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Burnt Toast, 0370

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Burnt Toast, 0370

Postby CRSMP5 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:51 pm

well i landed mine by sure unexpectation..

in 95ish my friend got a low floor example that in 97 i installed a gas and 5 speed jetta engine into..

over the years i had seen the high floors pop up from time to time for more money then i had to invest..

well in mar 2011 my mom died.. next thing i knew is april i get a letter stating she has some insurance money comin my way..

in june i receive a check.. and all of a sudden a 85 low floor pops up in a classified section.. it was 2200 with no motor/trans and been sitting many miles from home for at min 4 years..

at the same time, the ftd one up in the gallery, white and now looks to be getting polished. yes its the same one, was for sale for double.. and being a high floor did not appeal to me near as much even though it was hours closer to home.. paul works on it... made the roof rack which is how i know its same one..

so i borrow my bosses blazer.. rent a tow dolly and spend 8hr on the way to pick her up.. many tolls later and gas was over 4$/gal at the time.. i have over $500 in fetching it.. its home..


bumpers were removed but inside it.. wiring cut.. no engine/tranny.. this is on 5-16-11

5 weeks later after everything is gone thru.. the tdi engine has a full rebuild, had it sitting for months to go into another project.. mounted up.. driving it... borrowed stock pile of parts from this and that.. like the wheel/seats to end up with this....


at the get go of this all i had a hard time justyfing the purchase.. i have never spent over 1500 on any "running car" much less a empty box.. most need built cars i spent 300 on.. which is all but one of the cars ive owned since i started driving in 89... that one being a 83 jetta td coupe that i drove for 2 years and was 1500 when i got it and sold it..

now that ive drove it.. loved it.. carressed it.. so on.. its justified.. LOL.. i have a titch over 7k in it before we think of my 5 weeks of love in it.. which is not the end either.. between june 23rd and oct 15th i pulled off 6000 miles of shows and road trips.. its let me relize one thing.. there is nothing else you can possibly drive that is as much fun as a kubvan.. doors wide open.. 70mph.. the sound of a diesel.. the looks on others faces... this is also the first vw diesel that is able to crack 3 digits (gotta love gps) and still have more to go that ive ever owned..

sadly i cannot use it as a daily.. tried to insure it thru my normal insurance company with them saying no way.. i now hate progressive.. and well went with a collector car company.. 134/year... full coverage, $10k stated value (worst case i get my money back/some of my time if i get hit).. roadside.. unlimited milage...not a bad deal.. just gotta keep in a garage and not use for everyday.. which i guess is good as to be honest.. 50*f wet roads its a bit unconventional.. traction is of issue under boost.. likes to rip them tires free :lol: who can say that about a vw diesel..

this season i still have plans..

bigger fuel tank.. low floor ~10 gal..
back seat set up that folds into a bed..
roof rack.. to hold a set of toast tops to further the burnt toast name..
work on my exhaust set up..
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Re: Burnt Toast, 0370

Postby luckham » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:57 pm

Love it !
Another great quote
"there is nothing else you can possibly drive that is as much fun as a kubvan.. doors wide open.. 70mph.. the sound of a diesel.. the looks on others faces.. "
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Re: Burnt Toast, 0370

Postby CRSMP5 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:49 pm

ive had people speed up.. men and women... in really nice cars to give me thumbs up.. hell round town.. at lights and stuff.. the people walking you can hear.. :lol: be it teen girls or what not..

my fav is the girls in the subby who were rollin 90+ to catch up and play cat/mouse for a good 20 miles right into a speed trap.. :oops: felt bad for them.. i know they got clocked.. gave me oppertunity to slow down.. :lol:

the 2nd is
when on way back from picking it up.. since im pretty much following a 5 speed 1.6na which lacks 5th gear due to how the engine is mounted.. so crooked a politican would love.. we came upon a couple staties in the turn aound who had to hurry up and catch up to me.. im like wtf.. i did not do anything wrong.. no way im speeding.. so for a good 5 miles he just hangs there running plates or what not.. then continued on the way.. the guy driving the oops truck was also like your getting stopped... :roll:

one day ill borrow friends gps, a vid camera and do a vid of how silly the tdi-m is.. its not right... makes you wanna piss off the guy beside you at a light.. when they in some gas guzzlin v8..
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Re: Burnt Toast, 0370

Postby Jacob » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:53 pm

^^^^That's a fantastic photo^^^^^^ Yes, I agree. I get more looks, people pointing, etc, than with any other vehicle I own, including my restored 67 Vw van.
Ser# 252, Built 4/84, Kubvan ex-Canada Post, ex-sandwich delivery van. 1.6NA w/ governer mod, 5 speed trans conversion.
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Re: Burnt Toast, 0370

Postby CRSMP5 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:29 pm

i still need some rollin shots of mine... one day.. :D bt yes ts nice pic.. hard to beleive i took it while driving..
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