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Cleaning & Blasting

so I learned some things today, and i'll have the pics up once slacker takes them off his camera (I don't do auto work with my sexy rebel )

first of all, I can't sandblast by just squinting my eyes really tight and looking away.

two: I should probably wear a long shirt while sandblaster.

three: and pants

four: there are apparently two standards for air couplings, the flat style and the standard style, they both look damn similar but they aren't compatible

five: i'm going to be picking sand out of my hair for a week and I only sand blasted for maybe 20 min

Parts Gathering & more Prep

spent a good amount of the day on the 'tex hunting up parts - had some good success and have either laid dibs or hte framework to purchase a lot of my interior pieces.

still trying to find the seats I want locally as shipping is crazy on them - mk2 GLI seats, couple friends have them and they are super comfy and the closest thing I can get to my 20th AE seats and will still easily mount in the rabbit.

Paint Booth Reconstruction & Prep

rebuilt my structure rebuild wasnt as bad as I thought it was going to be, pretty impressive that for hte most part the plastic held where as the wood buckled in tons of places - in a few pieces in two places on a single piece of wood!

I made really good progress today - even after rebuilding the plastic structure

a bit better picture of the carnage in the daylight - I had popped a few holes last night to drain water out and at lunch time I popped a few more.

Paint supplies & Disaster With The Paint Booth

I want these wheels once I can find out what they are...

they are really close to the ATS type 10's but different

thanks :) I don't really know why people rebuild them, other then the fact that they are cool cars. I tried to quit the VW a number of times but they just fit me way too well (for better or for worse...)

I believe it just might be ;)

Rabbit TDI Swap - Paintbooth & Teardown Continued

Another day another update

Weather was crappy today but turned around and got all nice - right after I got the plastic up of course. Got a better set of easy-outs (the kind that actually work) but the holes are already too stripped to make use of them, i'm going to have to drill into the holes a bit more to get some more meat for the easy outs to grab onto - Went and dropped suspension instead of wasting time on that for now.

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

Rabbit TDI Swap - Still More Teardown

I think I made some progress today...

Rabbit TDI Swap - Teardown continued

The remnants of todays work

Rabbit TDI Swap - Engine Removal Day

Engine removal day, sky was just waiting for me to get home from work but the weather held for a little while.

Rabbit TDI Swap - Starting Teardown

It finally stopped raining, hurrah. time to strip the interior - hopefully no rust

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