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Old 10-31-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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I live in Chicago and my S2000 sucks in the snow.

So I got this truck to drive in the winter and haul my ruckus around in the summer:



Then I slammed it:



Then winter came:



Snow started going away:





The truck barely went 60mph so in the winter when everyone was driving slow it was fine, but keeping up with traffic in the spring was no match for the motor so I ended up blowing the head gasket. I was not gonna spend money to fix something that was so slow and my S2000 had just come out of the body shop so I drove that and the truck sat all summer.

After it sat for a few months I decided to follow in a friends footsteps and put a Honda K20 motor into the truck so it would be reliable and a bit more fun. Originally I was just gonna throw the motor into the truck in a rat rod fashion and just make it run, not worry about what it looks like. Because money was not available at the time and I had a lot of time on my hands I decided to go all out and build it slowly as money came.



... and it begins:





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Bay welded and primered:

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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Bay painted:



Radiator Channel:



Motor in the bay:



Truck back home:






Wilwood pedals and masters:




Powdercoated parts:








AN Fitting:




OEM VW Goodies:




Powdercoated RBC and Radiator Location:




Pedals in the truck:




Powdercoated Valve cover:





Custom pedal compared to tall wilwood:









SHOUTOUTS!

SEEN IT!
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CHASE BAYS
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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real nice man
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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Is this going to be RWD?
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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ahhh that is so sick, I absoultly love those rabbit pick up trucks, ive been working on vw's for almost 10 years and its the only vw i would ever own, im def in to watch this build, ill bet she really hauls ass when done, how did you lower it? what did you use?
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:53 PM   #6
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different,
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:36 PM   #7
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****in sick!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:52 PM   #8
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I'm in for this one!! You are gonna' have a lot of fun with it. Any guess what the weight will be?
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
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Man that is ****ing sick! I've always wanted to swap a D16T into an '83/'84 Rabbit GTI...
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:44 PM   #10
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man cant wait to see this in person at some of the local meets im good friends with tyler how long til its done?
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:00 AM   #11
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This makes me wanna do sum sh*t like this!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:37 AM   #12
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I'm not big on brand mix, but this is one nice job!!! I've allways had a soft spot for vw...its were I got my start.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #13
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awesome dude nice build....
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:26 AM   #14
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Good Shit Bro. Cant wait to see more.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:33 PM   #15
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shits hard
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:51 PM   #16
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Is this going to be RWD?
No the Caddy is basically a Rabbit, so basically VW version of a civic. FWD to start. Making it RWD would defeat the purpose of it being a truck, which is why I got it instead of a civic.

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ahhh that is so sick, I absoultly love those rabbit pick up trucks, ive been working on vw's for almost 10 years and its the only vw i would ever own, im def in to watch this build, ill bet she really hauls ass when done, how did you lower it? what did you use?

The front is on raceland junk coilovers and the rear is a flipped axle. I will be switching the rear to custom QA1 rear coilovers so I can go lower.


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I'm in for this one!! You are gonna' have a lot of fun with it. Any guess what the weight will be?
No idea, it should be light though!

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Man that is ****ing sick! I've always wanted to swap a D16T into an '83/'84 Rabbit GTI...
Thats funny, my friend is doing a caddy d16t.
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i would love to find a nice rabbit pickup somewhere, ive always wanted to swap in a 1.8t from a jetta or GTI, totally ballin build big
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:00 PM   #18
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looks great, engine fits in there nice
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #19
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damn thats hella awesome!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:36 AM   #20
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Def different.. I also have a 81 caddy sitting in the garage, but went with the 2.0 16v .. keep posting pics..
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