Yup, i will sell the back seats and stuff from the rear of the car. but at least this would give me all of the front stuff in one swoop.
Derek has a bunch of VR6 parts but not enough for a full swap right now. plus having a full donor car will make things easier instead of piecing things together.
Planning to go see and hopefully buy this 98 GTI on thursday.
and i got the title for the Cabrio today into my name.
progress is slow
;00000 Golf Jetta Manual trans TIER 1
;00001 Golf Jetta Auto Trans TIER 1
;00002 Cabrio manual trans
;00003 Cabrio auto trans
;00004 Golf Jetta Cabrio manual trans TLEV
;00005 Golf Jetta Cabrio auto trans TLEV
Regardless of coding same fault, definetly a wiring issue.
So today I took the drive to Tucson with a friend to pick up the new donor car. 98 GTI VR6 drivers edition in ginster Yellow. It's high miles but maintained well (drivetrain). What we thought was a bad alternator turned into a shredded serpentine belt just 10 mins after driving it away after purchase.
Luckily we didn't yet get to the highway when it happened and pulled into a gas station.
After some quick searching and 3 store later we located a new tensioner and a belt.
The seller met us there with tools and a flashlight and within 10 minutes we were on our way with a new belt. The engine pulls extremely strong for 280k miles and the TDI transmission at 80mph is at 2500rpm. So I'm getting great MPG too
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the GTI has body damage on each rocker panel and some rust starting to form. its not really worth saving.
The engine pulls super strong for that amount of miles.
I will take from it:
Motor, harness, cluster
TDI Transmission with 3 month old clutch
full dash board
front door cards
5 lug conversion
the stereo stuff out of it
and any other miscellaneous parts i can use
i will then sell off what i can't including the shell, front and rear seats, and anything else i don't use.
Looking forward to seeing where this build is going to go and welcome back! Always good to have some OG's around also, if you're looking to do software, let me know!
PS: I have some 16" RS's for sale, would look gorgeous on there. Hit me up if interested!
Let me know what you have left over once your done with the donor
will do Tony
all of the seats will probably be available.
Serious? I got dibs
you got it.
Macadamia Metallic was my first thought, its now between that and the Volcano Red on my TT,. but i think the Macadamia with a tan roof and black interior with some caramel colored seats would look sick.
this interior color but black carpet, dash, doors
with this exterior
We hope to start ripping into at least one of the cars this coming weekend or later this week.
the decision now is this:
Start taking the stuff out of the cabrio, so i can at least have the engine bay started on. not going for a full smoothed look because between the few of us, we honestly don't have the know how to do it correctly. So we will do the best to clean it up and hide things. I really think the harness extending is what would be holding us back, not the physical labor. but again cost will be the biggest part of it.
the other option is to remove the stuff from the GTI first. get it all ready, start doing some maintenance stuff on the motor. but doing them both at the same time probably won't work out too well because of space limitations.
ugh, getting started will be the most difficult part i think or i hope
there is another cabby in Macadamia Metallic? I need pics for proof
i love following builds im in