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    1. 03-19-2009 11:25 AM #1
      I bought a burnt Corrado yesterday and figured I may as well throw some progress pictures up here. I have been a VW fan all my life and this is the only VW that I have never had the pleasure of owning (besides new **** and air cooled). Anyways, I have some crazy plans for it and I will let the pictures do the talking. Not "crazy" cool plans but lets just say it wont be a petrol engine when I am done



      I worked on the car for an hour or two yesterday, more or less just threw out all of the garbage and started disconnecting all the burnt wiring. If you guys have any comments or any ideas for the car please feel free to chime in. Does anyone have a Rado parts car or know where to get a hood pop cable for under $100
      And as it sits after day one..

      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] or [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] ??

      Modified by red85GTi at 8:28 AM 3-19-2009


      Modified by red85GTi at 8:29 AM 3-19-2009

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      03-19-2009 11:32 AM #2
      cool.

    4. 03-19-2009 11:53 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by deth_core »
      cool.

      Thanks man, I will have more progress pics this weekend.

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      03-19-2009 12:16 PM #4
      Way cool to be saving it. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Check out the classifieds, there always seems to be plenty not saving their cars.

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      03-19-2009 12:41 PM #5
      i say go vr, 16v or 1.8t swap... its not worth the money to restore a burnt out g60... no garuntees it will run after replacing everything. they're too finicky...
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      03-19-2009 12:51 PM #6
      Cool! But were the hotdogs done yet?
      Looks like a good project!
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      03-19-2009 01:17 PM #7
      just use some electrical tape.

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      03-19-2009 01:22 PM #8
      poor thing had an engine fire. glad to see it getting some love. the exterior looks great besides the hood. tear that motor out and start washing that baye....

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      03-19-2009 01:49 PM #9
      nice [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    12. 03-19-2009 04:14 PM #10
      do u know how it caught fire? i read on the-corrado.net that there some kind of fuel lines in the engine bay that sit to close to the motor and i guess they eventually dry rot and drip on the motor and theres your fire..Get stainless steel lines... im just wondering if thats how it caught up on fire..

    13. 03-22-2009 08:00 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by 301g60 »
      do u know how it caught fire? i read on the-corrado.net that there some kind of fuel lines in the engine bay that sit to close to the motor and i guess they eventually dry rot and drip on the motor and theres your fire..Get stainless steel lines... im just wondering if thats how it caught up on fire..

      Not sure how it caught fire and it is almost ready for a diesel anyways so I don't need any fuel lines but thanks for the info.
      Here are a couple pictures of the past days activities.

      Motor out

      Bay cleaned up pretty good for having all that plastic on it. Today I am going to try and get the wiring all back in and maybe some brakes if I have time. Wish me luck

    14. 03-22-2009 08:10 AM #12
      nice work man [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] for saving a rado... it looks to me the fire started nowhere near the fuel lines.... almost looks like it started at the 0/1 gauge wire ion the pic... and stayed mostly on that side of the motor.. fuel line fires are generally on top or the passenger side of the motor

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      03-22-2009 08:21 AM #13
      it was probably the fuel line with the after-run switch on it on the opposite side of the fuel rail.
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    16. 03-22-2009 08:21 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by raddo0125 »
      nice work man [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] for saving a rado... it looks to me the fire started nowhere near the fuel lines.... almost looks like it started at the 0/1 gauge wire ion the pic... and stayed mostly on that side of the motor.. fuel line fires are generally on top or the passenger side of the motor

      Thanks for the kind words. You guys are much nicer than other forums, corrado owners ftw
      I believe the fire may have started at the fuel rail, the PO said he could smell fuel for a few hours before she finally caught about 15 minutes from his destination. Luckily he had stopped by a place that the home owner was around so he got some water and put the fire out within minutes. If he had been in the highway we would be less 1 corrado. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-22-2009 08:25 AM #15
      My g60 was leaking from there BAD. I wound up actually smelling it while driving and catching it early enough.....
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      If it makes a difference, I really do miss my g60 Love my VRT to death but I wish I had the g60 also.......Thinking about building another one for my fiance for next year
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      03-22-2009 09:38 AM #16
      what r u gonna do with it?

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      03-22-2009 12:02 PM #17
      Cool man, hows that interior smell?
      Quote Originally Posted by Radvr6T View Post
      A true built car is one in which the owner alone has done its work intirely!
      Not had a shop build the motor,Not had a shop paint it ,Not had a upolster do the interior,Not just supplied money for work of any kind for the vehicle!
      According to this guy no one builds cars.

    20. 03-22-2009 12:53 PM #18
      Good on you, you are a real hero for sure. Most people allow these cars to be stripped down so it is good to see a real man (or woman) take this upon them selves to bring it back to life, good on you. Hopefully it all works out and you can build this car right.

    21. 03-22-2009 01:16 PM #19
      I've got a hood release cable you can have if you want. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    22. 03-22-2009 08:22 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by HyDrOPoNiC »
      I've got a hood release cable you can have if you want. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      It is that or I drill holes in the hood for a pin set-up
      Thanks

    23. 03-22-2009 08:23 PM #21

      Progress pic, should be running this weekend

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      03-22-2009 09:16 PM #22
      wow, youre gettin some good progress on that. it cleaned up really nice
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      03-22-2009 10:14 PM #23
      So ah...what did you do w/ the supercharger
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      03-22-2009 10:16 PM #24
      Hoodpins are just too ugly IMHO.

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      03-23-2009 12:43 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by red85GTi »
      Thanks for the kind words. You guys are much nicer than other forums, corrado owners ftw
      I believe the fire may have started at the fuel rail, the PO said he could smell fuel for a few hours before she finally caught about 15 minutes from his destination. Luckily he had stopped by a place that the home owner was around so he got some water and put the fire out within minutes. If he had been in the highway we would be less 1 corrado. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Hmm. I know the VRs were recalled for fuel rails, but I don't know about the G60s.

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