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    Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:13 am

    Well, I've gone and bought another Jetta. This time it's a fully fledged '91 16v - so I won't have to do any engine swaps or interior trimming this time! (well, I hope not!)

    It's not very pretty at the moment and needs some work (and parts) but I think it'll look fairly good once done. It's not a bad colour.

    I'm back the the land of the Jettas (where I belong!)

    And no... it's not going to be finished for any shows this year! lol





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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by MkIISimon on Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:42 am

    Having checked out the pics, I'm sure you'll have it sorted in time for UD's and have changed the rims two or three times too, ha, ha, ha. Happy jetta mate. Looking forward to seeing it progress. Is it badged a 'GT'?
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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:46 am

    Yeah... it's badged as a GT (as is my Mk3!) but I've HPI'd it and it's definitely a GTi (not a GT) so someone must have sourced a badge for it from somewhere.

    Needs paint on NSR quarter and bottom of drivers door and OSF wing has a scratch on it that needs attention. Couldn't really see down the passenger side to see if it was okay or not.

    There's no chance it'll be done this year... especially with the wedding coming up! It's a project for when I've got time... lol

    Just need a few 'wheel sales' to happen to fund it and it should be on the road (though not in a painted/pretty state) for late summer I would think.


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by MkIISimon on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:24 am

    When VW produced the 'GT', what spec was it? Was it a bit like a 'Driver', a slightly lower spec'd GTI?
    PS: How are the wedding plans coming along?
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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:47 am

    I dunno about the GT thing. This is defo a GTi though... GTi seats, 16v engine, etc...! I HPI'd it to check it was stolen, written off, on finance, etc. Came back clear... so all good.

    Found a Jetta locally that will happily donate all the parts I need... so happy days! Going to check it out tonight.

    Wedding plans are still ongoing. We've got nearly everything sorted now. It's just the last little finishing touches that cause the stress! It's started in our house already... lol


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:37 pm

    Nightmare trip home.

    Bonnet flew up and got bent.

    Strap snapped at the back and the front of the car came off the trailer when we braked. SCAREY! - damaged subframe and rad on the jockey wheel... no other permanent damage apart from my heart as it came out of my mouth!

    It's home and on the drive now though. Phew! Tomorrow sees some stripping and cleaning...


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:41 pm

    not the best journey mate , hope to pop over to you tomorrow via b roads Smile


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by sarah on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:01 pm

    ooohh, looking forward to seeing this when it's had the Gee magic touches to it
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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:46 pm

    So... I've found a weird thing out.

    Looked at the sticker in the boot and it's stamped up as a Jetta GT...! It's also LA7U paintcode which is Pearl Grey. Mix the two together and I think I've got quite a rare combination.



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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:53 pm

    Found a website to decode the factory option codes - http://igorweb.org/equidec/Default.aspx

    X2B = National sales program Great Britain

    1AF = power brakes

    3FB = Sun roof

    5J4 = Body-colored rear spoiler

    4KC = Side and rear windows in heat-insulating glass

    4GF = Windshield in heat-insulating glass

    3NK = Rear seat bench/backrest, one-piece double folding

    1ME = Steering wheel - handy!

    8J1 = Hand brake/low brake fluid level warninglight without inscription

    8K2 = Daytime driving light mode for urban driving

    8M0 = W/o rear window wiper and washer system

    8BQ = Halogen headlight for driving on the left

    8D7 = 6 speakers (passive)

    3D1 = Center console

    8TD = Rear fog light for driving on the left

    8WD = Integrated front fog light

    8F3 = Large side turn signal lights (2,116 mm 2,200 mm) with marker lights

    8X1 = Headlight washer system

    8U0 = Without additional instruments for distance measurement

    1TB = Fuel tank vent line with gravity valve and PVC breather hose

    1H1 = Load-sensitive proportioning valve

    To me, this sounds like my Jetta was an imported car... maybe?


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:24 pm

    when you applying for v5?


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:26 pm

    Will send off form tomorrow for it...


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:28 pm

    cool it should start giving us clues so anyway have a question where is the fridge ?????


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:32 pm

    I have no idea! Thought it might be the glovebox, but there's no sign of anything different with that...

    Might have been in the boot...?


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:02 pm

    the internet must know someone on e38 must know this car????


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by MkIISimon on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:08 am

    Gee, I don't know if this helps or makes things even more confusing, but......................
    In PVW this month in the 'Built not Bought' bit at the back there's a Mk2 Jetta GT!
    In the blurb it says the following: 'Back in the 80's, GTI Engineering took 50 stock alpine white Mk2 Jettas and put their own touch on them to create the Jetta GT, the result of which are often seen as the pinnacle of the Mk2 Jetta range. But with only 50 having ever been made, finding one isn't an easy job.'
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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:36 am

    Yeah... saw that. I know the guy that owns it. It's not 'one of those' GT's... thank God - horrible bodykit! lol


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by MkIISimon on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:40 am

    I thought that article read as though those were the only GT's that were produced for the UK market? That might support your theory that it's an import?


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by dsmithmobile on Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:56 am

    See i said it would be a rare beast LOL

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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Jezz on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:33 pm

    gets more interesting all the time
    should it have big bumpers


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:46 pm

    Jezz wrote:gets more interesting all the time
    should it have big bumpers
    thats a good point jezz know some late spec jettas had small bumpers
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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:56 pm

    defo big bumpers... the clips are there.


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by mrgarf on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:16 pm

    ant more info yet gee


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by Geeman on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:35 am

    Feeling less than enthusiatic about this Jetta now.

    Swapping over the coilovers from the breaker to this today (of which I've only managed 3 as I've got myself in such a bad mood over it), and in the process found a missing driveshaft & CV's, no rear brakes at all (so it DID have rear discs, but they've been robbed) and I can't get the bonnet lined back up again so I must have bent the hinges on the M1 when it flew up... and LOADS of engine components missing.

    Feel like selling it and fogetting about having a second car altogether.

    Sad Grrrrrr! Rolling Eyes


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    Re: Jetta No.2

    Post by sarah on Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:45 am

    oh dear, hang on in there gee Smile

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