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

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      10-05-2011 11:09 AM #141






      easy breezy....

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      10-05-2011 11:11 AM #142
      i did them with only pieces of wire, so its not murder if i need to replace a bulb....they are light so they dont move.....it acts like a wire spring on headlight bulb...the wie i used is 1.99$ for pack of 20 at a craft store, its for plant and flower arrangements.

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      10-05-2011 11:15 AM #143
      ANYONE HAVE A FAIL-PROOF TIP FOR A REAR-VIEW MIRROR??

      ive glued this 3 friggan times.....it never stays up.....
      i did it yest., and it fell in n hr., so i had some glue left, did not use the cleaner wipe this time, and am currently letting it set....STILL......as i tried to hang it again this morning and while looking at the front side could see the glue in the middle hadnt dried fully yet....so im still waiting....

      what a pain!!

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      10-05-2011 12:27 PM #144
      Parts needed:
      Sharpie marker
      Clear RTV silicone.
      Masking tape.


      Mark the position on the out side of the windshield with sharpie.
      Clean the inside with a razor.
      Wipe window with Acetone or Alcohol.
      Lightly sand the mirror slug, and clean with a wipe of Acetone or Alcohol.
      Open the tip of the RTV (don't use the applicator nozzle.).
      Place a medium dab of Silicone to the Back of the Mirror Slug.
      Press the mirror slug firmly against the glass so that the Silicone evenly oozes out on all sides and
      the Slug is firmly against the glass. Quickly wipe off excess to prevent dripping.
      Cover the slug with Masking tape in a X pattern to hold the position on the glass.
      Leave the tape on for 24 hours, then remount the mirror.

      I don't use that rear view mirror crap as you don't know how long it has been on the shelf.
      Silicone will hold an Aquarium together it will hold the mirror, and take vibration better.
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      10-05-2011 01:49 PM #145
      NO ****.......

      i never thought of that!!!....
      thanks man!!!!!

      ill see how long this one lasts, and if it doesnt, im going the silicone!!!!

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      10-05-2011 04:47 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      lol...i do want smalls at some point....duckbill as well....$$$....lil at a time...
      I think it'd look pretty damn good with plastic euros. Way cheaper than 700+ for the smalls and you can shave the turn signals easier too

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      10-05-2011 06:32 PM #147
      those diamond's are 15 x 8 ...4inch backspace? I have a set of bassett 15 x 8 zero offset sitting in the garage i was debating throwing on mine. and do you have a spec for your ride height? as in measuring what your front height it at a point vs your rear.

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      10-05-2011 06:43 PM #148
      they are 13x8's...with a center offset...too pokey in the front but i like em...

      cut springs, and its about level all the way around...

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      10-05-2011 06:46 PM #149
      new paint ideas.....

      CLEAR THE HOOD...
      &
      CLEAR THE GRAFFITI SIDE.....

      leaving the Jade mat finished...

      just a thought...

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      10-06-2011 04:56 PM #150
      put the mirror on again, and it pulled right off....


      SO...before trying the silicone....im taking my ladies advice..
      E6000, this **** is bad-ass...

      cleaned and sanded the button, and the glass...

      its sitting taped up since this morning...


      WE SHALL SEE....


      quick shot at walmart.....lol

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      10-08-2011 10:09 AM #151
      left the top down while i was at work yest.....it rained...of course....CAR IS SOAKED......but the mirror is still hanging.....lol

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      10-08-2011 11:07 AM #152
      got a strange humm...whirring from my front pass. wheel......quieted when i turned left....so i adjusted the wheel alignment again...towing it in a smidge....it seemed to help....but now its louder when i go left....lol...exact opposite...its not consistant like a bearing...whir, whir, whir, whir...faster as i drive faster.....dunno....any ideas may help diagnose this...the wheels appear to be straight now...but my steering wheel is off...lol....i can live with that., but id like the sound gone, as its been worrysome.

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      10-08-2011 11:09 AM #153
      good news.....while driving it today....it feels stronger...lots of original feeling pep!!.....it was fun, in fact ima go drive it again right now....lol

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      10-08-2011 11:28 AM #154
      got some chirps going into 2nd gear......hahaha...fun fun..

    15. 10-08-2011 12:25 PM #155
      badass little car man !

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      10-11-2011 01:19 PM #156
      Thank you!!!

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      10-11-2011 01:47 PM #157
      I would almost take this thing over my 20th year

      Love everything about it, especially those turn signals, look so dope.
      A white top would look pretty unique but it would get dirty real quick.
      Props.
      Road head > armrest

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      10-11-2011 02:49 PM #158
      thnks alot!!....i was thinking a tan top...my girl says no way...lol....thinks itll look bad...i may just go black again...

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      10-11-2011 02:55 PM #159
      I think white would look fresh as ****

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      10-11-2011 08:57 PM #160
      Love it what r u dropped on??

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      10-13-2011 12:14 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      thnks alot!!....i was thinking a tan top...my girl says no way...lol....thinks itll look bad...i may just go black again...
      Yeah black would be easiest to keep looking clean. Doesnt actually have to be clean haha
      white on white with the wheels and painting the rest teal is what I would do...

      Keep up the good work!
      Road head > armrest

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      10-13-2011 03:03 AM #162
      Ahhhh this car is so clean. I recently added a duckbill and custom blinkers to my cabby I'm debating what to run stance wise though =\ your running chopped springs? How much did you cut off?
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      10-13-2011 09:35 PM #163
      Love the blinkers. Im going to have to do that this winter. Also what size are the tires on the snowflakes?

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      10-20-2011 09:45 AM #164
      i cut the **** out of them....not sure how much.....did some, dropped it....did some more....ect...


      had a pile of coil pieces when i was done!

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      10-21-2011 09:01 PM #165
      Nice work man, I for one like it. I love the turn signals. If it weren't for the cops around here I'd shave the bumper on my MK1 but I'd probably get pulled over and harassed so I may go for a clipper kit or something similar.
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      10-22-2011 01:24 PM #166
      i have the clipper from this......

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      11-04-2011 06:20 PM #167
      actually getting it legal on monday......that means daily driving, and im so excited.....got a bunch more **** to so....but im ok with that...ill be running it as i work on it...

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      11-04-2011 09:21 PM #168
      also....anyone know if this will fit my car?

      http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/pts/2603182326.html

      looking to do the exhaust, as its a bit rusted and crappy.....

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      11-04-2011 09:35 PM #169
      or side exhaust...w no muffler.....but im afraid it will sound a bit too raggidy.....anyone got video, or sound clips for 8v side exhaust.?

    30. 11-04-2011 10:09 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      also....anyone know if this will fit my car?

      mk2 exhaust
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      looking to do the exhaust, as its a bit rusted and crappy.....
      Wont bolt on.

      Side exit is going to be loud. Buddy of mine has one on an E21 and even with a turbo in the way it's annoyingly loud. Mostly a function of the inability to run a reasonable resonator/muffler/combo.

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      11-05-2011 01:35 PM #171
      hmmm....crap.....ill figure something out..

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      11-05-2011 03:59 PM #172
      You deserve a medal for saving that poor car.
      Who would abuse a Cabby like that?

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      11-05-2011 05:41 PM #173
      abuse?.....what do you mean?

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      11-05-2011 05:48 PM #174
      Two ways I could take that.
      Maybe you thought I meant you, and not the previous owner.
      Or maybe you are being sarcastic and meant that as a joke.
      If you don't think that car was abused based on the way it looked in the first photos, you need serious help.

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      11-05-2011 05:48 PM #175
      this whole thread starts after i got it, and started doing work......

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