In The Garage

Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan Cruz

Oceanside, CA

Hi, my name is Jonathan and I am currently working on a 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco.
The reason why I like this car is not that often you get to see one on the road but mainly love the vehicle lines and it's always been a good conversation starter anywhere I go.
So I have been working on installing a 1.8l 8v SOHC engine and 5-speed close-ratio transmission (picked up from a wrecking yard). The next thing is to do the rear disc brake conversion (which also source out of a wrecking yard) and by the way, I enjoy going to the salvage yard. I think that's part of having fun when building a car.
Well, my gold with this project is to be able to drive keep driving it on the road and eventually make it into a track car (which is on the making, the next engine that inline is a 2.0 16v DOHC. I found this on my local ad). I have uploaded 2 pictures. The black one is how it looks now and the second picture is how I would like it to look like.