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The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 26th, 2014, 9:48 am

From the outside

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Tyler, from the inside I used a torch to heat up the sound deadening as it will possibly bleed though when welding and cause contamination in the weld. After I heated it up and scraped it off I used a variety of tools to get it reasonably clean to weld.

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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby T_Dub » May 26th, 2014, 10:16 am

I doubt theres any sound deadening left in the KB, but thanks for the heads up!
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby VwFixxxer » May 26th, 2014, 8:54 pm

Dude, you got mad patience for this build! Can't wait to see it on wheels again!
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Jun 23rd, 2014, 10:10 pm

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After much frustration, we have new rear quarters. both sides are now tacked on.

Next stop, early westy front clip.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Foxtrap » Jun 23rd, 2014, 10:12 pm

Princess auto foam mat... Got one too.. Saves the knees and patience a good bit.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 21st, 2015, 11:18 am

After months and months of Aaron welding floor pieces, interior pieces, rear arches we're back full circle to re-coating the floor. Arron.C did some awesome work on keeping those arches looking OE but slightly pushing them out by about a half inch to help the 15X8's fit flush.

The car now sits roughly an Inch wider in the rear.

This is only POR-15 for now. Next is a top coat, seam seal and undercoat as well as metal fill and countless other steps.

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On the topsides Josh has been over and started prepping the body.

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Just need to find a shop to finish my wheels. Anyone know someone who will shoot powder, on the east coast?
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Colonel_Mustard » May 21st, 2015, 11:46 am

Renu apparently does good work. They did Jasmines wheels.

Man you have a lot of work to do to get that at the show August 9th! ;)
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » May 21st, 2015, 1:41 pm

Excellent to see work and progress J-Roc.

Mars Red please :)
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 21st, 2015, 4:30 pm

Thinking either Porsche Slate Gray
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Or Audi/Porsche Lava Grey
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Looking to blend the carbon roof without a hard line. Maybe.

I'm also very partial to Tornado red.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » May 21st, 2015, 10:48 pm

Right forgot about cf roof. First one JRoc.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Colonel_Mustard » May 21st, 2015, 11:54 pm

That slate grey looks real gooooood.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby 93mkIIIjetta » May 22nd, 2015, 6:39 am

Glad to see your still making progress. My vote is for the slate as well.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby emkayfourturbo » May 22nd, 2015, 5:51 pm

You already have a red car.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » May 22nd, 2015, 9:26 pm

You still have dads old mk2 jetta?!
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 25th, 2015, 9:35 am

GTI wrote:You still have dads old mk2 jetta?!


Yessir, had it rolled around the garage last night. Started first turn of the key after the winter.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 14th, 2015, 10:02 am

So, Jobin and myself have been fairly flat out on the car lately. I don't have pictures of the body work that's been completed yet.

Wheels back from RENU
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150 Bolts Powder Coated Black - also from RENU
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Assembly of the wheel and torquing down de bolts.
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Finished Product, with a full sized spare.
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Rear beam in it's previous state.
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Decided to go with rear discs on this one so I ordered new bolts, new stub axles, new backing plates, all new bearings. Essentially the whole shot. Then I got a bit outa hand with some powder coating, again thanks to RENU for this.
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Time to put the beam back in and see how it sits with the new rear arches before we stitch them up and put on the front clip.

Anyone have a recommendation for coating the floor? I was thinking about Line-X but their mobile unit is down so I might have to find an alternative.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 16th, 2015, 10:53 am

Fitment is pretty good but the arches could come out about a half inch.
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Is there still a fender roller around in the group?
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » Sep 16th, 2015, 12:27 pm

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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Karmann16v » Sep 25th, 2015, 6:51 pm

Nice work, I've been saying someone needs to step up a mk1 or mk2 build. No offence but a mk4 or newer on bags is getting a little done.

I know you have been at this build for some time and probably have the finished product imprinted in your mind... The color. The grey is nice and will look great but might the roof get lost in the body color? or is the subtleness what your going for? I think with the roof you definitely need a metallic (or candy) body. Just think it needs some POP. Of course with the wheels done finding POP would be more difficult.

The wheels, roof and grey diffently agree tho.

Look at me complaining about not enough color, I painted my bus brown :roll:

I might have to find another project.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 28th, 2015, 11:11 am

Thanks Jeff! Honestly paint has been kind of the last thing I have tried to decide on. I even tossed around the idea of white for a while.

I have been looking into the VW family of colors for something with metallic. I'm open to all suggestions honestly.

The idea is to no have the carbon fiber yell at you from a distance. I'm aiming for subtle on this one. The cage is hard to hide but it will most likely end up being painted the same color as the exterior or satin black.

Along with the roof being carbon fiber, so are the bumpers, duckbill, and the door cards. I would like for these to all kinda blend in with the paint as well.

Trying to trim the fat from the cage.

Me and Josh we're thinking of trying to match the darkest shades of the carbon fiber and the metallic will help disguise the lighter tones.

I think this bus pulls the exact look of very well. It's actually hard to notice the carbon fiber bumpers at first.

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