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Mittwoch, 30. April 2014, 21:40

These last few weeks have really brought summer to Denmark, meaning the end of salty roads - and in turn getting the summer cars out of hiberbation :)



First order of business was to find out why the Trend wouldn't idle at all - I started by replacing the leaking carburator-flange and a few clogged vacuum lines... Which changed nothing as far as the idle issue.
Next thing I did was take a look at the idle-jet, and wouldn't you know; the jet turned out to be clogged, so after a good cleansing, the Trend now idles without problems :)








Next up was the first succesful cruise of the year:




Now it's time to pay some attention to the cosmetics of the car - by the way, has anyone spotted the first cosmetic change I've applied :D?

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Freitag, 30. Mai 2014, 23:26

Zitat

It's an '87 1,6 (DT) Tornadorot Trend - or in other words; the exact
same year/engine/colour/trim level as the car my parents bought new in
'87.
Hi Chris!
I absolutely love your story about the Trend. I am driving the same year/month/colour/engine size/trim level as the car my parents got two months before my birth as well.
And guess what it looks like? Link
(I got the original rims/hubcaps as well, but do prefer the handling and look of the 14" AVUS wheels.)

Keep an eye on your beautiful car!

Johannes

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Samstag, 31. Mai 2014, 20:42

Zitat

It's an '87 1,6 (DT) Tornadorot Trend - or in other words; the exact
same year/engine/colour/trim level as the car my parents bought new in
'87.
Hi Chris!
I absolutely love your story about the Trend. I am driving the same year/month/colour/engine size/trim level as the car my parents got two months before my birth as well.
And guess what it looks like? Link
(I got the original rims/hubcaps as well, but do prefer the handling and look of the 14" AVUS wheels.)

Keep an eye on your beautiful car!

Johannes
Hello Johannes

It really is quite a coincidence that we have an identical story to tell about two (almost) identical Passats! I love that :D
Yours looks very nice - the AVUS' definitely are pretty rims, and they suit the Tornadorot very well!. I'm sticking to the hubcaps primarily because I vividly remember losing a few of them during my childhood/youth, and my parents insisting on buying original replacements, even though each one cost about twice as much as a complete set of non-original hubcaps :)

Don't worry - I'll keep a keep a keen eye on the Trend - I actually recently gave it a good once over before taking it to a youngtimer-meet:





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Samstag, 8. August 2015, 17:11

The paint code is quite simple: L 091 "Chromfarben Metallic". You can buy it in 100 ml or 400 ml spray cans at your local Volkswagen dealer.

Mange hilsen fra Wolfsburg,
Jörn
So... Six years later I actually got around to buying a few cans of L091 from my dealership, better late than never I hope :)



This shows a comparison between the newly painted alloy and the virgin spare-wheel from the trunk - in real life the match is much closer, the mismatch in the picture is mostly due to different angles to the sun:



The Santana looks much better with the original alloys:




And the ride is sooooo much better than with the aftermarket 195/60-14 I had on there before!!!!

Hope you all enjoy the summer!!

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Samstag, 8. August 2015, 23:45

Hi Chris,

a nice paint job, and the Santana looks great, exactly as a "W20" should look like (except for the side indicators, of course, but they are a necessary concession to Denmark and hence OK) - I really must get out my own W20 in the next daysand take a ride. And one day, I think we should let the two siblings meet...

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Sonntag, 9. August 2015, 19:58

Hello Tilman

Thank you :) - and yes, unfortunately there's no getting around the side-indicators here in Denmark :(
Speaking of your W20, which radio do you have, or, which radio would the W20 have been delivered with?

And I'm definately game for letting them meet!

