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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Jamal » May 31st, 2011, 5:02 pm

It sure was a good winter with wild stories for days.

Hopefully I can snag a good deal on a blasting booth in the next little while to add to the gargae.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Jun 2nd, 2011, 3:58 am

Yes sir, a mask has been equipped at all times to ensure I don't get the black lung.


I'm currently on night shifts at work so work on the Jetta has been put to a stop until friday. I would like to get the car as far as paint by the end of the summer.

Yes the car will be painted again, I wasn't fully happy with the previous paint job and considering I have new doors, fenders hood, front valence and trunk I think paint is in order.

I almost want to replace the sunroof while Im at it this time around but, there's something about that stainless cover that gets me every time. I have honestly thought about going Alpine White but I'm still partial to the car going back black.

Once the sand blasting is completely done I will need to drill holes for the 5th point for the harness which is exactly under the floor rail so I have to cut that open as well.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Mark-N » Jul 27th, 2011, 10:50 pm

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Aucoin wrote:I'd love to see some pictures of the car befor it was flat black. I have never seen any, aparently arron has some old ones that I should try to get off of him. There are still traces of blue


oh yeah....it was about 7-8-10 years ago?.. I remember pulling up in my 89 Fox next to a SUPERMAN BLUE mk1 jetta coupe...and thinking "yes"

it was deadly really.


I was in the garage the night it got sprayed in Porsche Riveria Blue. I also remember the day it was rescued from the crusher back in 97-98 as well. Who would have known the old girl would still be rolling and looking good.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Jul 28th, 2011, 2:16 pm

Thanks Mark, really glad to see you made it out to the show. I heard many of kids saying Porsche while bee-lining their way past me.

and by kids I mean andy..bwaha

I really would love to hear the stories of how this car actually made it's way to my hands. Arron has told me a few, as well as blair, Mearl, and Royal.

I feel like I haven't had much of a chance to get at it lately due to being more busy then a bayman with 3 wood-stoves and no Ski-doo. The show, weddings, work and things life throw at you it's been a tough year for the car.

Speaking of skidoo's , I also now have a 1970 Olympique to try and get outa the way until I get the bug come winter.

The next thing to buy is suspension and that has required me to save my pennies as much as possible. I am a firm believer that an investment in suspension is important so after testing out a set of Racelands in the MK2 I feel this belief is verified.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby mattyb » Jul 28th, 2011, 2:29 pm

Yea, the racelands certainly prove that one...
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 18th, 2011, 12:22 am

Been a while, another summer come and gone.

Now it's back to the grind of school and cars.

I had piddled around all summer emailing companies to see if suspensions could be had. They couldn't be had. From 1552, to Bildon , to Shine Racing Services. Seams no one wanted to sell me a set of coil-overs this summer. So, I bought another car instead.

Yeah, its true. It isn't even old which is the scary part. Well, not old to me is 10 years but.. anyways, old man car Passat is might nice with bum warmers and AC.

Anyways, spending on the MK1 was limited because I had intended on buying some sort of nice suspensions. However, this car came along and after not getting anywhere with any company I decided the MK2 is going to be put up for the winters from here on forward to slow down the rust process.

So, I started back into the MK1.

I decided to head back to the engine bay and start cleaning up. The floors are about as clean as Im going to get them, and before I open up the POR-15 I figured I would finish the engine bay by grinding down all the welds that I had previously done.

I must say, my welding has improved since I did these over 2 years ago?? After cleaning some of them up I had to go back over a few spots and make sure good.. penetration...
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The rags were to prevent sand from the blasting inside of the car going everywhere, outside the car.

Sometime afterward It's starting to look pretty smooth.
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Over the summer I did however get a few little things such as these sick ol emblems all the way from Ger-Many.

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I also got a set of these sweet stainless brake lines from Momentum Motorsports outa BC. These addapt the willwoods to normal VW brake fittings.
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More to come.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Trekracing » Sep 18th, 2011, 1:51 am

Check out hotbits suspension if you`re looking for something for Targa. All the top cars run these in Targa, and they`re `resonalby`priced.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 18th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Thanks Justin.

