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      11-20-2016 07:55 PM #26
      Finally got a chance to take some pictures yesterday after I did some work!! I recently got the Azev Type A's mounted. I was worried about the 205/55r16 tires rubbing in the rear, but they seem to clear pretty well going over bumps and stuff.. I mean the car isn't lowered, but compared to stock this wheel/tire set up is quite large and really fills the wheel wells. I'll be lowering it about an inch in the rear and an inch and a half in the front soon, once the front fenders get back on it lol.

      IMG_8179 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8182 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8183 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      I also finished sound deadening the trunk today
      IMG_8194 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Also rebuilt the rear passenger fender with fiber glass.. Mostly as a measure to prevent rust. B2 passats have a plastic cover in the rear that holds up the breather tube for the fuel tank.. It traps and holds water like a sponge and causes the passenger fender to rot almost completely out as well as strut tower damage..
      IMG_8192 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      So here is the rot all cut out with the inner fender rebuilt where rot was an issue and covered in weld through primer. I didn't bother cleaning the welds up because it's going to be covered in fiber glass anyway.
      IMG_8180 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Made some fingers, coated them in weld through primer and tacked them in place in an outward facing position. When I applied the fiber glass I then pressed the fingers into the fiber glass to act as reinforcement for the fiber glass.
      IMG_8188 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8189 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8190 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8191 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Now that last picture looks horrid, but I have yet to sand it down. I assure you it will look much nicer tomorrow. It's already insanely strong which makes me happy. I was hesitant at first to try this out, but it saved me some time and I'm ok with that even though it's not how I would have preferred to fix it.

      More pictures and progress to come tomorrow.
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      11-22-2016 08:28 AM #27
      Worked on getting the front fenders to fit last night, also brought the two rust free doors and hood I picked up to work with me today so I can drop them off at my buddy's shop who works down the street from me. He owns a sand/media blasting and powder coating shop so I'm going to have him strip the paint off those items to free up some time for me to finish up the fiber glass work and start removing the rest of the rust and prepping the body for primer and then paint.. hopefully this thing will be painted in like two or three weeks so I wont have to worry about it sitting out any more.. then I can take my time getting the interior back together and drive it in the mean time!
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      11-28-2016 08:50 AM #28
      Made some progress over the weekend. For starters on Thanksgiving I got the headliner out, roof rack off and dashboard out.

      IMG_8198 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Thinking about reupholstering the headliner in black if I can't get this thing as clean as I want it.. I might do it regardless because my sunroof is missing the headliner piece and has been since I bought the car so for the sake of keeping everything uniform I'll probably reupholster it.
      IMG_8195 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Roof rack gone.
      IMG_8199 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      And dash out.
      IMG_8203 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Also did something really cool.. I finally got the 20vt home on saturday! 5 cylinders of turbocharged badassery. It only took me about 8 months since the day I bought it to actually get it to my house

      IMG_8208 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8207 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      12-21-2016 07:06 PM #29
      Awesome project!

      I'll be watching.

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      12-28-2016 10:03 AM #30
      Subscribing as well.

    6. 12-31-2016 11:36 AM #31
      this is awesome

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      01-05-2017 09:39 AM #32
      Thanks for the kind words everyone! Life has been one big kick in the pants lately.. Between the holidays, family health issues and a friends wedding there hasn't been much time for progress. Here's what has happened in the past few weeks.

      Finished up the fiberglass rear fender on the passenger side.

      IMG_8255 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8256 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8257 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Also got the windshield and sunroof out.

      IMG_8259 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8258 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      And fixed the rot in these spots right here and there.

      IMG_8260 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8261 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Then I moved racecar #1 to a friends garage and put the grocery getter in the garage to work in the warmth because body filler and primer don't work in the cold lol.. It's a tight fit.

      IMG_8271 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8296 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Then I cursed at the floors on the driver side.. These are getting cut out more than likely as opposed to patching them.. But I'll see what I can do with them.

      IMG_8295 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8306 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      And finally I acquired some goodies. A kevlar timing belt cover for the 20v and a 3 row aluminum radiator.

      IMG_8290 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      And finally I got this Eastwood TIG200 which will help make a lot of the crazy ideas I have for this car become reality.

      IMG_8318 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      And the real update for today is that I finished all the drawings for making the prototype ITB turbo manifold.. So my buddy/coworker and I are going to get together and cut all the pieces from ABS plastic on his CNC machine and then I'll do an initial fit up of the new manifold and ITB's and then I can sort out the plenum design.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      01-05-2017 08:16 PM #33
      Ah, Rust Sucks...

      But that Kevlar timing cover on the other hand:

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      01-05-2017 08:50 PM #34
      Rad car. Looks like a sweet project. In for more


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      01-05-2017 09:51 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettaboy1884 View Post
      Ah, Rust Sucks...

      But that Kevlar timing cover on the other hand:
      Rust does really suck, but I'll get it worked out hopefully sooner than later.. I need this thing in paint asap and this is holding it up haha. But the kevlar belt cover is quite sick and super light. I might make kevlar or carbon/kevlar charge pipes for the turbo plumbing to add to the overall Group B Audi Quattro feel I want the engine bay to have. But that will be decided later once the engine actually goes in lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by foxygrandpa View Post
      Rad car. Looks like a sweet project. In for more


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      Thank you! Here is some more, it's boring stuff, but it's still progress stuff haha

      Fixed this last bit of rot on the driver side rear wheel arch.
      IMG_8327 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Also worked on the radiator I got. It was mine originally for my mk1 and I gave it to my cousin.. He never used it so I got it back and put the new TIG welder to use. It's originally for a Civic so I had to modify the lower hose bung and flip the side it was on. But now I have a slightly shorter, but thicker, 3 core aluminum radiator that fits perfectly in the stock position. I should have not been so lazy and switched out my tungsten, the one I was using wasn't quite right for the job so as you can see I smoothed out the welds quite a bit to ensure a good seal.

      IMG_8330 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8331 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      IMG_8332 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      01-06-2017 02:59 PM #36
      Update.. Group B parts on the way. Audi Quattro S1 intake manifold plenum. I just bought this today.

      S1 intake by dougkehl1, on Flickr
      S1 intake back by dougkehl1, on Flickr

      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      01-06-2017 11:05 PM #37
      Nice work on the car, hate the rust though. Nice progress!
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      01-09-2017 08:28 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      Nice work on the car, hate the rust though. Nice progress!
      Thanks man! And yeah the rust is a real pain. But this weekend I was able to get rid of most of it.. Now it's just the floor on the driver side that needs fixing. But I think for now I'm going to focus on getting the thing in epoxy primer and block sanded so it's ready for paint.
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      01-31-2017 09:16 AM #39
      Been on and off traveling for work and it's put a damper on things, but I got a chance to open up the box that came from Germany with a very cool part inside. This plenum and the ITB set up I put together are perfect for each other in terms of port spacing as they should have been. Now hopefully this weekend I can find some time to get to my buddies house and use his CNC machine to cut out the test manifold from some ABS plastic to adapt the ITB's to the head of the AAN which hopefully I'll be able to get into my garage in the next couple weeks so I can start mocking things up.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      02-12-2017 11:25 AM #40
      Worked on the car a bunch. I went to a local junkyard and scored a driver side floor in great shape and the area that holds the cover for the filler neck for $50. Upon welding in the filler neck area I realized that my fix of the passenger side fender had separated just a hair from the quarter panel due to the heat.. Needless to say I was not happy. I had feared this would happen in the heat of summer, but I'm glad it happened before I got the car in paint..

      Cut all that crap out and welded a new fender arch in. I'm much happier with this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
      Function is the form.
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