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    1. Member kornjd's Avatar
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      10-03-2006 10:14 PM #1
      Hi Everyone,

      I'm going to start this thread as an ongoing journal on the progress of my first ever project car. WooHoo! I've been wanting a MkII Jetta 2 door for a long time, and this one just came up. I wasn't really looking for one, but you know how it goes.

      I'm not very mechanically inclined, but I plan to learn a lot in the process of building this car up. It's not going to be a daily driver, as I have a company car for that, currently a MkV Jetta TDI. (now MkV GTI, 07.2007)

      I've just purchased a 60/40 FK Hi-Tec kit for the car. It will likely eventually end up on coilovers, but for the time being, it's all I'm looking for in a drop.

      This isn't going to be an all-out crazy car. Just something to make me happy. I'm very much a fan of the 'clean' look, so it will likely always look restrained.

      Anyway, I'm really starting this thread for my own amusement and to keep a record of everything.

      Feel free to post comments.

      And so we begin:

      1990 Volkswagen Jetta 2dr 1.8 5-sp
      207,000 KMs
      Black on Grey Cloth

      (images updated to Photobucket ... Sep 30 2007)

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      10-03-2006 10:19 PM #2
      wow, that interior is CLEAN!

      great find....


    3. 10-03-2006 10:37 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by kornjd »

      holy rusted fuel filter!

      the car looks really clean. good luck


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      10-03-2006 10:40 PM #4
      mmmm rusty and leaky...
      good start though!


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    5. 10-03-2006 10:54 PM #5
      Great starter- have fun!

    6. 10-03-2006 10:58 PM #6
      wo

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      10-03-2006 11:01 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by 16vMax »

      holy rusted fuel filter!

      Yeah, I saw that. I'm going to replace it soon.

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      10-03-2006 11:07 PM #8
      Actually, I have a question. I also have this car:

      I bought it for my brother so he'd have something to drive, but he destroyed it. I'm thinking maybe rather than selling it, I should be pulling parts from it, then scrapping the body. It's a real shame because the car was in really nice condition before he got a hold of it.

      Any suggestions as to what I should be taking from this car before I get rid of it? I'm thinking ECU among other things. I don't have the space to keep it as a shell and pull parts off at will...




      Modified by kornjd at 10:33 AM 9-30-2007

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      10-03-2006 11:18 PM #9
      can i have the big bumper lip?
      Your car sucks, and we have a team of experts working around he clock to prove it.

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      10-03-2006 11:28 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by anthegreat1 »
      can i have the big bumper lip?

      IM sent.

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    11. 10-03-2006 11:36 PM #11
      whats the stain on the front seat from? can i get it out? im diggin those seats, mine are starting to get burnt to **** cuz of my retarded friends, been wanting something diff. but not pricey and im only a short drive away

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      10-03-2006 11:51 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by mesk »
      whats the stain on the front seat from? can i get it out? im diggin those seats, mine are starting to get burnt to **** cuz of my retarded friends, been wanting something diff. but not pricey and im only a short drive away

      IM sent.

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      12-02-2006 07:43 PM #13
      I meant to post this a few weeks ago. I went out to the car to check something, and noticed this:

      Wicked. Someone took my radio. Nice. Now I'm afraid to replace it and get that ripped off too. Kinda sucks driving with no music...




      Modified by kornjd at 10:35 AM 9-30-2007

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      12-02-2006 07:53 PM #14
      So I did a few more things ... I replaced the banana markers and the front lenses to something a little darker:

      Now, you may be wondering why the metal piece below the grille is white. Well, the grille that the car came with had some broken clips (surprise!) so I took the one off the white car from above and replaced a very brown headlight.

      I also figured that it was about time to get the car closer to terra firma. Here's a before picture (sorry for the crappy night shot):

      And here are some shots from the install (thanks to Dragan at Metro Garage!):

      And the end result:

      That's all for now! Thanks for looking!


      Modified by kornjd at 10:42 AM 9-30-2007


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    15. 12-02-2006 07:56 PM #15
      Nice ride and it will look good when your done with it. The thing is there is a lot of work to get done to handle that rust.

      Either way...good luck with it!


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      12-02-2006 08:19 PM #16
      Looks good buddy!!!

    17. 12-02-2006 09:03 PM #17
      Good Start and Good Luck, Cant wait to see this thing done.

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      12-03-2006 03:36 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Germanpower SLC »
      Nice ride and it will look good when your done with it. The thing is there is a lot of work to get done to handle that rust.

      Either way...good luck with it!

      It's actually pretty clean. A few problem areas like the PS fender and the base of the windshield, but other than that ... not bad all around. The area around the gascap is rust free!

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      12-03-2006 03:37 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by GINCH »
      Looks good buddy!!!

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      12-03-2006 03:38 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by ntfhdub92 »
      Good Start and Good Luck, Cant wait to see this thing done.

