New here for the most part. I have experience with BMW, Datsun and Nissan but not really any VW..
My wife is a VW nut. She has an 05 Golf and a 93 Eurovan that's slammed but needs a new trans. Maybe down the road I will do a manual swap but for now this... It's an 85 Cabriolet.
I picked it up with a blown motor and since it was a surprise for her, had a friend re-build and install an 8 valve 1.8L from an 83 GTI. Also had the brakes and basic mechanicals checked out. New clutch, flywheel, oil pump, water pump, belts, hoses, main & rod bearings, rings etc. Head was checked, valves lapped etc.
Overall it's in good shape and is complete. Nice dash, good headliner and pad. Plenty of little issues but I just wanted a fairly rust free and straight shell as I plan to do a total build similar to my recently sold Datsun 510. I am really glad she is going to let me paint it an off white or light beige color. And it will probably get a drop and new carpet, top, door panels, etc etc etc.
I hope you all don't mind me picking your brain as I know plenty about BMW and RWD Datsun/Nissans but nothing about VW and FWD
And here are some photos of my 510. It was a 72 with a Rebello L20 bored and stroked to 2.3, stage III isky cam, twin Mikuni 44's, 2.5" exhaust, Nissan comp headers, Troy Ermish coilovers, Datsun 2000 roadster mid/close ratio 5 speed, 280 struts and brakes etc etc.
And finally my most recent build. My 92 E34 525 with a 98 528 M52 engine, M3 cams, Garret GT3076R turbo, 6 piston wilwoods, M5 seats, Euro everything, Acura TSX retrofit etc etc. 342 RWHP and 325 ft lbs of torque at 12.5 psi