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Sonntag, 9. August 2015, 21:46

Hi Chris,

the W20 was not / could not be delivered with any radio, the buyer had free choice after (!) delivery. Unfortunately - and differently to the later "Bestseller" configurations of CX and LX -, there was not even a "preferable" pre-installation of speakers, wiring and fader. With my W20, I think currently there is some Blaupunkt installed, if I remember correctly. I remember I wanted to change it, but the Braunschweig II Stereo CR I originally wanted to have in the W20 lately went into the GX5E, so I guess I did not change the radio yet, clinging to the choice of the first owner. Maybe I will put in an "Emden", my "Ingolstadt Stereo CRs" on the shelf are all faulty in one way or the other, a pity.

The radio installation done by the dealer (my W20 was a dealer demonstration car first and then sold to their own master technician - must have been a good deal for him!) was two speakers in front and two double speaker boxes in the back, with the rather heavy rear speakers careening around on the parcel shelf loosely! (Of course, these had to go, despite the "blocking" headrests this was simply too dangerous for my taste.)

I do not know how far you possibly may be into German - in the meantime, I updated my homepage about the W20 special model:

httP://home.arcor.de/tilmangrund/page_sond_w20.html

- Speaking of radios: Today I re-installed the factory spec. radio in my 2012 Santana. The wiring is OK now, and the radio seems to be working right. But reading MP3 tracks is obviously special, only the first folder & 20 mp3 Tracks in it are read, the rest is not shown, changing folders somehow does not work... - having a manual would not help as well, my Chinese is virtually nonexistant...

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Dienstag, 11. August 2015, 07:26

Ahh... So there really is no "correct" radio for the W20 - that takes away a bit of the pressure ;) - You're kind of lucky though, that the previous owner of your car only placed speakers on the parsel shelf, instead of cutting two 6x9" holes like I have in mine X(

Ahh, I hadn't seen the story on your homepage - great work (as always !) thanks very much for that! My German isn't that bad, if I'm honest, the primary reason why this is in English, is because it takes me forever to write in German, and of course because this is the international section ;)

Uhh.. A 2012 Santana, that's something you don't see every day (in Europe) :) - Will it be on your homepage at some point :)? (if it already is, I can't find it)

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Dienstag, 11. August 2015, 22:41

Hi Chris,

luckily enough, by putting in a new (new old) parcel shelf carpetboard the flaw may be cleared up optically, and the messed-up metal is not visible from above anymore. Better even if the holes were cut into the horizontal section, you would have to look up from down in the boot to still see them...

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P.S.: The 2012 currently is on the HP as an announcement - but the story can be seen on the homepage of the friend who drove the car to Germany:
httP://shanghai2013.jimdo.com/

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Donnerstag, 13. August 2015, 06:53

Yeah - I've thought about that, and if I ever find one, that's what I'll do (the speakers are at least in the horizontal part) - but it's been many moons since I've seen a Santana at my local scrapyard, and the one I've got for spares myself, is with the red interior :)

Cool trip, and very nice car, although the colour may be a bit... Gewöhnungsbedürftig :D ? - I can't wait to maybe see a few pictures of the engine compartment and interior at som point :)

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Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017, 13:00

Happy new year :)

Wow, more than a year has passed once again, happy new year everyone ;) - I still enjoy having a look around the forum regularly, so I thought I'd say Hi again :))

On the 32B front not much has happened this past year, the Santana has been for a few rides, as has the Trend. Nothing has been done to the Santana, and only a few things to the Trend: Replacement starter motor, and immediately thereafter, I fixed the faulty ground connection which was the _actual_ reason why the starter didn't engage :P
Also I changed the wiper motor, because the electrical brass-"arm" was worn; so the wiper wouldn't return automatically.









