Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you know the symbol for the Imperial fleet? You will after the end of this build.
If Darth Vader was to drive a car you might think it would be a VW and you would hope it's this
Jetta Sport Wagen (JSW).
I was looking forward to this one knowing the amount of little things that would bring it all together. We will start with the painted pieces, most importantly the tank.
Using a base coat of United Gray as a start, I was then able to lay down the time consuming Imperial emblems, next a reflex silver was sprayed over. After removing the mask, a House of Kolors Red Apple candy coat was layered over the symbols. Next the JSW was sprayed in a Star Wars font and a final clear coat was added.
The interior trim of the car along with the rear view mirror was also treated with the same technique.
The Trunk build was next which started with ripping out the factory rear cargo panels and making room for the 2 Viair Compressors, one on each side. A layer of Dynomat was put down to help quiet the drone of the 2 compressors. New side panels were then created to conceal the compressors.
Using part of the factory false floor in the JSW, the tank was mounted along with a trim piece to give the rolling floor effect. All of the Accuair E-level components were stored underneath the false floor as well as the wiring and plumbing.
The Accuiar E-level controller was then placed in the a custom molded plastic pod covered in black vinyl to match the interior. Removing the console to access and remove the cup holder, the new control pod mount was mounted in its' place.
The suspension components consist of Airlift XL's front struts and Slam Specialties re-5 with D-cups. Controlling the ride height, the E-level arms were mounted as well to help this JSW find its' ride height.
Welcome to the "DARK SIDE"!
*Special thanks to D. Tek for some of the awesome shots of the car