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    Thread: stranded. anyone handy on mk1s?

    1. 05-16-2012 08:41 PM #1
      My coupe has me some what stranded off rt26 in TN just north of NC. I think a tie rod end or a ball joint went out. Anyone coming down with spares? I'm getting it towed to some place called vw specialties in weaverville but I don't even know at this point if they work on anything water cooled or if there's any place to pick up the parts around here.

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      05-16-2012 09:16 PM #2
      back up top^^ someone help Ben out

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      05-16-2012 09:28 PM #3
      This has to stay up top. Can anyone help Ben out?

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      05-16-2012 10:03 PM #4
      Reposting on FB.. hopefully someone can help you out with some parts.
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    5. 05-16-2012 10:24 PM #5
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      Against my usual jugment when dealing with tow truck drivers, I let him convince me to drop it off at the shop he works at. Its a pretty decent sized shop and its right across the hwy from a hotel and it's located in a town we're somewhat familiar with. I should know bu tomorrow morning weather they'll be able to get parts in time for the show. Other wise we'll grab a rental car and head down to Helen and hopefully pick the coupe up on our way back home after the show. But chime in if anyone has parts just in case the shop can't get their hands on them.

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      05-16-2012 10:29 PM #6
      This sucks man. I wish I could do something for ya. Where are you going to be staying at?

    7. 05-16-2012 10:37 PM #7
      Comfort inn off Rt 26 in Mars Hill NC. I've got got company and options so it's not a complete disaster. And We'll get to the show with or with out the coupe. But the latter would be a damn shame. I look forward to having the coupe at Sowo all year long. Or maybe I should start calling it SoWoIsMe.

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      05-16-2012 10:50 PM #8
      I tried to hit you up before you left. I met you at Dubhaus meet last month. Well I hope to see you there and I will be there in my blue mk1 coupe.

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      05-16-2012 11:51 PM #9
      Bump... posted it up in the swap on facebook... hope to see her there!

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      05-17-2012 01:43 AM #10
      **** Ben, wish we were in a position to help!
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      05-17-2012 07:06 AM #11
      bump----

      if anyone's got anything that can help, I'm leaving the d.c. area around 9. I'd love to come by and pick up a tie rod or balljoint from you and run it down to Ben

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      05-17-2012 08:43 AM #12
      damn this **** sucks. hope someone can get a couple of parts to 'em!
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      05-17-2012 09:17 AM #13
      I have a ton of mk1 parts and can bring whatever...I just need to know what to bring!
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      05-17-2012 11:36 AM #14
      Still down and out?

    15. 05-17-2012 11:42 AM #15
      Good News! Its not what I thought it was. It was a seized break caused by sime oil that got on the rotor. We have a solution and hopefully we can get back on the road by tomorrow. I'm short on time so I fill the rest of the story later

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      05-17-2012 02:28 PM #17
      Dam sad to hear,
      hope to see it on the road soon!





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    18. 05-17-2012 10:10 PM #18
      Made it all the way to Helen with out anymore problems!! So many things fell into place at the right time and place and the auto shop was super awesome and accomodating.

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      05-17-2012 10:14 PM #19
      glad you made it Ben. love your dog btw..
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      05-18-2012 01:27 PM #20
      Glad things worked out! Can't to see you in Helen.

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