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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:34 pm

Dubber Dubber Dubber i really cant wait to see this car i love it its one of those threads that just keeps you wanting more look at the paint on her i so wish id gone that far

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Post by Dirtydubber on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks bud now thats its all but done (just a few last minute hurdles) it feels a tad weired to say the least. Its going to seem even stranger to turn up for work and not see it in the shop but at the same time i will be glad to see her go home Crying or Very sad . I really hope to see it on some stands next year hopefully a Joc stand as it just seems so right. Everyone on here has been so good about the build i think its only fare that Joc get it on there stands next year.


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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:17 pm

oh i hope so chap its one of those cars that is going to draw everyone in you need to get your hands on a gt next we are slowling finding them and bringing them home Smile

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Post by Dirtydubber on Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:07 am

I missed out on a standard gt (none gti engineering) last year it was totally standard D plate one with 80thou on the clock, bbs extras at the dealers and a leather steering wheel but the owner scrapped it instead of ringing me!!! And i had only given my number to them a week earlier Grrrrr! oh well you cant save them all.
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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:22 pm

Keep trying buddy they are out there Smile

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Post by Dirtydubber on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:07 pm

Back at last! Very, very sorry weve been away for so long the Jetta is still with us Neutral . I have had to make a decision on the rear bumper issue and its not one im happy with but we need to get this car back to its owner before xmas, more on that later Mad . Anyway moving on after we built the rad up we spent a couple of days getting all the tune up work done and we made sure we pushed the engine hard so that we knew we didnt have any leaks or air blocks and so on. That done meant we could really finish putting this jetta back together again Very Happy . First we needed to put a front end on it so we started with the old front slam panel.

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We didnt want to just get rid of the rust we also wanted to stop it coming back so we decided to seam seal all the welds and joins aswell.

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This should help it last that bit longer Smile . Next stage was the primer, Acid etch as always.

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Then a coat of gloss black, we only painted the bottom half of the panel because the top was in such good condition and we didnt want to lose the factory look of it. We hope it will add to that stock look in the long run. It also meant we didnt have to replace the factory stickers Wink .

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Then it was time for some finishing touches, the bonnet latch before :

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Fitted :

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During with a splash of Alpine white :

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Fitted, with all new stainless Smile :

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And the rad plastics.

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With that all done we stuck the front panel back in.

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Next on the list is the headlamps but that will have to wait till next time. Sorry its only a short one but i will be back soon till then cheers for sticking with us we will try to keep you upto date more often Embarassed .
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Post by Dirtydubber on Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:02 pm

Well next was the headlamps and if any of you have ever tryed to get your mits on some you will know that its almost impossible so they was no choice but to save what we had! This is what we started with.

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After a very carefull strip down it became clear that we were in luck for a change Very Happy . Other than a ball joint being dislodged on each lamp there was nothing wrong with um.

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So we put the lamps and rubber bulb covers through the dishwasher and cleaned the mounting plates. Then a coat of primer.

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Then a top coat of marine grey.

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This left us with something a little more tidy Smile .

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That done we could pop them in, now we couldnt find anything stainless for fixing these in place so we reused the old self tapping hex head screws and gave the adjuster a really good coating of grease and waxoil.

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Now i know we havent used new ones but like the rad screws we give um a repaint after fitting so they should last. With the lamps in we could finish the off the last bit of wiring in the bay, we clipped the cleaned loom in place with new genuine clips.

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Again its only a short update but i will be back again soon. Thanks Alex.
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Post by mart gx on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:48 pm

more now!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Robbie1885! on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:37 pm

alright dude, i havent been on for a few months and have to say that she starting to look funking well sweet! :-D
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Post by venturbo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:41 pm

Come on Dirty, don't you know Christmas is coming?
This would be my bestest pressie to see more pic's of this special motor.

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Post by Dirtydubber on Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:14 pm

Hi Everyone and that includes you Venturbo Laughing Hopefully i will get a good update together next week but untill then i wish everyone that has taken the time to read are thread over the last year or so a very very happy Christmas and a very merry new year Wink . As always thank you all for your support and comments See you all in the New Year.

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:52 pm

More more we want more Very Happy

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Post by Dirtydubber on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:31 pm

Hi everyone hope you all had a great Christmas and New year. Again as always im so very sorry for the lack of updates i hope you lot have not got bored waiting. Right were was i? its was at about this point that we needed to put a bonnet back on but walst it was off we thought it would be a good time to see just how good the paint would come up, to say it looked tired would be an understatement but im not really a big fan of resprays unless they are the last resort or of cause you want a colour change. This was the state of the paint after a wash!

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It was time to brake out the big guns. Plus it was i chance to play with my new replacement polisher Laughing .

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First we will start with M3 Perfect-it 3 Fast cut plus.

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Then M3 Perfect-it 3 Fine compound.

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Then My favorite polish range of all time, good old Auto Glym Super Resin polish.

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Then to finish Auto Glym Ultra Deep.

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This left us with something much nicer.

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That done all we have to do is the rest of the car!!!!!!!!!! DOH! Anyway back to that later next was the rear quarter that we worked on earlier on in the project we left it looking a little like this.

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The reason for leaving till now to finish was this Mad .

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As you can see someone in the past had done a rather nasty repair BUT it had stopped the area from rusting so fare play to who ever did it at least it helped us do a better repair this time round. Now its at this point that i will point out that body work is not my thing and im not very good at it at all Embarassed but we told Jettafan that we would do the best job we could with the least amount of filler so after getting a friend of mine (professional panel beater) to panel beat the quarter out it was time for primer and a top coat this was the finished item fresh of the press!

