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    Default Satchealous Garage Mk1 rabbit

    Been lurking here forever, time to add my build... I live in the ghettos of southern ontario for school, and share a house with a bunch of buddies. We are all engineering students and are into cars so we always have a ridiculous amount of projects going on. Pics of the Satchealous garage later in the thread. Project vehicles range from dubs to 240's to diesels, e30's, muscle cars and the list goes on... Here's my project:

    It's an '83 GTI, basically bone stock mechanically. Looked like this when I bought it:




    Then some kids smashed my windshield and it looked like this


    And in the tiny garage for a long time




    Then I got these snowflakes






    I did a few other things... swapped the gas tank so I no longer had the right hand turn stalling problems, welded scirocco seat bases to some police car recaros, got a mk1 dash (old one was a hacked mk2 dash)




    my haggered grill thats held together by zip ties


    I drove the car like that for the summer and had a lot of fun. I even took it to the drag strip and did a blistering fast 18sec pass Later in the fall though, I hit a massive bump from construction and banged up one of my snowflakes pretty good. Tires were pretty well garbage too so I figured I'd just pick u a new set of wheels (with some rubber). Got some bmw exims with balloon tires for pretty cheap.









    Front fender shaved


    plugs set in the hatch, ready to be welded in


    inner antenna wire hole patched


    Nice and smooth hatch now


    I also pulled my dash out and painted it with some duplicolor interior vinyl spray paint. Here's what it looked like before paint


    while drying:


    and somewhat put together:


    Some rust repair:






    The camera flash really shows the surface rust and makes it look worse than it really is but still, the passenger side is pretty bad :banghead:







    Pulling the 8 valves of fury:









    Found a first gen rx7 steering wheel so I thought I'd modify it to fit my quick release hub
















    Tucked away in the Satchealous Garage




    started doing some engine bay work


    Painting the block:









    my new seats :


    started dickin around with a flange in solidworks

    Here's what I want to do with the intake:





    Engine specs:
    -2.0 16v block (stock, replaced rod bearings)
    -1.8 16v head (stuck but rebuilt)
    -raceland header
    -zx6r bike carbs
    -act 4 puck clutch

    That's about it for now. So far this has just been copied and pasted from my vortex build thread but I'll add new stuff soon.
    Last edited by aaron22; 09-28-2013 at 03:01 PM.

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    Racelands on and playing with my buddy's drag dr20's (his e30 in the background)















    Added some mounting tabs to the old scirocco bases that were already modded for my old recaros











    Some from this weekend:







    I will be buying these wheels sometime this summer. This was just a test fit but stance will get dialed in once the car's rolling
    Last edited by aaron22; 07-17-2011 at 06:40 PM.

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    Do work son!

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    Damn dude! Ive seen this thing lots of facebook (but not lately)

    I used to live across the street from you..... Where are you now?

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    PERFECT man, builds lookin awesome!

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    i like where this is going, a lot. any plans on interior work, or are you going the light weight route and keeping it bare?
    ///M 2.0
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    love the body style of this gen
    Low n' Slow since 93*

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    I love seeing a build thread with so much home built content in 1 post. Great work man, keep it up.

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    Nice build, this is going somewhere. Love the engine you're about to put in!

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    nice job...
    i always love mk1

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    Thanks for the props everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by HooWybrow View Post
    Damn dude! Ive seen this thing lots of facebook (but not lately)

    I used to live across the street from you..... Where are you now?
    woooaaah small world... I used to think your crv was the coolest thing ever hahaha. I go to school in Oshawa but am in Stratford for the summer (work).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersh View Post
    i like where this is going, a lot. any plans on interior work, or are you going the light weight route and keeping it bare?
    keeping it bare. Once it runs I need to do a bit more work on the floor...welding, paint, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ. View Post
    Nice build, this is going somewhere. Love the engine you're about to put in!
    Thanks, the motor was supposed to go in the car on the weekend but I think I need to buy the real flywheel bolts I tried some fine thread 1/4" bolts but something weird is going on there




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    Looking good so far man.
    Knew this rabbit looked familiar from the Ontario forums.

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    Bosozuku exhaust.

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    good job..i love mk1 and 2
    I was born with nothing and still have most of it left

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    keep it up man this shit has some potential!

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    Probably won't get to work on the rabbit for another week or two but here's some pics of the action at the shop last weekend

    busy day...good thing we've got a big driveway


    buddy doing some work on his beater mk4




    Jon's scirocco getting ready for paint. New color sprayed on the hatch




    And my other ride

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    nice VW and in the shwa too. im in shitby lol
    I'd like to see it in person

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    Well let me know when you're home and what not, Mikes got a pretty sweet build going on and Ive got, well.... nothing... anymore.

    But I drive a slammed cavalier all day everyday (cause Im gay like that)

    Excited to see this thing done too! I didnt realize you were actually so into cars, or I wouldve messaged you sooner about helping out and shit!

    EDIT: My Cr-V WAS the shit! hahaha!

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    Always up to help out how I can and learn in the process.

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    this is awesome so far

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    Strong ontario presence ITT... If any of you canadian stanceworks people are going to the American Le Mans race at Mosport this weekend, post up or pm me. I'll let you know where camp is setup, so stop by for some beers

    Quote Originally Posted by HooWybrow View Post
    Well let me know when you're home and what not, Mikes got a pretty sweet build going on and Ive got, well.... nothing... anymore.

    But I drive a slammed cavalier all day everyday (cause Im gay like that)

    Excited to see this thing done too! I didnt realize you were actually so into cars, or I wouldve messaged you sooner about helping out and shit!

    EDIT: My Cr-V WAS the shit! hahaha!
    Cool man, I'll keep an eye out for you. Some buddies and I are planning on doing a grand bend drag trip (test and tune) for sometime next month. Hope to get some Stratford people out so I'll let you know once we pick a date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hdrasta View Post
    Always up to help out how I can and learn in the process.
    Cool, I'll shoot you a pm sometime

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    my dad used to have one of these as a beater.
    what your doing to it looks sick though!

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    hardly an update but a milestone nonetheless. Done work this week then I'm moving back to where I keep the rabbit. Hopefully updates will be more frequent!

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