My name is buddy. I'm new to forums but have been loving vws since I got my mk2 when I was 16. I have been workin on my jetta since day one. She is an '88 jetta GL, with a 1.8L digi and a 5spd. The first thing I did was cut the whole exhaust off at the resonator cuz I was 16 and wanted it loud...i fudged together a red neck res delete and regrettable put on a fart can. I have been driving for four years now. I emptied that cat and had a new exhaust pipe put on with an oem muffler. I put new struts all the way around and found out my rear strut mounts were rusted beyond reuse since they dropped out of the rear and shattered. Thanks to my fiances dad, we managed to make a new pair. I have done body work to the quarters but it has not lasted. I plan on paintin the whole car flat black bc I love the old rat rod feel. Eventuslly I'm gonna attempt buildin her into a sleeper. Currently she is uninspected and needs a shift linkage adjustment or synchronized so I can get her to shift into 5th.