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      02-24-2011 05:17 AM #1
      Hi

      my name is roland and I'm from Germany.

      On Saturday I bought this rabbit.







      BJ. 1984, 64000 Miles, White Wolfsburg Edition, GTI Facilities, air conditioning

      are there any white front blinker? where can I buy?

      sorry for my bad english

      gruss roland
      Last edited by german-rabbit; 07-19-2012 at 08:52 AM.

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      02-24-2011 08:10 AM #2
      welcome roland cheers on the buy
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      02-24-2011 08:27 AM #3
      Welcome! A US spec rabbit in Europe???

      Guess stranger things have happened!

      Good luck with her she's a beauty!
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      02-24-2011 08:47 AM #4
      Looks like its NA swap. He did say its a Wolfsburg Edition....
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      02-24-2011 09:47 AM #5
      hallo roland!

      welcome to the forum.

      i dont think anyone would swap a whole car inclouding dash and taillight in germany.

      i guess the seats are fom a german car since i never saw the black stripes in an american car.

      also there was never a wolfsburg edition mk1 only mk2.

      he is asking if anyone has a source for white or clear front indicators for a late westy.

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      02-24-2011 10:47 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post

      i dont think anyone would swap a whole car inclouding dash and taillight in germany.
      Why not? people do it in the states all the time. "the grass is always greener...."
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      02-24-2011 11:07 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      hallo roland!

      welcome to the forum.

      i dont think anyone would swap a whole car inclouding dash and taillight in germany.

      i guess the seats are fom a german car since i never saw the black stripes in an american car.

      also there was never a wolfsburg edition mk1 only mk2.

      he is asking if anyone has a source for white or clear front indicators for a late westy.
      those seats could be found in a scirocco 1 in the states. in 1984 there were wolfsburg edition models
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      02-24-2011 01:55 PM #9
      The seats were also found in the convertable as mine had the exact same seats from the factory

    10. 02-24-2011 01:58 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by otti View Post
      also there was never a wolfsburg edition mk1 only mk2.
      In the USA we did have Wolfsburg edition Rabbits.

      The funny thing is that they were built in PA.

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      02-24-2011 04:02 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      In the USA we did have Wolfsburg edition Rabbits.

      The funny thing is that they were built in PA.
      thats why i never heard of them

      there have not been any german build mk1 wolfsburg edition only mk2

      BUT

      there have been german build rabbits, they had round headlights and euro taillights
      i had one of these rare examples.

      i stand corrected

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      02-24-2011 04:58 PM #12
      Yeah, that's a pretty complete US spec car, must have been a servicemans. Seats are not from it, obviously, they would have been unsupportive, flat pleather or velour. Bet that will get some funny looks at Treffen.

      There was a guy who did a full bore resto of a US GTI he found in Germany a few years back.

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      02-24-2011 05:06 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      Yeah, that's a pretty complete US spec car, must have been a servicemans. Seats are not from it, obviously, they would have been unsupportive, flat pleather or velour. Bet that will get some funny looks at Treffen.

      There was a guy who did a full bore resto of a US GTI he found in Germany a few years back.
      i remember that car, i believe it was white
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      02-24-2011 05:29 PM #14
      Hi

      Thanks for the link of the white turn signals.

      The seats in my Rabbit come from a German 5 door GTI.

      The Rabbit was 4 years ago repainted in the original paint. The side rails, the owner then omitted because it pleased him no better.

      There was also the Wolfsburg Edition in the U.S..

      Wörterbuch - Detaillierten Wörterbucheintrag anzeigenNomen0.B

      http://www.mk1vw.info/modules.php?na...viewtut&id=141

      The stainless steel wheel covers were also included. But I would like Ronal Turbo or BBS RM012 have

      JF had a motor. Gibts there from the carburetor calibration, data sheet and maintenance manuals? Here in Germany there are only the Germans of the models.

      For circuit diagrams of the whole car, I would also appreciate as well as mechanical assistance in the form of manuals, etc.

      Possibly as a PDF? Or a good book? In Germany called the "Now I'm helping myself" or "This is how it is"

      gruss roland
      Last edited by german-rabbit; 02-24-2011 at 05:33 PM.

    15. 02-24-2011 06:02 PM #15
      you can also get them there, they ship worlwide

      http://www.duckyimports.com/servlet/Detail?no=278

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      02-24-2011 06:46 PM #16
      If you need to get the wiring diagrams and engine specs, you need a Robert Bentley manual. Amazon.com sometimes has them. The fuse block in your car is based on a more American based system which is quite different from the german one, but a lot of the wiring positions and relays are similar.



      http://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Rab...ref=pd_sim_b_2

    17. 02-24-2011 09:48 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post
      For circuit diagrams of the whole car, I would also appreciate as well as mechanical assistance in the form of manuals, etc.

