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Old 09-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Well, hello there. Miss me much??

Hey guys, I haven't been around much, but have peaked in from time to time. Just not much posting on my behalf.

Most of you, if not all, know me very well and have kept a close eye on my wagon and it's progress. It's gone through so many changes that I myself, have lost track.

Besides work, I've also been busy with my family. My almost 3 year old son is a hand full and I love him so much! Being a dad is awesome!

Anywho, now with my wife working in town, the wagon became her daily driver. In November of 2012, some asswipe in an old Explorer decided to make an illegal left turn, hitting his brakes at the last minute. Katty rear ended him, he fled and my insurance company turned out to be a total douche about it. So, never got paid.

This totally bummed me out, not having monies to fix it quick. I even made plans to sell it, fix it up to get her running and sell it. My wife knocked some sense into me, and convinced me to keep it. The wagon sat for 8 months, totaled. Untill I actually decided what I was going to do with it. My options were limited but I really wanted to do something new.

An SVT front? nope already done that.
How about a RS? Really tempting, but not really "digging" it.
Euro face lift? It's already been done.

So, in the mean time, I started to take apart the wagon and to my surprise, there was no structure damage. It was all cosmetic. All I needed was radiator, support, condenser, hood, bumper and headlights.

It finally hit me, an SAP front. But this meant a whole new front end was needed. I started saving some dinero, and piecing things together until I had everything needed.

when I finally had everything needed, I got to work...

After seeing everything put together, I decided that instead of having everything color matched, to repaint the entire wagon, white!

I don't think there's another white MK1 wagon wif an SAP front, as of yet

Wheels are planned, still deciding on what rout to go. I want to do a 5x108 hub redrill, but there's limited wheel choices. Then thought about 5x100, but it's a bit tougher to redrill the hub. I think I might just go with 4x100.
Oh, and moar low

So, like always, welcome to opinions.


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Old 09-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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Amazing. Glad you decided to keep her and transform her the way you did. Glad everyone is okay.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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Nice rebuild man. I love the new look.

You should consider the 5x114.3 bolt pattern. That seems to be the most common since the STI, Evo, MS3, etc share that bolt pattern. You can get some seriously nice wheels on the cheap that route.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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I like everything except the gas cap, cant please everyone right?

Are you missing your old head lights? Our mk1.5 ones, just arent as nice
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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Wow sorry about the accident but looks stellar after the repair!
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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nicest looking wagon i've seen yet, looks awesome!
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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dude you are extremely talented! sorry about the wagon and glad no one was hurt. I'm sure you'll get the wagon better than it was. Good luck!!!

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nice idea with the front end swap, never seen it done to a wagon before. looks great!
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Damn, that looks nice!
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #10
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Dig ur wagon...I've always liked wagons..my last one was 66 plymouth belvedere ...
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