Honestly, I've spent more time on my 44's this past summer, working at bit on the Quattro:





And crossing a million little things on the to-do for this one, so it's now completely to-do-free :D:







I have also been getting a lot done on this one, and getting it registered, it's a 2,3 (NF2) like all my other 44's ;):


I did brakes, brakelines, "bomb", instrumentation, exhaust, timing belt, injectors, interior and about a gazillion little details - got it cheap after it had been sitting in a barn for a handfull of years - it's now got the danish "TÜV" and is a daily driver :)



Finally, I've been driving a lot in this one:



Which brings me to the thing "on the back" :D An '86 DT with sunroof and tinted windows, and a lot of "customization" - and no, it's never going on the road again, and I'm not putting it storage - I got it solely for the tinted glass (with 99,7% rust free rear hatch) - as a bonus, it got a replacement engine at some point, which runs like new; no "hydrotackern" and no blow-by what so ever.

Thought you might get a kick out of some of the details, I sure did :D:

















The plan for the tinted glass is that it will wander into my '86 GL FLH (JN) (as if I need another project... :rolleyes: ):









The GL has been in storage for 10 years, and if I'm ever going to get it registered, I think I "need" tinted windows, even though it may sound a bit rediculous.. One of the main reasons why I don't really get the Santana out as much as I should, is because on those nice sunny summerdays when I feel like going on a roadtrip, driving the Santana is like being in a sauna, and therefore I often end up driving something else... ;)

I'm planning more than just the glass in the GL, a few of the extras from my old Diesel Daily Driver are going to find their way into the GL: Electric windows in the front, electric mirrors, and maybe central locking, depending upon whether I can get my hands on the ZV mechanism for the rear hatch of a FL FLH? - if anyone has one lying around, I'd be very happy to hear from you :!: :)

Hope to get more 32B stuff done this year, and looking forward to seeing what you all get up to :)

Best regards from Denmark

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Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017, 19:53

Hi Chris,

until now, I could not see the point of owning more than one Audi Type 44, but I think you have a point and I seem to understand: You can have different colours, engines and lines, and in the end the principle seems to be quite the same as having several 32b's...
;-)

These are really nice Audi 100 models you got there - and the black one still remains my favourite.

The grey fastback with the painted bumpers (both destroyed, what a pity...) seems to be quite finished - the Votex alloys are quite rare here. Obviously, these rims were more common in Sweden since V.A.G. Sverige seems to have put them on some "home-grown" special models, I saw them in a brochure years ago.

The red GL looks very nice with the Sebring alloys. I still think that for the facelift models, alloys with a rather "flat" design still look best (apart, of course, from the one-and-only Avus). - Why does this car have no side indicator, was it never officially registered in Denmark yet?

As for the Santana, I also got to drive my "W20" LX a few times last year since its partial respray and powder-coating the original alloys. I think that I will have to replace the clutch sometime soon. When putting it in gear on an ascending slope, the car will start jerking hardly before getting moving - the first owners must have driven a lot in town, wearing down the clutch. - I changed the radio last year, too - now there is a Grundig WKC 2837 VD installed, a rather up-scale radio that was offered through Votex, first under its original name, later a the "Votex Rhein-Main IL 1". It has a digital frequency scale, a number of station buttons and a cassette slot, and I am quite satisfied with this solution since the radio can be combined with the correct 32b-cover and was a contemporary offer in 1983, when the "W20" was offered.

I still did not update anything about the 2012 Santana since last year I did not take suitable pictures for the homepage, be it outside or the engine compartment. Hope to get that done in 2017.

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Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017, 18:09

Hi Chris,

until now, I could not see the point of owning more than one Audi Type 44, but I think you have a point and I seem to understand: You can have different colours, engines and lines, and in the end the principle seems to be quite the same as having several 32b's...
;-)

These are really nice Audi 100 models you got there - and the black one still remains my favourite.


:D Exactly! ;) And thanks, the dark one's my favourite too, but I also really like the Quattro (I just need to get it finished :P)


Zitat


The grey fastback with the painted bumpers (both destroyed, what a pity...) seems to be quite finished - the Votex alloys are quite rare here. Obviously, these rims were more common in Sweden since V.A.G. Sverige seems to have put them on some "home-grown" special models, I saw them in a brochure years ago.


