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      04-10-2016 07:47 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      Honestly, a good body guy could work the wrinkles out of that fender, apply just a skim of filler and have it looking right. You might want to explore that before going to the trouble of cutting those spot welds, then having to butt weld across the face of the panel.

      I'm jealous, I've always loved these cars, just could never find one in PA that wasn't rusted to ****. Now the values seem to have shot up from where they were just 10 or so years ago. I guess they are kind of riding the coattails of the aircooled 911 bubble.
      For sure, a rising tide lifts all boats. Seems like everything with a Porsche badge is going up.

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      04-10-2016 09:07 AM #77
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      04-10-2016 09:10 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by OptimusGlen View Post
      New rubber for the new wheels arrived and got them mounted up. Looks good to me.

      Lower it.
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      04-10-2016 01:09 PM #79
      Great thread. 👍
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      04-10-2016 07:41 PM #80
      Great project, best color. Looks sweet on those wheels as well.

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      04-11-2016 08:46 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Lower it.
      Haha, for sure. Front is sitting a little high, it's nice that it's so easy to index the torsion bars down. I like where the rear is sitting currently.


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      04-15-2016 10:16 AM #82
      One of my biggest concerns with the car was a section of wiring just in front of the driver, in the front trunk. When I was cleaning the car up I noticed some chew marks on some of the wires, from rodents presumably. Without digging too much into it I was able to get a mostly complete full harness from a local guy. Well I finally got a chance to look over all the wiring from the front all the way to the rear firewall and to my delight the only problem areas are these 5 wires right here.



      Since it's just these, I will be soldering in new sections instead of replacing the entire harness. The other harness I have is mostly complete, but a few bits had been cut off here and there, so I don't feel bad scavenging a few bits more so that the wiring colors match.

      Sent in another 914rubber.com order today, this time for the door card material and the drivers seat adjuster handle. The guys at 914Rubber are rad, lots of great quality parts for fair prices, I love that I can buy just the material from them and do it myself.

      I'll be making my door cards like this.


      My drivers armrest was crumbling and just looked ratty, so I think I'll be leaving it off and just have a flat panel with the door latch handle and a pull handle. The passenger side I'll probably install, to give my wife something to hold onto.

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      04-15-2016 11:23 AM #83
      if you are interested in spending the money, contact Kroon Wiring for the replacement OEM wire harness. I've been using them to slowly replace all the wiring in my 914-6.

      http://www.kroonwireharnesses.com/si...Harnesses.html
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    10. Member OptimusGlen's Avatar
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      04-15-2016 11:35 AM #84
      Thanks for the link, looks like they put out some top notch harnesses. I am a DIY'er though, if I don't know how to do something I learn how unless very sophisticated, expensive, or specialized equipment is needed (i.e. PDR, english wheel, etc.) I can solder wires correctly, and follow schematics, so wiring will be done by myself.

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      04-15-2016 01:14 PM #85
      Kroon stuff is gorgeous, appropriately pricey though.

      Dumb question - where does one buy automotive wiring in bulk which has the striping? i.e. blue with a white stripe etc.
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      04-15-2016 01:32 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by OptimusGlen View Post
      Haha, for sure. Front is sitting a little high, it's nice that it's so easy to index the torsion bars down. I like where the rear is sitting currently.
      Actually I was saying that because it was on dollies. The rear coil springs tend to sag after a few decades, so that's a real money saver right there.

      It's nice to be able to index everything with the front torsion bars. I can't do that on the front of the Beetle, as they used torsion leaves clamped in the center, so modifications have to be done in order to lower it properly. (Usually it's done by adding an adjuster in the center.)

      I think the door panels will look great!
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      04-15-2016 01:44 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by OptimusGlen View Post
      Thanks for the link, looks like they put out some top notch harnesses. I am a DIY'er though, if I don't know how to do something I learn how unless very sophisticated, expensive, or specialized equipment is needed (i.e. PDR, english wheel, etc.) I can solder wires correctly, and follow schematics, so wiring will be done by myself.
      I can do it all myself as well, but his harnesses are probably better than OEM units.....it's almost a shame to run them in all of the hidden areas.
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      04-15-2016 01:45 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Dumb question - where does one buy automotive wiring in bulk which has the striping? i.e. blue with a white stripe etc.
      I was just thinking this the other day. I'm in the middle of cleaning up my Corrado and would like to freshen up some of the wiring that is a little crispy. It would be great to be able to buy a small spool(s) of wire that has the same color pattern. Or at least close.

