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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Forget weighing up the costs, just buy his car and save the hassle of building one! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
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got a question how much did the conversion set you back just want to weigh up cost cheers


Well if I had to sum it up... 1 year off work that's $60k of my time spent + the trip to Europe to get the parts (Floor pan.), then the shipping + fee's...etc etc.

If your keen to do the conversion, then allow about 1 year of hard work (depending on your skill level).

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
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is that just for the awd conversion? im not too fussed on turbos and stuff for now


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
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is that just for the awd conversion? im not too fussed on turbos and stuff for now


Yes, just for the AWD conversion. If you read the thread it was turbo FWD before he started.


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
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I bow to you mate you are lucky to have the patience to see it through. TOP JOB!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
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where did all the pics go?


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion, (warning....lots of pic's)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:10 am 
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The pic's were hiding on my old Hard Drive..... got most of them and found other stuff.

This was at QR with a standard Viscous Coupling (crap)
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Some QLD meet north side.
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Old vid at Zuboos house testing the AWD setup.
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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So the propshaft and the exhaust piping didn't interfere with the shifter rods in the tunnel?

I'm asking as I'm new to these cars....

I want a 4wd GTi soo bad :(

How hard would you consider doing the floorpan conversion on a scale of 1-10?

The 4wd cultus GTi went up to 97-98 also?

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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The GTi shifter rods are removed and there replaced by the AWD cable selector. They then go through the firewall into the car so there are no clearance issues.

It was hard work but its definitely achievable, it just takes time...

Its only worth the effort if you can not get traction FWD.

The AWD ranges from 1989-2004.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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can the AWD gear be sourced easily in the UK Andy??

i.e all running gear besides floorpan

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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can the AWD gear be sourced easily in the UK Andy??

i.e all running gear besides floorpan


Yes very easy to get, I have lots of bits ready to post as the do few other people in the UK.

If your thinking of getting parts, I can ship up to 50kgs AIR within a few days.

For heavy items its the postage cost that's the killer, the AWD GB is about 100kgs and the complete rear Diff setup is at least the same weight. + all the other bits like prop shaft, shifter/cables, engine/diff mounts, power steering rack, petrol tank...etc

You may as well get as much as you can if you ship it by sea. You still have to pay the port fee's and import fee's and what ever other fee's they decide on the day.

The last lot I sent over was about $1500AUD (total) shipped from the UK to the Sydney port.
For that price I sent the rear half of an AWD car, 6 Gear Boxes, 2 engines, 12x drive shafts, 6 x shifters/cables, lots of mounts engine and diff, brakes, MK4 lights, 8 x front AWD hubs, 2 steering racks, other car bits + lots of house items as well.

This was buying space in a container, they did not seem to go of volumetric weight just the total space required in the container.

If your interested I have to send 2 AWD GB's to QLD and could lower the cost of shipping for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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Andy, do you have a picture of the stock rear muffler? It should sit east/west...
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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Yeah the standard exhaust sits east/west.
Here is a side shot of a mates AWD standard 1.3 8v exhaust....
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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Damn just thought - Justy = SOHC = single tail pipe. I have a Suzuki AWD GTi and would love the original twin tail pipe muffler. Think I'll have to get one made.
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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Hows this for bringing a thread from the dead.

Because this is this cars thread, and taking nothing away from the stupidly impressive commitment and work andy did, i though it would be fitting to continue it here.

So to sum up loads of emails and phone calls, andys car went under in the floods at my house with the rest of the crews cars keeped at my house. It was hosed out and placed back in the corner, but the flood had taken its toll. So not wanting to see it sit rusting away being wasted, spoke with andy and he was happy for it to stay in the family so to speak, instead of rusting away.

So now the rebuild begins.

Andy has shipped the missing parts from England, and only drive train part missing now is rear drive shaft, which will be made in coming weeks.

Every thing on or in the car is now stuffed, and needs to be taken back to a shell and a donor car needed to replace, fuel lines, hubs, brakes, dash, seat, all stuffed you get the idea.

Now the stripping, cleaning, and rust removal has started.

Where the car was stored for 4 years before the floods, and what it looked like after.
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I will keep updating this thread as progress happens.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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Hey mate if you are after any Cultus parts flick me a PM. Have some stuff i have taken from the car that wont be going back on, mainly interior parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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what rust are you dealing with, rust from the flooding or just age rust.
spend some time with ll of the bungs in the sills out and wash out the silt that may get in there and then waxoil or fishoil it.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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gtpswift wrote:
what rust are you dealing with, rust from the flooding or just age rust.
spend some time with ll of the bungs in the sills out and wash out the silt that may get in there and then waxoil or fishoil it.

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Its more any area that had a scratch, unpainted, or damage has accelerated rust but it will all come good with abit of love.

I ordered a wide body kit because it was going cheap a long, long, long time ago, took nearly a year to turn up, i was positive i had been robbed, not sure if i'm going to use it on this car but was playing around with what it would look like just sitting the panels in place.


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo GTi - 4x4 conversion AWD Cultus Justy Swift
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I like a wide arch Swift. I think they are still rare enough to be worth completing. For me the key would be to not go overboard with other body modifications, clean simple yet wide. They have a good presence I think.

wheels to suit will be make or break for it. how much wider is the kit. is the rear 1/4 a flare or whole quarter.

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