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    1. Member Ginsta_Pimpsta's Avatar
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      02-02-2009 11:30 AM #1
      My plans changed back in July I decided to put a big X on converting the car to OBD2 VR6 and do something fun..I had a good run with the VR6 but it was either go big turbo on the VR6 or ....... I decided on a TDI swap instead...

      I knew the perfect person to do the swap for me. ..Frank Hart in NC, he has done a few TDI swaps in corrados (if you were at H2o you would of saw both of them there).
      I found the perfect donor car in New Hampshire...but didn't have the time to go to New Hampshire and pick it up. So Frank drove from NC to NH stopped in CT and crashed on the couch. Then headed back to NC in the morning with the TDI jetta.



      It was a complete rust bucket....





      The car was supposed to go to NC by October but there was some delays...so I finally rented a Uhaul trailer on 1/22/09 to head down to VA/NC but of course ran into another problem the car was too low to get on the trailer so I took half of day of work on Friday and raised up all 4 sides...
      before:

      After:

      My boyfriend and I woke up at 3:30am on Saturday morning to begin our trip down to VA we had to get down to VA pretty early to pull the VR6 out..

      The Van wasn't very happy

      Arrived in VA at Frank's shop at Noon and the tear down began




      See ya VR6 ..

      By 5:30pm on Saturday we loaded the golf back up on the Uhaul trailer.. Thank you Teddy [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emlove.gif[/IMG] and Frank [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/star.gif[/IMG]

      Obviously with the motor out the engine bay is going to be painted and a few other items..
      to be continued....

      Modified by Ginsta_Pimpsta at 11:31 AM 2-2-2009


      Modified by Ginsta_Pimpsta at 11:33 AM 2-2-2009
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      02-02-2009 11:38 AM #2
      gina you trailered your car to Va to take the motor out
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    4. 02-02-2009 11:41 AM #3
      why the swap?
      it's gonna get the same mileage as your vr
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    6. 02-02-2009 11:42 AM #4
      you seriously need to move that car backwards on the trailer.

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      02-02-2009 11:43 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by 1SickWhtDub »
      gina you trailered your car to Va to take the motor out

      The new owner of the motor lives in Va so that's why the motor was pulled in VA..
      All the other work is getting down that way also..
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      02-02-2009 11:46 AM #6
      Cool.
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      02-02-2009 11:47 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Ginsta_Pimpsta »
      The new owner of the motor lives in Va so that's why the motor was pulled in VA..
      All the other work is getting down that way also..

      ohhh, so you dropped the car off somewhere on the way home? makes sense then!
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      02-02-2009 11:52 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by MKIII’s KING »
      why the swap?
      it's gonna get the same mileage as your vr

      How do you know how much mileage my VR6 got?
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      02-02-2009 11:53 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Ginsta_Pimpsta »
      How do you know how much mileage my VR6 got?

      didnt it get sitting in the garage mpg? [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emlove.gif[/IMG]
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      02-02-2009 11:54 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by 1SickWhtDub »
      ohhh, so you dropped the car off somewhere on the way home? makes sense then!

      Yes a friend down in NC is going to do the paint ..and Frank is doing the swap and lives down in NC..
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      02-02-2009 12:00 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by 1SickWhtDub »
      didnt it get sitting in the garage mpg? [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emlove.gif[/IMG]

      The car was daily driven till 2005 when my registration was invalid due to failing emissions..
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      02-02-2009 12:01 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by sonofernest »
      you seriously need to move that car backwards on the trailer.

      why would she have done that? The front of the trailer has the "chocks" to stop the car from rolling off of it not to mention the wheel straps are there also...

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      02-02-2009 12:02 PM #13
      Cool to see something happening with it. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    16. 02-02-2009 12:18 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by 1SickWhtDub »
      didnt it get sitting in the garage mpg?

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      02-02-2009 12:56 PM #15
      Rob settin trends.
      drop.

    18. 02-02-2009 02:04 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by slo deno »
      Rob settin trends.

      f' that. frank started this trend

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      02-02-2009 02:36 PM #17
      I'm gunna start a trend of doing my girl's motorwork inhouse.
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      02-02-2009 02:41 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Ginsta_Pimpsta »
      The car was daily driven till 2005 when my registration was invalid due to failing emissions..

      thats pretty lame... are you going to daily drive it with the new motor?
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    21. 02-02-2009 02:55 PM #19
      I help her as much as she wants. I have my own projects to take care of.

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      02-02-2009 03:54 PM #20
      Frank also started the trend of pricing his Corrado's at $15k for a motor swap the defeats the purpose of a Corrado.
      drop.

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      02-02-2009 04:49 PM #21
      so erics painting the bay i assume? just re-spray? tdi [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] what upgrades are you doing?

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      02-02-2009 04:50 PM #22
      Vr6 to TDI swap okay I can understand but having someone 1200 miles away do it...no...
      Yes, I know the gun in my hand is pointed at my head.

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      02-02-2009 04:52 PM #23
      keeping my eye on this one

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      02-02-2009 04:59 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by d1rtyj4k3 »
      so erics painting the bay i assume? just re-spray? tdi [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] what upgrades are you doing?

      nothing crazy
      Yes he is painting the bay and a few other things..

      It's not about the miles..it's about quality work and friends...
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      02-02-2009 05:24 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Ginsta_Pimpsta »
      It's not about the miles..it's about quality work and friends...

      no no i understand because my buddy is doing a mk2 for a guy who lives in Baton Rouge. But TDI swap can be done in a weekend with some beer and friends.
      Yes, I know the gun in my hand is pointed at my head.

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