How it began...
The goal: To build a daily driver and weekend ripper on a $2008 budget. I am (with the gracious help of my friend Nic, Tim, Raffi and others) building up the '82 rabbit. We want to take it down for $2008 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge (build a racer for $2008).
The motor will be a 1.8 16v turbo (k26) with a 5 speed diesel tranny. The car was $200 and I sold the springs for $125... so essentially it was $75 It has much rust.
Wednesdays is "car night" so there will be continuous updates to this post. Enough chat from me... here's pics!
Rusty pan out!
Wheels from Nic's old Omni GLH. Light 15 inchers
Here's what I made in Dubmodder... I'll have another more accurate 3d render soon:
Satin/Satan black with white german tank crosses on it.
Now we either need to make a log manifold or find an old 20v turbo manifold
Here's where Nic cut out the rear brace for the c arm.. it was rusted all to hell.
Slight bend... We had to straighten the body:
One fender off...
one to go... the passenger side is glued on like crazy.. Thanks VW!
Who's that crazy bitch takin out those springs?!?
"New" to the car Engine:
German goodness... Euro front
We cut more rust out... front driver side:
Core support is out and the engine bay will cleaned up:
Painting the valve cover:
More pics to come... Welding of the floor pans should happen this weekend.