      Possibly as a PDF? Or a good book? In Germany called the "Now I'm helping myself" or "This is how it is"
      Yeah you need a US Rabbit Bentley manual.
      Be prepared to see how ignorant the US car fuse boxes are. Another place where they totally dropped the ball in Pennsylvania.

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      02-24-2011 11:08 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Yeah you need a US Rabbit Bentley manual.
      Be prepared to see how ignorant the US car fuse boxes are. Another place where they totally dropped the ball in Pennsylvania.
      Yeah, they're really similar to GM style fuse blocks, and the early '85-6 MkII's assembled there have the same one. It's basically "wiring for dummies". If you look closely, Painless Wiring still uses a similar style box for it's kits.

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      02-25-2011 03:26 AM #19
      sorry my english I do not understand the last two postings

      an American Rabbit Bentley manual I've ordered. cost us 48 euros in Germany. which is about 66dollars ...

      are the books by Haynes good?

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      02-25-2011 04:50 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post
      sorry my english I do not understand the last two postings

      an American Rabbit Bentley manual I've ordered. cost us 48 euros in Germany. which is about 66dollars ...

      are the books by Haynes good?
      My Bentley cost $50 at Barnes and Noble. $66 is not bad for such a heavy book.

      I have both Bentley and Haynes. If you can find a cheap Haynes buy it. However, a Bentley will be enough.

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      02-25-2011 04:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post
      sorry my english I do not understand the last two postings
      The American fuse block is based on a General Motors U.S. supply. The German relays and such are similar and usually identical replacements.

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      02-26-2011 11:27 AM #22
      OK I got that. :-)

      Have a Rabbit views that there is a black plastic strip inside to make it between the bumper and body so that you can not split the agrees. you know what I mean? maybe even where to get them?

      have even a picture attached to us it when I painted my pure


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      02-26-2011 11:34 AM #23
      They were on some U.S. Built GTI's.

      You can see it in this picture.


      And in this.


      They were a flat black to match the bumpers. You could paint to match.

    24. 02-26-2011 11:41 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post
      OK I got that. :-)

      Have a Rabbit views that there is a black plastic strip inside to make it between the bumper and body so that you can not split the agrees. you know what I mean? maybe even where to get them?
      They were metal and came on 84 GTIs.

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      02-26-2011 11:45 AM #25
      no. I've seen this in connection with a chrome bumper. was a black plastic strip. so which one of the top cars to see if you can not see through.

      edit


      @ deathhare

      do you have more info? where to get it and what do they cost?

    26. 02-26-2011 11:50 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post

      @ deathhare

      do you have more info? where to get it and what do they cost?
      They were definitely metal and no longer available new.
      Used is your only option.

    27. 02-26-2011 11:52 AM #27
      Also, they were sheet metal not plastic and required the US style non 5mph brackets to install correctly. Not the hydraulic style.
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      02-26-2011 11:53 AM #28
      Best picture I could find. It's the top piece.


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      02-26-2011 11:58 AM #29
      exactly the top I said. What is the name for you at? own name specific? did you hire a VW part number?

      if it is the only needed is very difficult. for he who sent for something like this to Germany :-(


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    30. 02-26-2011 12:00 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by german-rabbit View Post
      exactly the top I said. What is the name for you at? own name specific? did you hire a VW part number?

      if it is the only needed is very difficult. for he who sent for something like this to Germany :-(


      @ All VW All the time
      sorry I do not understand what do you say to me
      You should ask Otti to translate.

    31. 02-27-2011 02:28 PM #31
      awesome buy!

      welcome!

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      02-28-2011 04:39 PM #32
      So now comes the bentley book. unfortunately, the motor JF nothing in it. only the 1.5 FX with carburetor. FX is the same as in the carburetor installed JF?

      Otherwise, the book schonmal top.

      I will now first all the ignition parts replaced but it's not so easy to correct share in Germany to find securities with the U.S.. proof is still not what I need ignition. have indeed found out that the fit Bosch 09005 and Bosch 09271, but can begin in Germany my parts dealer to anything. all the more difficult as I thought ...

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      02-28-2011 04:57 PM #33
      Should be the same carburetor.

      As for the ignition parts, the cap, rotor, and wires should be the same as what you can get.

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      02-28-2011 05:10 PM #34
      that's just for us not so easy in Germany. JF has the motor is given only in America. So you get VW any more info because he is too old. and in the attachments, the supplier is not available auto.

      I have slowly but now all together what I need for now. :-)

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      02-28-2011 05:18 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      In the USA we did have Wolfsburg edition Rabbits.

      The funny thing is that they were built in PA.
      Yup My grandpa has a 84 DIesel W/E rabbit

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