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    Thread: The penny squeezer rabbit build!!!

    1. Member CantKillDaWabbit's Avatar
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      04-28-2012 08:56 PM #101
      sent you a pm joefightskittens.

      I'll have to go see whats left on the 'rocco. If its even still there.

      Trying to focus on getting her ready for the great lakes g2g, gotta give the whole car the once-over. Hopefully i'll get my new roof rack painted this week. I'll have to see what i can do with the wheels too. I was disappointed that they dont shine more. Got some tips i have to try yet.

      My goal is to look like this by the end of the summer. Minus the wheels.

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      04-29-2012 10:46 PM #102
      Rack is finished! Just picked up a little cargo net for it too. Chrome mirror on also.



      Took the 13's off to get them balanced. I took the weights off when i polished them, hoping to get the weights put on the inside this time. Having them balanced will make the ride to the great lakes g2g a little smoother too . Also I was never happy with the shine i got out of them, so a guy at work gave me some tips i'm gonna try.

      Kinda diggin' the snowflakes, but still think i'm gonna get rid of them. Looking for Sebrings still.

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      05-06-2012 09:05 PM #103
      Welp, Spent last week getting it ready for the great lakes g2g this weekend. Got all my shyt together, car ready to go. Met up with the canadian crew, and didnt even get 3 exits down the freeway and broke down. Battery light was on, so assuming my alternator is bad and i was running off my battery, that only lasted so long obviously... Was right near a buddies house thankfully, so he towed me home, and then another good friend picked me and all my junk up, and we went to the hotel saturday night. Special thanks to him since he drove from detriot, to Pa to pick me up, and then back into ohio for the show! partied a little saturday night, and went to the show today. Had a good time!

      The short time with everyone while mine was running.

      Saw this in person finally, and a sport-ruck that was there


      Burgundy mkiv that saved the weekend, and the locals.

      Picked these up saturday night, Prime 250's 14x6 et 44 Not sure what i'm doing with them yet.


      Getting an alternator tomorrow, got the battery on the charger all night tonight. hopefully she'l be back on the road tomorrow. screwed up the core support towing it. More incentive to swap fronts.

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      05-07-2012 02:06 AM #104
      I used to have the 15" prime wheels, buts since the bolts are fake it is really hard to polish the lip. I have some snowflakes that im polishing and was gonna order the 155 55 14 also. I wish I could have seen your falkes and tires, but you say you are going a different route.

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      05-08-2012 10:56 PM #105
      Yeah, hopefully i can get a big polishing wheel around all those bolts... I have access to a bead blasting cabinet. Bead should be way easier on the aluminum and get that clear coat off easier than stripping them or sand blasting, then easy polish.. not sure on color yet. maybe sticking with gold. should set it off when i have these on after its painted RED.

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      05-08-2012 11:03 PM #106
      Motivation:


      Plan: Round swap this weekend! Still waiting on the alternator. All because some dumba$$ lady at advance auto ordered the alt. for the convertible, even though i specifically told her hardtop. Should have it friday and get it back home for a quick teardown and put together

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      05-10-2012 09:26 PM #107
      Finally got her home. Alternator came in a day early, had my boss call them and had it delivered to our shop. Got it on, she runs good again. My battery survived the mishap fortunately, it was a used optima red from advance auto lol.

      Couldn't wait to do this.


      ET is 44, thinking 10mm spacer to get to 34, should fit tire wise since stock 14x6 et is 38.

      Didnt measure the back yet, but i'll be making some spacers to go between the stub axle and beam to save a little money. Material and bolts will be way cheaper than regular wheel spacers.

      Round swap this weekend!

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      05-13-2012 07:19 PM #108
      Welp...

      Pic of the damage from the tow back home, after the failed attempt to go to the great lakes gtg. Brackets inside the rails both bent because i didnt have my bumper on and that was the only thing to hook too some hammer-time fixed it though.









