Mk1 storm break or repair?

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Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Stormboy » Wed May 14, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi all, it's been quite a few years since I was on the scirocco forum. I grew up with mk1 sciroccos and broke a few in the process! 20 years on I'm looking at another mk1 scirocco BUT I'm in a fortunate position that my mother (83) and no longer drives still has her mk1 scirocco storm in brown which she has owned since 1988 it's been in a lock up for the past 10 years and although the general bodywork is rust free the sills are completely rotten as are the rear wheel arches and rear valance, there is a small hole in the floor as well. The inner wings, outer wings bottom of doors tailgate, bonnet, scuttle etc are rust free, not even a bubble.
My question is this: Do I break it for spares and use the money toward a good one or do I reapair this one? Where do I get sills, arches etc, and window rubbers as they are perished too. It would seem a shame to break it as it's been in the family so long ( my mother has dementia so can't even remember owning it) Is it economical to restore it? They don't seem to be worth much which is a shame really. Thanks in advance Lance.



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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by essextom » Wed May 14, 2014 9:25 pm

I'd save it, original storm will be worth a fair amount. You also know the history of the car and what's wrong with it so hopefully won't get any surprises. I would def keep and restore myself.


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Nate » Wed May 14, 2014 9:48 pm

click here to see how easy ant made serious rust repairs look. Loads of panels available from heritage


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Stormboy » Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Thanks for the link Nate, ( my mums but mine now! ) storm is no where near as bad as the one in the link, I feel quite excited now about getting repaired, have checked out vw heritage can't believe how cheap the panels are, just hope they are good quality, what's a restored storm worth then?



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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by the edmundator » Wed May 14, 2014 10:27 pm

According to Ant, genuine VW panels make the restorer's life substantially easier. And if you're treating the car as a long-term keeper rather than a quick fix-up-and-sell, the quality and standard of repairs would be well worth the extra cost.


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Stormboy » Wed May 14, 2014 10:34 pm

I agree but where the hell do I find genuine sills and arches? It could be a long hard search!



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Post by the edmundator » Wed May 14, 2014 10:38 pm

I talked to Ant while he was restoring Nate's car - the panels Nate had were very good.


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by tim-the-car » Wed May 14, 2014 11:37 pm

Come on Lance, you can't let your Mum down by breaking that gorgeous car. Your Dad will come back to haunt you!!
Just find a good welder, and anything is possible.
I would ask you to give your Mum my regards, but it sounds like it would be a waste of time - so sorry to hear that, she was such a nice lady.
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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by bensspares » Thu May 15, 2014 8:02 am

If you want a mk1 storm, you have 1. Restore it. They are like hens teeth. If not sell as a restoration project. Be ware that most mk1's will be in similar condition or worse. Anything good will be at a premium. I would keep it you lucky person you.


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Stormboy » Thu May 15, 2014 8:38 am

First of all hi Tim, hope things are well with you and good to know your blue mk1 is still flying the flag for roccos. I have decided to keep her and restore her, I can't weld for toffee but I can do the mechanical side and strip the car, will order some panels this week, will also try put up some pics, I'm quite enthusiastic about this now so thanks guys for injecting me with hope.



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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Dr. Dub » Thu May 15, 2014 11:55 am

Restore it. If it's been in the family for that long then it's a must. And you are doing your bit for the environment by recycling. :wink: We need more Mk1s on the road.


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Nate » Thu May 15, 2014 12:18 pm

Mine had repro sills on it, as the genuine ones are only from the b pillar to the front of the door, not the full length.

If it needs rear chassis mounts, get the genuine complete chassis legs. They are more expensive, but work out about the same price overall, as there is less work fitting them, as they come with all the inner brace bits already attached.

Get it done you know you want to. If you're not up to doing the welding, get in touch with ant (the autoad) you will not be disappointed with his work


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Stormboy » Thu May 15, 2014 6:39 pm

Thanks for the advice guys, I have already been down the lockup and started striping the interior.....bumpers, lights etc



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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by mark1gls » Fri May 16, 2014 3:31 pm

With stripping the car take lots of pictures and lable up bags or boxes to keep things together, there is nothing worst than spending 1/2 day trying to find a little bit of trim or bolt/screw you put somewhere. I lost a couple of things and it took agaes to find the things :-D


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Re: Mk1 storm break or repair?

Post by Nate » Fri May 16, 2014 3:33 pm

What he said^^ I've wasted so much time by trying to work out where stuff goes, or where I've put that little clip


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