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    Thread: Finally moving: Cabriolet the 89 way.

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      03-26-2012 08:24 PM #71
      I have a black top on my all white cabby

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      04-06-2012 01:02 AM #72
      Slowly but surely things are coming together. Got tires for the other two wheels today, so the car finally has matching wheels. Filled and Repainted (aka spraybombed) the part front support you can see with the bumper on. Next up: top and or paint for the bumpers.

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      04-07-2012 10:18 PM #73
      Got some turns signals mounted and wired up. Gonna make the wiring/mounting stuff pretty tomorrow



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      04-08-2012 12:29 AM #74

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      04-17-2012 09:26 PM #75
      I got spotted today

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      04-23-2012 12:36 PM #76
      Went on a cruise this weekend. Super fun.
      Picture credit to EuroTrade:

      Waiting on the rollers he took. Hopefully he got some good ones

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      04-24-2012 03:16 PM #77

      Photo cred: EuroTrade

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      04-26-2012 04:06 PM #78
      Thinking about a euro vr6 lip for the front. Yay or nay?

    9. 04-27-2012 11:29 AM #79
      Looking good man.
      Like the triple white.
      My axle was doing the same thing until yesterday I bent it up a little bit.
      Here's my 91.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...0#post77119790

      I'm thinking about shaving my front bumper too before I paint it.
      Can you snap a picture of your tail lights after you painted them?

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      05-01-2012 04:42 PM #80
      Effin A.

    11. 05-01-2012 05:42 PM #81
      That sucks man! Hope you had a spare.

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      05-07-2012 05:35 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by TN GTI View Post
      That sucks man! Hope you had a spare.
      I did not . Luckily I was close to my moms house where I had a spare so she ran one to me. THANKS MOM!

      The next day I decided to redo my timing cause I was idling high. No Idea what happened, but in the process I lost cylinders 3 and 4. The crank was hard to turn so I'm wondering if I had slight interference and when I tried turning it by hand I bent them more. I replaced the wires and plugs and had spark and fuel so I yanked the head. The valves were leaking with a liquid test so I'm gonna try to re-seat them tonight and hope for the best.







      OH and TN I'll get you that picture of my taillights tonight. I'm going to redo them though, I never clear coated them so they're not perfectly shiny and smooth like I want them

    13. 05-08-2012 03:19 AM #83
      I was under the impression that these engines were non interference? Which engine do you have?

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      05-21-2012 07:06 PM #84
      I was under that impression too.....but the amount of resistance I felt trying to turn the engine by hand made me super uncomfortable so I just ripped the head off to check. I'm wondering if I had my timing off from the beginning thus causing slight interference, but not enough to make it run like poo? But I'm not sure. Anyways I finally got stuff done now that I'm done with college
      Stupid Exhaust studs I worked on for 3 days then finally found a way to get out:

      Tried cleaning out my engine bay a little. Surface rust galore

      Painted the valve cover and intake mani

      And my taillights (i need a new hatch)

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      05-23-2012 12:32 AM #85
      Get yourself a new set of lifters, and possibly a whole new set of valves. Might even be a good time to ditch it and pick up a 16v!! It looks like you're taking much better care of her than the previous owner did. A word to the wise: be really careful with steel bolts vs. the aluminum head... I seem to pull a thread every time I put a bolt in that thing. Make sure your torque wrench is set correctly and stop the moment it even thinks about clicking.
      "The ultimate test’s always your own serenity. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence

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      05-24-2012 10:31 AM #86
      Getting there. Just needs oil, coolant, and the timing belt tightened up (I think haha)

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      05-27-2012 03:22 PM #87
      it drives

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      05-28-2012 07:01 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by riddie View Post
      it drives
      Nice!

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      05-31-2012 11:54 PM #89
      First show of the season is next Saturday....so I figured I better get going on making her look better
      Checked around on how much paint for the bumpers would be....got a ballpark price so I started prepping them. I decided I could make the shave a little prettier so I went to work the front bumper again. Finally 6 hours later I was satisfied with the smoothness across the front and put down some rattle primer. Still gotta wet sand and all that fun stuff. In the pics the paint is still wet.
      Smoooth



      Plans for the week=get the bumpers painted, wet sand and clear coat taillights, get the stupid rock guard off the one flair, and wash/polish/wax the whole car, detail the interior, and if I really feel up to it refinish the wheels. You have a lot of time on your hands when you finish school

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      06-01-2012 04:46 PM #90
      hey looks great. i am looking forward to when you tackle those windshield rust spots. i have to do the same thing on mine and i hope you post some before, during and after pics so i can see what i will be getting into.

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      06-01-2012 05:51 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by mouser98 View Post
      hey looks great. i am looking forward to when you tackle those windshield rust spots. i have to do the same thing on mine and i hope you post some before, during and after pics so i can see what i will be getting into.
      I'm ordering one of these by summers end so hopefully it makes it at least a little easier to fix...http://www.klokkerholmusa.com/servle...rame%2C/Detail

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      06-01-2012 06:03 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by riddie View Post
      I'm ordering one of these by summers end so hopefully it makes it at least a little easier to fix...http://www.klokkerholmusa.com/servle...rame%2C/Detail
      yes i expect that's the route i will go as well. do you plan to use that whole piece or to cut out just the metal you need and weld it in?

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      06-01-2012 06:10 PM #93
      It'll depend on out of the box fit as well as the severity of the rust I can't see under the seal. But more than likely I'll use the whole piece.

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      06-01-2012 08:56 PM #94
      do work.

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      06-05-2012 02:58 PM #95
      Just dropped the bumpers off for paint. Let the waiting begin

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      06-05-2012 03:29 PM #96
      Cant wait to see new photos when its all coming back together

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      06-05-2012 07:14 PM #97
      First big get together of the year is this Saturday....hopefully there will be some good pictures taken on the way to and at it

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      06-07-2012 05:11 PM #99
      niiiiice

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