"With some machining to get rid of the electric motor & gear box, these seem to be very well made units." Peter, you amaze me!! How do you find these gems, and two at a time?? They are diamonds in the rough, and you bring out their re-purposed qualities. I salute you my friend.
Edit: What year VW? Oh, why do I even ask, I don't think they have VW's in Arkansas!