project '86 cgt quattro turbo
dr_hydro at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 19 21:58:30 EDT 2001
I was looking through the local buyers digest and found an ad for 1 86 cgt
and 1 86 4kq for $200 each. Hmm I thought, lets go take a look. I had been
talking with a friend of mine about a new project car concept so I swung by
his house, grabbed him and off we go to take a look....
We bought both of the cars last night and are now planning "project coupe gt
quattro turbo". We are going to strip the 4kq and and use the
drivetrain/suspension/brakes off of it to build the coupe into a rally car.
The quattro was hit hard in the front end, but the drive train seems ok. The
coupe has a blown head gasket, but is otherwise in good condition. Usual
slight surface rust, but that is all. They seem to be a perfect match for
each other :-) Throw in a turbo to spice up their union and hmmmmmm, could
So I have a few questions to ask. I have run across a few urls where people
talk about building a cgt quattro, but cannot find them now. Can any of you
help me find them?
Also we are trying to decide whether it will be better to cut the floorpan
out of the quattro and weld it into the coupe, or should we just "customize"
the coupe floorpan? We are not looking for "pretty" as this car is only for
rally and will never see the street (well at least I will never admit to it
I think structual integrity will be compromised without a full floorpan, my
friend disagrees. He feels that we can cut, bend, or weld around any
obstacles. If we do cut out the floorpan approx. how long will it take and
what is the best method?
If any of you need 4kq parts let me know. We will be keeping most of the
"goodies" ie window regulators, door handles, engine components, electronics
etc. There will be lots of other items we do not need like black interior
pieces (who needs an interior on a rally car?), windows, doors, trim, that
kind of stuff. Make an offer. Parts are in Cambridge Vermont. Small parts
can be shipped. We are stripping the 4kq of what we need over the next week
and sending the rest to the boneyard next weekend, so put in your requests
Any tips, btdt, etc on this project would be greatly appreciated :-) TIA.
1986 cgt and '86 4kq, soon to be married :-)
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