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Project SportWagen TDI: GTI Front End Conversion and Lighting Upgrade

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Sometime during the last seventy years, “a Volkswagen” rose to prominence and then fell out of favor as a standard unit of measure. A heavy piece of office furniture weighs as much as “a Volkswagen.” A mainframe computer was as large as “a Volkswagen.” Dolly Parton and … eh, you get the picture. So let […] More…

Project SportWagen: Going Stage 2 with APR

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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    When we last left you, the humble little SportWagen was fresh from the development process with our friends at AWE Tuning, sporting a new downpipe, exhaust and intake, allowing things to breathe a bit easier.  The car sounded great, but there was no getting around the fact that our wagon was still quite, […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Protecting Our Investment

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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When we started our mk2 restoration, the decision was made to return the car to its original Cashmere White color simply because, as VW Vortex contributor Wes says, “it hides all manner of sins.” And its true—black and darker hues, while beautiful when clean, tend to show every last speck of dirt, dust, and grime. […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Interior

posted by on 4 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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When it comes to taking chances, as P.J. O’Rourke tells it, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. Me? I like to get on eBay and type in Golf TDI and buy the “upgrades” […] More…

Project SportWagen: Setting the Stage(s) with AWE Tuning

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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With suspension from Air Lift Performance, wheels from Rotiform, and roof candy courtesy of Volkswagen Accessories, you might just say that Project SportWagen is starting to look the part of a proper show car within today’s Volkswagen scene, while retaining the ability to be driven daily.  But although the looks are very much in-line with […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Let’s be clear, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient of definitions: the Mk7 can fit an absurdly huge wheel without rubbing. This is smart packaging on Volkswagen’s part, as right off the showroom floor, we were able to bolt up a set of 20” by 9” wheels left over from our Turbo Beetle […] More…