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    Thread: FS/FT: 1989 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe ABA Swap Project

    1. Senior Member christofambrosch's Avatar
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      08-25-2012 10:16 AM #1
      After much thinking I have decided this car needs to go. I have had no time to finish the car and it breaks my heart to see it sit. I started the swap just before Christmas and it is almost done. But I have no time; between two kids, work, and maintaining two other vehicles, this coupe has just sat.

      I originally traded my 1968 Beetle for this car so it kills me to let this go, because I have so much money into two cars. So my loss is your gain.

      The short and sweet: ABA motor, MkII 5 speed, ABA harness, almost full CE2 swap, CE2 fuse box, and the interior is still apart.

      The basics:

      - 2.0 8v ABA
      - Five speed manual
      - 145,xxx miles on body
      - I was told the ABA had ~ 110,000 miles on it when removed from donor car
      - No sunroof
      - Made 9/88 in West Germany

      The Good:

      - New battery (2 year replacement)
      - New O2 sensor
      - New driver axle
      - New catalytic converter
      - New Raceland coilovers
      - New front and rear upper strut mounts and bearings
      - New OEM tape deck
      - Neuspeed front sway bar
      - Neuspeed rear sway bar
      - Good seats (front and rear out of a four door Jetta)
      - Ford Taurus cup holder
      - New wiper blades
      - Techtonics Tuning 266 (AKA 270°) Hydraulic Sport Cam
      - Techtonics Tuning 2.25" cat back exhaust, with DynoMax Muffler
      - Neuspeed P-chip
      - Rubber accordion shift boot
      - New parking brake cables
      - Westmoreland grille, radiator support, custom Beetle emblem, and eBay headlights
      - New shift linkage rubber
      - MkIII shift weight
      - New transmission mount (G60 solid)
      - New transmission mount bracket
      - Solid front motor mount
      - Replaced clutch cable
      - Deleted AC lines (PO did it)
      - Deleted charcoal canister
      - Deleted washer bottle and lines (can provide)

      There may be more but that is all that comes to mind.

      The Bad:

      - Door seals are dry rotted
      - One very small rust hole in passenger front fender (about 1/8" hole)
      - Rear drum shoes are extremely low (I have shoes BNIB)
      - Passenger front wheel bearing may be bad. There is some wiggle (very little) but the car also NEEDS an alignment.
      - Dash has some cracks (like most MkII's)
      - Paint was said to have been done but it is faded
      - Tail lights are cracked

      Asking $3,500 or will trade for MkV air ride plus cash. Located in Hellertown, Pa. I will assist with loading onto a trailer. I will also be willing to meet or deliver within 25 miles of 18055.

      Edit; As of 22 November, the car now runs but needs fine tuning.
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 11-26-2012 at 07:24 AM.
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      08-25-2012 10:17 AM #2
      I can take more pictures on request.

      Some photos of it when it was running (1.8 8v Digifant II)


      Fall Coupe-1 by santorum, on Flickr

      Fall Coupe-2 by santorum, on Flickr

      Fall Coupe-3 by santorum, on Flickr

      Fall Coupe-4 by santorum, on Flickr

      During the swap:


      DSC_0003 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0004 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0007 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0008 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0009 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0020 by santorum, on Flickr

      RÖNBRGN D - ABA by santorum, on Flickr

      RÖNBRGN D - Street by santorum, on Flickr

      As it currently sits:


      DSC_0001 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0002 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0003 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0004 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0005 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0007 by santorum, on Flickr

      DSC_0008 by santorum, on Flickr
      Added 28 Oct 2012

      upload by santorum, on Flickr

      upload by santorum, on Flickr

      Buttoned up by santorum, on Flickr

      Most dash is back in. by santorum, on Flickr

      Untitled by santorum, on Flickr
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 10-28-2012 at 07:59 AM.
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      08-25-2012 10:33 AM #3
      trade you a b3 passat wagon and some oz fittipaldis for it
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      08-25-2012 10:39 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by k2rider5936 View Post
      trade you a b3 passat wagon and some oz fittipaldis for it
      PM the details on both.
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      08-26-2012 01:19 PM #6
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      08-27-2012 10:28 AM #7
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      08-28-2012 09:37 AM #8
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      08-28-2012 08:32 PM #9
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      08-29-2012 10:21 AM #10
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      08-30-2012 04:21 PM #11
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      08-31-2012 10:08 AM #12
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      09-01-2012 10:16 AM #13
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      09-04-2012 12:20 PM #15
      Bummer I just want a shell feel ur pain though ...where u located ?

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      09-05-2012 11:17 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Ickey View Post
      Bummer I just want a shell feel ur pain though ...where u located ?
      Located in Hellertown, Pa 18055.

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      09-06-2012 09:32 PM #17
      Will be doing work this weekend.

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      09-07-2012 06:55 AM #18
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      09-08-2012 01:50 PM #19
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      09-09-2012 01:14 AM #20
      What in the HELL are you thinking?
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      09-09-2012 10:27 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      What in the HELL are you thinking?
      I'm thinking that I have limited time. I managed a few hours today, but who knows when the next time will be. Once it is running, the price goes up...a lot. So someone should snag this before I finish the car.

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      09-10-2012 09:24 AM #22
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      09-12-2012 02:39 PM #23
      All CE2 harnesses are now in the car and connected.

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      09-12-2012 07:00 PM #24
      want to trade for a 1985 BMW 325e?
      new engine goodies.
      2.7l engine.

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      09-13-2012 08:47 AM #25
      As tempting as that is (very), I wil have to say no. Where are you located in case I change my mind?

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      09-13-2012 12:38 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      As tempting as that is (very), I wil have to say no. Where are you located in case I change my mind?

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      10-26-2012 08:53 PM #27
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      Priced adjusted to $3,500 or trade for MkV air ride plus cash. Vehicle now starts and possibly needs a new fuel pump to stay running. New battery has also been added.
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      10-27-2012 10:30 AM #28
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      10-28-2012 08:01 AM #29
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      10-28-2012 02:24 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      Thank you. Maybe some of your good luck will rub off here.

      I am taking a huge loss with selling this car so someone needs to jump on this; clean body, ABA and CE2 swap almost finished, and extras. $3,500 sounds like a great deal. I will also deliver within 25 miles of 18055 for free.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-29-2012 09:53 AM #32
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      I'll give you something to rub off.

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      10-29-2012 08:02 PM #34
      Hurricane Bump
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