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

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      11-05-2011 05:49 PM #176
      i got it, the paint was bad....and it had even diff. wheels than the snowflakes.....

      i lowered it...sanded it, primed it, put on the snowflakes, then got the DR's, paint ect.....

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      11-05-2011 05:51 PM #177
      also had the clipper on....so i took that off......i cant find the shots from the day i got it....

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      11-05-2011 07:00 PM #178


      bored at work....

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      11-06-2011 12:53 PM #179
      putting my carpet back in and working on the door cards, and skidplate today....ill post pics later....

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      11-06-2011 05:18 PM #181
      banged it on my local crap road.....and it works...lol

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      11-06-2011 08:22 PM #182
      How does it protect your pan if it is not connected to anything at the rear? I would think that it will get bent causing it to hang down and cause more problems.

      It is a good idea and use of skills but it looks like it may become an issue to me. It is just constructive criticism, keep up the good work.

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      11-06-2011 08:34 PM #183
      well if i back over a nasty bump going more than idle reverse speed....sure....that would suck...

      but its designed as a buffer for forward motion impacts...it doesnt attach in the rear so that it can flex and move when its hit....that way there is more bounce/recoil ect....when i hit something...

      thats my theory anyway...we shall see...

      anyhow..doorcards!!




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      11-07-2011 08:50 AM #184
      updated the 1st page with 3 pics from when i 1st got it.....

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      11-07-2011 10:17 AM #185
      CAR IS TAGGED!!!!....im gonna be all over!!!!lol

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      11-07-2011 03:48 PM #186

    12. 11-08-2011 11:58 AM #187
      That green color and wheel combo are amazing togather!

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      11-08-2011 01:20 PM #188
      thanks man....thats what i was hoping for!!!

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      11-08-2011 02:35 PM #189

      sorry, cant help taking pictures...im excited...lol

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      11-08-2011 06:13 PM #190
      you make me wanna drive my cabby.

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      11-08-2011 06:22 PM #191
      Cabby is looking good

      Quote Originally Posted by riddie View Post
      you make me wanna drive my cabby.
      x2 and move to warmer climates so I can drive my cabby all year

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      11-09-2011 01:15 PM #192
      im in FL......WHOOP!

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      11-09-2011 04:02 PM #193
      having my buddy re-do the graffiti on the side this week.....he actually knows how to do it...

      looking for a suggestion for words....

      1-3 words i think.....any ideas?

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      11-10-2011 01:29 PM #194
      Day 4 of daily driving this......today got all the way to work....was literally pulling into the spot and it whined and stalled.....started it back up, felt weak, then it smoothed out....while it idled i walked around the car and noticed the ****ing fuel pump whining......WTF....

      this is a new pump....and ive cleaned and replaced almost the whole system......

      this is getting old...if this pump goes out...im gonna lose my ****....

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      11-10-2011 05:03 PM #195
      I think you have the most unique cabby in this forum lol. I love it. What kind of wheels are those?

      Edit - Nevermind read the front page.
      Last edited by Sean A; 11-10-2011 at 05:10 PM.

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      11-10-2011 05:39 PM #196
      Nice skidplate!

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      11-11-2011 07:59 AM #197
      thanks guys...NEWS!!!....

      TURBO JETTA

      im working a deal for this, 2 projects soon!!!

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      11-11-2011 11:56 PM #198
      i have an intermittent vibration.....feels like wheels, or brakes.....something...under load it smooths out.....but when i let off...it comes back...like a whir whir whir whir....ect...faster at higher speeds....and the fact that it smooths out under load leads me away from the hub bearing theories....im kinda stumped...feels like something is out of balance...its worse in turning as well...

      it started when i 1st got it running....worse when i was going straight....then i re adjusted the alignment and now its better when its straight and worse when i turn....left especially...

      thoughts?

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      11-12-2011 01:58 AM #199
      Sounds like Wheel Bearings to mee

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      11-12-2011 11:45 AM #200
      i think im going to do it all.....bearings and brakes 1st.....and well see from there....

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      11-12-2011 12:08 PM #201
      Sounds like a drivers side wheel bearing. If the car sat for a long period of time before you got it running than I would suggest that you do both sides.

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      11-12-2011 01:37 PM #202
      yeah im gonna.....it actually rode smooth today to work...lol

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      11-13-2011 01:55 AM #203
      again.....today it drove great....it seems to be smoothing out...not sure whats going on, or whats clearing up....but maybe, its because it sat, and now its being driven....who knows..

      still gonna replace the bearings, and brakes....

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      11-13-2011 03:06 AM #204
      I like this. A lot. If everyone kept their cabriolet stock, no one would have any parts left. Be as crazy as you want. I think it's sweet.

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      11-13-2011 09:37 AM #205
      thans man, not only that.....but its not as tho its a super rare car.....lol....the junkyards are full of these......

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      11-14-2011 02:36 AM #206
      Lol this car is nuts. I was trying to keep my cabby clean and simple. Also I re-upholstered my door cards a couple weeks ago. Mine turned out very well also. Nice work.
      Low&slow is my way of life

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      11-14-2011 08:40 AM #207
      thanks, you should see mine up close....far from perfect, but the are clean....lol

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      11-14-2011 01:24 PM #208
      just got back from seeing my aluminum guy....hes going to be welding some fancy **** for my roof rack....its gonna be 1" pipe framed for the top and bottom rounded cornered squares for the basket....and a latch on the B pillar, then we are making a tube hinge in the front so it can rock forward to avoid having to take it off to put up and down my top.....it may be painted white to match the wheels, and then im going to attach raggedy wood slats for the bottom of the basket fixed with stringy twine.....


      ill post pics as we get it built...

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      11-14-2011 03:51 PM #209
      man let us know how it comes out and if you can clone some for sale
      I would like to go more old school and lose the loadwarrior basket


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      11-14-2011 05:19 PM #210
      thats rad.....we still have some **** to sort out.....but i think its gonna be cool....

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