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Old 25-04-2007, 22:11
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Havent been on here is a long time, figured id post up some pics of the project i am working on.. more pics coming as the car is half apart now.. but bagged the ol project and started this one, which already ran..

this is how i first got it



so, i got some coilovers, wheels, tires, new front end, euro bumpers and some more bits

this is what it looks like now



a fun day






and as of today, i have the full exhaust off, and adding a bosal header, full TT stainless system back, FK smoked/red rear tails, and either going single round, or smoked aeros.. not sure.. but i have them both now.. three setups are fun. paint will be coming.. its gonna be carnival red. 8v spoiler to add, and a little lower too. ill throw more pics up soon!!
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Old 25-04-2007, 22:20
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Old 25-04-2007, 22:34
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that without door picture is awesome . Nice for hot days to the beach...
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Old 26-04-2007, 00:35
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yeah, that was only a 20 minute venture.. was swapping the big doors on and went for a cruie.. i was smoking and tossed my sigarette down and it almost bounced back in..

my buddy and i have some small doors that we are making into safari doors soon.. for summer..
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Old 28-04-2007, 00:48
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Old 28-04-2007, 08:59
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I like it, looks amazingly good for a car with 4 colours
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Old 04-06-2007, 19:32
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thanks guys.. here is an update

the last cruise it went on




well, i had to do some new work to her to make her more comfortable, better suited, and feel a whole hell of a lot more stable.

so, old exhaust manifold.. went to replace the downpipe with a TT dual downpipe, realised, it wouldnt work with this early toilet bowl manifold..



so out it goes, and to take its place.. a nice bosal header. thought i would give it a little bit of a new guster with now high temp paint.





so, then realising that the damn car was super greasy, i changed this



for this, now nice and clean, not greasy.. including new mounts.. no mo greasy arms.



so, now, i have nice new subframe, new mounts.. well, needed new tie rods.. so cleaned up the ol rack a lil bit, and added some urethane bushings....



well, i was thinkin, why not replace the a arms too, and add a sway bar, and add urethane busings for the a arms. the car didnt have a sway bar.. this is where the astro glide comes in handy.







so, now i want to add some brakes.. some nice 10.1's that i have had for about two years now.. maybe they might get some use.



a coilover shot just cause.



lets dress her up a bit now.. new tails, and rear euro bumpers installed.



some painted bits in the bay.. plus some new gaskets and she still needs a bath inside, but that can wait..



headlight harness.. nice relayed kit..



new grille, added an 8v spoiler... 16v didnt last more than 5 miles..





some interior now.. doorcards, seats, steering wheel.. just need a non cracked red stripe dash.





and pretty much how she sits til i get my wheels someday.



more updates to come.. cant wait to drive her again.. TT stainless exhaust going on this week, and some tweaking/tuning to make her pas DEQ and she will be all legal.
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Old 04-06-2007, 20:28
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damn, i`m loving this car already, i see you have a discman wiht speakers instead of a normal carradio??
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Old 04-06-2007, 21:51
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That german plate is awesome! Well in Dutch it is anyway

Nice work, liking the car. Whereabouts in WA are you from?
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That german plate is awesome! Well in Dutch it is anyway

Nice work, liking the car. Whereabouts in WA are you from?


In Oregon, south of WAshington..

the plate was supposed to declare theyear of the car as i thought it was an 85, but when the title showed up, it was an 86.. oh well.
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Old 05-06-2007, 20:01
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Oh ok, I went by that WA plate on the car in that one pic.
I lived in DesMoines/Seattle for about a year, spent some time with the DCI guys in Eugene/PDX as well...was thinking maybe I met you back then (this was 2000-2001).
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Oh ok, I went by that WA plate on the car in that one pic.
I lived in DesMoines/Seattle for about a year, spent some time with the DCI guys in Eugene/PDX as well...was thinking maybe I met you back then (this was 2000-2001).


ahh, yes, i got the car from a guy in WA. I am up there frequently with the DCI guys as well. I wasnt part of the club back on 01 ish time. It would have been good to meet you had I been though. I am sure at somepoint you guys will make it to one of the National GTG's.. or someday i will make the trek over there.
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Old 05-06-2007, 21:00
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I hung out a lot with Taylor and the guys back then (like Jeff and Ryon, oldskool LOL).
I'll be back in the SeaTac area, I love that place to bits. Just get me a greencard

So you figured out what your german plate means in Dutch yet?
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Old 05-06-2007, 22:33
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Didn't noticed the german license plate till now. It's nice

I just looked at this picture a little bit better:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...i/May200715.jpg

I noticed the bolts of the frontleg are mounted the wrong way. The nuts should be on the the closest to the rear end of the car. Why? If the nuts would fall off the bolts will stay in place a bit better.

What are the plans with the rearend? The rusty bits, leave it and stay with this look? I like it but wouldn't leave it like that.
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Old 05-06-2007, 23:17
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@RubenD: Are you talking about the bolts en nuts in the lower mount bracket of the front suspension?

So you think that in this situatie, if the nut would somehow fall off, that the bolt would fall out easier than if it's mounted the other way around? Why? because of the air passing by the bolt? There is no reason for it to fall out easier one way or the other...

Also, if the nut gets off, you're fucked either way! These bolts can't take forces from the side (dwarskrachten)...
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Old 05-06-2007, 23:26
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plus if you would be talking about airflow, wouldn't this way keep the bolts on?? (not that air does anything to bolts...
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Old 05-06-2007, 23:54
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It's just the same with aeroplanes, the bolts have to be bolted pointing the right way (depending on the situation).

I indeed was talking about the bolts that connect the suspension leg to the wheel bearing housing...

If the nuts came of the camber would indeed be way out of line but you still would be able to drive a few meter and make it to the side of the road safely. That is better then grinding the front of your car away on the asphalt @ full speed.

And no they can't take force from sides. But that isn't the point. You will feel the difference in your steering wheel. So you still have time to respond to that.

Since all parts of the car have the same velocity the bolts will stay in place. If it is mounted pointing with the "head" to the rear in theory it could fall out when going through a pot-hole.

If we take the friction force in mind their is a really small chance it would fall out (if mount the wrong way) howevery it still is possible. Better avoid it.

My boss had it happen, somebody mounted a lowering kit and @ the highway the nuts came of. Well can tell you he was feeling comfy when his A8 "kissed" the ground.

Okay, sorry, on-topic again!
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Old 06-06-2007, 00:06
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So, I still don't believe it can make a difference... In other situations it could be a disadvantage if you think about it in your way.. Who says hitting a put-hole causes a reaction in the way you say.. it depends from puthole to puthole, from situation to situation, maybe if you leave it like this it will be better, but no-one can calculate that on forehand...

And what if you would install them the way you say, and he would hit the brakes because he hears a nut fall of (), wouldn't that just make it more likely for the bolt to fall out?

Conclusion, this isn't something you can calculate... although you cartechnicians would love to!
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:10
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If you're that worried about loosin' bolts/nuts, ye might as well put clevis bolts+cotter pins on there...
Correct torque setting should be enough though. And maybe some loctite.
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Fuck the car!! I would be worried about my nuts if they came off
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