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Ok so i decided i did a few things so i think i can make one of these, plus i have a bunch of pictures i can toss up so here goes.

2001 Jetta GLX 12v vr6 - Bright Green.
Purchased 1/27/2012 from carmax.
61000miles

how i got it... well i was extremely poor in 2010, like didnt have a car and paycheck to paycheck living was an understatement as i was working at a small upstart company that failed. when i finally gave up on my boss pulling his head out of his ass and quit he owed me an estimated 6k. I was working for cash, no way to collect. Woe is me...

Anyway in 2011 i got my current job and was able to turn things around and start becoming a real person again, IE paying my bills on time and actually having money to put into a bank account. So for the first 8 months i was borrowing a car to get to and from work until my brother in law sold me his 95 celica gt hatchback. it was a nice little 4 banger 5spd, had problems out the ass but i had it long enough to learn how to drive stick. On the way to work one day it blows a piston rod and the engine was toast, obviously not worth it to fix.

So i went after much looking i decided to go to carmax to get it, i had bought a car from them previously and had an overall pleasant experience. Plus not being able to fix my own car, their service is actually really good and not a rape session. granted they get you a little with the price of the car but they fixed everything i complained about being broken for free. so here we go,
carmax website picture. blurry as ****.


Phone picture after first wash in march of last year 80 degree's in march? that was awesome.


Here's the vr itself, looking dusty.


First things first. took out the monsoon tapedeck and inserted the sony digital media player. no cd's, the face folds down and theres a little tray for a ipod or whatever, i just plug a 16gb flash drive into the usb port inside and play right from that.


Then 2 of the oldest 12 inch subs you'll ever see, they were purchased in 1996, mtx blue thunder. bought them off my friend when he was unemployed. when his bank account ran dry he refused to come to the bar and party, so i told him i would buy his subs for him and buy his beers until we both felt like it was even for the trade. i got him drunk for 3 months, it was totally worth it to have my boy out instead of being a debbie downer at home.


the amp, only 800watts if i remember correctly, not enough to win a competition but enough to give me some nice thump.


Next came winter of 2012 and i finally moved out of the apt and rented a house. now i finally had driveway space and 2 car garage to do things without shitbirds looking at me from all angles. here it is just clean in the driveway for the first time after the snow melted.





Then i plasti dipped the front emblem and grill, the emblem white and the grill to black..




then the back logo's, and you can see me grinning like an idiot in the reflection all bearded in my bill belichek hoodie with the sleeves cut off at the elbow...




That same day. i put on the audi tt short shift and swiss cheesed the airbox. big difference with the shifter, the wholes in the airbox, not so much. sure its a little louder but on at rpms i dont normally get to, or if i do, the windows are down and its drowned out. also have the k&n panel in there.
old one

new one hiding in there


When i bought the short shift, i always decided to take a chance on a $30 look and see what i thought... i was inspired to do it when i found this...

Thats right, those are wood screws holding the lower vents on. so i took a chance on these just to see. im not sure im sold on these things but i would need to get new stock ones, cant have wood screws on my car.

I plasti dipped them black to match the grill.. because i also did the rub strips the same black. its still tough to even tell unless its cloudy, the paint is just too reflective...



 

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Shitty night shot of the interior, day i got the floormats. Thanks again, MagicGli,

daytime....



This is the front passenger side.... because i know you were wondering...

Anyway, thats how it sits right now. Im pretty poor right now so things are slow goings, when i do the next few things theyre going to be cheap just because they are quick. I could just go crazy on the credit card but i got some mental problem that doesnt let me carry a large balance. but the list is like this...

Glass headlight replacement lenses, one of mine has had the top layer come off slightly and it just looks like ****.

Joey mod when i get the lenses, some time in the next month.

Dogbone

suspension refresh kit, all them bushings and whatnot whathaveyou.

coils, probably as cheap as i can get unless i find a breifcase full of money. which means racelands.

spacers, i think i decided on 10 and 20.

I was contemplating straight piping from the cat back but im not sure i would want it to be incredibly loud.

need to get tinted, just enough to not have to talk to the police.

after that i thought maybe tune if i get that far. i tend to keep cars for a while, so far i fucking love this thing. i keeps it as clean as i can, never let any kind of garbage pile up in it. its a timeless design for a car.

and somewhere along the way i need new tires, and to come across that craiglist gem set of bbs rcs for 400 just because some one doesnt know.
 

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I've seen the car in person and I can say it is one clean bastard. Especially being 12 years old.

On the side note I found a shorty antenna off of my GLI. It's actually original VW Sharan's antenna that was a gift from my European [hoonigan] buddy... Well it's free if you wanna come pick it up sometime. Lmk.


Sent from my phone, expect typos and bad grammar...
 

