Started on Dec. 11 by vweezly

1982 Volkswagen Rabbit


82 Rabbit with a Euro front and Berg cup replica flares. 1.8 16v with a K26 turbo, Saab Intercooler, Audi WG, and Megasquirt. Bilstein Group B suspension with coil sleeves. 15x9 Diamod Racing rims. Lots of other little stuff. Lots of welding.

Latest updates
April 17
Performance VW Magazine!

8 page feature plus a centerfold in the May issue of PVW (Performance VW magazine)!!!! …

Dec. 16
Video shoot

It’s been a while since I posted here… the car is almost done here is …

Nov. 24
one seat is almost done

I need the emblem embroidered and add more padding and i should be set.

Nov. 19
Short Runner

Lookee what just arrived :)

Oct. 21
Working on reupholstering

What it started as…. Took the seat cover off… Took out all the …

Oct. 15
Plates for the roll cage

I added a couple plates to the floor pans to disperse the stress from the …

Sept. 29
cage test fit.... mint

I am going to try to get it all squared away this evening

Sept. 23
the cage has arrived!!!

I will be adding some side bars… but here she is… autopower bolt in… used …

Aug. 28

So the tuning is going ok. The car has come a long way since the …

July 25
Driving the hase

I have been doing some datalogging and a bit of tuning and it turns out …

July 15

I had a few issues since the last update. Car was running hot. Air was …

July 09
Eurowerks 2009 show!

The car was there! I drove it there too :) It needs tuning and still …

June 08
A few things!

The exhaust is done! 2.5” turbo back. I also got a new windshield… no more …

May 19
Pic from the swap meet

Here is a pic from the swap meet at South Central Imports

May 19
Currently this is being dealt with....

Wiring is being fixed….

April 09
new wheels on

The 15x9s are now on for daily driving… with 215/45 rubber. I don’t have any …

March 12
Turbo back on

Monday night I did a crap ton of welding. Found a bit of rust on …

March 09
Turbo rebuild

Finished the turbo rebuild… Easier than I thought… although the last part was a bit …

Feb. 07
Finally got to work on it

Worked on the car for about 3 hours this morning (Hurray for 40 degree weather!). …

Dec. 11
Exhaust reworking

I had some clearance issues. I ended up having to change the angle on the …

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Dec. 11, 2008, 7:51 a.m.

Original epic build thread:

Dec. 11, 2008, 9:40 p.m.

That is so bad ass. I nominate you for ride of the month.

Dec. 13, 2008, 1:40 p.m.

kickass car! Wish you would have made it to the challenge so we could have seen it in person

Dec. 16, 2008, 10:44 a.m.

VW's do nothing for me typically but that is pretty sweet!

Dec. 26, 2008, 10:38 a.m.

Christalmighty. That's pretty much the sexiest VW I've ever seen. Great job, man.

Dec. 28, 2008, 5:29 p.m.

I love this car. Such an awesome look to it. I was bummed when the thread died when the old forum was replaced. Are there any build pictures anywhere else on the interweb?

Dec. 30, 2008, 1:57 p.m.

The thread on VWVortex is current:

Jan. 23, 2009, 4:17 p.m.

The fact that this one is climbing up "most interesting" so fast lets me know it's working. Now add more updates. With pix.

Jan. 23, 2009, 4:29 p.m.

I will update as soon as I can. It's going to be -15 this weekend. I haven't been able to work on it in the past month. I was sick for a bit and it's been balls cold outside. Not much left though. I still have to put the turbo back together and weld a bit of the exhaust. As of right now I am in search of 15x9 daily driving wheels and tires :)

Feb. 17, 2009, 8:31 p.m.

That is sex on wheels right there. :-D Me likey!

March 20, 2009, 3:43 p.m.

I LOVE the hood straps

June 8, 2009, 7:01 p.m.


July 1, 2009, 11:02 a.m.

Smokin' hot. Good to see a racecar that is this damn good-looking. Forgot about this one since it was first on the old forum.

July 9, 2009, 8:19 p.m.

Love the new photos. It's the little details that make this car so damn cool. Awesome work.

Nov. 13, 2009, 10:44 a.m.

Squashed rabbit crest on the c-pillar would be my favorite part if everything else wasn't so ridiculously sick!

Aug. 1, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

Saw this a few years ago. Awesome build and great guy.

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