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WCR Mk2 European Headlight Adjuster Clips

WRC’s Mk2 Scirocco European headlight adjuster kits are now in stock. These clips replace your broken clips with newly redesigned units. Made in house at WRC North.

We drew up extremely detailed CAD files of these European Headlight Adjuster Clips here at West Coast Roccos. While doing so, we redesigned and changed the tolerances to make them easier to install. They also retain a nice tight fit, just like OEM. We also updated the designs to be stronger, which makes them less likely to break when installing them. The pivot ball clips are very similar to the OEM clips, slightly thicker, with same rotation of the OEM ball end screws. These are also not as brittle as the OEM units. Most importantly, the low and high beam frame mounting clips are already tapped with threads, ready to install. These are ready to install into your ball end screws upon arrival.

We have two options, if you need a whole new kit, or just rebuild the ones you already have.  Click her for the headlight clip kit or click here for  ball end adjuster pivot clip kit only.

These kits do not include headlights, headlight bracket, ball end pivots or adjuster screws. Some clips may be a different colors (Gray, black, or white) due to availability of materials. Most of our clips will be white or gray, but they will all be the same color.

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BBS Wheel Refinishing – Before and After.

BBS Wheel Refinishing – Before and After.

Before the restoration started. Note the curb rash.

We’ve been trying to source BBS RS 4×100 wheels and the only way we can get them efficiently is to do some BBS Wheel Refinishing. We purchased these 3 piece BBS RS wheels from our contact overseas and had them shipped directly to our WCR North shop. These BBS RS wheels came into the shop as 15”x6.5, 5×114.3 and looking pretty rough.

First, we start by stripping them down. For the lips, we started repairing the lips with some minor welding. The nex set was to machine and polish the lips to make them look perfect. Then, on the faces, we filled the 5×114 PCD lug holes with weld. We machined the welds flat and redrilled them to 4×100 PCD. We use a Jet Mill, index the wheels with a Accurite DRO and a coaxial indicator we we could drill a perfect PCD. Furthermore, we clean all 128 BBS wheel bolts, valve stems and tumbled them. We have a vibratory tumbler we use with walnut media for 24 hours.

After Refinishing

After this, we chemical strip, blast the centers, mask critical areas and powder coated with Porsche silver and clear coat powder. Disassembled the center caps, stripped, polished the nuts and found authentic red BBS caps from the UK. Then we reassemble, torque to spec and seal. Before the first wheel was finished we had them sold. In conclusion, these turned out amazing! We are always searching for a few more sets.

If you need a set or want yours refinished to your specifications, contact us at the West Coast Roccos North location.

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Canada Rocc – Part 2 – Buffing & 3D Printing

Buffing Canada Rocc started early this week. The paint had burned marks from the previous owner but over all the paint looks pretty amazing considering how it arrived at the shop. We used Meguiars Ultra Cut 105 compound, then buffed with Meguiars Mirror Glaze 205 compound. We still need to do a Meguiars Mirror Glaze 3 compound buff on it, but it’s off to a really good start.

We also needed to address some of the parts that are either missing, hard to find or no longer available. I started drawing the missing parts in Fusion 360 CAD. I then 3D printing parts on our Any Cubic Photon 3d resin printer. I printed some mirror adjusting knobs, badge retainer clips and some bumper trim tests. The bumper trim is no longer available and we are talking to a company to have them remanufactured in black and red.  

Stay tuned for more updates on this project and products. Coming up in future posts: Upholstery repair, B Pillar prep & decal install, 2.25″ Techtonics Tuning exhaust and engine maintenance.

B Pillar Restoration

BBS RS Wheels

Upholstery Repair

 

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Canada Rocc – Part 1

Last week we scored a 1989 8v Canadian Scirocco. We ran the VIN through Carfax and it looked like it was a well-maintained car. We bought it sight unseen at a decent price. We knew nothing about the car except for the fact that it was straight and looked fairly complete. The owner disclose the fact that it had a bad radiator and needed a battery.

All the photos looked great so we made a offer and send a tow truck to pick it up. This is how it came in. See photos.

The paint was very oxidized. But after buffing a small section, we were pleasantly surprised that the paint looked so good.

It was missing a driver side door card, window switch and the wiring was disconnected. Luckily most of the stuff was easily fixable and the hardest part of this car will be bringing the paint back to life.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project as a progress.

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Teaser Video

We’ve got a very special build starting in our SoCal shop. It’s a real “tribute” to the owner.

Stay tuned, join and subscribe to the WCR – YouTube page to follow the entire build process of all our cars.

 

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Mk1 Fuel Filler Products

In conjunction with our fuel filler neck hoses, WCR now has more Mk1 fuel filler products. These items include fuel filler decals and OEM NOS fuel pipes. If you’re looking for brand new fuel filler parts for your Scirocco restoration, click on these link and order yours today.

Fuel Filler Decal Fuel Filler Hose Filler Neck Pipe 531201109B
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Mk2 Scirocco 16v Antennas, Which are proper?

We’ve been asked a few times, “Which antenna is the the proper 16v Antennas for my Mk2 Scirocco?” Well the answer is here. PN: 357 035 503 A / 357035503A. Mk3 and up antennas have a slightly different angle than the Mk2 Sciroccos do. As seen in this photo, the Mk2s are 135º / 45º while most all other later VWs are 120º/ 60º depending on what side you are measuring.

Make sure you get the correct 16v Antennas for your Mk2. They look a little funny if the wrong one is on the roof.

If you have any questions that need fielded, feel free to email us and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

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More New Mk1 Products Available

WCR has more Mk1 products available now. Rear tail light seals, stainless steel TV headlight adjusters and mounting clips. All made in house here at West Coast Roccos North. Stay tuned as these products are added to our shopping page.

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Scirocco European Bumpers

Our Mk1 Scirocco European Bumpers are used units that are reconditioned and refurbished in house. We disassemble the entire bumper, chemically strip the rebar and brackets. After this, we coat with a rust inhibitor agent, then powder coat them the OEM colors. Silver rebar and satin black bracket.

Bumpers being restored – White paint mask to protect from texture.

The ABS plastic bumper covers are repaired if there are any dents, scratches or dings. We plastic weld any cracks or areas that are too deep to sand out. After this, we use our proprietary process to prep, texture and spray them a satin black. Right back to factory colors.

Kit comes with both front and rear plastic Mk1 Scirocco European bumpers. Contact us if you are looking for just a front and rear as sometimes we have an extra in stock.

Part numbers are as followed – Front – 531807821 / 531 807 821 / Rear – 531807824 / 531 807 824

Powder coated silver rebars

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