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Techie
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Update

Hey everybody :) It kinda sucks today :( We didn't get any work done on Techie. But I have been thinking of things to do to him and I will make a list later. Anyways I snapped some pictures of the new rear calipers and parking brake lines. Also I found the stock radio. Does anyone know if you can hook a sub up to one of these? And what is the difference between the radio that i have and the monsoons?

Anyways heres the pics :)



Mint VR6 in the back ground :p





The Radio





Also Ray, just look up "fordescort98" on youtube and click on my channel. I have two or three of Techie. You will notice before I owned the car I kinda hated it :p But It's totally changed now. Woo Hoo

Everyone have a great day, and hopefully we get more work done on it tomorrow :)
 

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Techie
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:)
I'm really excited to see the progress this Beetle makes!
I love the color too x3
Thanks so much :) I love this car! Although at some times it makes me swear and bitter I couldn't sell it now, even though I've only had it for about 3 weeks :p I have too many plans for it :) I love stinkbug btw!
 

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Well guys we are getting some where :) Got the brakes back on today!! The parking brake just needs to be hooked up and then the brakes bled and then Techie is done :) I am going to bring 'er home and work on it for the rest of the summer (Of corse with driving during that time ;) ) Anyways grabbed some quick pictures from school and have some new things for Techie at home!! Can't wait to get 'er back!!

Pics:

From a few days ago (Tryin to get at the parking brake cables; yes I know it looks like a mess)



From today





New parts :) (The one antenna is for my friend with a Jetta TDI)







Thanks everyone for checkin out the form. Also weird question? Does Techie sound more like a guys or girls name? I'm trying to figure it out myself :p
 

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I love it when folks love their beetles from the start. Nice work...cant wait to see this in a few months given the progress so far:popcorn:
 

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Techie
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Hey thanks everyone :) I just noticed reading back that I kept saying He!?! Lol well anyways I've always had a girl car and this one is no different :) I actually love this car and am trying to work out a deal to get it resprayed by a buddy of mine :) same colour though.

Beetle Cup- Yes they are halogen lights but they look similar to HIDs and I got them off my dad for free. First I have to get the headlight out of the spot. I'm guessing you have to pop the clip loose then do you pull up on that lever/plastic rod thing lol I've also noticed that one side is really easy to do this and the other side not so much. It appears they put silicone or some light glue around the edge of the light to keep it in the spot. If someone could help me out that would be sweet :) New pics comin' tomorrow.
 

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cursing and a prybar behind the light while someone pulls. had to do this on chelsea's car.hopefully you don't break something.

mines to not anymore though. I took out the locking mechanism . I got tired of being able to change spark plugs quicker than taking out the drivers side headlight.:D
Thanks Buddy. I'll try this on Thursday :)

Anyways got some pictures of cleanin Techie. She's so clean now :) All I have to do is get that bumper and hood painted and she'll be looking great!!! Hopefully wax 'er soon too.

BTW There are alot of pictures :p

Before:



































During:







 

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Techie
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My Dad's 06 Corolla




Well guys I have some more new pics but I will post them later :) I hope you like these ones. I am havin' a blast working on this car and I have a feeling it will look really nice once I'm done !!
 

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Man, Techie is lookin like new money! Nice job! looking forward to more pics!
Thanks man :) I am trying hard its just so hard to make it look good when the paints peeling :p Well I'm trying to find someone too do a good respray. But that will be near winter. I don't have the money right now :p
 

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Hey guys hows it going. Makin' this update on a rainy Friday night. I actually took Techie for a good run tonight! She's awesome to drive despite the slusho-matic ;) So I grabbed some pictures of my progress lately, so without further ado, I'll post them.



















So I also am thinking about rims and lowering the car, but I want to get that bumper painted and fixed up, looking good before I improve on the other aspects of exterior looks. The only thing besides paint that I am saving for now is a MANUAL TRANS!!!! If anyone in Ontario, Canada or around the GTA has a spare tranny, wiring harness and all the needed things to do this swap let me know!!! I dislike auto smatics ;)

These are the two rims I like (For some reason I like VW rims)



and I love these rims too



A parting note; has anyone dealt with "wheelsrims.net". I am just wondering because I "fake" ordered a rim just to see how ridiculous the shipping was and for one rim it was $9. So for one of the first rims ^^^ it was $132. I find this ridiculously cheap. Is it just me?

Have a good weekend everyone. I will give you an update when anything happens!
 

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So I guys I have at least one new part heading my way :) I've got about three or four other things I want to get done in the up coming weeks. I desperately want my paint fixed!!! :) It makes me sad lol

Been driving Techie all weekend and she's been running flawlessly. A joy to drive and put 50 km on her today alone (For a weekend in which I work 5 mins away thats a lot of outta my way driving I did). I just want her to be stick shift. As I said if anyone has any resources hit me up. I am saving all of my money for that; ok most of it ;)
 

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Well guys got a lot done today :) I was able to work on painting the brake calipers and from what I could make out in the darkness, they looked pretty good :) Also over the weekend we put over 200km (120mi) on Techie while only using a quarter of a tank :) Is this good for a beetle? What do you guys normally get, milage wise?

Anyways on to pictures. I also picked up my winter tires because I am going to respray them graphite grey in the summer :) Should look nice in the winter. All the rest is of my caliper job!



Before paint:











Front Calipers







Cleaning up my rims :) Look great after!







After Fronts









Before rears





After rears



 

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Well guys I've been hard at work on this thing! I can't wait to see it all come together. I am trying to save as much money on everything as well which means I will have more to spend on important things if the time arises. Hope everyone enjoys my updates and keep buggin!

Also unless I do something or get a part in the next few days (Until saturday) I probably won't have any picture updates :)
 
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