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    Thread: Don't give up on us darling, Don't Turn Your Back On Me- 1977 Scirocco Resto-Custom Project

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      10-03-2012 10:16 AM #1
      Since day 1, I've always wanted an early Mk1 Scirocco that was Silver with plaid interior. Probably 5 years or so ago I pulled this old gal right out of the ghetto of Brooklyn. Short story is, the original owner of the car was a librarian in a D.C. library and only drove it to and from work a short way and it was always garage kept. Years later he passed it on to his nephew who moved away and used the car as a daily beater.. along the way the car was street parked and it earned many battle scars and half assed body-repairs. I found it on NYC craigslist and plucked it out of its doomed NYC life. It had 77K miles when I got it, I think it has 83K-ish now..

      For years I've dealt with the damage and patina and the car has changed many times over the years. Over the past few years I haven't given it much attention and really have let the condition go downhill as I focused on other projects. After the same buyer has bailed on buying it from me twice.. I have decided it's only right that I give this car the attention it deserves and build it how I've always wanted.


      I've been quietly collecting parts for this car for a number of years, so far I have almost all of the body panels I need to replace all of the damaged ones. From a NOS Hood, fenders, to a NOS early rear hatch (courtesy of SciroccoJim).. all I need is a good or new front core support and I'll be in business! I also have a nice collection of oddball/rare parts for the car that I've been hoarding to really make the car stand out and give it my special touch. I'll start digging into this as I get time between my other 2 projects and I'll post as I dig into the car and find what rust, rot, and damage I need to tackle.

      Some photos of it over the years.. and some goodies I have set aside...

      When I bought it.



      First Mods



      First Engine Swap



      First H2O



      2nd Set of wheels



      3rd set of wheels and with a g60





      Some goodies set aside...

      Replacing the G-lader with some oldschool tuner bits.. Autotech Magnacharger Kit



      16" Type 5's





      Watch this space... just getting geared up....

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      10-03-2012 10:42 AM #2
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      10-03-2012 10:53 AM #3
      watching

      looking forward to seeing the Autotech Magnacharger Kit installed on your engine
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      10-03-2012 11:43 AM #4
      Cool, kind of itching for an early mk1 myself. I've even been considering swapping my Cabrio for one but just can't bring myself too since it's such a good dependable car. For now I will be watching this thread with envy

      Very cool project

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      10-03-2012 11:51 AM #5


      I want those wheels sooo bad, those are beautiful.
      Are you selling them??

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      10-03-2012 12:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post
      I want those wheels sooo bad, those are beautiful.
      Are you selling them??
      Those are the 15" type 5's I had on the car prob close to 5 years ago. I sold them and they have changed hands a number of times.. but sets pop up from time to time. I currently have the much more rare 16" type 5's I'll be fitting to the car.


      This weekend if I have time I may start the disassembly on the car so I can diagnosis how bad the rust really is, and what other repair panels I will need.

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      10-03-2012 12:58 PM #7
      Finally!

      Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
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      10-03-2012 02:48 PM #8
      WATCHING
      I want to see what other goodies you have to install, i'm still very jealous of the one piece duckbill
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      10-03-2012 03:20 PM #9
      been waiting to see you start up on this one
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      10-03-2012 04:22 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by LubsDaDubs View Post
      WATCHING
      I want to see what other goodies you have to install, i'm still very jealous of the one piece duckbill
      Unfortunately that died a horrible death one a highspeed climb up over a hill

      I want to either find a 75 front core support or fabricate one from scratch and repair my OE support. Either way I dig the small metal molded lip of the early cars.. so I'll stick with that.


      Thanks for the kind words folks, I love this car too.. definitely deserves the attention I've given to other projects..

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      12-24-2013 11:29 AM #11
      [QUOTE=prom king;79209065]

      What suspension are you running to get your car to sit at that height? I like it!

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      12-24-2013 11:31 AM #12
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      Quote Originally Posted by prom king View Post


      What suspension are you running to get your car to sit at that height? I like it!

      Coilovers, raised strut mounts, notched chassis leg, and a shortened oil pan.

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      12-25-2013 08:33 AM #13
      some things are meant like static cling.
      your 77 is one of them.
      don't forget it's not a car it's a Scirocco.
      my 76 is still sittin in the same spot winking at me every morning.
      waiting for it's turn.
      In the I hope it's a piece of Vw history that shines through the love of you labor.
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      01-08-2014 11:54 PM #14
      Progress is being made. The guys sent me some photos since they started stripping all the years of paint off the car. Looks like its been painted once or twice at least in its life. They also got the donor passenger door stripped the NOS fenders stripped and some more of the body. I'm coming by tomorrow to lend a hand and pull all of the glass and drop of 2 big boxes of supplies. Entire shell should be in bare metal by the end of the weekend. More pics later this week/weekend.





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      10-09-2012 07:09 AM #15
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      10-09-2012 07:38 AM #16
      very noble efforts!

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      10-09-2012 11:40 AM #17
      Once again, top notch!



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      Replacement '75 Core Support is enroute to me. Looks like I'll probably start tackling that part of the project after I get back from SEMA early November. I just need to steal a few more sessions of metal work on the car and it's ready to roll the shell off to the body shop for paint work.

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      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug
      Not wanting to select a wheel style, I chose to go with three different wheel and tire options, sourced from our extensive collection. (criteria was: not currently on another car, 4X100 bolt pattern, tires must hold some air.)
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      10-09-2012 02:47 PM #21
      This is beautiful

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      10-09-2012 04:14 PM #22
      Great work man! so excited to see this coming on the road after being teased by standing next to the beast and it not moving! cant believe how much you have done already!! will be watching this closely! keep the good work flowing!!

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      10-12-2012 08:58 PM #23
      Well it took me awhile to find this thread. I will be watching.

    24. 10-14-2012 10:39 AM #24
      Watching as well! Excited to see another mk1 saved!!

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      10-14-2012 11:57 AM #25
      "its the perfect girlfriend excuse..."sorry honey,i have to work on my car again tonight.it's my job"

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      All your projects look cool, subscribed !!!!

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      Dammit man, all your builds are so wild!

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      Fire sale. Everything must go!
      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug
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      They don't need to be pretty...as long as the sparks fly whilst driving.....cause it's loooooouuuuuwwwww.
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    31. 10-16-2012 03:02 PM #31
      Nice work on those patch pieces

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      10-22-2012 06:00 PM #32
      Lovely build!

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      12-24-2012 11:47 AM #33
      HOLY HELL.........how did i miss this build....love it Matt,
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      Love the build Matt once againg out doing yourself

    35. 01-03-2013 01:04 AM #35
      love the build! you have all these gems tucked away, a brand new hood


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