I don't know where to begin other then i don't care to post much on here. On the flip side I have read up and researched what I am going to be doing with my build/ read a ton of threads. A fair warning, I'm not the best at sentence structuring, haha i tend to explain myself a lot with words AND pictures. only 1 posted right now as im learning to use photobucket and make posts on here.
1991 Jetta GL not running that had been sitting for 2+ years. it came with
minty Corrado Sebrings on brand new tires
Old style Thule roof rack and fairing (covered on right side/corner) with all locks/keys
FK badgeless grille
a tune up from GAP
3 sets of Round headlights. 1 set being Ecodes. 1 set being cross hairs and the last set being the stock "hella" rounds.
body in solid shape
the original keys(1 for locks and 1 for ignition)
a folder with every single receipt. (this gave me a confidence boost on this 300,000+ mile Mk2 knowing the motor would need new life)
a Hollywood undead cd
bunch of Misc. parts,
and some change which i offered to give back jokingly so he took me serious and said i could keep it. It turns out in posts later i will need it, lots of it.
I couldn't resist.
I was beyond stoked when i saw this posted on here. He was asking 500$ or best offer. I got in contact with him right away and it was set id come check this out. The next Night after traveling home from Cali, we struck a deal. To my surprise he low-balled my offer of 375$ to 300$ from just wanting to get rid of it.
this was his Daily Driver to West Virginia and Back for his job, respectively. The receipts had reflected how well he had taken care of this car.
I was scared for it possibly not having a tittle and then i knew it was decided i would do whatever i have to do to get this car.
I check it out finding it would need a bare minimum to pass pa inspection and emissions it would need
tune-up(which he had one for it)
New Rain Gutter seals
Pads and Rotors
new Temp Sensors (and the obvious fluid flush and refresh)
we talk things over and found out he was trying to revive this after it had sat for 2+ years from him getting an R32 ( replaced heater core, door handles, E-Brake cables)
I put a 200$ deposit on the car and he agrees to hold it for me as long as i paid him off soon and kept him updated with what was going on with my income situation.
(i learned its better to stick with your job no matter how much it sucks until you can go to another one and have the full amount of what a seller is asking not wasting there time)
a few months later as he promised to hold it for me, I made the purchase. (after being unemployed, getting an awesome job and saving "beloved" money), It was mine.
When went to the notary to do this and the Notarization person asked "why is the price so low?"
he(seller) responds:" the car has over 300 thousand miles, it doesn't run". I looked at him and smiled in a thanking way knowing he could have gotten more money from another sale or parts alone. He was fine with me coming back for the car later as long as i kept my word.
another month later right before new years eve 2011
I go to get this beloved car of mine from him with him and had a plan to drive it out of there.
The tired worn out DIGI II motor wouldn't turn over to get it out of his place for the life in it. So, the last resort was being pulled by his fathers work truck connected to a few chains connected to the front cross member and me driving while using the E-Brake to stop(which i did check before we tackled this mission). We went less then 2 miles up the road to my newly rented garage that was empty. Pulling out of his driveway showed me how low this Mk2 really was. Ill admit i did smile for a few seconds when beloved and I shared our first few scrapings and then realized this is way to low for my preference. Got it to the garage and the first thing i tackled was
starting to pull the engine out piece by piece for not having many tools or an engine lift. found lots of usable parts i wont be using to help fund the project. I'll post up a list with pics of what i have later.
its almost 6am and i've been up since 11am. I am beat.
i will finish this post out by saying this:
my plans are for this
( ABA OBD1 bottom end
Heavy Duty Valve springs
all new gaskets
3.5 FPR ect ect)
TT Stainless Cat Back Exhaust w/ borla muffler
BFI motor and trans mounts, Polyurethane bushings
mk3 gas tank swap
mk3 rear disc swap
mk3 front brake swap
stainless brake lines
22mm master cylinder swap
preparation for paint
and much more to come
this was all decided back in March and my job worked me 70 hours a week for a while. that has now slowed down and its going to get even slower.
this leaves me time to finally focus on this project after it has sat for a while in peices begging to be built. begging.
Goal: Build a clean, fun and reliable Daily Driver
more to pics to come