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    Alright, my first thread I made had a horrendous spelling mistake in the title, so I'm making a new one. I'm a high school student and with the help of my father, purchased a pretty decent Scirocco 16v for $1600. Got It trailered to Saint Matthews Import's so they could work their magic . I love making a mess of things when I tear into them, so bear with me: this is gonna be a slooooow build.

    Plans:
    -Get it running reliably and make sure it's not gonna blow up.
    -Bodywork
    -Interior bits
    -suspension
    -Wheels (OZ Turbos, or some deep Borbet A's, maybe some 80's styling, who knows )

    I have only one pic :
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    Alright, just in: shifter linkage bushings are garbage and the P.O put the shifter linkage on backwards, which explains the reason why it had a "slow takeoff." They'll be looking into it more tomorrow. I just hope I can contain my excitement when this thing is driveable!
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    Alright folks, more of a update! Literally got the shikera (as my dad calls it ) back from the shop this afternoon. Drove it from SMI to home around 30 min away with no registration in car, no plates, and no seat belts . It runs well and good for a $1600/30 year old car . County brownie gave us a scare when he came directly behind us, and slowly passed us.
    Us:
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    Anyway, here's some pics
    Taking it home:
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    Did some cleaning...
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    (sponsor me pls)
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    Door jams looking fresh^
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    Pile O' Parts^
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    Worst of the interior^
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    Anyone know the best way to get this stuff off?^
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    I got the oem stereo, got to sort out the rat's nest of wiring in there
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    Engine as she sits^
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    End of the day... (pardon potato quality)
    More to come
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    Oh boy I love me a Scirocco. This is awesome and the wheel choice is perfect as well. I would personally prefer the Borbet A's because they are some of my dream wheels but those Oz's will ook just as good. Sub'd.


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    Here's some inspiration. Best of luck, scirocco's are cool.

    Step 1: Fix dem rusts

    Step 2: Paint it

    Step 3: Slam it:

    Step 4: ???

    Step 5: Drop panties:

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    UPDATE!

    Alright, today was pretty eventful. Took it for my first drive (clutch took some getting used to) but before that, the ignition wire decided to vape . Scared the hell out of me. But thanks to the wiring harness, we eventually found that the P.O absolutely butchered the harness for some totally rad audio equipment . We did drive it around a bit, thankfully nothing caught on fire . Got it home, and proceeded to do some more cleaning.

    PICS!

    Wire in question:
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    Decided to take the center console out:
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    Found some cool stuff.
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    looked around a bit and saw these:
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    "Refurbished" some parts:
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    Someone decided to "fix" the grille (?) or I'm stupid because the hole was drilled, and a tiny bit of the screw is sticking out of the grille
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    #CAMBERGANG
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    Worst of the wheels:
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    Clearcoat, or what's left of it.
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    Best of the paint (shiny!)
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    Just another thing to replace
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    Some holes in the hatch area, not too bad
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    Anyone tell me what this thing is?
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    Gave her a wash...
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    Did some more stuff (ebrake and shift boot)
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    Some clear among the madness
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    Licensed and ready!
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    Stanceboard got more low car had been polished.
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    That's all for now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    Here's some inspiration. Best of luck, scirocco's are cool.

    Step 1: Fix dem rusts

    Step 2: Paint it

    Step 3: Slam it:

    Step 4: ???

    Step 5: Drop panties:
    Basically my plan haha. I've been thinking of going with a period correct build. For example:
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    plus a momo cobra wheel:
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    and rock out to some pink floyd tracks on the cassette deck...that is out of the car... due to a smoky wiring harness

    But we'll see
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    That thing is supposed to hold the original tools to the spare tire so they don't rattle around.

    If you need a clean t-red hatch I have a pretty nice one laying around.

    I got my hood insulation off with a scraper, then rubbed the remaining glue in laquer thinner to get it off (but not too hard since I didn't want to rub through paint). If you want to replace it afterwards you can get nice replacement foam pieces from here:

    http://s-pautomotive.com/?product=hood-foam

    This site also has some good scirocco specific stuff that they're reproducing.

    http://www.tech-53.com/category-s/102.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by harlerocco View Post
    If you need a clean t-red hatch I have a pretty nice one laying around.

    I got my hood insulation off with a scraper, then rubbed the remaining glue in laquer thinner to get it off (but not too hard since I didn't want to rub through paint). If you want to replace it afterwards you can get nice replacement foam pieces from here:

    http://s-pautomotive.com/?product=hood-foam

    This site also has some good scirocco specific stuff that they're reproducing.

    http://www.tech-53.com/category-s/102.htm
    I'll make sure to put those links to good use. Thanks man.

    Also, another update.
    Got home from school, tired as hell, and remembering we have to take our PSAT on Wednesday. Got out of my bad mood when we went to get the rocco Sheriff inspected and (hopefully) registered. Too bad we were 7 min late before the clerk's office closed

    Freaked out for a sec, thinking we need plates, but remembered we did have any
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    Took it to the Sheriffs Office, which all it consisted of was a grumbling old lady, $5 and a clipboard.
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    Got it home safely, meaning nothing blew up. (insert horribly shot Iphone pic)
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    Also fooled around with the center console, and finally figured out what i wanted.
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    (Found 2 other VDO gauges to replace the ashtray)

    More to come...eventually
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    Cool, I love the fact you drove around with euro plates without getting hassled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    Cool, I love the fact you drove around with euro plates without getting hassled.
    Haha it was awesome! Got a ton of people giving the car second looks.
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    Alright boys and girls or whatever you identify as, not much has happened lately with the car. Currently on the trail for a 16V harness to replace the one we have now .

