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    Thread: 1981 VW Rabbit L *NJ* **Restored**

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      03-13-2011 11:32 AM #1
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      This 1981 rabbit L mexico beige 2 door with 4 speed manual trans and sunroof is for sale.(comes with a 5speed gti trany)
      I bought it and dayly in the fall 2009, very nice ride with no mechanical issues and the best vw I ever own the MK1 ( i have owned mk2 mk3 mk4s) when the winter came I put it away for restoration in 2009. My uncle is a professional welder and bodywork, so he help me with the restoration.

      The car is finally done, its on primer because i dont have the right room to paint but i have the brand new paint with everything need it for the paint job. As for now the only thing the car needs is the cat back exhaust.

      The List,

      New Restored Shell
      New Gas Tank
      New Gas Level Sensor
      New Fuel hose
      New fuel pump hose
      New E brake
      New Brake lines
      New Brake Pads
      New Front discs
      New Rear wheel bearing
      New front wheel bearing (not installed but comes with it)
      New Rear beam bushings
      New rear brake cylinders
      New Rear Drums
      New Rear drum kit
      New Side Rear window seals
      New Front window seal
      New Control arms
      New control arm bushings
      New Ball joints

      Restored and bodywork

      Weld new drivers floor
      Weld and patch passanger floor
      Weld new pasanger and driver rockers
      Weld new rear wheel archs
      Sandblast gas filler pipe and paint it beige
      Weld and delete rear markers
      weld and delete front fender markers
      weld and delete Antena hole on drivers fender
      Cut fenders and rear archs for wider wheels clearance
      Paint interior
      New doors from a donor car (tranfer the door locks and handles so original key will work on doors)
      Restore sunroof hardware
      Sandblast Rear Beam and painted

      Comes with a GTI 5 speed trany !!!!!!!!
      Used suspension Bilstein fron shocks with neuspeed springs
      Almost New 175 70 13 BF Goodrich all season tires with stock steelies


      This list is for now as I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting lots of stuff

      Will post pics soon ....



      If you are interested to come see the car let me know sometimes is better to see it in person. Car runs and drives I'm askin $2000 kinda firm

      Car is located in Rutherford NJ

      Here are some pics of the buil however the car its done i just have to put the interior back together car will be available for test drive and stuff next monday March 19 2011

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      I drove the car around town and I noticed that it may need the follow

      - Master Cylinder
      - Rear Hatch Seal ( Can't find it )
      - Cat back exhaust as I mentioned before
      - Cluster (or could be a ground)

      I'm willing to work on the price !

      Car runs and drives !!!!!
      Last edited by boxylooks27; 04-03-2011 at 11:01 AM.

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      03-13-2011 08:19 PM #2
      Pics

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      03-14-2011 09:38 PM #4
      in for pics

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      03-15-2011 09:14 PM #5
      sorry guys I've being busy working on my other car that I forgot to take some final pictures of the car. Will do this week when i finish putting the interior together !! Thanks for the interest !!

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      03-17-2011 08:32 AM #6


      Lots of work went into this.. sad to see it go, but hopefully will end up in a good home.
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      03-17-2011 09:04 PM #7
      Nice project for someone to finish up
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      03-17-2011 11:40 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post


      Lots of work went into this.. sad to see it go, but hopefully will end up in a good home.
      Thanks bro saw you today navigating the jeep

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      03-18-2011 09:56 AM #9
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      03-18-2011 10:42 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by boxylooks27 View Post
      Thanks bro saw you today navigating the jeep

      few minutes later and you would have seen me in the rabbit..


      free bump.
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      03-18-2011 10:45 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      few minutes later and you would have seen me in the rabbit..


      free bump.
      yo todays should be a good day to go around get a burger or something lol Take the rabbit out again


      More pics will be add later on the weekend
      Last edited by boxylooks27; 03-18-2011 at 03:01 PM.

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      03-20-2011 08:55 PM #13
      Hey im interested in the car, like everyone else said more pics would be great, but im curious about the motor? i live in MD so im not far and im very interested in buying the car if you want to contact me further my number is 443-745-4231, thanks

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      03-21-2011 08:27 AM #14
      sure man The motor is a 1.7 fuel injection with a 4 speed trans. (car comes with a 5 speed gti trany) The motor is in good condition I drove with no problems other than the alternator bushings that I have to replaced but thats something you can do at very low cost. It may need a tune up since its being setting for almost a year and I never change the spark plugs and wires but it never act up on me in any matters. The car runs and drives. I start the car every time I go to the garage ! I put new oil and a oil filter. Engine sounds good !!I will post more pics this week.

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      03-21-2011 10:46 AM #15
      Sounds good, if i do purchase the car i plan to do a 2.0 or 1.8T swap

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      03-21-2011 10:54 AM #16
      thats what im looking forward to do with my rabbit gti a 1.8t swap!!! But for now im just enjoying driving the rabbit

    17. 03-22-2011 08:11 PM #17
      Hey, just wondering where did you get all the replacement panels from? I'm currently rebuilding/restoring my 84 rabbit GTI and I'm looking for a place to get some good panels.
      Thanks,
      And your car looks great! good job.

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      03-22-2011 11:39 PM #18
      thanks. I got the panels and floors from rabbit parts They usually got what I need when it comes to restoration.

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      03-25-2011 10:01 AM #20
      I dont meen to nag but where are those new pics!

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      03-25-2011 06:05 PM #21
      Tomorrow I am finally posting all the pictures !! I will make a built thread as well just for the fun of it

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      03-26-2011 07:36 PM #22
      UPDATE PICTURES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    23. 03-26-2011 08:07 PM #23
      Nice pic the car look sick. As mention I have the GTI seats in red will drop them off to you on Friday, if anything change just call me. great job with car best of luck

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      03-26-2011 08:47 PM #24
      Thanks man I'll keep in touch !!

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      03-27-2011 12:19 PM #26
      I've never seen a restoration quite like this before.

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      03-27-2011 09:33 PM #29
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      03-27-2011 11:24 PM #30
      wow i really like the mk3 specialy blue ! Sucks I need cash thou otherwise I will be all over this

      GLWS

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      03-29-2011 03:32 AM #32
      hey I'm very interested in the car. PM me with your best price. I would be coming from new hampshire.....

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      wow dood, what a good job!
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      03-30-2011 11:49 PM #35
      thanks Man ! Sucks that i have to let her go

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