Looks like a great start! Surprisingly little rust for coming from the rust belt.
...so I decided that I should try and restore a mk1 rocco. No holds barred. Start with a decent shell, strip it down to absolutely NOTHING, and build it from the ground up. I've been a Vw guy forever. I've been a master Vw tech for seemingly forever. I've never attempted something like this, and there is a good chance I'm gonna regret it. But, it's gonna happen. It's gonna be driven daily. And it's gonna be exactly like I, (read, ME!), thinks Vw should've built it. It's gonna take years, and way too much money...but it starts something like this here.
Being delivered down to NC from the rust belt on the back of a Vw Taro...
Initial inspection shots:
More to come...
Not bad at all.
Has less rust than my 76.
Its going to be a fine car/scirocco to build.
I know, I hate money too
Its funny as I also started with an Idiana red Mk1 for my first resto-project.
But I had more rust issues than you to fix
Enjoy it, I know I did!
The end result, realizing that you did it, is priceless
Last edited by fredybender; 11-02-2011 at 06:53 AM. Reason: Edit for inspirationnal picture
I'd be glad to take it off your hands, I'll even pay shipping.
[damn... nice car, great dash. Good luck and I'll be watching].
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' -Don Marquis
What a rust free example. Amazing. This is only the the third car I have seen (know of) that still has its exhaust shield.
DO NOT THROW THAT AWAY!
Good luck and looking forward to seeing the progress.
For all of you complaining that your projects are going at a record slow pace, give it up.
The record is mine
PS: I am interested in that shield if you are not going to use it.
Last edited by OorsciroccO; 11-06-2011 at 02:10 PM.
A Scirocco is a toy. If it is all perfect, you don't get to play - Doug T.
Color is still TBD. Might stay OG, doubtful though.
Definitely keepin the heatshield
Back in 99, I was deployed to Kuwait for 6 months or so, lived in the middle of the desert. Terrible windstorms, sand just everywhere. Pretty sure cleaning all the sand/media out of this thing now is 10x worse...
But, finally all clean and tucked back away until I can get started on the bodywork...which is hopefully soon.
Its hard to make a comeback if you've never left
Bad Pennies......We turn up everywhere!!!
Last edited by mkymk2; 11-12-2011 at 12:50 AM.