[Vwdiesel] three questions...

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Wed Jan 28 10:22:36 EST 2004

At 09:10 PM 1/27/04 -0800, you wrote:

>after i strip off all the weird mounts n such..
>should i be concerned about any *major*differences in the block n such
>its looks the same...?
>because of newer year?(81 jetta body..87(?) golf motor)

The main  PITA difference is the engine mount on the right hand end of the
engine which you will have to salvage from a pre-85 diesel engine ( the gas
one won't hold the inj. pump). You have to remove the pump bracket and
replace it with the earlier one, which includes the round engine mount
>i really like this jetta  81 body.
>but i really want a split rear seat that opens into the trunk..
>i know this golf (motor) donor has a split rear seat but i dont think it
will fit.
>did the newer jettas (84+?)have a split rear seat? and 
>will they fit(possibly with some mods) into the older jettas????

The 85-92 jettas have a steel bulkhead behind the back seat with only the
"ski bag" opening. I've thought of cutting most of it out on my 87 and
rigging the seat back for quick removal, as I use it mainly as a truck. I
can get a 10 foot length of pipe in through the now removed ski bag  and
close the trunk if I lay the passenger seat back down.

I suspect the bulkhead has something to do with the stiffness of the body
between the rear struts. Although my 94 has the split seat and can be opened
up completely (you could camp in it without a tent)


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