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After much anticipation and some friendly motivation, the day has finally arrived. Had some overheating issues, replaced the water pump(which unfortunately was not the issue),,, led on to be a bad head gasket, so, while the front end of the car was apart, figured I'd go ahead with the shave. This izn't gonna be a "traditional" shave, no welding of any sort, gonna get creative.... I will definatly not have the car complete on day 4, due to sourced parts, which are ordered from GAP, also gonna drop the head off at the machine shop Monday. Daily progress will be posted with pics

here's what I started with late this morning... ENJOI





Some progress...


And more, it was getting dark, so the pics didn't come out too well...







Modified by Sr. Karmann at 4:29 PM 12-24-2009
 

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Re: The 4 day bay...... (G60T)

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What are you using for the holes?

The small holes have been filled with metal putty and the larger holes will get rubber caps
 

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Re: The 4 day bay...... (Sr. Karmann)

My fone is sucking, I can't see the pics. I'm not sure I need to leave a harsh and insulting comment, or leave praises and encouragement.

Since I don't know you well enough to know if it's good or bad, I will just Happy Christmas.......SUKKA
 

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Re: The 4 day bay...... (Sr. Karmann)

Damn man.. I guess you found a excuse to go nuts on the car!!!
might as well paint your engine while the head it out..
No need to paint the back of it, since no one will ever see it..
Regular Krylon paint should hold pretty well with no primer or anything.
Are you painting the bay with the paintscratch.com paint? my boy could probably go to your house and clear the bay after you apply the paint for cheap.. so it looks factory when you are done.
(he has a van with a compressor and paint guns.)
Hell.. take the time and paint the top part of the rad support too.. and an tad of clear and your whole car will look new!!!
 

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Re: The 4 day bay...... (ein)

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Damn man.. I guess you found a excuse to go nuts on the car!!!
might as well paint your engine while the head it out..
No need to paint the back of it, since no one will ever see it..
Regular Krylon paint should hold pretty well with no primer or anything.
Are you painting the bay with the paintscratch.com paint? my boy could probably go to your house and clear the bay after you apply the paint for cheap.. so it looks factory when you are done.
(he has a van with a compressor and paint guns.)
Hell.. take the time and paint the top part of the rad support too.. and an tad of clear and your whole car will look new!!!

Not going to paint the bay with the paintscratch stuff(that's a surprise
) although I am gonna order a can for the rad support, then maybe have your guy clear it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif I'm also going to paint the engine and all components, even the spark plugs


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I like where this is going http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif . But the question is are you gonna keep your washer bottle?

Thanks, been thinking about doing this for weeks, and about the washer bottle, ditchin it and putting a bigger one in
In all reality, I am going to try to find a bottle good for a couple squirts as this is my daily.
Merry Christmas to all!!!



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Re: The 4 day bay...... (Forty-six and 2)

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My fone is sucking, I can't see the pics. I'm not sure I need to leave a harsh and insulting comment, or leave praises and encouragement.

Since I don't know you well enough to know if it's good or bad, I will just Happy Christmas.......SUKKA

Bring it Matt
Merry Christmas to you too
 

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Go for it
Interested to see how far you get in 4 days
 

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Go for it
Interested to see how far you get in 4 days

Hopefully done with the bay at least, gonna have my 10yo little helper here, so we'll see...
Better pics of yesterdayz progress..... Thanks Santa







Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
 

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Not a bad start. I guess I will start putting more faith in you,
Nasty battery acid holes though. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif Keep it up bro.
 

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Not a bad start. I guess I will start putting more faith in you,
Nasty battery acid holes though. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif Keep it up bro.

Thanks
Yeah, the hole is baddddd... Might just mold some tin foil and duck tape it in
Nah, got a couple ideas brewing. What I do need some advice on is a good location to route my hood release cable, figured where I can enter the bay with it and a majority of the run, but need a good spot enter the fender well, but I haven't even looked at any of the stuff on the interior, so when I do, it may give me some better ideas
 

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Re: FV-QR (Forty-six and 2)

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I have a good idea for a cableless release. IM sent

IM replied http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Got to squeeze a couple "quiet" Christmas hours in today....

P.S. What the FECK is up with this mexican stamp???





Rust inhibitor on the batt acid hole
 

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hecho en mexico = made in taiwan
no.. made in mexico

taiwan

Can't find where it says it in "my" bay
can't find the VW stamps either
 

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Re: (Forty-six and 2)

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your car is a mexican illegal immigrant ?

you need only a corrado stamp

do I need to go get a green card

Got some Corrado stickers

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Your a lucky man, being able to work on your C on this day. I'm jealous.

Yes sir,,, just wish I coulda busted out the power tools
 
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