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    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

    1. Member Row1Rich's Avatar
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      11-08-2011 01:45 PM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
      Gave her the first bath in about 6 months. Then heat gunned all the trim. It worked reeeeeally good. Best method for sure. **** back2black, dye, or paint.

      What do you think?
      Interested in the trim refresh method you used. Did you remove them from the car first?

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      11-13-2011 08:06 PM #387
      Quote Originally Posted by Row1Rich View Post
      Interested in the trim refresh method you used. Did you remove them from the car first?
      No. I left them on the car. I just ran a heat gun over all the plastic until it turned black.

      It is fading again now, 5 months later.
      Thanks Brain!

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      11-14-2011 02:53 AM #388
      i made that one year ago.


      and today still the same black colour ! great method.

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      11-20-2011 11:27 PM #389
      got snows mounted this week and used the qsw as a (xc) ski lift:

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      11-22-2011 04:25 PM #390


      elQUANTUMino

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      11-22-2011 04:27 PM #391

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      11-23-2011 01:29 AM #392
      Managed to knock it off a set of jack stands. Fortunately it was all in slow motion and landed mostly in mud. Although in the process I managed to pin my floor jack under it all and possibly puncturing the fuel tank. FML. In the meantime....a friend and I have brainstormed a new project for it. Lets just say it's going to require custom motor mounts to be made.

      Last edited by DubbinChris; 11-23-2011 at 01:35 AM.

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      11-23-2011 11:12 AM #393
      Let me know if you killed your tank...I have a spare around here somewhere. I think I still have some other parts around that I promised you.
      grimwater

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      11-23-2011 02:33 PM #394
      You have one for a QSW? Not sure if they are all the same across the Quantum line. Any idea on this one? Anyway I'm not too rushed on the other stuff. Looks like we're both pretty slow about projects..haha

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      11-23-2011 10:27 PM #395
      Yup, pulled it from the 87 parts QSW. Not gonna use it so let me know if you need it.
      grimwater

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      11-24-2011 02:53 AM #396
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      Yup, pulled it from the 87 parts QSW. Not gonna use it so let me know if you need it.
      Well there is a good chance I punctured it, but even if I didn't I'd like to have an extra tank for my upcoming plans for the QSW. Let start talking $$ and shipping and what not.

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      11-24-2011 03:51 PM #397
      Same deal, just pay the shipping. I'll see about getting stuff together this weekend. I've got to get 2 international packages together soon too. Skopek and Eurojettanut are already waiting very patiently for me....
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      11-26-2011 10:23 AM #398
      Yesterday I installed a brand new blower motor. Went fine but this aftermarket POS only blows about half as much air as the OEM fan. Guess I'll be looking for a real one soon enough....at least it's quiet and doesn't send smoke through the vents.
      Ahhh...might have gotten the non-AC version...anyone know if that's a less powerful fan? Can't seem to find anyone selling the AC version so I may have to call one of my contacts...
      Last edited by JohnBarleyCorn; 11-26-2011 at 10:48 AM.
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      11-26-2011 09:05 PM #399
      We replicated some vintage stripes I found online, and made a new set using white vinyl



      That's like 10hp per stripe right there!

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      12-06-2011 12:17 PM #400
      Some idiot pulled out in front of me and I avoided him and took out the curb and front passenger wheel/suspension. Cop wouldn't write a report because he didn't witness it?! And the guy was there admitting fault in front of the cop. I hate people. Hoping the subframe/body aren't screwed up. Should have just hit the guy....then I'd be fine as far as the report/insurance goes.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

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      12-08-2011 12:40 AM #401
      that sucks!

      no body damage tho. subframe bent at all? i'm guessing that A-arm isn't looking so good...

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      12-08-2011 05:59 AM #402
      Don't know yet how bad it is. Steering rack didn't seem right and obviously control arm, tie rod, and other stuff is f'ed. Body damage limited to the fender where the wheel is jammed into it. It started raining and being crappy and I was late for work and everything sucked so I have yet to get under it. Dropped it at the shop and letting them fix it. If it was my fault I'd fix it myself, but the other guy will end up paying for it (eventually) so I'll let someone else get dirty.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

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      12-09-2011 12:18 AM #403
      Quote Originally Posted by applen View Post
      how did you achieve those 2"???


      with my paint job looking like it is, rattle-canning it sounds pretty good. nice work.
      2" achieved with them old school spring clamps, compresing three coils... nearly like chopping, except totally reversable just incase
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    19. 01-06-2012 06:54 PM #404
      i got bored and swapped in a 10vt that was just layin around... entire swap costed me $30 for coolant and oil

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      01-07-2012 02:21 AM #405
      Awesome! Into what exactly? Post some pics if you can.

