Well in this case the car was local to me and cheap, and it seemed like the problems were relatively minor, so it was worth the effort, even if in the end it became nothing more than a winter beater.One has to wonder why we would go through all this. Not criticizing. I’ve been there to be sure. Perhaps harder to explain to a non-enthusiast
Aside from that anyone else who would have bought it would likely have just parted it out, and I'm all about discouraging that if possible.
Explaining this to a non-enthusiast isn't that hard, everyone has something that's technically an Achilles' heel, mine is just old discarded VW's. Beside, it might just be used to do another conversion at some point too, and it has several hard to find parts for a conversion on a Mk2 (or B3) like the brake / clutch master bracket and the front cross member.
It's a weakness...