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Hey my name is Cam and this is my mk2 build/picture/progress thread thing.

Car:
1991 Jetta GLI 16v LA6U Capri Green/Dark Metallic Teal
pictures will show the work/ideas I have for my car.

Quick timeline of how it has come together and the progress of it. I couldn’t have done any of the work if it was for my good friends Pete, Rick, My Pops, and Chris and a few others im sure I am forgetting that helped me do most of the work!

I bought this car is the summer of 2010 for a daily when I went to school.
Car was in decent shape but needed some work to get it going. Drove car for 2 years and needed to be rebuilt properly.

Engine:
9A 2.0 Block
Decked to achieve .035 quench
Block honed with torque plate
83mm JE Forged Pistons
Rods resized with 302 Ford ARP bolts
Balance rotating assembly
Lightened flywheel
1.8 head
11.8:1 compression
Resurfaced
New guides and seals
Intake valves back cut 30 degrees
5 degrees angle intake seats
Radiused exhaust seats
Minor port clean up
Exhaust cam cut for intake cam
TT adjustable timing gear
DIgi 2 fuel injection
Power steering and A/C delete
Mk3 serpentine belt conversion
solid front motor mount
poly rear motor mount
Raceland header
No cat
2 ¼” TT cat back to Magnaflow Muffler
ACN Tranny
USRT smart shift


Interior:
OEM gli recaro seats
Jamex 3 point racing harness
Custom molded mk2-mk3-mk4 center console
Black suede rear shelf and headliner
Power Sunroof
Power windows
Power mirrors
False floor in trunk for full size spare tire
Sub box enclosure


Exterior:
Big bumpers thin trim
Heckeblende trunk piece
All ambers smoked
Custom Quantum Roof rack bolted down
32B Euro Headlights with fogs with badgeless grill
Vmaxx coilovers
Rota slipstream reps painted machinery grey
Jetta Mudflaps


Onto pictures!!!! From the first day I got the car and on! (I have over 200 photos if you want to check out my Flickr)
The day she made it to my house

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blew my clutch 3 weeks into having it (spring broke out)

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how I had her in boston for a year

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Christmas time

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got the quantum roof rack system on

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built false floor for full size spare and started making a subbox for the side.

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amp mounted to back of box and light pulled out to the front

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power steering rack was going bad so I got another subframe and new welded control arms with poly bushings and rebuilt a setup with the powersteering loop line

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Dustoff 2011

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picked up some rota slipstream reps

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remounted slimline fan

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Dubs in the sand 2011

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refinished my wheels with machinery grey color and fixed some rash

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no fairing or bars

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waterfest 2011

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brokedown 2011

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I then smoked all the ambers (fronts and rear) color matched bananas

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three days before Christmas I decided to rip engine out and redo it properly.

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day one.

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goodbye engine

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mean rake

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I bought a 9a motor to throw in because my PL was running on hopes and dreams and before I threw the engine in Rick wanted to check it out first and we opened it up and it was not pretty and it had a fresh “new” head on it which was sandblasted and put back together still had sand in it :facepalm: …..onto some of the **** photos of the engine I bought and got screwed on because people are dumb!
Bearings ready to go….

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used old rings and some new ones gunked up and nasty

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dimples on top of piston head seems normal?

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Blown head gasket?

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So I talked to Rick to see what would be my best option. I then ripped down both motors and combined them to make a new one out of them. (originally supposed to be a swap and go process) its never that easy. For specs on engine check above.

Head painted ford teal (close color match)

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nice new 83mm JE forged pistons

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Block

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wanted white block but POR15 white is thin Rick hated it! Sorry bud!

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balanced rotating assembly with light weight flywheel.

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compression FTW

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Exhaust cam cut for intake cam

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Almost there

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After parts washing intake manifold I liked the look so I cleared it!

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Painted valve cover etching primer green then cleared it

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sandblasted a penis in my oil pan! Haha

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While engine was being finished I worked on new headlight setup and also interior and engine bay wiring/painting
Headlights

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wiring

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cleaned and ready to go!

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all black

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graffiti by chris…

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spliced in the Digi2 harness and started putting it in.

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and boom goes the dynamite

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made custom intake box gutted and hollowed out and closed off for better flow.

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now it was onto using the 1.8t fuel rail with the digi2 injectors with some custom sleeves made up by Rick! He is the man!

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Almost done!

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Shes alive!!!







Got her back after break in and she is loving it!
With her skanky mk4 sister…

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started to finish interior stuff console for one. Molded to fit mk3 cupholder and armrest with mk4 single pocket and mk2 power window setup.

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landrover sunroof switch for my power sunroof

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Some pictures of her randomly

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Headlights

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Color matched plate!

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front end done to where I want it to be….. roughly

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roller too Dustoff2012

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coilovers finally

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Staggered the next day!

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Roller!!

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all thanks to Parker for all rolling shots! He’s amazing!

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Now onto my list of things to do:
Paint new hood
Paint new trunk
Paint rear bumper
Shave bananas
Put in Rear sway bar
 

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Looks good!

Unless you like the faded black trim look, go to autoze and pick up a can or 2 of trim paint.

It looks really well if you don't rush the painting process

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if you look at the last 4 photos i use kiwi shoe polish. and they are black. not painting them. too much effort for that. they havent faded yet and ive washed it 4 times and seems good. i think 2 times a year i would have to do it max. but better than the back to black junk.
 

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thanks zanis!
Lol I get credit on the build with my first name and thanked with my last! I don't know what to go by :screwy:

Unless you like the faded black trim look, go to autoze and pick up a can or 2 of trim paint.
It looks really well if you don't rush the painting process
There is more than one way to skin a cat...
if you look at the last 4 photos i use kiwi shoe polish. and they are black. not painting them. too much effort for that. they havent faded yet and ive washed it 4 times and seems good. i think 2 times a year i would have to do it max. but better than the back to black junk.
....or you can use peanut butter/ peanut oil blend...works well, no black streaks and repels water! Only catch is that it attracts dogs and other hungry animals to lick your trim...
 

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Looking good Cam!
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Diggin the B2 headlights :thumbup:
Thanks i want to clean up the mounts a little better looking for a junk quantum to cut headlight supports out of.

Lol I get credit on the build with my first name and thanked with my last! I don't know what to go by :screwy:

There is more than one way to skin a cat...

....or you can use peanut butter/ peanut oil blend...works well, no black streaks and repels water! Only catch is that it attracts dogs and other hungry animals to lick your trim...
hahah sorry im used to calling certain people by their last name mostly people who have common names. lol and i might try the peanut oil/butter technique if this way doesnt hold out. but so far it seems pretty good i just got to get to the hard to reach areas. :thumbup:
 

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I used to use peanut oil on mine, but it didnt last long enough. I ended up painting everything.
 

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Looks Boss!:thumbup: You should prob consider lowering it though.:laugh:
i will soon

I used to use peanut oil on mine, but it didnt last long enough. I ended up painting everything.
yeah if i had time to paint it all i would. hopefully soon



In other new im buying a full mk2 carat same color for body parts and to part out so new hood trunk bumpers and possibly doors to come! :thumbup:
 
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