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Bump for my financial situation have changed recently and my car is fully paid now. With the new influx i will be able to make some changes here..

Im taking her in to a specialist to have the chain/guide situation assessed, since i dont know what to listen for nor do i know anyone who does. and interweb videos are always lacking in the audio quality dept.

So ive book marked out things im shooting for and they are as follows:

Front spacers and bolts, cant pass these up i saw them when i was trying to decide between Ultimo's or FK coils its the cheapest ive found 10mm spacers AND bolts to go with.
http://www.racelandus.com/wheel-spacers/volkswagen-5x100-10mm-wheel-spacers-bolts.html

Refresh kit
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--VR6_12v/Suspension/Refresh_Kits/ES248440/

Dogbone
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--VR6_12v/Engine/Mount/ES5669/

Rear spacers and bolts.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--VR6_12v/Wheels/Spacers/ECS/20mm/ES2680976/

Coils
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--VR6_12v/Suspension/Coilovers/FK/ES250775/

GLI lip if i get this far i figure go genuine so it can take some abuse
http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--VR6_12v/Exterior/Body/Front_Bumper/ES3612/

Side, ive read in a few places, these dont usually take the same kind of beating as the front so i would consider going with knock offs.
http://www.dubtechnik.com/Jetta4/Jetta4SideSkirts/index.html

Glass lenses + joey mod.
http://volxtuning.com/products-page...lenses/mk4-jetta-bora-glass-headlight-lenses/

Headliner DiY i was thinking a green and white plaid, but im not sold on anything yet.
http://www.vwforum.com/forums/f15/diy-mk4-jetta-headliner-mod-49039/


If im making any monumental mistakes pipe up. I cant wait to clean my car and have it stay clean. Winter has been brutal this year.
 

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Did some stuff.
Glass lenses, headliner, joey mod.

The only thing im ashamed of is the headliner, ill be doing it again in the future with a less ambitious and more forgiving fabric. While some may have the patience and manpower to make suede work, i am not one of them. Im going to pick a slightly less hot weekend in a month or two to do it again and make it not embarassingly bad.
Headliner out of the car, got it out the backseat without folding it at all. thats the only part im proud of about it..

faded ass rear deck

stripped on the inside



new lenses

foggy bs



post oven


Fast and furious marathon on the garage computer...


after spray

It cant be stated enough how fragile the reflective surface is on these things, and the cling wrap was good but not quite good enough, i got some over spray but overall im happy with it.
final product




 

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Thanks for the tip. i would not look forward to scraping the adhesive out of the trench again. Im going to be putting the drop on it next month, time for the refresh kit and the FK Streetlines. This has been and will continue to be the summer of Brian(thats me). Fun times!
 

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so the head of one of the horizontal bolts that go on either side of the part that connects to the frame or whatever broke off... any ideas for getting this thing off without fancy drilling bits?
 

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the one on the left is broke like a quarter of an in into the thing.. if i could just slide it out i think i would be able to use the vise grips and unscrew it. currently the wd40 is soaking in...
 

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so brutal. so im not making any progress on this thing, im trying to pull it out as i dont think there is any threading in the stock mount but at the same time, im not a small dude, im laying on the driveway pulling on this thing and im draggin all 275lbs of my fat ass across the driveway essentially doing pull ups on this thing and its not budging. Fucking dog bone...
 

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so brutal. so im not making any progress on this thing, im trying to pull it out as i dont think there is any threading in the stock mount but at the same time, im not a small dude, im laying on the driveway pulling on this thing and im draggin all 275lbs of my fat ass across the driveway essentially doing pull ups on this thing and its not budging. Fucking dog bone...
You may have to drill it out
 

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it would appear so. I dont have the bits or a drill thats flat enough on top to get at the right angle to do it, i screwed the other bolts back on and drove it around a little to see if it would fly appart. It didnt. SO im going to be stopping somewhere on my way home today and seeing if some shop can take the 4 minutes to do it for me. not very lucky. On the plus side, i did change the oil after that failed so the night wasnt a total bust.
 

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Well Dogbone went in a little over a week ago, had to take it to a shop the bolt needed to be drilled out. apparently it was fun or easy for them but thats what they get paid for so who cares right? lol. so anyway, Went on a road trip last week she was perfect the whole time. almost pulled out a 400 mile tank. I had to refill early as i was following a buddy of mine in his bronco 2 that was out of gas. I definitely feel the new mount at low speeds and low rpms in first gear, but once your moving its smooth like butter.

I made a modification to the car right before i was going to leave, and removed my passenger side mirror with some assholes trash can that they had IN the street. So i ordered a new set of mirrors from ECS, as well as a new switch for in the car as ive had mine snapped off for about a year now. Also ordered a euro switch for the lights. so some small pieces this time. I hate not having a mirror. and i push back getting low again Ugh.
 
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