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Title: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 29, 2006, 08:42:02 PM
Check out what I picked up. Sorry for the camera phone pic.

(http://www.tw34k.com/images/rmcb5/gti_seat.jpg)
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: ianacole on May 29, 2006, 08:49:37 PM
That must be for a new project you're not telling us about :foottapping:
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on May 29, 2006, 08:50:20 PM
is that from my old mk2?
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 29, 2006, 08:51:10 PM
Ya, I was told they came out of a little red GTI?
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on May 29, 2006, 09:46:54 PM
Mine was orange, but I think it was called somethign red by VW.  

What are you working on that these are going into?
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 29, 2006, 10:20:24 PM
Actually, they came out and I put Recaro Trophies in, heh.

1992 Montana Green 1.8 8v GTI

This is the new project, looking FILTHY the day I got it home

(http://www.tw34k.com/images/rmcb5/lil_green.jpg)

Next Sunday, I'm putting on the Bilstein PSS coilovers I picked up for it out in CA on, and maybe the single round badgless grille and Euro H4s depending on time.
I've got a pretty solid plan for it including I hope an interesting paint scheme while keeping the "rare-ish" Monty Green color, euro small chrome stripe bumpers, and a new more "fun" mill under the bonnet.

Wheels are driving me nuts though. I love the BBS RMs and ATS Cups, but I seem to see them everywhere. I'm thinking retro-ish for the style. Very clean, shaved side strips, shaved side lights, no flares, pulled fenders, maybe shaved mirrors, filled emblem for the trunk and a few polished parts for the exterior like the bumpers, perhaps door handles etc.

I'm kind of racking my brain trying to come up with some unique things for it since EVERY car I've built has been pretty low-key. I'd like to do something more fun with this.

If'n anybody is bored next Sunday, all are welcome to come by my place. I'll be picking up a bit of beer and I've got a grill here at the place I've never used which might need to get some meaty bits thrown on it. Feel free to call for those with my #, or PM for directions. Nothing big, just making my new car L-O-W. ;)
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on May 29, 2006, 10:25:00 PM
Nice.  I really wanted a monty green mk2.  Yours looks like it is in pretty good condition.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 30, 2006, 12:16:01 PM
I'm very pleased with it. As you know I've been looking for a MK2 for a while now and the fact that it was a Monty sold me. With the MK4 basically done, I needed something to play with.

I bought it from Joel at RS which is why it ended up with your old seats, which are being donated to a VW Fox project that may very well see my car's engine in it as well.

So far i've:

Replaced the passive door mounted seat belts with in-door belts from a Jetta (including jumping the wire to disable this annoying "feature")
Installed the Recaro Trophies
Stripped the interior and listed most if not all of the trim pieces I need to replace
Installed an OEM VW "Design" cassette(lol) head unit
Given it a good cleaning inside and out etc.

Not much yet, but I've only had it a couple weeks and as I said the coilovers go on this weekend.

I'm pretty much sold on the VR swap. I've looked at the ABA 2.0 but I just don't see it producing the kind of power I'm looking for and with the VR I won't HAVE to add a supercharger/turbo to get where I'm going and it gives me overhead in case I decide to supercharge the VR down the line for more go-go-giggles.

Plus, we don't have an active MK2 on this site yet, do we? ;)
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 30, 2006, 12:34:10 PM
Not since I sold mine. :) Well, Steve in Charleston has one he was building up. I wonder how it's coming along?
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 30, 2006, 12:41:30 PM
Oh YEAH. Forgot about that project since we haven't heard anything about it recently.

Seems like all the good parts are out on the east coast. I should see if he can send me out a super clean dash.

Hmm. Off to PM him. Thanks for the reminder Jay!
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on May 30, 2006, 01:28:45 PM
Which VR are you doing?
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on May 30, 2006, 01:50:32 PM
From what I understand the 2.8 12v OBD1 is the simplest. I figure I'll probably be doing mostly Corrado parts assuming I can find them around here.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on May 30, 2006, 02:02:42 PM
I "know" a guy Russel, who probably has tons of parts.  I know he is big on corrados.

When I had my mk2, I found that a well tuned 16v was just as quick as a VR, but the VR has more potential and is more reliable... plus sounds better
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: ianacole on May 31, 2006, 06:20:57 AM
Not sure if this works for you or not Andrew, but check out the post by G60Scuzz:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2542501&postid=29553404#29553404
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: gragravar on May 31, 2006, 08:14:57 AM
Nice Andrew.  that looks like a fun project.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 22, 2006, 06:24:01 PM
Great Andy, looks like a lot of fun.

So what made you want to go with the VR instead of a 1.8t and save some weight?

I can't wait to see what you do with it.  You do great work.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on June 22, 2006, 09:23:42 PM
Thanks Winston :)

As far as the engine, cost mostly. The VR is almost plug and play and after talking with Joel at RS Motorsports, there's no easy way to do a 1.8T.

I figure the VR will be great power out of the box and there's always a supercharger or turbo that can happen down the line.

