This will be the first project thread I have ever posted and will be starring a very rusty 1980 Scirocco S we picked up last Saturday. Saddest6day66 found this car sometime ago and has been gracious enough to let me start the project at his garage, pick his brain for advice, and offer help when I get stuck since the amount of work to get the car road worthy is quite a hefty order. The P.O. kept the car running over the years but did nothing to prevent the body from rotting, so as you can see from the photos I've got my work cut out for me. Over the past week I've had it, I cleaned it out, removed the interior, found lots of rust, cut out some bad metal, and started fabricating and welding new floors.
Picking up the car
First time welding thin and rusty metal
A picture of my daily driver
Plans for the car are to get it solid and safe and leave it in its wonderfully neglected glory. Possibility of a motor swap so stay tuned for more updates.
BTW, judging from the rust .. before you get too far welding stuff up you might want to consider looking behind the floor panel in the footwell. The rear a-arm mount is there and I bet ya it's rusty as hell too.
90 Corrado TDI, 84 Scirocco GTi, 75 Scirocco 1.8T, 09 Triumph Bonneville
Saddest6day66 did a test fit of his modifed and refinished compomotive race wheels on my ****rocco today. This is what the car will need, gold centers. Some people see rust we see potential.
Last edited by MattRad; 09-24-2011 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Incompatance
Nice job so far.Sadestday is a good person to receive help from.
That's a ton of rust,keep up the rustoration.
It would be nice to see a rusted car get saved.
What are you doing in side the a pillar,and in sidee the wheel wells.
Eastwood has that spray on/in stuff,if you go that way I would be WAY interested to see how its done.
I want to do it my 76,I want to preserve it as best as I can.
Wow. I would say, "just wow", but really there must be so much rust in the engine area, and suspension areas and such too, right? But no matter - get it back on the road!
My Original 1977 Scirocco is for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-Baltimore-MD
I'm horrible at updating but here's a few pictures of the last few weeks work.
The scene at El Estate.
Cut, grind, weld, cut, grind, weld.
Mock up of the shortened rear bumper.
Good bye old heart.
Fuel lines and wiring prepped for heart transplant
Anyone need a good running 1.8l 8v?
Finished shortening the front bumper.
Pictures from this evening, drivers side floor is now 95% complete and strong.
Happy Halloween, more updates to come.