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    1. Member James1990's Avatar
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      01-09-2012 01:33 PM #1
      Hey everyone! I have been lurking the mk2 forums nice I bought my 86 Jetta Carat in the summer but after some money issues I had to sell her, but then a $200 opportunity arose that I couldn't turn up, a really clean blue on blue 91 Golf 4dr 1.6 N/A diesel





      Worst spot of rust on the car


      Tried my old bozo on for maximum smoke blowing but might not keep it around


      I'm the 2nd owner of this car (original owner died and his wife didn't want it anymore do she traded it for an Audi) all it needs is a brake line (passenger rear) and the valve cover gasket

      I want to turn this into an update/motivation/build thread as I go on, never owned a diesel before but I'm really excited about this one!
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      01-09-2012 01:35 PM #2
      sweet, looks like it could be a fun project, any shots of the interior?

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      01-09-2012 06:58 PM #3
      Here's some interior shots! It's pretty mint, ashtray and ligher have never been used, no wear in the floor mats and I don't think the backseat has ever been sat in





      Headliner is still crap though haha Trying to find the blue euro small console

      I have waiting to go into the car:

      Coils
      Fresh oil
      Brake lines on order

      Getting the 13's widened in the spring (schools out so more cash for car) and hopefully this month I'll be switching over to small bumps (euro) I also picked up a TDI injector pump recently, so with some bits I have laying around im going to (try to) convert it to manual and do the governor mod to it and see what I can squeeze out of this N/A on the cheap before I decide to pick up TD parts and save for a Giles pump haha
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      01-09-2012 06:59 PM #4
      Hey James, you suck! do the diesel proud!
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      01-09-2012 08:05 PM #5
      Hii Dave! Haha you know I made a promise this car would stick around so I have to do it right! Plus with an H2O 2012 goal looming I gotta get on it!
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      01-09-2012 11:06 PM #6
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      01-11-2012 03:49 PM #7
      My new to me TDI pump

      My Vmaxx front setup

      My rear setup, um unsure of the shocks (theyre adjustable) but they are out of my old B3 Passat wagon. My buddy Dan gave me the drop plates

      Might use this to replace the stock 2 spoker

      Where she sits now
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      02-05-2012 11:30 PM #8
      Love the blue interior! Headliner needs some help though.
      Also swap those coils in and take pics!
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      02-07-2012 11:49 PM #9
      Coils are going on ASAP just have to get some bolts for the rear drop plates on one of my early days off as for the headliner I don't know what fabric I want to replace that nasty ish with yet haha

      No cool updates as of yet, did the lay flat rear wiper mod and was very satisfied


      And swapped in the MK3 99. Relay for the programmable wipers (small changes keep me motivated) water pump is on order and I have a jug of Rotella T Diesel oil and a Mann filter waiting in the garage to start my basic maintenance bits

      Can't wait until its on the road
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      02-07-2012 11:52 PM #10
      Is this that diesel i saw on Kijiji for 350?

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      02-08-2012 02:28 PM #11
      I don't think it was ever on Kijiji, I picked it up after my friend Mao (00redrt) got wind of it sitting behind Independent in Scarborough
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      02-08-2012 02:37 PM #12
      very nice car very good price

      one day i wanna diesel they get good mpg and are pretty tough

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      03-08-2012 03:57 PM #13
      Been a while since I did anything, mostly cause I can't afford to insure the darn thing

      A few minor updates:
      7-slat installed

      Received some really nice OEM E-Codes

      Couldn't resist might not stay on though

      Nice shift knob and my Fisher tape box

      E-Codes installed ****ty fog lights un-installed

      A grill badge I'm in the process of completing

      Yeah I'm a tool... Hahaha


      Should be on the road next month, did a full rust check and the underbody of the car is SPOTLESS, going to get it under coated first thing after its insured.

      Now to track down brake lines....
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      03-08-2012 08:21 PM #14
      i almost pissed myself when i seen the bottom sticker

    15. 03-08-2012 08:25 PM #15
      bwahahaha james that sticker
      crap

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      03-08-2012 10:20 PM #16
      I LOLed at the bottom sticker...good stuff and keep up the work on the car, it's coming along nicely.
      Even though I may look at you with absolute disgust...I do still love you.

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      03-14-2012 08:37 PM #17
      Glad you guys are enjoying my budget humor haha

      Here's what I did today:

      Before!



      And after!


      Still needs more cleaning but it's way better and virtually rust free! Just gotta fix the surface stuff

      Also, eff euro plates, JayDeim tyte is the only way

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      03-14-2012 09:08 PM #18


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      03-15-2012 08:48 AM #19
      car cleans up very nicely
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      03-15-2012 09:12 AM #20
      I've prob. got some Gold NA small bumpers... let me check my stash o' parts...
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      03-15-2012 09:26 AM #21
      If you find them shoot me a PM and maybe we can work something out
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      03-16-2012 10:33 AM #22
      Seems to be going in the right direction and seriously love the fish filet reference sticker
      Good luck!

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      04-04-2012 01:37 AM #23



      Spent some time today un-seizing my Vmaxx coils preparing them for installation very soon, car is on the road in two weeks time roughly!

      Also for laughters sake here's a truck shifter

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      04-04-2012 03:17 AM #24
      f'n mk2 headliners....if/when you pull it take the time to fiberglass the backside edges and corners. its worth the time/money
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      04-04-2012 04:01 AM #26
      what did you use to clean the engine bay?

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      04-04-2012 07:59 AM #27
      engine bay looks really clean man good job

      nice shifter btw
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      04-04-2012 11:22 AM #28
      I haven't even pulled my headliner out yet in fear that it will explode into a million pieces just as it hits fresh air... That's a weekend project me thinks

      Heeeeeyyyyy Matt!! I used heavy duty citrus degreaser from crappy tire a bucket of scalding hot water and a few cloths/bed sheets/old pairs of pants ect I can get a pic of the stuff when I get home tonight

      Thanks for the compliments, I'm looking to tuck my harness' in the bay maybe next week since school is winding down and then hopefully by April 20th I'll be hitting the pavement hard!
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      04-04-2012 11:37 AM #29
      James, you have IM!

      I have bumpers for you... IM me and we can arrange to meet.
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      04-04-2012 11:39 AM #30
      I love your interior.

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      04-04-2012 02:56 PM #31
      @kritter I just sent you an email!
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      04-04-2012 02:58 PM #32
      looks like a fun build man! I wish you the best of luck!!

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      04-04-2012 06:57 PM #33
      Just some random shots from today, took it for a spin around the neighborhood





      Ran great but i do miss power steering ever soo much
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      04-04-2012 07:02 PM #34
      love the smurf....!
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      04-05-2012 03:15 PM #35



      Did some work today

      Also what do you guys prefer? OEM amber red with the blend panel in the middle or these crystal M3 style?
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