As of today my mod list is:

Bilstein PSS Coilovers installed
Recaro Trophie Seats installed
Corrado steering wheel installed (gives me more leg room, heh)
New dash on the way from New York
Smoked Dome light (matches the black headliner better)
New Control Arm Bushings (including the R32/Audi TT rear bushing)
New Ball Joints installed
New Tie Rod Ends going in tomorrow (I officially hate HATE H-A-T-E TREs now!!!)
E-Code H4 Hella Headlights
Convert from that Dual Round grille to Single round (sitting in my living room til I get the bumpers installed)
Euro small chrome stripe front and rear bumpers (sitting in my office til I can get the metal lower valance needed to install)
16v GTI front Deep Spoiler (also in my office waiting for the metal valance)
OEM VW "deisgn edition" cassette(!) head unit (i'm going retro ;) )
Removed and disabled passive seat belts and replaced with non-passive body mounted seat belt reels.
New hatch struts installed
New hood struts en route (to replace the old style hood brace hanger thingie)

I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of things.
I've got a lot of plans, but the big ones are the engine and paint which need to happen at the same time so i'm trying to keep my small parts buying to a minimum and work on the things i'll need to get the painting done.

More to come, including me finally buying a digital camera so i can document all this work i've been doing.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on June 23, 2006, 12:23:14 AM
8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O

I hope you'll take me for a ride when its "done"
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: ianacole on June 23, 2006, 12:36:20 AM
And this'll all be done for DATR, right?   :lol:
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on June 23, 2006, 08:48:22 AM
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And this'll all be done for DATR, right?   :lol:


Heh, i don't think i'm ready to turn it loose on the crowd yet. Plus I haven't figured out how to drive two cars at the same time. No, i'll be bringing merely the mk4 down. Should be ready for next year though!
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on June 23, 2006, 09:47:56 AM
I don't know andrew, you might be tall enough that you could just reach into the 2nd car and steer it (leaving it in nuetral).
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on June 23, 2006, 10:34:09 AM
Well, I just got another shipment of parts on its way including that front lower valance that I need to put the bumpers and 16v lip on. I'll probably have to rattle can it black until I get the paint done later this summer but at least I can work on the fitment of these euro bumpers, the lip and the grille.

Oh and I've pretty much made my mind up about the wheels.

Schmidt Modernline 15x8 ( DISHY ;) )
Good solid German wheel company.

(http://www.tunershop.de/felgen/images/schmidt-ml-1tlg-gr.jpg)
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on June 23, 2006, 10:41:13 AM
Those wheels are HOT!  I can't wait to see your mk2.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: coveredbytheblood on June 23, 2006, 11:01:28 AM
Well mr Man it would seem that your car is coming along nicely.  I am very impressed.  Oh, and those wheels are going to be rockariffic!
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on June 23, 2006, 01:26:27 PM
Thanks guys!

I just got back from getting the Frigging #@?!$=%&+~" TREs installed. I could have cried watching the guy pop them out in seriously like 30 seconds each.  :cry:

I pounded on just the driver side including propane torching, cursing, sledge hammering, lifting, cursing some more, re-torching and re-torching and retorching, pickle forking and finally giving up while cursing some more for almost two hours last night and two hours the night before.

Got the alignment done too. Front was all out of wack but with new ball joints, TREs and control arm bushings that's to be expected. The rears are -1/64" camber so the guy said i should just drop it down a little more and that will zero right out. I love it when a mechanic says i should drop my car more!

They only charged me for a front-end alignment and knocked $20 off for the bill for the estimate I paid the first time i was there and we found the control arm bushings needed to be replaced before the alignment could be done.

I'm going to plug these guys again, awesome, awesome alignment shop:

Stan's Alignment & Brake Service
1520 Chester St
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 366-1475
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: jayryan on June 23, 2006, 01:52:46 PM
Stan's rocks...I took my Passat there both times and both times he said I'm off, but that's expected since my car's lowered- no crying about modifying from these guys. I got complimented both times as well :)

And don't worry, the place isn't going to fall in on you 8O All those pretty Hunter machines keep it up :lol:
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: Spicoli on June 23, 2006, 05:54:41 PM
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I just got back from getting the Frigging #@?!$=%&+~" TREs installed. I could have cried watching the guy pop them out in seriously like 30 seconds each.  :cry:



To me, it sounds like you loosed them for him.  Like when the wife is "honey, can you get this lid off"... we can always do it because they (the girls) have loosed it for us.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: coveredbytheblood on June 24, 2006, 06:33:38 AM
Quote from: "Spicoli";p="48437"
Quote from: "34k";p="48435"
I just got back from getting the Frigging #@?!$=%&+~" TREs installed. I could have cried watching the guy pop them out in seriously like 30 seconds each.  :cry:



To me, it sounds like you loosed them for him.  Like when the wife is "honey, can you get this lid off"... we can always do it because they (the girls) have loosed it for us.


My thoughts exaclty.
Title: Re: I keep buying Jack's old parts
Post by: 34k on June 30, 2006, 11:47:43 AM
Heh, thanks guys.

If'n anybody is interested, i threw together a couple pages on my website with my build notes so far.

http://www.tw34k.com/mk2gti_build.php


I'm buying a new camera so I'll be taking more photos when i get to the engine swap, etc. I've got a few up there that i didn't post here along with a lot more detail of the work so far.

I'll put together a new member's ride page here when i've got some more to put on it, but until then i'll be updating this page.

Cheerios!