Even so, fare kop for going split route and not just getting a used T5, plus miles better investment should you ever want to sell. You should give FBI a call down the road from you in Swansea. I got a load of bits from them last week and they import stock from cali regular. I spoke to Keith, then Graham both really helpful and patient as I was unsure of a few parts.
If you’ve got the creative parts for irs then you should probably get the early bay parts to accommodate it, also need the drive staffs, probably cv joints from beetle, and gear box to suit. They’ve got a complete late bay set up at FBI at the moment cause I nearly bought it, but this means changing wide 5 wheel to late bay cause of the different hub. I wanted to keep stock wheel 205. Creative do do a conversion hub, but means changing a load of other parts too.
It sounds like I know what I’m talking about, but learnt loads in 6 months from this site, just reading up. I just had a beetle previously and that’s still in a million bit on the garage floor!!
Did you know there was that much damaged when you bought it??
take it easy