1st day at its new home thought id give it a wash
Hey guys this is my second mk2 the last one was tornado red mk2 golf when I was young and broke and ended up doing everything on a budget and eventually had to sell it. This time with a bit more experience and a bit more money looking to build an mk2 Jetta
I picked this up for £600 which is about $900
Very clean in and out and has only got 100,000 miles on the clock and a full service history.
With only 2 previous owners
As the UK isnít a fan of the mk2 Jetta and America is. I thought I would join a American based forum site so that there would be some people that know what theyíre talking about.
This yearís aim is to get it ready for the shows
Next yearís aim will be for a re-spray
And after that I will be looking for and engine conversion.
ive been looking for 9j ats cups for about three years now finally found some on ebay for £550 which is alot but after the amount of time looking for these im well happy. they will need a refurb but will be worth it.
9j on rear offset 15
7j fronts offset 28
the car isint lowerd yet just got some mates to sit in the bak
Thanks cyclops594 Iím looking for a pair of 8j's for the front or some 9j's but 8's will make the stance perfect.
I had them sent off 2day for refurbishment Iím going to bring them back to their former glory.
And Iíve also found some more about the history of the wheels by talking to the seller.
They started off life on a mk1 golf but after a bigger brake conversion they was sold to an ediot with a mk2 golf gti who treated them like shet not knowing how rare they were
ill keep you posted soon
as the wheels have been sent off i thought id start taking the interior apart for changeing ive sourced a set of mk4 golf recaro look seat from a local scrap yard these are the same wheels as my brothers old mk4 V5 and i got them off a mk4 v5
Iím happy that thereís no rust luckily for me the last 2 owners had the car garaged. So Iím going to have to keep this car out of the rain so yes it will be covered up
Iím going to adapt this to fit on to the new rear seat so that it would clip in just like the old seat as I donít want to modify the body with welding and cutting I want to keep the car unmolested
luckily the new interior is in mint condition but i would need to get the door cards retrimmed to match. but i love this interior as i always thought it looks to retro for mk4 golf and that it would look better in a mk2
Iíve been looking at the carpet for a while now Iíve found companies that will supply me with any carpet colour but they charge an arm and a leg for their carpets.
I like my carpet as its in very good condition especially after a good jet wash and clean.
I didnít want a black carpet I wanted a grey one to match the seats but the carpet Iíve got is faded so I was advised to use carpet dye by a local retrimming shop
Found this on eBay I chose this brand as Iíve heard goof feedback about it from friends that have used it. Iíve been told it needs to coats to make it black I am only guna use one coat as i want it to stay grey but a darker shade
to do this properly you have to spray it on then use a brush to scrub it in.
the end product is 50% darker.
I would recommend this to anyone once dried the paint does come off on close. Iíve even tried to scrub it off with o cloth but itís on strong
Iíve done the same thing on the rear parcel shelf and I got the rear panels retrimmed in leather as they were going beige and dirty looking and the parcel shelf was faded.
the ats cups will be used only for shows and summer use so ive just brought a set of azev c's 16" 7.5j im guna tyre strech these on a set of nankangs 165,45,16 (TYRE STREACH BABY ).
Love these wheels I sourced them from a guy in Germany that used them for 2 shows only and there in mint condition with their boxes and receipts.
Once they come ill take pictures Iíve also managed to get a mk2 golf front slam panel and headlights for £5 about $3 from a trade stand at the players show. This will go on until I get a rallye front or smoked jetta front headlights
Most people cut up the floor and modify the floor plan I wanted to keep the car unmolested so I created an adaptor plate that would allow the seat to just bolt in this idea was given to me by my brother veedubv5 who has commented on this build thread.
The adaptor plate was cut, welded, sand blasted and painted black the rear seat leg was cut and brought in this was also painted and the wheels where cut thinner to allow them to run on the mk2 tracks.
My brother built me a custom centre console for the head unit to fit in perfectly without any gaps this was done as I wanted to put the VDO gauges at the top.
I got these at a local scrap yard)
I rebuffed this and modified the top part of the old gear knob to fit
Great work so far
I just wish my Capri looked as clean as yours on the outside
West Coast creativity meets East Coast debauchery.
Gentlemen, we will be successful this year, if you can focus on three things, and three things only. Your family, your religion and the Green Bay Packers. -Coach Vince Lombardi
this only cost me
$3 for slam panel and lights
$10 for the grill
i used the jetta lower lip that had to be resprayed and modified a bit to fit..
i refurbed the headlights and slam panel which was mint so it just needed a clean and as for the headlights they needed a clean and spray.
delocked the passenger door and and put door armour on them..
The wheels arrived today
I tried them out and saw how they looked
I tyre stretched them on a set on 165/45/16
and Iíve also ordered these 2 items from SWG motorsport
big deep front grill spoiler which is deeper than the usual ones and headlight surrounds making the lights look smaller.
Iíve also colour codded the rear badges i saw this on the golf rallye and thought it looked good i also added a German flag after jetta and as for the front i just sprayed the front one black but had to sandblast the chrome plating off it.
And added some stickers
I was talking to veedubv5 who posted on this thread the other day. And I was saying to him there arenít any jackassís on my thread which is weird cos there usually a few *******s that like to ruin peoples thread wiv there lack of knowledge
And O look at this we have a bunch of sheep following each other posting ****
165/45/r16 on 7.5 16ís is a common stretch on a lot of the PVW cars itís even on wheel whores site
And as for reasoning for doing it I didnít want to play about with cutting the arches. Plus the rear wheels will be pushed out on a set of FK spacers 35mm each side.
Ok the ATS cups are back and I have to say they r looking hot
Iíve also refurbed the centre caps with Wolfsburg centre cap resin stickers
And painted them gloss black and lacquered them
And the car has been lowered and weíve cleaned the whole underside of the wheel wheals.
painted everything black but the brakes are gone they will be changed
The brakes will be changed when the engine is changed in the future but for now the standard brakes will just be renewed. Iíll keep u posted.
Those tires look terrible on that car. Car is way too big and bulky for 165s and definately not low enough.
You should have gone with 195/40/16s. Perfect size and it won't rub on anything no matter how low you go.
Thats what I used on mine about 5 years ago....
Last edited by Shawn O; 07-13-2010 at 03:54 PM.
yeh i understand wot ur sayin but i want to poke the wheels on myn which is y i went for that tyre stretch. where as ur wheels sit way in the arch which is not what i wanted for my car im w8in on the spacers ill posted so more pictures once there fitted. and as for lowering it will get lower as quite a few people have said that 2 me ill also post more picture when thats done.