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

Post by jettamk2coupe on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:27 am

Reading this is all too familiar, been in similar situations far too many times! What I will say is that now i've got a Brian James car trailer and suitable towing vehicle (the Missus' Touran) so if anyone ever needs use of a car trailer within the club I could possibly assist for cost of fuel, just a thought cos I know how hard it can be to arrange sometimes!
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Post by re2 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:10 pm

ive always rented proper trailers in the past, and will continue to do so after this adventure. Its hard to turn down a favour from your girlfriends dad though

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Post by re2 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:22 pm

so long as you wipe it off and dont let me see you sex wee on my car! :blink:

Heres some camera-phone pics from the crappy collection night

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and heres a pic of the 16v with its arse off the floor (looks like a Country!!)

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Heres some pics just prior to unloading (2 weeks after collecting it)

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I ended up backing up to a corn-dryer which had a 6" higher floor than the yard, and letting all the tyres down on the trailor, and then using some shorter metal ramps. I then gave it a rag along the farm track to celebrate!!

Here are the two together

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Post by wiggy on Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:06 pm

We don't care about the pains they cause when we fetch them for they drive even better when they done lol! lol!

I had my share off probleme's as well so I know what u went thru Rolling Eyes
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Post by re2 on Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:04 am

ill be using a regular car trailer next time!

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Post by jetta88 on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:25 pm

Something about an alpine white mk2 jetta- does it for me.
go an 87 gti
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Post by jetta88 on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:45 pm

cruizin Run an alpine white 87 gti small bumper model and love it.
cheers
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Post by re2 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:47 pm

but i do as a daily car.......

I cant wait to drive the GT though!

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Post by re2 on Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Well, things have moved on a bit. I rang the painter the other day to let him know Id still like him to do it, and llo and behold, he only wants it to arrive asap! Shite! Here the start of I just dont know what kind of journey with this project.

Ive stripped most of the external furniture and made a start on the internals. Atm Im leaving the engine in as i only want a light restoration and to try and keep as much as possible original. Paint, an interior refresh, and replace anything that needs it now. Ive started to make a list, and as soon as Ive found where I put it, Ill post it in the Wanted section.

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It hasnt all be positive. Theres rust on every sill upper where the door rubber joins- some worse than others. 3 out of the 4 manual winders have rusted solid, and at some point theres been a wet boot episode leading to too much corrosion on the rear panel seams.

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However, as many have already seen with my Syncro, Im better at taking things apart than putting them back together again........ but at least i drove the Syncro around for 2 months, and so far Ive only driven this 5 miles!

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:02 pm

Buddy it will all come right in the end belive me and when it does youll be over the moon with what will be a mighty fine project car Smile

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Post by re2 on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:06 pm

this is way easier than the syncro project, but that boot rust has bummed me out!

oh, and I think Ive also deciphered the original reg under the crossed out window etching

C990 WTL

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Post by samthejettaman on Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:29 pm

Mexican wrote:thats it! bang on the money1

specially those twin headlights!

pure 80s automotive porn!!
i agree! cheers
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Post by Dirtydubber on Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:58 pm

Stick with chap it will be worth it im sure. Im jealous of the fact you own it!! let alone restoring one!
As far as the back panel goes i had a little misshap with my 16v jetta when in got hit up the rear by a pug 309 and when we looked into repairing it a new back panel was sourced it was a great fit lined up with the rear quarter panels and floor pan a treat and if you spend good time getting the seam sealer looking standard you will never know!
If you shop around a bit you will be surprised at just how cheap you can buy a hole panel up for.
Mine was done about 8 years ago now and it still looks good.
I think mine was sourced through a company called mount space i did chose there best quality range though.
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Post by re2 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:41 am

ill stick with it. Its a shame i didnt have the cash for the 3k one on classiccars site, as thats now sold. Its off to get a new jacket on weds. Theres a few loitering about, so just keep your eyes peeled

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Post by jetta88 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:03 pm

so glad am not the only one into booted golfs.Head gasket just gone on my gti- so sorting my 1.6 tx jetta gotta be done. Keep up the good work
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Post by re2 on Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:26 pm

well......... it seems that mother nature has been improving the power to weight ratio over the last few years with the tin-worm!
Theres a massive smnag list of things i need to find. ive also decided against adding my own touch to the paintwork, and kept it 100% as its supposed to be........ maybe
Pics to follow

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Post by re2 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:53 pm

ok, so its time for a catch-up

The GT was finally stripped out about 2 and a bit weeks ago and taken from darkest Lincs to Bradford for its new coat

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I dropped it off with Simon along with the trailer and thought it would be a good idea to blag a brew at Junior's- especially as weve not met up too often this year. The trailer had to be back in Lincoln for 5pm, so it was only just over an hour since Id left the car and I returned to see Simon had cracked on quite a bit!

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Already the effects of a bodykit on the car for 23 years were starting to show, and I knew by the next visit there would be more........ However I wasnt expecting to arrive to a recent fire at the paint shop and a burnt out Suzuki jeep!

There had been an intense fire in the night that had started (been started??) by the metal doors. Luckily there really wasnt alot that was flammable, but the fire had reached the 2 storey roof and gone along its length. The fire brigade had arrived pretty sharpish and put the fire out. As they were fighting the fire, they blasted some doors and bonnets which fell off the wall and onto the car. Luckily the spray booth door took the brunt of it, but theres still some damage.

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I also inspected was was left of my rear panel, sills and wings. The sill I saw looked like a giant cheese grater

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All of this is fixable, except as I was leaving Junior's to come home, Simon rang to tel me that the 4 arch trims that were stored upstairs had been warped out of shape! No good!!

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So Im now on the look out for these trims. There are listed as Zender Typ 4529013. Please help if you know where any are!

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Post by popeye on Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:03 pm

gutted for you man, pale hope all goes well from now on. cruizin

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Post by venturbo on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:52 pm

That is a sorry sight to see and as Popeye said gutted for you Crying or Very sad .

Thankfully though it didn't end up a total loss cheers

Hope all goes well from now on.

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Post by popeye on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:01 pm

the bits at the top of the pic look very similar
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Post by re2 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:58 pm

yep that looks like a 3 dr kit. Im getting some leads so hopefully ill have it sorted soon!

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Post by Dirtydubber on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:33 pm

Worst case could you use a cut down set of ninty spec arch trims then plastic weld them and filler prime them a know it would be alot of arse but these cant be easy to find can they? Just an idea i might be talking complete boll....... though.
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Post by re2 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:56 pm

a heat gun may reshape them if the worst comes to the worst. I was getting a couple of leads from vortex, but one guy hasnt replied to pm's and the other just wants me to make an offer before he will even show me the parts!

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Post by popeye on Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:45 pm

check this out,
i think you might be in luck.
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Post by re2 on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:37 pm

ive also found that linik but ive had no reply. I think ive won the right parts from ebay.de. I couldnt get the part numbers and i wont count my luck until they are on the doorstep. Fingers crossed!

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