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  • MK1 Rabbit Project Thread: V1BR8T0R

    So, I picked up Paul's old shell from Zach. Nice dude. Anyways, this will be a space for brainstorming and project updates. I will be looking for input from you guys, and I will thank Paul in advance for making the engine bay so nice for me :)

    Here is the car as she sits right now.


    Goals:

    Fix the rust and paint the car: Cosmic green (Tony), whisper blue with crushed glass mixed in, or 1966 Corvette Mosport green
    Duckbill
    Euro bumpers for now, shorty's later
    New black hella tail lights
    Wheels: TBD
    Rip the interior out and fix up/repair/replace worn parts
    Drivetrain: VR6 using Eurowise conversion kit (so I can go back to stock someday?)
    Brakes: Disc brakes all the way around
    5 lug conversion
    New bushings everywhere
    New wheel bearings
    Last edited by Zack; 11-13-2014, 10:01 PM.
    2001 Reflex Silver GTi wun point 8 tee

  • #2
    MIVE got rabbit feeva!
    Joe
    91 Jetta 16v
    78 Transporter
    www.germanautoltd.com
    I have a fender roller. Contact me if you'd like to rent it.

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    • #3
      You got it Joe!

      Here's my dilemma, Vr6 or built 16v? If I went Vr6 I would have around 2 grand into all the parts and pieces minus trans for a direct drop in. OR, do I try to find a 16v and spend around 1k for cams, port and polish, USRT ITB kit, software and the likes? Realistically, how much would I have to spend to get 12v vr6 power out of a 16v?
      2001 Reflex Silver GTi wun point 8 tee

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      • #4
        Keep the early square front. Otherwise approve of the plans!
        Matt
        DCC #0
        ...we all started out with the same tools dream it, build it, breathe it.

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        • #5
          Mk1's are errwhere. I vote keep the squares as well.
          Dameon-
          11 Jetta SE
          82 rabbit GTI

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          • #6
            I'd say go VR just cause there aren't many around. Plus I'm sure it would be a blast to drive.
            Joe
            91 Jetta 16v
            78 Transporter
            www.germanautoltd.com
            I have a fender roller. Contact me if you'd like to rent it.

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            • #7
              Ooh! I like all these mk1 projects!
              '81 Rabbit Pickup
              '03 Audi TT

              <--- the paper says "despite all my rage"
              Always one rusted rounded off bolt away from success

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              • #8
                If you go rounds i want the Early westy front end!!

                So glad you picked this up

                #allthemk1s
                --paul--
                MKV R32, 78' Suns Out Guns Out, 81' Caddy,
                2012 Tiguan SEL 4Motion, Failure--Rollin on 20's

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                • #9
                  Front end swap perhaps Paul?
                  2001 Reflex Silver GTi wun point 8 tee

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                  • #10
                    The Eurowise kit seems like the route to go for motor mounts, plus you get axles and a core support literally making a vr6 drop in. Then you connect up 5 wires and GO. It's 1.2k for that kit though. One thing I don't want to do is weld new motor mounts in the engine bay, thus using the Eurowise kit. It eats up a chunk of change though!
                    2001 Reflex Silver GTi wun point 8 tee

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                    • #11
                      Yes!
                      The eurowise kit makes the vr6 swap simple though it's kind of pricy, all of which you said.

                      I have round headlight stuff that I'm probably not going to use on my truck if you don't have anything.

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                      • #12
                        I have a set of BMW projectors laying around in my pile somewhere that I was modifying for a scirocco grille....

                        or or a jetta front end...lol
                        '98 Beetle: PURPLE ---'03 Jetta TDI: my new daily --'01 GTI VR6: my new toy --'75 CB550F: Cafe Frankenbike ---'82 XV920: The Cruiser ---'99 Ninja 250 ---'00 KLR685

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                        • #13
                          I vote VR6 and early squares too!
                          -doug
                          all/most/nothing

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                          • #14
                            vr6 would be sweet, sound mean and be a blast.

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                            • #15
                              Yes..
                              '93steVoR6 : '92SLd : '90g6d : '58 gypsi : '59scab : '60dlx
                              >> VAG-COM & Tow Dolly For Rent <<
                              Parting Out: MK3s, Passats & Corrados

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