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      Glennz01 - "Zach" - Chicago, IL - North Side by...

      Glennz01 - "Zach" - Chicago, IL - North Side by Wrigley Field - 1991 Cabriolet
    2. '91 Cabriolet 5 speed / 124K miles - Hard to start then sputters slowly up to idle

      Have to hold key to keep cranking for 5-10 seconds for it to turn over then it SLOWLY sputters violently up to idle then idles perfectly after about 20-30 seconds. Local VW specialist can't figure...
    3. Here's what I did. Cheap. Fits in both sides...

      Here's what I did. Cheap. Fits in both sides map pocket but due to the curved door handle you lose use of one holder. ...
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      There are plenty of folks trying to stay OEM so...

      There are plenty of folks trying to stay OEM so you will have no problems selling the snowflakes or teardrops if you decide to part with them. Personally I'm a huge fan of the snowflakes though...
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      Welcome to the vortex. You are in for a fun...

      Welcome to the vortex. You are in for a fun ride! Looking forward to the pics and story.
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      chipzoller, the way it is operating for you is...

      chipzoller, the way it is operating for you is the way it is intended. In my opinion, yours is operating correctly.
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      You could also use a simply hose clamp from the...

      You could also use a simply hose clamp from the hardware store. That's how I fixed mine last year and have had no problems since. The cage was still intact; my rubber seal had cracked and broken...
    8. $60 for the purchase and refinish of each wheel. ...

      $60 for the purchase and refinish of each wheel. A bit steep considering I did all at once but still cheaper than a brand-new non-original set would have been. To met it was a small price to pay to...
    9. Local shop on Chicago's Northside. VFC...

      Local shop on Chicago's Northside. VFC Engineering on Leland and Ravenswood. Great shop.
    10. The lot where this is sitting is a mom/pop...

      The lot where this is sitting is a mom/pop operation and they won't discuss the car. They won't sell or part it out. Really unfortunate since there are a lot of usable parts there. :screwy:
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      Here's my stock 14" Avus Snowflakes in Dolomite Grey.

      These stocks finish up really nicely. :beer:

      Before:
      http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h421/glennz01/Avus_Rim_Before.jpg

      and...

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    12. 1987 Cabriolet abandoned in rural Missiouri. So sad.

      I've been watching this poor 1987 Cabriolet rot in yard in rural northeast Missiouri for the past 12 years. I talked to the owner and they have no plans of restoring it or selling it. Something...
    13. Here's the "before" pic of one of the wheels. Yikes.

      Here's the "before" pic of one of the wheels. Yikes. Now you can see why I wanted them trued up and refinished!
      http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h421/glennz01/Avus_Rim_Before.jpg
    14. Just had Avus Snowflakes redone in Dolomite Grey.

      I just had a purchased set of Avus Snowflakes redone and they turned out awesome. I love these wheels! http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h421/glennz01/June2012_Avus.jpg
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      Sorry to hear about the wreck. I, too, would be...

      Sorry to hear about the wreck. I, too, would be torn up if I lost my Cabriolet. :( But there are others out there to get. I loved that blue color. It's comforting to know the airbag stilll...
    16. Wow! Those look great! Would look nice on triple...

      Wow! Those look great! Would look nice on triple white Cabriolet. I've redone my snowflakes in dolomite grey for my Tornado red/black cabby. They clean up nice. Well done and good luck!
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      Well, shoot. Let me know if you decide to ship....

      Well, shoot. Let me know if you decide to ship. Would love to get those for my project.
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      WTB: 2 14" OEM Snowflakes / Avus Rims

      I have two Snowflakes that can't be straighened; they're just too badly bent. I need to get two more that I can get refinished to match the other good 2 I have. Would need shipped to 60640 zip...
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      Are you willing to sell just two? I only need a...

      Are you willing to sell just two? I only need a couple. I saw the post that someone was looking for just one so maybe we could work together?
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      Another Chicagoland Red/Black

      Wow, looks fantastic! I'm in the city with a 1991 twin car to yours. Great find. :wave:
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