Cool thread bro! Just read thru all of it.
Did you ever source a 5 speed? Not sure if they are 4 or 5, but LKQ and U pull both have foxes right now. An 88 and a 90. Being they are fox1's tho, they are most likely 4 speed.... Good Luck!
i found one in Idaho for $350 shipped to a commercial address... its from a Quantum Turbo diesel i asked for the trans code and they are supposed to email me back
So got this pic of the Dasher yesterday. (I stashed in KS at my cousins, becuase of a winter storm when i picked up the GTi)
Then a pic of it today...
And my GTi at work last night... we got 2-3 inches downtown...
My plans are to fly in and pick it up monday... Both my cars in 2 different states got snow on the same day.... Kind of ironic
No just from an iPhone... Sorry man but plan on getting some winter Mountians shots next weeks, we are supposed to get snow every 2 days this week...
I have been waiting to take snow pictures of my Dasher for the calender now for the last few months, but Illinois has been suffering from a snow draught, so I decided to just start ripping my front end apart to fix some rusty frame issues.
Guess what.... WE JUST GOT 8 INCHES OF SNOW!!!! I cant move my dasher outside because the suspension is currently off along with the engine and quarter panels.
But seriously, you should come and check out vwdasher.com too! We love pictures there too. I dont go on vortex that often like I should, but I visit vwdasher every day, pretty much every few hours.
Glad to see you love that dasher! Have you named it yet? I name most of my vehicles, or atleast the ones I like!
I am currently on the hunt for the 5sp gearbox for my dasher as well.... Hoping to put one in during this rebuild.
1980 VW Dasher Diesel w/ 1981 1.6L-D CK
Gir - "won't the sploding hurt?" Zim - "Silence!"
Yeah that storm help drop 20+ inches on Wichita, Ks in 2 weeks. Wichita had the snowiest Feb in recorded history.... Here in Co we live and die by the snow.... That is what provides the moisture for the summer. It never rains.
Also yeah i started a thread on the vwdasher.com but for some reason i never updated it, just so use to vortex... i will post some pics and update it soon. I will have to check it our more often lol
I got some hi res shots... none are edited, but what do you guys think? they were taken by a friend with a ok DSLR...
This is probally my Fav
just started a vwdasher.com thread
good to see the dasher is still treating you well, even better to hear you were able to track down the proper trans for it. I'm glad to see it getting the attention it deserves
Even better to see you finally got legal plates on it. I noticed my plate laying in the back still in the pic with the dog, i know you weren't really concerned with ever getting it back to me after I got the second ticket in the mail from where you blew a tollbooth. I just reported the plate lost/stolen so I wouldn't let the police catch you with it in your possession.
I don't see a need for pm at this point, I'd like to go on the public record as i was pretty clear at the time of the purchase what i expected out of the deal and then I thought i really made my point when i spoke to you on the phone after getting the red-light ticket. Apparently you're still confused so i'm going to lay it all out on the table so others on the forum don't make the same mistakes I did in their dealings with you.
Just to lay the groundwork so everyone knows whats up and there is no confusion...
I've had that car for a long time and wanted to have a good home. We had just bought a house, and I had three projects including the dasher anyone who's ever purchased a new home can relate to the expenses related with such a purchase so I decided to sell the dasher.
On the test drive the alternator quit charging as a result of a problem in the exciter circuit originating from the cluster something i had problems with many months before and went away. I would have fixed it if i could have obtained the proper cluster. I apologized for the problem and then I showed you how to jump the exciter circuit, gave you my booster pack just in case, and decided to let you transport the car home on my tag with the understanding that you would mail it back to me when you got home.
