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    Thread: 1997 Ginster Yellow GTI VR6

    1. Member 1996VWGolf's Avatar
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      04-01-2012 11:46 PM #1
      Sup Vortex Happy to say im a new owner of a 97 Ginster Yellow GTI VR6
      Got the car for $500 with 170,000 Miles on the odometer but 5,000 miles after a complete restoration... only problem with it was it was hit from the rear by a drunk driver while the last owner was driving it ...Pictures show most of it....but drove back to my house which was about an hour away.... Drive was awsome....Car came with awsome 17" Rims and A clean Carbon Fiber Hood .... My brothers and I will begin fixing the body tomorrow morning i will be posting pictures on how its going.... Dub UP!
      Also have a pic of my 97 Windsor Blue Jetta Gt With hopefully a Vr6 swap soon
      The Bad: My older brothers 96 Golf failed on him yesterday the clutch gave up and now is sitting in the back. turns on but sucks that hes just sitting there without being able to use but soon it will be back on the streets and back on the VW meet! oh yes!

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      04-01-2012 11:49 PM #2
      The windsor blue jetta

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      04-01-2012 11:51 PM #3
      Caen that sucker up and she will be good. Not bad for $500 tho

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      04-02-2012 12:24 AM #4
      Heres my brothers golf clucth is gone at the moment

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      04-02-2012 12:25 AM #5
      came right on time lol spring break this week so we have plenty of time to do body work... any suggestions on front and rear bumbers? they need to be fixed in order for them to fit properly idk if they might crack though.. we gotta try

    6. 04-02-2012 12:36 AM #6
      Great deal.! get her a OEM hood

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      04-02-2012 12:42 AM #7
      ^^^ agreed lol
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      04-02-2012 10:37 AM #8
      Getting startedon the reconstruction....cant wait till this beast is on the street

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      04-02-2012 02:44 PM #9
      any tips on a better way to repair the dmgs would be helpful... in the mean time were bending the parts as close to normal as posible

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      04-02-2012 03:02 PM #10
      kk so we started on the front since it had the worse dmg.



      so we took of the fender and started to remold the engine bay where the accident happened.





      we started re straightening the fender and found this.

      a hole in the fender... dont weather to get another fender or reuse this one and fix the whole and put bando on it.

      and last but not least we started to put some polish on the hood to see how it would look...
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      04-02-2012 03:33 PM #11
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      04-02-2012 03:36 PM #12
      Just grab a new fender and hood

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      04-02-2012 04:13 PM #13
      idk i might think of just keeping the carbon hood for a while then move on to an OEM hood.. my dad wants to just fix the fender nd bando it to save money lol... well have to see atm were almost done with the front.. gonna have to order a right light though... if they by passed heater core would the CEL come? i cant say atm since my code scanner hasnt arrived

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      04-02-2012 04:26 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 1996VWGolf View Post
      my dad wants to just fix the fender nd bando it to save money lol
      your dad is an idiot.
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      04-02-2012 05:06 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 1996VWGolf View Post
      if they by passed heater core would the CEL come?
      I think it takes more than that to make it come.

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      04-02-2012 05:37 PM #16
      that fender is WAY WAY WAY WAY beyond "just straighten it out and bondo" and frankly i dont think the few bucks a fender costs at Pick n Pull is far worth the time you wil waste trying to "straighten" that thing out. as for the hood OEM, that s**t nasty! alteast paint it yellow!

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      04-02-2012 05:41 PM #17
      nice find! good luck with the body work.

      oh and fyi yellow tremclad spray paint is almost a perfect match to ginster yellow

      and the dull sun faded finish will polish to a nice new shine with a buffer and some good 3 step cleaner, color finish, polish.
      Last edited by heerschap; 04-02-2012 at 05:48 PM.

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      04-02-2012 05:44 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by The Hamburglar. View Post
      your dad is an idiot.
      really necessary?

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      04-02-2012 06:04 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 1996VWGolf View Post
      really necessary?
      was his suggestion seriously to fix that fender? if so then yes.
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      04-02-2012 06:11 PM #20
      new/used fender is prolly cheaper that the bondo your going to use. plus you can bundle a new fender, bumper & rear hatch for a deal.

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      04-02-2012 07:12 PM #21
      he planned on that alrdy... we dont really need much else but tht fender... every other part is in gd condition. were hitting the junkyard this weeknd and hope we find the fender for this... we might just primer it while we fix the rest

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      04-02-2012 07:51 PM #22
      Good luck man. Take the comments here with a grain of salt. Proofreading will help prevent some of the BS. From what I have seen and read bondo fixes end up needing to be re-fixed down the line and unless you plan to do the entire car in carbon fiber, most of the time Vortex doesn't react well to the material.

