Author Topic: Mk3.5 Convertible Upgrades  (Read 831 times)

Offline jvoelcker

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Mk3.5 Convertible Upgrades
« on: 28 August 2018, 11:33 »
Morning All,

We have a 1997 Mk3 (.5) convertible with the 2.0 8v GTI engine with a tired roof/chassis/body that is going to need a lot of money spending on it to get it up to scratch, however the engine gearbox and clutch are all in excellent condition.

As a replacement we have bought 2000 Mk3 (.5) convertible, however it is a more basic spec with the 1.8l engine, manual windows and no aircon.

Looking on here I see that the engine swap should be relatively be straight forward and we would look tweak the 2.0 engine as it was moved across, but what about other items.

How easy is it to transfer over other things like..

Aircon - We can move over the physical items, but what about the control/wiring side?

Electric windows  - we can move over the mechanisms, change the door cards, and switches, etc, but is the rest of the wiring loom in place for that?

Electric mirrors - also as above.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Many thanks.