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Matt O

Hi. 1988 MK1 GTI Cabrio

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Hi just bought my first GTI. It's a 1988 MK1 Cabrio in Helios Blue. Got it for £1500 so it needs a bit of work, although it's MOTd until April. Always fancied a MK1 since having a 1992 1.8 Golf gl in my early 20s which I made a few mods to. A friend on Facebook was selling it so i grabbed the opportunity and since I'm in my 40s now the time is right finally own one. I've very limited regarding my mechanical skills but hopefully I can muddle my way through with a Haynes manual. I'm put some pics up a start a "build" thread.  I've already got a long list of things I want to do. 

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Welcome along Matt. 

Don't be afraid to get stuck in. Between your manual and the interest there's little you'll not find covered.

Also Helios Blue is a fantastic colour :wub:

Connor

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Cheers 😊 Already drooling over VW Heritage - the credit card is going to get even more hammered.

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18 hours ago, slippy8v said:

great to have another mk1 being restored and even better a cabby.

 

I wouldn't go I wouldn't go as far to say this is a restoration lol. I'll see what happens. I'll do some basics first and see how it developes. Having seen some of the other restoration projects ( the mk1 gti stripped right back  and put on a jig etc was amazing) I don't have the facilities, time, money or know-how to do a proper job but hopefully I can learn as I go along. The roof adds another complication in that it will need replaced. But we'll see - hopefully I can just take my time, have patience and tinker at it.

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Welcome along. Very helpful bunch on here.

Depending on where you live, Sandown Motors in east Belfast and Terry McEvoy in Carryduff really know their stuff when you reach the limit of your mechanical knowledge! 

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