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  1. #1
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    Default Dance with me at the Prom

    I've never really posted on here before mostly because I was busy with vortex. But Vortex really has started to lose me. Builds here inspire me to make mine better... and want to do more, and never be happy.

    Insight. I bought this crap box in 2008. I drove it around as a daily for a while, I got stranded, put a new motor in it.... and then it died again. I always had a dream of restoring it, and making it into PVW. I started slowly gathering parts, and funds over the course of a few years, and the past two years I've worked pretty hard on this car. I built this entire car by myself, tuned it myself and painted it myself. I run an Autobody shop, and just had my first child 8 months ago, when I'm not at work or playing dad... I've spent 1-2 hours a week trying to accomplish something on the car.




    Look how ugly these Recaros were... the kid who owned the car before me ruined a nice set of Tropheys.

    This is what the car looked like when I first got it...

    First thing I did was lower it.

    After about a year of dailying it, I polished the faded paint it looked okay, previous owner burned through all over the car, I just didn't care enough to do anything... then the CIS started giving me troubles... I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was causing my hot start problems.

    This picture was prob the last time the car was clean.






    At first I wanted to keep it bare minimum, not pull the motor, just clean it up in there and not make it a " show car " as the plans of the car were to drive it. So I pulled the CIS , because NOTHING was fixing the problem.
    The previous owner, must have pulled the engine at some point, and rustoleumed it... because it was caked in rustoluemed red... And that shit never dries... so I wanted to make it nice, and the only way was to strip it off... what a nightmare this was. ( THIS IS WHEN I SHOULD HAVE PULLED THE MOTOR)

    The I had to prime it.



    So then I sprayed the bay with Red Single Stage just to give it a shine.

    Engine bay came out great I was happy with it.




    Then I rebuilt the Trans... all new gaskets, diff kit, everything. Powercoated my brackets etc

    Then it was spring... then I got a free motorcycle...

    Then I started on this motorcycle , kinda not caring about the car




    Then I finished the bike, and rode the crap out of it. It's a 79 GS 550.

    Then I got married. ( This is June 23rd 2012)
    Then she got pregnant on the Honeymoon.

    Then I pulled the motor, wtf is wrong with me.


    Then I kinda said, well I pulled the motor might as well rebuild it


    Then because I wasn't originally going to pull the motor, I was staring at dirty crap... then I pulled out all that crap and installed new control arms, bushings, a rack, ball joints etc.

    Much better

    Then I finally put the motor and trans in.



    Every picture here is from my crappy cell phone Camera, and I suck at taking pictures sorry if they are blurry.

    Next I recovered my Recaros


    Then I started looking at wheel options, and I found a set of Zenders I really liked.



    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBBi2nzuJk[/youtube]

    After I dropped the motor in and finished all the wiring. I wanted to tune the car before I did anything else.

    9A bored to 2.1
    1.8L PL head rebuilt with Schrick Lightweight Valve springs, retainers and lifters
    Schrick 276 cams
    Raceland Header
    Weber 45s running on MSD Digital 6AL, with MSD Timing Advance Computer










    Found some rust










    I love my dash isn't cracked . I'm sorry





    Not looking forward to putting the doors back together



    New drivers door, I got from a fellow Scirocco owner, mr.brown



    Mine was starting to rust



    Doors are pretty straight, same with the rest of the car... they just need light bodywork



    So I started doing the bodywork on the doors yesterday.
    They are ready for primmer, I just ran out of etching primer.
    Tonight they'll be primed. Then this coming weekend, it'll be time to prime the body.

    Everything is going to be doubled primed, and blocked.






    Ugh this was after I degreased it


    rot on the bottom of the door

    More scuffing



    Yay door primer.

    The old Single Stage was so faded and crinkled that I decided to strip the car.



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    So Fenders and Doors were ready to go!









    Also reblocked and reprimed the doors and fenders


    After this it was time to block it again, and reprime AGAIN.



    Sealer








    3 Coats of Clear.






    Still have to tighten down the fenders & align this side a tiny bit better.


    Finger in the shot , but you can see the chrome prop rod and hinges. I still have to put the chrome safety catch & valve cover on.



    Then I started ASSEMBLY ugh


    Glass, handles, GLASS, retucking the headliner... seats...






    MORE PAINT??? This car has so many fuking pieces, 4 flares, 2 valances, 2 rocker skirts.... thats just the bodykit!

    Oh... then I spent HOURS putting on the bodykit... I also spent about 4 hours each tail light sanding them and shaving them.
    Then she drove home 45 miles.




    HEY BRO CAN I HANG OUT IN YOUR WHEEL GAP?

    Did I sneak these in?


    When I first got them with the .5 inch lips...

    Yuck

    This is how you get your wheels done, if you have a kid by the way... Wife says watch the kid, you say he's helping...










    So now it's November... I finished the car last month... but am I really finished? I've done a lot of small tweeks here and there... As you can see in the last Engine Bay picture it looks different from a couple of months ago. I painted the car in July... and it took me almost 2 months to assemble it.
    Now this winter the Engine Bay is going to get even cleaner, and I'm doing to prob install air ride.
    Last edited by promking; 11-16-2013 at 09:19 AM.
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    You sir, have a clean car.

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    Plain beautiful.

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    wow, great work

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    great work, and with all that going on in life lol.

    this is inspiring

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    The car looks fantastic. I need a Sirocco in my life.

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    looks like a really solid structural car now, big props this things sick!

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    Ah this is beautiful. Great work!
    Cant wait to see the new plans in action.

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    You did a wonderful job!

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    Thanks guys
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    Hellaclean Jetta. Awesome work you did. I would love to take it for a dance or two ;-)
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    Shizzle snap daddy bizzle! I do like this type of build. Dit it yourself!

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    More shots, and then more shots, I need a new wallpaper.

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    May I have this dance?

    Car is beautiful. Hat to to you for involving the little one. Keep it up!
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    simply stunning build man, congratz to you on this piece of art work

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    What a transformation! I bet it sounds awesome on those Weber's

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    Thank you guys
    I'm starting a new build this weekend!
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    Talking

    It's been a while, I've been enjoying this car, and working on little things slowly.

    First thing.
    Dat Wheel Gap


    Airlift came out with MK1 struts, so I'm pulling the trigger this friday on air. Going Manual management, considering this isn't my daily.




    Changing a few things in the engine bay... Brake Booster is chromed, the engine mounts, and a couple of coolant lines are still Copperish color, they are being plated right now as we speak.

    Was a pain in the ass to find a booster that was clean enough to do this.

    I put about 400+ miles on the car this month. I had a lot of fun at Staggered , and MDW I drove the car a lot.


    Cell phone picture at Sbux



    Looks like for some reason I never put tire shine on lol. But anyway, I'm going to need 165/45/15s or 185s... I have 195s on all around 8 in the front 8.5 in the rear... With the air ride, in order to go lower I'll need smaller tires.

    Also I have interior upgrades in the works as well, new jackets for the recaros and a new custom made headliner.

    Everybody hates on my headlights, I like the 80s lights, I think they are period correct
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    Get wider wheels that'll stretch the tires haha


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    So much win here
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    car looks golden sir. not bad on the rust given that it's a NY car. she looks super clean and beautiful. congrats on baby

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    awesome build. reminds me of how much i **** body and paint work. very clean

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    Thanks, yeah I've been thinking about wider wheels :-x

    Don't see many wheels that I actually like though



    Thanks for the kind words.
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    I think the headlights look spot on. I can't get enough of this car, look forward to seeing it on air!
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