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    Thread: The penny squeezer rabbit build!!!

    1. Member CantKillDaWabbit's Avatar
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      02-05-2012 10:55 PM #51
      oh yeah and got some baller hubcaps too pics taken on a nice 40+ degree winter day




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      02-06-2012 12:12 AM #52
      Holy Milltek.
      Tarmacs cut it close.
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      Cams A Make Her Dance

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      02-06-2012 08:00 PM #53
      Got busy with the spot weld drill bit tonight.


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      02-18-2012 07:48 PM #54
      Went a couple places i wasn't supposed to be, just to get some sh i t ty cell pics.







      Cant wait to start the transformation this spring.

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      02-28-2012 02:06 PM #55
      How much did you get the rack for? Or how much would you sell?
      Last edited by DjDazer; 02-28-2012 at 02:12 PM.

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      02-29-2012 10:53 PM #56
      PM'd ^

      Bit the bullet, figured spring time is getting closer and closer:

      Waiting on front upper strut mounts from rockauto, and should have some 195/45's for my snowflakes the weekend after next.

      Sooo. these should be the last pictures of it sky high



      As a non-vw note, i got my Cutloose out of storage so i can tear the motor apart. Having 2 projects will be fun this summer. Hopefully i still have money for some beer!

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      02-29-2012 11:13 PM #57
      I absolutely love penny builds although it seems you are not really squeezing with some purchases. lol

      STILL, Budget builds ftmfw.

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      03-01-2012 12:28 PM #58
      Haha I do my best. Coilovers purchase was kinda budget. Paid with my PayPal balance from all the other parts I sold

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      03-04-2012 10:26 PM #59
      Blasted the fenders for the round swap today. Should have them in primer after i get a regulator for the gas tank on the welder. Shaving antenna and marker lights. One of them needs a little patch at the bottom, no big deal.

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      03-04-2012 11:33 PM #60
      Deleted my emblem comment.. That said, I have one in my stash...
      "Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."

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      03-06-2012 09:53 PM #61


      WELL. Some bigger updates finally.... Color has been chosen, by chance lol. We cleaned out the supply room at work today. I work collision repair. So we had a bunch of anctient paint, sandpaper and stuff. they decided to get rid of all the gallons of stuff that has been sitting, I got 2 full gallons of Sherwin red basecoat, and 2 gallons of sherwin clear!! FREE!! I have to buy activator and reducer, but thats nothing compared to the price of 1 gallon alone of clear. Plus it goes with the theme of the build Cheap!! Heres the red:



      Started messing with my fenders today. Got the lip cut and rolled over. Not sure it it will be necessary, but i figured id do it to be safe. So i wouldnt risk messing the paint up if i have to do it later. Cut patches, still have to get a gas regulator for my mig. After they are patched they will get white epoxy primer like the rest of the car.




      And the stash. Got new strut mounts for the racelands. Hopefully they will be on this weekend


      Also sold the roofrack. Hopefully that money will go twoards tires for the 13's ^^

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      03-13-2012 09:50 PM #62


      Did some cutting ^

      Front strut mounts will be here tomorrow, so she'll be down on the gound on coils tomorrow night finally.

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      03-14-2012 12:24 AM #63
      excited to see her done up.

      goodluck

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      03-14-2012 10:38 PM #64
      Received my strut mounts WITH bearings today. She's back on the ground. Have to get a nut for one of the camber bolts. The threads stripped off the nut for some reason. But I put some miles on it tonight, getting used to the way it handles. Also learning how to swerve to miss potholes and shyt. (sorry for the crappy pictures)



      ^^Unsuccessful trip to Lowes, nut shopping.

      No success at autozone either.

      Bumper is just off temporarily

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      03-17-2012 05:11 PM #65
      Did a few more things over the week and this weekend.

      Got the black sticker off the front bumper. Didnt know it would come off so easily. Now i'm not sure if i want to leave it off, or paint it black again. I was thinking of getting some wide black electrical tape, and put that on. If i dont like it, its easier to remove than paint.


      test fit


      My studded snows were driving me crazy, so i figured enough was enough. Just finished polishing my "new" wheels. It rides so quiet now, and handles a lot better. Did some driving around on winding back roads, and snapped some pictures. Also have to get an alignment soon. I put 100 miles on the coilovers, so i think they are pretty much settled







      Going to need some spacers, but i'm not sure if i will like these better or my snowflakes. Got some 195/45's on the way. I'll be making a spacer that goes between the stub axle and the beam.

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      03-17-2012 05:19 PM #66
      Me like. I like the look of some black on the bumper IMO.

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      03-17-2012 05:25 PM #67
      are you also doing the late euro rear panel to match the euro front?

      looks good right now though

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      03-17-2012 05:47 PM #68
      This is excellent man.
      Are you in Erie?
      I am in cleveland......I get up in that area a couple times a month. Are you selling your snowflakes?

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      03-17-2012 09:37 PM #69
      Thanks guys!

      Kinda leaning towards the black on the bumper too.

      I'm a fan of the long taillights, so they are staying

      Ya I'm in Erie, keeping the snowflakes. I'll let you know if I see another set for sale thought.

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      03-17-2012 09:45 PM #70
      I make vinyl decals man. Maybe some black strips on those bumpers?

      I need a good front bumper. Keep your eyes open for me.

      How did you get those bumpers tucked?

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      03-17-2012 09:45 PM #71
      Totally forgot that you were the one I sent those hubcaps to! Glad to see someone got some more use out of them.

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      03-18-2012 01:05 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by oopseyesharted View Post
      I make vinyl decals man. Maybe some black strips on those bumpers?

      I need a good front bumper. Keep your eyes open for me.

      How did you get those bumpers tucked?
      I'll keep a lookout. For the bumpers i just drilled a small hole in the shock absorbers and pushed them in. i know some bumpers have solid mounts, so it depends on what kind you have.

      Quote Originally Posted by aeffertz View Post
      Totally forgot that you were the one I sent those hubcaps to! Glad to see someone got some more use out of them.
      Haha, yeah i ended up losing one somewhere, but still rocked them

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      03-18-2012 01:52 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by CantKillDaWabbit View Post
      Got some 195/45's on the way.
      From where? I haven't been able to find any since toyo discontinued them

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      03-18-2012 02:48 PM #74
      what did you use to paint the inside metal bits? rattle can?

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      03-18-2012 03:10 PM #75
      mine are solid mounts....damn it!

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