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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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      10-09-2012 05:14 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 05:32 PM #40
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      10-10-2012 10:22 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 10:08 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 12:04 PM #43
      Amazeing

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      10-11-2012 05:22 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 09:27 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 09:59 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 11:01 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
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      10-12-2012 12:10 AM #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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      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 09:58 PM #50
      Well it took me awhile to find this thread. I will be watching.

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      10-14-2012 11:39 AM #51
      Watching as well! Excited to see another mk1 saved!!

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      10-14-2012 12:57 PM #52
      "its the perfect girlfriend excuse..."sorry honey,i have to work on my car again tonight.it's my job"

      Hahahaha! Brilliant!

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      10-14-2012 10:24 PM #53
      Been quite sick most of this weekend and only got to work on the car tonight for a short while. I got the rust cut out of the floor/inner rocker and I straightened and cut out the destroyed, rusty pinch weld portions. I also found a little bit of rust at the bottom corner at the base of the A-pillar/Inner fender. After stripping the area down to bare metal I cut out a patch panel and bent it up on the versa bend to make up the inner pinch weld section.





      I then stitch welded the patch in place from inside the car. I still need to make some more pieces for the outer pinch weld and at the corner of the bottom of the A-pillar. I also need to stud weld and pull the dents out of the rocker above the rusted areas. They are pretty rust free otherwise, so I'd rather keep the OG metal and pull the dents. I'll show that process later this week

      Welds aren't quite as pretty at the rocker since the metal was pretty thin in there and I needed to fill some imperfections. But all is sealed and solid








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      10-15-2012 07:40 AM #54
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    20. 10-16-2012 04:02 PM #55
      Nice work on those patch pieces
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      10-18-2012 11:40 AM #57
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      Great times haha. Honored to say my cars/I could be a part of the fun that was VWFiends



      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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      10-18-2012 05:20 PM #58
      Dude you really need to plan your SEMA thing to include a SoCal stop (Bonelli?). I'd love to thank you in person for that single TV light that I needed and you just happened to have.

      You are getting quite good at the metal shaping/fabbing too!
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      10-18-2012 10:33 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by veetarded View Post
      Dude you really need to plan your SEMA thing to include a SoCal stop (Bonelli?). I'd love to thank you in person for that single TV light that I needed and you just happened to have.

      You are getting quite good at the metal shaping/fabbing too!
      I wish man! I fly out early with my lady to hang out and see the sights.. so nut much time for a roadtrip.. but I do come out to the LA area every late winter for some presentations at Source Interlink in Irvine and El Segundo.. maybe this year I can actually make it out your way to say hello! (If I'm not busy playing with hotrods )

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      10-19-2012 05:53 PM #60
      Cool deal. Irvine is not far from here at all (like 20 minutes) and has the added allure of Cars and Coffee on Saturday mornings.

      Let me know when you are coming and we'll figure something out; I'm sure I could rally the SoCal rocco crew (what is left of it anyway) as well.
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      10-21-2012 11:51 PM #62
      This weekend I spent a bunch of time focusing on the scirocco. I disconnected the rear end wiring and rolled it up in the car first. Then I began cleaning and digging into the drivers side floor. After I wire wheeled and cleaned up the floor, I noticed that there was some rot at the inner rocker/floor joint that needed to be addressed. After cutting it all out and straightening the pinch weld, it looked almost as bad as the passenger side.






      I cut out the rotted area as mentioned and drilled out the spot welds in the pinch welds in the same area and then made up a new piece to fit in place.



      I welded in the patch panel and then etch primed the area. I then finished cleaning the front drivers floor and coated the area in rubberized rust encapsulator to treat and seal it from rusting further. I then went and treated the boxed in/hidden areas inside the rockers, rear wheel wells, and seat slider cross-member in the drivers floor with Eastwood Internal Frame Coating. Hopefully all of these precautions saves the car and allows it to last another 30+ years. (sorry for the dark pics forgot to snap pics until I was cleaning up this evening)





      I also decided to shave the rear marker lights. I started by stripping the area with some bristle discs.







      I then cut a piece to fit snugly in the main hole and welded it up along with the small screw holes. I then blended the welds and sprayed on some etch primer to seal the area.








      With a little time left this evening I decided to keep going and got the drivetrain 90% ready to pull. I just need to remove the driveshafts and I'm ready to drop the engine out. I hope to get it out this week if I get time. Also while I had some space, I decided to test fit the magnacharger kit just to see how everything would jive in the bay.






      Man is that thing a tight fit! Once it's in, there actually is a little room between the charger and the rain tray, but not much. I quickly noticed that there's no way a standard VW fuel rail will fit with the charger and manifold. Once I get the engine back on an engine stand I can start brewing up some sort of idea on how to adapt an EFI fuel rail to the magnacharger kit with out permanently modifying these rare pieces of vintage watercooled history. I am going to try and bang a bunch of work out on my projects before I leave Friday for a week.

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      10-22-2012 12:09 AM #63
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      10-22-2012 10:22 AM #64
      Matt You do nice work fast
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      10-22-2012 11:22 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by 83mk2scirocco View Post

      I'm also looking forward to seeing more about this charger

      by the way there is a mk1 in the classifieds with one of these Autotech chargers on a 16v engine

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      10-22-2012 12:57 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      Man is that thing a tight fit! Once it's in, there actually is a little room between the charger and the rain tray, but not much. I quickly noticed that there's no way a standard VW fuel rail will fit with the charger and manifold. Once I get the engine back on an engine stand I can start brewing up some sort of idea on how to adapt an EFI fuel rail to the magnacharger kit with out permanently modifying these rare pieces of vintage watercooled history. I am going to try and bang a bunch of work out on my projects before I leave Friday for a week.
      My family has a MkI Scirocco with the same charger that's been mothballed for years. I'm certain we reshaped the cowl a bit so there would be more clearance for that elbow. As for the fuel rail, I know how tight it is to get CIS injectors into cyls 2 & 3 (Autotech supplied a pair of short elbows to clear it). My suggestion is a spacer between the charger and the manifold for the clearance needed. If you go that route, cowl modification is the only way.

      I'm digging the build! I was beginning to think these Autotech kits went the way of the dinosaurs. I've only seen two in person, and we own one of them. Glad to see them resurfacing.

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      10-22-2012 01:22 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by dub01 View Post
      My family has a MkI Scirocco with the same charger that's been mothballed for years. I'm certain we reshaped the cowl a bit so there would be more clearance for that elbow. As for the fuel rail, I know how tight it is to get CIS injectors into cyls 2 & 3 (Autotech supplied a pair of short elbows to clear it). My suggestion is a spacer between the charger and the manifold for the clearance needed. If you go that route, cowl modification is the only way.

      I'm digging the build! I was beginning to think these Autotech kits went the way of the dinosaurs. I've only seen two in person, and we own one of them. Glad to see them resurfacing.

      Awesome to hear of another car/kit stashed away! I'd love to see pics! Feel free to give it to me if you ever get tired of it

      Great idea on spacing the charger... I'd rather tuck the fuel rail down low in a stock-like location.. I may need to retest fit and mod the raintray to fit. It wouldn't take much to just build that indent in the raintray back a few inches deeper.. hmmmm

      Thanks for the ideas, one of the many reasons I like sharing builds.. others giving ideas and helping me problem-solve my silly projects

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