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VW’s Original Workhorse A Radical 16v Makeover From Salid Salazar.

Renaissance Man man) n: A man who has a wide range of and intellectual interests. See also: Salazar, owner of this ’81 Rabbit Pickup. Sal is a man for all seasons, and in addition to being a actor and vocalist, he’s of Axltrampz, Inc — founded in as a performance shop in Asbury NJ.

I do commercials; I’ve done readings, children’s poetry and stuff like that. I have a bachelor’s degree in Sal tells us. I have a band

You don’t have to be so rounded to a stellar Mk1, but it can’t

Better known as the Caddy this little VW serves as the business card for Sal and his brother/business Jason Cox. But it didn’t that way. At first it was another car in a string of projects, back to the early days of the coast VW scene.

After a of Mk2s, he traded a 1.8 for a Jetta 2.0 and that was all it took. There was a difference between a regular and the GLI, and I’ve been 16vs ever since. my favorite motor, Sal enthused.

In ’99 another 16v project was a Scirocco, but it only lasted weeks before it was in an accident, Sal in the hospital and a freshly built without a home.

The only salvageable from the car was the engine, Sal I was looking for a four-door Rabbit to put it in but across this Pickup. I test drive it because I was up from the accident, but I picked it up for

Sal immediately set about converting over from the Scirocco. The was originally a diesel, but I dropped in the 16v and it grew from there. It was my engine swap, so a learning

Sal ran the car as a daily driver for a few years, upgrading as things needed As things broke I tried to If I have to rebuild the motor, I to rebuild it better. If the car needs I want to paint it better, he

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Eventually the motor let go, prompting a The bottom end was bored slightly, the internals were balanced and the knife-edged. A stage 3 ported and head was filled with 268 cams and Techtonics valve while a European 50mm manifold and Motronic CIS management was swapped from a late GTI. Autotech and Techtonics parts completed the mods, cranked out 135 horsepower to the wheels.

Up front, Weitec coilovers installed, bringing the Caddy over polished 17 Boxster An array of Euro Sport braces and a front sway bar strengthen the chassis and tighten

The Porsche wheels measure front and 17×8.5 rear, and the wheels were fitted 25mm HR PCD adaptors, along an additional 8mm spacer in the rear for clearance. The wheels were in Toyo Proxes T1-S sized 205/40 front and rear.

The 17s are actually too big for that car, but I the big-wheel style and can’t get the small Euro-style wheels, he

Sal flipped the rear axle to it, having the leaf springs to keep them from It provided a sporty and purposeful for the little pickup. Koni shocks from a Maserati were adapted to fit with brackets.

Ordinarily, lowering a VW is a case of ordering a set of lowering but not so on the Caddy. I had to order the Weitecs Germany, because they’ll you a pair. Nobody in the States do that, Sal said. Everything was difficult with this

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