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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Mon May 07, 2012 5:21 pm

Finally had a couple of bits turn up from classic parts a new intake boot and new air duct for the rad to complement the new one on the other side this fitted perfectly with a bit of trimming because of the bigger headlights
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The intake boot was a complete nightmare had to leave it in a bowl of boiling water in the end to allow me to get it over the base also had to blank off the hole on the side hence the dome nut poking out
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Hope fully will last till I have a have a big windfall and stick a 1.8t in Wink
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Simeon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:20 pm

Looking good mate. The 1.8t should bring the quarter mile times down Very Happy
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:33 am

1.8T is the way forward if I had the funds, The guy I bought my gearbox off last year took me out for a spin in his mk2 20v had a Bam lump from an S3 running around 270bhp was stupidily fast reckoned it keeps up with his mates Audi R8 upto 160mph!!!
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:02 pm

Well the last three months have been quite kind bar the odd nut and bolt needing tightening nothing has broken or fallen off, sadly that dreaded time of year has come round yet again so tomorrow I'll get the good or bad news as to whether its passed or not fingers crossed its the first one, I have managed to acquire a couple of treats thanks to a certain auction site:D
New rear coilovers for the tidy some of 64
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new skin for the rear bumper just needs paint won for 15.00 on ebay current one suffered bad heat damage from the exhaust
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Finally got some heat wrap for my exhaust said to deliver an extra 1000bhp:p but more importantly keep bay temps down and hope fully take some of the raspy sound out of the exhaust, also another little win on that bidding site got me some stainless arms for the sunroof, also after doing the A pillars in suede last year and being pretty pleased with the results I finally got some more material and done the B & C pillars
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one of the C pillars prior to going back in and the other side refitted
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B Pillar
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Wrapped the rear trim for the headlining while it was off
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Fingers crossed for tomorrow:thumbup:
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:09 pm

Well I'm pleased to say it passed with only two advisorys a worn top mount on the passenger side and surface corrosion to the drivers side jacking point all in all well happy:D
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:10 pm

Well after yesterdays Mot success I can get cracking with a few bits on the car first job is getting the rear bumper sorted,you can see the damage the exhaust did before I extended the tailpipes in this pic
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first coat of primer on the new skin ran out of primer though so will have to stock up again tomorrow
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by kai-khan on Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:13 pm

looking good dude
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Robbie1885! on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53 pm

Red rum is coming on nicely, you have proppa turned her around Very Happy Looking good
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:13 pm

Cheers guys

Decided the skin on my knuckles wasn't needed at the weekend and heat wrapped my 4 branch I would advise anyone planning on doing it if you can remove the manifold from the car! I'm quite pleased with how it turned out especially the difference in noise for one thing plus the bay temperature seems lower you can see in the picture I'd already had to protect the boot for the steering UJ, anyway heres a pic of my efforts
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by kai-khan on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:39 am

good job dude
ill remember two rap mine b4 i fit it quit like skine on my knees Very Happy
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:04 pm

Got bored sitting in front of the telly watching repeats of wheeler dealers so got the auto-sol out and attacked a spare boot catch I had in the garage not quite the same effect as chroming but not bad none the less(and alot cheaper)
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I've started attacking numerous little bits with it now in the quest for shininess, also got the first few bits off to be powder-coated for my engine bay spruce up and a silicon breather hose kit that I'm waiting to be delivered, still need to get the rear bumper sorted and hopefully will have my old scorpion back box again soon which I'm hoping to have fitted by next weekend for GTI festival Wink
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by popeye on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:53 pm

have you fitted the worm yet james. Smile

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Cleaning the worm

Post by jedi16v on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:48 pm

popeye wrote:have you fitted the worm yet james. Smile
HAHAHA Yeah the worm is on thanks for your help again bud(funds coming soon) incase anyone was wondering the worm is what my three yr old called the parcel in our hallway when he saw it! so this was what the worm looked like after unpacking it
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This is the backbox from my previous 16v that I'd swapped with venturbo for some front wings, as I'm sure most jetta owners know finding an aftermarket exhaust for one is nigh on impossible or stupidly expensive so anyway after som elbow grease with the autosol and wire wool things looked a bit brighter
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When this was on my other car it had quite an appetite for exhaust rubbers which caused it to drag on a couple of occasions which had worn the bottom of the tips quite heavily so I performed a bit of surgery.
Waiting on the bench at work before
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And the result following surgery
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No pictures of fitting as it was all a bit of a rush yesterday will put one up of it on the car it really makes the knackered bumper stand out now though Neutral , also got my first few bits back from being powdercoated
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gonna get a load of other brackets done plus the rocker cover and inlet manifold I also found out they can do wheels at a reasonable price so i'll be looking at getting my wheels in very cool looking nickel finish
Bye for now
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Worm fitted

Post by jedi16v on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:02 am

The worm on the car Very Happy need to put a centre silencer back in though because its bloody loud Exclamation
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Simeon on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am

Shame you had to cut the rolled tips off, but still looks good Smile

Like you say, nigh on impossible to get a decent secondhand exhaust for a Jetta, I'm saving up the 320 I've been quoted to have one built for mine. That's a 2.5" 2box system, cat back in stainless, ovaled over the rear beam with twin round exit.
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jonsie on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Great job with the car, especially loving the wrapped pillar covers, nice touch man. Might have to borrow that idea to be honest Embarassed as it looks good and would try to match it to my tan leather corrado interior Cool

I have been looking for ages to get a decent exahaust for my 8v, I know Jetex do a full system but really after the the twin tip like your Scorpion system. That looks excellent as well by the way.

