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1985 Volkswagen GTI Restoration

We’re starting with a car that we purchased in Georgia over the winter. The craiglist ad said it was a black 1985 GTI with double headlights and a big bumper kit. In actual fact, it’s just a once-Cashmere white Golf with the world’s worst paint job, big bumpers that were held to the small bumper rebar with sheet metal screws, and a complete interior from a 1990 GTI. To most, the realization that the car was far from its advertised state would’ve been a no-go. But to us, it was a perfect starting point for a full restoration.

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mk2 restoration intro2 280x160 Mk2 Resto Project – Introduction

An introduction to our latest project – a Mk2 Restoration. More…

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mk2 resto part2 280x160 Mk2 Resto Project – Getting to the Bottom of things

Part 2 of our Mk2 restoration project. Cleaning, welding, sanding, patching, welding, sanding, patching and well… you know… more of the same… More…