    Off topic, but saw this Mad-Max thing:
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    Got her registered:
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    and drove the off into the sunset:
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    Got into the Halloween spirit:
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    Figured out that only the high beams work, so there's another problem
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    Other than that, not much. Hopefully next time there'll be something exciting
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    Alright, so another update has arrived. did some things to it, nothing very exciting...yet

    First, this horridly photo-shopped picture:
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    got some fresh rubber and a alignment (not the best pics ik):
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    Decided to block off the missing washer nozzle:
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    So i bough some nylon block offs:
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    Didn't fit, so after some loctite, a lighter and robber gasket, this is the result:
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    Usually wake up to this
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    Random bolts (?)
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    Turns out, the taillights only had 1 bolt holding them on.So hopefully, they won't leak anymore.
    Also decided on wheels, look for a cheap set atm:
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    Decided to take a break from the other things and pulled it in to work on the paint, or whats left of it:
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    Started scraping off the flaking clearcoat:
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    What's left of the top:
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    Then took off the plate lights:
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    Cleaned them:
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    Spread some Loctite to keep the together:
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    and got them back in, will eventually replace them:
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    Once that was done, started on a subfloor and parcel shelf:
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    Barely squeezed the wood into the rocco :
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    Got it back and traced the template:
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    Fun fact about this carpet: this was to be used in my dad's '79 transporter before he sold it. Now it will continue its life in a different Volkswagen!
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    Got rid of the old parcel shelf:
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    With these...things:
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    With BMW parts :
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    Anyways, got the parcel shelf cut:
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    Subfloor in place :
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    Carpet cut and glued:
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    Final products :
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    Turned my attention to try and find this:
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    This thing gave me a hard time:
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    Forgot to snap pics, but realized the lock pull thing was missing completely, so i vacuumed out 30 years of leaves from the inside of the door.
    Found the correct screws and got the rear seat actually bolted in:
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    Attempting to organize the wires (speaking of, we just bought a wiring harness ):
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    Cut out most of the nasty speaker wires:
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    Doesn't look all that bad...
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    Until you look under:
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    Bought these to put under the sunroof panel so it doesn't rattle:
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    got some grease to lube up the seat rails so it'll actually slide:
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    Got the seat back in 100% perfectly:
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    JK, second seat in:
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    And for those who actually read the whole thing, here is something to look forward to :
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    Don't these things have 4x100 bolt pattern? There should be a ton of wheels available for this thing, anything from a VW to a BMW (E30 and below), Renault etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixxon View Post
    Don't these things have 4x100 bolt pattern? There should be a ton of wheels available for this thing, anything from a VW to a BMW (E30 and below), Renault etc.
    yeah, its a 4x100 bolt pattern, but I'm going for Le Castellets off a '91 Cabrio. Just love the look of them.
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    Oooh I am always happy to see other kentuckians on here! Maybe I'll see you around someday when this thing is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robitussin View Post
    Oooh I am always happy to see other kentuckians on here! Maybe I'll see you around someday when this thing is done.
    I'm not legal to drive yet, but hopefully next year the rocco will be painted, and I'll get my permit. Then we'll be cruisin' Lexington Love your E28!
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    Not an actual update; but I'm trying to decide between some future wheels. Can't afford them now, but here are some very, very, bad photoshops

    #1: AMG Wheels:


    #2: Centra Type 7's:
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    #3: Enkie Aeronautics:
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    Problem is that the Enkie's and the Centra wheels are hard to find, and exspensive for the most part. The AMG wheels are uncommon and also exspensive. Centra's and Enkie are 4x100 so they'll bolt up unlike the AMG wheels.

    Decisions, decisions
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    Alright so the MOMO came in
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    And so did the wiring harness (this is only part of it):
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    But my main concern is that i found one of my favorite set of wheels:
    https://louisville.craigslist.org/wto/5876077638.html

    So my main question is the adapters I'll need. I can't shell out $300 atm for adapters. So I need to know what's the best adapters I can get for the price, and since they came off a E28 apparently, will i need any special hardware?

    Merry Christmas ya'll!
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    Small update!

    Actually went in and cleaned the wires:
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    Fixed the cracked center console:
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    Cleaned some rust spots:
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    Did some ghetto parcel shelf work
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    Primed (excuse horrible paint job. Only temporary)
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    Cleaned under the scuttle tray & put in new knockbox (forgot to take after pics lol)
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    Thinking about something like this...
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    Hmmmm...
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    Well...
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    And the car wont start
    Thinking it's the dizzy, but the fried wiring is first priority to fix.

    That's all for now
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    lmao the dizzy


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    Cool another Scirocco <3

    I might have another hood for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Evan View Post
    lmao the dizzy
    When i had a honda, i was just following the #MADJDMZZZ crowd and called the distributor a dizzy haha.
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