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  1. Thanks! Ya I think it's worth it, wouldn't want to frame walls on a rotten foundation. I know the heater core and switch would give me issues in the future plus it's a good way to see if all is good under the dash board as well... Shaun, I do have the ignition switch wiring loom from a manual and like you I'm tempted to just swap it out... There's only one version of the ignition switch (for both auto and manual) so I'm assuming it is all about the wiring? Maybe the relay too? I have a 150 (I think it's the one for ignition) what do you guys have? If I could find a pdf of the wiring and fuse box of my car that would help I guess... Also, after opening that HVAC box and noticing how much stuff was in there. I decided to source an oem MK2 cabine filter bracket and filter that came on Asian VW. Supposedly it's bolt on so that will be a nice upgrade for quality of air and keeping the HVAC box clean in the future...
  2. Well... I guess it's time for an overdue update! I haven't work as much on it as I wanted but work as been busy and with the uncertainty of this world, I better work while there's still work... I hope you all mates are doing well and hanging in there! So I've been doing the dreading/behind the scene kind of work. Nothing pretty! But I want to start from the base up in the project so there's no regrets later. I took the dash out in order to get to the HVAC box. I had no problem with the heater core but I wanted to change it before I get the issue and the car is all nicely done... I opted for the all metal Passat B4 heater core for peace of mind. I cleaned up the box inside and out, redone all the doors, greased, looks pristine. What else? Changed the ignition lock too. I'm thinking of not reinstalling the passenger airbag as it freaks me out more than it makes me feel safe. I had sourced a glove box and was all happy to swap it but the way the bracket are made for the airbag do not make it possible to install the glove box. So I'll just reinstall the airbag cover without the airbag underneath... I will be deleting the steering wheel one as well since a different wheel will be installed. I guess now I'm at the most dreading part of my project, the electrical part... While the dash is out I think it would be the right time to redo what I have to redo. Remember the car is automatic? I have bought all OEM 02J shifter part and polo box. I have the pedal cluster, brief everything to do the swap. But I struggle understanding the wiring diagrams, my Bentley cover 90/94 Corrados only, mine is ABV 95 so it's not making things easier. What do you guys use to trouble shoot your 95 2.9L VR6 cars? I don't even have the proper diagram for the fuse box... I need to figure out how and which wires I can remove to make the swap. I would love to simplify things... Like my ignition per example, I have a 94 manual wiring loom that I could swap but I need to understand the diagrams first so I know what works or not. My best friend on the other side of the country where I grew up (Québec) he's the master at electrical and he was supposed to come give me a hand sorting all of this out but with covid it's making it impossible for us to meet anymore... He's 6 hours flight and a 3 hours ferry away, forget it with covid! Anyways, I can't wait to get this part behind me and start tackling nice little mission to do on the car... You guys take care, Cheers!
  3. Love the double garage, looks sharp. I really like the colour combo and the front posts showing as well. Nice design, cheers!
  4. I totally agree with you, otherwise what's the point of insurance? I've been working on things here and there on the car but kind of work behind the scene... Like I redone the HVAC box, pulled the dash, heater core. You know stuff you don't feel like doing but have too... I'm a contractor and summer are very busy so I didn't have that much time... I should do an update though... Thanks for asking! Cheers JF
  5. Beauties mate, beauties! I don't think it's over valued to be honest. Corrado prices have been soaring here after a USA magazine declared recently the Corrado being number one out of 10 collector cars of the years... They doubled in price in less than a year... Cheers
  6. Those calipers looks amazing! I'm going to have mine powder coated red as well.
  7. Wow two projects now! Good for you! That fresh white is fantastic, you must be happy! Good luck hunting down your new home mate. Cheers
  8. What a progress, smells like the finish line is not too far! Super nice job. At least you guys can still have a windscreen, just a mater of finding someone. Here, I had to buy an wrecked Corrado and pay someone to remove it just to have a spare... Cheers!
  9. Well... we are getting older after all. Think on the bright side, something less to do later on with it 😉😂
  10. That refurbished master makes me want to paint mine in black! So...I have a question? I'm gathering all the parts to convert mine to non-abs. My question is about the reservoir cap. I'm assuming your is factory non-abs? What kind of cap do you have on yours? The one I have actually on my abs setup as two connectors on the cap (one I guess for the level, don't know what the other one is for) but anyway, do you have any connector on your reservoir cap?? Cheers!
