I've been a member on here forever but never had a VW to post up. I bought this one from a friend of mine a few weeks ago. Its been sitting forever, but its a decent little car with what will be a fantastic patina. I currently have no interior at all, and I'm a little split on what direction to go with. I'm really considering a couple of racing buckets and a half cage with carpet, dash, and door panels, but another part of me wants to just do stock interior. I'll figure that out as I go.
Here's when I picked it up:
Its been sitting like 7? years. All of that time out in the open, and most of it on the street in a few different towns in North Carolina. It's got awesome potential though. It sits right, and with a coat of clear and some new GTI red accents it'll be perfect.
Cleaned it up a little:
You can peek my other projects ^ there. There's also a 1966 Volvo 122 Wagon hiding in front of the rabbit.
It came with 2 sets of MK2 seats, the GTI I have no interest in, they'll definitely be up for sale. I threw the grey set in just to have a seat of some kind.
All that was inside the car believe it or not.
It's also got a Scirocco 16v swap. MK1 GTI trans attached to it, and I was told it has a different 5th gear in it but who knows.
What I do know, is it has:
Some kind of homebrew coilover on the front
Bilsteins in the rear
Stainless brake lines
Hella fog light grille
Scirocco 16V swap
Did have a lexan back window as shown in the pictures, but I've already had it swapped for glass. It's sooooo much better.
Right now I'm just going through it and figuring out what I've got. I'm also chasing water leaks. Theres a notch in the floor where the fuel cell is mounted, and theres rust in the seams of the front floors from leaking for so many years.
Apart from that the biggest challenge is theres no interior or wiring whatsoever inside the car. I plan to go megasquirt and maybe a painless harness, so thats not a huge deal.
Thanks for looking.