CROSS POSTED FROM MK3 FORUM
i haven't posted in the MK3 forum in years and wanted to make a return.
I've been on vortex since 1999 and although my post count doesn't show it, I've been around the block a few times on this site.
some of the old timers may remember my original car when i lived in NoVa back in the late 90's/early 00's.
Sequoia green 97 GTI VR6 with 6 point cage, sparco seats, z-engineering blower, custom stereo, projektzwo mirrors, ABT wheels, and euro arches and moldings....
since then i've had these
2003 20th AE GTI
Fourtitude.com project car and SEMA 2005 show car
2008 A3 2.0T with GT28RS big turbo
2004 R32 with VF Stage2 supercharger
and now i have this 2012 TT Coupe 2.0T quattro
a stock 1998 jetta glx
a stock 2008 Rabbit 3 door
so i've wanted to build another MK3 for a few years now and figured i hadn't owned a convertible. For the past 2 weeks i've been searching around for a cabrio. Well this morning with the help of a local friend we found one. Went to look at it, and drove it home.
I will have to post pics tomorrow because it was dark when i got home.
It is a 1996 Classic Green (i think) with tan cloth, automatic and black vinyl top. I originally wanted to find a Jazz Blue but that became too difficult. So i figured if i could save some money, find a local car that had a good body to start with i would do a full color change and something more custom.
I will say I myself am not too mechanically inclined, however i have friends that are. Some of this will be bought and some will be built. My goal isn't to make a stunning show car, but something i have fun with that stands out some when i go to shows. I thought about shaving the engine bay and air ride and both of those will be too expensive for the estimated budget i will have for the car. At a few grand each i'd rather do other things with a more direct impact to the car.
manual transmission swap
Full color change: yet to be known
interior swap to black but redo the seats to compliment the new exterior color
16" wheels but wide (typical stance stuff)
and maybe a few custom bit and pieces along the way.
There are some great people here in AZ that i know that can help bring this all together and give me some good advice, help, and pricing on things along the way.
I am going down to Tucson tomorrow to buy the 98 GTI VR6 for sale in the SW FS thread. This will hopefully be a perfect donor car for motor, trans, suspension, brakes, axles, dash, and various interior pieces.