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    Thread: 95 Cabby VR swap, Megasquirt, and RHD conversion! o.0

    1. Member StinkBugz's Avatar
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      01-26-2012 12:53 AM #1
      I am gathering pieces together to do the above mentioned swap to a 95 cabby. This should be a VERY interesting build!! The SAWWEEET thing about the RHD conversion is that it is unbolt from donor, bolt on to cabby!! NO WELDING!! WOOHOO!! Pics of the car will be posted this Saturday.

      The engine will be from an obd2 mk3 and I will be installing a mk4 fully functional variable intake manifold! Keep your eyes open, computers on, and fingers ready to do some typing!! I want all the input possible.
      PLEASE keep the flaming/bashing/Neg comments to a respectable level. STAY TUNED!

      Car and COMPLETE vr6 swap purchased from Joe @ JoesJettaParts
      Megasquirt purchased from Need_a_vr6 (Paul@ KPTuned)
      RHD COMPLETE swap from Jamie @ orchideuro

      Here is a small teaser!
      Last edited by StinkBugz; 02-01-2012 at 10:47 AM.

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      01-26-2012 11:55 AM #2
      1st post...watching cant wait to see this!!!!!!

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      01-26-2012 01:22 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by nicktcfcsb View Post
      1st post...watching cant wait to see this!!!!!!
      Only 1 post?? LOL.. Welcome and thanks for the interest!

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      01-26-2012 01:44 PM #4
      should be pretty sweet.
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      01-26-2012 02:19 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Prof315 View Post
      should be pretty sweet.
      I hope so..lol.. I have not seen ANY RHD VW conversions done around here!

    6. 01-28-2012 10:37 AM #6
      Sounds awesome mate!

      What happen to this mark IV?

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      01-28-2012 11:44 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      Sounds awesome mate!

      What happen to this mark IV?
      Parted and scrapped? These are "Euro" cars that the RHD comes from. Best person to speak to would be Jamie @ OrchidEuro (USA) 1-484-483-4OEM or in the UK 01273 782 OEM

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      01-28-2012 07:37 PM #8
      Here are some photos of the "bare" project car. I got it like this as it is less work for me to start with. Now time to start removing the bulkhead...










      Here is what needs to be removed for the RHD swap. Basically you need to start in the rain tray and unbolt the bolts that help hold the dash in place and then move around the bulkhead and remove the (15?) bolts. Move inside and remove the bolts for the dash and then rebar. In order to remove the dash easily you will want to remove all the plugs from behind the fuse panel and fish out the wires. After that it should be fairly easy to remove the dash. Hard part is to come.....Removing the bulkhead... If it wasn't for the seam sealer that holds the bulkhead to the firewall in place being 17 yrs old, it would be a whole lot easier!!
      Last edited by StinkBugz; 01-28-2012 at 07:54 PM.

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      01-29-2012 01:52 PM #9
      Here is a little work I did today so far..




      Dash is out. Now I just need to get the rest of the rats nest out of the way..

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      01-29-2012 03:32 PM #10
      Progress!
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      01-29-2012 03:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Progress!
      Lol.. What progress are you making on that MS1 for me??
      Last edited by StinkBugz; 01-29-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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      01-29-2012 09:32 PM #12
      Almost done.
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      01-30-2012 09:12 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Almost done.
      Any pics of your progress??

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      01-30-2012 10:44 AM #14
      Another hour of progress..






      Old air inlet hole.



      Where the new air inlet hole will need to be (Opposite side )..
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      01-30-2012 02:24 PM #15
      No wires were harmed in the making of this picture..




      COMPLETE car harness is GONE!!

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      01-30-2012 08:55 PM #16
      That pesky bulkhead got an eviction notice effective 1/31/12!


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      01-31-2012 10:55 AM #17
      Well the eviction went smoothly! Everything is out and ready for the RHD setup!!









      And thanks to this little tool, it made the job HELLA easy!! All you have to do is heat the channel on the bulkhead slightly where the seam sealer resides and viola! it pops out with a slight tug! I wish I would have thought of it before I started using the air saw as I would have been done in 10 min instead of an hour!

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      02-01-2012 10:48 PM #18
      Wow, no one posted? Odd for such a rare project..

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      02-02-2012 02:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by StinkBugz View Post
      Wow, no one posted? Odd for such a rare project..
      That means you are doing it right so far

      We are watching
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      02-02-2012 02:30 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post
      That means you are doing it right so far

      We are watching
      Either that or no one has done the RHD conversion and are clueless.. LOL..

      P.S. Thanks for watching..

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      02-05-2012 12:33 PM #21
      Well, Thursday is almost here.. that is when the RHD 1/2 car will be delivered and swapped over into the car..

    22. 02-05-2012 05:51 PM #22
      this is super cool, you're doing a great job

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      02-05-2012 06:24 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      this is super cool, you're doing a great job

      Thanks! The hardest part (for me) is yet to come..The wiring... I just get intimidated when I see 1000's of wires..

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      02-07-2012 09:46 PM #24
      Here is how I wired my ms to the stock harness:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...=plug+play+vr6

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      02-07-2012 10:16 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cant get a password View Post
      Here is how I wired my ms to the stock harness:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...=plug+play+vr6
      Thanks, that would help me if I wasn't going bare and doing a tuck/clean bay look. I am using minimal wires with a lot of unneeded things deleted! I am making it as clean as possible. I DO NOT like the look of clutter in a bay..

      TY though! great read!

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