NICE!! I'll give you $2500 if you ship it to Hawaii.
So this is my first car () A 1990 Jetta GLI 16V!
Milage: Around 155,000? The odometer stopped working at about 115,XXX miles.
Engine Code: 9A
Transmission Code: 2Y
Color Code: LY3D (Tornado Red)
Interior: Recaro Grey Fabric 8/10
Build Date: 7/90
A little history of how it got to be my first car:
We bought it from rompin'rabbit here on the vortex who had it for 13 years and his daughters just had no more interest in it. We paid $2,300 for it and we have no complaints so far.
Here is what the PO said about it:
Well me and my dad went up to Richmond, VA to get it last October and we drove it the entire 1400+ miles trip back. Somehow we managed to make it back all in one piece.Originally Posted by rompin'rabbit
Here is how it was when we first bought it:
Now let it be known that I am only 16, and I have no idea about doing the mechanics of the engine, but I have got A LOT of time to figure that out, so i'm in no rush.
Here are pictures of the drive back to Garland, TX:
Picking it up
Gas Station outside of richmond
Outside of the halfway point hotel
In a Gas Station exiting 635 in Dallas
How it sits right now.
Last edited by Volkswageneer1990; 03-29-2011 at 10:59 PM.
Ok, so here is the work that we have done so far.
A/C Switch Installed, CEL Switch installed, CEL-Seabelt-(!)BRAKE Dash Light Installed and made functioning (Thanks to VDub2625)
New E-Brake Boot
New Inner Mirror Triangles
New AKTIV Grilles and 4" Kenwoods under it.
------ Kenwood Installation:
My Dad's old gorrila that he had in his first car: a Mk2 Base Model Golf
His name is Hugo
New rear mirror switch
#29 Door Chime Relay
Smoked no-name tailights
Last edited by Volkswageneer1990; 02-01-2011 at 01:37 PM.
The most recent work done: Cleaning the interior carpet, Regreasing the Recaro tracks, Console, Shift boot, and Armour Allling the Dash
Ok, so all this little meanial work may be boring but really its all I can do right now....
My dad says I'm a "bit" obsessed and he's probably right....
Anyway, here's all the work I've done since February, the last time I bumped the thread
Put B-Pillar seatbelts on the car
Got a NOS Jetta_GLI and 16V badge from Amir
Then I changed the rest of the speakers in the car
Rear shelf speakers put into OEM holders with a BUNCH of sanding and cutting...
Took it apart
After a bunch of cutting and sanding
Then I put new fabric in the covers for the dash and rear shelf
Then more stuff...........
Took the dash apart to get to the radio wires to cut into them for the Kenwood amplifier. With the amplifier I have a FULL kenwood set-up in the car. Minus the subwoofer that I don't have yet...
Then got a gas pedal rubber from across the pond
Then I got to work on my fog lights
So I took apart the dash again
Put in the fog light switch harness that I got from Germany that came WITH the heated side mirror plug
(Sorry no pictures of it)
Then went to go look for the plug for the fog light harness that after searching and greasy cut up hands I found it close to the firewall. Then plugged this in:
Took apart the front end to mount the fogs:
Put everything back together turned them on and bam!
She felt a little photogenic
Thanks, it took me about a week to do it because of school and everything.
So right now I am thinking of doing little maintenance things that I am capable of doing in my garage
Any tips on what to do first that wouldn't be too hard?
I went to the junkyards today and picked up a bunch of new things
Leather Shift Knob and Boot
Passenger and Drivers Map Pockets (mine were broken and hanging out)
Cigarette Lighter (mine didn't have the cig picture)
Glovebox Light bulb
I am going back tomorrow morning to pick up these things
New CE2 Cluster (my odometer broke an I'm going to replace it)
Drivers Front Flare
Whatever else I feel like taking and hiding in my bag to get for free
And a COMPLETE WESTY front end setup!!!
The only thing is that the grille is cracked
I think the westmoreland Golf is a rare color too....LB3V? Titan Red Metallic according to A2 Resource
its REALLY nice to see someone from the next generation enjoying these cars and NOT doing dumb **** to them like most of the kids are nowadays. its really nice not seeing plaid or argyle or sportmaxxxzz
to you sir
I am looking to either get some OEM BBS RMs found on same year GTI and putting a little bit of a bigger lip to make them look bigger than they actaully are.
Either that or some reproduction Enkei 92s. But I'm torn between Silver or Gold....
Car looks good, I like what you did for the front speakers.
Whenever I see the name Victoria I immediately think of this song: http://www.mtviggy.com/video/music-v...ghost-victoria
Your car has a theme song, to me at least.
Stay posted I'll put some pictures tonight of what I do
Well ok. Here's a little update with A LOT of pictures
Armoralled the trunk lining, the map pockets, and the driver's door side molding. They all looked 100x better when I did it. If I don't say so myself
Then I took the old Map Pockets out and compared them:
Then I mounted them:
They were both sagging so I found it fitting to fix them.
Then I put the trunk liner thingy:
Then I moved on to the drivers front side molding. It was missing two of the tabs so it was poking out and the 3M double sided tape wasn't even working....
GLI Badge in the new one:
The brand new OEM tabs and grommets I bought from a friend in the U.K. who has all the best VW parts BRAND NEW. I love him. (no homo)
Needless to say because of the new tabs and grommets the thing went right in so smoothly and is perfect.
The only thing is that it's too shiny compared to the other ones. So ima have to go out tomorrow and armorall the others.
That's all I got tonight.
But tomorrow I will upload pictures of the side moldings blackened again.
Ok so I haven't yet blackened my side moldings but I got to thinking about rims...
I realized that new rims are outa the budget, even though I want some BBS RS's that another vortexer is selling for $1,700 They are painted in Mexico Beige and they are pure beauty.
So I thought about re-doing my RA's in a couple ways.
1. Just refurbish them and keep them in the stock matte silver color
2. Refurbish all of it but paint the mesh stock matte silver and chrome the lip
3. Refurbish all of it but paint the mesh body color Tornado Red and chrome the lip.
I went into photoshop to see option 3, and I kinda like it?
Imagine it with a chrome lip though.
Any thoughts anybody? Tips? Advice? Opinions?
i'm not feeling the red ra's...i like the stock silver look of them on any color mk2...
car looks great!
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