Non Audi advice needed

Horace K. Sawyer hksawyer at
Wed Aug 1 00:21:37 EDT 2001

Yes, they weren't bad in their day.  I had a diesel 4 speed later converted 
to 5.  They are very tight (small amount of room for the driver and 
passenger) and drive like carp.  Smell like carp too.  : )  Other systems 
very primitive, and some downright lame.
Don't think they're very safe.  But, what is?   Disk brakes would be the 
way to go.  But diesel would be better probably than a power machine.
You can plan on him wrecking this beast before too long.
Sorry to beat the project down -- just my observations.

At 06:44 PM 7/31/01 -0400, David Head wrote:
>Anyone have expertise on Rabbit Pickemups? I'm looking at an 83 with 84
>GTI transplant, 5 speed, 4 wheel disk brake conversion and Cabrio nose.
>Has some rust on one rocker and a wheel well. Haven't seen it yet, but
>of course the rust is my worry. Around 1600... This one would be the
>son's first car...

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