1981 VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup Truck

Price: US $2,550.00 Item location: Findlay, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Rabbit
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 145,077
  • VIN: 1V1KG0178BV216834
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 1.6L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit

Hello - Here is a list of everything that was replaced or repaired....
Block was honed and machined to 30 over. All new engine internals, incl. pistons, rings, rod bearings, etc... The heads are pretty much impossible to rebuild correctly, so I purchased a brand new cylinder head from The Parts place, as well as a brand new injection pump, new injectors, new injector lines, new glow plugs. Actually all of the parts were purchased from The Parts Place - they are a VW supplier in Michigan. The vacuum pump was rebuilt, new water pump & thermostat, new radiator, all new hoses, rebuilt alternator, new starter, a new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, rebuilt shifter linkage, new E-brake cables, new CV joints, new rear shocks, brand new steering rack, hood latch cable, throttle cable, new exhaust, 4 bumper cap ends, an original rear bumper, an original rear sliding glass was added, & GTI wheels with new tires. As you can see, for the most part all of the hard stuff has been done. These thing get around 50 miles to the gallon. Truck has approx. 145k miles on it, 4 speed manual. I am probably forgetting something but pretty much everything mechanical was re-done.
Now for the bad - or what still needs to be done. The dash & seats are cracked, thus the reason for the covers. The headliner is sagging, and the radio works about half ass. The heater linkage is stiff. The brakes are ok but should probably be check out before putting a lot of miles on it, struts are original. The AC components and the rear hatch for the cap are gone. The truck is 35 yrs old - chips, scratches, little rust here and there.
Too many vehicles so she needs to go.....