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#21 carterb

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

You do more in a weekend than I do in a month!

You're making me feel bad. :crying:

 

Keep it up!!! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

damn dude great work!


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#23 volkswagner

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

You do more in a weekend than I do in a month!

You're making me feel bad. :crying:

 

Keep it up!!! :thumbup:

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If only there were someone who would benefit from such info.... :poke:



#24 Icehouse

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

Jeff did one side. I did the other. Jury is still out on who's came out better.

 

 

 

 

Or is it???? :)  


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#25 volkswagner

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

Spare doors primed and body worked. Stored away until the rest of the car is ready for final paint.
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Spare leaves modified and ready for a rainy day install
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The stock sway bar had worn through the rubber bushings and was pounding metal to metal on the frame rail. Obnoxious over every bump.
Solution: 1" sway bar with poly mounts and new stabilizer links. Much less annoying to say the least. Thanks Jeff!

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While doing the sway bar a severely worn brake soft line was spotted. A new line went on.
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I was suck of looking through my shift hole onto the road so,
It still needs final finish/fitment but here's my modified MK2 VW center console.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

I like the console a lot. Looks like it fit the spot rather well.


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#27 volkswagner

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

I'm way behind on my updates.

Lets catch up.
I got a pretty irritating oil leak that developed as well as lots of smoke on start up and lots of missing coolant.
I decided a head gasket was in order.

So I pulled the head and was going to get it all sorted and thrown back in over a weekend.

This got me to here.
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At this point I couldn't help myself. The engine bay was just too horrendous looking and with the head/accesories removed there was quite a bit of extra room...

So this happened
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Stripped the bay and dropped the front cross member to lower the block somewhat out of the way.

 

and many, many hours later.

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some welding
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No more pesky battery tray.
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A bit of primer, a bunch of filler
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of course a whole lot more sanding, then more primer.
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Then a few cans of Duplicolor truck bed liner.
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COLOR!
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and clear

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tied up some loose ends.
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Daddy's play mat VS baby's play mat

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Mostly reassembled
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Fully assembled and on the road!
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Hey wait is that oil under your car?
Oh that, that's just from the rod a threw through my block the first day driving home from work... facepalm
Investigation into cause points toward sandblasting the valve cover and not thoroughly cleaning the baffel. whooops.
Out comes the engine!

And here we have a new block I got from Carter today.  It'll get a go through, then in it goes. Thanks Carter!
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#28 carterb

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:08 AM

What a post!  That's like summarizing "War and Peace" in a single paragraph.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 09:32 AM

Really liking that Mk2 console!  Good progress man. Glad to see you still at this


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:35 PM

I have to agree, that Mk2 console is awesome! was thinkin of doin that on my 620 =P



#31 volkswagner

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

The destruction. Turns out some crank bolts snapped.
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Cleaned, painted, and honed the L20 block.
New bearings, seals and rings.

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Got a A87 head with enlarged intake valves from Jeff.
Did a bit of porting and polishing.
Also, lapped the valves in and installed an L20 cam
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Reassembled.
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On its way back in.
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All buttoned up.
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And after all that it smokes. Damn, oh well that's what you get with a backyard rebuild. At least it runs and I can drive it again.
A couple weeks on the road so far with no issue. :-)
 



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:45 AM

Really liking that Mk2 console!  Good progress man. Glad to see you still at this

mk2 , thats where thats from, i knew it looked familiar.  Great job on the wagon



#33 volkswagner

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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13" slotted Mags, new tires, flipped rear leafs to correct the rake. removed the bumpers.

Bumpers will likely stay off throughout the bodywork in those areas. Strong possibility they won't go back on.

 

 

I will also be putting some of these in the shop soon...
Then it will be on to the rear quarters :wacko:

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#34 tr8er

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:07 PM

Loving this right now.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:18 PM

Any tunnel mods to accomplish that drop?


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#36 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:40 PM

was this wagon forund near Skyway in renton.

There used to be one in a yard of a old lady for years never moved figure it wentto the dump.

I cant save them all.

 

 

good save


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#37 carterb

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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BEFORE BEFORE:

 

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Awesome Job Sam!

 

Car came from Shoreline near Jackson Park Golf Course.  I believe they had it a few years.  The kid was in a band and hauled his gear all around.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

Love this! Great build, looking forward to more updates.



#39 volkswagner

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

No tunnel mods but after driving it a couple times, its sparent it needs them.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

No tunnel mods but after driving it a couple times, its sparent it needs them.

 

Please post pics of what you do. About to start cutting into mine soon...   ^_^

 

That's about the ride height I want for my orange wagon.  :thumbup:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option.