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    Thread: What did you do to your mk1 today?

    1. 05-16-2009 11:27 PM #141
      Spent two hours scraping more of the Sherwin Williams house paint off my Jetta to expose the original paint.

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      05-16-2009 11:52 PM #142
      Quote, originally posted by socalsean »
      Spent two hours scraping more of the Sherwin Williams house paint off my Jetta to expose the original paint.
      Ha um well I share the love but instead of sherman williams paint ,Im wire wheeling Tiny surface rust spots.The good I'm in Arizona and there is verry little moisture in the air.
      Last but not least I seen(was going to the word saw) a few key spots where the rust Did not get to.So I got a easily buildable 77 runnig shell.Im the most happiest vw enthusiast In town.Oh yeah the only thing closest to my rabbit is a mid 80's caddy.


      Modified by 83mk2scirocco at 8:53 PM 5-16-2009

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      05-16-2009 11:57 PM #143
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      I went to traffic school,And going to get rid of more rust,then more primer.
      I got the whole driver side quater panel (below the molding),and popped out a dent.Then painted primer in the dark.If the primer is not running you did not get enough primer on the car(rabbit).

    4. 05-17-2009 01:02 AM #144
      FK coilovers installed today.Now the car looks GOOD!Maybe some autotech sway bars next.

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      05-17-2009 03:45 AM #145
      replaced injector cups and o-rings, wasn't to fond of the cracked loose ones.
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      Don't swap if you can't weld or fabricate. It's not a trivial task just to bolt everything up. There's a lot of nut-scratching involved. Take your time and do it right.

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      05-17-2009 03:51 AM #146
      Quote, originally posted by wantacad »
      replaced injector o-rings

      ...on my list...


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      I drove Bjorn to and from work, rocking out to my new stock head unit, that was until I hit a bump, and the FM antenna decided to make horrid noises for the rest of the day...

      Also found out that my car runs about 100x better when it is oppressively hot out...upside?


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      05-17-2009 06:59 PM #147
      I popped out some glass to primer and kill rust but got to antsy and cracked my windshield The good I got a whole quater panel done.

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      05-17-2009 08:43 PM #148
      SOld my BBS

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      05-17-2009 08:59 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by OnTheRunDCI »
      SOld my BBS

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      SAY WHAT!?!


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      05-17-2009 09:03 PM #150
      did some wiring, mounted new ignition coil, mounted coil pass through terminal, bunch of other junk.
      Car might run again sometime haha

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      05-17-2009 09:12 PM #151
      Going to finish up my valve cover gasket (install old one with RTV since the new one I had someone order for me won't be here till Tuesday), add some oil, put the upper intake etc. all back on, and maybe get the rear coilovers dropped so I can take another look at the tops to see what is clanking.

      I wanna drive the Rabbit tomorrow with the new suspension travel !!


    12. 05-17-2009 09:18 PM #152
      Me a deereggs stared at the MK1 today and came up with a list of things we have to do to it.

      Blasting the engine bay is top on the list.


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      05-17-2009 09:25 PM #153
      put a vr6 in

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      05-17-2009 09:49 PM #154
      avoided my wiring harness like it was the moldy crap at the back of the fridge

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      05-17-2009 09:56 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by crunchy »
      avoided my wiring harness like it was the moldy crap at the back of the fridge
      Wow that's bad Took off my rear bumper and found a huge mouse nest.


      Modified by 83mk2scirocco at 7:02 PM 5-17-2009

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      05-17-2009 10:22 PM #156
      Quote, originally posted by 83mk2scirocco »
      Wow that's bad Took off my rear bumper and found a huge mouse nest.

      Stopped to have a look at a 4 door diesel today with "not for sale" written on the windshield, it had a nice robin's nest with eggs on the dash


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      05-17-2009 10:59 PM #157
      Finally got the brakes working on the Rabbit. Now it runs AND stops. A great combination, if I do say so myself.

    18. 05-18-2009 01:37 AM #158
      ripped absolutely EVERYTHING off and out of the rabbit. organized, stored or trashed parts. took me six hours. now its time to pull the rear windows (hopefully without shattering it) and the windshield and then clean, sand, clean, sand, clean, acetone and PAINT!

      See!!! even my parrot is excited about it!


    19. 05-18-2009 08:16 AM #159
      dropped it off at the shop....and started polishing my new wheels.
      TDI | GTI | FLHXI | PVW 02/09

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      05-18-2009 11:04 AM #160
      Quote, originally posted by frankinstyn »
      ripped absolutely EVERYTHING off and out of the rabbit. organized, stored or trashed parts. took me six hours. now its time to pull the rear windows (hopefully without shattering it) and the windshield and then clean, sand, clean, sand, clean, acetone and PAINT!

      See!!! even my parrot is excited about it!

