After stripping all the paint off of this plate, I re-primed it with epoxy primer.
I painted it on Friday; VW Reflex Silver. It came out much better this time!
I also painted two transmission end caps. I painted teal first, then masked one with a little VW sticker.
Then I sprayed them silver and removed the masking.
After burying everything in clear coat, I'm pretty happy with it! This is my first time painting with stencils.
I installed the teal clutch arm and end cap on the trans after replacing all of the seals.
Racecars! We had a lot of visitors and temporary roommates this week.
Humans may sit in Kage's chair at their own risk.
Speaking of Kage's chair, I stole his ottoman for my transmission. I needed a padded table to protect the paint while I was changing the seals.
I used this little trick to remove the clutch actuator shaft bushing, thanks to www.brokevw.com for the tip! I tapped it 3/8-24 and pulled it out with a slide hammer. They used M10 I believe, 3/8-16 coarse thread should work too. I also replaced all the other seals in the trans.
Even with grease packed in the threads of the tap, there is still a lot of stuff to clean out of the seal/bushing bore.
New tools! Snap-on straight prybar. It's basically a big screwdriver, but it was designed specifically to beat the fuck out of.
Saturday I helped my buddy Chris install new windows in his house. I left my place at about 8:00am and returned a little before 3:00am... it was a loooong day.
Wescott came to help. JJ was busy working on his own house, it was almost a complete Camelot apartments college roommate reunion!
Deep in thought.
Caulk jokes were flying all day.
We stopped for lunch at Giant Eagle, and they served beer! They have a bar right there; I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have one. I got an East End Monkey Boy; they had a really good selection. I wasn't really thinking about the fact that we were in a hurry, I didn't have time to sip it.
Chris rented a Van Mark MarkII Trimmaster brake from the Home Depot; this thing is totally badass. It's really well designed and built, it made the job so much easier. It came with a rolling shear cutter that rode along the length of the brake, it made the long cuts a breeze.
2:00am; finished! A special thank you goes out to Van Mark, halogen lights, and understanding neighbors.
More VW parts! Mostly seals and gaskets, plus a new waterpump that I need to paint black.
I got my new head unpacked and mounted to the spare block I bought. This will make a nice setup for prep and paint.
New rear main seal.