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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:37 am

after chasing this car for a while, I finally managed to get it- a bit more than Id hoped as the pics I was given dont match the current condition anymore, but its all straight and honest and need a light restoration. My 16v KR will kindly be donating a few parts to repair the GT and there are a multitude of very small light rust patches all over the place

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The original steering wheel is there as well as the original fogs too. I beleive its a zender Z6 kit with a zender grill (corrected ta Ant). The car previously belonged to a chap called Mick who has known this car for years and it has previously featured in the now defunkt Revs magazine (id love a copy but they stopped publishing in '05). The car used to belong to the directors wife of Milton Keynes and has probably had the grill on right from the start. I have all the spares I need to restore it to standard as in the flyer below

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Here is my first obsession - non Jetta but a Golf

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Re: GTI Engineering Jetta GT (painted and been to some shows)

Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:06 am

Here is an article about one of its brethren from Performance Car May '86

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:12 am

Well done buddy you got it Very Happy the front grill by the way is a Zender front grill it was an option fitted by GTi engineering along with the kitt incidently the steering wheel was not made by but provided by Zender and rebranded GTi Engineering it was made by Italvolanti as seen here

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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:22 am

ta Ant! Corrected now. Ive 2 other GTI Engineering steering wheels too

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:35 am

what the same as the one in the GT? ive got 1 spare but its knackerd. got to admit im gelous you have the front fogs ive only got the 1, would you belive to get a set its gonna cost 90 from the states. Has your GT got leccy windows?

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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:44 am

no its manual windows. Its only 90 for a new pair of fogs so it aint that bad really. Not the same steering wheels, but if you have a look in my golf build thread theres some pics there. Remember that Ill be paying 5 times what you did! Ive also bought front and rear NOS GT badges but they were very expensive for what they were! Things are much harder to find these days- Ive been modifying Golfs and playing with the odd jetta for nearly 10 years now and Im shocked at how spares are so thin on the ground these days. The last 4 years have been somewhat of a bugger for me, but its now time to play again

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Post by pipster on Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:09 pm

re2 wrote:Ive also bought front and rear NOS GT badges but they were very expensive for what they were!

Is the plain "Jetta" rear badge as on yours available NOS anywhere ?
I have the front and rear GT badges and plan to re-badge my GTI as a GT so it's just that one I need!
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Post by manzi on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:19 pm

phoooooow wow check those fogs out. kinda sends my eyes funny just lookin at em.

ant, it would be ace at a show if you could get 2 GTI engineering's on show Wink
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Post by re2 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:30 pm

the badge is mobsolete and really hard to find in mint or good condition. Try ebay.de schriftzug is the word you need

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Post by liam. on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:11 am

wow

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Post by re2 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:13 pm

in fact here is a couple of NOS rear badges

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:35 pm

that looks ermm costly Laughing You can get them from the states from time to time but yes very rare i managed to get my hands on a spare one thank god

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Post by Mexican on Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:54 pm

GTs r so cool in a wierd sort of way!
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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 am

its a perverse 80's thing

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Post by Mexican on Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:42 pm

thats it! bang on the money1

specially those twin headlights!

pure 80s automotive porn!!
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Post by re2 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:20 pm

recent pics

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Here are some pics I was sent when it was a little prettier

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Post by manzi on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:27 pm

wow Shocked
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Post by popeye on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:32 pm

i remember the 2 times it was on ebay.
sweeeet Laughing

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:02 am

how far have you got with her buddy has yours not got speakers in the front doors? scratch

Im starting to think mine had an audio upgrade

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Post by re2 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:23 pm

i dont have speakers in the front doors and it was basically specced from new. The only extra addition seems to be the zender grill. Im just waitng for money to turn up before I can do anything with the GT

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Post by re2 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:06 am

im going to collect this on sunday from its temp home to move it to another. It also looks like Ive found a painter to restore it, so hopefully that will get underway in the next couple of weeks

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Post by re2 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:36 am

well...... what an absolute bloody nightmare that was!!!!!

Leading up to the collection day id had this romatic vision of my 16v towing the GT on a trailer and what a sight that would be! Yeah..... thats not quite what happened. The day had turned wet and rubbish, and I wasnt able to collect the car until 2030 near Bedford way. Id been lent my girlfriend's, brother off-road racer trailor that their dad made. its a bloody good trailor built with Discovery wheels, and a good 20ft long. However, it realy wasnt suited to a lowered Jetta and so it skipped along behind me on the way down at a bit of an angle. It also needed ramps and was devoid of a winch. It was pretty dark when we got there (my girlfriend came along for a drive), and we couldnt get an answer from Micks phone. after some panicking, we got hold of him and the mission continued. The ramps id been given were plasic extendable ones used for large ride-on lawn mowers. Id extended these to their full legnth but the rear valance caught, so i had a cunning plan- I removed the pin and extended them further. Unfortunately that plan wasnt all that cunning! As Mick was reversing up the ramps, he booted it and instead of the GT majestically arriving on said trailor, all that happened was the front sections of the ramps seperating from the rear sections rather rapidly and the front of the Jetta nose-diving into the gravel. Oh f**k- quite a lot! So i had the car half on its nose and half on the trailor. Once the swearing has subsided, we jacked the car up as far as we dared on the front tow eye and then put a block of wood under the sump to keep the height

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Post by re2 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:23 am

ok, Im back from my portable xraying mission.

With the extra height, the trolley jack could get under the front of the car and with another block of wood, the car was jacked up as high as we dared. The trailor was lifted as high as we could with the dolly wheel- this resulted in the rear wheels of my 16v a few inches of the ground, and the general feeling of unease continued to grow! The ramps were put back together, and we started once again. The side skirts rested on the ramps, but what choice was there! it was getting darker and the drizzling rain had finally stopped for a while. We went for it and continued to reverse the GT up the ramps, but then there was a massive snap and bothe the ramps broke in the middle! Oh F**K!!!! F**K F**K F**K ! Luckily the car was far enough up the ramps to be encouraged up onto the trailor. By the time the car was strapped down and ready to leave Bedford, it was 2300 and the rain had started enthusiastically yet again. It was a long drive back at 45-50mph until we finally got back to Lincs, dropped the trailor at 0045 and I still had to drive to Derby. Needless to say there was some heated discussions about it all on the way home, but sometimes sh*t just happens. It was 0300 when i finally went to bed after a well deserved beer. Not the best adventure Ive had by far

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Post by 07jettamk5 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:21 am

The things you do for love cheers
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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:25 am

My god man i feel for you!! it must be somthing about the GT bug i had very similar issues when collecting mine although i tried to drive mine home Smile

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