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    Thread: dust bunny: a diesel rabbit build.

    1. Member ashleyroemk1's Avatar
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      08-14-2008 07:32 AM #1
      [edit!] plans have drastically changed with this car, so if you want the most recent info go to pages 5 and later!]
      a few brief pictures.
      car is an 84. it's getting painted porsche amethsys.
      head is off at the machine shop.













      more to come [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-14-2008 07:45 AM #2
      excellent!
      what time were you guys out there til..
      i was gonna stop by on the way home but decided against it as it may have slowed things down! lol
      you know how billy can be
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      08-14-2008 07:48 AM #3
      billy left around... 10:15, 10:20 ish.
      you were welcome to come by! the more the merrier.
      i'm just so excited we actually started work on it. i've been dying to drive it for months now. hopefully the next two weeks i can have it all together minus paint and bumpers, haha.

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      08-14-2008 08:07 AM #4
      Oooooh yay! How can I help
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      08-14-2008 08:20 AM #5
      you get to help me re-wire my headlights, city lights, corner markers, and indicators to work the way i want them to

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      08-14-2008 08:41 AM #7
      Oooh pretty.
      You're not shaving the side markers? With the corner lights, you really don't need the side markers in the front (you can see those from the side). IMHO it would look a lot cleaner... has anyone kept the US front end and shaved side markers?
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      08-14-2008 08:44 AM #8
      what are you talking about the corner markers serve as the front's side markers... all i have are rear side markers. i'm not gonna spend the extra money to shave that sh*t. not worth it.



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      08-14-2008 08:55 AM #9
      Oops I was thinking about all the other Mk1s...
      I didn't know they even made smoked markers, should look interesting!


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      08-14-2008 10:18 AM #10
      when everything's black on a purple car, it's gonna look alot better.


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      08-14-2008 12:24 PM #11
      the color of the car will be the same as the lips? if so.... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]



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      08-14-2008 12:32 PM #12
      yes it willllll.

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      08-15-2008 08:23 AM #13
      picture for a better view of the color i'm painting the rabbit.
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      08-15-2008 12:14 PM #14
      more progress on the interior.
      my friend before had decided he thought checker board looked cool.
      i decided it didn't, i wanted to do black suede, but i went for a more stock look with OEM grey headliner material. luckily there was a sale with 50% coupons. so it didn't cost me much.
      headliner carnage:







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      08-15-2008 01:46 PM #15
      I have to give you credit for keeping that light grey scheme. it gets so dirty, most folks just rip it out..it's a nice scheme but requires care. Never been my favorite, probably because I've never seen on as clean as yours. Good work!

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      08-15-2008 01:47 PM #16
      oh wait, you are removing the westmoreland light grey dash to put in a black cabbie dash aren't you?

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      08-15-2008 01:51 PM #17
      just because i couldnt find a black one and because on the grey dash the knee bar, ashtray lid, and stering cover have all turned tan on me
      don't worry this interior's gonna stay the way it is for probably another year.
      this car sat in a barn for 10 years, that's why it's so clean, it was a barn dweller.


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      08-19-2008 02:20 PM #18
      update...
      installed new hood latch cable so i don't have to leave it open anymore.
      head should be back by the weekend/middle of next week. already ordered the head gasket.
      more pictures to come.

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      08-22-2008 12:05 PM #19
      cant wait to see this thing whippin around the hood
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      08-27-2008 07:36 AM #20
      ^ i talked to billy yesterday, said that i need valve guides... other than that looks good. they're just gonna do a compression test &i'll have it back. hopefully i'll see it this weekend and put the car back together
      ps; i'm not gonna tell you when it's running though, i'm just gonna go by your house, make noise, and create a smoke cloud... &you'll be like 'oh hey it's ashley roe, let me go for a ride with her'


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      08-27-2008 08:14 AM #21
      LETS ROLL!!!!!!!!
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      08-27-2008 11:53 AM #22
      so the bunny was moved towards the garage today in preperation of the coming assembly of the engine and tuning.
      we also have realized i need brakes because it seems like the calipers are siezed.
      a few pictures...


      freshly cleaned interior, still needs a few things.


      &the other baby.


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      09-02-2008 04:03 PM #23
      well how'd yesterday go?
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      09-02-2008 05:02 PM #24
      so the past couple of days, this is what we have done (no pictures sorry, i was too busy):
      we removed the a/c, pulled out the radiator, painted the fan, and brackets. degrease the bay, sanded down the rust that was below the radiator, primered it and painted it amethsys.
      we're just waitin' on getting the head back

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      09-02-2008 05:23 PM #25
      Ashley if you need any parts let me know. Looking good

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      09-02-2008 11:41 PM #26
      Ooooooooooooooooooooooh
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      09-03-2008 06:50 AM #27
      TJ, can you get the female side of the seatbelts? i'm missing it off both of my seats and it doesn't look good for me finding it in a junkyard. my next bet was to ask kevin to look it up at the dealer for me.

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      09-03-2008 07:05 AM #28
      Didya check that new Cabby in Freetown? Or Bristol... they have that older Cabby still. We can go together some day, I need parts too sorry about last week, i had some weird-ass pains in my head
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      09-03-2008 08:52 AM #29
      no, i never ended up going up and then i got called into work for 1 instead of 3.
      do you think the cabby ones will work, i mean yeah they're basically the same, but are yousure there isnt some weird difference? i dont wanna buy it and then it not work. kevin, or louie, had said that the male end are shaped different on some and might not slide in and latch properly.

      my NOS floormats thanks to the mk1 auto haus.



      and my freshly degreased bay.





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      09-03-2008 08:58 AM #30
      Well, we could always take a look and see if the buckle looks like he one in the Rabbit. If it's any different, then we can take the seatbelts from the Cabby too (since they're black)
      I think the newer Cabby ones might eb different, but the old Rabbit Conv in Bristol has a good chance of being the same.
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      09-03-2008 09:21 AM #31
      rabbit convertable ones should work cabriolet ones are the more modern style
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      09-03-2008 10:12 AM #32
      well jay, if i'm not driving kevin to CT this weekend, wanna go to bristol? unless i'm putting the head back on the bunbun.

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      09-03-2008 10:24 AM #33
      Sure! But are they open on Sat?
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      09-03-2008 11:23 AM #34
      no idea.
      i know freetowns open on sundays.

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      09-05-2008 10:41 AM #35
      well, here's the list of what's left. i swear this car is will be put together at some point.
      what's left till i can drive it:
      -head needs to be put back on / valve cover.
      -needs to be timed.
      -diesel pump needs tuning.
      -water pump.
      -all the new coolant hoses &radiator.
      -need to buy belts &oil.
      -need to buy coolant and water wetter.
      -new oil pan needs to be put on.
      -put grill and headlight back on.
      -brakes (up in the air at the moment) brembo crossdrilled rotors, new calipers, pads, new drums &hardware kit.
      then other items that aren't nessecery for me driving it right away:
      -H&R ultra low coil overs. (&strut mount kit)
      -15mm spacers, 25mm spacers
      -195/50 15 falkens for the RA's
      -small black euro bumpers
      -smoked lamin-x for my tails so i dont have to spray can them.
      -oil gauge, oil pressure gauge, volt gauge for the middle console &the sensors for each +wiring.
      -maybe a shifter rebuild.
      -a paint job!
      soon... soon.

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