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Re: Andrew(34k) 1992 VW GTI
« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2008, 09:04:21 PM »
Hmm. 

You wouldn't happen to still have the red door trim, would you?

Naw, it was pretty tatty when I pulled it. I'm sure the junk yard would have all you need and more. I can keep an eye out if you don't go often.
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« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2008, 08:06:17 PM »
*SIGH OF RELIEF*
Some of you know, and I've sort of mentioned it, but I have left a project that was hanging over my head pretty much since last fall. The wheel adapters that I used for mounting the Porsche wheels on my car were just f'ing terrible. They bound up REALLY badly especially on the fronts making the bolts very difficult to remove. This really is a design flaw since they use 6mm(?!) hex bolts to attach them to the hubs. This makes torquing them on hard and after some rotational and lateral pressure from driving, it makes removal a real nightmare.

I broke several tools trying to get these off including 6-8 hex bits, 3 hardened bolt extractors and my Dremel gave up the ghost.

The solution that finally presented itself was to take a bi-metal hole saw and drill out the heads. I couldn't drill out the heads normally because there were broken bolt extractors in them.

The whole thing probably could have been made easier if I had pulled the knuckles off, but for a few reasons I decided against this. Surely if it had gone on any further, that's exactly what I would have done.

Perhaps it's not the most elegant solution, but when I reached it, it seemed a good way to get out some aggression on the crappy bits without the risk of damaging the good stuff.









Needless to say, she's back on the ground and one hose away from some spring driving.
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« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2008, 08:06:17 PM »

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« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2008, 12:30:03 AM »
 :o  at least you got them off. 
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« Reply #123 on: April 08, 2008, 12:56:09 AM »
nice, glad it worked out.  Can't wait to see it rolling!!!!

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« Reply #124 on: April 08, 2008, 01:06:08 AM »
Yeah... Thanks guys. Those things friggin sucked. I have new adapters coming in that use 12mm hex bolts, so I should be able to actually safely torque them down so the shearing force shouldn't be a problem.

I'm thinking I may come down to the detail day, though I won't be doing much cleaning on the green car, it'd be great to see everybody.
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« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2008, 12:02:11 AM »
Wow Andy, with as nice as that thing looks, I'll say it now: It's going to be magazine-worthy once your done.

How do the seats feel?

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« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2008, 02:06:13 PM »
The seats are awesome. Some of the best early OEM seats I've ever felt for certain. I find getting into them is more like slipping them on, than slipping into them. ;) I've just got to learn to be super careful sitting down so I don't bash that driver side lower bolster down like always seems to happen.

I also better not gain any weight. They are very snug against the waist line, heh.

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They had some very sweet black cloth braided hoses that even have some green braid to it that matches the car remarkably well. Picked up five feet of that and some T-Bolt hose clamps to hold it on with and re-did the whole return line from the reservoir to the t-fitting and back to the pump. It's all back together now and with a little charge on the battery, should be back on the road ready for Summer once I get the new axle installed.
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« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2008, 07:23:35 PM »
I took the car out for a spin last night after getting the new 944 steering wheel hooked up. I had to do some fabrication on it to get the horn and turn signal release tab thing working and now they both work great. I sacrificed the steering wheel that came with the car that someone in their infinite wisdom decided would look extra cool spray painted red...

First time I've had it out since last Fall. Felt great except the battery needs to be hooked up to my trickle charger. It died a couple times, and I had to jump it.

On the plus side, for the first start it cranked RIGHT over after the Winter.
Very nice!
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« Reply #128 on: April 14, 2008, 07:45:01 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.

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« Reply #129 on: April 14, 2008, 09:02:12 PM »
I wish I could make it :(

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« Reply #130 on: April 28, 2008, 08:57:31 PM »
I decided to tackle a few things this week/weekend and I thought I'd update.

First thing, I've always hated the way that the Mk3 cluster fits into the Mk2 dash. I recently picked up an early dash that uses plastic brackets to hold the cluster in place so I started experimenting. After a copious amount of measuring I found that I could two step the final product. Step one would be to leave the face of the Mk2 bezel untouched, but trim the rear and fill the gap with part of the Mk3 bezel and vinyl. This allows with less plastic fabrication/modification for the cluster to be fully visible with a clean finish. The second step which I will attempt eventually when I get enough bezels to destroy and time would be to expand the width of the Mk2 bezel to cover up the first two dummy switches in the center which should match up to the width of the Mk3 cluster nearly perfectly.

