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Any series1 cabby owners on here?

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Any series1 cabby owners on here?

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Yep, 1980 GLi


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YEP also i 1980 gli  :wink:

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yep, me too,
 but at the moment more like a culinder :redfaced:

but it will be back on the road,EVENTUALLY!!!! :wink:

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Sorry should of put apart from dubboy :lol:
I've been lurking on here for years and love your collection dubboy, very lucky boy.

Is your paint code LK6V?
could you tell me what the differences are in the series1? The one i found out was theres no roof release catches at the side of the back seats they're in the roof. Mine has a bbs bodykit on it could this of been from the factory and would it say on the log book? Think my car is an 81 registered have you ever know of a series1 to be registered in 81?

DINGLEBERRY and meatball any photos of your motors?

Mine

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 couple of pics for you ive still a lot of work to do on it hopefully be ready for the sunshine

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Love the alloys really suit the mk1

Are you putting it back to original and why does it have a s2 dash?

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s1bullet said

Is your paint code LK6V?
could you tell me what the differences are in the series1? The one i found out was theres no roof release catches at the side of the back seats they're in the roof. Mine has a bbs bodykit on it could this of been from the factory and would it say on the log book? Think my car is an 81 registered have you ever know of a series1 to be registered in 81?

Yes LK6V

Apart from the common differences with the hatchback S1 and S2 I have noticed:
- no rear seat belts on S1
- no rear speakers in door panels on S1
- different hood cover fixation different

Bodykits were not fitted at the factory but installed at the dealer as an accessory - it would not say on the log book. Of course it is possible to register a S1 in 1981 if the car had been sitting in transit/compound for a few months.

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Thanks for the info.

Anyone else?

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Yes I have 3 1980 GLi's (well 2 are now cut up).  The one on the road is 100% original except for the speakers in the door card and one additional console gauges (I think oil temp and clock were the 2 original ones).  The car was lucky to have had only a few owners including just one from 1986 to 2006 which has helped it avoid any tampering.  Other than what dubboy says they came with single headlight chrome surround grills as well (perhaps twin lamps were an optional extra?) and the dash is like the s1 LS range, vinyl, drilled centre speaker hole, which is very fragile and prone to warping/cracking so often replaced.  The light blue that dubboy has had black interior the brazilian brown (that i have) had brown although I am not sure if that extended to the console.  I actually have a spare mint (and I mean mint) original black dash for your car.  It also shared the Wolfsburg steering wheel and twin pop clocks (altough brushed effect) with the s1 gti.  The radio was dealer fit as with tin top but in Europe matched the dash brushed effect.

The rear seat release is accessible from the boot via a rubber pull handle on both sides.  

I also have the original hood cover which is as dubboy says different to the s2 ones.  The correct "golf ball" just says "golf" on it.  They came in 2 or 3 colours, the light blue that dubboy has, a brazillian brown (classic 80's hahaha), and IIRC a silver (or black?)…I'll need to check my brochure on that but certainly the first 2.

The original sales manual I have also says they came with vinyl seats but that's not what mine have had (and they are original) they have vinyl head rests and side but cloth on the rest so perhaps the full vinyl / or part cloth/vinyl was an option.  I believe there are less than 15 of these cars left on the road now, and I believe there were only about 750 of the GLI and GL's sold in the first place (quite possibly less) so very rare especially if completely original interior.

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VW changed the roof frames from 79-81.

The early ones sit higher when folded down so later tonneau covers don't fit.

Early ones have a row of press studs on the edge that goes to the parcel shelf.

I would love some pics of how the Roof locking mechanism fits on your frame.

It would go into the roof archive, you would be amazed at the amount of roof issues folks have from swapping frames over from different year cars.

VW changed the frame design 3 times, so you need to make sure that you get the correct year of the frame, if your changing the headliner.

I was just helping with a member the other day.
He has an 82 year car, frame rusted, swapped it from one off an 86.
Turns out he was all confused with the fitting.
No wonder I pointed out it was a hydraulic frame from a later car.  He insisted the 86 donor car was not an hydraulic frame.
I said it shouldn't be as that set up didn't come out till about 1990? but it has been swapped prior or they sold it to him knowing that it didn't fit there 86 year.

Sorry that was off topic.
Any pics of the roof set up or other frame related info greatly recieved.

Cheers

Chortle

"Making Cabbies More Beautiful One Roof at a Time" 

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Single chrome grilles were also fitted to S2 cabrios so not a S1 specific item. The additional driving lamps/twin grille were a popular dealer fit accessory.

Don't think the rear backrest is accessible from the boot? The handle accessible from inside the car is on one side only.

Think the gear knobs are the same as the hatchback equivalent.

Colours for UK were Black, Brazil Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver and River Blue Metallic - sand hood for the first two, black for the latter two. There were a lot more colours available on the continent, basically all the Mk1 Scirocco colours as of course they were built in the same plant. The brochures had some errors in them for colour/trim availability.

I think another difference S1/S2 was the knee bars to suit the different dashboards.

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Now you've got me thinking dubboy!! Haha.  you are correct the pull handle is on one side only and is accessible from within the car…although on mine the seat only frees to come forward to attach the cover if I lift the retaining hook up from inside the boot which made be think it should have 2…I'll have to take another look.

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chortle said

VW changed the roof frames from 79-81.

The early ones sit higher when folded down so later tonneau covers don't fit.

Early ones have a row of press studs on the edge that goes to the parcel shelf.

I would love some pics of how the Roof locking mechanism fits on your frame.

It would go into the roof archive, you would be amazed at the amount of roof issues folks have from swapping frames over from different year cars.

VW changed the frame design 3 times, so you need to make sure that you get the correct year of the frame, if your changing the headliner.

I was just helping with a member the other day.
He has an 82 year car, frame rusted, swapped it from one off an 86.
Turns out he was all confused with the fitting.
No wonder I pointed out it was a hydraulic frame from a later car.  He insisted the 86 donor car was not an hydraulic frame.
I said it shouldn't be as that set up didn't come out till about 1990? but it has been swapped prior or they sold it to him knowing that it didn't fit there 86 year.

Sorry that was off topic.
Any pics of the roof set up or other frame related info greatly recieved.

Cheers

Chortle

here's a couple of pics taken today Chortle.

roof down and locked (sorry about inner bag state, i've got to get my replacement one on)



studs on parcel shelf behind rear seat




tonneau cover





tonneau cover on



let me know any other pics you want to see Chortle.

and just a few more pics…excuse the stereo




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dubboy said

Yep, 1980 GLi



Thought I'd revive this thread, just got my second mk1! Series 1 1980 gli, same riverblau metallic, I hope to get it as beautiful as this car one day, for now getting it going is the priority! Who on here still owns a series 1 gli?  image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

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dubboy said

Yep, 1980 GLi



Thought I'd revive this thread, just got my second mk1! Series 1 1980 gli, same riverblau metallic, I hope to get it as beautiful as this car one day, for now getting it going is the priority! Who on here still owns a series 1 gli?  image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

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dubboy said

Yep, 1980 GLi



Thought I'd revive this thread, just got my second mk1! Series 1 1980 gli, same riverblau metallic, I hope to get it as beautiful as this car one day, for now getting it going is the priority! Who on here still owns a series 1 gli?  image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

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Yes still have mine.

Looking  :cool:  there also!

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dubboy said

Yes still have mine.

Looking  :cool:  there also!

I could have sworn that you sold yours at an AGM a good few years back!!

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dubboy said

Yes still have mine.

Looking  :cool:  there also!
 Cheers! Bought with a seized engine I've now got it running few bits done got a new set of injectors on the way so should hopefullg run good after that!
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