Yup, it's really quite finished, the bumpers are a pretty good indication of the general condition overall.
Ahh, I had no idea they were Votex alloys, not really my thing though; normally I also love the "flat" type rims, but these are almost too flat, and seem cheap somehow.


Zitat


The red GL looks very nice with the Sebring alloys. I still think that for the facelift models, alloys with a rather "flat" design still look best (apart, of course, from the one-and-only Avus). - Why does this car have no side indicator, was it never officially registered in Denmark yet?

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Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017, 18:38

...hmmm, probably shouldn't have written on an iDevice; seems to have cut the last of the message for some reason..

Ohh, well; what I had written was: Wel spotted; the GL has never been registered in Denmark, and I need to get that done before the car turns 35, because the import-rules in Denmark have changed - the short of the long is; that the tax will be waaaay more after the car turns 35.

Great that you've had time to drive your W20 a bit also - I would love to see pictures of the powdercoated alloys and the radio :)
Hope you get time to take some pictures of the 2012 Santana too, but I know how time flies :)

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Sonntag, 21. Mai 2017, 15:31

New (old) wheels :)

Hello all

Finally in Denmark, the sun has been showing itself the for last few weeks, and I've been getting of to a good start, driving the Passats :)

After 11 years, I've finally gotten around to paying the registration taxes for the GL, and it's now "TÜV'ed" and registered in Denmark :D - the cost of that was actually much less than i feared; pretty much exactly 1000 EUR, is what it ended up at.

I've also found other wheels for the GL, the Sebrings looked great, but the ride quality was really poor. So I started looking around for some time-typical 13" alloys, and ended up with a few offers I couldn't resist, so I now have a few different looks to choose between:





I also tried out a different look for the Trend, at the first youngtimer-meet of the year :)



This summer, my main car-project is the GL, and I've been getting second thoughts about painting and installing another rear-hatch, I'd rather try and glue in a tinted window in the existing hatch, but I'm to afraid to cut out the tinted window, from the good hatch that I have :P , so does anyone have a tinted window for the hatch of a FL FLH, or a rusted hatch with tinted window for sale? (I've put a wanted add in the "Suche" section also ;) )

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Montag, 22. Mai 2017, 14:20

Actually I dont have a tinted rear window for you, but did you realize the instruction-video to cut out a rearwindow I posted some week ago? It may help to reconsider your decision.

Claus Seibel worked more than 30 years for public german television and his way of presentation is just one peace of pleasure for every german linguist. Unbelievably complicated noun-structures, a speciality the German language is known for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUi8kLwtSo&t=1086s

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Montag, 22. Mai 2017, 21:36

Actually I dont have a tinted rear window for you, but did you realize the instruction-video to cut out a rearwindow I posted some week ago? It may help to reconsider your decision.

Claus Seibel worked more than 30 years for public german television and his way of presentation is just one peace of pleasure for every german linguist. Unbelievably complicated noun-structures, a speciality the German language is known for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUi8kLwtSo&t=1086s


Hi Nikalla

Yes, I saw the video, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! And it was actually that video which made me consider giving it at try to glue in another window - but I'm just to much of a chicken to want to risk trying to cut out the only one I've got. It looks easy in the video, but the experience I've had with 30 year old adhesive in a few Type 44's, has been that it's rock-hard after so many years.

In any event; thanks very much for the input :)

/Chris

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Mittwoch, 24. Mai 2017, 15:43

By the way, I dig your GL very much. I owned one several years for my own. it is an elegant car made for longer distances, which has not been identified in its almost classical characteristics by a lot of enthusiasts today. It was the velour upholstery I appreciated the most. Have a good ride!

