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    PB and son MK4 build thread by wallace18

    We are going to be starting a MK4 build in March. PB and his son will be coming up to my shop on days they can to help in the build of their MK4. The kit and drivetrain was ordered yesterday. I really look forward to helping a Dad and his son live out a dream of building a car together. I will be doing some of the work, but also helping them in the hands on build process. We hope to have the car go out for paint somewhere near June. Below is a list of what we are starting with.

    MK4 complete kit , powder coated chassis, 351 headers, body cut outs, leather seat upgrade, P/S, 3-link, 8.8 -3:55 Moser rear end, vintage GPS gauges, 17x9/10.5 halibrand replica wheels, S/S over-riders, S/S side pipes, wind wings, sun visors, vinyl dash with glovebox, floor mats, EFI fuel system, chrome driver and passenger roll bars with grommets, 11.65 rear brakes, trunk gas support, assembled side louvers, drivers seat track and center dash support.

    Engine and transmission will come from Blue Print and will be a 427 FI with alt, P/S and TKO 600 package. A really nice combo picked out by PB.

    We will be getting some additional parts from the following FFR forum vendors. I will be ordering this stuff below today so as many of the parts we need will be here when the kit arrives. Only the POL parts will be holding us up. Hopefully not many of those.

    From Replicaparts
    seat belt trim plates, steering hole trim plate, radiator shroud and weather stripping package.

    From Breeze Automotive
    Upper and lower radiator mount kits

    From Finish Line
    side pipe heat shields

    From Whitby Motorcars
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    Power brake package

    All this and a few parts I give as part of my build will really make for a very nice MK4.

    All 3 of us are very excited. Stay tuned for updates down the road. As always I will post every day we work on the car.

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    Parts from FFR forum vendors starting to trickle in. Today the Breeze upper and lower radiator supports came in. Really nice stuff that will allow for angle adjustment as well as keep the radiator from cracking down the road.

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    After coming home from a weeks trip up north to visit family in PA and NC some parts came in. Lizard Skin, self canceling turn signal module from Speedway. Fan shroud, seat belt trim rings, steering shaft trim ring and weather strip package all from Replicaparts.
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    Door panels from Herb came in. I always get a set of these and give them as a bonus gift to my customers. They really finish off the inside of the door so nice, IMO.

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    Finish-line goodies came in yesterday. Front grommets, emblems and side pipe heat shields. Still waiting on Whitby Power brake deal. Then all that will be left is kit and Blue print stuff.

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    Power Brake kit from Whitby came last Friday. Going to paint the booster and bracket black today. We now have all our outside vendor parts. Kit should be done at FFR and waiting on Stewart to deliver here soon, I hope!

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    A present from Moser came today via UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    A present from Moser came today via UPS.

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    That box is something else to get into, aint it?!?!
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    Jim from Stewart came today with the Brizi MK4. What a great guy Jim is! I had Marsha, Jerry, Dave, Art and myself help with everything. All went smooth as silk.

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    Here it is safe and sound in my shop on the lift.

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    Looks like your getting ready to have a lot of fun. I built a 33 hot rod, I would like to build a Mk4 someday

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    Took body off of chassis this morning with help from Art and Jerry. On body buck and safe on top of my 4-post lift.

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    Pablo gave me the go ahead to do inventory and start on the build. He is not sure when or how many times he and his son will be able to come up to work on the MK4. So they feel part of the process I am taking more photos of everything I do. Today was a busy day, After removing the body as posted above. I did inventory with my buddy Jerry helping. We go everything but the wheel boxes done. I also drilled the front splash plates and will cover them with bed liner tomorrow. I also painted a few parts. It seems that now a lot of the brackets are S/S. Wow that is great, no painting needed if you don't want to. Here is a ton of pics in the next few posts. LOL.

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    Last of boxes for today, LOL. Unfortunately 37 items are POL or back ordered as I like to say. Hopefully they will be shipped to me soon. Still plenty of stuff to stay busy. Engine/transmission coming soon also from Blueprint.

