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    1. Member 86DEATHWISH's Avatar
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      10-01-2012 08:04 PM #51




    2. 10-01-2012 08:34 PM #52
      I noticed the right inner 'crumple zone' is crumpled, what are your plans for that?
      I ask because it looks almost identicle to mine.

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      10-01-2012 08:43 PM #53
      im going to do something like this..

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      10-02-2012 02:16 PM #54
      Hey do you have wheels on the car yet? Curious to see what size wheel/tire combo you used and height you set your coilovers too. i too am filling the bumper holes but going above and beyond on mine. Love watchin the build. Comin out sweet
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      10-02-2012 07:39 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ABrian View Post
      Curious to see what size wheel/tire combo you used and height you set your coilovers too.
      Thanks!

      im planing on having 15x8's with +12 offset in front and -12 in the rear. tire size will be 165/50R15. and the coils are all the way down.

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      10-07-2012 01:20 PM #56
      Im waiting on some welding blankets to arrive before i start to weld.
      But here is some progress.



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      10-26-2012 01:05 PM #57
      Sorry about the lack of updates. I havent made much progres because iv been super busy working, doing a haunted house, and im waiting on some welding blankets to get here. but will be jumping back on it soon.

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      12-02-2012 11:19 PM #58
      Got the transmission off

      going to degrease it and paint it.
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      12-03-2012 12:34 AM #59
      looking great. Subscribed.

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      12-03-2012 10:25 PM #60
      cleaned it up a little today, a little more tomorrow and then paint.


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      12-04-2012 07:16 PM #61
      Just found this, but I am really liking where it's going. And liking even more how close you are. The cabby population is slowly growing down here. Can't wait to see it at worthersee if you get to make it
      old VWs dont die
      they get lower

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      12-04-2012 09:26 PM #62
      Please keep us updated I'm loving where this is going!!

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      12-04-2012 11:00 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by 86DEATHWISH View Post
      New aluminum rad.

      Might I inquire as to where you found this gem???
      Crossthread is the best Loktite WTB: Black top cover (boot) in good shape. FS: oil dipstick tubes.

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      12-04-2012 11:54 PM #64
      you want to buy it? haha. i bought it off some guy on ebay. i no longer need it because i want a rad with a built in resivoir.

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      12-05-2012 11:11 PM #65
      Mine is cracking where the clips hold it in at the top on the plastic so I am looking for another (preferably all metal) radiator. pm'd
      Crossthread is the best Loktite WTB: Black top cover (boot) in good shape. FS: oil dipstick tubes.

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      12-06-2012 02:31 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by superquick View Post
      And liking even more how close you are.
      I know! iv been noticing more and more around here. never really talked to any of them, mostly because i only see them driving. but iv been trying to find people around here to talk to, and chill with. hopfully the car will make it to worthersee, im going regardless.

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      12-06-2012 02:50 PM #67
      Still watchin this one. Body work similar to mine. I like it
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      12-08-2012 06:22 PM #68
      Got it painted today



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      12-08-2012 06:33 PM #69
      Love the matching color!

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      12-10-2012 09:00 PM #70
      Got everything back on the trans.



      And im working on cleaning and installing new bushings on the shift linkage


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      12-10-2012 10:56 PM #71
      Looks good! Make sure you don't get too paint happy! I would make sure to sand the mating edges where your mount bracket and starter will make contact! Don't forget the concept of grounding electrical components! I can foresee a beautiful car getting put together and the starter not doing a damn thing the first time you go to crank it lol but so far, so good! Is that the stock close ratio tranny?

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      12-11-2012 12:13 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by flowmastergfunk View Post
      Is that the stock close ratio tranny?
      thanks for the tips man! they are very helpful

      And yes it is.

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      12-11-2012 12:39 AM #73
      I ask about the ratio because if you want to swap your 5th gear, now would be the time to do it! It is easy to swap while the tranny is in the car with mk2...but the mk1 frame hangs over the 5th housing. I only recommend it because you could replace the TO bearing at the same time without having to chisel off that end cap and funk up your purdy paintjob! You could kill too birds with one stone and end up with lower freeway RPMs. Just a thought while it is out. Lots of people like that 5th gear but I think the high RPMs can get old when you just wanna cruise with the top down

      Keep it up! I want to see how the tops of those frame rails turned out after you shaved them! I wanna see that split welded up smooth! That gap makes me cringe every time! My fender bender that just F$*&^% up my crabbit might buy me a welder to I can do my own bodywork too.
      "By $2000 dollars in damage you mean go to a junkyard, buy a welder, a new compressor and keep the change...right"

      You have had me so inspired with your ambition!

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      12-11-2012 01:01 AM #74
      that means a lot buddy, thanks
      Yeah, i saw your car it hurts me every time i see one get ****ed up by someone not paying attention. but hey, its a chance to learn a few things. what ever you do stay away from aftermarket fenders, they are a BITC* to make fit right. i spent at least 2 weeks cutting and cursing at mine to make them look half decent.

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      12-14-2012 07:52 PM #75
      I came home very happy today Got a set of Diamond racing wheels in the mail.

      15x8
      Front: et12
      Back: et0


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