So the basic steps are:

Cut and move the existing plastic bracket to accomodate the wider cluster.







Trim back the Mk2 bezel on the inside. The first one shows an uncut bezel. Then cut down a Mk3 bezel. I cut the back off with a lot of room to spare and then made a more fine cut of the piece on the right which is close to my final piece.





The criss-cross plastic on the Mk3 bezel needs to be smoothed to allow the vinyl to attach to it. The Dremel I used for cutting with a sanding head on it made short work of those bits as seen here. Then attaching the vinyl to the underside of the piece, you then fold it around the inside of the U to get your final piece.





After that, some trimming of the plastic on the U was needed to make it fit just right and of course some trimming of the vinyl and this is what you end up with in the dash. Slide the trimmed Mk2 bezel in over the top and make sure it all fits.





The nice thing about the early dash is that it uses plastic instead of metal brackets to hold the cluster which is very easy to work with. The bad part is, later cars have tilt steering wheels which won't fit in the dash. Well, at least not without some "minor" trimming. I took the plastic trim from my late dash and convinced it to fit.







Next up is the dash stripe. Jason at Blazing Auto Trim gave me some extra chrome stripe that he used for the door cards to run through the dash. I cut these pieces and glued it into the gap. Then put it all into the car.





The final product is pretty darn smooth. I'm well pleased with finally being able to see the majority of the cluster now. It's not perfect, but it's a world of difference with how it used to sit in there with foam and with the Mk2 bezel sitting up against the buttons pressing the trip counter all the time.



Next, new Happich seals, hopefully my chrome stuff from the UK will arrive this week, and SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME A HEADLINER!
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« Reply #131 on: April 28, 2008, 09:38:40 PM »
I can help you re-do an old headliner

car is looking fantastic Andrew!!!

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« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2008, 11:24:33 PM »
He has a headliner!!!!!!! Thanks Andrew for the wheels. I hope the cracks dont cause to much headache.

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« Reply #133 on: May 04, 2008, 02:25:56 AM »
Thanks again Jeremy. I'm thinking it will work out.

I really need to find something that will reinforce the material without making it too thick. I'm pretty sure fiberglass will work to repair the cracks, and maybe the resin can be brushed on the rest of it to add some rigidity. I've got my old broken one to test with so we'll see what I can come up with in the next few weeks leading up to VWOTG.

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« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2008, 06:14:37 PM »
I picked up a "new" headliner Saturday in trade for my old set of teardrops (thanks again Jeremy!). I drove up to his place and we pulled it and got it into my car. The fabric is sagging pretty bad and there is one crack behind the B-pillar and one break on the passenger side of the sunroof. However, the important bit in front of the sunroof is intact. I decided to do some experimentation with fiberglass on a piece of my old headliner since I've never worked with fiberglass before. I took a piece and broke it by hand. I then followed the instructions on laying the fiberglass on the broken parts and it was much cleaner and easier than I had anticipated. I'll be pulling the headliner out in the next couple days, cleaning it and doing the repairs in preparation of fitting the new fabric on it. Judging from how easy it went, I'll also be adding the fiberglass to the most fragile parts of the board to reinforce it and HOPEFULLY it will end up being much more robust and I won't have to deal with cracking ever again. It's VERY exciting, since it's one of the last big pieces I needed to get sorted for the summer. Of course, I'll be posting pics of the fiberglass repairs go, as well as the recovering very soon.

In the mean time, I decided to tackle the sunroof cover. I got some of the same vinyl from getting the seats recovered last month to cover it. First, I removed the fabric from the metal skeleton for the panel and laid it out on the vinyl piece I was using. Then I traced the outline of the fabric with a ball point pen giving myself a few mm extra clearance all the way around so I could trim it back to fit.









