Rabbit TDI Swap – Paintbooth Construction & Still More Teardown

Not as much progress as I was hoping for today – running around to stores to get stuff took way too much of the daylight today

got the car up on “jackstands” so I can drop the suspension off – with the none straight ground the cinder blocks are IMO actually a pretty good idea for more stability

I found that jack points on the rear of a mk1 when you intend to drop the rear axle are pretty much non-existant

12 dollar walmart jackstands FTW

beginning construction of my 65 dollar paint booth – on the first windy day in two weeks 😡

another angle – probably run a few more guy lines – currently i’m just going to get the top and side setup so that it can rain and I wont worry about the car – also so I wont be in a plastic bag when i’m sanding the body down

my perfect headliner – i’m hoping trimblack or some vinyl dye will get it a good black color without having to remove it – as i’m told thats a rather painful process

a little rant about my rear doors now. I don’t know what drunk redneck union worker installed those 8 bolts but if I ever meet them i’m going to kill them. from the proper 6mm hex bolt to pounding a 12 point triple square into the socket to a goddamn easy out all i’ve done is stripped most of them to sheer round circles. I don’t know what kind of screws they are but I think they are little kids play screws not something meant to keep the doors on a car. the easy out I got wasn’t a very good one – i’m going to try and get the reverse screw ones that I’ve always adored in the past and hopefully that will let me get the screws out, short of that I think i’m going to knock the pins out and deal with the repurcusions later.

another day down

tomorrow will be finishing the new garage ‘addition’ and dropping all the suspension – if I get adventerous and hang a light I’ll probably start scrubbing down the inside. I’ve only got about 100 bucks in my budget until pay day so I’ve got mostly prep work to do right now – I’ve got plenty of that though.

I’m probably going to be getting the 99 jetta with a messed up engine bottom end as the parts car, price is pretty good and i’ll be able to sell the parts off the rest of the car to bring the cost WAY down. and a fresh rebuilt engine will let me get a lot of miles out of the setup and not worry about turning up the bewst

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