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Thread: VW Cabriolet Project for the wifey

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhagen View Post
    I may have missed it along the way, but do you have a choice for exterior color selected yet?

    I am so pumped to see the final product of this and it looks like it might be soon! I want to be left to the exterior styling choices
    Porsche Slate Grey.

    Engine bay is going to be Audi Silver

    Motor / trans and some other parts the Slate Grey.

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    This is really impressive and awesome work. I'd love to see this in person some day when it is all complete. Keep it up and good luck with the rest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicedz4 View Post
    Porsche Slate Grey.

    Engine bay is going to be Audi Silver

    Motor / trans and some other parts the Slate Grey.
    Second color in the bay for contrast to matching motor/trans parts? I have been seeing a lot of that lately, or just some goofy color which really makes no sense to me.

    It's funny because I was thinking how awesome a charcoal/dark grey would look on something like this. Especially if you polished the metal bits like the valve cover, catch can, etc.

    Maybe soon I can just get my own MK1 to have all this fun with, who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manhagen View Post
    Second color in the bay for contrast to matching motor/trans parts? I have been seeing a lot of that lately, or just some goofy color which really makes no sense to me.

    It's funny because I was thinking how awesome a charcoal/dark grey would look on something like this. Especially if you polished the metal bits like the valve cover, catch can, etc.

    Maybe soon I can just get my own MK1 to have all this fun with, who knows.

    Nothing will be polished. Ever.

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    Hey, different strokes.

    I feel the same way about black wheels.
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    Decided I didnt like the oil drain for a number of reasons, so I decided to make a new one. I wanted to try and do it all stainless without any rubber tube.


    Started scouring the internet and discovered a flexible stainless oil drain tube for cummins diesels. Picked one up for $40 figuring I could mod it to my needs.


    I didnt get a pic of it, but it started off life like sorta like this







    First the turbo flange was too large, so I welded up a new one out of two pieces of 3/16 ss plate. I only used two pieces as I had it and didnt want to attempt to bore ss for the tube connection.








    After cutting the flange off of the flex tube I brazed it on with silver solder. This was a challenge as I had to preheat the flange since it was so much thicker than the tube (tube was like 0.010" wall), then set the tube in place and then continue to heat and add the silver. In the end it turned out great. Obv I smoothed out the edges of the flange at this point also.





    Flux cleaned off and wire brushed. I was very pleased at how well this turned out.








    Flange sanded flat





    Then, since the hose was too short (on purpose) I needed to add a straight section to it. For this I used a section of 5/8" 0.030" wall stainless that I swedged the end of to fit in the end of the flex section. This was then also brazed together. This was much easier with the materials a more similar size.





    Cleaned up.





    Skipping a few steps here, but I welded up a few 1/2" schedule 10 bends to attach to the pan and extend up over the axle and added a mounting tab for the block.


    Machined wrench flats to the male bung





    Close up ish of the tube assy, the end will weld to the pan.





    The straight section attaches to the pan section with a tube nut / sleeve -10 connection.





    Finally, the whole assy in place.














    About all thats left is to weld the S bend to the oil pan once i pull it off and get it cleaned up.







    Dan

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    Started smoothing mold lines on the trans. Some of them were just stupid bad....like they could cut you so bad youd wish they didnt cut you so bad.


    Still a bit left to do, but its a huge improvement for just two hours of work so far.




























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    love ittttttttttttttttt
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    BLAOWW!!

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    Thanks! I was a bit behind on updates. This gets me caught up.

    Hopefully Ill get back to progress next week now that the Allroad is gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicedz4 View Post
    Thanks! I was a bit behind on updates. This gets me caught up.

    Hopefully Ill get back to progress next week now that the Allroad is gone
    PS, congrats on the sale. If I was at all local it would have been mine at that price point. The new Atlas looks interesting, keep us looped in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juicedz4 View Post
    Thanks! I was a bit behind on updates. This gets me caught up.

    Hopefully Ill get back to progress next week now that the Allroad is gone
    Its wierd seeing a build without copious amounts of zip ties and jb weld. CLEAN

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    So nice.
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    Thanks LXIFLYBY and ubengineering


    Super boring update. Spent another hour or two sanding. Think its pretty close now. Ill prob do a final bead blast when I separate it for the diff install.








    Then onto the bottom side.





    Just so you can see what Im dealing with. Its like someone splattered it with aluminum when it came out of the mold. Thanks 1990s.


















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    Splattered aluminum? You mean extra bonus material!

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    was thinking more like


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    damn that looks fine sir, fine just fine.
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    Itll look way better primed and painted.

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    I need a steel table in my life.
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    Hah. Thats actually an old hydo cart i pulled from the scrap bin at work. Some day Ill replace the jack on it, for now i hold it open with a hunk of 4x6 lol
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    Dude, you're insane and i love it.

    Wife = "Honey please don't drift this corner, we have soup in the car."
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    haha thanks!


    FINALLY got my wrinkle black parts back from powder. Red pieces should be done this week.

















    Bumper beams in satin black which came out really nice for something youll never see again.





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