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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: The GFK "Poison Berry" Build Topic Reply with quote

so ive been getting some emails on how i did this or how i did that.i have alot of pics and thought i would go ahead and share the whole build with you guys.i know for me seeing a build thread gets me excited to work on whatever i got going on myself and i hope this does the same for some of you.before i even got going on this thing i got some advise from skim and daniel.skims exact words were you have to have a "vision".daniel said just put in an hour a day.there wasnt a day that went by without thinking how im gonna do this or that.i stuck to this advise like glue.i started this build just a couple months before the classic 08.so anyways ill post up some pics of what i started with first.i couldnt of asked for a better start with this super dry az oval.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the previous interior

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are some tear down photos.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad you did a break away topic on the build up. Ask daniel where he got the 'hour a day' speech from Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, it's also nice to see some cool shit come out of Tucson! I live by the hour a day rule, and it really helps get things done! Keep the pics coming...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after seeing your car at the classic i cant wait to see all the build photos! maybe i'll get motivated to finish mine.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "POISON BERRY" fits it perfect Tim. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice buddy.
Makes me want to start cracking on my 53.. Hmm Maybe I'll keep it after all.

Those grey and black logo's look familiar Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, was very motivated after seeing this thing at classic. I loved the detail. And after seeing some of these build pics, realized how much detail I couldn't even see. Very nice job.....very impressive work...

It's cool, cuz you have the type of detail where you can't just go buy some parts and slap on it........it takes some thought and elbow grease and makes it different....not everyone can just go do that.

thank you for the pics/post.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW......I'm just proud of you Exclamation Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim keep the pics coming. With all of the cars at Classic I kept coming back to yours, and the Brown GFK vert. I wish I had your talent. I will be stealing a few of your ideas on my car BTW. Embarassed Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's cool, cuz you have the type of detail where you can't just go buy some parts and slap on it........it takes some thought and elbow grease and makes it different....not everyone can just go do that.

thank you for the pics/post.....



exactly!i didnt want to just buy a bunch of prepackaged parts to bolt on.it hit me when i was looking at the build thread of skims impala.he was smoothing out all the cast emblems and numbers off his brake calipers!this is what i stuck with for the entire build.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i knew i wanted skirts on this thing from the beginnig.while i was narrowing the beam at home i had the fenders,decklid,hood and skirts at work to prep for paint and shoot.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are afew pics from mock up.i finished the beam and had finished up my fenders.

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here is a pic after i got my 6's and had tires mounted.i eventually went with 4.5's all the way around.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is gonna inspire a lot of folks - including me, looking forward to the "build" - we all got the sickness!!

??? what size tires (rear) did you fit on those 4.5s
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing pictures. Its going to be inspirations for others and educate others as well, its all about the details, detaling doesn't really cost that much, just your time. I always think attention to details. I smile when someone sees what I did without saying anything. Details equals passion.
I go by an hour a day rule and it works! I'm married with no kids, but having a wife is somtimes like having 5 kids, lol

Anyway the poison berry is bad ass and a true VW build, one of the few, call yourself an elite and you deserve it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

t-boneGFK wrote:
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It's cool, cuz you have the type of detail where you can't just go buy some parts and slap on it........it takes some thought and elbow grease and makes it different....not everyone can just go do that.

thank you for the pics/post.....



exactly!i didnt want to just buy a bunch of prepackaged parts to bolt on.it hit me when i was looking at the build thread of skims impala.he was smoothing out all the cast emblems and numbers off his brake calipers!this is what i stuck with for the entire build.


I gotta give it up... it takes alot of ambition, drive, dedication, and support to put it down like that on a ride. Especially with handling the paint and bodywork part too. That shit is no joke. Not only physical, but hours go by like minutes. Gotta remind yourself to eat sometimes. Anyway, the paint looks deep and smooth as hell on those parts....that's some gourmet shit right there. Nice job T. Car came out beautifully.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

car looks great Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixedup59 wrote:
t-boneGFK wrote:
a-train wrote:


It's cool, cuz you have the type of detail where you can't just go buy some parts and slap on it........it takes some thought and elbow grease and makes it different....not everyone can just go do that.

thank you for the pics/post.....



exactly!i didnt want to just buy a bunch of prepackaged parts to bolt on.it hit me when i was looking at the build thread of skims impala.he was smoothing out all the cast emblems and numbers off his brake calipers!this is what i stuck with for the entire build.


I gotta give it up... it takes alot of ambition, drive, dedication, and support to put it down like that on a ride. Especially with handling the paint and bodywork part too. That shit is no joke. Not only physical, but hours go by like minutes. Gotta remind yourself to eat sometimes. Anyway, the paint looks deep and smooth as hell on those parts....that's some gourmet shit right there. Nice job T. Car came out beautifully.

Anthony

(btw, skims impala.....all I can say is god damn! Homie has 20/20 vision
fo sho.

Yeah I don't mind metal work but I hate body work. I could repair 3 rusty cars sheetmetal before one body and paint. My problem is I got too many projects going at once. Tims car made me go back to the drawing board with a lot of my shit on my split.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You already know how I feel about your car homie... So

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