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So started on the R wagon project . Thought I was gonna be the first but someone beat me to the punch ....
Bought a smashed R a year ago , car was fixable but dollar wise was t worth it . Plus I don't want to do a build on a bent frame . Did some maintenance on the set up , timing belt , rollers , water pump ( metal not the detachable vw one that grenades the motor !) Changed the hpfp follower . This set up will be stock to start . I'll do stage 1 on it for now .


Bought a high mileage silver 2.5 auto with panoroof last year


Started R teardown last few days .


 

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Stayed a bit late after work . Pulled out subframes . Gotta say mk6 R teardown has to be one of the toughest cars for full teardown. I'm sure I've got near 20hrs on dismantling. Wagon dismantle won't start for a few weeks .
 

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Mk6 wiring and hvac . I think vw actually laid harness then installed firewall . I heated up the edges of firewall then open up the gap a bit after removing firewall bolt to create room for harness to pass through .


Not much left inside the shell






That's it for now til the wagon comes apart . Gotta switch gears , finish up other projects . Make room then my wagon takes up residency in the shop . It's gonna be fun !
 

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Bought this to drive when I start the wagon build . Springtime Rush has hit , which is followed by westfalia maintenance season. But by June time should free up a bit . This of course will have a build as well this winter . But for this year I'll rock the 1.0L with 49hp of fury!!!!

 

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Well...... not entirely . The Lupo, The ute build ( now sold !) plus a couple A3's have sapped time away from this build. Oh and my buddy's W8 auto to TDi manual swap going on too. It will restart as I have time. I think I have a bit of car A.D.D.
I happen to have a second smyth ute kit as well, so I might build that as well. Arrghh , not enough time!
 

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HAHAHHA , NO! Smyth UTE build #2 took precedence. Its at paint , engine is on my scissor lift getting built. Car A.D.D. as mentioned. It will get done. Although I keep looking at Mobile.de at 4Motions to import to cut.....
 

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No updates. Building TSI/FSI engines these days it seems. From what I see floor doesn't need to be switched. I ordered center driveshaft hanger bracket to weld in . That seems like the only welding needed.
 

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Thanks for your answer.

Are you planning on keeping the mk6 R central exhaust muffler or the one from the jetta SportWagen ?

Thanks
 
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