    21. 01-07-2012 03:08 PM #406
      this







      sad thou its got a little nasty

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      01-08-2012 04:29 PM #407
      Thanks douchebag who pulled out in front of me last month.






      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

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      01-08-2012 07:36 PM #408
      Glad all the damage was focused at the control arm. Now as far as the wheel goes, it'll buff right out. But seriously if your rim guy can't fix it dennis' guy could def take care of it. He fixed a wheel that the lip was non existent.

    24. 01-11-2012 04:08 PM #409
      Took two of my Passats on a holiday, we were with 7 and lots of ski's & boards!

      1.6 Diesel climbing


      Parking before snow...


      And after!


      Ready to roll again!


      drove 2200km (1375miles), no problems!

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      01-13-2012 10:35 PM #410
      That's awesome Zollie!
      Thanks Brain!

    26. 01-25-2012 02:58 AM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by littlewhitebeast View Post


      I love this wheel
      What is name ? or link

    27. 01-25-2012 09:59 PM #412
      I'm failing at welding in new corners on my '85 Quantum Wagon, does anyone have any suggestions or donor doors? (I need to fix this for PA State Inspection... for better or worse)

      I have the wire feed mig welder w/ flux core wire-speed 25 voltage 1 (lowest setting) I was also messing around w/ a stitch welder on an arc welder.

      My last attempt to put a final patch in there I had the patch metal on top of the door and tacking it in, the heat kept warping the metal back and off, I'm thinking I might have to lap weld the patch metal on pulling the patch out from the inside, so the door's on top.


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      01-25-2012 11:01 PM #413
      Just bondo the f out of it and paint it up. They won't know the difference!
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

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      01-27-2012 08:28 PM #414
      I took possesion of title to my new to me 1986 syncro.
      Silver, Grey and black cloth interior, manual windows and mirrors.
      The good...nearly new Bently came with car
      The bad ....Glove box is a mouse condo
      Despite the mouseyness I would put the interior at a solid 8 outa 10 perhaps a 9
      Exterior overall is quite good not a speck of rust on this car and several minor dings on drivers side fender both doors at same level, same event ?
      Missing the cross bars for rack
      Car was pulled into the barn it is sitting in 2 years ago to change water pump. Gentleman who owns car was having someone else do water pump. It never got finished.
      New water pump is on now and new timeing belt to follow soon. Did a complete inspection of all vacume lines and electrical connections. found crack in the vacume line for steering and a connector off under that drip pan below windshield. 4 prong round? at speedo cable module? anyone know if there is a rational as to why one would pull that connector?
      Anyways I am dang pleased with this car will be reading Bently for a few days before I return to finish it and with luck drive it outa that barn.

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      01-29-2012 06:14 PM #415
      Well, I bought another one. Cleaner than my daily. Only needs a few things.



      Also, this one is another non-cargo cover model. Weird. And only 104k and virtually no rust.
      Last edited by JohnBarleyCorn; 01-30-2012 at 12:02 PM.
      grimwater

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      01-30-2012 01:29 PM #416
      Nice I was hoping to end up with a red one but Im happy with what I found.
      Congrats JBC

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      01-30-2012 02:15 PM #417
      There's a good chance I'll be selling the red and silver one or at least give it to my sister and keep my Scirocco for a while.
      grimwater

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      02-06-2012 01:41 AM #418
      Reinstalled repaired radiator, then determined that I needed a new thermostat $

      Pads and rotors arrived, those are next, hopefully tomorrow

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      02-23-2012 10:07 PM #419
      Fixed the center diff lock (was missing the connecting piece for the servo.)
      Patched a crack in the rear servo. Center lock works... reluctantly. Rear, still doesn't work. Need to start picking thru the vacuum system.

      Fixed dead LF speaker (yay! Stereo sound!) Found out why the radio has no reception: antenna cable lacks an end.
      A piece of wire stuck into the antenna jack, and I have FM again.
      Found out that there are rear speakers; but they seem to lack wires....

      Found some mystery corrosion on the lock pump. Cleaned that up, check locks; working! Yays!
      Then, I got home. And, it failed to lock again.

      Replaced the valve stem on the RF wheel. After kicking myself for not replacing it Monday, when I had the tire off to clean up the corroded wheel.


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      02-24-2012 01:19 AM #420
      Plugs/plug wires, cap, rotor.

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