Save the squairs
So Im not having any luck on CL in washington state on looking for a dual or quad round grill and headlight setup (preferably badgeless). Wondering if there is a website anyone prefers for MK1 parts or if there is a shop in the Spokane area that anyone knows of. In the parts gathering stage now so I am just looking for a push in the right direction. Also any tips on a more "euro" look would be appreciated.
Im pretty sure the door is just crooked and the front left fender is a replacement from a junkyard because on the right side the line continues the whole way. Ill have to get some close ups of the front piece below the grill. Its ridiculous how much bondo is on that piece. Good thing I have a buddy I met at my new job that went to school for body work. I've always been a fan of the rounds, IDK why. And I also need to figure out a way to move the turn signals and make them clean. PO just screwed them into the front and they look like ass.
Oh and Im also not gunna buy ugly american bumpers for it so a square grill wouldnt match the euros ill be putting on. Now Im just trying to decide what to do for suspension and make up my mind on the engine swap ill be doing. Anyone have some advice or suggestions on either of those?
damn just realized you have 8mm spark plug wires
normally they are only 7mm
someone probally wound the piss out of that car a few times eh?
It is NOT all ball bearings now days!
Well seeing how there arent very many of these left and I was lucky to find this one because the only older vws in this area are bugs, Im keeping it. When I do the swap I am going to have to swap all the steering stuff and upgrade the suspension anyway. The body is pretty rust free on the outside and underneath but we will see when i get into it. I have a friend that is a body guy so when I started sanding her down he will help me with the bondo situation. I'm asking for positive opinions and advice on moving forward, not negative ones about moving backward. So comments about getting rid of it from here on out will be ignored. Thank you.
Anything can be fixed. But not everything can be fixed cheaply.
If the car is solid and you're planning on building the car, strip the car down to bare metal and start over. At least then you know what's going on in the car and thus will be able to figure out problems much easier in the future.
Www.rabbitparts.com for replacement panels and body panels. Good luck
DCI - what part of fück off do you not understand?
So i got word on the 89 jetta coupe and its been sold already. Yeah im pissed. So now im saving for another daily but this time I have a mechanic friend, who has been teaching me the ways, to bring along so i dont get screwed again.
If I lived where you do I'd have a least a dozen MK1's, seems like there are always decent ones for sale.
A couple from today:
This one is clean: