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      02-16-2012 01:10 PM #36
      nice find, let me know if you want to get rid of it
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      02-16-2012 01:18 PM #37
      Holy moly, that's nice! Can't believe it's straight as an arrow
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      02-16-2012 02:06 PM #38
      i got the glass installed in my rabbit for 285...be carefull with quotes, mk1 rocco glass is totally not available anymore besides random single pieces in a warehouse...I know probably 100 people that got quotes (some up in the 800-1000 range!) and when it came time to order they always got a call that the glass was NLA

      Last I was looking, finding something in a used car was the only option. Check the rocco forum though, iirc they got a group buy together to have some new glass made a couple years back

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      02-16-2012 02:08 PM #39
      What year is that? Looks really straight, I've always wanted a early rocco.

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      02-16-2012 02:51 PM #40
      Nice pickup Dave! Looking forward to seeing it.
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      02-16-2012 03:57 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit View Post
      What year is that? Looks really straight, I've always wanted a early rocco.
      1980

      Quote Originally Posted by -RalleyTuned- View Post
      i got the glass installed in my rabbit for 285...be carefull with quotes, mk1 rocco glass is totally not available anymore besides random single pieces in a warehouse...I know probably 100 people that got quotes (some up in the 800-1000 range!) and when it came time to order they always got a call that the glass was NLA

      Last I was looking, finding something in a used car was the only option. Check the rocco forum though, iirc they got a group buy together to have some new glass made a couple years back
      Thanks for the heads up. I have a few PMs out on people that are selling glass. I'd rather have OEM glass, but in the end, I might have to pay out the nose for it.

      Also found out the Speedo is broken, and look at what I just happen to come across in my bin of rare gauge clusters...

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      02-16-2012 06:36 PM #42
      Cool find Dave! Have some fun with that bad boy.

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      02-16-2012 06:52 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      Also found out the Speedo is broken, and look at what I just happen to come across in my bin of rare gauge clusters...

      Five bucks says it doesn't look like that when you eventually get it installed.
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      02-16-2012 08:24 PM #44
      extremely nice find! congrats and good luck!

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      02-16-2012 11:17 PM #45
      Sounds like a great find!

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      02-17-2012 10:37 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      Wheels - yes. So the search is on for something I can restore and powder coat. Looking for something with some lip, probably 13" or 14" with some stretch. I'd love to find some Mk1 wided steelies.
      My friend Jake (mk3vrgolfn) has a set. Shoot him a message
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      02-17-2012 12:32 PM #47
      Lower it



      (actually leave it stock IMHO)

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      02-17-2012 03:18 PM #48
      Wow, I didn't realize you got it for so cheap. That's awesome! I have a friend over near Yakima that has two MK1 roccos so I'll see if he has a bead on any glass. I know they are hard to come by.

      Great buy.

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      02-17-2012 08:43 PM #49
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      02-18-2012 02:36 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Arsigi View Post
      Five bucks says it doesn't look like that when you eventually get it installed.
      Ha, Yes! Silver to match body color. Might powder coat the faces, we'll see.

      Quote Originally Posted by skidplate View Post
      My friend Jake (mk3vrgolfn) has a set. Shoot him a message
      Two steps a head of you... They should be coming up next week for me to inspect.

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      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      Wow, I didn't realize you got it for so cheap. That's awesome! I have a friend over near Yakima that has two MK1 roccos so I'll see if he has a bead on any glass. I know they are hard to come by.

      Great buy.
      Please do. Let me know. I'm looking for the following:

      Windshield (prefer OEM factory, but will take anything right about now)
      OEM Gas cap, non locking
      Factory sliding ragtop wind deflector (smoked plastic kind)
      Rear hatch struts
      OEM wheel arch trim (1 front, 1 back)
      Factory working radio

      Tonight I got a battery and the car fires up right away now.

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      02-18-2012 02:24 PM #51
      Jump into the scirocco sub forum, lots of people horde parts for the Rocco's. Also try mk1 autohauz on eBay... that guy has a ton of early little parts. Also mike potterman @parts4vw.com is a great resource for some of the early goodies. 1000 congrats on your find and enjoy the mk1 Dave. I'm so glad I kept mine but thanks a million for the exposure when I did contemplate selling it.

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      02-18-2012 09:10 PM #52
      Wow! I am super jelly! That looks like an awesome find. IIRC your windshield will...be troublesome. They are amazing hard to find, and expensive when you do. Most people just go and buy another Mk1 Scirocco if the windshield is good.

      I await updates!

      Ninja edit: I have two gas caps one is the "hinge door" lock without a lock in it, 6 point ( 5/10 cond) and the other is a flat 6 point with a lock that does not work 8/10 cond)
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      02-18-2012 11:29 PM #53
      I talked with my friend in Yakima (Darrell) and he's also looking for a windshield. He has a coupe and a ragtop. The ragtop needs a new windshield and he's had a hell of a time finding one. Parts are tough to find for those early Sciroccos.

