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    Thread: The Wurst GLI

    1. Member NTUNED's Avatar
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      05-03-2012 10:55 PM #36
      Well I had some problems when I went to get some tires for my 04. I went in for two tires and their retarded "tech" put the car in first instead of reverse and ram the front into the sidewalk

      So after 3 weeks of fighting with these damn people, I finally got my car fixed. I had a Bora R bumper waiting to be painted and go on the car that had been waiting for months so I got it painted and installed for free haha

      Here is how it came out



      BTW: Never go to NTB!!!! They won't man up to their mistakes and then try to say your car had damage already if they damage something!!!


      I did a little work on the 89. Just wrapped the sunroof plastic part with some Carbon Fiber thing since the "fabric" was already pretty loose (sorry for the cell pics)
      Here is how it started and turned out



      Maybe I'll get more done this weekend. Been busy with work and moving stuff haha

      Cheers!
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      05-13-2012 01:25 AM #37
      Well little update.

      Finally took the carpet out with the help of Volkswageneer1990 a couple days ago. Thanks a lot buddy for the help




      We also found some more tags



      All carpet out


      We found this cable under the carpet, who knows what it is?


      And today again with the help of him, we took the dash out First time I taken apart a car that much and it'll continue lol



      Dash is pretty cracked



      And finally got organized
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      05-13-2012 02:00 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      Finally took the carpet out with the help of Volkswageneer1990 a couple days ago. Thanks a lot buddy for the help
      No problemo man! I'm always glad to help, I learned a lot this time through
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      05-13-2012 02:40 AM #39
      Looks good so far. I hope you have come to your senses about painting a helios red. I'd say sell it to someone who wants a helios before you paint it if that's what you want to do.
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      05-14-2012 06:23 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by skidplate View Post
      Looks good so far. I hope you have come to your senses about painting a helios red. I'd say sell it to someone who wants a helios before you paint it if that's what you want to do.
      It'll be painted it's original color. So it'll stay Helios color lol

      Did I mention my helios has ABS? haha
      Last edited by NTUNED; 05-14-2012 at 06:31 PM.
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      05-14-2012 08:49 PM #41
      as far as your headliner goes im almost 100% positive you can get a brand new headliner for almost any car on ebay??? and im even more positive you can get one directly from Volkswagen???? and there are a thousand and one body companies out there who provide such things as well, or is there some reason you are trying to use the orignal head liner?
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      05-14-2012 09:21 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      We found this cable under the carpet, who knows what it is?

      for the seat belt light. You dont have the original seats so it wasn't plugged in

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      05-15-2012 02:44 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by djrethoret View Post
      as far as your headliner goes im almost 100% positive you can get a brand new headliner for almost any car on ebay??? and im even more positive you can get one directly from Volkswagen???? and there are a thousand and one body companies out there who provide such things as well, or is there some reason you are trying to use the orignal head liner?
      Mainly to save money, but if worse comes to worse, then I'll try to find a good one that's for sale. I don't think volkswagen would sell one for this car tho, I could be wrong. I couldn't even find the OEM lock set when I called the guy with the part number.

      If you know of where I can get it, please let me know


      Quote Originally Posted by tylerlb View Post
      for the seat belt light. You dont have the original seats so it wasn't plugged in
      Kinda what I figured, but wasn't sure, just wanted to confirm. Thanks bud
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      05-22-2012 12:13 PM #44
      Well I cleaned up a bit the wire mess

      Started with this (sorry for cell pics)


      and finished it like this


      Now it sits somewhat normal. Still a little tilted but you can actually see the fuses. You couldn't before.

      I also found those two red wires not plug into anything (the two red ones on the second pic) I'm sure they are power wires, one comes from the engine bay, the other one comes out of the fuse box. There was also a couple connectors that had nothing connected to it. A yellow wire with snap connector, a blue wire with same connector), black wire with number 1 written on it (look like speaker wire?), and a white/clear connector. I didn't take pictures of any of the wires because it was hot and just wanted to finish (around 2-3 in texas isn't fun)


      Also really bummed that I'm moving soon and I might need to store the 89 due to not being able to get a garage it might have to sit at my dad's for a while
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      05-22-2012 11:15 PM #45
      Cleaned the carpet. Looks almost brand new and not snowed with dog hair like it was haha

      Only update today haha
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      05-23-2012 10:55 PM #46
      I started protecting all the wires in the dashboard with plastic covers instead of the falling apart foam. I'll take some pictures soon and put them up to show how it looks.
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      05-24-2012 10:20 PM #47
      All the covering on the wires of my dash was falling apart so just covered with plastic covers. Here is how it turned out




      Out with the old


      Also cleaned the air vents and and plastic covers for the steering wheel
      before

      after


      Manage to put the dash back in. It got dark so no pictures but it's coming back together at least

      At least I had some entertainment by my good ol Panasonic radio
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      06-19-2012 10:55 AM #48
      Nice thread! You have the rarest GLi really.. ABS & Cruise Control? There we're only about 150 of those made. Those were the only options available. If you need answers ask me. I've been battling my GLi for a few years now. But it drives Sooo well once it's warm. I would totally recommend a 2.oL engine... You'll thank me for it.

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      06-19-2012 11:38 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by eurogt View Post
      Nice thread! You have the rarest GLi really.. ABS & Cruise Control? There we're only about 150 of those made. Those were the only options available. If you need answers ask me. I've been battling my GLi for a few years now. But it drives Sooo well once it's warm. I would totally recommend a 2.oL engine... You'll thank me for it.
      Yes sir, even tho as you can see there's a lot of stuff wrong with it. Cruise doesn't work sadly, need to figure out what isn't connected. Previous owner did a hackjob with stuff and I found several things not connected

      Only progress is that I got some door pull handles to replace my broken driver handle. Also got the garage finally, so it'll be reunited with me soon
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      06-27-2012 03:46 PM #50
      Well finally moved places. Got garage arrangements settled and now the car is with me but that also leaves me with absolutely no money for mods

      I took pictures but I'll post them up later

      Tried putting some chinese style door pull handles and well it's not really working out
      Driver side door works fine pulling but will not lock the door

      Passenger door does absolutely nothing


      The itch for a bug is also kicking in, so I might consider trading this b*tch for a bug

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