood on one of my vr6 swap lol. i'm keeping g60 bumpers and 4bolt on my currant project too.
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      09-08-2012 06:22 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by chc-rado View Post
      I finally see it's true vr6 platform. Only thing don't get, why the G60 bumpers on VR6 chassis.
      Because they look better (as long as you change the Fog/turns to VR)

      .....sorry, answering for the OP
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      09-08-2012 06:30 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post
      Because they look better (as long as you change the Fog/turns to VR)

      .....sorry, answering for the OP
      . I prefer the vr look, it looks meaner and wider. I guess some people like G60 stuff after all on vr6 platform.

      In other notes, can't wait to see the finish touch on this build.

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      09-08-2012 06:32 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by chc-rado View Post
      . I prefer the vr look, it looks meaner and wider. I guess some people like G60 stuff after all on vr6 platform.
      There is an as5 for every seat

      Quote Originally Posted by chc-rado View Post
      In other notes, can't wait to see the finish touch on this build.
      That, we absolutely agree upon
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      09-08-2012 11:16 PM #43
      Very good eye on the g60 bumper, everything else on the car is true to vr chassis. tThe top bumper clip was spaced out 3/4" to match up with the pulled fenders. One of the fenders had to be totally unrolled and reworked because my buddy wasnt happy with the fender not perfectly matching up to the wheel. We talked about smoothing off all the bumper lines but decided against it as they add character, same reason I kept the fogs/turns.

      Going color-matched stock handles on the car. They are going in to get painted with the last few bits next week. Valve cover, fender screws, center caps, and a few others are going in. Car will get its first buff while its getting those done. Cant imagine it looking any better but there are one or two runs in the clear that need to get touched up.

      Getting nervous on the crank up tomorrow since the whole harness/fusebox was removed and reinstalled, and it will be the first time on the lugtronic ecu. I had already done the obd2 conversion before which wasnt that difficult, but this time I took the opportunity to remove the abs/ac/fan control/motorized belt wiring from the box. The harness is much much cleaner now but wish me luck

      Oh and thanks again for making those mounts shawn, they made the o2m install much easier and I feel good about putting the power down now.
      Last edited by Yareka; 09-08-2012 at 11:19 PM.
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      09-09-2012 07:36 PM #44
      Awesome! I had no idea the level that your build was going to take.
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      09-09-2012 10:02 PM #45
      Your build looks excellent. I was going to comment on the rain tray but answered it. I'm getting the SFT tray to hide mine too lol

      I am also a big fan of the frame rails left alone too. Too bad I cut out the rain tray on my nugget but I'm definitely leaving frame rails alone.


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    21. 09-09-2012 10:36 PM #46
      Wow..
      Great looking car. Nice craftsmanship
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      09-09-2012 11:17 PM #47
      red corrados, gone wild.

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      09-10-2012 01:24 PM #48
      18" wheels?
      what are the chrome circles on the frame rails? there is one by the charcole canaster hole then 2 beside the positive wire neer the wheel well.
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

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      09-10-2012 01:50 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Toffeerado View Post
      ...what are the chrome circles on the frame rails? there is one by the charcole canaster hole then 2 beside the positive wire neer the wheel well.

      Quote Originally Posted by Yareka View Post
      ...have a cool trick covering the frame rails. Notice the magnets below.
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      09-10-2012 09:55 PM #50
      She runs!
      Got the wiring squared away and fluids back in her today to crank up just before I left. Of course the lifters are making their usual clack on a fresh head but I only let her idle for a few minutes. Running way too rich even on startup enrichment so I need to check with Kevin black on that one. And I don't have rpms to the cluster so ill have to sort that one out.

      Bleeding the brakes and clutch tomorrow, going for the final tq on all the drivetrain/suspension components tomorrow and hope to put a mile or two on her. Nothing too crazy though, still waiting on seals for the windshield
      Friend is bringing by polished tb, shift bracket and Tial bov, and hardware so its still coming together.
      I'll get some pictures in the sun tomorrow and with the frame rail covers in place. This color continues to amaze me. Oh and the wheels are 17x8.5 ccw classics, staggered offsets.
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