After visiting Bus Types in Oswestry, but missing Big Bang as it was so cold last year, I’ve got the bug for the show season again!
The main thing that has happened since I last posted is a new car club! Built To Last. I’ve designed the start of a brand, and myself and other vw enthusiasts meet up every fortnight for a bit of banter. We’re hoping to hit some of the shows as a club later in the year.
Also, the very tired seats have gone to be re-trimmed. Much needed to finish the otherwise pretty tidy interior up! I managed to get 12 metres of grey tweed off Ebay, which will be more than enough. Once the seats are done I may look at semi trimming the door cards to match. I should be getting the seats back in a couple of weeks! Unfortunately this has meant that the beads had to go. Luckily my cousin is keeping the legacy going, and has had them for his Polo mk2.
I managed to get a bargain off Ebay, a (pretty untidy) chrome strip bumper, still unsure what to do with it, and a box of tricks. In the box was 7 side trims, kick plates, cigarette lighter, countless seals, brand new oil filter, headlight bulb, tidy winders, a scraper seal (the one I needed) and a shit load of other bits. All in with the bumper I paid £2.04!
Old shitty kick plates
My neighbour decided he was going to cut down his hedge whilst the Jetta was parked up and put a gate behind the car to bring his wheelbarrow through. Needless to say the shit hit the fan, and the gate is now a new fence.
Birthday time! 26… The lady bought me a shit load of cleaning products from Cleanyourcar, and my detailing equipment was ready to roll, I practised on my brothers car with the polisher and then went at the Jetta with it. With good results.
Milly even had a go! The Jetta was left at my mates mom and dads house whilst new Toyo tyres (from abroad due to not being able to get them here) were fitted. Iron X doing it’s thing… After a full polish, glaze and wax, not bad for a single stage paint.
That was it! I was ready for Bus Types! I’d filled the car up the night before, and was halfway through packing it up when my neighbour pointed out a fuel leak. After some investigation and a lot of swearing it looked like the fuel return (which is blocked off at the carb) had filled up due to the tank being full. As it was perished it was leaking at the fuel sender, starting the car up with the pipe off proved it was definitely the return, and it was bodged to get me there with no issues!
Sodden pipes…Just before we set off to Bus Types, at which Bessie the Bay won Best Bay! This was the feed! Removed at a later date and replace with some new pipe from my mate. Sorted!I popped into Autobrite Direct in Stoke on Trent with my mate Carl, to have a look around, and came away with some tyre gel and shampoo’s.
The only other thing since I last posted is I’ve spoken to yet another of the Jetta’s past owners, he bought the car in 2006 for £400! knocked the paint back and added wooden vinyl. Not to my taste but still pretty cool. He then had the car sprayed in 2007 and sold it.
Here’s a pic of the Jetta next to the F-type that I was taken out for spin in! Epic car!