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Mittwoch, 24. Mai 2017, 20:38

Hi Chris,

I also like the red GL - but why did you install the indicators in the front bumper? Did you have to drill holes? From the German perspektive, side indicators are very rare. So, if there is a legal reason to install them, I would not object to putting them in the only correct place, the front wings - of course, you would have to drill the metal. But I admit that, trying to look from a Danish point of view, the idea of having side indicators without the wings "spoilt", I get the point. Nevertheless, it looks "wrong" to me, pardon me for being so impolite - since the indicators could be ordered officially from the factory (M046), I would install them in the wings. But "as you like it".

The first rims are somewhat special - what is this, Renault? The second ones look like some Ronal rims, I think to dimly recall them. They both look OK - and the Intra rims on the Trend are clearly the most eye-catching choice. Of course, with the wheels neutralized, it it not possible anymore to tell the Trend from a Passat Trump, eh, Tramp. (By the way - your Trend does not bear the typical Trend cloth dessin - is it a Danish version, or might this really be a Tramp in the end?)

To be honest: I think I would try to take a different hatch and spray it with the right colour, to me this seems much easier compared to changing the glass.

More and more, I have the impression that the Passat "fastback" / hatchback Facelift model is the currently most under-rated (not necessarily money, but general attendance) version of the B2. The reason for this is that the hatchback as a bodystyle has been out of fashion for almost 30 years by now - the fact that the B3 hatchback was scrapped (when development was finished!) was only the beginning of the abolishment. Today, only France and the U.K. are notable hatchback markets in the classic medium car segment, all others are saloon-dominated. Yet, a slight change is happening, and the Audi A7 or A5 Sportsback are showing a tendency to move away from the once-again "boring" saloons, and along with this, of course historic predecessors become one again important. Today, less people than ever know that there once was a Passat with a sporty back... (Luckily enough, I still have the Trophy hatchback that is standing in the last row in storage. Fired it up in February and - it is still running. There will be some media coverage quite soon.)

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Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2017, 09:48

@ Nikalla
I'm with you there; I also _love_ the upholstry :D
Thanks! :)

@Tilman
Hehe, the indicators are not going to stay there, as I think it looks completely misplaced on the car (just as you do ;)) - they are only there now, because I was afraid of how much the registration tax might end up at, and so I didn't want to spend a lot of time on the car, only to find out that the tax would be more than I was willing to spend. The only problem with that, is that you are only able to apply for a quote for the registration tax, when the vehicle has passed inspection. So the current side indicators are only there, because they were quick and cheap to install prior to inspection, and they can be removed completely without a trace later ;):



But at some point I will have to find out what to do about it, because I really, really do not wish to drill the fenders – I'd much rather find some way to mount them, where they are invisible, but.... Well... If all else fails, they will be mounted in the fenders, as they would have been, had the car been Danish from the start.

The first rims are actually the factory rims from an UP :D I just couldn't resist trying them on – and the second ones are Fondmetal rims – I have no idea what the ”model” is called.
As for the Trend Intra's – I think they look really good in contrast to the Tornado red – but the original wheels with Trend hubcaps will definately be going back on the car at some point, I just wanted to have a little fun with the look 8)
Right about the cloth design, we talked briefly about that when I got the car, but it's definately a Trend, apparantly with an ”Export” interior – the doorcards are also different from the German Trends, as they do not have the vinyl on the bottom half. I've since seen a Dutch Trend for sale, with the exact same interior as mine :)

Yeah, I'm going a bit back and forth on what to do about the hatch, I think it will definately be the last thing I get done :rolleyes: - if I just install another hatch, I'd be able to return the GL to factory, if I ever wanted to (which yeah, I'll never do, but I just like the feeling of being able to) – on the other hand, if I install tinted glass in the existing hatch, I get to keep the original Köln dealer sticker, as well as the previous owners Nürburgring sticker :D...

Yes, it's a real shame the hatchbacks are so under-rated – they look really ”chic” (in my opinion ;)) and are very handy "all-rounders".

Will look very much forward to seing your Trophy in the media – that car is the best colour/bumper combination for a facelift Fliessheck.

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