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      04-15-2016 01:47 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Kroon stuff is gorgeous, appropriately pricey though.

      Dumb question - where does one buy automotive wiring in bulk which has the striping? i.e. blue with a white stripe etc.
      http://www.quail.com/C-281/Bulk-Wire.aspx
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      04-15-2016 03:06 PM #90
      Today I made a completely random purchase. Picked up a pair of Heuer stopwatches like this one. I'll get them serviced and get a mounting plaque machined up. I'll be the first to say that it'll be purely aesthetic, since I don't do any timed racing, but I think they will suit the dash nicely.



      These use the Heuer 7700 movement, all mechanical for the uninitiated. Nothing special really, you can usually find one or two on eBay for pretty cheap if you're ok with some wear.

      Since I wont have a radio, I'll mount them there. I will have the small AUX-IN port and a volume knob, but those don't take up much space.

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      04-15-2016 03:16 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      I was just thinking this the other day. I'm in the middle of cleaning up my Corrado and would like to freshen up some of the wiring that is a little crispy. It would be great to be able to buy a small spool(s) of wire that has the same color pattern. Or at least close.
      I got lucky on one car I was tinkering with. I needed a black wire with a red stripe and found paired 14 gauge wire (like lamp cord), where one was black and one red. I bought it, split the two wires apart and it left a nice neat red stripe down the length of the black wire. Had the pattern twisted around it would've been perfect!
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      04-15-2016 03:51 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      I was just thinking this the other day. I'm in the middle of cleaning up my Corrado and would like to freshen up some of the wiring that is a little crispy. It would be great to be able to buy a small spool(s) of wire that has the same color pattern. Or at least close.
      Another one

      http://www.wireandsupply.com/category_s/452.htm

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      04-15-2016 04:11 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by OptimusGlen View Post
      While we're on the subject, is there a place where I can get wire ends (and the proper tool) to add a regular 1/4" spade terminal that looks 'factory'?? I hate the crimp-on connectors that I can access through normal channels, but I couldn't even find anything similar at the links on this page!
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      04-15-2016 04:24 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by OptimusGlen View Post
      That looks like a good one. They seem to have a lot of different stock options. Thanks for the link.

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      04-15-2016 04:25 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      While we're on the subject, is there a place where I can get wire ends (and the proper tool) to add a regular 1/4" spade terminal that looks 'factory'?? I hate the crimp-on connectors that I can access through normal channels, but I couldn't even find anything similar at the links on this page!
      I also asked this question in another forum. Let me check to see what they told me and I'll post it here.

      Here's the thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ing-connectors
      Last edited by G0to60; 04-15-2016 at 04:27 PM.

    22. 04-15-2016 08:20 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      I was just thinking this the other day. I'm in the middle of cleaning up my Corrado and would like to freshen up some of the wiring that is a little crispy. It would be great to be able to buy a small spool(s) of wire that has the same color pattern. Or at least close.
      Call it redneck if you want...but I've been known to use a sharpie on solid colored wire before so that it matches the factory color codes. Of course, that only works with certain colors..

      Also this

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-AUTOMOTIV...wAAOSwsLtVfFm2
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      04-15-2016 09:05 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      I also asked this question in another forum. Let me check to see what they told me and I'll post it here.

      Here's the thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ing-connectors
      Thanks!
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      04-16-2016 12:36 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Dumb question - where does one buy automotive wiring in bulk which has the striping? i.e. blue with a white stripe etc.
      No source will be cheaper than going to a wrecking yard and pulling the wiring harness from a donor car. take samples with you and then scour all the late model European and Japanese cars to see which ones have the closest match.
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      04-16-2016 12:51 PM #100
      My friends '74 911 Targa had some interesting wiring. Thankfully you didn't find anything like this in it.





      Previous owner was really into car stereos, and lamp cord.

      914 is looking great!
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