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Big_Al
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PostSubject: Project Back to '91!   Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Sloped off from work early to prep a door that I've had for a year, ended up de-trimming the whole car!






Mmmmmm, Prepped door, Tasty







FIRE IN THE DISCO, FIRE IN THE ENGINE BAY!

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:36 pm

So what's next on your to-do list then Al??

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:38 pm

Prep and spray the holes for the trim where i welded them up, spray the door and get that bolted to the car, want that done by the end of this weekend, Mrs Big al is working, which means that i can enlist the help of little big al to make a mess of my garage! when thats done and i've got a bit more room in there, i shall drop the engine, do any repairs in the engine bay and fit a removeable rear valance sans cutouts! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:41 pm

Cool cool..........don't forget the piccies Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:25 pm

nice one dude keep us updated... afro afro afro
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:35 pm

Looking good Al Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:57 pm

dechroming went well, not bad for proper job filler and primer, and a rattle can match from panel shop!






Unfortunatley, when i sprayed the door, the gun splattered like heck, and its got more runs in it than the curry gardens toilet, i'll be sanding it back for hours.







Never mind, thats the joy of vw's!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:45 pm

I'm not going to be able to make CTTP, having a bloody nightmare with fitting up the drivers door, can't get the fffffing window to shut properly, tried two different sorts of windows, two diffrent sorts of winder mechs, the electric window actuator gives up with only half an inch for it to shut. grrrrr. closes lovely if i use my drill!
secondly, the bloody paint that i got matched, dries darker than the paint on the car, so i have a patchwork purple car at the mo, i think i'll just flat the car down and give it a "pimp my ride" blowover in the garage and polish it like mad!
removeable valance works lush, but in my haste to get the car done by next weekend, i'm losing too many days at work, also i'm starting to make silly mistakes. just think i'm going to take my time, do it right, cos if i lose my temper i'll end up breaking something, getting in a pi$$ and not touch it for a week!
Target now bristol volksfest, and have it looking SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
Post some more pics soon. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:08 pm

That's a shame Al No I know the feeling as Babylon won't be finished for the cruise either .... But it's better to get things done right than having to re-visit jobs to re-do them afro
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:45 pm

sorry to hear this Al ,but you are right ...take your time and have a nicer motor Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue May 06, 2008 12:26 pm

Window Issue resolved! lots of lining up, combined with the fact my new window glass is a mill thicker than my old glass, extra weight plus tight channels equals hassle! going great now, dropped the engine out and replaced the clutch and the oil seal that some pr1ck had put in the wrong way round, while the engine was out, i gave the engine a bloody good clean to get all the sodding dry powder off that i sprayed on it to put the fire out, changed the J tubes, and wrapped the exhaust in thermal wrap


I also flanged my quality bugpack header so it would fit snug in the tube for the silencers, should help gas flow!

Next, its more bodywork, got a little bit of rust at the bottom of the passenger door, the way my weldings going.... No problems!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat May 24, 2008 7:29 am

All sprayed now! bloody camera's broke, so i've been using my phone!!!!
Here's some of it prepped..

And another one.


Here's some of it painted, not 100% perfect, I'm going to have to rub some of it down and do it again, but i'll spray them when i paint my bumpers.




Start fitting it up now, hopefully, still have it finished by bristol!!!

Here's my splatter effect bumper irons!!!!!!!!



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Just for the sickos, here's a bent bug shot!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat May 24, 2008 7:32 am

Coming along nicely there fella. Looking forward to seeing you in it at a meet.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat May 24, 2008 7:35 am

When it's done dude! hopefully, next mid-month!!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:42 pm

This is what I've got to do by the weekend....
1 paint, polish and lacquer the bumpers
2 repaint and assemble rear valance
3 colour sand whole bloody car
4 fit rear lights and number plate light
5 fit bumpers and front indicators
6 insert new captive nuts in sills for running boards and weld up ones that don't line up
7 fit new running boards
8 fit new wing mirror
9 fit mexican seals to bonnet and decklid
10 fit new oil cap (not as easy as it sounds!)
11 fit new oil pressure springs
12 get tyres put on new wheels and fit them
13 clean car in and out!

And I've got a day and a half!!!!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:51 pm

After my engine woes, the extent of my problems are becoming clear, apart from the damaged caused by the foriegn objects (screws, washers!) i had a bent valve and a damaged valve seat, also P*$$ poor compression on 1 & 2, this became clear when i was having the heads looked at in a machine shop, instead of just milling the heads flat like i asked, they decided to remove and re-grind the valves, also, ream the seats smooth again. they are going to cut the heads and case for the new barrels, and drill and tap the case for full flow. as soon as they come back, i'll rebuild the engine, chek the compression ratio, and sort out the valve geometry, it was a bloody mess when i took it apart, both pedastals were spaced out by different amounts on both sides.
might get the car back on the road by august, better had, new baby due on the 11th!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:52 pm

Good luck Dude ....on both the new arrival and the bug afro
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:19 pm

Yeah good luck mate im sure you will get there in the end Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:20 pm

Getting case back tomorrow, all work done on it now, just got to give it a good clean, try and get the bottom end built in the afternoon, here are some pics of the work being done...

before..

Believe me, it was pretty fu(ked.

After!!!!!


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Case being milled out for new barrels

Its so bloody perfect, the guy doing it for me is so flippin' anal about his tolerances!
I WANT MY CAR BACK! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:07 pm

who is doing it for you dude?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:10 pm

Can't really say, it's being done on the sly in a factory which specialises in rebuilding engines and transmissions, Very Happy
made cleaning the engine a piece of P*$$ with special hot chemical cleaning tanks!!!!! lol!
Finished putting one side of the case together in about 10 minutes earlier on, take some pics tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:48 pm

getting there, after doing the parent thing for four weeks, i've pulled my finger out and built most of the engine.

hopefully have it all assembled and in the car by monday night, TRY and have the car on the roads by the end of month!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:06 pm

Nice work dude.

I must say love the Avatar Dark Helmet from Spaceballs the movie.

May the Schwartz be with you
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:24 pm

Following on from Big Als avatar.......here is an image from my mantle piece ...........




spud trooper and darth tatter lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:25 pm

reminds me of AL ......everytime I look at them LOL
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