      Thanks! You and me both ... although... are they really ever done? HA HA

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    21. 12-03-2006 11:10 AM #21
      That is a really clean car to start with. I like the white one to, it really doesn't look like it needs much at all to be nice.

      The lowering springs make it look so much better. I would recommend taking of the gril and spraying that strip black, it would make a huge difference and with a little prep work and time, the paint should turn out fine (if you buy the stuff at the parts store that matches the OEM color).

      Good luck with it, a lot better of a start than mine...


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      12-03-2006 11:14 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Free ’89 Jetta GLI »
      That is a really clean car to start with. I like the white one to, it really doesn't look like it needs much at all to be nice.

      The lowering springs make it look so much better. I would recommend taking of the gril and spraying that strip black, it would make a huge difference and with a little prep work and time, the paint should turn out fine (if you buy the stuff at the parts store that matches the OEM color).

      Good luck with it, a lot better of a start than mine...

      Thanks man. I'm planning on painting that strip. It's driving me insane. I don't drive it daily so it's easier to let it slide. I'll probably do it next week, and even then I'm just going to rattle can it. I'm planning on ending up with a Rallye front end anyway.

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    23. 12-03-2006 12:10 PM #23
      I have to say, I like that white strip.

    24. 12-03-2006 02:15 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by TMT McCon2 »
      JETTA SUCK UNLESS THEY ARE AS GOOD AS MINE AND THERE ISNT ANY AS GOOD AS MINE

      Nice jetta man, stance looks alot better.


      Modified by novascotiadub at 11:19 AM 12-3-2006


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      12-03-2006 07:24 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by novascotiadub »


      Nice jetta man, stance looks alot better.


      Modified by novascotiadub at 11:19 AM 12-3-2006

      Thanks!

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    26. 12-03-2006 07:33 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by kornjd »
      Thanks man. I'm planning on painting that strip. It's driving me insane.

      Mine is worse though. My jetta is white and it has a painted white grill (flaking off and somewhat cracked) with a black strip along the bottom with the VW emblem painted gold. It really couldn't look much worse.


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      12-04-2006 12:02 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Free ’89 Jetta GLI »

      Mine is worse though. My jetta is white and it has a painted white grill (flaking off and somewhat cracked) with a black strip along the bottom with the VW emblem painted gold. It really couldn't look much worse.

      Gold VW emblem? Ha ha nice.

      Did you get it like that?

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      03-15-2007 12:58 AM #28
      It's been a while since I posted something, so here is a list of the things that were done since last time...

      - replaced the starter motor
      - painted the black grill strip
      - installed the wheels
      - applied 20% tint all around
      - resprayed the grill flat black
      - sprayed the VW grill logo gloss black

      The car's starting to come together slowly. I'm not sure about the wheels anymore though. I really want ATS Cups...

      Anyway, I have a Jetta GTX 4 spoke steering wheel, and a spoiler from the same car, so those have to be installed. Stay tuned!




      Modified by kornjd at 2:21 AM 7-27-2007

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      03-28-2007 12:12 AM #29
      Whoa, coupes lookin' nice Ian, I remember the time myself and Rom dropped off the Trophy set off at the stealership, big difference and I'm diggin' the stance.

      I HATERS If you are looking for older VW parts you usually check the wreckers, You want over priced junk? hit up B3VW Hasan.

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      03-28-2007 12:41 AM #30
      Nice whip bro. Keep up the good work


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      04-03-2007 11:36 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by 16v Ruckus »
      Whoa, coupes lookin' nice Ian, I remember the time myself and Rom dropped off the Trophy set off at the stealership, big difference and I'm diggin' the stance.

      Thanks Ruckus.

      Those Trophys are so sweet. I don't think my friend has installed them yet though. He's only now getting his car back on the road after a long winter in Calgary.

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      04-03-2007 11:37 PM #32
      P.S. I'm removing the tint. I hate it.
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    33. 04-04-2007 12:59 AM #33
      Nice ride man, the cool thing is that im in about your same boat except that my car is green with 2 more doors and I do daily it.

      Keep up the good work, and if you get tired of the wheels man, leme know


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      07-12-2007 09:18 PM #34
      It's been a while since I last posted something ...

      I've since:

      - installed a basic CD player
      - replaced the fuel filter
      - added some various trim pieces around the interior that were missing
      - replaced the 20% tint with 35% on the front windows

      The coupe's at the body shop now getting:

      - a new passenger side fender
      - a GTX (GLI) spoiler installed
      - various touch ups
      - a fender antenna delete (with a plug, for now)
      - driver's door thin moulding

      I've got some ATS Cups on order with some 195 45R15 Toyo T1Rs coming from Tunershop.

      I'll post some pics when it's done and get the other pics working.

      This is pretty much what the car looks like now, except with the two front windows a little lighter:

      Ian.


      Modified by kornjd at 10:52 AM 9-30-2007

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      07-12-2007 10:53 PM #35

      looks great


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