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84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby deuce-24 » July 2nd, 2012, 10:12 pm

Thought i should start a build thread seeing as this thing is finally being assembled.
84 Jetta coupe, euro rabbit rad support, widened arches. Started life as a 1.7 gas, then drove it
with a turbodiesel for a while. Now its getting something fun put in, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

How She started:
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After the euro rad support install:
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Wide arches and some rust repair:
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More to come...
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby nickel » July 3rd, 2012, 2:41 pm

that round front end looks great!

awesome project, got any engine-build pics??
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby NotoriousNRB » July 4th, 2012, 4:31 am

nickel wrote:that round front end looks great!

awesome project, got any engine-build pics??


i have a couple pictures. went digging through my cell pics from the last couple years... :?

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Welded up most of the holes and removed all brackets and trays. removed sealer around towers and removed deadener on firewall.
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then it sat for a while...
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did a different engine swap...
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there's probably more pictures of the in-between work such as brakes and suspension. but this is with the new shoes. must say, good fit shane.
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then we transported the project to a more suitable location. this is where we did the last half of the engine bay smoothing and welded in the front reinforcement brace.
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this is absolutely by no means a perfect engine bay shave. it is the first one we've ever done and i'm not going to lie... it was sprayed with a rattle can.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

BUT none the less i'm super stoked with how it turned out considering it was very rushed.
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby Dielon » July 5th, 2012, 10:42 pm

Looks amazing Shane! Keep up the hard work!
ahhhh I see, ya got all stoned, had a high-dea and decided to make a thread.
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby heytrid » July 5th, 2012, 11:17 pm

This is the kind of stuff I want to see on here... some impressive cars, not another $200 car with $400 wheels.

I was also wondering where this car had gone as I haven't seen it around in some time.
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby Larso » July 5th, 2012, 11:46 pm

Looking good
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby nickel » July 6th, 2012, 4:37 pm

is that.... zebra oil pan?! :P

looks like fun!
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby deuce-24 » July 7th, 2012, 7:49 pm

haha, yes it is zebra!
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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby deuce-24 » July 7th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Some Pics of the engine build

Details: obd1 ABA bottom end fully rebuilt.
-balanced internals
-new pistons
-arp main studs, arp rod bolts, arp headstuds
-9:1 compression headspacer from c2
-new oil pump and windage tray
-head rebuilt with new seals
-k26 turbo from audi 5000
-greentop injectors
-custom made log intake made by Curtis Rider (http://www.ridercustoms.com)
-lugtronic standalone plug n' play management.

Transmission:
Wide ratio Diesel 020 with 100mm flanges
-Stage 2 spec clutch
-eurospec lightened flywheel
-80% peloquin differential kit
-redline shockproof gearoil

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Re: 84 Retta coupe ABAturbo project

Postby NotoriousNRB » July 8th, 2012, 6:38 am

heytrid wrote:This is the kind of stuff I want to see on here... some impressive cars, not another $200 car with $400 wheels.



i completely agree!
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