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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]

      Modified by ashleyroemk1 at 8:14 AM 4-30-2009


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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.


      Modified by ashleyroemk1 at 8:22 AM 8-15-2008

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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.
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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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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