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    1. #26
      This is an excellent example of...living.

      BTW - make sure your AAA is current

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      Jaime...................wanna buy a 1976 AUDI FOX AVANT instead and drive it back home to PA. I live an hour away from Martin. HAHAHA


      ***ORIGINAL OWNER*** ...............1985 TOYOTA Corolla GT-S, Hatchback, Brilliant Silver, Zenki "Hachi Roku" TRUENO

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      Awesome story. Can't wait to see the progress.
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      You go, girl!
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      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      You go, girl!


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      Quote Originally Posted by 1 can 'rado View Post
      I was at Martin's house last night and he mentioned that he was picking you up at the airport and helping you get this Harlequin going!!!!!!!!! I know he was on a NON-PLANNED situation with his TDI last week, so it's awesome he is lending a hand. Martin is a good guy.
      He's been super helpful so far! I'm looking forwards to hanging out with him

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      This is an excellent example of...living.

      BTW - make sure your AAA is current
      Excellent point! Thanks.

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      You go, girl!
      That's the other Jamie
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      List of 'things' I need, or need to bring:

      Drivers side turn signal & Dummy (PA Donor car)
      Power steering reservoir cap (PA Donor car)
      Coolant bubble, bolts, hose to head, clamps (PA Donor car)
      Auxiliary Belt (PA Donor car / new)
      Battery bolt down bracket (PA Donor car)
      Battery terminals / connectors for repair (PA Donor car)
      MAF connector (PA Donor car)
      Front lip (?)
      FPR vacuum line (check routing) (Orchid)
      Hood Bolts (Orchid)
      Fender Bolts (Orchid)
      Wheels / Tires (Matt?)
      Ignition key / lock cylinder / door handle lock cylinder (PA Donor car)
      Wheel bolts x 20 (depends on wheels)
      Dipstick and sleeve (PA Donor car/ new)
      Oil pan / oil pan gasket (new)
      Oil filter (new)
      Brake reservoir cap (PA Donor car)
      Valve cover breather tube (PA Donor car)
      headunit / wiring (Benjamin?)
      Alternator wiring (possibly missing?) (PA Donor car)
      Mirror Caps (Orchid)
      headlight bulbs?
      Blue front plate ;-) (orchid)
      Seats (junk yard?)
      Grill (?)
      Gas tank? (?)

      CONSUMABLES:
      Engine oil (Walmart?)
      Coolant (G12 would be nice, but otherwise Walmart)
      Power steering fluid (Need to confirm if Walmart generic will work)
      Battery (junkyard, or sponsor?)
      Brake Fluid (Walmart DOT3/4)

      TOOLS:
      Brake line wrenches
      Sockets – 8mm – 19mm + 24 / 30mm (enough to pull steering wheel)
      Special sockets - for removing steering column
      Breaker bar
      Multimeter
      Wrenches
      Ratcheting 13mm wrench
      Ratchet + extensions
      Screwdrivers
      Allen Key
      Small torx
      Glass pulling tools / sealant
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      Man you are crazy. I would grab a uhaul and trailer it back. Best of luck and subscribing!
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      Wow, you're nuts. In the best way possible

      I'm down to kick it, Newark is just on the other side of the peninsula. But please, never call this area "Central California" ever again
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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post

      That's the other Jamie
      That's what she keeps on telling me. I don't believe her either though.
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      I'm also flying back to Cali this weekend so if you break down around Sacramento i am willing to lend a hand.
      This is an awesome undertaking and I am totally jealous!!!

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      So... You're fixing it at Pick N Pull?

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      Quote Originally Posted by 1 can 'rado View Post
      Jaime...................wanna buy a 1976 AUDI FOX AVANT instead and drive it back home to PA. I live an hour away from Martin. HAHAHA


      Are you selling it?

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      Haven't subbed to a thread in a long time. Subbed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TheMysticWizard1 View Post
      Are you selling it?
      Maybe.

      I usually get off work at the DEALERSHIP at a decent time..................I told Martin to call me if you guys need a hand. I live in Davis, but only 15 minutes away from Martin's house!!!!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      But please, never call this area "Central California" ever again
      West middle?
      Coastal Center?
      North of SoCal?

      I have no idea

      This trip has already made me realise that I have no idea about the actual geography around there, even though I've heard the names 1000s of times in movies, TV, and the tech world. The only time I was in San Francisco was while working on tour, so I didn't have a car to explore with. Assuming that I can get this car fixed quickly (ha...!), so that I have some spare time, I would love to see the Golden Gate bridge, drive on Route 1, and do some other sightseeing such as visiting the Hewlett-Packard garage etc.
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      I don't know if this is the plan of a crazy person or a plan of total awesomeness here -- but am definitely in for updates!

      Really hope everything works out for you and your latest addition.

      Good luck!

      Joe C.

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      Holy ish. Man good luck. That thing got raped in the yard.
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      best of luck, but why not pick a car without mismatched paint?

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      From the IG, here's some comparisons for identifying missing items.



      This is actually a Harlequin:



      Lots of pics to reference here from this FS thread:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ight=Harlequin
      Last edited by GolfTango; 06-07-2017 at 09:04 AM.

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      In for this adventure.
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      Watching.

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