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Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Nov Sun 09, 2014 6:01 pm
by SweaterVest
Good call. I'll see if they have anything

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Thu 12, 2015 10:15 pm
by SweaterVest
So school started up a few weeks ago and my enthusiasm for doing homework has been very low the past few day. So I have been doing what I've decided to call productive procrastination.
I bought and installed a deck into my mk2 so I can finally listen to music in it. After seeing the clean new deck next to my dirty dusty dash I pulled all of the switches and vents and cleaned them.
Then I noticed that my headliner was sagging in spots and decide that needed fixed too. So I pulled it out of the car (be really carful if you ever do this they are very fragile.) then removed all of the old foam from the head liner Image this is half with the nasty foam and half removed.

Then I glued it back in place. What a pain that was! I will never reuse a headliner again. I should have just bought new material and put it on there. It got stretched out funny and didn't want to go back in place the way a wanted. Image
After fighting and fighting with it I finally got it to look like this.
A month or two ago I picked up a obd2 vr6 upper intake manifold and throttle body from speed farm. I spent a good two hours cleaning the TB with a pick and a rag so it's spotless. Then I started grinding the manifold to make a 2.9 clone. This took a lot longer then I expected the aluminum would kind of clog up my grinders wheel. I got most of it done I'm going to touch up a few places with a die grinder tomorrow then polish it with an abrasive 3m pad. Does anyone have any suggestion on who I should bring it to so they can weld it back up?
So this is what I've been doing the past two days instead of studying

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Fri 13, 2015 11:48 am
by MT-Getto
Nice work!

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Mon 16, 2015 11:42 pm
by SweaterVest
So a few months ago my front turn signal bulb holders fell out of the housings and broke bouncing off the road in my mk2. I've been looking around and can't find any for a decent price. Do any of you guys have any laying around? They have like a foot long harness and connector on them. I can get a part number tomorrow if that would help.

Also I made a pin tool lol it's super cheep but it works Image

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Wed 18, 2015 3:56 am
by Manwithouthat
Then I glued it back in place. What a pain that was! I will never reuse a headliner again. I should have just bought new material and put it on there. It got stretched out funny and didn't want to go back in place the way a wanted.



Totally should have got that new stuff.
What is the pin tool for?

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Fri 27, 2015 10:44 pm
by SweaterVest
The pin tool is to remove wires from electrical connectors.

So I've been in project mode the past week or two so I have a few updates.
I finished grinding out my VR intake Image it's a bad pic I know. I wasn't quite done at this point but I forgot to snap a pic when I finished the inside. Then I took it to metal works of Montana and had them weld a plate itImage cost me $100 to have them fit a plate and weld it up so it wasn't to bad. I also ordered up a power gasket made by New South Performance I believe. I've read that it dramatically reduces the heat soaking of the intake. Cooler manifold = cooler more dense air = MOAR POWA!... I hope.
Then I fitted a 1.8t intake air temp sensor. I guess it isn't as prone to heat soaking so you get a more accurate reading and again MOAR POWA!
I've also decided that I need to repaint my fender, hood, and bumper on my mk3. I picked up a bumper from Benno a year or so ago because I want to try and shave the lower vents. So I've also got started on that.
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I filled the old license plate holes and welded in plugs in the lower vents. I've never done any body work so we will see how this turns out. In the next few weeks I'll pull my hood and left front fender to start prepping them for paint. If the prep and paint go well then my plan is to order a euro hatch and paint that too.

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Sat 28, 2015 2:32 am
by Manwithouthat
Get it done!!!
I wish it would warm back up again so I can be out in the garage for more than 10 mins without freezing my fingers off.
I don't have a good heater in the shop.

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Sat 28, 2015 6:12 am
by SweaterVest
I've been doing all my grinding/sanding in my bathroom because it's to cold outside for me to function in a normal manner. My bathroom is a slight shade of red and aluminum... I also assume my lungs are because.. Vw plush!

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Sat 28, 2015 10:58 am
by benno3231
where are you mounting that 1.8t intake air temp sensor? stock location?

Re: volkSWAGEN SweaterVest style

PostPosted: Feb Sat 28, 2015 2:07 pm
by SweaterVest
Yeah in the stock location. I drilled it out bigger then drilled and tapped a second hole for the mounting bolt.