It was then a matter of cutting along the line. Once done, I made a trace of the location of the skeleton on the fabric and started trimming the round corner pieces so they would fit as neatly and flat as possible. I did end up with a few very small wrinkles on the edges which I then removed with a pair of sharp side cutters. Next comes the 3M Super90 adhesive and some fine tuning as I went. You can see here, I also cleaned the heck out of the frame with Goof-Off and then soap and water.









The center section on the original fabric is stitched to a piece of vinyl that is adheased to the center rib. You can see this on the first couple pics, it's the piece in red. Since nothing on the side facing the interior of the car has any sort of support from the factory, this is needed to keep the panel from bubbling down in the center. I didn't want to add any spray mount to the underside either since working with vinyl is fairly tricky in that if there is anything under it, you will notice the imperfection. How I solved the problem was to use the spray mount and an extra strip of vinyl to attach this center section to the underside of the vinyl. I then discovered a new use for my Bently. Since the edge of the part that's attached to the underside will be visible since it will have the spray mount on it, I took a thin straight piece of cardboard and firmly rested it on the edge. Then I stacked the Bentlys and some magazines on top overnight to ensure a clean line. This worked great and the final product pre-installation is shown here. Next, the headliner!



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Re: Andrew(34k) 1992 VW GTI
« Reply #135 on: May 07, 2008, 03:13:01 PM »


Headliner Time!
Wendy, bless her heart, was sick yesterday and today and still came out to the garage to give me a hand removing the headliner. It's not really a one-man job, and is absolutely not a one-man job if there's any damage to it.

Once we had the board out I sent Wendy back inside to relax while I got to work.

The last headliner board took a little while to get cleaned up, but it was nothing compared to this one. I had hoped to get it sanded down and the fiberglass laid, but it wasn't to happen. All hail(fail?) the previous owners of cars and their questionable "fixes". Not only had the person who owned Jeremey's car before him decided to try to fix the sagging headliner with some ineffective blue glue, but they had decided to use staples along the rear edge. Of course, the headliner was still sagging all over the place so it was all for naught, but it left me with some serious fun to contend with.





I cut the staples out carefully, and started in on the sanding off the blue glue crap. Normally, all you need is a plain scotch pad to remove the old adhesive from the board and maybe some fine sandpaper to take care of any rough bits. This took a little longer to get less distance. Three and a half hours later, this is what I ended up with before going in for the night.





I'll be back at it tonight if it isn't too cold and wet in the garage.
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« Reply #136 on: May 07, 2008, 03:45:41 PM »
wow, fun project, I feel your pain, believe me, I do.

DO NOT use 3M 77 spray adhesive, it won't hold up the headliner material.  You need something much stronger and temp resistant in case the car is out in the sun and heats up inside.  It would suck to do that project twice



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« Reply #137 on: May 07, 2008, 04:29:14 PM »
wow, fun project, I feel your pain, believe me, I do.

DO NOT use 3M 77 spray adhesive, it won't hold up the headliner material.  You need something much stronger and temp resistant in case the car is out in the sun and heats up inside.  It would suck to do that project twice

I was planning on using the 3M Super90 stuff. It's supposed to hold up to the heat etc. Did you have something else to recommend?
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« Reply #138 on: May 07, 2008, 08:09:01 PM »
I used Dap Contact Cement gel formula.  Not a spray, so it is a pain to apply, I used foam brushes and it worked great.  That stuff will hold forever. I got it at Lowes.  How heavy is the material you are using?  That is the factor, if it is more a few ounces per square foot, you really want an aggressive adhesive.



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« Reply #139 on: May 08, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »
Thanks Jon, I'll take a look at that stuff. My concern with the spray is that it won't be as evenly applied as I'd like and I really don't want any "wet spots" in the fabric.

Last night was actually a very nice night, so back to work!





