but save yourself a bunch of work on the front by not running the MK3 mount, and instead just run a modified MK4 rear mount and a modified MK1 front mount. easiest way to go about it and it will more than hold.
see deathhare's setup
welll well well been on and off having time for the beast but have made some progress, ive been trying to get the harness straightened out and ran.....thank god im good with electronics XD....some pictures i beleve are in order
the only way to sort out wiring....throw it everywere
oh and i got a freeze plug in
for this little hole that needed to be forgotten about (3/4" if your wondering)
and oh yea started building the exhaust manifold, so much welding
oh yea and started mounting the shifter
annnnddddd test fit the battry to its new home/welded in the ground stud
then i ended up getting a used tension with a shot bearing so i sent the s*** pully to the parts store and they sent me back this $15 replacment...beats the heck out of the 70-120 for a new tensioner...and the effort it woulda taken to break....i mean replace the bearing in the pully
i should be getting my clutch pedal in soon soooooooo if all goes well we will be able to stop pushing this bunny and start driving her out of the shop.......till next time(not acctual booze consumption till then.......or maby it is)
you do realize you could have easily modified the MK1 clutch pedal and simply welded the passat bracket for the clutch master to the MK1 brake booster bracket and made it all work, yeah?
full pedal assembly swaps are way more work than what's required.
Last edited by websaabn; 03-26-2012 at 06:41 AM.
could have have it hammered all out within a day using MK1 pedals.
just was trying to save you some time is all
any pics of the passat pedal assembly install? i'm curious to see how you did it.
I didnt get that good of pictures of it but i ended up using the passat brake pedal and clutch pedal the bracket for the brake is the cabriolet modifyed, welded to the passat bracket forthe clutch pedal..... Then i took the cabriolet accelorator pedal and made a small slip in bracket
The way you sugessted would have been easyer.... But heck i think its neat the way i pulled it off lol.... Oh and dont mind my "clutch master cylinder" aka te chevy carb fuel filter.... Didnt realize my brake fluid resovoir didnt have the bit you would normally snip off and run a line too XD
i can't tell, but did you reinforce your firewall where the clutch master is?
i found my firewall to flex like a mofo when i would actuate my clutch so i came up with a little bracket to take care of that.
here's a pic:
i tied my bracket for my clutch master into the bracket for the brake booster. then i also ran another section to where the oem support bolted up on the frame rail. no more firewall flex and solid pedal feel.
Acctually to tell you the truth at the moment i only have the booster bracket on but the whole pedal
Feels as solid as can be.... If you sit in it and just play with the pedals i can really see them flex at all,
Not that this is going
To stop me from taking some steel later
On and make some neat bracket to really
Tie it down an make it solid but ether way nice bracket for yours man
Small update.... Been splicing the light systems between the passat and cabby.... Got most of it working after much headscratching and foul words just got the multi switch to wire and to get some headlights.... Still cant decided if im going with the tri bar headlights with markers/blinkers inside or if im going to keep the markers/blinkers in the bumper .....any opinions On the matter ????
Oh and some
Pictures of the radiator how she currently sits.... Think i may have the top
Mounts made a little better looking with my friends cnc machine and some aluminum
Not sure yet..... And im contemplating replaceing the top peice of the radiator support with a
Smooth peice of slighty thicker metal to clean it up / push the rad a little
Forward but that will come with the motor is
Back out and im makeing the whole bay "nicer"
Oh and as you can notice i decided to go with the OE cabby coolant bottle.... Anyone know how to bypass the low coolant light in the cluster????
Oh and a shot of both of the time/energy/money monsters
Last edited by riotbeast; 04-08-2012 at 10:47 PM.
Just a small thing to add.... Was able to take the cabby down the street to get gas on the dealer plate.... Thing is faster than my supercharged pontiac..... Vr swap was the best decision i have made on this car yet... Will have an update will all the things ive done to her in a day or 2
Well theirs been quite a bit of progress even if it feels like i have slowed down a bit on the project.... First off you my have notice i got the grill and lights in on the front.... That was a project in itself, a little history on the car when i bought her if you saw the pictures at the begining of the thread she was hit on the right front... It was repaired by my grandfather but when he did the repairs the headlight housing wasent installed so when i went to put it in their was no chance of it fitting so on to the cutting i went
Not to many pictures of the process but thats all thats left
Of the OE radiator support, then i found some 1" square tubing lieing around the shop waiting
For me to come along and put it
To use and this is what came about
Not only did it
Clean up the look a ton in my eyes it also added tons of extra room up front for working on the motor, the radiator, and possible in the future uhhhhh (upgrades) budget willing XD
Also got an exhaust on the beast
With a weld in flange for ease of engine removal of
Next time shes up on the lift ill snap a couple
Pictures of the exhause completed.... I was just to eager to finally see what she did going down the street and as i already said in a previous post.... Pritty much mind blowing how much power it feels like it has now....
Course this is the realllllll fun part of the project were i have to finish working out all of the kinks and decide if im going to finish the body and paint her or pull the motor first and finish the bay.... Its probly going to end up going finish body, pull motor, finish off bay / interior.... And rock her
Oh and of
Course just to get a good feel for her interior and get some ideas of how im going to mod the original dash to fit the passat cluster i threw most
Of it back in
Just a couple shots of how the cluster sits in their....(zip tied to the steering
Colum) probly going to fit a peice of reinforced sheet metal in their for the cluster and in the vent on the drivers side for the hazard/headlight switchs....only
Time and input will tell