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Post by Cambur on Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:27 pm

Picked up a new project yesterday!

its a 1986 four door westmoreland golf.

8v carb'd, 5sp

it has the special euro bumpers and the westy grill (little squares)

the crappy aerosol 2 tone is coming off first, looks like there should be some decent paint underneath

im ready to get it cleaned up and see if i can get it to start, if this rain will hurry up and go away...

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Post by vwkultur on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:46 pm

Sweet!!
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Post by BKiller on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:11 pm

Wow. That engine compartment is scary looking!
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Post by 57RTOval on Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:39 pm

With only one of three wipers, good thing the skies cleared today! Have fun with it.
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Post by Cambur on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:40 am

yea im scared of the PO's wiring myself affraid

the remaining wiper seems frozen or stripped out lol, but both the front and rear window washer nozzles work!!!

I put a battery in it today, just to see what im contending with. all the lights seem to work fine, with the exception of one blown running lamp.

i polished the front end (hood and fenders) along with the hood and have to say the paint is holding up well for 25yrs. I also tried to remove the black rattle can 2-tone. I tried the easy off method, even used the heavy duty kind to no avail. finally I resorted to acetone... it will take it off but it is slowwww!

I need to find a starter and a coolant flange and see if i can get this "family econo box" to start!





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Post by Cambur on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:59 pm

I couldnt take it anymore, this thing looked like a 4x4, so i cut the springs, now atleast i can stand to look at it! Cool

also picked up a used starter. I haven't put it in though, still waiting on a few other pieces so i can get this thing to start.

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Post by snake666 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:34 pm

is that the blue one you'll be cruising soon? i'm a little scared seeing that oil pan that close even on flat tires... throw some coilovers on so at least it's adjustable and you don't knock the shit out of the pan every time you hit a dip.
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Post by Cambur on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:37 pm

nope, this one is for sale. cut springs were just for S^*&# and Giggles, i got bored when it snowed everyone in Laughing
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Post by snake666 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:43 pm

oh shit! what are you asking for her? did you ever get her running?
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Post by Cambur on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:17 pm

i listed it up on craigslist for 600 for two days but i had too many calls coming in still gotta relist it. no its not running, needs coolant hoses and flange, shift linkage, tires, and some coils or springs
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Post by snake666 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:25 pm

yikes! would you be interested in parting it out? or just selling it outright? i've been looking for the pieces i need for a 5spd swap and all the major pieces seem to be taken.
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Post by Cambur on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:47 pm

plan was to sell outright, which i had it listed for 600obo... I need it out of my garage.
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Post by snake666 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:58 pm

I hear ya. If I had the cash I'd take her quick fast and in a hurry.
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Post by snake666 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:27 am

Hell you can store it in my garage if you want. Hahahahahahahahahaha
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