|Quote, originally posted by bigger daddy »|
|All us MK1 and MK2 guys know who is in the know in Fort Wayne in the VW scene |
Any new MK1 or MK2 guys around will find their way to the promised land....
Well, he's probably going to quit procrastinating and finally post to this thread
Hi, I'm Brian and I'm one of the old farts in the Strictly German / Old Fort VW Club / KDF Gruppe. I turn 42 this month, and I've been driving and working on VW's since I was 10. There hasn't been a time in my life where I haven't had a least one watercooled VW in my garage.
Here's what I've currently got in the "fleet":
1986 GTI - nicknamed "the buzbomb" - I've owned this car since '91 and driven it pretty much daily. It's currently my winter / bad weather ride, and although it may not look like much there's a lot of tweaks and mods under the faded red paint. It's gonna get retired soon as it's got rust in all the wrong places. I've also got two other MK2 GTI shells / parts cars that were going to be used to resurrect this old friend of mine, but plans sorta changed this fall... (blu98gtivr6, I think you "found" me on Lima Road about a month back while I was driving back from lunch in this car).
2000 Jetta VR6 - I bought this one new from Vordermans in July of 2000, got to drive it about 4 times then my wife took it over. Needless to say I don't get much wheel time in it, but that's no biggie, I got plenty of other stuff to putter around in. Sooner or later she'll total it and I'll use the parts for a MK2 VR swap
1989 Rabbit Cabriolet - bought this one for my birthday in 2001, and it's currently the "nice summer car" of the fleet. The summer after I picked this one up, it decided it had found a "sucker" and immediately started shedding all of it's maintanence parts, and I've spent most of the past 3 years putting time / effort / parts / $$$ / skin / blood into it - and it's finally paying off. Recaros, Momo, Bilstein / H&R, TT, etc...
1983 Rabbit GTI - affectionately known as Rusty. Bought this one in September for $300 from a local guy The Captain and I have been trying to track down for a couple years, he finally retired and didn't wanna deal with it anymore so I snagged it up. Put a bunch of work / time into it, got to drive it for 3 days until the rear passenger side axle mounting point rusted thru the subframe
1984 Rabbit GTI - "Rusty 2.0", exact same car as original Rusty only this one ain't got the subframe rot. Just picked it up in Grand Rapids three weeks ago, many good parts from Rusty have already made the transition. Gonna hopefully have plates on it this week, and it'll make it's maiden appearance this Saturday at "the clubhouse". This car will either get a 2.0 ABA bottom end / JH head swap or the 2.0 16v that's sitting around the garage will get tossed in.
1994 Jetta - "The BeatJet". When we rescued this thing from one of our super-secret junkyards, it had a bad auto tranny and at least one dent in every body panel. Swapped out the bad auto for a supposed working auto that promptly died. Tyler, Mike and I did the 5-speed swap in this car in a weekend, and now my brother-in-law is driving it as his first dub
2004 Ford F150 - the "Touareg Pickup Prototype". It's the only white F150 in town with a VW plate on the front. That story can wait until the GTG to tell. I use this beast to haul around the parts cars and to make trips to the fabled "super-secret junkyards" (and many of the current club members have taken that blindfolded ride in the bed in January, believe me)...
I've got a garage / basement full of parts, a bunch more over at the clubhouse, and I'm an incurable junkyard scrounger. I eat, live, breath and sleep VW. Fortunately, I even get to work with VW, as well as Audi, Maserati, and Ferrari.
I'm all for meeting at the IHOP on the 9th of January - I'll have plates on Rusty 2.0 and it's been too long since we've all gathered together. The IHOP meetings were cool, it's nice not to get eaten by mosquitoes while we're talking
Alright, enough for now - next time I'll fill ya'll in on our biggest asset, "The Captain" and his wonderful "clubhouse"...
Woot - page three is mine!!!
Modified by buzbomb4 at 10:55 PM 1-2-2008