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Im pleased to say it looked alot better after a colour sand and mop over. I can hear all you talented bodyshop guys screaming in the back ground and believe me im very jealous of anyone with true bodywork skills but we are just doing this at the moment because we want to keep as much of the car in factory paint as possible. Dont hate me to much it will get a better job done in the future im sure plus this also helps us keep the cost down a bit. Embarassed Embarassed . After this was done we had planned on just touching a few chips on the rear panel then mopping the car over BUT......... We removed the rear boot rubber and found this lot!!!!!!

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It was a total school boy error by myself but i totally forgot to check this earlier in the project we have dealt with so many rust issues here in the past but it just totally skipped are minds. Oh well its got to be fixed so onwards and upwards........ But thats for the next update sorry peeps Wink .
Thanks for reading see you again very soon.
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Post by jedi16v on Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:17 pm

What a nightmare same thing happened to my black one but on a much larger scale it was one of the reasons i killed it for the red one. Sure you'll get it sorted though, can't wait to see this car in the metal Very Happy
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Post by venturbo on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:49 pm

Coming on well mucker.

That rim under the rubber is nearly identical in rust as mine Crying or Very sad .

Pull ya finger out and get some more pics up Laughing Cool

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Post by glbootboy on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:22 pm

if you looking for a rear big bumper for a jetta thes a vw braker on ebay that has one that has afew days left on it if any help bid?

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Post by Dirtydubber on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:48 pm

glbootboy wrote:if you looking for a rear big bumper for a jetta thes a vw braker on ebay that has one that has afew days left on it if any help bid?

Thanks for that but after what seemed like a lifetime we had to put a close to the rear bumper issues and draw a line under it. In the end i had to fix the old unit im not happy with the finish but we had to get the car back to Jettafan some time this decade! Laughing . I would like to take this moment to thank EVERYONE that got involved in helping us find a replacement bumper so to all the peeps on here and edition and all the other sites im now part of THANK YOU I love you I love you and HUGE HUGS its one of the reasons i have never got bored of the vag scene after all these years.
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Post by Dirtydubber on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:53 pm

venturbo wrote:Coming on well mucker.

That rim under the rubber is nearly identical in rust as mine Crying or Very sad .

Pull ya finger out and get some more pics up Laughing Cool

[/quote]What a nightmare same thing happened to my black one but on a much larger scale it was one of the reasons i killed it for the red one. Sure you'll get it sorted though, can't wait to see this car in the metal

This one wasnt that bad really, weve done much worse in the past but you just couldnt see it once the seal was back on! ohwell. more pics to come soon promise.
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Post by bodyinboot on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:59 pm

Looks good Alex... can't wait to see it rolling to a show. I'm sure Jettafan will be chuffed to bits with it!

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Post by Dirtydubber on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:39 pm

He should be i think? well ive heard no complaint yet!!!!!! Wink
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Post by Dirtydubber on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:51 pm

Hi everyone (if your still out there?) I do really apollogise for the lack of updates of late but ive had a bit of drama with my home PC. It decided to have a "mass hard-drive failure" so i have no access to all the pics Mad I am trying to get the issue sorted as soon as possible but its a bit tricky as ive never had the spare cash to buy a external hard-drive DOH!!!!!. I know, i know i should have backed my pics up onto disc but the truth be known i had done but i just hadnt got round to doing the most upto date pics of the jetta so im totally gutted. But thanks to my cousins i should be on the road to recovery very soon they seem to believe that they will be able to get at the pics even if the computer is dead so fingers crossed!? I really am sorry for the delay but i will try to get back to you as soon as poss. Thanks so much for your patients.
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Post by willber on Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Dirtydubber I don't suppose you have any dimensions of the filler neck repair bit that you made? Mine is proper knackered and i'm going to have to make one from scratch or somewhere near. At the moment i'm thinking if I can cut as much usuable metal out then I can get it somewhere near then test fit the tank and mark up where it needs to do etc. The main thing i'm bothered about is getting the depth of the mount right.

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Post by Dirtydubber on Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:33 pm

Hi there chap i dont have any of my measurments left over but i keep meaning to cut the tank neck out of a mk3 down the breakers just to see if there the same? the only other way i would suggest doing it if its that bad is use some roofing led and mold it to shape around what ever you have left then use that to get the depth right when making your steel replacement if that makes any sence??? Hope ive helped? good luck bud it never a nice job Very Happy
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Post by willber on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:38 pm

Yeah that's not a bad shout actually didn't think of that! Theres nothing left of it really its a bit of a mess. I think I wil try the lead idea or similar, might work better than cardboard as it will hold its shape.

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Post by Dirtydubber on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:04 am

Jettafan was not the worse one we have done but lets face it, its a nasty job at the best of times! The lead way seems to be the quickest way even if you just use it as a mold to pop your finished home made item in to just to check for mounting depths as you go. If yours is real bad the only other way ive had to do it in the past is pop the tank back in after you have removed whats left of you neck support the through to bolt holes on the neck of the plastic tank make a depth messurement this should give you a correct mounting depth so all you have to do is make sure the restored mount you removed goes right back were it came from and that or drill your mounting hole in the right place this can be done by just trial fitting the mount, popping the tank back in then marking up were there the bolt holes were! It all sounds so easy doesnt it Laughing truth is a dontt envy ya bud good luck Wink
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