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      06-07-2012 10:33 AM #1
      Hi guys!

      I just bought this 1983 MK2 CL. Engine is a 1.3 55hp with carbs, brown/beige interior.
      Almost no rust as far as I've seen, but some areas have been repainted, looks better on the pics as it really is.
      My plans so far:
      Fix it to get new TÜV (main inspection)
      Lower it
      Put some wheels on it (Retro Rotas?)
      Maybe historic plates next year


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      06-07-2012 05:04 PM #2
      It's ridiculous how clean that is, I love the colour too. Great base for what could be a really nice MK2.

      Now this won't hold as much weight coming from me because I have fake wheels myself haha, but I would suggest against rotas on that car. You're in Germany dude, you can probably find a nice set of actual retro schmidt/ borbet/ bbs etc. wheels and refinish them for the price of new rotas

      Then again, Rota Shakotans would look really nice on that car
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      06-07-2012 06:36 PM #3
      Why can't I find "cream puffs" like this over here in the states? Anyway, congrats man, and good luck with your plans. Keep us posted! (Oh, and hello from the US! )
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      06-08-2012 01:26 PM #4
      Sadly it looks way better than it really is. The paint has been fixed on many places, but you don't see it on the photos. Plus the previous owner used more silicone in the interior than Lolo Ferrari ever had. My standards for it were low, as I didn't looked at it before getting it on Ebay for $260.
      The good news are that I passed today the main inspection without defects. Only the rear brakes weren't equal and he said that the LCA bushings aren't the best anymore.

      I'm not sure yet about coils. I believe those low and cheap coils like TA-Technix, JOM, Raceland are too stiff for my taste. I have DTS in my MK4, they ride great but don't go that low.

      And regarding wheels... I want something that is not so common. I believe no one in Germany has ever put Rotas on a VW.
      But I found 2 other wheels yet which would be a good alternative. Sadly the first one is a single copy. They are D&W, which was a big company in the 80s and early 90s. Every Friday is a meeting at their shop. I believe they're rebranded RHs.

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      06-08-2012 04:07 PM #5
      Ive always dreamed of having a t red or mars red car with that said brown\beige interior. Something about those two colors


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      06-09-2012 09:48 AM #7
      Some Meguiars Crystal Clear Step 1 and Collonite Wax for it today And I snapped some pics.





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      Rear coils are in, fronts follow tomorrow
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      06-20-2012 01:16 PM #9
      i see what you mean about the silicone
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      06-24-2012 02:11 PM #10
      983km and more than 9 hours in the car brought me this
      Brown reupholstered Corrado seats

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      06-24-2012 05:09 PM #11
      '83? i had no idea.
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      06-24-2012 05:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      '83? i had no idea.
      The usage of model year isn't that common in Germany, we mostly use date of first registration, and that was in my case the 20th December 1983.
      So they all were MY 1984, but some of them were registered in 1983.

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      06-27-2012 06:35 AM #13
      Finally got the whole coils in. Height isn't bad for being at a still street legal level. Of course they will be lower with wheels.

      Seek and you will find. The both front doors look sadly the same.
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      07-06-2012 11:07 AM #14
      Finally registered + some pics





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    14. 07-06-2012 12:16 PM #15
      NICE seats

      I really really like this car.

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      07-06-2012 12:53 PM #16
      really looks amazing man!

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      07-06-2012 04:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by black gti View Post
      NICE seats

      I really really like this car.
      Yet, but I'm not sure yet if I put them in for a longer time. :/
      Rear seats need work as they're from a Corrado.

      I try to find a brown interior in better shape than mine, ideally velours.
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      07-06-2012 08:04 PM #18
      This car looks amazing! The color, the heckblende, and the rarity! That thing must get crazy good gas mileage!

      I love the look! Please let me know if you ever need anything from the U.S. I would be honored to contribute to such a pristine example of a Mk2
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      07-07-2012 07:48 AM #19
      Thanks man.
      I'm a bit pissed about the heckblende, I just found a new white/red on Ebay for just a bit more than I paid for mine. :/

      I have no idea what I could get from the USA for my MK2 lol. Do you know if anyone else than BFI sells new single round badged 7 slat grilles? BFI don't have them in stock anymore and said they won't ship to Germany.
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    20. 07-07-2012 07:54 PM #21
      so cool!

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      07-08-2012 06:18 PM #22
      Thanks guys

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      07-08-2012 07:26 PM #23
      I wish I had an early stock mk2 ! that last picture is perfect

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      07-08-2012 07:35 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by SOLEDADBRAVO View Post
      I wish I had an early stock mk2 ! that last picture is perfect
      I'd wish to own another MK2. Something with big bumpers or oakgreen. Or this one. Pure 80s stuff.
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      07-15-2012 10:13 AM #25
      New grille with Hella Fogs

      And some VW hubcaps, as the autozone-ish caps suck.
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      07-21-2012 05:23 PM #26
      New wheels are on their way.

      And a few new snaps.






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      07-21-2012 08:10 PM #27


      I like it sitting at that ride height. It's actually still useful as a car.

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      I remember you from the mk4 forums

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      07-23-2012 06:18 PM #29
      I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'll lower it maybe an inch more after i put the wheels on.

      Btw theycame today, trialfit tomorrow



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      07-24-2012 04:57 AM #30
      I expected less poke on front but more on the rear, but I goddamn like it! <3





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      07-24-2012 05:02 AM #31
      I like it!
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      07-24-2012 06:31 AM #32
      Oh God yes!

    32. 08-02-2012 05:28 PM #33
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      08-13-2012 08:57 PM #35
      Those wheels are fantastic!

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