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A project come true.

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A project come true.

Postby myglimk2 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:23 pm

I have built many VW's in my past, nothing like this one. This is going to be a special project for me and nothing like anything else I have built before. My best friend bought this 1991 Jetta Coupe(mk2) several years ago with the intentions of fully restoring and customizing it. Over the years he slowly had no time or ambition to work on it. Fast forward to this past weekend. He and I don't get to talk to or see each other very often anymore due getting older and having families, etc. The past few years have been really hard on him and life changing, which is where the no motivation has come into play to start back up on the car.
Any who, he and I were talking over the weekend about the mk2. He will be giving me the car to finish and customize. I am looking forward to doing this project, it's a mix of the love I once had for my old VW's and the love for my best friend. To help him complete his dream of finishing this car and to help him just to be happy again. Most of all, I am looking forward to spending more time again with my best friend!

I will be using this thread as the official build thread on the car. Progress will be slow as I am limited physically on what I can do. I hope you guys enjoy!

This was on it's way home from MA. up near the NH. border. It was about a 5 hour round trip. A few days later the engine was pulled along with most of the interior. Currently the front end is sitting on jack stands with no front suspension, subframe, etc. This is going to be tricky getting it from East Hartford to Shelton! :lol:

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Postby mu2bdriver » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:49 pm

The body looks mint!

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Postby myglimk2 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:54 pm

mu2bdriver wrote:The body looks mint!


It is, no rust anywhere! All the bodywork and paint were done right before he bought it from the previous owner. Cost the previous owner $2k.
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Postby PaiN » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Jeff........I can almost feel your excitement. You're going to have some serious fun.
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Postby JohnB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:30 pm

nice..looking forward to following this :)

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Postby SR9 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:15 pm

JohnB wrote:nice..looking forward to following this :)


Yes indeed. Should be a great project.
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Postby myglimk2 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:48 pm

Hoping to get it here for this weekend! 8)
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Postby myglimk2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Ready for the move!
Just got back from U-Haul. The Tiguan pulls it just fine! 8)

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Postby myglimk2 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:58 am

Don't think I have the funds for that! :lol:
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