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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2011, 05:39:14 pm »
I kinda like it. Mind you cutting a huge hole in the roof can't be great. RAs look good though
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2011, 05:38:26 pm »
I think keeping the tin is the safest option... you have the Spider for open top fun ;)

Agreed - RAs looks good on it.

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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2011, 05:57:44 pm »
Too late.............................
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2011, 06:30:17 pm »
I love the roof idea - start cutting!
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2011, 08:04:48 pm »
Could work - I'd like to see is a deflector as part of it.

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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2011, 08:59:54 pm »
I like the practical side of the ragtop, love sunroofs and love the idea of having the whole roof open. I dislike the look of it.

I also reckon the RAs are a nice wheel for the mk1 rocco but I think 15s are too big. Some wide 13s or 14s would suit better IMO. Nice work on the motor Spooln, this car will be a screamer!!  >:D

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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2011, 09:19:53 pm »
I would rather graft in a proper steel sunroof out of something like a MK1 or MK2 Golf, could be done nicely and would look factory, I too like sunroofs.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2011, 10:20:36 pm »
I would reccomend seam welding the side engine mounts before sand blasting especially if you are planning on a moderately more powerful motor, mine eventually broke due to no apparent single cause on then RSI

I would also try to make up some ineer gaurds (assuming you dont have them already as muck tends to get up behind the indicators and this really starts the rust.

Golfboy the I can answer the question to your GTI comparison, the GTI will lose. These are great driving cars

Good luck guys you will be well rewarded with the end result

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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2011, 10:24:26 pm »
Interesting point about the seam welding as I'd already figured that.
The rust at both ends is totally due to no fender well guards, aircooled Type3's have the same rust problem.
Easy to see how and why they changed so much in the MK2 Golf.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2011, 10:24:15 pm »
I would rather graft in a proper steel sunroof out of something like a MK1 or MK2 Golf, could be done nicely and would look factory, I too like sunroofs.

This is what I was thinking, a conventional sunroof off a Mk1/Mk2 but rebuilt/redesigned even so it works a bit better
Sun roofs are the shiz!  8) I want one in my Mk3.....  :'(
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2011, 10:35:13 pm »
On a MK3 its even easier, drill the roof skin off and install one job done but lets not get off topic here........................
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2011, 11:00:24 pm »
What does everyone think about the ragtops that you occasionally see on these?

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2840759-MKI-ragtop-scirocco-are-they-factory-or-aftermarket

Looks-wise I don't think it'll have a massive impact
I can see the appeal... but structural integrity, water leaks and wind noise would be my concerns
FWIW, I like the colour, blacked out frames etc and 15" wheels

The bottom line is its your car... you should do what you want to do, not what the unwashed forum masses think  ;)

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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2011, 09:29:03 am »
this picture says so much about modern car bloat!



Roccos are Giugiaro at his elegant best IMHO, but looking through roccoregister suggests that wheel choice and stance is critical on these little beasties
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2011, 12:34:17 pm »
Perfect stance on this car
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2011, 02:41:31 pm »
WOW, I love that! What and awesome colour for it.
Lets paint it orange Neil..................can we can we?.................... ;)
By the way, got the blue Rocco going today so thats out of here tomorow.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2011, 03:14:09 pm »
What is that cutout in the factory front lip for? (e.g. you see it on the RHS lip on that blue car above). Would be cool to mount an oil cooler behind it.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2011, 04:30:07 pm »
And its off to the blasters, will come back looking a bit cleaner with some more holes in it no doubt.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2011, 06:01:59 pm »
How did the blue one drive?

Probably stick with no sunroof as the head clearance is tight enough without lowering with a sunroof.
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Re: PROJECT Silver Rocco
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2011, 06:20:43 pm »
I would reccomend seam welding the side engine mounts before sand blasting especially if you are planning on a moderately more powerful motor, mine eventually broke due to no apparent single cause on then RSI

I would also try to make up some ineer gaurds (assuming you dont have them already as muck tends to get up behind the indicators and this really starts the rust.

Golfboy the I can answer the question to your GTI comparison, the GTI will lose. These are great driving cars

Good luck guys you will be well rewarded with the end result

I thought jetta's handled the best
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