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PROJECT CAR: Mk2 Jetta ABF Conversion
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:06:07 pm »
I'm looking for a few good parts, and I thought posting my build might help. I'm starting with a clean Jetta shell, and want to upgrade the engine, transmission and interior. I'm looking for good seats, doorcards, rear parcel tray, A, B & C pillar covers in black or gray.

If you like the blue interior, make me an offer. Also, if you need the Auto box it's also for sale, as is the engine and stock suspension. PM me for additional details. Here's the starting point:













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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 07:35:19 am »
Are you on a life style block Dennis?
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:27:50 pm »
Yeah, that pile of trees behind the car is a weekend's worth of work. We needed to move the shelter belt over, so new trees will get planted once it starts to rain.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 02:06:07 pm »
Its raining now :D
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 06:11:22 pm »
This is one of my favorite Jetta's.



But, wanting to stay happily married (a complete strip and re-spray won't go down too well at this point), this is where my project is headed, although I may still keep the Jetta front.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 06:58:57 pm »
I'm looking for a few good parts, and I thought posting my build might help. I'm starting with a clean Jetta shell, and want to upgrade the engine, transmission and interior. I'm looking for good seats, doorcards, rear parcel tray, A, B & C pillar covers in black or gray.

If you like the blue interior, make me an offer. Also, if you need the Auto box it's also for sale, as is the engine and stock suspension. PM me for additional details. Here's the starting point:




Dang - that Jetta looks really familiar  :-\  :laugh:  Great work Dennis - fantastic to see another cool VASK project in the making. Please keep the Jetta face - maybe just with an eyebrow spoiler? The square lights are so much less common of a sight in NZ.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 07:02:35 pm »
I hate eyebrow spoilers! I can't find new headlights, hence considering an alternative face.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 08:58:55 pm »
That jetta looks super straigt. Good luck with the project. Flix, what are you driving now?
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 09:09:47 am »
It's the shape of the body that convinced me to do this up rather than the Golf. It's got a few bits of rust and a couple of dings, but no-respray required.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 09:12:33 am »
I like the look of the silver one with the Golf face. Good buying Dennis. All the best with the project.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 09:27:47 am »
nice 1 Dennis. good to see another jetta project...  ;)
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2008, 10:32:54 pm »
Does anyone know where to buy a rear spoiler? I've looked for a few nights and come up blank. I don't want to buy private from overseas, but a company is fine.

Vert and I talked about what I wanted to do, and as a result, he's going to get involved in transforming the Mk2 into a Mk3 hybrid. Essentially I should end up with a Mk2 Jetta shell wrapped around a Mk3. I'm grateful Vert has some time to help me with this.

I've called around looking for good door cards, and Brendon seems to be the only person with some that may suit? Black or grey are fine. I've found a grey carpet. I've asked Platinum to look for doorcards for me, and I'm guessing that if they get a Mk2 with good door cards in, I'll be able to grab the A,B & C pillar caps as well.

I'm also looking for a grey rear parcel tray, so any help there would be appreciated. I've condensed all this in the classified sections. By the way, the blue interior is in great shape if anyone wants to convert their car to blue ;). I won't need any Mk2 interior bits other than what I've described, so you could put together your own Smurf machine.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2008, 10:42:58 pm »
Angleblingbox ;D
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008, 10:49:49 pm »
Angleblingbox ;D

I'm with you on this one. No bling, just neat and tidy.

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008, 05:17:36 pm »
I'm looking at suspension with 300# Fr 280# rear spring rates. Bildon have advised to go up to 500 fr / 450 rear. Any thoughts?

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2008, 05:27:13 pm »
on suspension i cannot comment, as for rear parcel shelf, we could always recarpet it with black or grey??
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2008, 05:58:15 pm »
I'm looking at suspension with 300# Fr 280# rear spring rates. Bildon have advised to go up to 500 fr / 450 rear. Any thoughts?

500/450 sounds like a pretty high spring rate for a road car to me.

I'm running 350 in the front with a big old heavy VR6 and it's fairly stiff on the road, still rolls a bit on the track.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2008, 06:31:46 pm »
Def too heavy. If you do the same as Robh, even then I think you will find them too stiff with quite a bit less weight over the front.
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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2008, 09:24:52 pm »
on suspension i cannot comment, as for rear parcel shelf, we could always recarpet it with black or grey??

Good idea. I like a factory look, so I'll keep an eye peeled for the right carpet. Your VR6 seats look grey?

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2008, 09:26:51 pm »
500/450 sounds like a pretty high spring rate for a road car to me.

I'm running 350 in the front with a big old heavy VR6 and it's fairly stiff on the road, still rolls a bit on the track.

I'm running 350# with the Anglia and really like the ride, although it is probably not as intrusive as a result of the overall car not being very refined. I thought 300 sounded right, so thanks for confirming. Noel, how about that! Stiffer front than rear, just as you've set up; were you watching the US boys?