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    Unpacked the wheels today. Boy are they nice! Painted some bare metal stuff today. Coated front engine aluminum with bed liner and installed on frame. Assembled emergency brake handle assembly. Also mocked up drivers for box, firewall and modified drivers side for power brake booster. Hope to mock up Passenger side foot box tomorrow.

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    Not planning to install a brake booster but noticed you cut part of the frame to install. Will you end up tying that part back together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzzz View Post
    Not planning to install a brake booster but noticed you cut part of the frame to install. Will you end up tying that part back together?
    Yes that part comes with power brake kit from Whitby. You will see in a later post.

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    Mocked up passenger foot box, floors and cockpit side aluminum. Made firewall brace. Scuffed and acetone cleaned parts to be coated. Coated firewall and foot boxes with Lizard Skin. painted front calipers and assembled them. Plus I took off from 12-3 to watch Gator Basketball game!

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    Only had 2 hours to work on MK4 today. Spent morning helping my painter put roofing tin up on his new shop and watch my Gator B-Ball team beat LSU!. I did mock up rear cockpit aluminum and tires showed up today.

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    Tom-

    Making short work of things, as always! You always seem to have a speed to your builds that I just cannot emulate, but I really do admire!

    What tires did PB select; they look nice.

    Oh, and I didn't realize that the Gators had a basketball team. ;-o) They beat a really good LSU team, too!

    I look forward to following along on this build too Tom, and I really appreciate your posts.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by WIS89 View Post
    Tom-

    Making short work of things, as always! You always seem to have a speed to your builds that I just cannot emulate, but I really do admire!

    What tires did PB select; they look nice.

    Oh, and I didn't realize that the Gators had a basketball team. ;-o) They beat a really good LSU team, too!

    I look forward to following along on this build too Tom, and I really appreciate your posts.

    Regards,

    Steve
    Thanks Steve. They are NITTO 555 G2's. 245/45R17 front and 315/35R17 rears. I have used these on 4 MK4's so far.

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    Spent a couple hours this morning due to missing yesterday AM. Mocked up transmission tunnel top and all of trunk aluminum. Installed fire walls and front of drivers foot box.
    Taking rest of weekend off. Watching B-Ball.

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    Today I scuffed, cleaned with acetone and coated the drilled aluminum with bed liner in key areas. Also installed Power Brake booster, master cylinder and Wilwood pedal box. Installed the pillow block and steering shaft flange bearing as well as 2 rear most steering shafts and u-joint.

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    Today I painted some of the rear disc brake parts. I also had the tires mounted and balanced on the rims by Discount tire who Pablo bought the tires online from. I was not at all happy with how the brake pin on the Whitby Power brake kit pedal was lining up with the booster rod. It was low, made the pedal real low and binding was occurring on depressing the pedal. I ground off the weld to the pin. Then i let everything fall into place and used some anti-seize to mark new location. Drilled and welded pin into new location. Now it lines up perfect and operates smoothly. If you go the Whitby Power Brake kit way be prepared to do some mods. IMO it is very much worth it. Mounted gas pedal, throttle cable and clutch cable as well and made sure of proper smooth operation. Tweaking is necessary, LOL.

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    Tom thanks for the link I always enjoy reading your builds because there is always something to learn. Tom did they fix the Moser rear end where you didn't have to modify things or is still the same way. I know at one time everyone that had one was having problems trying to install them. I am glade your on another build what number of build is this for you I know you have don't a lot of them. Have a good day Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturigus83 View Post
    Tom thanks for the link I always enjoy reading your builds because there is always something to learn. Tom did they fix the Moser rear end where you didn't have to modify things or is still the same way. I know at one time everyone that had one was having problems trying to install them. I am glade your on another build what number of build is this for you I know you have don't a lot of them. Have a good day Tom.
    The last 2 I installed I had no problems. You always have to drill the LCA holes to 1/2" if you have a Moser or OEM.

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    Today I installed the brake lines and plumbed the master to the reservoir. I also installed the drivers floor so I could route the rear brake line. I am taking the next 2 days off. Pablo coming up on Sunday to do some work on his MK4. I am trying to do the dirty and tedious stuff. Leave the fun stuff for him and his son.

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