Finally got a chance to take some pictures yesterday after I did some work!! I recently got the Azev Type A's mounted. I was worried about the 205/55r16 tires rubbing in the rear, but they seem to clear pretty well going over bumps and stuff.. I mean the car isn't lowered, but compared to stock this wheel/tire set up is quite large and really fills the wheel wells. I'll be lowering it about an inch in the rear and an inch and a half in the front soon, once the front fenders get back on it lol.
IMG_8179 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
IMG_8182 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
IMG_8183 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
I also finished sound deadening the trunk today
IMG_8194 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
Also rebuilt the rear passenger fender with fiber glass.. Mostly as a measure to prevent rust. B2 passats have a plastic cover in the rear that holds up the breather tube for the fuel tank.. It traps and holds water like a sponge and causes the passenger fender to rot almost completely out as well as strut tower damage..
IMG_8192 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
So here is the rot all cut out with the inner fender rebuilt where rot was an issue and covered in weld through primer. I didn't bother cleaning the welds up because it's going to be covered in fiber glass anyway.
IMG_8180 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
Made some fingers, coated them in weld through primer and tacked them in place in an outward facing position. When I applied the fiber glass I then pressed the fingers into the fiber glass to act as reinforcement for the fiber glass.
IMG_8188 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
IMG_8189 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
IMG_8190 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
IMG_8191 by dougkehl1, on Flickr
Now that last picture looks horrid, but I have yet to sand it down. I assure you it will look much nicer tomorrow. It's already insanely strong which makes me happy. I was hesitant at first to try this out, but it saved me some time and I'm ok with that even though it's not how I would have preferred to fix it.
More pictures and progress to come tomorrow.