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Thread: Passat B2 on air

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    I'm new to the Stanceworks forum but have been playing close attention to many of the fantastic builds over the years, as well as the inspirational good vibes that always seem to come from this site.

    Anyway... got me a 24,000mile 1986 VW Passat that my mate Ryan rescued from a Breakers yard here in the UK. The old lady who used to own the car had been told by the DVLA (department of vehicle licensing) that she was unfortunately no longer fit to drive due poor eyesight. Upon hearing this she took to the car to my buddies scrapyard and tried to weigh it for scrap value.

    As soon as Ryan saw the car he apparently got underneath it and started having a poke around before realising that the mileage (24164 miles) seemed geniune and it was backed up by a folder of paperwork. Rather than see the car meet it's fate with the crusher he opted to pay his boss for the PassRat, as it's now affectionately known, and sold it to me as soon as he'd put 12months MOT on it (UK road worthiness test!)

    The rest, as they say, is history. Initially all I wanted to do was a subtle drop on springs wth some nice wheels, but another mate, Geoff Skinner, who runs HAVAIR UK slowly talked me into the idea a basic 4-way electronic valve air ride setup. Here's the result of lthe ast month or so -







































































    Last edited by karmacarzi; 05-14-2011 at 10:39 PM.

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    Oh my. I like this a lot!

    Awesome work and a great find. I'd love to see more photos of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bracknaphobia View Post
    Oh my. I like this a lot!

    Awesome work and a great find. I'd love to see more photos of this.

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    Cheers mate, I've got loads more photos of it coming together. I'll see if I can find them and bung up here when I get a chance.

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    Great save from the junkyard. In for more pics.

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    very nice, keen to see what else you do!

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    Great work! Just curious, what shocks did you use for the front suspension?

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    Love it.
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    I dont know why, but I love your car.. Its OEM cleanness makes me happy in the genitals.

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    Man I thought you made a type when you said 24,000 miles!

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    Minty fresh! Like this alot.

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    NICE! love this car

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    Never seen that gen before, looks rad.

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    YES.

    Was about to suggest some 80's euroish-style wheels, but fuck it. Looks good anyway.

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    stunning man love it...

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    When I saw the thread title all I thought was 'fuck yeah' ...

    ..and that sums up how I feel.

    Amazing car, soooo clean and unique.

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    One of the best cars there today, so fucking sweet. Wheels suit it so well, not like you would expect them too if someone said they were fitting that style on a B2 Passat.

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    Looks so sick on the Fuchs´s

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    Wow. Consider me jealous. <3

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    That's one sick and awesome ride, dude!

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    freaking awesome! love the fabrication and ingenuity it took to get it low! best B2 ever?!
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    looks awesome dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Great work! Just curious, what shocks did you use for the front suspension?
    Hi Mikee, on the front they're essentially custom made by HAVAIR to suit the weird integrated hub and steering arm assembly. They machined the parts they needed from the original struts and then had custom shock tubes and piston rods made to suit the sigificantly shortened shocks.

    Then it was all welded together, painted matt black and launched at the car. The ride quality is amazing considering how short they are and how low they go. Got about six inches of drop / raise altogether front and back.

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    Wow man, what a great find! You are one lucky guy. The car looks great! Might you upgrade to an 8 valve setup in the future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rali@BagRiders View Post
    Wow man, what a great find! You are one lucky guy. The car looks great! Might you upgrade to an 8 valve setup in the future?
    Maybe... one day, who knows. It's been done on a really tight budget so far - around $2000 including the car, so for the time being I think I'm just gonna cruise around in the ol' nail.

    I'd like to re-trim the seats in a tartan fabric, but I've gotta buy a sewing machine first

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    that think is sick.

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    Hi karmacarzi I was just pointed to this site from some friends over at PassatWorld.com (forums). I just recently picked up a 1983 Quantum (Passat) 2 door coupe, and was wondering what you did to get the Porsche wheels on (5x130 bolt pattern)? One of the pics here looks like it may be an adapter.

    Out of all the aircooled & watercooled VW's I have had, this is one I know least about.

    My plans for now, are to just get it running & driving properly as its going to be a daily (not much in the "MODing" dept.), but I do have a set of Porsche wheels (5x130) in mind that I want to throw on.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, your car is simply stunning!
    Last edited by JimmyPringles; 07-16-2011 at 08:09 PM.

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