It’s time for a summer sale, if you are thinking about a mk4 motor swap for your mk1, we are offering 20 percent off your wiring harness work or ecu tuning when you purchase an integration kit from us. This offer is good until around mid August. Purchase of the integration kit must be between July 10 and August 15, your harness can be scheduled up to a month after that.
We will be documenting (as we can) the rebuilding process of a 96 VW Golf Harlequin edition. Full respray, updated driveline and a refreshed interior.. All chassis parts will be refreshed with new parts.
This is chassis number 101 of 264 produced in 96 only as a Volkswagen promotional vehicle.
Our friends at RossVW have a great write up and history of the harlequin model. Check them out! http://www.rossvw.com/harlequin/
Back to Project VRlaquin
We received the car in less than a desirable state. At one time it had been resprayed (poorly) yellow over its colored panels. The joker seats were in rough shape, it had the usual mk3 rotten floor boards, a fallen door hinge and crushed rocker.
OFF TO PAINT!!
More updates coming soon! Stay Tuned!
Red panels —- Eurohatch (no more problems with the NA license tub) not pictured are the red fenders!!
Looks alot like a part of a discarded “Golden Arches” campain right now.. Needs those other two colors..
Blue panels came from the paint shop next!!
Blue parts looked amazing in the sun, they should have used Chagall blue on more of the VAG line. This harlequin is really coming together..
Three Of four colors completed now!!
Green Parts have arrived!!! Now we have all four colors! We cant/wont hang the green panels until we are done sorting out the wiring harness in the drivers floor panel..
next up motor assembly and painting of the parts for the driveline..
Check out our build on our new shop truck! Its a Grumman Olsen Kubvan
Click the pic or go to ORIGINALS>1983 GRUMMAN
Kubvan on the Mobile Dyno at SOWO14
Over the past couple months we have finished a few projects you may be interested in.
1983 Rabbit GTI o VR6 Swap
We took a tired 1983 GTI and added 1.5″ of steel to the rear arches and 1″ to the fronts, had it painted factory black, and stuffed a VR6 into it..
An early westy front end was cloned from parts we had and the existing core support.
Stewart Warner gauges set into a mk2 dash panel lets the owner know what is going on under the hood.
1990 Jetta Coupe
We rescued this coupe with a blown headgasket on its VR6 swap. After looking the car over we decided it needed a complete redo.
Rebuilt the motor with new rings stock pistons and new bearings, head was sent off to the machine shop for a refresh, and new chains were installed.
Car was then disassembled and sent off to paint where it is almost done and ready to come back to us for final assembly.