[Vwdiesel] call me crazy!

dieseltdi at verizon.net dieseltdi at verizon.net
Sat Jul 2 18:34:43 PDT 2011

Well, just returned from my wild dash to the NE to rescue an 82 Jetta Diesel Coupe.  It has certainly been a long 3 days with 18 hours of driving the first day, 17 hours of driving the second day and 12 or so hours today.  My first day, I left at 4 am and drove from Grapevine, to Natural Bridge, VA.  Next day from there to White haven, PA, changed out the tires and wheels on the car and headed back south with the car in tow. BTW I flat towed the car using a tow bar mounted to the front bumper mounts.  Worked great!!   Managed to make it to Crossville, Tenn before I stopped for the night.  Finally came on home today.  Car is in decent shape.  A few rust areas but that is to be expected from a northeastern car.  Luckily, one of my local junkyards has an A1 Jetta that has been stripped except for the body panels, which is what I am going to need some bits and pieces of.  I will post some pictures to my website in a few days when I get the initial cleanup done.  You know, I need to find and vacuum up all the mouse nests!!!!!    Thanks to all of you who decided to quietly question my sanity rather than do it publicly   ;^)  but for a total cost of less than $1000 and 3 LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG days of driving, I got a very rare version of the A1 Jetta that would have gone to the crusher if it hadn't been rescued.  BTW, I kept the cost down on the trip by camping at night and I made up 25 gallons of biodiesel to take with me.  My 04 Jetta got as high as 45 mpg at 70-75 mph on the way up but as low as 32 mpg (at nearly the same speeds) on the way back dragging the other car.   What is incredible to think about is that in 3 days I went into 7 different states (Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania)!  Hayden

" Those who are willing to sacrifice Liberty for Security, deserve neither Liberty nor Security."  Ben Franklin
"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism!"  Thomas Jefferson

Visit my website at:  http://mysite.verizon.net/resosxp8/mydieselpages/
Proud owner of:
2004 Jetta GL PD TDI
1968 Beetle, my latest project, watch for details
And many, many, many VWs; from a 1947 Beetle (13 Beetles total), to Vans (5 - 3 splitties, 2 bay window (both were campers), 1 Vanagon Westy, Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (7), Passats (2), Dasher (1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups (3) most now gone but not forgotten.

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