      When I popped out my side window it was pretty warm out side,have a buddy on the outher side so if some thing freakish happens you wont loose you glass.
      Be pateint and take your time,or you can cut it out and replace it.For like 40 bucks.
      http://www.germanautoparts.com I like you partner in restoring your rabbit.My friend had a cockatiel she would ride on the steering wheel,and manage to stay on top.
      Oh what rims are those?


      Modified by 83mk2scirocco at 8:07 AM 5-18-2009


      Modified by 83mk2scirocco at 8:07 AM 5-18-2009


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      05-18-2009 11:08 AM #161
      yesterday I pushed the fallen lower bearing back up into the steering column and secured it in place with a hose clamp.

      also, removed the plastic from the steering column and tightened that 6mm hex...it was totally loose.

      significantly less play and noise from the steering now!


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      05-18-2009 11:10 AM #162
      Set up the lap top on the passenger seat and made plans to give it a bath this afternoon.


    23. 05-18-2009 08:33 PM #163
      Quote, originally posted by 83mk2scirocco »
      When I popped out my side window it was pretty warm out side,have a buddy on the outher side so if some thing freakish happens you wont loose you glass.
      Be pateint and take your time,or you can cut it out and replace it.For like 40 bucks.
      http://www.germanautoparts.com I like you partner in restoring your rabbit.My friend had a cockatiel she would ride on the steering wheel,and manage to stay on top.
      Oh what rims are those?

      I'm just going to cheat and break both windows. I need a new windshield as it is and the rear window isn't going to cost me anything.

      Thanks for the source though. I may need a new windshield seal.

      My partner's name is George. He's a 8 year old quaker parrot. Real smart but hates having to run around on the steering wheel. Just gives up and hops to my shoulder.

      I have no clue what wheels they are but they're in decent shape and I'll be throwing them out. pay shipping and they're yours. I've got nice new powdercoated white snowflake replica 14" by 7"s that are going on.


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      05-18-2009 09:40 PM #164
      Today I started attacking the rust bubbles at the bottom of the doors, around the wheel arches, and behind the side markers.

      Shot the passenger door in flat black primer.. I like the way it looks, and I'm thinking about leaving the whole car flat for a while. About as bad ass as a cabby can look.



    25. 05-18-2009 10:53 PM #165
      took mine out for it's first drive with new rollers...spent all that time looking for the perfect stance only to find myself having to raise it back up a tad because the axle was rubbing on the frame rail, and our streets here are less to be desired

      ..oh well...next project involves notching....I'm almost there


      Modified by aliendub at 10:54 PM 5-18-2009


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      05-18-2009 10:57 PM #166
      Quote, originally posted by aliendub »

      ..oh well...next project involves notching....I'm almost there

      Ah yes, if you let it rub long enough it will self notch itself and you won't even have to get dirty


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      05-18-2009 11:05 PM #167
      Nothing. Looked at it under the car cover. I've been waiting for 2 years for the proper title to my 1983 Rabbit Factory Turbo Diesel. Have over $2000 worth of parts to go in...but am not doing a thing, until the Connecticut owner forks over a proper title.

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      05-18-2009 11:08 PM #168
      didn't do jack to my caddy today but saturday night i blew the doors off a del sol with nitrous little tard wouldn't leave me alone.
      remember to spay or neuter your politicians

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      05-18-2009 11:12 PM #169
      Received this guy in the mail today.

      N75 'J' valve

    30. 05-18-2009 11:20 PM #170
      Ripped out the rear carpets,insulation,seats etc and got started wire brushing the surface rust. Surprising how little there was considering how wet it was back there. Got the shifter back bolted to the chassis. Gonna see if I can get some parts tomorrow to fix the huge oil leak I'm having, here's hoping.

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      05-18-2009 11:39 PM #171
      Ahh I cover er up to get ready for some freak thunder storm( monsune).When it rains here it pours. I could not put my glass back in cuz I could not find any self etching primer.I bought it all,small town.Realy good stuff it's ut out by dupli-color.Its made to seal up bare metal.Smeels cool to when its sprayed.

    32. 05-18-2009 11:40 PM #172
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »

      Ah yes, if you let it rub long enough it will self notch itself and you won't even have to get dirty

      lol, that would be ideal man...all the time spent this weekend turning coils have made my knuckles bleed


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      05-18-2009 11:43 PM #173
      Learned how to drive a car with a slipping clutch...

      Also found out that there must be some kind of oil seal between the engine and the clutch that I was totally oblivious to...


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      05-19-2009 12:20 AM #174
      adjusted the toe angle. no more pulling
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubspeed View Post

      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      05-19-2009 01:50 AM #175
      I only drove my baby to work and back. But on Saturday I got my JOM coilovers in the mail from the UK cause for some reason there like $200 cheaper and only had time to put the fronts on and they really don't ride very bad for what I payed for them. Later this week I will install the rears but I'm kind of loving this rake.

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