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    1. Member motorlager's Avatar
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      10-11-2012 09:25 PM #1
      So she's been sitting at work without an engine collecting dirt and bugs for a while now. It looks terrible and im under some pressure to get her out of the parking lot. So...

      Gonna use my old jetta rv engine. Digi-1, Rebuilt, autotech 270, decked, a little bit grinding on the manifolds. Found a rebuilt FF at the transmission shop next door.

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      10-11-2012 09:30 PM #2
      The kids helped me move the fuel lines to the other side. Well one of them did.

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      10-13-2012 11:25 AM #3
      I cut the hard lines and flared the tubing on the passenger side. A couple of rubber lines and some fuel line clamps.


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      10-14-2012 04:25 PM #4
      Put two flange nuts in the body for the K-bar. instead of the the old nut and bolt.


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      10-14-2012 10:08 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by motorlager View Post
      Put two flange nuts in the body for the K-bar. instead of the the old nut and bolt.



      good idea, hopefully any bending in the front wont break the welds on those

      welds are usually really strong

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      10-25-2012 11:56 PM #6
      Yeah, maybe it will crack. We'll have to wait and see.

      Good thing it rained this week. Washed all the dirt off and it doesnt look so bad.


      Cut a 2" hole around this hole in the cowl for the digifant harness.



      Made filter mount for the back in place of the old accumulator
      Last edited by motorlager; 10-26-2012 at 12:03 AM. Reason: forgot something

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      10-26-2012 12:04 AM #7
      i like that color

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      05-21-2013 09:38 PM #8
      Thanks! Its jasper green LE6D.

      So its been sitting there since last fall and there was an inch of water on the floor and also in one tailght and turn signal lense. The entire interior has been taken over by mold.

      Airing it out for a while


      Moldy carpet had to go as well as the tar mats.


      Rust!


      That's as far as i got besides a little brake and electrical work. Going to get back on it soon

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      05-21-2013 10:05 PM #9
      interior doesnt look too bad
      you know we have all seen worse on here

      interested in why vw painted over the glue/plastic stuff under the carpet??....

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      05-23-2013 09:28 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      interested in why vw painted over the glue/plastic stuff under the carpet??....
      Its saves time.

      The floors ended up being good Still trying to get all of the glue out of the corners and go up a little higher in the front section. Then maybe i'll take a look under the spare tire


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