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Is anyone else guilty of this or is it just me?

Im my wife ever goes in the loft she'll have a fit, over the last 6mths I've picked up sets of MFA clocks, complete sets of waistline trims and last night I purchased a wolfsburg wheel that I have no intention of fitting.

This is without all the little bits that came with the car or bits I've kept since replacing them.

I'd be the american pickers worst nightmare as I dont want to sell any of it either

Current rides:
2003 Honda CRF450R (impossible to start)
2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
2004 Mk1 Octavia VRS (250bhp) For Sale
2002 Yamaha R1 track bike (crashed badly)

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I'm guilty of hoarding parts which I've replaced in a service like my old HT leads, dissy cap etc just incase I break something while working on the car.
I've got some stuff for a Mk2 Golf and I sold that car 9 years ago but I did try and sell some of it but they did not sell, I've a good mk2 Golf front wing (pattern part) which did not sell at 99p, I just don't want to scrap it…..   :lol:

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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I've been buying bots over the years for my project. Problem is, that having moved house twice in the past 10 years, I can't find things so I end up buying again only for them to magically appear a week later. Was convinced I'd thrown away the residual pressure valves as I couldn't find them anywhere, bought some aftermarket ones, fitted them and then as if by magic the originals appear in a box I must have looked in several times. They can stay there as you can't buy the originals anymore!

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

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I'm quite guilty of this as well. Whenever I stumble upon great parts and rarities at the breakers, I fall into a "no man left behind" justification…

I hope I never have to move.

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LOL, I don't hoard.  I do however purchase things for future use that I know will be very needed if the occasion arises that those spare OEM parts are warranted.

I may Pare down my parts, but I will not part with them that I deem are too necessary for continued enjoyment and least amount of down time.

I am very grateful that years ago I started buying all the old Diesel Metal water-outlet flanges that I could find, once I noticed that my 90 had plastic ones…
As now I am down to only 2 plastic bits on my one Cabby, and 3 on my other.  Radiator matrix on one, then both still have the Heater Core, and heater Valve…. I have since had to acquire a Solid Aluminum Radiator for my BABY… and to be honest wasn't that much more than an OEM plastic/Aluminum one…..Much Cooler and almost too pretty to install.

I am but a piker as compared to my Brother, who has to buy new Houses and Stores to contain his parts and things.  He may have more toys, to redo than Time left on this world…. But he can drive most of them where I can drive all of mine at any time.

His Obit will say Funeral at 10am,  Auction starts at 2…



 

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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its called " collection for rainy days and broken cars" at my home.my office has 3or 4 grills with chips or no damged at all mk2 mk1 golfs, gasket kits, dx kr and carb kit for pooberg for rocco.  lights and clusters, side trims and decals.  in garages is 1 x dx engine and box, 1 x kr engine, 3 interiors 2 x cabby 1 x rocco mk2.  more grills, and lights.  waterdamaged parcel shelfs. all that stuff can be remade in marine ply or MDF and used  again 10 sets of alloys  .lol

On the drive
Nomorecarsthatsit 83 plate tintop ($mashed)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 33k miles
Caster 93 clipper JH Green cabby
Snowy 91 GTi White cabby
Myvalver 89 GTi Grey mk2 16v
Yuppy Flu 91 GTi Flash Red Sportline


 Golf mk1 owner's club on Spotify

Mk1 golf owners club playlist: Mk1 golf owners club playlist - YouTube

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the loft try sitting room conservatory kitchen
hallway  needs must be lol

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i am obessed with a bargain cannot
resist a mis advertised ebay item

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nicci21paul said

i am obessed with a bargain cannot
resist a mis advertised ebay item

Thats how I got my mk1 to start with

Current rides:
2003 Honda CRF450R (impossible to start)
2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
2004 Mk1 Octavia VRS (250bhp) For Sale
2002 Yamaha R1 track bike (crashed badly)

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