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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:32 pm 
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The window felt and door rubber is still obtainable, although from afar.
Anyone interested in a group purchase?
If so, kindly indicate:
-2 door or 4 door
-number of sets desired.
The set I obtained is identical, not better than the OEM (original equipment of the manufacturer).
You can read about it here:
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If you know someone with an MK1, give them a 'heads up' and have them post below.
No pms.
No need to let this thread drag on; 90 days from this post we'll see where the thread is at; if there's enough interest we can do a 'group buy'.

If you have a source for these parts, feel free to post in this thread as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:39 pm 
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One set here for sure, maybe two depending on the final price. Both would be 2dr models.

Good detective work :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:55 am 
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Depending on price and availability to get them shipped to Australia, I wold be interested in a couple of two door MK1 to suit the GTi (I believe they are the same as all the other body models)

Awesome find..

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:40 pm 
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I'd like to be added to your list for a group buy, will buy if pricing is right. THANKS for the heads up


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:30 am 
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Same here.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:37 am 
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Put me down for a two door set. Depending on price I may be interested in two sets.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:02 pm 
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In three days...we will have hit the 90 day mark.
So far, it looks like there is sufficient interest to get a dozen sets.
Does anyone with a 4 door want some?
Looks like it is mostly 2 door.
Again, no final price, but if a group buy is reasonable, I'll let you know.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:06 am 
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Any update?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:19 pm 
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1987TurboSprint wrote:
Any update?

Been a bit busy, but will inquire as to availability ASAP.
Thanks for your patience.
It's been on my mind to check; you are interested in the 2 door, eh?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Yeah 2 door thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:44 am 
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If it's not too late put me down for a set for a 2 door as well!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Any news?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:07 pm 
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1987TurboSprint wrote:
Any news?

Yes, the 4 door rubber (front) is available elsewhere, but much more expensive than through my initial contact.
I have not heard back from our Pakistan source, but hopefully it is due to his international travels.
This is the latest, so for now the 2 door gaskets are not within my reach...yet.

As soon as I have something substantial to report, you should receive a PM.
Since you have a 2 door and the $125ish per side 4 door quote (fronts only) are designed more for accident repair, it seemed more prudent to wait.

If you needed some door gaskets, then my current result of $125 would be a different matter, eh?
Let's hope that a little patience will result in some of the fantastic products that I've already obtained.
We did it once before, no reason we can't do it again!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:12 am 
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I can be patient :D I was just hoping it didn't fall through

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:55 am 
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Can your source in Pakistan get brand new Mk1 cylinder heads? I think in Pakistan Mark1s are still being manufactured brand new with carburetors.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:15 am 
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coasterII wrote:
Can your source in Pakistan get brand new Mk1 cylinder heads? I think in Pakistan Mark1s are still being manufactured brand new with carburetors.

The current events in the region have slowed communication.
I have sent our Teamswift member an email, but no reply. :oops: :oops: :oops:
FWIW, the camshafts are more scarce than the heads.
When our Teamswift member checks in, I'll ask.

Hope for the best,
Expect the worst,
And settle for something in between... :wink: :wink: :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:40 pm 
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If mzeeshan is the member you are talking about in Pakistan I checked his profile and his last login on teamswift was october 2009. I googled suzuki dealers in karachi and there are seven of them and a phone number is listed for each so when i run the recovery function on my other computer with built in microphone and speaker to fix its spyware/virus problems I will call them all on skype to see if any of them speak english and see if they will send parts to canada.
I would really like to get a book that lists all the suzuki part numbers for Mk1s because the dealers here could probably email suzuki in japan to order the part if I gave them the part number. the dealers here in b.c. no longer seem interested in looking up parts for Mark1s, even the dealers that up to a year ago would do so. Jim Pattison Suzuki on kingsway in burnaby seemed the best at that, I bought three sets of suzuki genuine parts Mark1 sway bar to contol arm bushings from them, but now that dealer has gone out of business and their former building is completely empty.

I have a chevrolet book with all the mk1 part numbers but a suzuki dealer parts person told me GM part numbers are completely different from the suzuki part numbers for the same part. I also can't make head nor tail of the GM part number book, as in, for example, which of the five cylinder heads they list is the same as the one in my car? ( I'm not sure if there are specifically five different cylinder heads listed there for Mk1s, , I'm making that up as an example to illustrate the difficulty I encountered trying to use the gm part number book).


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:45 am 
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No, it isn't Teamswift member mzeeshan.
You have a PM.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:33 am 
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Thanks Phil, and next time I`m talking to someone from Pakistan or Pakistan connected or related here in Vancouver I will try to remember to ask them about getting Suzuki parts from a Pakistan Suzuki dealer sent to Vancouver. There`s tons of smokin` hot East Indian babes here in Vancouver and I am going to work on manufacturing the opportunity to talk to each and every one of them about it.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:27 am 
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I googled "Suzuki dealers Bombay" and "Suzuki dealers Calcutta" and "Suzuki Dealers New Delhi" and there only were about two Suzuki dealers in each of these cities whereas there were seven Suzuki dealers in Karachi alone. But at least there were Suzuki dealers in India which means I can talk to smokin' hot East Indian babes about buying Suzuki parts whether they are Pakistani or Indian.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:42 am 
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Unfortunately, the value system in which you were raised is considerably different than that of a Muslim Country.
If you stick with the car parts and leave those women to the Muslims, you will have a nice day and get great prices.
Not trying to ruin your day...just explaining the lay of the land. (No, I'm not a Muslim, but I did live 10 years in Asia.)

The Pakistanis are between India and Iran/Afghanistan. North America does a lot of trading with them, but they are between a rock and a hard place. Since we are far away (12 hours time difference) sometimes we lump the Pakistani area into the 'Middle East' and forget they are a much different people with a much different mentality. Many articles of clothing, surgical tools, bedding, blankets, rugs, and carpets come from the area.

Just be patient, follow the leads I sent you in the PM...and pray! :lol:
If we can convince one of our Teamswift members to go out of his way for us, a group buy will net us parts which are roughly the same price we are used to.

We who drive the MK1s are a rare breed here in North America. In Pakistan the car is prized for its compactness and efficiency. Hopefully they will continue to support the line for years to come.

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:10 pm 
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I'm still in for a pair of 2dr sets if ya ever get it straightened out.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:31 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Unfortunately, the value system in which you were raised is considerably different than that of a Muslim Country.



Excuse me Phil, but what's unfortunate about the value system in which I was raised disagreeing with chopping peoples hands and heads off, disagreeing with stoning fourteen year old girls to death, disagreeing with hating people because they aren't muslim, or disagreeing with the persecution of Jews and Christians?

I think its very fortunate the value system in which I was raised (Irish Catholic BTW) is considerably different than the corruption,ignorance, hatred and intolerance of a mooooooooslim country.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:48 pm 
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I think what he meant was that their culture treats women differently than our (north american) culture does.

IE Someone in canada compliments my girlfriend, she blushes and I puff out my chest proudly. Do the same to a muslim woman and her husband (owner) cuts your head off for talkin/lookin at her.



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Anything ever happen with this?

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