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    1. Member BadassLilGolf's Avatar
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      12-17-2010 07:53 PM #1
      Not totally the same shaved we are all thinking though.

      Short story long. I had a beard for about 3 years, my wife hated it. There was a commercial on the super bowl about husbands doing things for their wives all so they can drive the car they want. I think it was a dodge commercial.

      When we left the super bowl party she asked if I saw the commercial. I did and she had a proposition for me. If I shaved I could get a rabbit pickup and not get rid of another car.

      The next morning I was clean shaving and two weeks later I had found a pickup.

      So 9 months later I am still shaving and finally getting around to working on the project.

      1981 Rabbit pickup. Clean diesel title, rust free, shell.

      I made a 11 hour round trip to VA by myself in the rain to get it. I brought it home and tucked it away in my in-laws barn until I could start working on it.

      The drive home March '10:




      Tucked away in the barn where it has been sitting for 9 months. Going to yank it out in the next week or two.

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      12-17-2010 08:00 PM #2
      Welcome my friend to the club. Well worth it. Hair grows back & Caddys are dieing off every week

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      12-17-2010 10:29 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by VWcaddy_LouEville View Post
      Welcome my friend to the club. Well worth it. Hair grows back & Caddys are dieing off every week
      As long as I own the caddy it won't be growing back. But at least she knows what to expect if I would ever get rid of it.

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      12-17-2010 10:32 PM #4
      Been doing some parts hording. These are just a few. There is other stuff in the works and will be posted later.







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      12-17-2010 10:36 PM #5
      looks like a clean truck! what cam is that?

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      12-17-2010 10:40 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      looks like a clean truck! what cam is that?
      Thanks, it is. TT 276º

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      12-17-2010 10:43 PM #7
      lots of fun parts squirreled away. have fun

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      12-17-2010 10:44 PM #8
      Do you need parts for that dash ? I gots everything you need

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      12-17-2010 10:44 PM #9
      that will run like a raped ape with that cam. I've got the 270(but I'm aba) and it's pretty quick. whats the specs on the rims?

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      12-17-2010 10:58 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      lots of fun parts squirreled away. have fun
      I have some more good stuff that isn't at my house right now. Some I am excited to see myself.

      Quote Originally Posted by VWcaddy_LouEville View Post
      Do you need parts for that dash ? I gots everything you need
      I have everything for the dash. It is just stripped so it can join the seats at the upholstery shop.

      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      that will run like a raped ape with that cam. I've got the 270(but I'm aba) and it's pretty quick. whats the specs on the rims?
      The cam is going in an aba. It will also have R1 carbs on it. The wheels are 15x6.5. I still haven't figured out what make, but a friend is working on center caps for me.

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      12-17-2010 11:17 PM #11
      Before & after pics ?
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      12-17-2010 11:26 PM #12
      Jeez.

      I guess since it is relevant to the story.

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      12-18-2010 12:54 AM #14
      Looks like a solid truck. Ill be watching this.


      In all seriousness though. That was a pretty stellar beard.

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      12-18-2010 06:22 AM #15
      In for progress!!! Here's to you for someone finally getting something out of a woman on a compromise!!!!!

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      12-18-2010 08:19 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by airplanewrencher View Post
      Looks like a solid truck. Ill be watching this.


      In all seriousness though. That was a pretty stellar beard.
      I always kept it fairly groomed. Didn't seem to matter though.

      Quote Originally Posted by 82whiteboy View Post
      In for progress!!! Here's to you for someone finally getting something out of a woman on a compromise!!!!!
      She still feels she got the better end of the deal. Works for me.

      Going to pick up some more parts this morning. Will post some updates later.

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      12-18-2010 11:21 AM #17
      seeing some of your past stuff..this should be a nifty truck
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      12-18-2010 03:01 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by tobiwonkonobi View Post
      seeing some of your past stuff..this should be a nifty truck
      Thanks. I never actually finished the complete package on any of my past projects though. I hope to make this the whole package.

      Picked up the motor and tranny this morning. Need to get it on the stand and start disassembling/cleaning/rebuilding.


      2Y

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      12-18-2010 03:51 PM #19
      woah! that motor needs to be pressure washed!

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      12-18-2010 04:23 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      woah! that motor needs to be pressure washed!
      It does and it will.

    21. 12-18-2010 04:29 PM #21
      Nice man! Just started my caddy build too!

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      12-18-2010 04:41 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Deathloc View Post
      Nice man! Just started my caddy build too!
      I saw that. I will be keeping an eye on yours as well.

    23. 12-18-2010 08:15 PM #23
      looks great!!

      is the plan to keep it N/A ABA 8v, or are you thinking maybe a ABA/16v head, boosted?

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      12-18-2010 08:43 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      looks great!!

      is the plan to keep it N/A ABA 8v, or are you thinking maybe a ABA/16v head, boosted?
      ABA on r1 Carbs.

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      12-19-2010 10:49 AM #25
      Today's thoughts. Do I just clean up the motor, replace basic gaskets, and run it? Or do I do a rebuild since the motor is not in the car?

      It is supposed to have about 100k on it. It was removed from a cabby that got a VR swap. That is all I really know about it.

      ABAs are cheap and plentiful, but putting it in and taking it out of a freshly painted bay could suck.

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