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    Thread: 1982 Rabbit S- progress report (slight build thread begins)

    1. 10-06-2011 10:49 PM #71
      awesome build! keep it up mate

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      10-07-2011 10:59 PM #72
      thank you sir

      its been a fun build for sure, but i am FAAAR from done
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      10-28-2011 12:06 AM #73
      a few new pics, but havent really done much on the lil feller lately. but got lots done on my lil bro's 86 wolfy



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      10-28-2011 12:30 AM #74
      and a few more
      before the bottle caps and H&R suspension (on the jetta)




      finally got my ////Alpine 3 shuffle in and brain mounted in the dash





      and some rims i picked up dirt cheap (from an old school alpina bmw) 4x100, better offset and they have all 4 beauty rings.
      plus my VW center caps will work nicely





      more to come
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      10-28-2011 12:52 AM #75
      one for ishts a giggles
      my other lil bros mk3
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      10-28-2011 09:50 AM #76
      Loving those steels big time. I vote a nice glossy color (maybe even black) and no beauty rings. what are the specs?

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      10-28-2011 12:56 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by nnamssorxela View Post
      Loving those steels big time. I vote a nice glossy color (maybe even black) and no beauty rings. what are the specs?
      ^thank you kindly sir. when i seen them i thought almost a widened steelie look only paid 30$ for the set. the specs are 13x6.5 and ET18, and after some test fitting they come perfectly flush with my flairs up front and in the rear i will just need some small spacers..

      and yes paint i know the factory color of them are silver. somebody painted them gold. here is a pic of what i was thinking. just did one to see how it looked

      i have two sets of beauty rings, so i was thinking to keep my nice ones untouched and i sprayed one black, mainly cuz i think to gives the rim a smooth look, and as well i can basicly have 3 different looks for them....
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      10-28-2011 01:21 PM #78
      Now that you mention it, a fresh coat of a deep/dark gold or charcoal would look great too.

      Looking better by the update...

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      11-06-2011 10:37 AM #79
      Sick build and looks to be coming along nicely. You scored on those wheels.

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      11-08-2011 02:27 PM #80
      RABBIT S low on 13's, ryan needa get some coilovers..might have to get you some for xmas so we have twin rabbits


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      11-08-2011 02:55 PM #81
      [QUOTE=Llcoolchris;74387742]RABBIT S low on 13's, ryan needa get some coilovers..might have to get you some for xmas so we have twin rabbits

      lol, i think i just sourced me a good g60. and plenty of extra goodies locally. its gona be hard work keeping up with you but hold off on them coilovers. not really gona get into suspension till i figure out what wheel i want to run on the lil feller. but if you come across some front drop springs lmk. also, you need to name yours.
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      11-08-2011 03:30 PM #82
      The pattern you chose was very close to what I just took out of my car. I redid everything with Alcantara Seude.

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      11-08-2011 03:40 PM #83
      the BMW steels are definitely the steel wheel of choice for a mk1, for me anyway
      they're just stylized enough to be interesting, they're cheap, and like you said, the offset is much more appealing

      I've got a set I use as winters, painted in textured white


      car looks great so far

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      11-10-2011 03:53 PM #84
      notice ryan behind the grille i painted that metal peice silver to..honestly it all looks like hell. next summer ima have it painted the RIGHT WAY BUT THIS WILL DO FOR NOW.


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      11-10-2011 05:55 PM #85
      ^ i painted mine black behind the grille, lol.
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      11-16-2011 05:37 PM #86
      thanks everyone, its tough to build a dream on a budget but i rely on doing the work myself and having patience.. not much has been done lately but the BMW steelies are now painted and mounted and i lowered the car a bit more. starting to look a lil better atleast





      front is near perfectly flush, and out back i was thinking instead of spacers, having the rears widened a bit.....still far from done



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      11-16-2011 05:41 PM #87
      i decided that the polished beauty rings look the best, but it does look good without them as well. post pics without later
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      11-16-2011 08:54 PM #88
      Polished ring ftw

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      11-18-2011 04:00 AM #89
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      11-20-2011 02:02 PM #90
      ok fellas, i'm gona need any and all info on doing a G60 swap
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      11-20-2011 02:35 PM #91
      Did you score the turbos too?

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      11-20-2011 02:55 PM #92
      yeah, i still have some work to do before i can pick everything up, so i was geting some info together before i start the G60 journey....
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      11-20-2011 03:14 PM #93
      Awesome keep me posted on the turbos. I have some parts I can trade for one of them. BTW thanks for coming by this weekend.

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      11-20-2011 03:46 PM #94
      oh, ha ha, i see we have a funny man in my thread ^^ could have done without the double thumbs down keep it up sir, keep it up.
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      11-21-2011 08:13 PM #95
      nice ryan, actually like those wheels...dude now that i look at the racoon face i had before idk wtf i was thinking lol...

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      11-21-2011 08:23 PM #96
      1981 RABBIT SEX DOIN IT BIG

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      11-22-2011 12:36 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Llcoolchris View Post
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      loven this, good work
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      11-22-2011 02:20 AM #98
      ok a$$clown. no more posting in my thread if your car looks better then mine, lmao. looking good homeslice.

      also agree on the non racoon face.....
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      11-24-2011 02:18 AM #99
      sorry

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      11-25-2011 01:06 AM #100
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      sorry
      just messin brother, keep em comin
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      12-05-2011 09:27 PM #101
      some updates FINALLY!!!!

      snow bunny out for a run


      picked this up over the weekend, now i can finally see/hear my beautiful 3 shuffle in action



      not sure if i'm going to use this yet. but figured since it was a packaged deal and i needed the amp, "why not"

      got started right away all the wiring is almost tucked/hidden already at least the hard part

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      12-05-2011 09:31 PM #102
      Snow bunny is looking great.

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      12-05-2011 09:36 PM #103
      cant get more perfect than that- its ///ALPINE & silver, with a lil bit of blue, with a hint of red and the F'n power light is GREEN


      all this because i HAD to have this \/ (ohhh, but it was well worth the headache)



      i love OG ///ALPINE. . . vw should have just put them in from the factory
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      01-26-2012 09:25 PM #104
      recent additon to my alpine.. had to mod the magazines slightly. well, not mod but swap the bottoms since the colored bottoms came on the later 3discs and were kinda a grey color.


      and front and rear upper strut braces

      in the middle of painting the rear. still debating painting the front.....
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      Love the courtesy light and sunroof combo!

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