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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 17 Oct 2016 18:38

I found a couple of very promising looking Golf 2s, one of them is an automatic, tho. I am considering driving it until the transmission breaks, then replacing it with a manual transmission. Obviously, there are a bunch of other changes invovled as well. The others have a bunch of other issues, mostly cosmetic. I guess a partial paintjob is way cheaper and less stressful than a transmission switch...
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Re: stronk cars

Postby NoobInOPTank » 19 Oct 2016 19:21

I think with a popular car like a golf you have enough cars to choose, you would regret getting an automatic for sure (if you want to have some fun :P ). I would also rather go for a car with cosmetic damage (not rust), rather than a car in worse condition tech wise. And you also don't mind if some dick puts a dent in your car in the parking lot...
You could also take at look at ads in newspapers, old people who sell their cars probably dont usually try to sell their car in the interwebz.
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 19 Oct 2016 19:35

NoobInOPTank wrote:I think with a popular car like a golf you have enough cars to choose, you would regret getting an automatic for sure (if you want to have some fun :P ). I would also rather go for a car with cosmetic damage (not rust), rather than a car in worse condition tech wise. And you also don't mind if some dick puts a dent in your car in the parking lot...
You could also take at look at ads in newspapers, old people who sell their cars probably dont usually try to sell their car in the interwebz.


Yeh, there are plenty of Golfs for sale, but with extremely high mileage, lots of rust, and not the engines I want. At the end of the day, it does not seem to make a difference whether I buy a visually ran down golf with good technical condition, requiring me to get all the rust removed and a paintjob on top, or instead get a golf with a shitty engine and perfect body condition, requiring me to replace the engine/transmission in foreseeable future. I would end up spending about the same amount either way. Same for the transmission switch... or maybe that'd even be the cheapest option here. You can get everything you need for the transmission switch from scrapyards for very little money. But then again, the car that I found with the automatic transmission has the 90 hp engine. I don't think that'd be worth the extra effort at all... I'd rather do that with a GTI.

There's a GTI in original condition, 180k km, body looks great in the photos, for 3k, but with polish papers. I'm not sure if there's any potential trouble when trying to get a german registration. I'd pay the full 3k if the current owner got german papers first... But they haven't answered my calls yet
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Re: stronk cars

Postby orgu » 29 Oct 2016 10:25

LED bulbs (There's also low+high xenons but turned off in these pics)

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Old halogens (high-beam)

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LEDs (high-beam)

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Brati007 » 29 Oct 2016 11:22

orgu wrote:LED bulbs (There's also low+high xenons but turned off in these pics)

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Old halogens (high-beam)

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LEDs (high-beam)

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that would be forbidden in germany
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Re: stronk cars

Postby orgu » 29 Oct 2016 11:37

Brati007 wrote:that would be forbidden in germany

Like here but does it look like I care? >:D
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 09 Nov 2016 17:37

E36 V8 engine swap. So glorious

First ride (skip to 10:00 for a bit of drifting):
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Re: stronk cars

Postby NoobInOPTank » 10 Nov 2016 20:17

Xen wrote:E36 V8 engine swap. So glorious


The dream, its pretty much a DIY Alpina B8 :jelly: All that V8 torque :O

My car is finished now btw, time to deliver kebab:

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Re: stronk cars

Postby NoobInOPTank » 10 Nov 2016 20:37

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 24 Nov 2016 19:40

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I am going to go to the Essen Motor Show next week. I am looking forward to seeing JP and his stuff the most. God I love that guy. #totallyhomo
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 25 Nov 2016 20:48

dat teaser tho

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 02 Dec 2016 19:29

There were tons of great classic cars for sale, but the lightning was shit in these areas and they were parked with like 20cm between one another. Impossible to take pics. Many of the tuned cars that were just to show off had fences too nearby to take photos without the fence in the way, and pretty much all the time there were too many people to actually get anything but a quick snap. Also, barely any grills. Only like 3 or 4 hot grills in the entire thing. The cars were great, though. I didn't even really look at the grills that were there. It's amazing how quickly you get numb because of the overload of awesome cars there that you just start going "meh" at them after a couple hundred cars or so... Also, my battery died way too quickly.

I was a bit disappointed in the lack of japanese tuner cars there. I saw like one supra that wasn't too exciting and in a really shitty location (was all foggy and shit because they were drifting all day nearby), a few R33s, not actually sure if there were any R32s, and I only saw two R34s, one of them was a GTR. It was JP's GTR. Lots of R35's though. Kinda boring. I don't like R35s. They're just too overrepresented.

Lots and lots of VAG cars. Porsches, Audis, VWs. And BMWs. MBs as well but not as many as the other 4 German brands.

Not sure if any of the photos I took are presentable at all, and I don't think I photographed any spectacular builds to begin with.
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 02 Dec 2016 20:01

Here JP's car porn of some of the cars there. I love his car porns. So good.

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 03 Dec 2016 14:28

For some reason some photos seem to have disappeared from my phone. I had more of this car for instance. :<

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 03 Dec 2016 15:17

This was one of my favourites. I like the simplicity, and the rims are sick

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Re: stronk cars

Postby loxx_ » 06 Dec 2016 00:08

Some guy came in with and asked if we could make is bumper look "a bit better".

The thing was literally broken into 2 pieces, it was fixed by using a little bit of a metal net and some construction foam. So i had to put the 2 pieces back together with rivets
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Then i used plastic adhesive on both sides to make up for the missing plastic and fix the crack. Sanded that shit down aswell.

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Some dank filler putty was added.

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Some dank sanding was done

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After sanding i primed it and the next day was ready for paint.

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This is what it looks like on the inside

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Aaaaaaaand painted.

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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 06 Dec 2016 00:10

I mean, that's a pretty good job, but I think it would have been cheaper and easier to just get a new bumper instead...
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Re: stronk cars

Postby loxx_ » 06 Dec 2016 00:12

owner didnt want to buy a new one, we didnt give him any warranty that itll last and not crack
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Re: stronk cars

Postby Xen » 06 Dec 2016 00:13

why did he not want a new one? How much time did you spend on that shit?
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Postby loxx_ » 06 Dec 2016 00:16

didnt really count the time, i just did it on the side kinda. Some filler was hardening or whatever, then i fixed the bumper for a bit. It looked like shit before, owner wanted it to look a bit better, i couldve half-arsed it, but it ended up looking much better.
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