  11. Oh I like the mud flaps! For some reason I like the combo mud flap and a nice quality roof rack for a sporty/outdoorsy look! Keep up the good work! Gator looks real nice btw!
  12. Thanks mate much appreciated! I'll see how it goes... Ya, I hear you. I bough a fixer upper house and it's taking all my free time! Keep us posted! Cheers
  13. Progress, progress!! Man, you did a good job! It's all looking pristine everywhere! That must be exciting to get to this point after 4 years... Soon, I will be dropping my subframe as well, any tips for me on reconnecting that steering column to the rack? Keep us updated mate, pictures were amazing to look at!
  14. Engine is back in the bay, major step accomplished! That must be encouraging, keep up the good work! Cheers
  15. I agree with cressa, they look stunning on a black car like yours! Congrats mate, they look like new!
  16. I know this is oldish but since I'm looking into this right now for my project and tumble across this thread. It looks like for higher lift cams, the non shouldered guides are recommended. In the description, they recommend for 288 and up but me personally, I would install those for 268 as well. Here's the link to them: http://techtonicstuning.com/main/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_13_61_484_340&products_id=3362 I hope this help! Cheers
  17. You make me think of me with your paper list! I have quite a few of those too... Ya the shifter, I would not do the conversion to 02J if I didn't have to remove my auto shift but since I do and would need to source the 02A, may as well. I did too purchase those metal bushings for the bracket on the transmission. Glad the Mk7 is dealt with and its always nice to see the car go to a good family/cause. So you'll be driving the Corrado dailysh now? I was looking at some classified today and thought of you when I saw this: https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/pts/d/north-vancouver-fs-rare-zender-momo/7126583902.html Cheers mate
  18. Ha ha you got busy mate! Just curious, what kind of punch is this, for leather crafting? I was thinking of your car today, that deep green is freakin nice. I don't know why but I would mate it with some dark gold rims. Happy punching ha! Cheers
  19. Wow half way done already! Glad to hear all is going well. Speaking of shifter, I decided to go with the 02J route with the Polo box on my car. May as well while I'm there. I think these blanks were only for the G60 mate. The VR6 got the clear glass one so ya, that would explain why it fits only the pre face lift. Take care!
  20. Thanks for getting back to me mate! I knew there was no factory installed A/C in the UK, found that one out recently on another one of my threads. I though, maybe the opening in the firewall may have been done from factory for all cars and just blocked of by a factory plate let's say for the UK or for any Corrado ordered without A/C in Europe when purchased new back in the days. My reasoning is coming from that it is how it was done for the MK2. For the MK2, they all have the opening made to pass the A/C through the firewall but when not factory installed, an OEM bracket was installed to cover it. That oem bracket can be found, just not sure if it would apply to the Corrado VR6 being more like a MK3... If you had such a bracket installed, I could have compared the parts number to answer my question! Cheers!
  21. This is a quick one! As I am getting somewhat ready to plan on deleting the evaporator under the dash "once I get the mental ready to pull the dash out" ha! I've been realizing that this will leave a hole in the the firewall where the two pipes from the evaporator stick out... So I've been thinking, if in the UK the A/C was not install at the factory, there must be some kind of OEM block off plate for the hole? Is there? Cheers!
  22. A new project, that must be exciting for you! The color is super nice, can't wait to see what's going to come next! Cheers and keep us posted
  23. Been a while mate, how's the "new" engine going? Cheers!
  24. What a beautiful family picture! Very nice mate, super nice! Everything is going well with the Corrado so far? What's the wife will drive when the mk7 is gone 😉 Cheers!
  25. Things are progressing well, good job! I wish I would be doing the same, that's where I should be with my project as well but with the virus around, no one wants to work on my head right now... So assembling the engine back together along with the timing chains is on the back burner unfortunately... The Humble Mechanic's videos really helped me pulling the engine out and I'm definitely thankful for his videos. Reading the problems you had with the head gasket I for sure will go with the metal MK4 one. Glad you fixed the issue though. Keep up the good work, Cheers
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