1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

Price: US $520.00 Item location: New Castle, Delaware, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Rabbit
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: LX
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 250,000
  • VIN: 1V1LG0170BV188502
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit

I need to let loose of some projects. This one, I just got started on. It runs very good. The brakes need a little TLC. This has been getting around 50mpg. It's a fun little truck to tool around in.
New Parts:
  • Exhaust header, heat wrapped
  • 2" exhaust with stainless muffler
  • rebuilt head
  • timing belt (the reason the head got rebuilt)
  • glowplugs
  • master cylinder
  • brake booster
  • vacuum pump
  • generator
  • parking brake cables
  • both front bearings
  • driver side front spring
  • rear shocks
  • front struts
  • rotors and pads
  • front brake calipers
  • rear brake cylinders
  • brake shoes
  • stereo/GPS/navigation system and speakers
  • Lamb's wool seat covers (the good ones)
  • interior carpet
  • new soundproofing all around the interior
  • windshield
  • tires

It needs some body work, but I've been putting it off because I wanted to cut off the front cap and do the cabriolet replacement. The european front cap looks so good on these trucks. This has typical rust for a truck this age. But, everything is repairable. The hood needs to be adjusted, but again was waiting for the front cap replacement.
This was a daily driver for me until I broke the timing belt and had to rebuild the head. The brakes need to be addressed first. The only things I haven't replaced on them are the brake lines and haven't cleaned the distribution block.
In the interior photos, the cables hanging down under the stereo are the iphone connection and the usb connection. I let them hang there, they reach to the seat where I connect my phone and charge my devices.
I like to tinker around my workshop and this has been a fun project, but my wife is in the military and getting transferred and we need to lighten up to move. I have some extra parts and also 5 different shop manuals that will go with the truck. The tools in the bed along with my personal gear do not go with the vehicle.