September 29, 2019 - You can’t have it all. Or is it, you can’t have them all? It is really the latter. With the recent Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup acquisition (more on that in a future post) I simply had to make room. A buddy expressed interest in the 1984 Jetta Turbo Diesel once he laid eyes on it two years ago. He told me to keep him in mind if I parted with it. Thus, he got the call and he made room in his garage and added some new lighting. Yesterday was a sad day to hand over the keys and title to the custom two-toned painted Jetta done up by Leigh Housman of H&H Specialties.
It looks like I put 2,828 miles on the Jetta in two years of ownership (most of that in 2018). Off the top of my head it received a new radiator, thermostat, thermostat cover, radiator fan switch, starter, timing belt, timing belt tensioner, tires, rubber valve cover gasket, fuel filter to injection pump line, Injection Pump cold start valve gaskets, Corrado G60 wheel covers, rear brakes, emergency brake cables, H&R rear springs, Bilstein (used), NOS Kamei Hood scoop, Mk1 Engineering throttle cable/pedal bushing, trunk lock tumbler gasket, and a Techtonics Tuning exhaust system. Accessories and parts that went with the Jetta were a brand new custom car cover, two sets of tail lights, two sets of front lights, bezels, and grills.
Here's to 40 miles per gallon!