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Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Well. Now is a time to give a massive thank you to Burley Motor Sports for going the extra mile. Maybe 2 miles. I had a problem with the front ends shock mounting and was missing two very rare collar insert things. This is an item that is not sold or manufactured, and as far as i know, can only be obtained from a factory Syncro. I called up burly and let him know the situation and he not only gave me the parts, but also took the time to pull them from his syncro parts. Most people wouldent let go of such a rare item, let alone take time and do some wrenching to give it to another guy. Thank you very much Burley.

https://burleymotorsports.net/

Here is the front end all put together. Everything was sand blasted and powder coated to restore the glory.


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Since i was on all fours for the first time, Had to roll it out and look at the paint job. Sexy, Sexy, if i do say so my self.


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O-yeah, had the windows tinted and installed also.
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Cluster Rebuild:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=569920&highlight=

Left for Dead the Resurrection Story Build:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=613669
(Number of Different Donor VW Vans Body Parts Used: 12)
(Number of completely different vehicles parts used: 3)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Very sexy! Great job. Great color.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Rad build out. Subscribing just read through the thread. What front brakes?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

They are going to be G-60's, yet i wish they where a Wilwood setup. I know it can be done and it would make pad changes so easy in the future, but it requires fabrication. I am all out of extra fabrication patients. Maybe at a later date.

I had some old pictures of the G-60 rebuild, but i cant find them at the moment.
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Cluster Rebuild:
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Left for Dead the Resurrection Story Build:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=613669
(Number of Different Donor VW Vans Body Parts Used: 12)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

On my Syncro I am using epytec adapters, G60 calipers, and 312x25 bigger Audi rotors. Over 1" more rotor diameter should give some extra brake torque. For the rear I'm planning 25mm VW LT wheel cylinders and semi metallic shoes.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Well, this thread has been at a snails pace due to DMV titling issues. It's prevented me from working on it until the paperwork is completed. Now its titled the way it should be, so more will be coming on the build.

I did get the top on, front bumper, and rear door is in place. The windows where also added with tint. Not crazy dark with the tint, just enough to keep the sun off.

Nice to see it on the road...Well kind of...


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Cluster Rebuild:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=569920&highlight=

Left for Dead the Resurrection Story Build:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=613669
(Number of Different Donor VW Vans Body Parts Used: 12)
(Number of completely different vehicles parts used: 3)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Keep up the good work, Jason! It's really nice to see this project nearing the final stretch. Can't wait to hear about the drivetrain installation.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

How proud you must and should feel! And that GULF when you look back to when you started...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Little update, this storage area was built some time ago, but what I didn't take into account was the weather stripping. The whole box was really tight as it was, but now it needed grease and a floor jack to put it in. Don't think it will ever fall out even if I want it to.

Anyways, the out side 120 volt power converter was added to the front of the box and installed permanently. Thank god something is getting done finally.


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Cluster Rebuild:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=569920&highlight=

Left for Dead the Resurrection Story Build:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=613669
(Number of Different Donor VW Vans Body Parts Used: 12)
(Number of completely different vehicles parts used: 3)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Looking good Jason, I'll stop by for a look see when I'm next in your neighborhood.
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