A few update photos
Here is the pic of the mk3/mk4 shifter
custom front mount. A little different from everyone else
This is the mount for the proportion valve
Good work! Really interesting build thread! More more more!! 
I started working on the car again. the rear carpet is in and started to work out the driveshaft.
I test fitted the front section of the driveshaft and its a 1″ too long. It clear only by a hair on the steering rack. It really looks like It didn’t but it does. I trimmed the shield from the dampener to help with clearance
So I took 1.5″ off the front shaft and it looks like that was enough. I did a test fit for now until I get the bolts for the shaft to diff.
My tack weld didn’t hold. I’ll try again once I have the bolts
Will the steering rack not get in the way once the bolts are in?
How/where did you have the shafts shortened? I assume they’re S3/TT shafts?
Nope once I placed the bolts in. It made more space because everything came together rather then each piece separate. I now have 1/4 ” clearance.
I live in Canada so it a little far for you. But it looks like going to a axle shop and they can do this because of the cup. Yes this is a TT shaft
Shop started on the exhaust