Bought all my hoses, clamps, elbows, and vac lines to redo my pcv system, I'm also going to remove the evap, sai, and n249.
I'm still looking for some resistors, a block off plate, and a catch can.
I hope this damn thing runs good after this, I'm tired of playing mechanic, I buy vehicles to drive, not to work on them.
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So I have been thinking lately that it might be cool to buy something old and fix it up versus buying something new. I have been thinking about getting an old A1 or A2 golf. How hard is it to find one in decent shape?
I was thinking about finding one repainting it, rebuild engine or doing an engine swap, re-do the interior, and of course, wheels, suspension, yada yada. Basically, doing a resto-mod restore on it. Do y'all think it would cost a fortune to do that? I'd basically be rebuilding it as a daily and not a show queen. I'd want to drive it.
I have no idea what something like that would cost. Anyone have a ball park figure for something like? Keep in mind, that I have no skills, LOL. I can basically do electronics, wheels, and suspension. The rest of the work would have to be farmed out.
Or do I just say the hell with it and just buy my MKVI GTI?
Well Man, Looks like this:
buy the car for less than 500
Strip it down 0
buy a good motor to swap 500
standalone engine management 500-700
New injectors 200
Paint materials 200-500
interior carpet new 100
interior seats 250-?
all new rubber and seals 200+
new windshield installed 100
New controlarms/bushing/ball joints 250
New axles 200
New clutch 200-350
wheels and tires 750+
random hoses clamps/seals/gaskets 150
Total around 5500
Yeah this shizz is most of it. I have been helping out a bunch of mk1 guys through the years and have the prices figured out.
First of all GET RID OF THE FACTORY INJECTION. That stuff either works or doesn't. I am fighting that now.