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Old 05-25-2017, 09:45 PM   #43
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How many hours do you think you committed to the build? It's sensational I mean I wouldn't change a thing. Once you have some tips on dat ass it'll pull it together. Special build for certain
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:21 PM   #44
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So a friend mentions that he needs a cheap wagon for commuting/hauling crap and asks me to find him a deal like I got on my wagon. I start searching craigslist and find a local one at a decent price and go check it out. The car is a mint white 5 speed 2010 that's way cleaner than mine. Immediately the wheels start turning and long story short, I work out a deal to sell my blue one to my buddy and I buy the white one. Here's where it gets really stupid, I'm now in the middle of a two-way swap. The R swap is coming out of the blue into the white one and the blue one will be a stock 5 speed (previously automatic). I've done many swaps but never from car to car, so this should be interesting. It's also funny that this will be the first and second Golf R swapped sportwagen in the world, I think.

I'll post a a bunch of pics as I go along, for anyone interested in my stupidity.
I'm also keeping track of all my time just to get an idea of how much time I'm wasting.

Here it is in it's minty glory




Fresh 2 year inspection sticker


In the garage just hours after inspection


Engine out a few hours later


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Old 06-30-2017, 08:59 AM   #45
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You sir, are a mad man. I can't believe you're going to swap your swap. And not just any swap but probably the most intensive swap I've ever read about.

Great luck. Looking forward to seeing the new results.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:07 PM   #46
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You're fucking nuts, man. I love it.

That 964 though. Got any photos of it?
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:32 PM   #47
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You're fucking nuts, man. I love it.

That 964 though. Got any photos of it?
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:15 PM   #48
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What a beauty. Jealous.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:59 PM   #49
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How's the progress on the swap of the swap... of the swap?


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Old 07-05-2017, 01:32 PM   #50
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I've never hit "subscribe" faster.

Best post on this forum in years. You are mad, mad!!!

It looks so clean and well done too. Bravo. Now fit a rollcage, big turbo, tiguan springs, oversized mud flaps and steelies and enter it in the WRC next year
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:13 AM   #51
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:23 PM   #52
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Some updates, I've got the white car completely stripped and the blue car has the 2.5 dash, wiring, engine/trans, and front suspension back in. I'm concentrating on getting the blue car done first and off to it's new owner. It should be done early next week. So far, I've got about 40 hours into this.

Here's a bunch of pics...

2.0 back out




2.5 back in


Engine bay cleaned up nicely


New prop shaft carrier brackets mocked up waiting for welding


Interior all stripped out


Shell all ready to go


Keeping everything bagged and organized


ABS and fuse box connectors de-pinned




2.5 dash and wiring


Huge pile of parts
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:40 PM   #53
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2 questions. Are you a mechanic? And how do you have so much free time?
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:26 AM   #54
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I'm with this guy ^ this is freaking awesome. Cheers man totally worth jt
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:37 PM   #55
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I haven't posted in a while, but today I finished the white car and drove it for the first time. For those interested in how much time it took, I'm at around 90 hours total to take both cars apart and put them back together.
I think a gti front bumper and fenders is next at some point this year.

Some more progress pics...

Wiring going back in


My "custom" shifter cable bracket


2.0 going back in


Tank bracket welded in and extra pump hole cut out


Back in the garage to wrap things up



De-badged and re-badged


Installing oem rear view camera


First drive today in the rain









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Old 08-19-2017, 12:03 AM   #56
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Jesus Christ he's done it again


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