Nz R36 build....

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Nz R36 build....

Post by deluxedetailnz » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:37 am

So welcome to my build....I'm originally from the uk but have been living out In New Zealand for 6 years now. I have a busy detailing bussiness (@deluxedetailnz on insta) and I've bought myself a white (only colour choice in nz pretty much) 1.2tsi short wheel base caddy and a rear ended R36 wagon with 100,00kms on it....So long story short my unit is right inbetween some of Nz's best volkswagen and audi specialists so im blaming them for this idea ImageImage

I picked up the van sight unseen from christchurch about a month ago with 108,000km and in pretty rough shape.
However I'm going to be wetsanding the whole exterior so im not massively worried about that at the moment.
So far I've ripped the interior out and have started converting all the headliner and pillars to black and lining the back of it in seude.
I've also fitted an eibach sportline lowering kit today and happy with the way it sits as it will be used for a daily and work. Also the r36 engine an box weighs an extra 100kg over what I have at the mo so we'll see how it looks once the engines in.
I've booked the van to be colour coded soon and the wetsanding all begin ....
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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:48 am

This sounds like the start of an interesting build! I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
Will you go 4wd with this?
Hef355 has just completed an r36 conversion in his. His build thread is definitely worth a read.


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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by deluxedetailnz » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:20 am

the swan fiend wrote:This sounds like the start of an interesting build! I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
Will you go 4wd with this?
Hef355 has just completed an r36 conversion in his. His build thread is definitely worth a read.


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I'll be keeping 2wd however ill be using a manual gearbox Image , yeah I've been in touch with hef and he's been nothing but awesome and helpful . Engine is scheduled for late November and all the exterior mods should be done by the end of November Image

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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by sylwiu_3gta » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:11 pm

This looks like an interesting build to watch. Do you need to homologate the engine swap? I heard everything is permited in New Zeeland, sky is the limit😁
Good luck with the build👍

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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by deluxedetailnz » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:36 pm

sylwiu_3gta wrote:This looks like an interesting build to watch. Do you need to homologate the engine swap? I heard everything is permited in New Zeeland, sky is the limitImage
Good luck with the buildImage
It does have to be certified by the nz transport authorities however it should be an easy process as nothing is being cut upImage

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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by NZDubNurd » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:18 pm

YAY! More VR6 wierdos!

I'm a bit far away (Whangarei), but I have a manual R32 drivetrain in my Touran, 4WD and all.

I guess the M guys know what they're doing anyway.

The trickiest bit is probably going to be the manual conversion on the electronics side. Mechanically, everything pretty much bolts in! You should be able to use all the aluminium suspension in the front, and the big brakes too.

The cert shouldn't present any problems - mine was complicated by the 4WD - the engine itself doesn't cause any issues, but I had a custom alloy fuel tank, bracing, modified rear floor and subframe.

Keep the 4WD bits... just in case you want to go really silly later :lol: Getting the floor mods certed on a caddy might be really tricky over here though!

Should be a bit more fun than the 1.2 :lol:

Keep us updated!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by deluxedetailnz » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:15 pm

Cheers Mate,
Yeah electronics is going to be the hardest part of it all.
looking forward to getting started properly on it soon.
My rear ended r36 should be down with me from chrustchurch in the next few weeks so hopefully i can start on dismantling it and gauging the fitting of the seats ect to start with until i'm ready to start the engine swap.
Project has taken a slight turn in the last couple days and now the car is booked in for a full respray and colour change :shock:
i decided to grab the opportunity to paint it whilst the engine is out! VERY EXCITING!!!!

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Re: Nz R36 build....

Post by deluxedetailnz » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:04 am

Donor car finally arrived today ......can't wait to get stuck in ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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