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hey guys and gals,

I think it may be about time for me to throw up a few pictures of my jetta seen as i am about half way thruogh already lol.

Ok were do i start........ am i suppose i bought my little humble 90 1.6 td jetta with great intentions of doing it up over the summer but due to my 21st round the corner funds wouldn allow me :-( , so i started around mid september sometime as for dates i dont really know lol

( in advance i apoligise for any crap spelling its judt im not the best speller in the world ha )

my plans for the car are:
1) strip it down
2) get rid of as much rust as possible
3) re-spray
4) borbet type a's
5) g60 archs and arch cut outs
6) cheap skate rallye front lol (corrado front)
7) coilovers
8) smooth off aerials and side mouldings

There is prob alot more stuff i want to do just forgot it or havent thought of it yet lol

oddly i dont have pictures before hand just one or two but ill stick them up anyway.

right heres the pics:

car before:



then i started to strip off all the rubbers and bumper etc and found a fair bit of rust :-(

heres the drivers side rear door



the other passo door was the same. the boot was very bad to around the locking part ( pics to follow)

Anyway not having any new metal i had to cut some out of a old car and bend it into place

Before



then a handsome young man bending it with a stick lol ( thats me btw just home from work)



and the finished bend which i had to make two of



those pics are bloody massice lol. Anyway here is a mock up the way it fit into the doors



other side of the door



now the boot was all rusted through too so we had to make pretty much a new part ( i have a picture of the rust before but i cant seem to find it)

here it is half in anyway (we had to replace the shiny bit )



during welding (thats my bro who is doing most of the work lol)



finished product :rolleyes:



edit that wasnt it fully finished lol we fully ewelded it and ground it down alot better than that

then the doors sections welded up and ground

 

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removed the hitch ( i left that that bar because i wasnt sure what it did)



my exghaust is pretty damn sweet dont ya think lol



i also found more rust under the sills whicch was a bit annoying because we thought there wasnt any when buying the car :-( But i dont have any pictures of these bits

Moving onto the archs and the g60's marked out (only a rough guess)



then cut out with a angle grinder, i did both side obviously lol



then onto the back archs, i did pretty much the same thing marked out



again leaving enough room and cut with an angle grinder



then welded it up due to the double skin



then got my hands on these two ( siekens spray can primer and wurth sealer stuff (which is very very thick) ) and i did all these bits



arch



doors



passo side sill



I did alot more than the like the tops of the doors,boot and other sides of the sill but the pics seemed to have dissapeared lol

anyway i think thats most of the welding bits done ( or so i thought anyway lol)
 

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Lol that door pic isnt actually as bad as it looks hahaha and my god it looks rough ha

Anyway i have pretty much all the ibside striped and ready for painting , unfortinitily i dont have any pics of this because i couldnt find the camera (which i found on the table beside the car lol).

i have the seats,dash (what a horrible job), roof liner out along with the carpets and it wasnt the worst under the carpet but looks like it hit one big stone or somethimg due to a dent in it .
O ya guess what...... i found more bloody rust on the drivers and passo foot well !!!!!! it aint too bad just annoying

anywho here is a picture of how it stands now with it all scotched and cleaned ( with stuff called " panel wipe" not sure is that the proper name but its serious tack , its actually like white spirts)

Boot



rear seats (crappicture i know lol )



pictue of said rust, also a bit on the left which is a bit hard to see



LOOK AT MY DIRTY FINGER LOL



not too sure were this bit is drivers side foot weel me thinks



The inside is pretty much ready for paint now i just need to do that welding and and maybe primr the welded bits

Plans for the inside are
spray it green inside ( just to freshen it up)
lots and lots of sound deading
flock the dash
dye the carpet black
seats im not sure what to do yet as i wanted to put in the early spec blue ones i have in my other jetta but i dont know of they will mis match!!! i may just retrim them dark green and black maybe
decent speakers (prob focal or bose if i can afford them and head unit ( prob alpine)

think thats it inside really. i know everything is all mixes up but we are doing lots of different things at a time lol

more pics tomorrow of fillers its pretty much half done at the moment (but 2 doors have to be carbonised to stop the spring in them)
 

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quick update

i now have the heater core out and ready to be replaced



heres is the heater rad and the fan motor which is really noisey!!!!



could someone please tell me wtf that is?? its located on the boot beside the left taillight and makes a buzzing noise every now and again



alan got a fair bit of filling done over the last while which is nice to see but still alot more fillers and sanding to do

Door



Roof



Bonnet and wing



Other wing



thats all for now :p :eek: :p
 

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damn it looks alot easier now than it was actually doing it!!!!!!
 

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good work buddy and great project you got going on, nothing wrong with a vw my misses has had them for years only reason she has changed cars is because the insurance keeps going up, she is now on a 2.0 litre bora she loves the car but not the small engine lol
 

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i had one of these a few years ago, the 1.8 4+1 model. the torque from the engine was quite supprising. i did the the 1.6 head conversion to it to give it more compression.
 

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Yup They aren't as slow as I thought but it's just really a second car that I can drive to the shooed and stuff without having to take out the skyline and with 50
mpg with a fuel leak (now fixed ha) I can't complain lol
 

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Nah I don't really like the rat look (only on beetles) it's going all the on colour and more if a stanced look if ya get me ( very low with wide tyres :) )
 

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well lad them gtds are handy on juice i usta have a td vento started asa straight ur jetta 4 speed? throw a frount mount off a mercedes sprinter van or an opel fontera jeep they fit straight on and use the boost pin off the fontera believe me its makes a serious diffrence
 

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Cheers dude , ya I was getting 50 mpg with a fuel leak before I fixed it and haven't driven it since lol, hopefully I should be getting 60+ out of it, I actually got a front mount intercooler off a 5 series BMW for free (which is nice) so I may have to do abit of cutting to make it fit,

Ya I heard the boost pins are a good job alright , but trying to get it back on the road at this stage us number one and then maybe later down the line I'll do a tdi conversion ( that's if I keep it)
 

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**** man i scrapped better nick motors lol,looking good dude well done for bringing an old classic back to life love my tdi golf.
 

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I know when I was buying it , it was dark and I couldnt see any rust lol. How wrong was I haha, ah in all fairness most old cars on this side of the pond are full of rust , plus this is my second one to buy so I can't have three of them lying around haha
 

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ok its been awhile since i last updated this so here we go. I havent got much done unfortinitily due to lack of intrest :-(

(its strange because i havent been working lately so i should be flying at this but i have no motivation at all )

Anyway starting off with a bit of filling and pretty much all the filling is done apart from a few bits

boot area filled out



boot sanded down (most of it anyway lol)



other side of the boot



rear door being sanded ( by the bro , he does all the filling)



thats enough of that boring filling lol ( theres more done than that but it all looks the same lol) more sanding pics will follow though

now i got the two doors carbonised (to stop them bouncing in and out)

drivers door



up close which looks like someone just drew lines on the door lol



next off is making my exhaust !!! ( i could have just bough one but i prefer making things lol.

it is just a standard back box cut to fit my flush bumper

how it started (ish)



front view

 
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