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***Updated with PAINT pics on page 5 (5/26)***
Well this is what I got to start with, not bad for $500

It was a little rough, almost every panel had a dent in it. The rockers are the worst. The driver side is about the size of a bowling ball. Plans include:
- 60/60 weitec springs on koni yellows
- space the stock wheels out
- Shaved emblem and wiper on hatch
- Plate recess welded in, not sure what I'm gonna use but it'll be 1 of a kind
- Smooth rockers including the fender
- remove back seat and build a nice wood floor
- fiberglassed 10" sub boxes behind tail lights
- dye all plastics black and re-upholster headliner
- currently has a hidden side exit exhaust
- repaint either orange or cosmic green...still cant decide
- Jetta front end swap with a 3 bar, 2 piece, badgless grill
Thats all I got for now, on with the pics...will update weekly with my progress:
Here's my filler panel, was able to get enough to shave 2 bumpers out of 1 rear bumper:

Welded in:

Back side:

Who needs a exhaust cut out anyway:

Welded up the exhaust, and tow hook cover:


Both sides done:

Lil bit of filler, will retexture after its smooth again:

Just a lil bit of filler

The whole car, yes side markers are going bye bye...

And you all know the current ride, that hopefully will have coils and a vr swap come spring
reverse rake FTW


Modified by BlueDevilCabby at 9:12 PM 2-8-2008

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Modified by BlueDevilCabby at 4:30 PM 5-27-2008
 

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Re: (vw_love)

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where the **** did you find a $500 GTI

Got it from a local dubber...rear caliper was seized and he didn't wana pay to get it fixed...just so happens I have a few sets at home, so it didn't cost me a thing to fix...only investment I'll have into this is the cost of paint and fabric for the headliner. Everything I either already have or am trading to get, like the front end swap
 

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Looks dope man. I did the same thing with my rear. How are you going to texture the lower lip? Texture in a can?

haha, yup...thats about the only thing I can think of....
i got a huge box in my car with your name on it
 

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Re: (BlueDevilCabby)

Looks like it has potential. I recently picked up an Audi 4KQ for a winter car. Cabby always looks nice!
 

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Re: (BlueDevilCabby)

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i got a huge box in my car with your name on it

yesssss. thanks again so much. If you need any left over parts from my gti project, lemme know. Gotta get rid of this ish somehow haha
 

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Looks better then the cabby already!!!

Nice project - I'
m always on the lookout for a cheap golf/jetta for a new daily as well.... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (BlueDevilCabby)

so is there no plasctic welding done on the front of the bumper for the top seam (inside the line from the looks of the pictures)?
 

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Re: Current project: Winter Beater (BlueDevilCabby)

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And you all know the current ride, that hopefully will have coils and a vr swap come spring
reverse rake FTW



Hopefully you forgot to add new wheels to that list.
 

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Re: Current project: Winter Beater (chargedsix)

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Hopefully you forgot to add new wheels to that list.


Been keeping an eye out for some 17" Type E's...
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so is there no plasctic welding done on the front of the bumper for the top seam (inside the line from the looks of the pictures)?

That is correct. There's more than enough plastic welded on the back and sides to make it strong. I take a small putty knife and put some duraglass in the crack to cover the seam and hit it with a small file to smooth it out. This is my 5th shave and the others have not cracked yet....
 

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Re: Current project: Winter Beater (BlueDevilCabby)

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Been keeping an eye out for some 17" Type E's...
That is correct. There's more than enough plastic welded on the back and sides to make it strong. I take a small putty knife and put some duraglass in the crack to cover the seam and hit it with a small file to smooth it out. This is my 5th shave and the others have not cracked yet....

nice. was just curious about how you went about it as i hadn't seen it done like that before. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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