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1984 GTI.. Red NWesty

Drove to Roseburg sunday and bought this GTI for 1500.. SUPER clean no rust, sunroof with new seal, kinda thrashed interior, no headliner.

PO rebuilt the 1.8 8v motor about 15k ago, ported the intake/exhaust ports in the BIG valve head, newer clutch and a close ratio scirocco tranny dunno how many miles are on the tranny.

the bad thing is the brake master leaks but i already have one on the way.. the odometer doesnt work, the tach only works when its cold outside, needs a new Ltaillight just cuz of the discolored turn signal.. i know im picky.

debating on swapping in my ABA with the FF code trans, this car gets maybe 25MPG right now on the freeway mainly cuz of the gearing in the close ratio, its fun but it just rapes the gas. i know the FF 5th gear could get swapped into the GTI trans but im not a big tranny guy that dont really wanna pay someone else to do it.






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put a new master cylinder in today and gravity bled the brakes. they work killer now! i was hoping that was all it was and not the booster too.

picked up a headliner from pick n pull today from a 84 GTI. thats all that was left in the car lol. sept the dash door cards and a few other things. $20 it is kinda thrashed but i think i can fix it. no cracks in it or major bends the rear corners are broken and there is some rough spots but its useable.
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Looks nice. The 9A trans. are fun. Going 55 mph sounds like the engine will rattle itself apart.

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Looks nice. The 9A trans. are fun. Going 55 mph sounds like the engine will rattle itself apart.
i would say more like 80 is when the motor sounds like its gunna rattle apart lol. n about 4K RPMs. Im thinking im gunna pull the motor and trans probably sell the motor n build the trans at some point. FF 5th maybe or diesel 5th with a Quaife Dif.. some day when im rich. lol

I think this car needs a ABA 16V motor, maybe turbo. but id rather keep in NA for a easier more reliable non blowing up motor. lol. been debating on finding a OBDI block and building it with a craigslist 16V swap motor for cheap maybe.

Really just need the 16V head and the electrical components, all the other stuff for the 16V conversion could/should be bought new
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put my Power Recaros in yesterday. and a pic of my uncracked but missing a few peices dash.





Also stripped and resprayed the bumpers that werent on the car, and a did a HID conversion.

Front Bumper spoiler



rear bumper



front bumper w/o the plate holder



ASSH Shot.



Before (Sealed Beams)



Fresh bumper with the H4 housings.

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i started repairing the Fiberboard for my picknpull headliner. i havent touched it for about 2 weeks but this is what i have so far i need to repair 2 more corners then cover it.

But another member from a VW forum Brian01234 suggested using drywall tape and JB Weld to fix the corners. which has worked well so far..

i did strip the old material off that someone already recovered before today.. you can see what the material looks like infront of the foam i will be laiying down. it goes good with the power recaros, sunroof cover color, OEM dash, and the black parts. i will post pics when its done.



RF corner. before JB on bother pics..



RR corner

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i got all the corners repaired, im going to give it a few days for the JB to set up. its not pretty but its on the top side so it wont be seen but it will be strong.

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i met up with a guy that had some RED interior plastic, he had about 4 MK1s n a Porsche 914 and a MK4 out front. pretty sick MK1s. he ended up just giving me the parts for free. some rear trunk carpet, seat belt, parcel shelf that is pretty minty, and the plastic the parcel shelf sits on.
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Finallllly got some work done on the GTI..

Front Rokkors are in along with the strut bearings from my Totaled rabbit with maybe 8K on them and also a strut bar I traded for my Ebay crosshairs that were off of the rabbit



AND then phase 2 the rear Coilovers. i was debating on just leaving the rear axle bushings but they were really bad so I changed them out and put in the polys that were in the rabbit.



allllll the brake lines need to be replaced, tire rod ends/boots, and sway bar bushings.. Ill be getting to those things in the next few weeks. I have tire rods/boots, balljounts, and control arm bushings ready to go in. just didnt have the motivation today lol.

I will be purchasing some smaller tires for it too. I was thinking 195/45s but i think im just going to go with 185/60s for the cheap factor.

I still need RED A pillar plastic so i can Cover this head liner!! hit me up!!
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I'm jealous of this car... I hope I can pick one up eventually and mess with it. I hope it's as clean as this one too! Very good find.

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I'm jealous of this car... I hope I can pick one up eventually and mess with it. I hope it's as clean as this one too! Very good find.
thanks man. i very glad i waited the month i had to wait to get it. all the other cars i looked at before were in terrible shape. hack job front end swaps, body damage that wasn't mentioned, rot.

I didnt even test drive this car before i bought it
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Busted out my balljoints, and control arm bushings last saturday.. no pics of that

Also installed the plastic that holds up the rear parcel shelf, and installed the parcel shelf today.





got some fresh plates n tags today as well
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first layer, foamed out n trimmed up.



2nd layer untrimmed



I trimmed it and installed it yesterday kinda F^cked up in a few spots but this was my first so i wasnt expecting perfection.

My rear hatch seal had calk all around it and I pulled it off to put the rear fabric under it, and now it leaks not sure if it did before but it soaked the headliner i just put in..

Going to clean the the seal and mating surface today glue the headliner to the body n reseal the hatch seal today after work
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Wow that's a simple headliner. Should look good.

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Wow that's a simple headliner. Should look good.
It does look good I will say that. I touch a few things up I'll throw up some pics
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