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      01-27-2008 03:36 PM #1
      the good
      mint interior, and when i say mint i meant m.i.n.t. the headliner is perfect, the seats look like they have never been sat in. carpet is fresh and clean. all of which are red. the floors have zero rust which is incredibly weird since the rockers have seen way better days.
      the bad
      it has cancer of the radiator suport, rockers, and rear arches. the radiator support looks
      more like a weapon or cheese grater than anything else. the rockers look like there was
      a attempt to save them at one point. the rear arches have rust in the weirdest places.
      kind of like if you lines up 10 s1's and the first nine were clean and rust free in one spot,
      but the 10th had a holes the size of melons.


      the plan is to strip the body of all of its valuable parts, and save them for later. strip the body of seam sealer and factory primer. reasons for this are we want to address everything
      right off the back rather than repair thing next year and so on. we will be cutting and
      replacing the front end and all other cancerous areas. a motor and drive train have already
      been procreated from a past project.

      first things first was to strip the body down bare. unfortunately there wasnt a camera around for the beginning. so just imagine taking out your interior, motor, and rear beam. leaving you with just a shell. not a rolling shell, just a shell. here is where the story continues:


      with the body striped of all its parts and the interior set aside; a home made rotisserie was fabricated and fitted using the bumper mounts. over all the rotisserie cost $60 in wood, casters and bolts from home depot.
      here is the first roll, and a kind of nervous one, at least for me.


      stoked. it worked.

      enough celebration, back to work!!
      dove right in to it. here is tobias (tobiwonkonobi) addressing the last few bits in the engine bay.

      meanwhile i attacked the rockers with the crud thug:


      this thing rips threw seam sealer like butter.
      it ended up getting late. so more picture to follow this week.[IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]


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      01-27-2008 03:40 PM #2
      I wish I had one of those tools! It took me about a solid day with the one I have to get all my undercoating off. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Good luck.

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      01-27-2008 04:44 PM #3
      the crud thug is a great tool to have. plus its fun to use.
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      01-27-2008 05:00 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by ventoCL »
      the crud thug is a great tool to have. plus its fun to use.

      Make it as fun as possible, because its not a fun job at all!

      Tell us more about the plans, im interested. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-27-2008 06:02 PM #5
      Your steering wheel appears to be on the wrong side


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      01-27-2008 06:28 PM #6
      Nice man!
      Keep the pictures coming. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-27-2008 09:15 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by G-rocco »
      Your steering wheel appears to be on the wrong side



      i dont know how much of the plan i am aloud to discuss. hopefully jesse (rtw rally) will chime in, he is the main character. hes funding this adventure and the rest of us are here for the ride. im documenting and laying narration to it.
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      01-27-2008 11:14 PM #8
      we call this the "rash #2"...a reincarnation of a former pvw car
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      01-27-2008 11:33 PM #9
      I'm not familiar with the first.

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      01-28-2008 11:35 AM #10
      It looks like a cool project and I love the rotisserie! Is this the car that was brought over by Ecode that Yarrow had for a while?

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      01-28-2008 11:52 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by [email protected] »
      It looks like a cool project and I love the rotisserie! Is this the car that was brought over by Ecode that Yarrow had for a while?

      Yes it is.
      We are performing all the work at Yarrowsport after business hours/weekends.
      The Donor was a controversial car known as The rash.It was an orange aeb swapped rabbit featured in PVW in early '07(not sure what month off hand).
      Rash had been totaled but all the drivetrain was still intact.So this is the new housing for the drivetrain.
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      01-28-2008 01:08 PM #12
      you mean the bright bright orange rabbit with the weird front bumper?
      hopefully the scirocco stays a bit more tasteful then that thing was..

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      01-28-2008 01:36 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by saddest6day66 »
      you mean the bright bright orange rabbit with the weird front bumper?

      yes, that thing
      and yes it will be more tasteful. The wonderful front bumper is up for sale

      found a pic of the donor powerplant




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      01-28-2008 02:10 PM #14
      That color might be hot on a rocco at least. Is this more of an all out speedster? I'd be interested to see some projected horsepower. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-28-2008 08:15 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by RTW Rally »
      yes, that thing
      and yes it will be more tasteful. The wonderful front bumper is up for sale

      found a pic of the donor powerplant
      Kinda disappointing to hear that car got totalled. I didn't care for the front bumper either, but it lookd like a well built machine.
      Modified by RTW Rally at 6:57 PM 1-28-2008
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

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      01-28-2008 10:10 PM #16
      yea I know it sux, but, its a fresh start with only a couple of people helping when they can.
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      01-29-2008 01:15 AM #17
      dibs on cutting the front clip off!!!
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      01-29-2008 11:52 AM #18
      i loooooove rust!

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      01-29-2008 02:32 PM #19
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      Quote, originally posted by saddest6day66 »
      hopefully the scirocco stays a bit more tasteful then that thing was..

    21. 01-29-2008 04:47 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by ventoCL »
      meanwhile i attacked the rockers with the crud thug

      Is that the Snap On tool called the Crud Thug? Have you used it on the undercoat too? Does it work? I'm contemplating stripping my undercoating, but haven't heard of a method that works particularly well yet. The Snap On tool looks expensive, but if it works it'd be worth it...
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      01-29-2008 04:55 PM #21
      yes its made by snap on. there are a few different wheels you can by for it. the wheel in the video is the medium "grit". the heavy grit will rip threw anything, including undercoat.
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    23. 01-29-2008 05:09 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by ventoCL »
      yes its made by snap on. there are a few different wheels you can by for it. the wheel in the video is the medium "grit". the heavy grit will rip threw anything, including undercoat.

      Awesome! And does it harm the metal at all? I was reading that some people are even using needle scalers to remove undercoat. They say to "be careful". That kinda scares me since I don't want my floor pan to be dented/gouged...
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    24. 01-29-2008 05:18 PM #23
      oh oh I wanna play!!!!
      before we took it apart




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      01-29-2008 05:35 PM #24
      omg!! wheres the fender mounting points?!!?

    26. 01-29-2008 06:29 PM #25
      coolest brake callipers ever.

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