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

    1. Member scirocco*joe's Avatar
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      10-08-2012 10:17 AM #26
      I'm so in for updates on this. This car has always made me want an early Mk1 Scirocco. Keep up the good work, Matt.
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      10-08-2012 10:32 AM #27
      Working fast.


      I know it takes time to document all this and post it.

      Thanks for that, here's a couple Arnold Palmers for your trouble.

    3. 10-08-2012 11:33 AM #28
      1st of all, fer all youze yung'ns out there, this is what the Thread Title is referring to:



      Some of us, at the time, having watched David Soul on Starsky and Hutch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starsky_and_Hutch found it very amusing, if not unsettling, to find him putting out a song album. (As apposed to a Comedy Album, Spoken Word, you know; all those categories the Grammys give out prior to the actual TV Broadcast...)

      So, having acknowledged the ref, I'd plunge ahead-

      Dude,

      the Tin Worm isn't Evil, but it's Hungry, always Hungry.

      Kudos to those who get out the Resto Skillz and slap back the hands of Entropy.

      Now, Here is where I ask forgiveness for being 'biggedy'; It's too low. For me.

      That said, all is forgiven 'cause I see some tasty Blower Bits in there, so, this time, I'll let it go.


      PS- Just to pin this in context to the reason why this particular song would be appropriate in more than one way for the Restoration of a 1970's era automobile, I submit the following from the Great Wiki:


      (Last night, on a long trip down the freeway, I actually said "If we keep listening to this station, we're going to hear some Pat Benatar ...")
      Last edited by TBerk; 10-08-2012 at 11:43 AM.

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      10-08-2012 11:59 AM #29
      Haha glad someone got that. Fun fact.. was a chart topping song in '77 when this car would have been new rolling off the lot. I may or may not be in the market for an in-car 8track player to rock in this car and that would definitely be an tape I'd be looking for!

      Rust isn't too bad for an east coast car. I plan to have the major rust all repaired within a month (if I get the core support in that time frame) and then strip the engine out and start welding and cleaning up the bay. I'd love to drop it off for paintwork over the winter!

      Low and fast and subtle custom is the name of the game with the cars I like to build.. this won't be any different.. but I may add airride to allow it to be parked at a "scirocco purist" height so don't fret!

      More work on this tonight. I've got a fire under my ass to make this car 100% solid.

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      10-08-2012 09:06 PM #30
      Deffo one to watch!!

      Great work so far!

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      10-08-2012 09:32 PM #31
      always enjoy your builds whether it be golf or scirocco
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      10-08-2012 09:49 PM #32
      Tonight I decided to finish up the rot holes in the inner fender/wheel well. Exciting for me, but probably mundane to look at



      First patches in place



      Last piece formed and welded in place




      A little flap disc action to blend the welds a little bit and its ready for some self etching primer and rubberized rust encapsulator. I want to do the entire wheel wells and inner fenders, so for now I just sprayed some fast etch to etch the metal and stop it from flash rusting. Next I'll move on to the drivers side inner fender rust. Moving right along


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      10-08-2012 10:02 PM #33
      looking forward to more photos & updates

      also watching since I will to put some metal patches on my 78 someday
      5/5/15, RIP ... KJM (% k) ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !

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      10-09-2012 07:09 AM #34
      Your audience is set.


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      10-09-2012 07:38 AM #35
      very noble efforts!

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      10-09-2012 11:40 AM #36
      Once again, top notch!



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      10-09-2012 12:53 PM #37
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      10-09-2012 02:47 PM #38
      This is beautiful

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      10-09-2012 04:14 PM #39
      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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      10-09-2012 04:32 PM #40
      always entertaining to see your builds matt, nice work so far
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      10-10-2012 09:22 AM #41
      Thanks guys, I'm excited to bust out some work on this in between my other projects. If I get time tonight I may start tackling the rust on the passenger inner fender/wiper cowl intersection. From there it's a quick patch on the inner passenger rocker/floor union and I can move onto fun stuff like shaving the side markers and such

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      10-10-2012 09:08 PM #42
      Tonight I tackled the edge of the wiper cowl rot. I first cut out the rotted area.





      I started by bending up a piece of construction paper to the rough size I needed, then I cut it out of 20 gauge aluminized steel. I then measured the other side and marked out the bend line I needed to make.



      I then used the new Eastwood versa bend metal brake to make a crisp 90 degree bend in the patch panel.









      I then used the Eastwood MIG 135 with .023/.6 mig wire to weld the panel in place. I slowly welded and formed the panel to shape. Then I used a flap wheel on the angle grinder to blend the welds and flow the patch panel into the original metal. I'll be treating and sealing all of this once I replace the front core support.










      More later this week

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      10-11-2012 11:04 AM #43
      Amazeing

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      10-11-2012 04:22 PM #44
      How is the gap on the fender....Probably wont matter since you most likely have nos seals that go between the fender and cowl.

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      10-11-2012 08:27 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      How is the gap on the fender....Probably wont matter since you most likely have nos seals that go between the fender and cowl.
      I need those too,...

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      10-11-2012 08:59 PM #46
      Wow, you seem to have everything Eastwood makes. Do you get a discount or just put your paycheck right back into the company? BTW, I love the Eastwood products.

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      10-11-2012 10:01 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      How is the gap on the fender....Probably wont matter since you most likely have nos seals that go between the fender and cowl.
      Worst trim ever, they trap dirt and moisture and promote rot
      Its hard to make a comeback if you've never left

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      10-11-2012 11:10 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      Wow, you seem to have everything Eastwood makes. Do you get a discount or just put your paycheck right back into the company? BTW, I love the Eastwood products.
      he works for eastwood.....living the dream
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      10-12-2012 08:46 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by fastrabbit82 View Post
      he works for eastwood.....living the dream
      its the perfect girlfriend excuse..."sorry honey,i have to work on my car again tonight.it's my job"

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      10-12-2012 08:58 PM #50
      Well it took me awhile to find this thread. I will be watching.

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