I had previously looked on their site and seen that the prices were like 5900, and at first though it was 8900$ and quickly exited the site. But after re-looking today I realized it was 5900 RM which is about 1800$ american for external reservoir with ridiculous adjustments. So ima give them a call later this week.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Trekracing » Sep 18th, 2011, 9:48 pm

I did the exact same thing when looking before and then realized the same thing. They`ve been proven to be tough, reliable and performance is great. I`ve never ran them, i intend to when i build/purchase a race car. Oldford and Giannou run them in the STI and porsche, and they're won back to back years in modern/classic. Also, the BMW 2002 that won 3 years in a row also runs hotbits.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 1st, 2012, 9:35 pm

Back to the grind.

Finished my learning. Now I'm writing my 3rd Class Power Exams until the end of May. Once that's done... full time 84. Who needs a job.

However whilst studying for these exams, I'm getting the scattered hour or two in the evenings to do some work.

I decided, lets finish one thing before we move on to the next. So, prioirty #1. Inside.

This may or may not help you out karl. As you can see, I have the rather large hole, as as Cornick previously stated it supports the fire wall so it needs to go back in. So this was my first goal, make this plate.


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Next step is to cut it out and then bend it to shape.

However I did also notice this whilst picking at the car over the winter. Maybe someone can say this is right or really really wrong.

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The piece in question is that of the caliper mounting bracket. It looks, bent. When I put the Wilwoods on they aren't straight either. I haven't had the time to pull the other side and look yet but I think I might as well assume this is not normal.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby vdubkarl » May 2nd, 2012, 8:26 am

yeah...thats the next job for me now...need some cardboard and metal
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Karmann16v » May 2nd, 2012, 12:37 pm

A while back you said you'd like some pictures when it was blue. is this what you mean?
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » May 18th, 2012, 4:41 pm

Hey guys

I need your help, Im looking at paint. As the car will hopefully get painted by the end of summer :think: ... Im tossing around paint ideas in the Satin Grey Metallic section. I however am having an extremely hard time finding paint codes.

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I know, a MERC DAHH

Anyone have a friend, or.. a friend of a friend.. or.. an uncles neighbor that can mix up paint.. so when I go and ask them for paint they actually take me seriously.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Bishop » May 18th, 2012, 5:19 pm

has the program for looking up paint, some basic info would help on names models etc. also have scan tool to get codes at the shop if you can get something to scan
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Foxtrap » May 18th, 2012, 7:58 pm

I liked her best back in the day when it was super blue!... Do it
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » May 18th, 2012, 10:12 pm

I think that car was a Charcoal Grey GLI. I'd rock that or Mars Red :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby cobbler » May 19th, 2012, 2:05 am

British racing green.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Foxtrap » May 19th, 2012, 10:44 am

cobbler wrote:British racing green.


yeah , that'd be nice..I've been toying with the idea of going with an olive green Porsche color for the rocco someday...just in satin.
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby GTI » May 19th, 2012, 11:25 am

Foxtrap wrote:
cobbler wrote:British racing green.


yeah , that'd be nice..I've been toying with the idea of going with an olive green Porsche color for the rocco someday...just in satin.


Oh no Stephen. No, no Stephen :lolno: :lolno:
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby vdubkarl » May 19th, 2012, 11:51 am

bahahahaha
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Danny » May 19th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Jon those satin grey's are now OEM colours for both BMW and Mercedes Benz, you should try grabbing a brochuer from the dealer or calling the parts department. (I'm pretty sure it's a very limited color, I think it's only on the M5 and SLS models as of right now)
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Aucoin » Sep 19th, 2012, 11:41 am

Got a job, kinda.

First payday.. waited three years to put out the dough for them but I think they will suit the car well. KW Variant 2's

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Caddy is out, just needs an inspection. Pictures to follow.

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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby vdubkarl » Sep 19th, 2012, 12:17 pm

Yay!
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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Fenny » Sep 19th, 2012, 2:00 pm

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Re: The continuation of the 84 Jetta Coupe 16V build.

Postby Chafe » Sep 19th, 2012, 8:22 pm

Jon, we've got all the latest color codes @ the store and if you need the scan tool to scan a color call your friendly neighborhood napa man ;)
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