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Old 06-10-2010, 11:25 AM
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Morning ladies and gents. This has been a project of mine for the last couple of weeks and would like to share my progress. Il keep posting the further i get. Just finished the air ride lastnight and should have more pictures up tonight or tomorrow. IT will be hitting the paint booth this week so hopefully it will be done within the next couple of weeks!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:28 AM
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next set....
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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air ride is done. will have more pics up tonight or tomorrow......
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Looks good! Can't wait to see it done!
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:08 PM
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Love the paint work on the int pieces. Gonna grow a pair and get mine done one day.
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pleeeaaaseee put up a detailed walk through of your interior paint process, looks awesome!
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doing excellent work. interior is going to look awesome.
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air ride is done. will have more pics up tonight or tomorrow......
Look forward to the pics.
What air ride system are you using?
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:24 AM
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You should put the original bumpers back on.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:00 PM
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Look forward to the pics.
What air ride system are you using?
I bought "universal air ride kits" bit pricey but it was actually designed around the beetle. It was all bolt on, and very easy to install.

AbuNigel- As for a detailed walk through i would be here all day trying to explain it. The only thing left in my car was the carpet. If you just take you time and remember what order you took it apart its quite simple. IF you want to know any questions i can answer them.

SMG- Not a fan of the stock look, but i molded the fenders to the bumper to give it a smooth look. That bumper is there for life, same as the rear. Thanks for the advice though

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:08 PM
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Air ride is done. Just have to tidy up the trunk and air lines. Put my new 20s on, without the center cap. Started to put my interior back together also. Colors really set it off.

Its going into the garage this weekend to start all the sanding. CANT WAIT!!
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A little too low, maybe? Is that what caused the crack in the passenger side rear fender?

Not a big fan of the bumper styles, but I must say nice work, nice wheels, nice job painting the interior!
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Not gonna lie, I was never really a fan of these bumper kits (Body kits) but when its lower it doesn't look so bad Good Job buddy can't wait to see the finished product. The interior paint is sweet!
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Love the fog lights Where did you find yours at? I have the Evo5 kit on my bug also but have not found the lights that I want yet. I like the blue.
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Total VW noob questions:

1. Where did you get the triple guage pod?

2. Is there one good source for aftermarket VW parts?
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AbuNigel- As for a detailed walk through i would be here all day trying to explain it. The only thing left in my car was the carpet. If you just take you time and remember what order you took it apart its quite simple. IF you want to know any questions i can answer them.
I don't mean the interior dis-assembly, I can figure that out, i mean the actual painting process; what kind of paint, sanding, primer use? how many coats, that stuff it looks BEAUTIFUl.
Not a fan of that body kit either but it's not even that bad when super low
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A little too low, maybe? Is that what caused the crack in the passenger side rear fender?

Not a big fan of the bumper styles, but I must say nice work, nice wheels, nice job painting the interior!

never too low!! thats what the air ride is foractually the crack was from me. About 2 years ago when the car broke down i was pushing it up on a trailer and my hand went through it. if you notice i molded the fenders and bumper together so there is no line now. After we fixed it, it wasnt as strong. When i was installing my air ride i went to stand up and put my hand through it again!! Its a pretty weak spot, but now i just added an extra 100 bucks to my painting price! haha

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The site i bought them off years ago is gone this is the onlyplace i could find them. Google Evo5 fog lights and you should find them pretty easy.


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I bought that gauge pod from ebay about 5 years ago. I havnt really bought much beetle stuff in awhile. Anything ive bought or added i looked at ebay, googled it, or did it myself. Im sure if you throw up a thread in styling mods someone should be able to help you out.

Thanks for all the comments!!

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Old 06-16-2010, 11:43 AM
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I don't mean the interior dis-assembly, I can figure that out, i mean the actual painting process; what kind of paint, sanding, primer use? how many coats, that stuff it looks BEAUTIFUl.
Not a fan of that body kit either but it's not even that bad when super low
If i have time tonight il stop by my buddies shop and take pictures of the cleaning materials and paint for you.

do not use spray paint!!!! my interior was white previous and i used spray paint and over time it chipped off and didnt look as good as it came from a paint gun.
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If i have time tonight il stop by my buddies shop and take pictures of the cleaning materials and paint for you.

do not use spray paint!!!! my interior was white previous and i used spray paint and over time it chipped off and didnt look as good as it came from a paint gun.
yea, I mean take your time till you have a lot of free time so the how-to can be really good I believe you on the spray painting thing, happening to me =\
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you just won the respect off everyone with the interior paint. the craftmanship on that is seriously top notch. a++++ in my book all day long.
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