Author Topic: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo  (Read 13490 times)

Offline shorty87

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Heya, I've just signed up and wanted to say hi!!
Just introducing myself and my cars!

First up is my classic, its been my daily driver for a few years now but its coming off the road this summer for a resto to take up to show standard:
1953 Beetle



To get me back and forward whilst the beetles off the road I got this:
2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo remap


I made a mistake and sold this nice black 3 door 1.8t and brought a 5 door 1.8t with a broken cambelt. I had the "new" golf soooo near to being back on the road, and then after skimming and pressure testing the head my friend (who is a mechanic not just a random lol) cracked the head putting it back on...which means 3/4 months down the line and I've still never driven it:


It'll be awesome when its back again but for now is driving me slightly crazy?!

So to cheer myself up I've brought this (it was a bargain so couldn't resist it!!):


Completely standard UK manual 2.0 turbo S14 :) Obviously needs a bit of tlc but can't see much other than the tyres that'll stop it being MOT'd...then it'll be time to get it drifting!!

Ellie  :smiley:
« Last Edit: 11 October 2011, 21:36 by shorty87 »
1953 Oval Beetle daily driver for a couple more weeks til its resto time!

2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo Remap...for when the beetles off the road!

Offline Seanl

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2011, 18:06 »
Lovin how you used a classic beetle for a daily!!  :laugh:

Good luck with the Resto, hope all goes well, and keep us posted with lots of pics as well.  :smiley:
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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2011, 18:16 »
Lol tell me about it! It's been a test, not so much of reliability but it doesn't have heating...both winters it snowed were fun!!

I'll keep a good thread going on here and vzi, I'm looking forward to giving it the resto it deserves :)
1953 Oval Beetle daily driver for a couple more weeks til its resto time!

2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo Remap...for when the beetles off the road!

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2011, 18:29 »
beetle looks cool!

good luck with the resto.

whats vzi?

wouldnt mind a read of some beetle resto threads :-)

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2011, 18:45 »
Vzi is the forum on volkszone, a classic vw site, has looooads of resto threads from beetles to split campers to schwimmwagens!
Has a few water-cooled builds aswell :)
1953 Oval Beetle daily driver for a couple more weeks til its resto time!

2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo Remap...for when the beetles off the road!

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2011, 19:10 »
Vzi is the forum on volkszone, a classic vw site, has looooads of resto threads from beetles to split campers to schwimmwagens!
Has a few water-cooled builds aswell :)

awesome, i'll check it out, thanks.

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2011, 19:28 »
Botth look really nice :cool:
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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2011, 20:07 »
Thank you  :smiley:

Only recently got the golf and i'm so chuffed with it! I needed something a bit exciting to ensure i don't miss driving the bug too much...and the 200bhp remaps sorted that!!  :grin:
1953 Oval Beetle daily driver for a couple more weeks til its resto time!

2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo Remap...for when the beetles off the road!

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #8 on: 12 June 2011, 23:09 »
Love that beetle.

You got a checklist for the rest yet?

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Re: Daily Drivers: 1953 Oval Beetle / 2000Golf GTi 1.8T Revo
« Reply #9 on: 12 June 2011, 23:54 »
a check list as in a wishlist?
1953 Oval Beetle daily driver for a couple more weeks til its resto time!

2000 Golf GTi 1.8T with Revo Remap...for when the beetles off the road!