Do you mind if I ask which powder coaters you use, I am looking at gettig some bits done myself hey?
Thanks man, looking forward to the updates!

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:18 pm

had a bit of a catch up read and wow =-O uve been a busy boi lookin good bud plenty of wrapping and the flocking looks tidy hope you are all well

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:16 pm

Cheers guys

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We're all good mate hope you and family are well hows the bora going?

Nothing major to update the exhaust is still booming although I have a new middle silencer to go on when the weather permits, gave the old girl a good clean last week at work and then followed it up with hitting a rabbit on the way home whilst going a bit quick Laughing
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splitter afterwards Crying or Very sad
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I'd started to go off the supposed "smoked crystal indicators" as they were nigh on clear and stood out abit thought I'd give some Lamin-X a go rather than buying another set heres how they looked before(and also before roadkill
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Lamin-Xed Gunsmoke ftw
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How our living room looked Wednesday night lol surprisingly the missus didn't mind either
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and all back on with new splitter cheers
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After starting to paint the new skin for my bumper myself and finding it a ball ache I gave up and and gave it to a friend of a work colleague who's just had his car painted by him so hopefully should have it back for next week, I've asked him to give me a price for sorting out a list of other bits that need sorting body wise so I'll see what he comes back with Wink
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:08 pm

Bud the laminex loots the muts we are all well thanx, the boras locked away in the garage for the winter as i need to replace the passenger wing due to tin worm :-( The bora scares me every time i drive it its just such a rocket makes my old vr mk2 seem slow lol

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:18 pm

Had a proper crap week last week, got my bumper back from being painted and the plan was get it fitted at work and take a trip up to the home grown meet on Friday in my car as my fiancee's bora was going into my mates garage on Thursday for a new stainless exhaust to be fitted, when I got a phone call Thursday lunch time to say while my mate was waiting in traffic in a car park some numpty kindly reversed into the front end in a 4x4 causing this Evil or Very Mad
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Then to ice the cake on way over to his workshop to see the car my blinding sat nav app led me up a road comparable to the ridgeway which broke my new splitter in exactly the same way as the last and also cracked the exhaust flexi for good measure cheers this on top of the freezing cold friday night I didn't fit the bumper and gave the meet a miss
So after work being called off due to the cold on Saturday I decided I'd give the bumper a go so four bolts later(so glad I changed these for stainless nice and easy to undo) I was left with this
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Old meets new
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So after a small amount of bad language I got the bumper fitted went to slide it back onto the car and find this is how it fitted Shocked
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look at the panel gap!!!! anyone thinking of buying a patent bumper especially if its for the rear on a Jetta tread carefully.
I ended up having to swap the clips over from the old as both sides on the new one snapped while trying to get the bolts lined up which was a right royal pita as well eventually after all this faffing around I got it like this Suspect
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It still needs to come forward nearly an inch plus raising a few mm and the side clips fettling and it should suffice for the time being, so mines now having yet another flexi fitted today and thankfully yesterday the driver of the 4x4 accepted responsibility and stumped up the cash for the parts for the repair to avoid going through the insurance and it being written off thankfully so we've just got to wait for parts to turn up to get it sorted cheers
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Robbie1885! on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Dude seriously I feel for you!! Can't have been a good week. I'm still well impressed with your jetta and how far it's come Very Happy
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:36 am

I'd been on the hunt for some original rear lights for a while after falling out of love with M3 style ones as they were looking tatty and generally falling apart due to their shoddy quality and so managed to win these on the well known fleabay for a bargain 9.99 plus postage cheers please excuse the i phone pics lol
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So gave them a good clean up armed myself with these Laughing
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Half hour later nice and shiny Cool
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Then the fun could begin, I tinted my front indicators with some gun smoke Lamin-x a while back and was very happy with the results so thought I'd do the indicators on the rear in red, first light done shows the difference between the two
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finished
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thankfully no major nasties showed themselves upon removing the old ones
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and on the car job done Cool
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by jedi16v on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Treated the old girl to a new air filter this month as my K&N had seen better days was 12yrs old after all went for a Pipercross this time
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Finally got all my bits to make new supply and return lines for the engine bay using AN fittings, First adaptor in with new copper washer
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New supply line made up return looked pretty much the same except I used a compact elbow instead of a swept bend
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And the two on and fitted,also changed the bolts for the bottom of the metering head for stainless whilst I was fiddling around to brighten things up Cool
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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by Jettameister on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:00 am

The taillights look good on the car.

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Re: Back on the Road for 2014

Post by golfnut8v on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:09 am

lovely looking car........


keep up the good work. cheers

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