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Hi there
Some will remember me with my old 1985 Stubby Jetta as you can see in SNS tuning website with the 8v turbo engine in it.
I can say "oops! I did it again!" as I've shortened another 4 door Jetta II for my Solo and Ice racing project car. Its almost ready for solo now.
Look at the pics:
The original project done in 1998, some has seen it at Waterfest in NY

When I bought it in march



I was already dreaming of cutting it again

Then one month ago I decided it was time to cut it:



Opened!

The part to save

The part to junk

A teaser with the Golf bumper and to be sure its short enough

As you see its the same floor as a Golf

Welding and bodywork time!

Welding done

Ooops! my muffler is too long... My trunk panel too!

Now its better like this

I've called some bodywork engineers from VW germany and the've
designed & punched me brand new quarters panels that I've welded
on it... (in my dreams) Seriously after several hours and some plastic
here is the pre-finished look (with chinese tails)


Had to install Eibach and Bilstein for handling and do some good chronos in Solo.

Here it is with 3 out of 4 shocks installed as I had two different generation of Bilsteins rear shocks abs and didn't had the good fine thread nuts (10mm x 1.00) to bolt the right side old gen of shock.
So the rear wheel will lower another inch with two eibach coils on both sides.

Feel free to comment, as I know I'm a little
to do this!
Now you'll understand my nickname!
Frank
Modified by Short trunk Jetta at 3:50 AM 6-5-2006

Modified by Short trunk Jetta at 3:52 AM 6-5-2006


Modified by Short trunk Jetta at 3:54 AM 6-5-2006
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

Thats pretty neat. Any real advantage to having that shorter rear end, other than it being unique as hell?
 

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sweet wheels.. team dynamics right..?
doing that doesnt effect the class you compete in? i guess that would only matter if you competed in a low class
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

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Don't be alarmed, but a clown has molested your jetta.
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

dude, dude, thats so kool how much weight did you save? http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Danbodia)

Ehehehe the clown is me!
I know its an ugly shirt thats why I stain it in wearing it doing mechanics! With stroumfs Nitrile gloves it lookslike a clown's arm!
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

wow, that looks awesome http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

The wheels are old Enkei RC-T1 15" with Hankook Z2000 tires on it.
For now about 40 pds max because I wont use any kind of bumper reinforcement inside the cover. When I'll do the rollcage I'll install an aluminium plate bolted to two tubes joined to the rear of the roll cage and absorbing possible shocks in Ice racing.
The advantage is that the car is unique and the weight distribution is better than a Golf if you remove this overhang weight behind the rear wheel. You dont have the weight of the hatch that is lifting your gravity center. My first Stubby Jetta was very very neutral in any conditions, rally on Ice and snow, Tarmac, Gravel, etc.


Modified by Short trunk Jetta at 4:04 AM 6-5-2006
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

Looks a little goofy, never seen that before though. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (BustedFoxWaGeN)

you should get a coupe and do this now that would look sick http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
car looks awsome reminds me of the 154 alfa
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (synth3mesc)

It might be possible to run a bumper rebar after this done you need to weld back the reinforcement near the bolt holes or to do a custom reinforcement and drill holes at the right place.
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (BustedFoxWaGeN)

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i think i like it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

i do like it! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
i really wanna see it through
the treatment(rims/paint/bodywork etc.)
it know it would look awesome!
the rear now reminds me of a corrado(kinda).

time and effort: http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
& it serves a purpose: http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (Short trunk Jetta)

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=you should get a coupe and do this now that would look sick car looks awsome reminds me of the 154 alfa.

I've done a Photoshop of a Coupe Stubby for a friend:
Before:

After:

But I wont do the sacrifice of a rare Coupe for molesting it in Ice Racing


Modified by Short trunk Jetta at 4:24 AM 6-5-2006
 

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Re: My new Stubby edition Jetta II 1992 2.0 16V (cyclops594)

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i do like it! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
i really wanna see it through
the treatment(rims/paint/bodywork etc.)
it know it would look awesome!
the rear now reminds me of a corrado(kinda).

time and effort: http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
& it serves a purpose: http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

its a race car
 
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