Type: Posts; User: silverspeedbuggy
Just to clarify: I'm not stating that those who do this to their own cars are 'bastardizing' them. I'm stating for this car I won't be doing any of that. The condition this car is in deserves to...
Wow. Keep it stock. These cars are very difficult to come by in this condition and low miles.
Thanks man. I'm definitely leaning OEM+. Some 14" or 15" wheels with a slight suspension drop. Much like my Scirocco 16V, this car deserves to be honored and not bastardized. That may be a harsh...
Did some more detailing today. Minus the rust spots on the exterior, I'm floored by the condition of this car!
Found out a couple of other things:
1. My car was built in Germany
2. The original owner bought it 5 days after my 15th birthday. Nerdy, but fun.
HOLY CARP! I just checked the title; it IS NOT a 1987! The seller told me it was an 87 and I just took his word for it. The original owner purchased it on January 19, 1989. I checked the doorjamb and...
Thru a strange twist of fate, I now have another 80s VW; a 1989 Jetta:
Some more pics:
Picked up some stuff at the local Autozone. From the post above my attempts to bleed the brakes did not go so well.
Running project total:
Brake bleeder and muffler weld:...
Thanks! I'm trying to decide which direction to take it in: resto-mod, OEM+, or retro-hood-ridey look. First off I have to get a couple of things sorted out. Brake pedal is very soft. I tried...
This car fell in my lap.
- 1989: the owner originally thought it was an 87, but it's actually an 89.
- 1 owner (he's 92 and still active!)
- 67000 miles
- a/c (still works!)
- all original
The guy does look like crap when he opens the door to the garage. :laugh:
I'm 90% sure I'll be attending, I'm just the type that hates to RSVP yes and then not show due to life issues. I'm getting the new-to-me exhaust installed later this week, and with that the car is...
NOT a photoshop. Go see it. See it today. Call off work. Cancel any appointments or meetings. I can't wait to see it again.
The Peerless Motor Company
- Founded in Cleveland Ohio
- Built first car in 1902
- Experienced great expansion from 1905...