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Old August 31st 2010, 15:23
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I cant tell and I hope you dont need to go backwards, but I really hope that foam is closed cell, open cell will be a nice sponge for h20 and you'll end up with a super rust situation again!

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Old August 31st 2010, 16:29
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Ricola,

Man that is coming out nice..

Just wanted to recognize all the very hard work and time put into that project..

When your free, come work on mine
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Old September 1st 2010, 13:30
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Cheers guys. Yup, don't worry Jason that's closed cell on there...
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Old September 1st 2010, 15:17
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Cheers guys. Yup, don't worry Jason that's closed cell on there...
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Awesome, I think the fit rigidity-wise will be much better with foam, it will offer less resistance to being squashed, so you'll end up with a sealed metal-on-metal, great idea!!!

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Old September 1st 2010, 15:19
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love the work you did on the pan this thing is going to be awsome when its done keep up the good work!!!!!
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Old September 12th 2010, 15:47
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Rear valance panel needed extending at the top to meet what was left of the body neatly. It bolts in place at the top and is then clamped between the body and wings down each side.


Plenty of ground clearance!


Body panels all 'thrown' on for the moment as my wife was sick of them spread out everywhere, lol!


I'm happy with how it's all sitting...
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Old September 13th 2010, 10:50
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Very nice!
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Old September 14th 2010, 08:04
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i demand to start a club, something like my dub rolls on 18x10s & it looks ****in tough! - just gotta find some .5" wider for me cos 9.5's dont cut the mustard :P

that said can ya go lower than that?

will be a shame to ruin the nice lines with the soft top folded back.

when your done, take me up on the offer of coming to aus! mine needs some attention & i have a spare room
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Old September 14th 2010, 13:00
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We'll be in different clubs as I roll on 19s! I'm sure it will end up a bit lower, maybe so there is a small amount of air between the tyres and wings but not much, I certainly don't want to compromise the drivability for a few mm ride height...
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Old September 20th 2010, 20:32
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Ricola where did you get the rear valance i desperately need one.
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Old September 21st 2010, 14:33
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Just my local VW parts place: www.gsfcarparts.com
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If anybody else had a feeling that the doors didn't look quite right in the previous pictures I was having the same thoughts! In the end after repainting and then re-clearing they have come out right. I also wet-sanded and machine polished the whole car so I can start refitting brightwork and other fittings...


Much better!


Door windows in, it was like doing a 3D jigsaw puzzle that would only go together in a particular sequence!


I've put in all the door hinge screw not too and am really please with how the doors line up with the rear quarter panels, the swage line is perfect. I just need to pack up the rear body spacer a small amount to get the door gap parallel.
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Looks fantastic. What colour top are you going to put on it?
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Old September 27th 2010, 12:38
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The plan is to go with a tan sonnenland one... It came with a tan vinyl one in very good condition but that has shrunk around the side windows... It needs to come off anyway as I need to replace the wooden bow above the rear screen.
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Old September 27th 2010, 16:22
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looks great keep up the good work

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