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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      06-01-2011 12:13 PM #1
      the day i got it....

      then started the work......







      FOUND THE OLD PICS....
























































      ...ok, ive had this car a while, worked on it off and on, and now im getting it finished up to drive.....almost there...
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-28-2011 at 12:00 PM.

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      06-01-2011 12:26 PM #2
      Dude i'm alll for some poke but those wheels fit terrible... And any future plans for paint?

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      06-01-2011 12:31 PM #3
      it is painted.....lol....as for "the poke"......i hade them made that size, i like it...

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      06-01-2011 12:37 PM #4
      If it had a lot less front poke and lower then it'll be a lot better.

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      06-01-2011 01:27 PM #5
      OMG....i had these wheels made at Diamond this way on purpose.....there is something about making my car look like "EVERYONE ELSES" just sounds gay to me....its a fun car...and im mixing styles and staying far from the beaten path if you will....

      as for going lower....soon....got to sort out oil pan issues, and ride travel things im working on....i roll on hacked springs, always have...so im working on something to allow me to do that and still have travel, and the height i want...

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      06-01-2011 07:37 PM #6
      I like the way it looked with the snowflakes. What size tires on them? And how low, also spacers?
      I want to do that with mine.
      Nice paint!

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      06-01-2011 09:10 PM #7
      what size on which ones?, the new ones are 13x8 wheels....with 175/50/15's...i dunno how much lower yet...depends on what i can do with the oil pan...

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      06-01-2011 09:12 PM #8
      no spacers.....center offset...

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      06-01-2011 10:01 PM #9
      What's the offset and width? Same all around? Tire size?

      You have a pretty unique cabby but not my style, however, I like

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      06-02-2011 12:01 PM #10
      thanks dood, i get **** on all over the "interwebs" for it....lol....yeah its center offset all around....

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      06-02-2011 12:49 PM #11
      way to be wierd looks dope!

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      06-02-2011 03:19 PM #12
      why thank you.....most people dont "get" this car.....ive stolen ideas from about 60 diff. cars, plus i just do **** i like.....its fun, random....and itll catch eyes....so **** it!....im happy with where its going....and the beauty is, if i decide to change ****....i can...crazy theory i know, but i love driving an ongoing project...its fun, and i huge hobby of mine...

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      06-02-2011 03:56 PM #13
      Your sh*t is bad*ss man.

      Screw the haters.

      Only thing missing is a roofrack. Buy a Votex and rattlebomb it just to make people mad.

      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

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      06-02-2011 04:03 PM #14
      did you leave your car on a ghetto neighborhood and then you found it
      painted like that??

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      06-03-2011 01:34 PM #15


      this car is so full of wtf
      Wolfsburg Edition Like A BOSS

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      06-03-2011 01:38 PM #16
      Personally, even though its not my style (I like factory original cars/Cabriolets, and am actually restoring mine...) I can tell you put in a lot of work/time/and money into it. And it is definitely unique and there is nothing else like it on the road.

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      06-03-2011 02:18 PM #17
      different not necessarily means good.

    18. 06-03-2011 02:48 PM #18
      i like the mint green panels, love that color.

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      06-03-2011 02:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      This is dope

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      06-03-2011 03:02 PM #20
      ^ I think he stole that idea from me

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      06-06-2011 03:07 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DarthVW View Post
      did you leave your car on a ghetto neighborhood and then you found it
      painted like that??
      EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR....thank you

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      06-06-2011 03:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 87Cabriolet View Post
      Personally, even though its not my style (I like factory original cars/Cabriolets, and am actually restoring mine...) I can tell you put in a lot of work/time/and money into it. And it is definitely unique and there is nothing else like it on the road.
      and thank you....thats all im tying to get out of this car....."SOMETHING DIFFERENT"....good or bad, thats all a matter of opinion....hate it or not....you all would still look if you saw me on the road....

      i live for the absurd......

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      06-06-2011 03:11 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Ocerg2200 View Post
      ^ I think he stole that idea from me
      lol...maybe...ive seen it done a few times, and i love how it looked...thats why i did all my mirrors....

      BUT...

      i taped them off, cut the tape by hand so it was more natural looking,,,....not that digital cut vinyl ****...thats too clean....the old school broke racing boys did all this sort of **** by hand...thats the look i want...

    24. 06-06-2011 03:25 PM #24
      I'm glad you are keeping the car on the road, but I will be honest and tell you it made me cringe. I like the look of the wheels, but like prior posts I think a lil too much poke in the front. 8s always look great in the back, but not in the front as well.

      Cheers to you making it your own - and you have to understand that MOST of us that are die-hard Cabriolet fans want to keep them as classic as possible, because they are becoming rarer to find in good condition.

      I once got my proverbial vortex ass handed to me because I sacrificed a cabriolet (non running) to make my car what it is today - that include the entire interior, fenders, bits and pieces that were broke in mine. The clipper kit was sold to a good home, as were the wheels and suspension. I now have that engine, an Audi 2a block in my cabby (rebuilt), along with a techtonics exhaust, dual manny, upper stress bar, short shifter etc. I'm just sayin', you can't please them all!


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      06-06-2011 04:52 PM #25
      this is true......for the record, i still have my clipper kit and front bumper if anyone i interested....

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      06-06-2011 05:11 PM #26
      as i also do respect the guys on here keeping **** stock and all that jazz....just because mine looks diff., doesnt mean what i have done is irreversible, everything folks dont like is the wheel choice and paint....all the other **** ive done and am doing is a mechanical improvement.....

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      06-08-2011 08:35 PM #27
      bump.....for my clipper kit..

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      08-26-2011 09:49 AM #28
      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/sin...ion/index.html

      ok....this is my biggest issue.......FUEL PUMPS....im thinking of swapping mine like in the above link....but i keep seeing it wont work with a CIS setup......anyone know why??

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      08-26-2011 09:51 AM #29






      doing some cleaning as well.....it rains too much...

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      08-26-2011 10:28 AM #30
      How is that sound deadening material working out for you? I would imagine you have not done full testing without seats in and such, but if you have any first impressions. I was thinking about getting some for my doors and interior, while I have the whole thing apart.
      I like where this project is heading

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      08-26-2011 10:29 AM #31
      While everyone else is saying that they don't like the fitment of the wheels, I actually do quite a bit - the only thing I think might make me like them more is if they had some camber all around.

      That minty colored paint is sick. Cool car man.

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      08-26-2011 10:40 AM #32
      thanks guys...as for the sound stuff......it was on when i got the car....so i have nothing to compare it to...

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      08-26-2011 11:03 AM #33
      I did the sound deadening to my floor as well and I think it helps a lot.

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      08-26-2011 11:06 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/sin...ion/index.html

      ok....this is my biggest issue.......FUEL PUMPS....im thinking of swapping mine like in the above link....but i keep seeing it wont work with a CIS setup......anyone know why??

      anyone??

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      08-26-2011 11:31 AM #35
      also, and yes i have been all over looking for this...what fuel pressure is required to run the cis setup properly?....i cant ind a number....psi required from the pump....i ordered the Airtex E3240 and i, like i said want to replace the 2 pumps with this one....but....i now am not sure its strong enough...as i cand find out why this swap isnt good for CIS......the intank setup pictured in that how to looks the same as mine....so i cant see why it wouldnt work other that fuel pressure....and if that isnt the issue, its just a matte of fitment and making sure the feed and return lines are good....there is already a filter under the hood so that solves that fix....

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