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    Thread: start of something good! (8v jetta build)

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      04-02-2012 01:38 PM #1
      i recently purchased my first vw here's the specs.

      1991 jetta gl
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      the day i brought her home




      some back to black and a good detail later.



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      04-02-2012 01:57 PM #2
      looks good

      get a bottle of this for your black trim. that other stuff will wash off. 2 coats of this and you'll be good for a year wipe off whatever gets on your paint with a wet rag.

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      04-02-2012 01:59 PM #3
      and of you use a heat gun first to burn off the oxidation and then use the kiwi it will really look good

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      04-02-2012 02:09 PM #4
      love jetta's so whats the plans for her
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-02-2012 02:18 PM #5
      New front bumper in the near future?lol Other than that looks like a solid buy.

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      04-02-2012 03:16 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Fattmatt View Post
      looks good

      get a bottle of this for your black trim. that other stuff will wash off. 2 coats of this and you'll be good for a year wipe off whatever gets on your paint with a wet rag.
      to be honest the back to black has stayed for a long time now, granted i did a very thorough job on the trim.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fattmatt View Post
      and of you use a heat gun first to burn off the oxidation and then use the kiwi it will really look good
      i will keep this in mind if it ever does fade.

      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      love jetta's so whats the plans for her
      Quote Originally Posted by Estacaco View Post
      New front bumper in the near future?lol Other than that looks like a solid buy.
      as for plans i have the following

      - raceland ultimo coil-overs or similar product
      - new front and rear bumper covers
      - roof rack
      - eventually rml snowflake replicas 15x8


      very possibly a g60 swap but idk just yet, shes my daily and i love her for what she is now.



      on with another update! revamped headliner and new wink mirror!






      timing and v belts replaced new coolant bubble and pentafrost coolant!



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      04-02-2012 03:40 PM #7
      oh and also going quad round headlights!

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      04-03-2012 09:44 AM #8
      And i come out of lowes yesterday to this


      fml

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      04-03-2012 12:04 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by jhein View Post
      And i come out of lowes yesterday to this
      Maybe they seen your headliner and got pissed off?

      While that sucks, you got lucky with that damage.

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      04-03-2012 12:20 PM #10
      i like the headliner, srry to hear about the tail light man but atleast thats it
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-03-2012 07:38 PM #11
      Be glad your plate tub is in one piece. Tail lights are EASY to find. Plate tubs on the other hand....

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      04-03-2012 10:10 PM #12
      Looks great man. Look forward to seeing some updates.

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      04-04-2012 12:56 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jhein View Post
      oh and also going quad round headlights!

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      04-04-2012 09:07 AM #14
      thanks for the love guys (no homo) ill have updates coming soon, i ordered my raceland ultimos' but they are on back order =[ but ill be low soon.

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      04-04-2012 11:37 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Estacaco View Post
      Be glad your plate tub is in one piece. Tail lights are EASY to find. Plate tubs on the other hand....
      Plate tub? Nah man...that's .nothing, I was thinking more along the lines of quarter panel damage or damage at the lower panel below the trunk lid, damage in that area would have completely sucked.

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      04-04-2012 11:41 AM #16
      I would just paint the bumpers. It will last longer and look better.

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      04-06-2012 01:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by cyclops594 View Post
      Plate tub? Nah man...that's .nothing, I was thinking more along the lines of quarter panel damage or damage at the lower panel below the trunk lid, damage in that area would have completely sucked.
      True it would have sucked but at least repair panels are available. I'm still on the look for a mint plate tub. Mines close but still broken where it meets the tails.

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      04-09-2012 06:51 PM #18
      got the tailight replaced today... found it at speedway salvage intact and already off the car....lucky there is only 2 on the lot! will post pics tomorrow.

      recieved my grill for the quad round setup and a quick mock up

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      04-10-2012 08:29 AM #19
      im not much of a fan for quad rounds but it will look good once its on
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-13-2012 12:02 PM #20
      Fixed my tailight!

