Jumping across from the mk4 section and my bora.
So FINALLY got myself a project/second car.
Its a 94 black vento GL, all black interior.
I purchased the car a month or so ago but havnt be able to get it home due to it not runnning.
gear box was broken so removed from car (reason its not running), before i purchased it.
Paint is pealing from rear bumper.
Car has been left parked in the same spot for a long time (years?), so the paint is in need of some love. moss is growing in a few spots. rubbers are gone in places. bonnet, boot and roof have seen some hot days and fell like sand paper from the dirt being baked on. one fog light/indicator was missing.
decent scratch down drivers side rear door.
Drivers door needs some new bits
windscreen is chipped and will probably need replacing
other then the above, the body looks straight with only the odd dint or mark here and there.
Black car, black interior. Just what I wanted.
Interior is in pretty good nick. tear in drivers chair, and one part of the dash is lose, but other then that.
Car had 4 new tyres put on just before the gear box been taken out by the looks of it.
So car got dropped off yesterday afternoon, and I spent today cleaning out the shed to make roof for it. Gave it a quick wash after the photos but it was dark by then, so ill get some more after i have clayed it.
VR6 and manual gear box. I dont know a lot about the mechanical side of things, so i thought this would be the safest swap (rather then 1.8t or tdi engine). Will be taking my time and learning as i go.
5 stud conversion, and my old brakes from the bora once i put my 4mo ones in
once the car is up and running itll be getting some lows, new wheels, different tail lights, fog lights/indicators, side indicators, and headlights and new front valance.
Interior will lose the grandpa spec seats and either get the seats from the bora, or another set i had shipped down with the car...
Dont plan for this to be a show car, rather something i can drive around town and have available so i dont have to put the bora back together all the time so i know its drive-able the following day
some of the goodies i pulled from the car included a handy tape measure, hat, cricket ball, 6 packets of matches, tv remote, and someones study.
Can you spot my major problem...?
The major down side to the interior
I removed the 'ventoGL' badge
removed existing owners items from interior
removed one remaining number plate and cover
eyed off my new seats (dunno if these will go in the bora or vento yet though... but either way itll end up with something mk4)
sorted out its new wheels
nice, i just looked at a vento today, gives me some more thought... so whats the plans for this?
Ford Focus ST (XR5)
this should be great Looking forward to it!!
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I'm sure we'll have to come down on weekend to get her running!
i like volkswagens
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Haha awesome, have noticed you showing increased interest in the mk3 section lately, welcome to the Vento clan. Old autos are rubbish, bin it and never speak of it again.
so far mine has been called, the Vento, the Jetta, the Venjetta, the Ventetta, Vent, VRento, Gento, Volf, and most recent Revento (patent pending).
Such an ugly misunderstood car, that can be awesome if just given a chance. Step 1: ditch 14" wheels that make the bum look huuuuuge, 17"s will tidy that right up, I'm guessing you'll be sprinting to get it to 5X100 so you can use all those wheels.
Can't wait til exams are over and i can spend my waking hours working on my car, and we can swap notes.
HA! mine hasnt been around long enough to get a name, im sure it will though.
Pretty much, 5x100 will come with the vr6 and ill get it registered and what not with my bora 16s (if the tyres will fit under the guards.) Then the BBS RS i had on the bora, and some other mre 'fun' wheels.
I cant wait till winter is over! I went out to clay bar it before and i couldnt push it because the ground was so wet and damp that it had basically sank, and im sure my hands wouldnt have liked me being out in the cold doing that.
Note swapping sounds good! I'm sure im going to be asking lots of silly/boring questions in relation to the engine/gear box swap
Good work dyl! what a find