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    Re: Whoops, Another Mk2 Jetta

    Hello again, I forgot to mention in the last post that i've named this Jetta "Ol' Greg". So, continuing on, I gave O'l Greg the classic driveway wash. There was so much oxidization on the paint that...
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    Whoops, Another Mk2 Jetta

    So, backstory; the white Jetta has a few panels that are in less than desirable condition and its also missing a few little random bits. I saw this abandoned, Gambia Red, 1985 Jetta GL on Kijiji for...
  3. Re: Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    I like your style Derek ;)

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  4. Re: Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    Thanks everyone for the kind words :)
    I was a little burnt out working on this car tbh, but I put some more work into it before Close 2 Home. You guys should post some pictures of your old mk2s if...
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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    In regards to the hood latch.. I'm only scared because I've worked enough with carbon fiber to know how it fails. With no warning, and dramatically haha. I mean, it looks fine, but the latch...
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    Re: From China with Love

    So jealous of your trip man. Have fun, don't do anything I wouldnt do, and definitely do what I would do ;)

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  7. Thread: Mk 2 Mk3

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    Re: Mk 2 Mk3

    Beautiful cars. Im loving how the classic watercooled VWs are finally getting some love!

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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    Does anybody have any idea why my car keeps ripping through front engine mount brackets? I've been through 3 in the last 4 years, and approximately 20k km. Pictured here is a mangled engine mount...
  9. Re: Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    This is it. The Friday update. The last few hours before rolling into Driven, or crying on my driveway alone. Just a heads up, today was super hectic, and even more stressful so I forgot to take pics...
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    Day before Driven update: I'm incredibly stressed. Just gotta keep my nose down and keep grinding.

    Today started with interior work. First I glued the headliner back in. This will most likely be a...
  11. Re: Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    Wednesday Update: not too much done today unfortunately. I got a tip that there was a 16v GTI at Pick N Pull when I woke up so I spent a few hours there and grabbed a bunch of tiny little things my...
  12. Re: Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    Its not done until it looks presentable haha! So in my books, bare Bondo is not done ;) The car might get a full respray in the future, but probably not cause im lazy/ poor. Just painting what I need...
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    Thanks everyone! :)
    Unfortunately I got a late start on this Jetta due to blizzards and such. So, here's the Monday update! First I moved the car over from the barn over to my driveway so I could...
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    Re: Hairdressers Timeline

    That looks so so good.

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  15. Kickin' it (even more) Oldschool - Mk2 Jetta Project

    Hello, it's me again. Yall know the drill by now... I'm back with another neglected car that I'm trying to throw together in time for Driven. Guess you could say I'm a creature of habit :nuts:
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    Re: wtb: b7 audi carpet floor mats

    I believe i have a spare set!
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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    Im on air ;)
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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    Yikes Dave, your transmission looks alot more expensive than mine, good thing it was fixable [emoji23]

    Very tiny update this time. My reverse lights never worked since the O2J shifter swap, but it...
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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    I was running them on my little Suzuki haha. Now that its sold, nothing. But theyll probably make their way onto a Mk1 GTI eventually.

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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    Buckled up the last few tasks today. Man is it good to be driving this car again. I havnt put too many kms on the car yet, but I took it for a nice little rip around the community. That LSD is...
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    Re: My Ginster Mk3

    Disclaimer: Long post ahead.

    So some of you may have noticed that the yellow mk3 hasnt made many appearances this summer. Well, first off, as soon as I pulled it out of winter storage it started...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    double posted by accident. ignore this.
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Thanks Rod! Cant wait :)
    I laid it on and cut it by hand, thats why the edges are a little rough. [emoji14]

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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Thanks everyone! All those days working on the driveway in the winter have been worth it :P
    Small update. Getting ready for Driven on friday! So stoked for the show. So the badge thats been on this...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Holy crap. So that took almost two whole days to figure out but I finally have the car running properly! I did a compression test, it was good in all four cylinders. I also rechecked both the...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    If anyones still following, I got the last few bits bolted onto the car. I realized that I forgot to weld a bung for the O2 sensor so, took care of that quickly.

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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    More progress! Using a combination of random aluminum and silicone elbows/ straight sections I put together a set of rad hoses for the car. This rad is for an 89 Merkur (mines an 87) so the outlets...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Oh, ive been following Binky for a significant percentage of my life now haha.

    Next up on the list of things to do: needed to mount a wastegate actuator on the holset. First off I had to cut off...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Minor update on the Merk. Got almost all the under the hood wiring sorted. Some wires needed to be extended due to the rotated intake manifold. There were also a few broken wires around the bay as...
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    Re: Allroad V2.0

    Looks great! I love the look of these newer allroads when theyre slammed.

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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Finals are finally over, so ive had time to work on the car again! First I chopped apart the OEM AC compressor bracket to clear the alternator. With the alternator test fit in place I used some thin...
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    Re: The Mini... no, the OTHER Mini.

    That dash is hooootttt

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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Not a worry! Always awesome learning about new weird cars haha. Ive never heard of this Nova thing before... they look dope though!



    I have never ever ever heard of a metric rim before haha....
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Ive looked into focus wheels already. The fwd 4x108 wheels are completely the wrong offset . Those cheapo wheels would need not so cheapo spacers haha, id need 4 bolt mustang wheels. I was just gonna...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Thanks Limey! :)

    Gotta do what you gotta do Nick haha.

    Little update today, but I got pretty much everything I need to assemble the car now (untill I eventually realize that I forgot something...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Long post ahead! Been a while since I updated this thread, ive been super busy with school and just working on the car as I get the chance to so this post will cover the last 3 or so weeks. Alot of...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Man, ive never actually seen one of these on the road hahaha. I saw one or two at Pick N Pull last year... Im currently kicking myself for not grabbing some parts, but who knew that I'd actually end...
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    Re: Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    No Recaros unfortunately, its got a set of Ractive bucket seats. They arnt the prettiest, but definitely do the job for now.

    Onto todays progress!
    Here is the mangled thread for the timing belt...
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    Sacré Bleu! Merkur XR4Ti Project

    Hello again, welcome to the documented journey of yet another poor life choice of mine, a 1987 Merkur XR4Ti! Those of you unfamiliar with this car may be asking yourself "What the hell is a Merkur?...
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    Re: Mid-40's Life Crisis Toy Canundrum

    Mushroom_Curry (Neal)'s insanely clean, full restored ITB VR6 Mk2 Rabbit is up for sale again... food for thought.

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