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    Thread: Just bought a '75 Swallowtail from the...fourth owner ;)

    1. Member clintg60-16v's Avatar
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      09-29-2007 12:33 AM #1
      I'm in the Corrado forums most of the time, and even dabbled in the Scirocco forum for a while when I "discovered" a one-owner '75 Scirocco...here's that thread if you're curious...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2777428


      Well, I missed that '75. And missed my old '78 Rabbit I had so long ago.

      And now, I found a another good MK 1 that I can pour some time into. And unlike the Scirocco, it's here to stay. Though I had some hesitation about buying a car sight-unseen from a guy who calls himself "The Hustler"...

      It's made friends with my Corrado.

      It's a unbelievably solid car. But it needs work...right up my alley.

      I'm rebuilding the carb this weekend (the choke's hanging off of it) but it runs pretty good. The door is getting fixed. It's getting painted...yes, Chrome Yellow. The 1.5L automatic stays. I'm keeping it unmolested.

      It's been in good hands the last few years. I'm surprised a VR6 hadn't ended up in it already...I guess it was destined for me

      More to come...






      Modified by clintg60-16v at 9:37 PM 9-28-2007

      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

    2. 09-29-2007 12:39 AM #2
      Quote, originally posted by clintg60-16v »

      saw this thing in the for sale forums. solid looking ride. i envy you.


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      09-29-2007 04:28 AM #3
      That car is beautiful. Can you post some shots of the interior?

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      09-29-2007 09:21 AM #4
      Sweet looking rabbit with unique color. Post more pics please.
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      09-29-2007 09:32 AM #5
      Looks great. props for not molesting it.
      psn - pappas64

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      09-29-2007 09:34 AM #6
      Yes! A sweet rabbit in the neighborhood. Nice purchase.

    7. 10-09-2007 12:17 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by clintg60-16v »
      Though I had some hesitation about buying a car sight-unseen from a guy who calls himself "The Hustler"...


      need your address. found that trim piece the other day.


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      10-09-2007 01:06 PM #8
      This car is in a totally different league than your Scirocco was .

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      10-09-2007 06:50 PM #9
      congrats on the buy

      Thanks for not molesting it


    10. 10-09-2007 07:34 PM #10
      congrats, and it's good to hear you will treat it right

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      10-09-2007 07:38 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by echassin »
      This car is in a totally different league than your Scirocco was .

      That Scirocco had a lot of potential though. I miss that mint interior! My Swallow dash looks like a relief map of the the Grand Canyon.

      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      10-09-2007 07:40 PM #12
      nice ride i almost bought it a few years back.....

    13. 10-09-2007 07:49 PM #13
      beaut!!

    14. 10-09-2007 08:31 PM #14
      a beautiful place for me to put up the 2700th post....

      I saw the car when it was up for sale.... looked really really really clean


      and the corrado looks awsome too... less is ALWAYS more


      #bankrupt

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      10-09-2007 08:39 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by 35i 2000 »
      a beautiful place for me to put up the 2700th post....

      I saw the car when it was up for sale.... looked really really really clean


      and the corrado looks awsome too... less is ALWAYS more


      Thanks!

      One reason I wanted the Rabbit is because it's easy to work on.

      I mean, on the Rabbit, I can pull the transmission in 45 minutes. On the Corrado, I have to pull the core support and hang the motor just to pull the trans in 4 hours...




      Modified by clintg60-16v at 10:56 PM 10-29-2007

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    16. 10-16-2007 08:52 AM #16
      yea the suspension is all of 2 bolts on the top and 2 on the spindle... so a suspension conversion will take 1 hour with all the clean up...lol

      #bankrupt

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      10-16-2007 11:58 AM #17
      Sweet!

      More pics please


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      10-16-2007 12:09 PM #18
      glad to see it went to a good owner
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    19. 10-16-2007 01:17 PM #19
      more pics

    20. 10-16-2007 03:38 PM #20
      Glad you found your early Rabbit. Was that you trying to buy my friends 77 Inari Silver Rabbit in Cali a few weeks back? You found a nice one. I love the color!

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      10-16-2007 07:37 PM #21
      There's plenty of pics around from the former owners. I'll only post pics as my stamp gets put on it

      I'm stockpiling parts now. Have new chrome trim and a NOS rear bumper on the way...the old bumper had a slight warp and that just won't do...

      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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    23. 10-19-2007 03:43 PM #23
      mmm...looks great.

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      10-20-2007 08:54 PM #24
      A little progress...


      New NOS rear bumper on the ground to replace the slight bent and pitted one. The front bumper needs nothing!


      I couldn't figure out if this was a '75 hatch or something later, because many of the emblem holes were shaved over. So I did some excavating...

      And found the original mounting holes for the '75-only emblems...


      The hatch has a little of its soul back! Still searching for the Rabbit emblem...

      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      10-22-2007 07:19 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by The Hustler »

      this car is bad a$$

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      10-22-2007 08:36 AM #26
      nice find

    27. 10-29-2007 12:18 AM #27
      i'm jelaous


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      10-29-2007 12:36 AM #28
      is the door still smashed in?

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      10-29-2007 03:55 AM #29
      Nice rabbit!

    30. 10-29-2007 11:19 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by twopointone »
      is the door still smashed in?

      its bent not smashed.


    31. 10-29-2007 12:01 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by The Hustler »

      its bent not smashed.

      love it nice buy


    32. 10-29-2007 05:22 PM #32

      killing it


    33. 10-29-2007 05:30 PM #33
      that is an awesome freakin car man

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      10-29-2007 05:41 PM #34
      NICE!
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      10-29-2007 08:42 PM #35
      car looks bad ass wheels look cool too!!

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