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Old 11-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Graham,

Thanks!

Howe was great. However if you didnt notice I decided to just get an OE radiator. I got frustrated with building one and decided to just say screw it. (I have since build a pretty nice custom radiator for a friends Integra. We sourced a custom radiator from Active Radiator in NJ - VERY helpful people. Some pics of that are here: http://clubhousecustoms.com/gallery2...egra/radiator/).

The rock guard ss mesh came from Pegasus. Id have to remeasure the wire size and hole size to know exactly which it was. Ive had the stuff on the shelf for years. And yes I did TIG every single strand to the frame. THAT took a while. hah

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:15 PM
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Damn you're a busy guy! And I thought you only worked on domestics. I'm glad your wife is letting you in on the timeless classics, finally! ahaa just jokin, it looks like it is coming together nicely! Outstanding fab work. Again.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:49 PM
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haha. Acutally all our other cars are german. I daily a 03 GTI VR6 and the wife has a 99 Audi Avant. So we are 3/4 german car family, heh.

and Thanks!

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:45 AM
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Two more items checked off my list last night:

Finished trimming the bracket for the wiper motor mount, then welded a panel in to fill in the front of it (which also made it a bit stronger). Im considering putting a dimpled hole in, but I havent decided yet.



And filled the hole that is normally on the drivers side of the it.



I also added a piece of metal near the headlight bracket where I had to trim it to fit the hot side IC piping. I probably could have left it but it was sorta flimsy without the the bend, so I added one back in.





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Old 11-28-2011, 01:06 PM
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It may not look like much, but I nearly have all the holes filled, all the brackets and studs removed and a couple seams welded up.

Holes filled: 77
Brackets and studs removed:23
Hours spent: 19



Im hoping in by the end of next week to have all the welding and grinding done. We'll see how it goes.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:26 AM
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Tonight I pulled off the bumper, drivers fender (what a Fn pain with the seam sealer), removed more seam sealer around the pass shock tower etc, and the last piece of hte rain tray that was under the drivers fender.







Some work I did on the trans mount brackets and the seams


I gota fig out what Im doing here... I may just skin over the top rather than weld nearly all those holes shut.


I plan to get back to welding thrusday night.

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:29 AM
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Damn, that's alot of hole filling! I'm sure it will be worth it on the finished product.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:24 PM
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Just wondering what your reason for removing the rain tray is?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:14 PM
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Just wondering what your reason for removing the rain tray is?
Pure asthetics.

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:51 AM
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Got a little work done over the weekend. Filled another 8-10 holes and started welding the shock tower seams and the pass side motor mount.





Tonight I got the plates for the motor mounts cut out and one tacked in place, and ground some of the pass mount welds down.





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Old 01-06-2012, 06:47 PM
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I'm loving it... great inspiration. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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Holy crap this is sweet, great attention to detail and pride in your work. This is going to be one clean lookin mk2.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:56 AM
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Brought this back home last night (was storing it at a friends since last fall).

Maybe Ill get some time to work on it this winter.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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Maybe Ill get some time to work on it this winter.
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Just registered to say great job!
If you need anything else to finish your build that is at our store please let me know www.torontoturbo.com

Also what are you going to use to tune the car?
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:55 AM
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Thanks.

Megasquirt.

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:01 AM
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How has the mega squirt been working for you?
Is it easy to tune?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:48 AM
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Back in action after about a 3 year break (Ive obviously been busy)


Last night I cleaned out some of the crap that was just thrown inside it, moved it to the welding area, pulled the hood, bumper and one fender off.

With any luck maybe I can get the engine bay finished up in the next month or so (trying to be realistic as I need to get the MK4 back together among other projects)




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Old 03-10-2015, 10:58 AM
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Saturday I moved a few bins of parts from the garage to the shop and laid most of them out. Trying to remember what I have and dont have.



Then I spent a couple hours scraping that textured rubberized undercoating from the lower core support area, fun fun.

And finally gave in and started to fill in that big ugly gap between the frame rail and fender. I wanted to keep the curves and shape of the frame rail so I did it a little differently than everyone else.



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Old 03-27-2015, 12:49 PM
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Most of the engine bay welding and grinding is now done, other than the lower core support. Ill come back to that in a week or two.

For now Im starting to reassemble everything as I seem to have forgotten how most of it went together over the past 3 years. I got a few main pieces together late last night.















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