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Finally figured out the exhaust and got it in. Gotta get the motor in before I can finish it.


After the motors in I can get the exit of the cat attached to the exhaust and weld the hanger at the end of the tunnel on the exhaust. That and decide which tail pipe I want to use. Dual or single.

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Finally got the mk3 subframe down from the attic. Now to put it in and wait to have money for the last batch of parts I need before I can put the motor in. But until then I have plenty to do. Mainly pulling the lower part of the heater box to fix some foam issues.

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Subframes ready to go in. Just gotta figure out if the mk3 ps lines will work in a mk2 and decide if I want to use the mk2 or mk3 control arms and tie rods. I'm thinking it will be easy to swap them with it in the car so I'll try the mk3 first.

Gotta pull the heater box and figure out why it wasn't blowing hot air or even out of the right vent. :banghead:

After the heater box is done I'm gonna mount the subframe to the motor and get that in. Still need knock sensors and a few other parts before I put the core support on. On the bright side I can finish the exhaust once the motors in.

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I know I already posted this in the what did you do to your mk2 today thread but hey this is my "build thread" so :p

Fixed the blend doors in the heater box. Broke the plastic one and had to re glue it and installed it all back in the car.


Also replaced foam on defroster vent.

And foam on firewall for heater core.




And then as I'm getting ready to put the dash in I found another cut wire. :banghead: argh. Any ideas?
black w/red and brown on white plug. White w/blue and brown cut on other plug. Then there's the brown w/red that's cut to.

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With my moms help went from

No motor



To

Motor mounted


Mk3 rear subframe and power steering system. (rubber hose from tank to pump from mk2 since the mk3 line doesn't fit) Mk3 ps pulley lines up just fine.


Hockey puck front and rear motor mounts.

Mk3 control arms and tie rods. Control arms have poly bushings. I'll put r32 rears in later. If it's to wide its not that hard to swap the mk2 tie rods and control arms.

Next thing is finish connecting the exhaust and reconnect all the wires and hoses and fix a few more wires. Might be a week or two before she's running but only because I'm broke and need another $150 worth of parts I either broke or forgot about. All in all she should be off the Jack stands tonight... I hope.


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Finally got around to using the fabric I've had since August. Did the drivers door panel and sunroof crank cover. Had to change my original idea since the fabric I used wouldn't stretch enough for the corners. What a pita the door panel was but it was worth it. On to the pics.






I like how it turned out. Now to find enough fabric for the other 3 doors parcel shelf and headliner. That and either get a headliner or do my idea and then decide what I want to do with the pillar trim. Not going to leave it stock. Either wrap it or paint it.



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Keep it up..Oh and more pics of the help ;)
My mom would kill me if I posted pics of her helping. She only helped put the motor in. Other then that it's been how I like working on my cars, me.

And to update I FINALLY got the drain plug out of the trans. Still waiting to save up some money to get the last $150 worth of parts I need to put it back together and get it smogged. Knock sensors, ps fluid, cap, rotor and egr tube.

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Finally got my parts and started putting the motor back together. Got the back done and the suspension back together before my knee decided to give out.

This is all I have left to put on before it's running again.


Last week


Couple days ago


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Been a while since I updated this. She's coming along nicely.

I guess I never posted this pic.


Couple weeks ago I got most of the parts in and started to install the radiator. Mk3 fan shroud needed a little more adjustment with the cutoff wheel and started getting the front back together. Fluids, plugs, tighten crank bolt, finish front mount and she's ready to start... I hope. Just waiting for a dry day so I can push my dad's truck out from under the lift. Once it's running I gotta smog it and then beat on it and work out any kinks before the 4+ hour drive in March to really the only g2g I go to.

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Crank bolt, trans fluid and spark plugs are all that's left before she's running. That and figure out why the radiator after run no longer works. Had to replace all the quick disconnects and union on the fan wiring. Everything is reconnected exactly as it was before just with better connections. Low and high speed both work great but after run doesn't do anything when the wire is grounded.

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So apparently it was the full throttle switch wiring shorting out making it not rev. She runs albeit a little lumpy(I think it has an aftermarket cam). Haven't driven it yet but I'm so happy and she will be off the lift tomorrow. *happy dance*

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Looking good! What are you end goals with it? Just make a nice daily out of it?
For now that's the goal. Long term(or rather when my mk1 is done) my goal is a full rebuild on the body, suspension, interior and a aba/16v swap possibly with a super charger. O2A will happen either way. Near future plans are a stereo setup that no one will understand why but oh well, its my car.

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Did you get the fan running? I have 2 MKIIIs and know that there is a fan relay under the coolant tank that has gone bad on me before.
It kinda just fixed itself. Now I gotta fix my isv and tach issue.

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Painted the hood and started polishing the passenger side.



this was the good side before i started polishing the other side


claybar'd and coarse pad done. now to polish and wax.


Couple days ago i put the vr lip off of my old mk3 on. other then the fitment in the corners i like it.

Tomorrow ill hopefully get to the drivers side.
 

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didnt feel like polishing the drivers side today so i did the next best thing. ill let the pics do most of the talking.

started with


and two hours later ended up with


so after my parents and i get back from our trip to a doctors appointment and funeral for the next week ill get everything all cleaned up and put back in. until then it can just sit with the car.

yes i figured out how to pull the headrests AFTER i had the seats out. with them off will make it so much easier to reinstall.


while pulling the console out i somehow hit the heat selector and broke the wire... ARGH.


also removed the last of the old speaker wires and got a better plan on how and where to route everything for my stereo install idea.
 

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Discussion Starter · #73 ·
So I guess I forgot to post this last week. A few weeks ago I finally found a quad round grill at pick n pull in Redding. Quite literally stumbled upon it as I was looking for parts I didn't know I wanted/needed.


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