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    Thread: 91 Cabriolet Entienne Aigner... feedback wanted

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      07-10-2010 09:29 PM #1
      Just bought this.


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      Just bought her, wanted to post these and get any feedback...
      Last edited by JKerrDesign; 08-27-2010 at 10:25 AM.

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      07-10-2010 09:32 PM #2
      It looks like its in top notch condition. I have 3 red EA's myself. Click on the sig links to see mine, but it looks like you scored a good buy. What was the deal on that car? I haven't seen those vw center caps on those wheels before.

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      07-10-2010 09:39 PM #3
      I put the VW symbols on myself. She only has 32,000 miles on her. It was sitting in this old ladies garage and she rarely drove it. power everything too.

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      07-10-2010 09:41 PM #4
      The car's I have were towed home on a dolly non functional with over 100,000 miles on it. So for you to find a true little-old-ladies car with that low mileage puts that car in a class by itself. All the etiennes were top of the line models with all the available options. May I ask where you found the vw symbols on the wheels?

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      07-10-2010 09:44 PM #5
      Im a graphic designer, so i made them myself. I put vinyl over the existing caps. it looks good, not cheesy. i just finished my icon. i drew an illustration of a cabby

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      07-10-2010 09:46 PM #6
      There aren't many left in running condition, even fewer in showroom new condition as your is. That car is the closest I've come to seeing a factory fresh car. Even with the new paint on mine, theres always things that you see that shows the car has some age on it, but that car looks like you just drove it off the lot. If you get the itch to make a few more of those vw's(assuming they hold up to outside use), I might like a set or two.

      Nice find. Welcome to the EA owners club.

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      07-10-2010 09:53 PM #7
      the vinyl itself has a 9 year life to it, so they will hold up fine. its made for vehicles so let me know. I wouldn't mind making some sets

      and thanks

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      07-10-2010 09:55 PM #8
      So when the rims are done, I was thinking those vw's would look just fine on them. They look like an excellent factory job.

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      07-10-2010 09:58 PM #9
      definetly. how much is that costing? if you dont mind me asking. i am planning on lowering it and spacing the rears for H2O in Ocean City. Im looking to do that for the time being

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      07-10-2010 10:37 PM #10
      My burgundy etienne was rear ended in March. The body shop owner is a friend of mine and has gone above and beyond helping me get my car back into shape. After the car was painted he walked around it and said the job is perfect, but we really have to do something with those wheels. I had seen a photo on the web showing what those wheels(called castellete) look like with a mirror polish. Since I want to keep the car as original as possible it only made sense to spiff up the factory wheels rather than replace them. I'm not sure he will actually charge me to do this since I paid him big bucks to fix the car in the first place. I can ask if you want to know for sure. This is what I have in mind for the wheels to look like. The photo was borrowed from another website. Credit to whomever took it, not me.


      My main ride. I did replace the black molding with chrome molding, the door handle to chrome, and the antenna to chrome.
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      07-10-2010 11:01 PM #11
      Polishing them takes a lot of work, but the end justifies the means. I don't have castelletes but I do have teardrops, and polished them because of the nick in one. And as much of a pain in the ass it was, they are sharper. Go Nike, Just DEW it
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      07-10-2010 11:03 PM #12
      You have a close up picture of those polished teardrops? I have a set of those too....they may be next on the polish list.
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      07-11-2010 11:56 AM #13
      im pretty sure i want to keep the car as stock as possible also, since everything is in good shape. If you dont mind finding out about that polish job. Im not sure its something I dare try to do myself.

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      07-11-2010 12:34 PM #14
      wow man... nice car! I wish mine had that low of miles... mine has 142k on it but new engine, clutch, exhaust, tires, alternator, battery, among the million other things that are new. Looks great, I was thinking about polishing my wheels as well. And now that I've seen the picture I'm almost sure thats what I'm gonna do.

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      07-11-2010 03:41 PM #15
      My EA#1 has 108k miles. My EA#2 has 184k miles. The green carat has 134k.

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      07-11-2010 05:13 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      You have a close up picture of those polished teardrops? I have a set of those too....they may be next on the polish list.
      Actually I don't have one showing the before or after....
      The closest that I have is.

      om a rainy show day


      the video barely shows them
      http://www.bugapaluza.com/photos BAP 11 Video at the 1:04 mark.
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      08-27-2010 10:30 AM #17
      So i think i may evolve this thread into a project thread, since I will be doing lots to this car in the comin future... so stay tuned. more pics on the way

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      08-31-2010 06:51 PM #18
      Great find I love the color Awesome. I purchased mine in 07 with 80,100 mjiles on it. As of right now it has only 83,500 it sit in the garage most of the time since it is not my dd.

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      08-31-2010 06:55 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by JKerrDesign View Post
      Im a graphic designer, so i made them myself. I put vinyl over the existing caps. it looks good, not cheesy. i just finished my icon. i drew an illustration of a cabby
      If you do make more decals I would been interested as well. I start polishing my castelles but I have not finished them. Like Briano stated alot of work but the end result is worth it.
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      08-31-2010 08:46 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by JKerrDesign View Post
      So i think i may evolve this thread into a project thread, since I will be doing lots to this car in the comin future... so stay tuned. more pics on the way
      eeeeeeeeekkk, be nice to her!!

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      09-01-2010 08:06 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by CISinjected View Post
      eeeeeeeeekkk, be nice to her!!
      no worries. its going to be more of a restore with little tweaks here n there

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      02-02-2011 02:03 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      My burgundy etienne was rear ended in March. The body shop owner is a friend of mine and has gone above and beyond helping me get my car back into shape. After the car was painted he walked around it and said the job is perfect, but we really have to do something with those wheels. I had seen a photo on the web showing what those wheels(called castellete) look like with a mirror polish. Since I want to keep the car as original as possible it only made sense to spiff up the factory wheels rather than replace them. I'm not sure he will actually charge me to do this since I paid him big bucks to fix the car in the first place. I can ask if you want to know for sure. This is what I have in mind for the wheels to look like. The photo was borrowed from another website. Credit to whomever took it, not me.


      My main ride. I did replace the black molding with chrome molding, the door handle to chrome, and the antenna to chrome.
      I have an EA too and i got the moldings and door handles from a 87' cabriolet since they have the crome trim that you show here. They look so much better i think and still look original since its still from another cabriolet.
      Im missing one molding to complete the 6, hopefully i can get that one from a junker soon.

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      02-02-2011 02:08 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by JKerrDesign View Post
      So i think i may evolve this thread into a project thread, since I will be doing lots to this car in the comin future... so stay tuned. more pics on the way
      I have a EA too, on Midnight Blue, got it with 95k miles like 3 months ago.
      Still plenny of things to do and restore. Will be a slow process since i dont have
      much money and knowledge, but im determined to keep it running and the most original and good shape that i can.
      I love the car and cant wait to keep it very nice, is all worth it plus this forum and other websites with Cabriolet info helps a lot.
      For some reason Midnight Blue seems to be the rarest color of the 3 these days, ironically is the one they produce the most units back when they made it.

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