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  1. #26
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    Got the skirts painted over the weekend. I am going to try and get them on the car today.

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    Yaaaay


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    Hell yeah!
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    So I only took this one picture so far of the skirts installed. I will get some when the car is back together. I have a lot of adjusting to do, and making some better mounts but they look half decent.

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    Yesterday I decided it was time to finally swap the clutch. I ordered a Sachs VR6 upgrade which should be good with the new nozzles. The current clutch wasn't slipping, but I just wanted to be sure. The trans is filthy from the coolant leak.

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    Threw on the hybrid oil pan and new rear main seal. Also found the car has an ECS Flywheel.

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    I am waiting on a few more parts that I forgot to order, and I have a friend coming over tomorrow to get the trans back in since I dont have a trans jack yet.
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    Looking good. Skirts will looks awesome when painted.

    Did u clean the gearbox while you are there ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    Looking good. Skirts will looks awesome when painted.

    Did u clean the gearbox while you are there ?
    Did a minor clean, but I have a coolant leak thats dripping on it, so I will try and really clean it after I fix that problem. It was a cold week ( 30*) so I didnt want to get out the hose and pressure washer for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Did a minor clean, but I have a coolant leak thats dripping on it, so I will try and really clean it after I fix that problem. It was a cold week ( 30*) so I didnt want to get out the hose and pressure washer for it.
    Sounds logical. Never mind my detailing craziness


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    So lets play catch up to the fun that I had after the clutch was all together.

    First I decided to get a new alignment since I threw in new tie rods. Figured why not do them while the trans was out and there was room. One side was not in bad shape at all but I feel like it was a good $65 investment into the car. Anyway I took it back to Mavis for the free check and fix, but it didnt fit on their rack anymore. It was close before. Took it to the other much further away shop a few days later and started to have a major issue on the way down. The clutch line started to leak and was not holding pressure anymore. I limped it to the shop, they did the alignment thankfully, and limed it to my friends house down the road. We pulled the slave, threw in another with a new o-ring. No luck. Stock back in and bleed, kinda held. I got the car home, it sat till a new slave and line came in. Easy fix. Works like a charm and was a lot less than a new oem hose.

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    I decided to finally put on the oem euro front rubstrip that has been waiting. I went with plasti dip for now. I wanted to see what the car looked like with texture. To me its a more "euro" look which pairs well with the basic tdi. I found some new plastic/tape combo which made this so easy.

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    Turned out good I think. I have some clean up to do on the door strips, and I may even re dip them eventually.

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    The skirts are still off since I need to make up a better mount along the body. I kept hitting it with my heel and didnt want to break them. I also kind of want oem to be honest.

    Next up I found some wheels I always wanted for a very good price. Corvette C4 Anniversary in 17x9.5. Tires are also basically new with 500ish miles.

    IMG-5039 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Got home. Immediately had to test fit them. First issue. Just a little extra pad backing plate. Easy fix with the die grinder.

    IMG-5042 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Wheels are spray bombed white, which I honestly dont **** right now. I will do something fun with them over the winter when I get bored.

    IMG-5049 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Another problem was the front wheels would not clear the strut body itself. I also had to ditch the helper springs and wind up the perches. I can now go a little lower as well. Anyway the adapters ordered were 31mm and 38mm. The guy mentioned the front poked a lot, which I didnt think about at the time. Anyway he was using the 38 up front which cleared, and the 31mm in the back. If I was going to order new adapters which I dont want to spend the money on I would get 36mm and 40mm. I ended up using a slip on 5x120.65 5mm spacer which I might drop down to a 3mm. Good thing I can share these with the corvette lol.

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    Anyway enough rambling on. Here is the pics from last night when I had them on finally. I will get some real shots today after a test drive. If I could add a touch of camber up front they would be perfect I think. Or a smaller tire up front.

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    OG, triple OG.

    Loving the attention to the detail. The license frame and wheels tug at my heart strings.

    Also.. want to do chains and clutch on my MK4? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
    OG, triple OG.

    Loving the attention to the detail. The license frame and wheels tug at my heart strings.

    Also.. want to do chains and clutch on my MK4? :p
    I will run the plate frame till it falls apart on every one of my cars. I am deff going for another throwback vibe with this one. I will send you a mesage about the work.


    So I needed a new driver fender after rolling them due to rust at the bottom. Ran out to Lenker Volkswagen Collection to check out their TDI collection and grab the fender. Stopped along the way at my old jeep stomping ground.

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    I want to come back here when its open again with the wife. Sure looked cool

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    Also ended up finally finding a OEM 4-motion lip. I need to get better pics but I am so happy with it. I did order a reiger rep which I might still run eventually.

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    Also another big moment. Getting closer to 350k. I am going to do a timing belt once that happens.

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    Corvette wheels are off for now till I get new front adapters. I didnt trust the slip on combo up front enough.
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    This is such a nice build. OEM+ with a bit OG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    This is such a nice build. OEM+ with a bit OG.
    Exactly what I am going for. I wish the body was in better shape, but theres only really one bad dent.

    So I decided to order some tires finally for the brocks. They showed up in a day, and my friend down the road got them mounted up right away on a sunday. I threw them on immediately. I still want to play with the fitment, but I am very happy with them.

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    Since I am a nerd, and had the perfect opportunity.

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    Also took off the roof rack for the time being. We are expecting snow anyway and if the car is outside I didnt want to deal with the rack and cleaning it off. Walking out this morning to the shop and seeing it, I really like the car now.

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    Debating with myself to get air or not. If I do itll be a older style setup with parts I have around for the management.
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    Well I made the decision. Found a setup used locally for a good deal. I was originally going to run to Pittsburg on sunday (8 hr round trip) for a low mile set of struts and no management for 1k. I got this setup for $500 more and had to drive 10 min away. Hard to beat.

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    Gonna look sick .


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