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    Thread: Garden City, NY - Feeler: 1996 Jetta 2.0 - needs a bit of love

    1. Member roadrashvw's Avatar
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      06-28-2012 11:33 AM #1
      I've had this car since 2009, its been on and off the road since. Given me nothing but headache's. Car has rust spots on both rear quarter panels, as well as oxidation on the hood and roof...Transmission went a week after I bought it...radio went into safe mode after I replaced transmission....shortly after, replaced the alternator, the day i got it back, some dickhead cut me off only to speed up to a red light ...I was on a downhill..hit the brakes..no abs, slid into the curb and bent the tie rod (which has been replaced as well, no other major damages were found from the mechanic shop i took it to). Car ran awesome after I replaced the tie rod...Exhaust manifold had a whole in it since I bought it. Replaced with Bosal header pipe assembly from ECS and had a nice tone to it when I had it running. On my birthday (of all days) at 12:30, just 30 min after i turned 21, my shift linkage went ..cars been off the road and in my garage since July 20, 2011.

      Car started up until about 3-4 months ago. Contemplating whether or not I should sell my jetta and move on to another project :-(.....I had high hopes and dreams...but it might be time to hop into another project...Most parts needed for repairs I already have, just haven't had the time, money or tools to replace. It's a damn good rolling shell and ready for a swap! anyone interested just message me..I'll supply my phone number as well as pics

      I'm a graphic design student at the Art Institute of NY and I'm a design intern at Entree Lifestyle
      www.entreelifestyle.com

      ****^^^ tune in this fall to see my designs for sale online!!

      I used to live out on LI now I travel back and forth to the city and Brooklyn for work/school, so I really don't have the time or use for the Jetta right now. I'm paying for school out of my own pocket..Literally...and im behind on bills as well..I'm just a young man tryna make it and live the dream. I wanna see this car go to someone who see's its potential and put it in better hands.

      1996 VW Jetta
      120,XXX miles
      replaced transmission (85K miles when i got it) back in 2009, only put 5K miles on it since the swap...
      5K miles on the brand new clutch and flywheel
      New battery and alternator
      Bosal Header
      GLX Smoked Tails

      ** also have other unknown goods I'll throw in with the car

      Needs:
      Front Wheel Bearings
      Starter - have
      Shift Linkage - have
      Power Steering Pump - have
      Exhaust from catback - exhausts pipes are no good but will still pass emissions
      E-brake cable - have
      Could use a paint job unless you want the rat rod look

      I might be forgetting a few things it needs but as I said, I have 90% of the parts it needs..just needs a little love. Awesome project car for a swap which I intended
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      1996 Jetta 2.Slo
      06-30-2012 03:35 AM #2
      pics always help....bump it!!!

      1500 neg



      how she looked when i first got her..


      my old headliner donated it to another mk3 that i think is fs on the vortex as well ....have another stock headliner and will custom re-upholster it for a couple more bucks....


      how she sits in my garage now....i traded my buddy my stock tails for a set of GLX tails...

      click the link to see how she sits in my garage now..follow me on instagram if you wish
      http://instagr.am/p/h7bX8/

      Parts to be installed....

      Starter
      Steering Pump
      Shift Linkage
      Headliner - will leave stock otherwise noted

      Extra's

      Headliner
      A,B,C Pillars
      2 Gray Cloth Front seats
      Front Lip
      Gray Cloth Door Cards - can also custom re-upholster if noted....

      a good project for someone to finish off..
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      06-30-2012 10:45 AM #3
      sat morning bump
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      08-18-2012 12:31 PM #4
      sat. morning update!

      ordered raceland coils for the jetta which will be here monday evening

      the starter is in! car starts, just needs a new battery..battery is dead from sitting in the garage for too long!!

      the more i get this car ready, the more the price fs goes up...ready for a swap if anyone wants to take this off my hands....


      looking to get into an Audi 90 Coupe.....if not ill settle with the jetta for now....



      sat. morning bump!! UP UP AND AWAY!!!
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      08-18-2012 12:33 PM #5
      new price is 1700neg..

      w.o the racelands...
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      09-19-2012 04:43 AM #6
      1200 as it sits
      As you describe it and being a mk3 2.0 jetta and in its current condition i dont think much more is too reasonable.
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      09-19-2012 04:44 AM #7
      1500 of it comes with raceland ultimos
      If u have the red racelands not wanted
      Bump
      Need me a daily

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      09-19-2012 10:45 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by vrsexmike View Post
      1500 of it comes with raceland ultimos
      If u have the red racelands not wanted
      Bump
      Need me a daily
      update

      car now has GLX Sport cloths
      new short throw shift linkage from missinglinkz


      figured out the issue with power steering...no pump needed...just a belt which cost next to nothing.....
      when life throws you a cosine you gotta curve....

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      09-19-2012 04:27 PM #9
      Bump
      I want this

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