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    Thread: My Golf R Sportwagen 4motion Swap story and lots of pics

    1. 08-28-2017 09:28 PM #26
      Updates are cut and paste from another forum...



      So a friend mentions that he needs a cheap wagon for commuting/hauling crap and asks me to find him a deal like I got on my wagon. I start searching craigslist and find a local one at a decent price and go check it out. The car is a mint white 5 speed 2010 that's way cleaner than mine. Immediately the wheels start turning and long story short, I work out a deal to sell my blue one to my buddy and I buy the white one. Here's where it gets really stupid, I'm now in the middle of a two-way swap. The R swap is coming out of the blue into the white one and the blue one will be a stock 5 speed (previously automatic). I've done many swaps but never from car to car, so this should be interesting. It's also funny that this will be the first and second Golf R swapped sportwagen in the world, I think.

      I'll post a a bunch of pics as I go along, for anyone interested in my stupidity.
      I'm also keeping track of all my time just to get an idea of how much time I'm wasting.

      Here it is in it's minty glory




      Fresh 2 year inspection sticker


      In the garage just hours after inspection


      Engine out a few hours later

      Last edited by 20vTa4; 08-28-2017 at 09:33 PM.

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    3. 08-28-2017 09:31 PM #27
      Some updates, I've got the white car completely stripped and the blue car has the 2.5 dash, wiring, engine/trans, and front suspension back in. I'm concentrating on getting the blue car done first and off to it's new owner. It should be done early next week. So far, I've got about 40 hours into this.

      Here's a bunch of pics...

      2.0 back out




      2.5 back in


      Engine bay cleaned up nicely


      New prop shaft carrier brackets mocked up waiting for welding


      Interior all stripped out


      Shell all ready to go


      Keeping everything bagged and organized


      ABS and fuse box connectors de-pinned




      2.5 dash and wiring

    4. 08-28-2017 09:36 PM #28
      I haven't posted in a while, but today I finished the white car and drove it for the first time. For those interested in how much time it took, I'm at around 90 hours total to take both cars apart and put them back together.
      I think a gti front bumper and fenders is next at some point this year.

      Some more progress pics...

      Wiring going back in


      My "custom" shifter cable bracket


      2.0 going back in


      Tank bracket welded in and extra pump hole cut out


      Back in the garage to wrap things up



      De-badged and re-badged


      Installing oem rear view camera


      First drive today in the rain










    5. 08-29-2017 08:18 AM #29
      You're crazy man!
      What did you do for the prop shaft hanger and the fuel tank on the white shell since you didn't have an R to cut them from?

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    6. 08-29-2017 05:48 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Pyotr View Post
      You're crazy man!
      What did you do for the prop shaft hanger and the fuel tank on the white shell since you didn't have an R to cut them from?

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      I just bought 3 new brackets from the dealer, was under $100

    7. 08-29-2017 06:02 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 20vTa4 View Post
      I just bought 3 new brackets from the dealer, was under $100
      Oh snap. Didn't know they even sold them.
      You got some part numbers?
      Nearly done gathering parts for my 4mo wagon swap.

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    8. 08-29-2017 07:41 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by pyotr View Post
      oh snap. Didn't know they even sold them.
      You got some part numbers?
      Nearly done gathering parts for my 4mo wagon swap.

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      1k0 802 231

      1k0 804 331

      1k0 804 332
      Last edited by 20vTa4; 08-29-2017 at 08:05 PM.

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      09-07-2017 12:35 PM #33
      I was following your blue build over on the other page...glad I found it made it's way here. A little sad to see the blue one gone (I offered to buy it!!!) but glad you worked something out and managed to do it...AGAIN.


      Offer still on the table for this white one...if down the road you ever plan to sell. Hit. Me. Up.

      Until then...I'll be watching to see whatever else you have in store.

    10. 09-09-2017 06:49 PM #34
      So are you going to go through all the wagon colours ? Hahaha !
      I put R ft struts/brakes on mine ( cause I sold the rf corner) Still no 4mo swap yet . Did trade to highline leather though .
      I feel so low next to your level ! At least I got a Lupo on the road ! And saved an a3 fsi from the crusher ! I'll update whenever I pull mine off the road . Good work !

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      09-18-2017 08:51 PM #35
      And I thought page one was crazy, then I got to page two.

      Any thoughts on getting rid of the roof rails? I feel like it would look a lot cleaner without them.

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      09-20-2017 01:04 AM #36
      Wait, besides the fact that this is facking amazing x2, how in the world did you change the car diagram on the display via vagcom???
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    13. 09-20-2017 06:24 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by LateAPXR View Post
      Wait, besides the fact that this is facking amazing x2, how in the world did you change the car diagram on the display via vagcom???
      I have never done this . But with info from the original wagon full scan it should be relatively easy . But if I can't figure it out , I know who I'm contacting!!!!


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      01-14-2018 08:18 AM #39
      Do you think the awd swap is that simple on a mk6 jetta? Or would I need to swap floor pans like on previous gens?

    15. 01-14-2018 09:19 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Teknojnky View Post
      Do you think the awd swap is that simple on a mk6 jetta? Or would I need to swap floor pans like on previous gens?
      You shouldn't have to touch the pan.

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      01-14-2018 11:22 AM #41
      This thread is money


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      01-14-2018 01:11 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by 20vTa4 View Post
      You shouldn't have to touch the pan.
      If that's the case, I'm going to start looking for an a3, tt or an r for parts.

    18. 01-15-2018 03:38 AM #43
      Fantastic job!

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      02-03-2018 10:00 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by 20vTa4 View Post
      Front seats are in, the transformation is complete.

      Very Nice Work , and some of it Super Complicated , Dam , Man did You Grow up in a VW Factory ?

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      10-14-2018 04:04 PM #45
      I so want a 4mo wagon TDI. This is very inspiring... One day... one day..
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      10-30-2018 04:12 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by kyle_h View Post
      I so want a 4mo wagon TDI. This is very inspiring... One day... one day..
      Same. I got a 2015 MK7 Golf Sportwagen TDI SEL.

      I hate that NA couldn't get it in 4motion (supposedly due to the use of a solid beam axle which was necessary due to the presence of the AdBlue equipment)

      That said I've been every now and then trying to see what's available out there for swap potential.

      I'm not 100% sure on the iteration of the 4motion system on the newer MK7 Sportwagens (such as the alltrack or 4motion sportwagen) and how different they are compared to something that's more readily available right now (such as a junked MK6 Golf R like in this thread) but I THINK they're roughly the same.

      This said, I would think the BIGGEST challenge would be the find a 4motion setup that has the proper gearing to match a diesel engine.

      I wonder how hard it would be to come across a Eurospec B8 Passat TDI 4motion and see what could be pulled for parts.

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      03-15-2020 11:28 PM #47
      Did you use the headliner fabric on the c-d pillars as well or did you find black ones?


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