[Vwdiesel] Diesel Cabby-Maybe for sale, thoughts on TD Conversion?

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 8 11:18:21 EDT 2006

David, 1.6TD are getting VERY hard to find used I
think.  And if you can find one, it is going to cost
you 800 to 1000, as is I bet.

To get one complete, rebuilt and ready to drop in, you
are looking at 4K I bet.

DIY from Jacks VW Deisel in OH, for $1,300

So, maybe you can do it for 3K, you will still need
turbo, manifolds, lots of stuff above this kit.

This is s tough one for sure. I think you would need
to get 8K final price for the car to make it work your
while.  Do you think you can get that?


--- David Cook <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hey All-
> My plan currently is to give the diesel cabby a
> facelift (new paint, new top, some sort of interior
> freshening) over the winter with the plans of
> putting
> it on ebay next spring, when people are starting to
> think about convertibles more.
> I'm trying to decide what repairs/upgrades/etc will
> net me more than they will cost me.  For example I'm
> sure the investment in a new top and paint will make
> it so much more valuable that they will more than
> pay
> for themselves.  It currently is starting to look a
> little bit ratty.
> I'm curious about thoughts on percieved engine
> value. 
> Right now it just has a 1.6L NA engine.  What would
> I
> expect to pay for a turbo conversion for that
> engine? 
> Do you think it would add more value than I would
> pay
> for the parts?  Or should I just leave it alone?
> Thoughts?
> Anyone just want to make me an offer on it now? ;-)
> David
> David Cook
> Red '86 Cabriolet Diesel Powered
> Red '90 g60 Corrado 
> Brown and White '78 Westy Campmobile "Bear"
> and others in various states of disrepair
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Bryan Belman, Pt Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp   -- running :)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA               -- running :)
92 Jetta Eco-Turbo Diesel           -- not running yet <:>
90 Audi 200, 2.2L Turbo FWD         -- runs some times, need to sell :(
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