Weeks went by never got the plate, I wrote it off and got a new plate for the vehicle i was wanting to transfer that plate to figuring I'd never hear from you again anyway. Sometime late October or early November I got the ticket below. I found your number from an old email and called you. To my surprise you answered You gave me some excuse about not paying attention while coming home from church, and continued on to tell me some BS about how its not a real ticket unless an officer hands it to you, blah blah blah. I'm not a fan of red-light cameras either, but the bottom line is you broke the law and didn't give two ****s because it wasn't your plate, you never showed any remorse for putting me in that position. Admittedly I was probably a bit rude toward the end of our phone conversation which I later apologized for when I emailed you a copy of the ticket, but I was very irritated at the fact that you did that and didn't notify me prior to me getting mailed the ticket and then you tried to make excuses for it on the phone, be a man and own your mistakes. I told you to correct the issue by the next business day (which would have been a Monday) and mail me my plate along with proof that the fine had been settled. You never did this.
Fortunately the City of Denver and the Denver PD were very helpful in handling the situation they had me provide them with as much of your information as possible, the bill of sale, and they dismissed the charges.
Then again in December you blew a toll both twice in the same day. I can see being in the wrong lane and making a mistake once but not twice in the same day, again it shows that who gives a **** its not my plate and subsequent fine attitude. You would have purposely had to take the express lane so as to avoid having to stop and pay the toll to an actual person, again you did this twice in the same day as shown on the ticket below.
I wish i could say my dealings with the highway administration were as easy as with the city of Denver and PD. They wont return my calls and seem to be uninterested in the documentation I've sent them. I'm probably just going to pay the ticket so I don't get a warrant issued for me in Denver or something hitting my credit for non payment.
For anyone that's read this far sorry for the long read, but I've been dealing with folks and VW's for over a decade now and I've never been SO disappointed in a fellow "enthusiast" I think it really highlights a problem with today's generation and their complete disregard for others and inability to deal with the consequences of their actions. I can say I've learned my lesson in that I'll probably never sell a car to another "out of towner" and I sure as heck wont sell another car to anyone and leave my plates on it. It really sucks that you cant trust someones word anymore ESPECIALLY in a group of VW enthusiasts.
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my my....big brother is alive and well in denver....
Gir - "won't the sploding hurt?" Zim - "Silence!"
@ 93wolfsburg : That's a real bummer. All of these things are so petty, the OP could've easily prevented all of this from happening.
Heck. I know this may be impossible, but I offer to pay the fines should it enable you to regain your trust in the VW community.
I do appreciate the thought I know there is still good folks like you out there it just seems these days the younger vw folks don't seem to care about much but themselves.
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That's unfortunate. I feel your pain, 93Wolfsburg. I had a similar situation with a Passat I sold a few years ago.
And like you, I will never leave my tag on a vehicle I sell again.
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-'81 Dasher diesel wagon... sat in Grandpa's barn for 16 years
-'89 Syncro Vanagon work in progress
So i guess I need to respond, to be honest i don't want to get into some internet fight. If the the PO wanted to actually settle this he could contact me directly.... but here we go
Yes I'm guilty of not getting the tag changed in a timely enough fashion. I am big enough to admit when i am wrong. I was also working 70-80 hrs a week during this time, does this excuse me no, but i feel this does add some light to the situation.
Did i get a Red Light camera ticket YES. I was on my way home from church and the light changed and i didn't get stopped in time and stopped partially in the cross walk. So the camera went off. The PO called me and flipped out, cussed me out and couldn't have a civil discussion at that time. He later called we had a civil discussion where i offered to pay it if he would mail me the ticket. I never got anything from him. I assumed it was a non issue. I did inform him how it is not a legally binding ticket as Colorado Law requires a Police Officer to physically serve the ticket to be binding. Since i got nothing in the mail from him i assumed it was over. Now I did assume and you know what that means....
Now on the Toll issue. I did not blow through a toll. Here in Denver they have Photo Tolls. There is no stops just camera and they send you a bill. I made a wrong turn and ended up on E470 a toll way in Denver. I thought i got turned off before i hit the tolls, but i guess not. I am more then willing to pay the toll charges. He will need to provide me with the bill so i can do so.
So as this could have all been taken care off one on one but instead he is post out here. if the PO would like to contact me he has my contact info.
Guys - This is absolutely not the venue to settle this. Please use a more private means of communication when posting tickets, etc.
Please PM me with any questions. Thanks.
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