Since I didn't find this subforum the first time I posted, I figured I'd post the link to my original introduction here for the Fox crew. I didn't realize how large the forums were at first. Newbie mistake.
Welcome. Foxes aren't complicated or too bad to work on (usually). Not to be negative, but your car has a lot of body damage. The driver's side rocker panel looks real bad. Has it been checked for frame damage?
Otherwise, I hope you can make it a good driver. You're off to a good start by ordering a Bentley manual. Techtonics makes a great exhaust when you're ready to replace yours. You can also check to see if the restrictive spacer in front of the cat. converter has been pulled yet (check the FAQ on the Fox forum's main page). Removing it or replacing it with a less restrictive Audi 4000 spacer can give you some free power.
Finally, that's really cool that you live on an Alpaca farm!
welcome new guy im nick (aka) vwturbofox and welcome to the best vw forums ever. you can search around and find alot of help and parts in here.
your car looks a little ruff but that to me is just more of a reason to spend more money on the fox make it look good. do you have any big plans for the fox or is it just a daily driver.
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Welcome to the forum, you're gonna have a lot of fun with your Fox!!
Fenders, doors and tail light are very easy to replace, you'll have a little trouble with the radiator support and the rocker panels but even then, definitely doable
You're definitely doing things right ordering a Bentley and I am sure you will do some quality work on that car. Enjoy!! Foxes do grow on you so my advice is don't resist, jump right in!
Thanks for the continued welcomes.
Yeah, it isn't a pretty car, but I plan to fix it up as right as I can. I'm not worried about cosmetic blemishes as much as getting it running properly - and legal - at this time. The front fender panel and turn signal lens are going to get replaced before it goes back on the road.
It is going to be a daily driver to save me $$ on diesel for my truck. It ran well up until a year ago when it was parked.
I haven't checked the frame to see if it is bent, but I doubt it is. That crunch came from someone backing into the car when it was parked. I will check it now that you mention it, though.
The first thing I'm going to do is change the fuel hose over to the same one oRANGEJULIUS got, then change all of the filters, oil and battery before even attempting to start it.
I dread looking at the first UOA on it. Yeah, I'm a bit particular with regards to my stuff. All of our vehicles get tested each oil change to see what is going on in the engine.
Yep, we live on a farm in East Texas (Bent River Alpacas; web site, Facebook and YouTube are all the same name; just Google us) and have alpacas, llamas, goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, dogs and cats (and one guinea pig; that's the boys'). We're a regular petting zoo. If any of y'all are around the area, drop by and give me some pointers on the Fox. Heck, we might even have a Fox gathering at some point. I have the space for it.