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      04-02-2012 08:14 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by MYGTI_MA View Post
      Good luck man. Take the comments here with a grain of salt. Proofreading will help prevent some of the BS. From what I have seen and read bondo fixes end up needing to be re-fixed down the line and unless you plan to do the entire car in carbon fiber, most of the time Vortex doesn't react well to the material.
      Haha thanks. i kept telling my dad that. I finally convinced him to buy another fender.. itll be easier than this. as for the hood.. were going to keep it like that for a while. then we'll either paint it or get another hood of the same color...

      this is how it ended today..




      BTW would anyone know why we can smell combustion air inside when we drive the car? happens mainly when we accelerate hard

    24. 04-02-2012 09:05 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by The Hamburglar. View Post
      your dad is an idiot.
      Definitely UNECESSARY...
      But you will spend more time trying to fix the fender. Good thing you guys will go to the JY. There you can pick any rust free and put it on without bondo mess etc.
      It seems you like the ugly hood. (IMO) But sell it or trade it. Get her an OEM one.
      Myself I would worry more about the motor than the body work..

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      04-02-2012 10:07 PM #25
      for the odor is your pvc system working properly?

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      04-02-2012 10:49 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      Definitely UNECESSARY...
      But you will spend more time trying to fix the fender. Good thing you guys will go to the JY. There you can pick any rust free and put it on without bondo mess etc.
      It seems you like the ugly hood. (IMO) But sell it or trade it. Get her an OEM one.
      Myself I would worry more about the motor than the body work..

      We dont really worry about the motor since its pretty clean... fires up like nothing... lil to no problems.. the heater core was bypassed by the previous owner thats the only thing diferent. CEL is on but imma have to run the code scanner on it till i recieve the one i bought from ebay

      we drive it up and down the block a couple of times since were amazed on the power of the vr6(our family has only had 2.0s lol.. first VR for us haha)

      as for the pvc system not sure if its working imma check it tomorow first thing. thanks for the heads up

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      04-03-2012 09:16 AM #27
      to help with all the engine stuff you will likely need to do over time you may want to get one of these if you don't already have.

      http://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Jet...3458931&sr=8-1

      pricey but worth it. I'd also check the classifieds on here as they pop up from time to time for cheaper.

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      04-03-2012 09:49 AM #28
      BTW would anyone know why we can smell combustion air inside when we drive the car? happens mainly when we accelerate hard
      Exhaust leaks and/or body panels with holes in them. If it's only with the window down, that's somewhat to be expected.

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      04-03-2012 02:47 PM #29
      Todays Update..... OEM HOOD COMING UP!.... Fender hopefully this weekend ...lol up for sale carbon fiber hood for gti..... Found an aunt that might be able to paint the the fender imma get ginster yellow....best part for free ....... but here where im stuck..... should i get the OEM hood painted yellow or get a black OEM Hood

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      04-03-2012 03:04 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 1996VWGolf View Post
      Todays Update..... OEM HOOD COMING UP!.... Fender hopefully this weekend ...lol up for sale carbon fiber hood for gti..... Found an aunt that might be able to paint the the fender imma get ginster yellow....best part for free ....... but here where im stuck..... should i get the OEM hood painted yellow or get a black OEM Hood
      You're gonna want a body colored hood. Black hood screams "Tokyo Drift."

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      04-03-2012 03:04 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MYGTI_MA View Post
      to help with all the engine stuff you will likely need to do over time you may want to get one of these if you don't already have.

      http://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Jet...3458931&sr=8-1

      pricey but worth it. I'd also check the classifieds on here as they pop up from time to time for cheaper.
      i was actually planning on buying one of these of ebay since i heard they help alot, thanks for the heads up though

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      04-03-2012 03:54 PM #32
      just keep the carbon fiber hood and paint the rest of your car carbon fiber.
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      04-03-2012 04:07 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by The Hamburglar. View Post
      just keep the carbon fiber hood and paint the rest of your car carbon fiber.
      haha i wish... too much dinero for tht to happen. plus i like the ginster yellow color... dont see many of them...

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      04-03-2012 04:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by 1996VWGolf View Post
      haha i wish... too much dinero for tht to happen. plus i like the ginster yellow color... dont see many of them...
      Ginster yellow is an amazing color. Paint the hood ginster it will be worth it.

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      04-03-2012 04:17 PM #35
      Not one person has mentioned it, but isn't this car a DE?

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