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Old January 15th 2010, 23:56
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These just came today. I paid $670 shipped for them, a bunch of guys were asking over $800 without shipping or center caps for them, so I figured this was a decent deal. I'm very happy they are 55 ET for both, easy to add spacers if I need them, but I'd rather have clearance. I think I have 55s now, but I might have a set of 52s on the front, and an extra 3mm would be great. They have hardly worn Michelins on them too, but they are old, have some cracks in them, so they'll be fun for donuts and burnouts!









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Old January 20th 2010, 22:13
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Wow....Just wow.


That front suspension setup is the cats ass. Wouldnt mind having one for a future build.

You think something like that is possible for a bus?
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Old January 21st 2010, 01:06
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Wow....Just wow.


That front suspension setup is the cats ass. Wouldnt mind having one for a future build.
You think something like that is possible for a bus?
ANTHING is possible, you just need a brain, some time, some money, and maybe a touch of crazy.

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Old January 22nd 2010, 18:42
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The only thing that would make the bus conversion tough is the steering. The rack would be two feet behind the steering column.

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ANTHING is possible, you just need a brain, some time, some money, and maybe a touch of crazy.

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So ive got 2 out of the 4 items listed. Time, and crazy. Just no brain and no money.....
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Any progress? im quite intrigued by this build.
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Old February 16th 2010, 00:31
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This is the latest purchase. Its called an 02M, and it's a 6 speed tranny that came in a 20th Anniversary GTi. These things can handle 600hp, I talked to a guy back east that has been putting over 800hp through this, bone stock except for a Peloquin LSD. I didn't want to keep working with the 02A I have now, they'll break with only 200hp.

Still in the body shop otherwise.

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Old February 16th 2010, 00:33
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Nice !!
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A 6 speed will be very nice. The picture of your trans is all too real to me right now as I am in the middle of an 01M (POS automatic) to 02A (5 speed) swap on my wife's Jetta TDI. The parts swap isn't too bad but the electrical ECU/TCU stuff is a bit of a pain.
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Old February 16th 2010, 16:56
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Not fun! Well if you hear of anyone else that needs an 02A, mine will be for sale later this year probably. It's had a bolt kit and seems to be working very well, and I've put very few miles on it since I bought it as a fresh rebuild.

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Old March 10th 2010, 18:39
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Little to report except that the dude that was supposed to be doing the bodywork totally flaked on me. He had the car for over 10 weeks and it looks like there's maybe 6 hours of work on it if that. On top of that he says he's got 70 hours on it, BS!!!! He's just another burn out unfortunately. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but no go. He needs dental work really badly, and that was supposed to be the trade.

On a bright note, after just snatching back the bug on Sunday, last night another patient/bodyman called me. I've always admired his work and the timing couldn't be better, so he's coming over tonight to see what is going on, hopefully I'll be in a better place. He'll be able to come over and work on the car at home so I can help out and watch, and he's got old world work ethic. He's from the Czech Rep. and he's work on a lot of exotics, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and even this crazy transverse V16 exotic that a guy who left Lamborghini developed in the 90s, unfortunately it never took off. Called a Cizeta v16...

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Anything new Jason on your build ? Hope all is well !

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Old May 11th 2010, 20:22
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Hey Jeff,

Nothing too big to report, still being bodyworked but it is looking amazing! I'll get some pics up tonight maybe. The wheels are already at paint, they are going to be Jazz Blue, a VW color for the 20th Anniv. Edition GTi. It's blue(duh) but it gets a pearl clear coat over it that creates a really cool deep blue color but bright still. It was a pain to track down the paint code.

The funnier story is that I actually found the color I wanted, and that color happened to be on a Dooney & Bourke purse!!! I was shopping with my wife at Macy's and I saw the color in the display case. I said "Thats IT!!!" and as I got closer I realized it was a purse. Turns out my wife loved the color too, so that took care of her mothers day present AND my shade guide, or so I thought.

Turns out the color is "too clean" according to the paint people, basically the paint color has to be manufactured from scratch and can't be mixed from other colors. Thus the new color of Jazz Blue, which gets close to the same effect, just not as deep a blue/purple that the purse color was. It too is too clean a color, but at least I can order it. Should be painted within the next week or so, I'd like to hit Bugorama with it painted.

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Old May 11th 2010, 22:24
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The last shot is the color I'm going with on the wheels. The body will be Alpine White.

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AWESOME Jason ! Thanks for the updates ! Cant wait to see the finished product !

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