1984 Volkswagen Jetta – Eurotuner Magazine

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Rat rod project car gets a second

Yeah, you know me. OPP – People’s Projects – is one of terms we car enthusiasts use and requires no for those in-the-know. Once it’s likely to elicit nods as much as anything

To really qualify as OPP, talking about a real not one from the more liberal of bags and wheels. A real OPP has an swap, serious wiring and usually a host of cosmetic that will require immediate attention.

Bedford, TX William Villegas knows all OPP. You see, his ’84 VW was owned and built by a buddy Pete, with William the car (he traded a Corrado G60 for it) after the qualified for true project But if you’re expecting the usual OPP you’re going to be pleasantly

Pete (and his dad) did an job building this car, explained, and it’s been reliable. I’ve been enough to focus on the things I to change versus messing too much with other

Besides its flat-green exterior, the is mostly defined by what’s the hood. The stock 9A block was to fit 83.5mm JE 11:1 pistons, and a and polished PL head with a intake cam was bolted on top – but not being shaved to raise the to an eye-opening 12.3:1.

Even running race 24/7 it would be a lot to ask VW’s management to keep things blowing up, so a Megasquirt standalone was used. When I bought the car it was well, said William, but was room to tweak the management. My Jon Eberle, is a genius with and helped get the car running perfectly.

all those high-comp ponies to the is an 020 five-speed transmission beefed-up a Quaife limited-slip differential and a diesel fifth gear

The combination of a torquey 16v and effective in a lightweight car still manages to William in all the right places; think that because a 28 year-old VW it won’t sneak up on I’ve given more a few ‘fast’ cars a run for their in this beater.

One of the requirements for an OPP is to quickly make it your and what better place to than wheels and tires? told us the car was in his possession for a few hours the Jetta was wearing a set of 14×7 mesh with 155/55 NS2 tires.

Getting the car to sit properly over setup was also on the quick So he bolted in a set of HR Ultra-low coilovers.

changes are an equally effective way of your own stamp on an OPP, and to end William changed the lighting yellow LaminX film, tail lights, plus turn and corners.

Already of the package when he bought the car was a front bumper, tucked bumper and, of course, the mentioned hot rod flat olive The paint isn’t my style, admitted, I prefer more colors and a standard base/clearcoat But that’s something I can change, so it bother me much.

Interior mods are minimal but Recaro Trophy seats, steering wheel and hub, as as an assortment of gauges.

It’s we’ve dwelt too much on the OPP of William’s car. Sure, his built most of it, but William is dedicated to keeping the things he – of which there are He’s simply adding his own to the project over time.

At the end of the we all have somebody (or something) to for building at least a portion of the we drive, but once they’re in our it’s what we do with that really counts.

With this rowdy Mk1 William has plenty to look to in the modding process, and he gets to driving the … out of a badass car in the Sounds good to us.

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