Now that’s quite the project! Definitely the definition of a sleeper... Bookmarked, can’t wait to see more updates What engine is in the golf? Do you plan to do any engine work, or are you going to keep it standard?
We happened to have a 1.8 turbo Golf that had healthy mechanical bits, but a really tatty body................... .......I had thought about keeping it simple [BMW engine was a consideration] but where's the fun in that! Golf has already been re-mapped to 180 bhp, and we're using the engine /gearbox / ECU, power steering, ABS....in fact everything except the aircon......rear axle will need new turrets for the struts, but the rest of the rear end should be fairly simple.....one of advantages of doing a F.W.D conversion also solves problem of prop shaft......original suspension set up on these is a bit odd.....transverse leaf front suspension, torque tube rear end, with leaf springs and lever arms.