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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #60 on: Jun 20, 18, 20:55 »
Wondering if you have any updates on this? :)

Not done yet. It will get done.
The back part of the area is still open and available for treatment.
I talked to him about it and he'll take pics of the process and possible video to show everyone.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #61 on: Jun 20, 18, 21:17 »
Concerning the Fin...
I am attempting to not have to change anything from the original system in place, but still have a FIN or something more modern.
I searched Vortex and read posts of those who had used hybrid connectors to connect the new FIN antenna to the existing wiring.

Someone had suggested this item on Ebay and I thought I'd check it out:
http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=231715593852&t=1475251323000&tid=10&category=33639&seller=raderra&excSoj=1&excTrk=1&lsite=100&ittenable=false&domain=ebay.ca&descgauge=1&cspheader=1&oneClk=1&secureDesc=0

As you can see I can retain the original base and replace the long antenna or get a short one and install it. I may go to CTire and get a short one just to compare.

The Fin is kind of growing on me now as I looked at more cars on the drive home with similar looking ones. Will see what it looks like once painted same as body.

Concerning the paint and clear coat:
VIP put on 3 layers of clear which was nice, but there is the usual orange peel look. It's not really that bad, but I want it smooth looking so he'll sand and buff it to get rid of it.

Black side mouldings are going back on. Lot's of discussion around not putting them back, but decided to do it as they do prevent door dings and they actually look good on the car. They will be getting treated along with the black plastic surround on the wing mirrors.
Decided on keeping the door handles, the mouldings, mirror surrounds VW on back and "Corrado" looking all the same flat black.

Glass going back in by end of this week.

Keep the comments going, I've been reading them all day between treating patients. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #62 on: Jun 21, 18, 10:10 »
why not shoot the the side moldings in the same color as the car?

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #63 on: Jun 21, 18, 10:13 »
The side moulding don't hold onto the paint well.
Already asked.
Not recomended.

He has a product (I think it's called Trim Coat?) that can be applied to the plastic that absorbs in and makes it look new again.
It works different than paint.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #64 on: Jun 21, 18, 11:07 »
Keeping it OEM is best with these types of things unless building a custom show car. 

I find it's these small changes that stick out like a sore thumb later on, like changing colours of trim or the antenna.

It's your choice and the car looks great and I'm sure it will be very nice when you get it back.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #65 on: Jun 21, 18, 11:12 »
When modifying a car I go one of 2 ways. Either you go all out and make it your own or you keep it very subtle. Most of my cars, although heavily modified, you would be hard pressed to see the changes if not pointed out.

I've also had some cars for extended periods of time ( 15 + years ) and am very happy I didn't make changes in the past that I would have regretted later.

I think the Fin is to new for this type of car. I feel like it's cool looking today but in 5-10 years will be like an early 90s cd-player added to a classic Mercedes as an "upgrade".
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #66 on: Jun 21, 18, 12:20 »
My vote is for factory antenna base and short antenna. The fin takes away from the look  IMO
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #67 on: Jun 21, 18, 12:58 »
Probably using this stuff: 3M Mar-Hyde Trim Coating

Another possibility is these guys:
https://www.partcatalog.com/car-door-molding-set-painted.html?basevehicle=7363&

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #68 on: Jun 21, 18, 14:03 »
I feel like it's cool looking today but in 5-10 years will be like an early 90s cd-player added to a classic Mercedes as an "upgrade".

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #69 on: Jun 21, 18, 19:10 »
I like the fin more

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #70 on: Jun 27, 18, 12:34 »
Deciding to keep the Fin for now. The original base is still there underneath it and I have a OEM and short antenna if and when I change my mind.

GLASS IS BACK IN!

Things are going quickly now and very possibly picking it up Friday after work!

Let's hope the rainy weekend forecast holds off!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #71 on: Jun 27, 18, 15:28 »
The fin might look better actually. As long as no cutting is required, Any pics?
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #72 on: Jun 27, 18, 21:39 »
Will stick with original base and antenna for now until paint and clear coats off gas and harden..

Glass is in. I'm in need of the 3 piece lower cowl.
It was removed at some point when owned by the previous owner and not removed or installed properly.

I'm in need of your opinion.
Concerning body moldings along the doors and body, we have to decide if they go back on or leave them off.

I've seen Corrado with them off and on and like both. The issue of door dings is my concern.
Thoughts?



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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #73 on: Jun 27, 18, 22:23 »
Looking great and motivating me to get mine done soon.

Lower cowl, I was going to propose Spoonfed but it looks like they are sold out.

As far as the moulding goes, I lean on having them off but it depends what look you are going for.  It looks like you are not going entirely for OEM and having the moulding off might add a nice touch.  Realistically, with all the work being done on the car, do you think you will park it in tight spots or in risky locations?  That's the real question.

The other point is that not all door dings will be stopped by a door moulding either., it may save some but not all. :)

Just my thoughts.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #74 on: Jun 27, 18, 22:27 »
My thoughts exactly.

Even when I park all alone away from everyone, when I come back, everyone has parked next to me... I hate people...LOL.

Also lots of vehicles are taller than the Corrado and although I've had the mouldings one the whole time, I still get dings.
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #75 on: Jun 28, 18, 08:29 »
So it looks like the clips on the back of those three pieces of the cowl last for only one use ... attach to car and .... break when they're removed.
Even if I were to get the Spoonfed one, the clips don't come with it.
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?8752362-WTB-the-3-black-plastic-pc-under-the-windsheild-wipers&highlight=windshield+cowl
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #76 on: Jun 28, 18, 08:59 »
The MK7 doesn't have moldings and I get dings from people's doors. Not all but a couple are where the moldings were on my MK4 so I suspect it would have prevented those.

I guess it depends how OEM you want to go. You could maybe put them on right now and remove them later too.

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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #77 on: Jun 28, 18, 09:07 »
Getting there- keep up the good work!


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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #78 on: Jun 28, 18, 09:23 »
Leave mouldings off the car  :thumbup:


As for the lower trim just email James the owner of spoonfed he will help you out and try to get you what you need. I would order a bunch of things from them while your at it. I know the floor matts, lower70mm lip and raintray are all top notch products!
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Re: Robert's Corrado G60 Autobody restoration
« Reply #79 on: Jun 28, 18, 14:48 »
Re assembly is happening!
Emailed James already. now wait to hear back.
Already have his floor mats and G60 door mouldings.

Side moldings need to be decided on.
« Last Edit: Jun 28, 18, 16:17 by kerobert »
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