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How are the side mouldings on the '04 R held on?? Double sided tape?? If they are just taped on, when you "peel them off" are there any holes behind them that go through the door or is it just smooth the whole way across?? If there are no holes, has anyone left the mouldings off to give it a more "smooth" look from the side?? Guessing from seeing that everyone takes them off, paints 'em, and puts them back on, maybe there is something that is behind them that prevents you from leaving them off??
 

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Re: ?'s about the Side Mouldings (s60rdood)

A big 2" recess.<br>You can SEE the indentation if you looked at it before you asked <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: ?'s about the Side Mouldings (s60rdood)

They are held there with double sided tape, but there are also pins that go through the panel, leaving holes if removed. The mouldings are in an panel indentation, so not very smooth result if removed. Looks like something is missing when they're missing.<p>Edit: And Mr. JRL types two minutes quicker than me.
 

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Re: ?'s about the Side Mouldings (JRL)

It is def. not a 2" recess, mayyybe 1/2" at the widest point, if that...<p>But if there are pins going though to the inside where water could get in, i guess it's not such a good idea to leave them off.
 

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Re: ?'s about the Side Mouldings (DocG)

Oh, ok, understandable now....I wouldn't mind the 2" vertical width, and with the very slight recession, if there were no holes behind it (like there are), I don't think it would look all that bad....it would be different yes, but I don't think it would be bad.
 

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Re: ?'s about the Side Mouldings (s60rdood)

Yes, it would
 

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take 'em off and bondo and paint the recess.<p>post pics. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You'd think that someone would have done just that for a show car or something. But the doors require more work that just bondo to make them look good without the mouldings. A good body-guy can hammer these doors to any shape with a slightly more effort that prepping the mouldings. I mean those guys who can bend the steel without using 1/2 inch plaster to get it smooth. I have massaged out dents from these doors, and the steel is very malleable and easy to work with. Also access to the rear of the panel is pretty easy.<p>I would not think of it myself, but hey, do it just for the science!
 

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1st of all that statement is ludicrous.<br>Do you have any idea how much work it takes to "pound" out about 16 feet of door<br>(both sides) and make it <B>perfectly smooth</B>?<br>Now going beyond that, you have the steel door safety beams right about where you're going to "pound out" the door so if you think it's so easy to do, I suggest you find a gunnea pig to try it.<br>This kind of body work is one of the hardest to do properly
 

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Yep. I just wanted to make your day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You know I was bulsh*tting on the pounding part, but I just wanted to get your response. Cause you can be so damn funny when you get all serious.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>"Irregardless", the door won't be any good without some metalwork if the moldings are removed. You need very thick plastering otherwise, which you know is not a good idea. Hopefully someone tries something along these lines, since I'd really like to see how it would look.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mika</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You'd think that someone would have done just that for a show car or something. But the doors require more work that just bondo to make them look good without the mouldings. A good body-guy can hammer these doors to any shape with a slightly more effort that prepping the mouldings. I mean those guys who can bend the steel without using 1/2 inch plaster to get it smooth. I have massaged out dents from these doors, and the steel is very malleable and easy to work with. Also access to the rear of the panel is pretty easy.<p>I would not think of it myself, but hey, do it just for the science!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I shaved the mouldings on my old car. Looked really clean and good for 2 years, then the bondo started to crack. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mika</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>"Irregardless"<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>IR</B> REGARDLESS ?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Not a word...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>IR</B> REGARDLESS ?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Not a word...</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Man you ARE serious <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> TEH FUNNEY!!! ROTLMAO<p>Hey, I am definitely going to keep on doing this. Haven't had so much fun on others' expense for a while. And I'm not even that drunk yet.<p>(No offense Jim, you're okay, old man)
 

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Well, I have word that everyone, including <I>probably</I> you, improperly spells and mispronounces.<br>It's become so prevelent today that the <B>incorrect </B>pronounciation (and spelling) will probably become the<B> correct</B> pronunciation and spelling in another generation or so, (really)!<br>It's my favorite. My exwife got me on it over 30 years ago and she is/was right.<br>The problem is, is that if I put the word here and spell it properly the cat will be out of the bag. One has to do this in person.
 

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Oh no, not me Jim. You see, I am a hyphenated American and English is not my first language; I had to learn to spell and speak it at the same time. Me don't make no errors, like, ever. <p><br>That irregardless thing, that cracks me up every time I hear it, especially in business situations. But language is fluid, especially English. The Brits are fairly sure that we don't really use it correctly in America.<p>This thread is getting off topic, sorry folks, my apologies.
 

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irregardless<br>One entry found for irregardless.<br> <p>Main Entry: ir·re·gard·less <br>Pronunciation: "ir-i-'gärd-l&s<br>Function: adverb<br>Etymology: probably blend of irrespective and regardless<br>nonstandard : REGARDLESS<br>usage Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead. <p><A HREF="http://www.m-w.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.m-w.com</A><p>IT IS A WORD, not that you should use it, but it is a word!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...I have word that everyone, including <I>probably</I> you, improperly spells and mispronounces...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let's all try to guess Jim's word.<p>I'll start:<p>Is it "poser" being used for "poseur" ?<p>
 
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