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PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« on: April 19, 2008, 08:20:26 pm »
Just thought I'd kick off the new thread for the Vento coupe project. Please don't expect too many updates in the next few months as today's efforts were made to free up some space in Verts workshop. Thanks also to GTI VR6 for giving us a hand this morning - he made off with some bits as well - no idea why though  ;).

Just a few pics to start with  :)

The donor as you know started like this. 1.8 CLi with a punch in the rear.


John had already done some work during the week and after a few hours this morning with the rest of the team we progressed to this


And onwards to this  :D


And here is a quick pic of the Vento that will be getting the make over. A nice tidy car really - shame to cut it up.  :D


So the basic plan is a 2 door Vento, 1.8T, Mk4 dash and factory electronics, nice interior, coil overs, big brakes, decent wheels, etc.

Let the games begin  ;D >:D :laugh:
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008, 08:33:41 pm »
phil can you please specify what chassis is being used and where it will be chooped? im still not certain what is used how to get the coupe? is it a 3door golf with the vento boot attached?

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008, 08:40:11 pm »
We will use the Vento body, chop the B pillar out and use the Golf's longer doors. The Golf's quarter panel including the B pillar will be welded into the Vento body. I still have to measure everything to decide where the best place to cut will be.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 09:09:55 pm »
Wicked stuff guys !

Can't wait to see this one  8)
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 09:26:05 pm »
its these kind of builds/projects that want to make me move to auckland...

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008, 09:40:29 pm »
you don't need to move to Auckland,just think about a project for a while.

Most exciting projects are dreamed up and built in sheds in the back blocks of NZ
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008, 10:15:24 pm »
you don't need to move to Auckland,just think about a project for a while.

Most exciting projects are dreamed up and built in sheds in the back blocks of NZ
in small little towns just out of taupo aye noel  ;)

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008, 10:22:17 pm »
i agree with euro-jet, this makes me wanna move to auckland too, theres just no vw parts close by, and im always so busy in my little town i cant b bothered driving 200ks to Auks to check things out

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 10:25:56 pm »
my main reason is just the great enviroment the guys work in...it always seems so posotive and theres so much to learn.
i know the forum is a great way to ask if you have a problem or need help.
but being able to go down the road and recieve help from one of the highly skiiled members is so much better.

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 10:31:04 pm »
Very quick update on the Vento - nothing too interesting just spent a few hours working on it today.  :D Got it down to engine out, doors off and rolled into the corner. Next step is get her right back to her birthday suit but that will be 4 or 5 weeks away as there's other stuff to work on in the mean time.

Here's a quick picture for posterity  ;D


So here we go again. Can't make any guaranty's with this one except there'll be a a sh/t load of challenges, laughs and adventures along the way!  :)


 
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008, 08:44:47 pm »
Not to much to update on this one as yet but we haven't forgotten. Interior is a bit more stripped as of yesterday. Headlining, interior plastics, dashboard is all out (let me know if you want a Mk3 Vento dash for any swaps as it'll be gone soon  :D). Basically making a pile of stuff that is Vento specific that we want to keep and then any 4 door stuff is getting binned. The same will happen to the Golf with the 3 door specific stuff and then later (waaayyyyyyy later  ;) ) we'll mix and match for interior bits and see what we can come up with.  8)
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2008, 04:22:41 pm »
Look, there's a hole where everything was!

Welded in a brace to support the roof so that the B pillar could be cut out.
The pillar was cut right at the roofline and also through the sill, main objective being that we could test fit the larger door from the Golf.

We took a bunch of measurements from the Golf's door openining in the body so that with a bit of luck we can replicate these on the Vento body.

The rear swage line on the body lines up perfectly with the Vento's one. Next week we will cut the whole side off the Golf and start drilling it all apart to end up with the required panel incorporating the sill, B post, rear quarter and glass.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2008, 04:34:58 pm »
as the rear side windows look longer on the Golf than the Vento and would probably need to be cut anyway, can I make a plea for a "faster" angle at the C pillar to be more sympathetic with the slope of the back window?  more work but a much nicer outcome

the Vento C pillars don't work visually IMHO

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2008, 04:44:17 pm »
Nice to see some progress John.

Just came up with and idea/challenge/joke for ya  >:D
Fit the Golf 3 doors to the Vento, then custom make RX8 style rear doors for the rear ;) hehe
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2008, 04:46:18 pm »
Just came up with and idea/challenge/joke for ya  >:D
Fit the Golf 3 doors to the Vento, then custom make RX8 style rear doors for the rear ;) hehe

Or even better, do a MINI Clubman - 1 door on one side and two on the other ;D

Nice progress John, certainly ripping into it :)
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