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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old May 10th, 2014, 05:48   #31
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Learned something ELSE now too, VW makes a pickup truck:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Amarok
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Old May 10th, 2014, 07:08   #32
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Learned something ELSE now too, VW makes a pickup truck:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Amarok
Shhh! That is not available in these United States so there are members here who think it should not be discussed/mentioned. Though that is shutting the barn door after the horse has gone since the Amarok has been discussed in the Forums (mainly in TDI News/Tech) for years now.

As for the kit ute in this forum, I wonder exactly WHAT models can be used for the basis? If my wagon was damaged enough, could I use it?
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Old May 10th, 2014, 14:27   #33
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That could be the long box option
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Old May 10th, 2014, 15:38   #34
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Or a crew cab version!
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Old May 10th, 2014, 16:22   #35
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As for the kit ute in this forum, I wonder exactly WHAT models can be used for the basis? If my wagon was damaged enough, could I use it?
Like their G3F mid-engine roadster kit, I believe any 4-door MKIV will work for the Smyth UTE conversion.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 17:38   #36
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But a 2 door Golf would potentially make for a "club cab" / short bed, and that would be of more interest to me than the rear window headrest and lack of recline when using a 4 door.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:29   #37
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I have a couple of 2-dr Golfs that need a new home, but unfortunately they both have misbehaving autos also. Hence, if I do a 5-sp conversion and a conversion to pick-em-up, then maybe it would be worth keeping one.

Actually, Romad, the point is that a comparison is moot since in all the years I have been on this forum, people have been asking for a lot of VWAG product not offered here. Do you know how many have come because of this forum's generated interest? That's right, exactly ZERO. And how would such a comparison be done anyway? You don't have those Vw trucklets here, and they don't have the smyth conversions there, so...???
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I wonder if you can rent a Saviero in Mexico and drive it around these United States for a trip?
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Old May 14th, 2014, 06:59   #39
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You'd just need to clear it with the insurance company. I think you can get non-compliant (EPA, DOT) vehicles in for a short trip, but you have to make absolutely sure you get it back in time. IDK if the rental company would be happy with the contract though.

I have driven my car across going south for a day. My insurance company limited the excursion to a short distance (25 miles?) from the border, or separate insurance would have to be taken out, and that insurance is danged expensive.

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But a 2 door Golf would potentially make for a "club cab" / short bed, and that would be of more interest to me than the rear window headrest and lack of recline when using a 4 door.
That was the problem with the Rabbit pickup. No room in the cab. I would jump in a minute for a stretch cab with a 6 ft or even 7 ft bed. Not interested in a 4 or 5 foot bed. Love my 91 Jeep Comanche long bed - 7.5 ft and 2200 lbs payload.
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'''That was the problem with the Rabbit pickup. No room in the cab''

What do you mean no room in the cab? I have been driving rabbit pickups for over 20 years, and have no problem with them. Load 2000 lbs and go from 1000 feet to 4000 feet elevation....and a 6 ft bed. Ive owned more than most have seen.
I can understand if you are over 6 feet tall, they get a little cramped, that was my sons problem. (his first car was a diesel caddy).

I'm watching the Smyth jetta..thing. Not sure how pissed the wife will be when she comes home and sees her jetta cut in half..

John.Jackson... interested in a diesel for that Jeep???? contact me.
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'''That was the problem with the Rabbit pickup. No room in the cab''

What do you mean no room in the cab? I have been driving rabbit pickups for over 20 years, and have no problem with them. Load 2000 lbs and go from 1000 feet to 4000 feet elevation....and a 6 ft bed. Ive owned more than most have seen.
I can understand if you are over 6 feet tall, they get a little cramped, that was my sons problem. (his first car was a diesel caddy).

I'm watching the Smyth jetta..thing. Not sure how pissed the wife will be when she comes home and sees her jetta cut in half..

John.Jackson... interested in a diesel for that Jeep???? contact me.
He means there is no room in the cab. Its a fact. The rabbit is a TINY car, and all the pickup did was put a wall right behind a completely upright front seat. I know you think it is comfortable, but I too have experience with them - I'm average build, 5'9. Can I fit? Yes. But, there is no room in that cabin.
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That's why I sold my diesel caddy. It ran & drove fine, but I'm 5'11" and leggy, so always had the seat all the way to the rear, and the seatback against the rear of the cab. And if there was a large person in the passenger seat, we would have to decide who was going to put their elbow where. The wider and taller Mk4 body will be a much more comfortable cab. But I don't know if I would want to chop up a functioning Mk4 just to lose the back seat....

I will reserve judgement for a finished product & price.
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I would like the same. And I asked several questions a while back, none of which have yet been answered.

Manual_tranny, you still awake? Hello?... Bueller?....
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I would like the same. And I asked several questions a while back, none of which have yet been answered.
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I very much like what I see. I might not sell that extra Jetta I have in back after all.

I have six questions:

1) Are all the parts you mentioned in the first list included? Meaning, I don't need to go chasing a tailgate or rear window, do I?
2) How has access to the fuel tank changed?
3) Is the full rearward travel of the seats retained?
4) What are the dimensions of the cargo area?
5) If I come pick up the parts myself, how many trips to pack it in the back of a Golf?
6) Will the kit accomodate a 2-dr Golf?

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