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Offline Simeon

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Mk2 Jetta G60
« on: 03 March 2011, 12:27 »
Been wanting a new daily for a little while so have been scanning the classifieds all over for mk2 Golfs and Jettas. Spotted a Golf I liked the look of, but got messed about by the seller, which was lucky as it turned out because this Jetta Gti turned up locally for a decent price  :)

Tax and test
90k with full service history - just been serviced too
Pas, C/L, Sunroof
Electric mirrors
Awful stainless exhaust - sounds proper chavy so needs changing!
Full leather interior
Cavernous boot as standard  :grin:

As collected;



It has a few niggles;

It drives like a boat due to soggy standard suspension
Steering column is bent
Old alarm system disconnected but wiring left is a bit messy
Rear brakes need new pads

Soooo, have a few bits to help sort the above;

Coilovers;



Wheels (I do have a set of four!);



Mk4 rear calipers and Goodridge hoses;





16v hubs and 280mm discs;



With a few parts sorted it was time to stick it in the garage;



Old vs new;



Fitted - had to drive it to work following day so left standard brakes for now;



Looking promising 8)



This shows how bad the steering column was;



So, stripped the dash down a bit;



You can see the bent part of the bracket on the right;



Refitted new column with mk3 stalks - nice and straight :)



The original clocks were broken and in the boot, so while the dash was apart I thought I'd change the mileage on the replacement clocks to suit;



Got a couple of days off, so started on this;



New hubs on;



Rears:



Stripped down and cleaned up;



Mk4 rear calipers :)



Fronts;





Just got to bleed the brakes and adjust handbrake, then going to give it a tune up as per Rubjonnys guide. It's going to get an ABF towards the end of the summer too.



« Last Edit: 01 August 2013, 14:58 by Simeon »

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #1 on: 03 March 2011, 12:38 »
Looks like a good motor overall, low miles too!.....

what do you reckon fecked that column up then, attempted theft at some point?

Nice work so far.  :afro:

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #2 on: 03 March 2011, 12:40 »
Looks a cracking buy, not many around these days.

Steering column was a bit strange.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #3 on: 03 March 2011, 12:51 »
Yeah pretty low mileage for a Gti, had one owner for the first 16 years - got all the paperwork including original bill of sale and documents re a private plate he had put on it at the dealership.

Yeah the steering column was the result of a break in no doubt, looks like someone has tried (and failed) to break the steering lock and resulted in bending the column bracket. My initial worry of course was accident damage, but everything is straight - had a good poke round it.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #4 on: 03 March 2011, 13:00 »
Yeah pretty low mileage for a Gti, had one owner for the first 16 years - got all the paperwork including original bill of sale and documents re a private plate he had put on it at the dealership.

Yeah the steering column was the result of a break in no doubt, looks like someone has tried (and failed) to break the steering lock and resulted in bending the column bracket. My initial worry of course was accident damage, but everything is straight - had a good poke round it.

As soon as I saw that column I thought pikey damage.. Ah well, you've sorted it now. :cool:


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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #5 on: 03 March 2011, 13:05 »
That is fooking sexy!!  :cool:

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #6 on: 03 March 2011, 13:35 »
Very nice and looks like your getting on well with her  :smiley:


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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #7 on: 03 March 2011, 14:00 »
Cheers guys, yeah currently in my 6th day of ownership - trying to crack on with it as need to do more work on the project car!

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #8 on: 04 March 2011, 16:38 »
Very nice,

really look forward to seeing this as time goes on, cant beleve how much you've done already,

keep it up
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - new daily
« Reply #9 on: 04 March 2011, 16:48 »
Really like these they look so much better with the big bmpers on I think.My friends car looks exactly the same as this but its a deisel he is putting audi pepperpots on his just waiting to get them back.Nice car like what youve done and the wheels suit it too  :wink:
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