I bought ANOTHER one. 87 5-cyl wagon autotragik. Low miles and NO rust...MA shore and literally no rust. Thank you elderly owners with garages! I'm going to fix it up and sell it off. I didn't want it to get scrapped. Needs some brake work and an interior cleaning. Pics when I pick it up next week.
I'm thinking I'll dye the seats black along with the headliner and really black it out. I do have the front MK3 Trek heated seats that I'm planning on fitting in there and they're already black also...It's going to be my daily so I guess I'll make it just how I like it, rather than worry about keeping it stock. Plus a warm butt in the Cape Cod winter would be nice.
Winterized the Q today with some 10w-30, a top-off on the antifreeze, and installed the ski racks. Also installed some studded snows on some steel rims I got for $200. The rims were pretty rusty but I cleaned them up and painted them black and they look great! Just in time for a romp in some pow after the first big snow storm of the season... I can't believe how well she performed. The snow was over a foot deep in spots! Check out my pics...
Finally I can contribute to this thread: My QSW has been neglected for two years now, the engine is out and I have another to install but I wanted to take care of the rust in the engine bay.
Unfortunately it would take forever to get the job done correctly and I don't have that kind of time on my hands these days (too many things!!!). So I sanded the rust tonight and got it ready to paint tomorrow with some rust encapsulator from eastwood. If I can just stop the rust from spreading and get the new engine in soon I'll be a happy man. I went whole hog on my scirocco engine bay and it took a loooong time.
Been working like crazy and haven't had any time to put the quantum on the lift. So I did some clean up on the new motor. Slow progress but it's gettin there.
So I didnt do it today, but over the last couple weeks:
Started rusty and tan in color
Sanded it down
Painted it flat black in bed liner
Heat gun melted the flares to re-black
Dropped it about 2inchs
Threw on some snowflakes
Smoked the front corners
Partially smoked the tails
Little tune up- plugs/wires
And back on the road as a daily... tint coming next week.