I started the night finishing up some sanding, but I decided that I should go ahead and do the reinforcement of the fiberglass before I finished. I started by taking the sheet of fiberglass and cutting out the sections I wanted to either repair or reinforce:

* The sides where it gets thin for the sunroof are a major cracking spot, especially on the passenger side near the grab handle
* The front where it gets thin again around the sunroof crank handle and the holes for the sun visors
* Directly behind the B-pillar seems to be a common cracking point
* The four holes where the plastic plugs go through the roof in the center weren't a problem with either of the boards I've seen, but to remove and install these do see some significant pressure pushing and pulling so I wanted to do those
* The rear lip that was stapled needed reinforcement

After trimming them to approximate sizes, I went back through and trimmed them down for the corners and curves they would need to follow. After that, I started on some of the easy areas to get a feel again for the process. It really is quite easy. Aside from having to change gloves several times since they would get sticky and cling to the pieces I was trying to lay. I also learned :DUH: that I needed to work with fairly small batches of the resin. I tried the first batch with 10 tablespoons of the resin and hardener which hardened by the time I finished the four tiny squares in the center for the push plugs... In retrospect, I find it funny I made that mistake BEFORE inhaling the resin fumes.

Once I started, I couldn't stop for pictures. I had bought two brushes (get the cheeeeeeep ones!). The first was never the same after the first night I tested the stuff, even after a cleaning. The second one started firming up after about the fourth piece and I wasn't sure I had another to sacrifice. Needless to say, stopping for pics wasn't a priority. Luckily, however, Wendy came out to see how it was going and got a couple pics. She also probably saved me from a massive headache by convincing my "resin-stoned" butt to open all the garage doors. I did have the back door and window open, but once I started, I didn't realize how strong it was in there. *whew* Oh well, I figure the more mistakes like that I make, the dumber I get and the less it will bother me.









Everything turned out great and after letting it set up over-night, the board is quite sturdy. I suppose I could have done the whole thing to be sure, but I don't anticipate any problems with it. It's not like it's a high use item.

A little something else showed up too. These should ease up a bit on the ride and allow me to hit the height I'm looking for. It needs an alignment after we did the new axle, though after marking the control arm it's very close. I also will need to lift it back up close to factory ride height for them to test me so I figure I'll leave the Bilsteins on til after it's smogged, then install the Koni's and get it finally aligned.





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« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2008, 04:55:23 PM »
I wrapped up a few things in anticipation of Volkswagens on the Green this weekend. I haven't updated since I've been busy with all the detailing, but I had the camera ready.

First up, I got the headliner recovered. This is the same material as the seats. As you can see from the progress pics, I used a LOT of the adhesive. They say one can is supposed to be good for 100 sq. feet and I used almost three cans to cover the headliner. It didn't soak through, but I gave it between three and five minutes to set before putting the pieces together. There were some complications on the cutting stage which unfortunately means I will probably need to source another headliner at some point... BUT the final product turned out pretty well and the issues I have is more with it being "not perfect" than with it being actually screwed up.


















I spoke with Jason at Blazing Auto Trim about doing the sunroof crank surround piece as well as the sun visors. He said he didn't think the sun visors would turn out the quality he knew I wanted and suggested I use vinyl dye on them instead which is shown drying below along with the early grab handles I cleaned up.

I also put in the BMW 528 door seals on for the Happich pop out windows which turned out looking very nice indeed.

Then I took care of some errant wiring in the front end, re-wrapped and did some neater heat shrinking on some wires and relocated the horn in anticipation of getting the Corrado air box in at some point soon.









Lastly I picked up a spare wheel from a local Porsche wrecker so if I should ever get a flat, I'll have a spare that can be attached to the adapters instead of having to pull the wheel and adapter to mount it to the hub. This is a late style aluminum wheel. I also got the small "euro" flares for the rear on which was an interesting bit of work since I had the holes filled when I did the body work. I got them on by using rare-earth neodymium magnets attached to the back of the flares that I first plasti-dipped to keep from damaging the paint underneath. This also gives me the advantage of being able to clean underneath the flares or remove them altogether in the future if so desired. The hole underneath was still there, so I was able to rivet the flare in place and then gently place the magnets against the body.





Up next is off to the emissions test facility with the car raised up on the coils. Then the Bilsteins come off and Konis go on. Maybe eventually my chrome parts will show from the UK... and we'll see what the rest of the summer brings before getting ready for DATR.
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« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2008, 09:14:33 PM »
OMG, that is so hot.  Amazing work as usual Andrew.  Truly Amazing!!!!!

I wanna come over one day during the week and want a private tour of  your car.

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« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2008, 09:20:53 PM »
Anytime Jon.  ;D

Oh I forgot about the pics I took on the way home from the show.













