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Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby Fizzo20 » February 1st, 2013, 7:31 am

Sup guys, so here she is! My current project and favourite car that I've owned so far, my 1990 Jetta Coupe. She started life out as a 1.8L 8v. And ran all the way up to about 250,000km at which point the fuel pump gave way. The motor was still running quite well, but I didn't see the point when I was in the process of working out a deal on a VR swap. So under the knife she goes!

When I was first looking for a MK2, I stumbled upon many, all of which weren't exactly what I was looking for. Eventually after trolling the tex, and developing a new love for coupes, I started searching for one. I found this car, but the seller wanted $3000 for it. At that time, I was a poor student and I had a budget of about $1200. So the coupe was a no-go. I was bummed out but moved on… into a 1986 Jetta coupe that I picked up for $1000.

I rolled around in that for a while until I randomly decided to post it up for sale. She finally sold, and literally in perfect time, the same red coupe I was looking at before for $3000 was now up for $2200. I didn't want to spend more than $2000 this time, so I negotiated and snatched the car up for $1800. I bought the car at about 235,000km on it, and drove it for about 15,000km. I had a blast with the car even though it was stock other than an intake/exhaust. It's the second Jetta coupe I've owned, but for some reason, she has a special place in my heart.

Over the year I changed up a few minor things, cleaned her up, bought various parts, lights, grilles, wheels, seats, steering wheels etc. But all along I wanted to do a VR swap so I started searching for one. At some point, I posted my quad rounds up for sale, and Keith (dubCanuck1 on the old forum) bought them, and notified me that he will be posting a couple VR6 setups up for sale soon. So sure enough, I had me a VR swap!

So now she sits in pieces in the garage, almost prepped and ready for the wiring and such to be put in. Lately I've been busy/lazy/tired to do much so it's been slow coming. My goal is to have the swap done by end of March to early April sometime. If anyone is willing to lend a hand, please let me know, that would be greatly appreciated! The wiring scares me…

Anyway I'll shut up now and let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Enjoy!

First pic I took of the car, when I was picking it up
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chillin
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Hauling my fat ass friends
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Eating snow
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PLowiN
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New Estorils
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Trying to hide my buddy's R32 Skyline
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Garage shot
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Visualizing some rims, would've looked dope! Look at that nasty paint...
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Last day with quad rounds
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Sittin' pretty
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Aero front end swap!
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Decided to polish her up a little
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Shiny!
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All cleaned up
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Random shot, with some amateur editing
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Sticker bombed grill - ran it for a day lol
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Ideas...
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New shoes! The ROHs
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Picked up some smoked e-codes and an eyebrow
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Parked for winter!
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Quick wipe down after winter, that fender looks like candy
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lol
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First summer car wash pic, one of my fave pics!
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Rolled down a hill into a minivan and got a lazy eye
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Nothing a DD band-aid can't fix!
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Finally the fuel pump gave way. Time to tow home and rip it apart!
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byebye 8v!
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Yuck!
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Yay!
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Hope you enjoyed, more to come hopefully soon!
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby Dielon » February 1st, 2013, 5:24 pm

Looks good dude! Get on it!
ahhhh I see, ya got all stoned, had a high-dea and decided to make a thread.
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby mushroom_curry » February 2nd, 2013, 10:22 am

Wow dude! Bay looks to be in great shape - bonus!
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby canucker » February 2nd, 2013, 8:08 pm

we got lots of work infront of us lol

should be fun once its done though and not to mention fast.
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby TheVdubFire » February 2nd, 2013, 8:22 pm

Wow made it look so nice, from what it was originally. Cant wait till you get her going with that VR.
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby Fizzo20 » February 8th, 2013, 5:04 am

So last weekend, got some important stuff done, which was good.
Got the shifter mounted, got the SAI, EGR and A/C deleted. Fixed/replaced some broken hoses/pieces on the motor. Mocked up the motor in the bay. This saturday, the plan is to go through the wiring, label it and begin wiring it up. Rajiv (Mushroom_curry) is coming over to help me out with that. Anyone is welcome to come by and have a beer/chat, whatever!

Holding shifter in place with bungee cord while I mount it
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Mounted!
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Shift boot & knob. Yes that shift knob is a 27mm socket tapped and brushed for a brushed aluminum effect
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Motor mockup 1
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Motor mockup 2
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Motor mockup 3
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Prepping the motor
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VR6's new home
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More to come!
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby doubleclutch » February 9th, 2013, 12:40 am

very nice, I approve now turbo the vr
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby Kane » February 10th, 2013, 11:20 pm

doubleclutch wrote:very nice, I approve now turbo the vr



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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby ajaxpowder » March 7th, 2013, 5:05 am

I'll race you, first one with a boosted mkii wins :ugeek:
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Re: Project VR6 Coupe! [Pic heavy!]

Postby passtgt » March 8th, 2013, 6:25 am

Money + mouth .. Im in ajax..
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