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General Information

Year
1981
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Rabbit Convertible
Color
Copper/Rust
Packages
Karman
History
Bought it in Seattle WA for 750, drove it off n on for awhile. stopped running due to failure of the fuel distributor. Then a Jetta ABA became available for 500 so the swap began...
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible (Copper/Rust)

Modifications

Drivetrain
ABA 2.0 ODBII from a 19996 Jetta GL, OBDI head, all new top end gaskets, new oil plan gasket, O2 sensors, FF 020, Lightweight flywheel, 210MM clutch/pressure plate, new CV axles, Drive flange seals, New motor mounts, VSS bypassed.
Interior
BMW 320i seats otherwise stock.
Exterior
Replaced front fenders, doors, hatch lid, quad round grill, compressed front bumper shocks (still need to do rear), HID 8K headlights. Some body damage due to hit n runs
Audio
POS Clarion head unit, No name coaxial 4x6s in stock location, 2 MTX 10" subs powered by a 755 watt Kenwood 4 channel wired for 2 channel
Suspension
Rokkor coilovers, new wheel bearings, poly rear axle mount bushings and stut bushings, new front strut bearings.
Wheel and Tire
BMW Bottle cap rims painted white on 195/60R14

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