Volksamino – 2006 VW Jetta UTE Pickup

Using a Smyth Performance kit, I converted a 4 door VW turbo-diesel Jetta into a VW UTE as they call them in Australia or Volks-amino as I call it.

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The tailgate is from a 2001 Ford Ranger.  The tail lights from a 2002 Ford Explorer.

IMG_6402Starting with this pristine 2006 Jetta without a scratch on it.  Get out the Saws-all and…


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What have you done to my car?

IMG_6449Rear quarters are fiberglass as is the rear window surround.  The bed and core structure are heavy gauge aluminum.

IMG_0003Very functional bed.

IMG_0005The finished product – a 45 MPG turbo diesel pickup with a 600 mile range.

 

 

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