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    Thread: 91 Cabriolet Entienne Aigner... feedback wanted

    1. Member CajunSpike's Avatar
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      Its been a while, but I'm getting those rims done at a shop that refinishes them for $245.
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      After I got the car back, I didn't want to not be able to drive it while the wheels were sent off, so I'm taking the same type wheels off my EA #2, sending them to be polished. When they come back, I'll put them on Ea #1.

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      06-14-2011 04:17 PM #27
      John.. Where are the updates?? I know this car still doesn't look the same.

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      06-17-2011 08:23 AM #28
      SOOOOOOO... it has been brought to my attention that I have not posted up on here in a while, and I suppose I should update everyone on the progress, so here we go.

      In December, on my way to the Ravens Steelers Sunday Night game, I hit a deer, and it messed up my fender, door, hood, bumper, etc. on my passenger side. (adn we lost the game, worst day ever) The majority of the damage was to the fender, but I have not had the time or money to really get it fixed, especially since it is my daily. I am still looking for an affordable (MarkII around here)... the damage could have been a lot worse though.

      But since then I have lowered it (Raceland Coilovers), replaced the entire stereo system, wires and all, Put some BBS RZ's off of my buddy's corrado, replaced the headlights and put the quad setup back on (the dual broke when the deer hit me). I actually like the quad setup better now that I have had both.

      Anyway, here are some pics of where it is at today. I am going to startt he body work soon, and was going to re paint it with a base green and clear coat it, but I am slowly falling in love with the flat green look that it is now. I do not see many flat green cars, and of course want to be different. We will cross that bridge when we get there though. First thing is deer damage.













      I also picked up a set of 16" BBS RS's, but the poke would be rediculous so I think I am just going to re-finish them and sell them for some funding.

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      06-17-2011 10:03 AM #29
      I can get a fender from a junkyard car right now, for ridiculously cheap if you need one. The door is on the car too, both are white.

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      06-17-2011 12:45 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      I can get a fender from a junkyard car right now, for ridiculously cheap if you need one. The door is on the car too, both are white.
      i may, but what about shipping? I appreciate you looking out. I might be able to pop the door out. not sure yet.

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      06-17-2011 04:19 PM #31
      I shipped a rear hatch to new york..cost me $25.
      Shipped a knee bar to new jersey and that ran $18.

      I expect a fender would probably run about the same amount due to size.

      Junkyard would probably only want $20 for the fender, so I'm guesstimating you're looking at $50.

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      06-18-2011 10:48 AM #32
      John.. Crazy rays this sunday.. I could meet you there if you plan to stay over that way.. I really need to go..

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      07-01-2011 11:50 AM #33
      went to the junkyard last weekend, and picked up a few things

      two new skirts (since one brokw form the deer)
      new headlight housing (also broken from the deer)
      some emblems
      strap for the rear seat latch (Makes putting down the seats 100x easier!)
      etc.

      Im going to wrap the skirts in a black vinyl, and continue the vinyl partially up the flares (about 30%) where all of the road debris hits... i think its going to look pretty cool...

      I also ordered new trim clips, so I can get the trim back on FINALLY.

      next up is the fender work. I am really diggin the flat green paint, so I am not sure what I am going to do as far as paint goes yet... just trying to get it all done for h20.

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      07-14-2011 04:31 PM #34
      very nice cabby! 2 seriouse questions though..what is a Entienne Aigner and how does it differ from other cabby's. And do all cabby's come with 4 headlights?
      Low and slow rollin oem fresh

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      07-14-2011 04:55 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by lndshrk View Post
      very nice cabby! 2 seriouse questions though..what is a Entienne Aigner and how does it differ from other cabby's. And do all cabby's come with 4 headlights?
      Entienne Aigner is a designer that was asked to do a "Cabby Model" It was a "Designer Car"

      It is special as there are very few made.

      For more information see:
      www.mk1vw.info
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      www.cabby-info.com
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      07-14-2011 05:17 PM #36
      thanks alot man. new to the vw thing and wanted to learn more about it.
      Low and slow rollin oem fresh

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      07-14-2011 05:22 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by lndshrk View Post
      And do all cabby's come with 4 headlights?
      Early cabbies came with two headlights. Around 88(dont get upset if I'm off a year) with the introduction of the clipper kit, they switched to two headlights and two fog lights.

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      07-14-2011 08:10 PM #38
      hmm ok thanks i have a 88 with 2 headlight and my friend has a 91 with 4..i wasnt sure. i didnt know if it was a conversion. 2>4 even though now that i foud a strickly cabby section they are starting to grow on me.
      Low and slow rollin oem fresh

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      07-14-2011 08:21 PM #39
      great buy! jealous on this buy actually!

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      07-27-2011 08:43 PM #40
      took some night pics... def had some fun








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      08-02-2011 09:00 AM #41
      Here is a shot I took from a local car show this past weekend.

      Bittersweet, but most likely the last pic before the body work starts...

      I have a pretty big to do list of body work (dents, rust, deer damage, shaving the side markers, etc)
      Going to get a lot of help from my friend Thomas... Hopefully getting started tonight.
      only 7 weeks til H2O... gotta get her done.



      Hopefully I will be able to post up progress pics. Wish me luck

    17. 08-28-2011 11:13 PM #42
      looks great!

      can't wait to see more pics of this

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      03-02-2012 09:59 PM #43
      For those who have posted on this thread... ive started an actual BUILD thread that will house all of my pics on the caby from here on out... feel free to check it out, and let me know what you think...

      she has come a long way so far... ive got a box of new parts (heater core, coolant system, new seals, etc.) that i am collecting while the weather warms up, and until i have time to get into the engine...

      picked up a 91 GLI to daily so i can spend some time on the cabby...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...r-BUILD-Thread

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