Jun 29, 2009 update to the Volkswagen Golf project car

Going Golfing

The mismatched wheel hints at one of the first issues we need to deal with. The tires are what we call Maypops--they may pop at any moment. The fourth matching teardrop alloy is in the trunk.
All in all, this Golf is a clean, unmolested example. Just a few issues keep it from being perfect.
The engine was dirty, but we saw no major issues. Plus, it appeared completely stock.

This past Saturday, we flew to Philadelphia with a check in hand. We were there to pick up a 1994 Volkswagen Golf that is an unusual combination. It’s a base-model two-door with no sunroof, making it just about the perfect starting point for a high-performance A3 Volkswagen. It weighs less than 2400 pounds and is a nearly blank slate for performance modifications.

The car owner picked us up at the airport and drove us to Hockessin, Delaware, which was about 45 minutes away. Oddly enough, Hockessin is the same small town where Per lived until he was six years old. We actually stayed at Per’s grandfather’s house that night.

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ansonivan
ansonivan Dork
7/1/09 6:49 p.m.

Nice choice you guys, can't wait to see the project take shape.

Whatever power plant you choose it had better be connected to the axles with an 02A variant gear box. 020's should all be sent back to the 1970's when they seemed like a good idea.... grumble grumble.

seeker589
seeker589 Reader
7/3/09 10:41 p.m.

Per -

You're gonna make me want one of these now, aren't you.

Just like my last two A2 Jettas!

I'd really not like you if you weren't so cool!

CGLockRacer
CGLockRacer Dork
7/4/09 9:15 p.m.

Hey! I grew up in Hockessin also! I miss the roads around there! Rt-82, Snuff Mill Road, etc. were where I honed my driving. I don't know how I survived!

Paul_VR6
Paul_VR6 HalfDork
7/6/09 10:20 p.m.

Maypops! That tire is off of a perfectly good vehicle that I purchased for only the roof and the axles.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
7/9/09 7:08 p.m.

Yea, they had tread, they just weren't all round :-)

Snuff Mill Road: I forgot how cool that road was—my grandparents used to live on it. My dad showed me some of the good turns that he used to enjoy when we lived there. My dad's stories are pretty cool—they sometimes reference to the Dino that he had when we lived in the area.

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