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      02-20-2012 01:00 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by 87REDROCC View Post
      Jump into the scirocco sub forum, lots of people horde parts for the Rocco's. Also try mk1 autohauz on eBay... that guy has a ton of early little parts. Also mike potterman @parts4vw.com is a great resource for some of the early goodies. 1000 congrats on your find and enjoy the mk1 Dave. I'm so glad I kept mine but thanks a million for the exposure when I did contemplate selling it.
      Done and done. still can't find anything from ebay, CL or Mk1 Autohaus. I'll hit up Potterman tomorrow.


      Quote Originally Posted by Brycejoseph View Post
      Wow! I am super jelly! That looks like an awesome find. IIRC your windshield will...be troublesome. They are amazing hard to find, and expensive when you do. Most people just go and buy another Mk1 Scirocco if the windshield is good.

      I await updates!

      Ninja edit: I have two gas caps one is the "hinge door" lock without a lock in it, 6 point ( 5/10 cond) and the other is a flat 6 point with a lock that does not work 8/10 cond)
      Already have one on order from Zeb @ http://1stvwparts.com. $18.50 Thanks anyways.

      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      I talked with my friend in Yakima (Darrell) and he's also looking for a windshield. He has a coupe and a ragtop. The ragtop needs a new windshield and he's had a hell of a time finding one. Parts are tough to find for those early Sciroccos.
      I found a company that has 15 in their warehouse back east. I'm going to buy them all. So if he's looking, tell him.
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      02-20-2012 01:45 AM #55
      Welcome back to your MkI roots Dave

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      02-20-2012 02:00 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Traffic Jam Zombie View Post
      Welcome back to your MkI roots Dave
      I got your rag top wind deflector still...
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      02-20-2012 02:01 AM #57
      Speaking of which, I can't believe I scored this today.



      Photos from the Griot's this weekend.





      Last edited by MEISTER; 02-20-2012 at 02:07 AM.
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      02-20-2012 06:28 AM #58
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      02-20-2012 10:48 AM #59
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      02-20-2012 11:46 AM #60
      Found a company that only sells commercial glass. They have 10 - Mk1 Scirocco windshields. Just bought them all.

      So if anyone knows anyone that needs one....
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      02-20-2012 07:58 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      I got your rag top wind deflector still...
      I know...I keep forgetting I need to p/u from ya!! I thought you were gonna come downtown & have lunch?

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      02-20-2012 09:14 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Traffic Jam Zombie View Post
      I know...I keep forgetting I need to p/u from ya!! I thought you were gonna come downtown & have lunch?
      With my crazy schedule, I am finding a hard time to make time. Still playing catch up with all the work from my hand and arm surgery.
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      02-21-2012 12:40 AM #63
      Your welcome Dave. I'd rather see it being used than sitting in my rafters collecting dust. I'll give you a heads up when I get the Vanagon going if you want to take a little ride.

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      02-21-2012 01:07 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by brad131a4 View Post
      Your welcome Dave. I'd rather see it being used than sitting in my rafters collecting dust. I'll give you a heads up when I get the Vanagon going if you want to take a little ride.
      Hell yes! I'm down for a ride in that thing.
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      02-21-2012 02:09 AM #65
      Dave, you have my number. I have all the answers pertaining to your new ride. I also have lots of stuff... Nice car! good to see another ragtop rocco!
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      02-21-2012 02:53 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Sticky Tape View Post
      Dave, you have my number. I have all the answers pertaining to your new ride. I also have lots of stuff... Nice car! good to see another ragtop rocco!
      I do have a few questions, I'll text you.
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      02-22-2012 07:17 PM #67
      Congrats Dave. Looks like fun.

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      02-22-2012 10:05 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam087 View Post
      Congrats Dave. Looks like fun.
      Thanks Tyler! Yes, It's been fun, but also challenging. Finding parts for a Mk2 Scirocco is easy compared to a Mk1. But if you know me, I'm always up for any kind of a challenge.

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      02-23-2012 12:35 AM #69
      The p/o was james right? I used to work with him and you got a hell of a steal. He got quoted around the same for the windshield that's why it was never fixed. I know he did tons of maintenance on it while he owned it.

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      02-23-2012 01:20 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Nico. View Post
      The p/o was james right? I used to work with him and you got a hell of a steal. He got quoted around the same for the windshield that's why it was never fixed. I know he did tons of maintenance on it while he owned it.
      Yea, James' old car. Your not working at Barrier any more? Or is he not working there?

      The problem with the windshield is they don't make them any more. I sourced a company back east and they had 10 in a warehouse some where. Last ones in the US. I bought all 10. The were not as expensive as he thought, he told me something like $600.

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