The Death Cab

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By VeeDubGuy
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Everything was bad on the car but it was rust free and I could tell someone had done a lot of work to it in the past.  Looked to at one time to have had an ABA swap, had all the body lines filled, and had numerous suspension and chassis upgrades.  The engine was bad, the trans was bad, it died on the way home and had to get towed back to my house.  Phase 1 happened last year and included a complete overhaul of the suspension and an engine, trans, and wiring from a donor I picked up super cheap.  Found most of the missing and damaged parts of the interior and drove it over the summer.

Phase two is currently in progress and consists of a refreshing of a VR6 engine and transmission and shoehorning it into the engine bay.  Went with the Eurowise stage 2 swap kit and started working on pulling out the old driveline and prepping the new one.  Things have slowed down lately as it becomes harder and harder to get parts due to the ongoing pandemic, but I am about 80% of the way there.  Everything is wired and plumbed just waiting on a few more critical parts before dropping it in and buttoning it up.

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Really cool!

Posted by MPower on 11/25/20 @ 9:27:26 PM

Sounds like quite a project! Will be really nice when it’s done!

Posted by miatamatt on 5/8/20 @ 7:37:53 PM

Nice vdub! Will be a blast with the VR. Convertible means you can hear that awesome exhaust sound better!

Posted by stevegolf on 5/3/20 @ 5:36:40 PM

Congrats you are this weeks contest winner! We will be sending you an email to claim your $25 Rockauto gift card and swag bag! Thanks for joining our community.

Posted by diyauto on 4/12/20 @ 5:24:03 PM

What did I win? I never got an email or swag and I am just now seeing this.

Posted by VeeDubGuy on 5/10/20 @ 4:32:12 PM

Hello! We sent you an email 4/12 to your email used for this website. I will forward it again. Let me know if you don’t receive it.

Posted by diyauto on 5/10/20 @ 5:40:48 PM


Posted by Diggymart on 4/12/20 @ 2:45:27 PM

Looks like fun! Is it the 12 valve VR?

Posted by diyauto on 4/12/20 @ 12:03:17 PM

It will be once I get all the parts!

Posted by VeeDubGuy on 4/12/20 @ 2:43:45 PM