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« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2008, 09:33:36 PM »
Wooooow!   looking good. 
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« Reply #144 on: May 22, 2008, 09:37:47 PM »
Dang Andy, that's just awesome.  That's something to be proud of!
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« Reply #145 on: May 22, 2008, 09:45:01 PM »
Thanks guys, got a bite from a magazine, actually. But i don't think it's really ready for that. We'll see though.
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« Reply #146 on: June 02, 2008, 06:51:57 PM »
To begin with, I received the parts from the UK (liquidmetalrefinement.co.uk) and I'm really not happy with the results on some of them. Maybe I'm being to critical, or maybe this is just the kind of stuff that the euro cars just deal with and doesn't show up in photos online or in magazines. Who knows. I don't really care, but I'm not keeping these things like this. The owner, or at least the only fellow I spoke with there, is Matt Johnson. He's not easy to reach via email which is the only contact I've had with him. I've had to send emails to him multiple times to get him to respond. On top of that, I ordered and paid the parts February 2nd 2008 and even though I was told they would be sent out in four weeks time, they didn't arrive until May 19th. At first I was told the strut tops didn't meet his standards and needed to be redone. I told him I appreciated his attention to detail, that the quality was very important to me and that I would be patient. This sort of delaying happened pretty much up until I got the parts. Now I've sent him another email over a week ago expressing my less-than-thrilled response to the quality and... nothing.

ANYWAY, since I'm not sending these back and throw more good money after bad, and not all the 40 some odd bits I had him do are bad, I'm going to install what I've got and make a trip to the junk yard and pull other parts to have someone else redo them. I haven't decided the extent to which I will be chroming pieces, but I'm working on a list now.









On to more happy stuff, as I've mentioned, I needed to get the car smogged. To do this in Colorado, they run the car on a little dyno and measure the emissions at the pipe. Before they will let you run the car on the dyno, you have to be at or close to stock ride height. They also use this sort of fork thing that goes on both sides of the tire and I wasn't about to let them dyno it with my Porker wheels on so I needed to lift it up and get the Corrado steelies back on. Piece of cake.





I also took a shot of the engine which I haven't done in a while and test fit the Porsche spare wheel while it was in the air.





Emissions testing went okay -THE SECOND TIME... It failed the first time with high Nx. I had told Jason at Blazing Auto Trim I would swing the car by for him to take some photos of the interior installed and I poked my head into the shop next door, Autobahn Premier Service. Todd glanced at the results and said I was running lean. One new 3.5 BAR fuel pressure regulator later and we pass with quick-pass. Thanks Todd/Randy!

Up next, I started installing the new Koni coilovers. I had some time on Saturday to get some work done and I should have the rest of that put together as soon as I can find an hour or two in the next couple days. It's so nice to be able to walk away from a project like that and know that I don't HAVE to drive it the next day.
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« Reply #147 on: June 02, 2008, 09:42:40 PM »
OMG, looking so amazing, I bet you are dying to get the Konis in.

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« Reply #148 on: June 03, 2008, 11:42:05 AM »
Andrew this is oner of the coolest builds I think I've seen in a while. I miss my Fox after looking at the finsihed car. It was such a fun car to drive.
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Re: Andrew(34k) 1992 VW GTI
« Reply #149 on: August 26, 2008, 02:28:05 PM »
So it's been a little quiet on the little car front for a while. It's not that I haven't been busy with car related things, because I have. It's just a slightly different focus the last two months.

Namely, I bought a NEW GARAGE!



You can't tell by the pic because we still have a LOT of stuff in boxes in front of the cars, but I could easily park another car side-ways in front of the two and have plenty of room left over for work benches, cabinets and tools. It's really the biggest two-car I've seen in this area which is the Potter Highland neighborhood on the hill just West of downtown. It's got very tall ceilings, two 24" vent fans in the rafters, it's wired for 220 and I can't wait to get started hanging some insulation and panels on the walls and finishing the floor to make it more comfortable.

We just closed yesterday but we had to be out of our rental on July 31 so we've been staying in the place since August 1st, but we didn't want to really unpack until after closing -Murphy being the bastard he is.







Oh and there's a 3 bedroom house behind the garage too.














Andrew

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