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Subscribed!!! Great work so far! I cannot wait to see where this ends up, should be a lot of fun! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Mrs.Shifty's Wetta Build! (Shifty)

wow dude your one lucky man! i hope i find my self a wife who is into cars as much as i am and can be useful when it comes to working on them. And of course also looking hot while doing it
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progress is looking good, im keep an eye on this!
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Trunk piece is straight out of an OEM VW hood. The side rubs will be filled using 3M Automix 8115 panel bonding adhesive backed with aluminum tape. I've been doing them this way for years, as I got sick of fighting the welding heat. I have never had so much as a hint of a problem and you don't get the warping associated with welding the holes up, so there's MUCH less filler material once all's said and done. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I see what you mean. I was considering welding the holes in, but it seems like there's a good chance for warped metal. g/l with the buildup, looks great so far
 

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Dang, do work you guys! Looking good, can't wait to see the outcome! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Oh and dont be scared to stop and enjoy a
, you guys will have this car done in no time haha!

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Re: Mrs.Shifty's Wetta Build! (Shifty)

YES! Awesome rescue of a 2.slow.
 

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YES! Awesome rescue of a 2.slow.

More like transformation of a 2.0, this this is going to be sweet when it's done.
 

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Posts like this are why I still bother to check out the MKIV forum. Thanks for sharing. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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subscribed! do you have any more info on the 16v setup? Ive always wanted to do the 20/20 swap on my 2.0, maybe some time in the future! what color did u guys choose?
 

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subscribed! do you have any more info on the 16v setup? Ive always wanted to do the 20/20 swap on my 2.0, maybe some time in the future! what color did u guys choose?

Some of you mentioned elRey's 16v thread, and yes it helped us decide to do the 2.slowenstein hybrid rather than a 1.8T or VR swap, or reinstallation of FI on the stock motor. In fact, our throttle body adapters are elRey's old pieces before he went turbo. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4001222
I'm surprised you're the first to ask about color! It's kinda under wraps, although the bay and jambs will be painted in a matter of days so you'll see "one of the colors" then.

Thanks everyone for all the interest and support - I feel bad having to tell you guys we sat around and did nothing to the car today.
 

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Very nice, one of the few projects on here worth watching
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And props for doing the 16v conversion. If I had a 2.0 I would be all over doing that. Definitely the best way to bring out the potential in that motor without simply going F/I.
I wish I had known about the wonders of panel bonding adhesive when I started my project, I didnt discover it until after I had already shaved a few things. Oh well, live and learn http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Mrs.Shifty's Wetta Build! (Shifty)

This is awesome! I hope some day I have enough money to be working on cars with my boyfriend like you are with your wife. And your little boy is adorable!!!
 

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Re: Mrs.Shifty's Wetta Build! (gtimike122)

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man you are one lucky dude. my girl bit**es about the car yours works on the car. you are living the good life http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

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Re: Mrs.Shifty's Wetta Build! (Shifty)

Kinda had a wierd feeling I'd being seeing this pop up here. Good to know that progress is being made.... Then again I wouldn't expect anything less knowing the 2 of you. I'll be stopping the shop soon probably to check out the progress in person. Keep it up!
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