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1986 Volkswagen Jetta - Flip-Side

1986 Volkswagen Jetta All Done
Owner:   Flip-Side
Year: 1986
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Jetta
Est.Horsepower: 200
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This has been my project car for the last 1.5 years. It started with an '87 Jetta GLI that I had picked up from a friend for $450. I swapped a complete g60 swap from a Corrado in. Ran that motor for 30 mins and pulled it back out.

Then I started building a 16v turbo motor. I had that about 90% complete when I had the opportunity to pick up an '01 Jetta 1.8T for cheap. I sold off all the 16v stuff and bought the 1.8t.

Fast forward to about a month ago. I picked up an '86 Jetta GLI Wolfsburg "Pirelli Edition" for $450. It had been sitting for 3+ years because of a bad clutch. I brought fresh gas, a good battery, a tire pump and cash and drove the car home and immediately began pulling it apart. This shell is much nicer than the '87 that I was building so everything had to be moved over!

1 month later the "NEW" car is on the road and turning heads where ever it goes!

Car:
1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Wolfsburg Limited Edition AKA "Pirelli Edition"

Engine/Drivetrain:
'01 AWW 1.8T
02J 5 Speed Transmission
Single Mass Flywheel Conversion
Revo Stage 2 ECU Reflash
Kinetic Front Mount Intercooler
Custom Intercooler Piping
2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust from Cat Back
Mk1 Radiator W/ filler neck
AC + Power Steering Delete
Mk2 Manual Steering Rack


Suspension/Wheels:
FK Streetline Coilovers
Momo Quasar Reps (Alba Wheels) 15x7 4x100 3" polished lip

Interior:
Near Mint Recaro Greys

Stereo:
Kenwood Pull-out Cassette Player Circa 1987
Old School MTX 250x2 2ohm stable Amp
Pioneer 6x9 & 3.5" speakers Circa 1987
10" Kicker L3 Square Sub (square cars get square speakers right?)

Custom stuff:
Shaved/Polished Valve cover
Fully polished Intake Manifold
All studs/brackets deleted from Engine bay
Cleverly routed wiring
Alternator relocated to AC spot.
Serpentine Belt Tensioner Deleted
Custom 7-slat badgeless grill

Future Plans:
K04 turbo
Syncro Swap
Custom Android Tablet Gauge Cluster
All "Old School" stereo system - Period correct for the car
Whatever else I come across that catches my eye Wink

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 12/14/13
Posted: 12/14/13 12:44 PM

This jetta is sick.. very clean. Im currently building a mk3 jetta 2.0aba 16vt and hope my finished product looks as subtle and clean. Well done.
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