VWVortex.com - Getting the '79 back on the road
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
    Results 126 to 137 of 137

    Thread: Getting the '79 back on the road

    1. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2000
      Location
      SATX
      Posts
      141
      Vehicles
      '79 Scirocco, '10 Insight - hatch LIIIIFE
      06-24-2019 05:54 PM #126
      Glass shop succeeded without cracking the glass, thank jeebus. They complimented the quality of Vintage Rubber's seal, not realizing it was a reproduction, so that's cool.

      Clicked the odometer over to 84,000 on the way home.







      I'm going to take a stab at sanding and polishing the aluminum window trim and then reinstalling. Watched some videos on youtube about renewing chrome trim using wet sanding techniques. Going to give that a shot. Anyone ever done that? There's a fairly nasty part of the trim that could look a lot better.

      Now that it's watertight, I suppose it's time to insure it and time to get it through state inspection. Going to sign up for Classic car plates. Can't believe I made. 1 year and 4 months. The car is NOT done, but it can definitely hit the road and see what else I can shake out.

      Still need to swap out the 4 speed for a 5, for example.
      Remind me to double check my diagnoses

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 28th, 2005
      Location
      Burr Ridge, IL
      Posts
      8,621
      Vehicles
      81 S, 84 GTI, 86 16V, 92 Cabby
      06-24-2019 07:33 PM #127
      I thought the aluminum window trim had to be pressed in before the glass is installed, is that not the case?
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2000
      Location
      SATX
      Posts
      141
      Vehicles
      '79 Scirocco, '10 Insight - hatch LIIIIFE
      06-26-2019 08:07 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by echassin View Post
      I thought the aluminum window trim had to be pressed in before the glass is installed, is that not the case?
      The window shop made it sound like it was the last step of the install process. I removed it first during disassembly and I don’t see a reason why it can’t be installed last.

      I hope that’s right.
      Remind me to double check my diagnoses

    5. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 28th, 2005
      Location
      Burr Ridge, IL
      Posts
      8,621
      Vehicles
      81 S, 84 GTI, 86 16V, 92 Cabby
      06-26-2019 09:39 PM #129
      I guess use lots of lube, press the trim into place firmly but without hitting it, for fear of breaking the glass. I'd be especially concerned about the corners where it appears the bend has collapsed the groove in the seal.
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

    6. Member ydrogs's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 6th, 2005
      Location
      Tigard, OR
      Posts
      902
      Vehicles
      1980 Scirocco
      06-27-2019 02:52 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by echassin View Post
      I guess use lots of lube, press the trim into place firmly but without hitting it, for fear of breaking the glass. I'd be especially concerned about the corners where it appears the bend has collapsed the groove in the seal.
      I have never had much luck getting the trim piece in after the window has been installed. It is just too tight. The corners will be the hardest part like you mentioned. Do not use a screw driver to widen the groove even when tempted.

      The last windshield I installed I put the trim piece in first and had much better success but it wanted to keep squirting out when pulling the seal in.

      And of course lots of lube is always the right way to do things
      Gordy S

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2000
      Location
      SATX
      Posts
      141
      Vehicles
      '79 Scirocco, '10 Insight - hatch LIIIIFE
      11-21-2019 06:27 PM #131
      Sure sure, had a baby boy in August, but found a great deal on a swap for this former rust monster:



      Found a really amazing deal thanks to Ryan Schuermann, and he and I yanked the guts out of a very much totaled 16v sitting in a lot.

      I want to show you all the condition of the car it came out of, but you all should really be sitting down.
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      Are you ready?
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      Ok.
      .
      .






      This is the result of a (presumably large truck?) t-boning this poor car into an iron fence. Thankfully, the engine compartment was perfect.



      The engine was almost entirely complete with computers, plumbing, wiring, accessories, brackets.. Felt like I hit the jackpot.

      Going to continue to drive my slow 1.6L as is until the summer comes and makes un-air conditioned car life unbearable and will then begin to drop the new engine in!

      Thanks again to Ryan!



      I know the engine looks like it's being held up by the intake, but it ain't.
      Remind me to double check my diagnoses

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 10th, 2015
      Location
      Utah, USA
      Posts
      5,331
      Vehicles
      4 VWs, 1 Buick, 1 Ford & 1 Jag
      11-21-2019 07:24 PM #132
      You should buy that '85 project in the classifieds. You could make it into a "real" 16V with the parts from your crunched 16V.

      (CIS-E being the most important part.)

      The tranny on the 16V also has one slightly different lever - I think it's called the relay lever but am too lazy to go get the Bentley and look it up.

      Your crunched 16V is the only condition of Scirocco I don't mind seeing cut up and thrown away.

      Be sure to carefully remove and save all wiring harnesses and anything else that didn't get destroyed in the crash.

      I hate it when junk yards cut up $1,000.00 (or irreplaceable) harnesses to sell $15.00 connectors.

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2013
      Location
      Yorktown Heights, NY
      Posts
      525
      Vehicles
      (2) 2005 Acura TLs. 1987 Corvette, 1987 16v Scirocco 1978 Lancia Beta Sedan, 1999 Chevy Tahoe
      11-21-2019 07:25 PM #133
      Yikes!! Forgot about the engine, hope the passengers were OK


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    10. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 10th, 2015
      Location
      Utah, USA
      Posts
      5,331
      Vehicles
      4 VWs, 1 Buick, 1 Ford & 1 Jag
      11-21-2019 08:55 PM #134
      If nothing else, save the prop valves for the rear disks on that crunched Scirocco 16V.


      Those are probably the rarest part on a Scirocco, or any VW MK1.

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 10th, 2015
      Location
      Utah, USA
      Posts
      5,331
      Vehicles
      4 VWs, 1 Buick, 1 Ford & 1 Jag
      11-21-2019 09:00 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmyspirits View Post
      Yikes!! Forgot about the engine, hope the passengers were OK


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Yes, forget everything else. How were the people in the Scirocco?

    12. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2000
      Location
      SATX
      Posts
      141
      Vehicles
      '79 Scirocco, '10 Insight - hatch LIIIIFE
      11-22-2019 01:31 AM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by 53PL-50AAA-VW611BAN View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmyspirits View Post
      Yikes!! Forgot about the engine, hope the passengers were OK


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Yes, forget everything else. How were the people in the Scirocco?
      The car was parked and empty at the time of the crunch.

      It’s not my car. I just made off with the loot. Ryan saved the prop valves and the transmission. I got everything else!
      Remind me to double check my diagnoses

    13. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2013
      Location
      Yorktown Heights, NY
      Posts
      525
      Vehicles
      (2) 2005 Acura TLs. 1987 Corvette, 1987 16v Scirocco 1978 Lancia Beta Sedan, 1999 Chevy Tahoe
      11-22-2019 09:03 PM #137
      Great news all around. Good luck with all that nice loot.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •