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    Thread: Mk1 build "Project junkyard Betty"

    1. Member hinshu's Avatar
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      10-18-2011 03:45 AM #1
      Thanks Justin!!!


      How i got her



      Engine shot with manifold for carbs


      Made in West Germany


      New dash fitted


      mk3 leather seats over mk2 seat buckets.


      rain tray that was cut out. thats the only bit of rust i have on the entire car.


      Various other pieces ive gathered (thanks Derek)





      Bad fender gone!


      New fender on!


      There's actually a short story to that fender. Spent the day junkyard crawling and found a pretty rusted out cabby. That fender was the only piece that wasnt rusted out... so took it off and went to pay. The guy at the counter spoke almost no english and wanted 25euro. I asked him if he took cards, he said yeah, but then asked if i had USD which i did, and he said $15. Quickly gave him a $20 he handed me back 5euro, asked if that was ok. I said yup! and quickly walked out. He obviously screwed up on his exchange rate math.






      Currently on the way are:

      Dual Weber 45mm DCOE
      Cable linkage
      Jet kit
      new black carpet interior
      new door cards

      I hope to have the car running in the next 2-3 weeks before it begins to snow.

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      10-18-2011 11:20 AM #2
      Lookin' good!
      You're working up on Kapaun right? I'd like to stop by and give a hand sometime, if that's all right.

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      11-25-2011 06:04 PM #3
      Hey im doing the same thing with dellortos down in miesau to my mk2

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      11-25-2011 07:00 PM #4
      We should get together and do some work!

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      11-26-2011 01:30 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by damole911 View Post
      Hey im doing the same thing with dellortos down in miesau to my mk2
      miesau? matte black gti?

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      11-26-2011 01:30 PM #6
      steve whats up with the garage?

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      11-26-2011 01:38 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by m.u.n.d.o. View Post
      steve whats up with the garage?
      no new news yet... gonna call him up again on monday

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      11-26-2011 04:32 PM #8
      Can't wait to finally see you finish this. I want to see this car on the road again! I wish I would have had the time to finish it...

      If you need anything, hit me up on my cell.

      (also, if you don't want those 5-spoke Ronals, I'll gladly take them off your hands..)
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      11-28-2011 02:29 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      Can't wait to finally see you finish this. I want to see this car on the road again! I wish I would have had the time to finish it...

      If you need anything, hit me up on my cell.

      (also, if you don't want those 5-spoke Ronals, I'll gladly take them off your hands..)
      Yeah, and I'll take those SMOORS! I've got a set of ATS classics on the way if you're interested!

      But yeah... I'm still working on the carbs for my car. I've got everything ready except the carbs themselves. Crap, I've got six of them now... but none to make my car go.....

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      12-04-2011 03:49 PM #10
      great find!! Would love to get my hands on an mk1
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      12-22-2011 09:08 AM #11
      any update?

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      12-23-2011 04:43 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ca180 View Post
      any update?
      been very busy with work to do much of anything. Also its starting to look like the garage i was going to get is falling thru. That and the fact that Kapaun is closing down come Jan 14th is leading me to believe that the nonop lot will be gone... thus putting me in a ****ty situation.

      if anyone knows of anyone (yourself/fellow worker/german) that has a garage available that i can restore the car at, i would greatly appreciate it.

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      12-23-2011 03:07 PM #13
      Damn, that sucks...

      Wish I could help you with your predicament.

      I doubt they will be doing away with the non-op lot...it's always been there. They may just hand it over to another Services/MWR facility to take care of.
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      02-08-2012 05:52 PM #14
      Where is this car now?

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      02-13-2012 05:24 AM #15
      Updates?
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      02-15-2012 03:17 PM #16
      Hinshu is pretty busy with some new stuff at work. I will fill you in the best possible....The car was last seen on trailer behind my SUV headed out of town........that is all for now. If Hinshu wants to throw more info out there he can, but I think he should keep it private until you guys see the finished product! All I can say is, it is going to be an amazing MKI when it's finished!
      Drive that **** like you stole it!!


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      02-15-2012 04:08 PM #17
      looking forward to the finished product. got a way soft spot for mk1's lol
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      02-15-2012 05:15 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by JonLott View Post
      Hinshu is pretty busy with some new stuff at work. I will fill you in the best possible....The car was last seen on trailer behind my SUV headed out of town........that is all for now. If Hinshu wants to throw more info out there he can, but I think he should keep it private until you guys see the finished product! All I can say is, it is going to be an amazing MKI when it's finished!
      well put Jon.


      As said, the AF has kept me pretty tasked saturated. The car was towed down to Jorg's shop in Saarbrucken, to get his royal treatment. If any of you know him, and his work, you know the finished product will be nothing less than pure epicness.

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      02-15-2012 05:33 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by hinshu View Post
      well put Jon.


      As said, the AF has kept me pretty tasked saturated. The car was towed down to Jorg's shop in Saarbrucken, to get his royal treatment. If any of you know him, and his work, you know the finished product will be nothing less than pure epicness.
      I have seen his work first hand... and I can't wait to see the outcome! Hope to get my MK2 down to him before too long for some VR swappin!

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      02-15-2012 06:36 PM #20
      Looks like we are all headed to the same place
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      03-07-2012 04:12 AM #21
      Updates?
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      03-07-2012 10:25 AM #22
      If there are any updates, Steve wouldn't know......
      Drive that **** like you stole it!!


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      03-07-2012 02:17 PM #23
      Thorsten took the engine apart, and that's about it.

      I'll be back march 18th and will take a drive down to saarbrucken.

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      03-07-2012 05:11 PM #24
      Let me know, I wanna roll down there with you.
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      03-11-2012 03:46 PM #25
      Hinshu, those front wheels are sick. Who makes them? They're Watanabe/Minilite reps, but can't tell if they're Schmidt or...
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      03-11-2012 03:54 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Hinshu, those front wheels are sick. Who makes them? They're Watanabe/Minilite reps, but can't tell if they're Schmidt or...
      SMOOR

      google

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      03-11-2012 04:09 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by ca180 View Post
      SMOOR

      google
      Just did. Sexy time.
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      03-12-2012 04:51 AM #28
      Well, they have Schmidt center caps...so I would assume that's what they are....
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      05-09-2012 07:01 AM #29
      all carb diet... and old fuel.


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      05-09-2012 09:56 AM #30
      glad that your making progress on this mk1
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      05-24-2012 06:32 AM #31
      Updates?

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