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Here are a few pics of my 79. I just finished removing the A/C, installed 4 new struts, fixed a few body flaws, put it in primer, and got it running perfect except for one small exhaust leak.
Should I sell it and get a newer beater, or drive it til it explodes?

I love working on it, but parts are so hard to find, and expensive, that I wonder how long I can keep up.
BTW, this car has NO RUST!
Any thoughts?



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Re: Should I sell or keep going? (Carver1)

Depends...If I were you, I'd hang on to it, then buy a mk2 16V, and stuff all of the goodies into the 79, and then worry about paint.
Or, just lower it a bit, and throw some bumpers on and call it good http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Either way, it's got mad potential!
 

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Re: (Carver1)

I think i'd have to slap you if you got rid of it.

Put a 2.0L 16v in it, mang! Leave it the way it looks and make it uber fast, then ppl think your car is slow because it's not all shiny(hey, it worked in my 16v, while it lasted
). I love sleepers. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (Thrasher)

sweet car, don't give up, parts are cheap and abundant
scirocco specific parts may be rare, but everything else is everywhere mk1 rabbit/cabby parts
I say lower it and put some 175/50/13's on it
the chromed stock wheels would look even better http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (littledevil34)

noooo!if you sell it the scirocco mafia will come get you
Your project is a cakewalk compared to my 78. my goes something like this
but never gonna get rid of it.
that was my same idea(by a crashed mk2 and swap all the motor ,brke and trans parts) if you do that your cars gonna fly like a bat outta hell
When I get to that point I'm gettin cams 3angle valve job, port/polish intake, then boring out the block for more displacement. should be more than enough
 

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Re: (VTEC_EATER_16V)

Quote, originally posted by VTEC_EATER_16V »
I think i'd have to slap you if you got rid of it.

Put a 2.0L 16v in it, mang! Leave it the way it looks and make it uber fast, then ppl think your car is slow because it's not all shiny(hey, it worked in my 16v, while it lasted
). I love sleepers. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Quite, put my built 170hp 2.0L 16v in my '78 and it looks like a slow old car. Runs 14s easy and scares the hell out of evos, STIs, and even vettes on the freeway!
I would also join the lineup to smack you if you sold it
 

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Thanks for the replies. Yes, I had to drill out the shocks on the bumpers. I have a face full of fluid to prove it.
The motor swap has got me thinking.
What is the going rate for a wrecked MK2?
Don't say the junk yard, they tried to rape me for $50 for an alt. bracket.
 

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Re: (Carver1)

there is a guy on here(flipside) selling a complete 16valve mk2 rocco for like $600. I don't know if he sold it,wanted to by it real bad considering he's in arizona too, but I'm kinda strapped for cash. It just needed a ring job
 

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Re: (Carver1)

Your best bet would be to find a complete rocco 16v, swap in complete motor and wiring, suspension, sways, etc. If you have the time, money, and patience, find a clean used 9A 2.0l 16v block, replace the seals, and drop it under the rocco head and bam, 140hp 1800lb car!
 
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