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      04-13-2012 01:18 PM #21
      [QUOTE=jhein;76703975]to be honest the back to black has stayed for a long time now, granted i did a very thorough job on the trim.



      i will keep this in mind if it ever does fade.





      as for plans i have the following

      - raceland ultimo coil-overs or similar product
      - new front and rear bumper covers
      - roof rack
      - eventually rml snowflake replicas 15x8


      very possibly a g60 swap but idk just yet, shes my daily and i love her for what she is now.



      on with another update! revamped headliner and new wink mirror!




      timing and v belts replaced new coolant bubble and pentafrost coolant!





      Clean car btw

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      04-13-2012 01:26 PM #22
      Reminds me of my current Jetta when I brought her home. Only she was so far faded in spots it looked white. Tail lights are easy to get, and so are plate tubs. Mine was broken, Bought a tub for the car for almost nothing and another one on the cheap too.

      The only thing I dislike is that where I live now daily I see at least 5 Red big bumper Jettas, all rolling steelies, and one other with quad rounds. But to the best of me knowing mines the only one my way with black bumpers and a GTX spoiler.

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      05-09-2012 06:34 PM #23
      pic update!

      so got tired of applying the back to black and went the kiwi route....stays alot better.


      raceland ultimos shipped today should have them by next week!

      buying a quad round support and lights next week if i find a good set...

      debating on going matte black vinyl wrap.....

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      05-10-2012 06:40 PM #25
      retrofit! check! now has R-134a! now if only i was getting power to the compressor.....



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      05-19-2012 02:53 PM #26
      So these showed up at my door today!



      Flame on!

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      05-29-2012 08:04 PM #27
      so i FINALLY got them installed and got them adjusted....... here she goes!


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      05-29-2012 08:37 PM #28
      great start!
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      05-29-2012 08:40 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by jhein View Post
      So these showed up at my door today!



      Flame on!
      THE only thing i would flame on is those PINK TOENAILS !!

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      05-29-2012 09:02 PM #30
      What's all involved with the 134 conversion? Is there a write-up on here somewhere?

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      05-29-2012 10:20 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by cyclops594 View Post
      Maybe they seen your headliner and got pissed off?

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      05-29-2012 10:21 PM #32
      I notice there's a chip in the paint near where you got hit. Take care of it now or it'll rust. Just my $.02. Little stuff like that would bother me lol but it's your car so do what you want.

      Car looks fresh! I personally like the steelies, everyone has the RML's. And she looks good on the Racelands

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      05-31-2012 11:25 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by vinski203 View Post
      What's all involved with the 134 conversion? Is there a write-up on here somewhere?
      As for the conversion, there isn't much to it as long as your car still has pressure in the lines all you need is to spend the $15 bucks for the fittings I showed and install them and take it to your local mieneke and have them recover the r 12 and refill with r134a, if you are patient enough a the new r4 is about to be released to the public and it is supposedly better for the enviornment and gets colder. All cars after 2012 will have this refrigerant.

      Maybe I can do a diy for the conversion, but the real problem is with finding leaks and rebuilding the compressor if needed.

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      05-31-2012 11:44 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by EuroChris410 View Post
      I notice there's a chip in the paint near where you got hit. Take care of it now or it'll rust. Just my $.02. Little stuff like that would bother me lol but it's your car so do what you want.

      Car looks fresh! I personally like the steelies, everyone has the RML's. And she looks good on the Racelands
      Yeah I have decided to just keep the steelies I have on it, space out the Rears and roll.the fenders to drop it more.

      On a side note, I took the helper springs out and it still rides halfway decent and it corners way better now. Pretty good bang for the buck if you ask me. I'm probably going to put the helpers back in because I have them jacked way up right now and its still super low, just to see how I like it


      Edit; wheels are stupid expensive btw. So if I get any it will be the last thing I do with it haha
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