      Had it all torn apart friday night. Got all the major expected patching done friday night too. Found how water was getting to my drivers side floor . rot through the raintray, inner dash, and inner fender well. Spent all day saturday on the core suppourt itself and got it together by 7:30pm. Drove it that night to go get some headlights. I have to get my bumper on yet and turn signals wired for it. Put it on just to see how it looked. I like it more with the bumper Lastly I have to find some plastic clips to mount the outer pieces of the grille.

      Didnt get as many pictures as i wanted too, but oh well, got it all done so i can drive it. Gotta get that bumper on, those rigged turn signals are killing me

    9. 05-14-2012 07:41 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by CantKillDaWabbit View Post
      Didnt measure the back yet, but i'll be making some spacers to go between the stub axle and beam to save a little money. Material and bolts will be way cheaper than regular wheel spacers.
      Please let me know how this works out. I'd like to do the same. I'd also be willing to shoot you some moneys if you want to cut me a pair
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      05-14-2012 04:05 PM #110
      The rounds look sick! Really like the chrome bumper too.

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      05-22-2012 09:56 PM #111
      Thanks! Got the fasteners figured out for the headlight surround parts of the grille. looks way better, duckbill on also.

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      06-03-2012 10:58 PM #112
      little update: started more bodywork in preperation for paint, getting better at welding!

      I got called into the office at work (yikes!) turns out a flatbed driver wanted to talk to me haha. Found out i had the rabbit outside, and asked me if i was looking for any parts or anything. of course i said YES! He said his kid is getting rid of a rabbit just like mine, said it has a roll cage, turbo motor and stuff. checked it out friday looks pretty damn good! Still have to work out details, but me and another friend are splitting on it for parts. should have it by next weekend at the latest!




      And for some laughs, mine next to a m3 we just finished at work.


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      06-04-2012 08:36 PM #113
      Did you drop yours more from the other day when I was over??? Looks a lot lower than I remember lol

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      06-04-2012 10:01 PM #114
      Nah, it was always that low haha. Cant wait to get the parts car!!!

      As a side note, I HATE RUST!!! I ordered the lower panel for the rear end tonight, i'll get it on this weekend hopefully. fixing the arches and cutting/folding the lip.... sux

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      06-05-2012 03:45 AM #115
      Callaway eh? Lucky that guy told ya

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      06-06-2012 06:15 PM #116
      Holy cow, that parts car was the find of the year.

      Jealous.
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      06-06-2012 10:44 PM #117
      callaway ...lucky man.

      car is coming along great
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      06-06-2012 10:52 PM #118
      Denifitely worth more than what we are paying! Joefightskittens is getting the motor and whatever else, i'm getting doors, hatch, wheels suspension, and other stupid stuff. not too worried about mine motor wise, just want it to look good. dumping all my money into the motor of my other car anyways.

      Also parts car comes with a set of 20th anniversary recaros, just fronts i think.

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      06-06-2012 11:00 PM #119
      This was waiting for me on the front porch today. I know what i'll be doing this weekend!!

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      06-06-2012 11:25 PM #120
      doesnt look like that has a callaway turbo kit. looks to be a digi or standalone car with the fuel rail. callaway valve cover is sweet though.


      edit: just looked again. looks to be a turbo g60. nice!. you putting that in the rab or is it going to the friend throwing down with you?
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      06-09-2012 09:02 PM #121
      Its going into my friends cabby. yeah, it is a turbo g60. The kid claimed he had a mkiv r32 with some work done to it, and it couldnt keep up with the rabbit! haha should rip pretty good

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      06-10-2012 03:23 AM #122
      i would believe it. my 16v caddy has kept up with a few .:R's and its just a stock 1.8l.
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      06-10-2012 11:45 AM #123
      Awesome build! I'm excited to see where this goes. Do you still have your old grille or turn signals by chance?

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      06-15-2012 11:10 PM #124
      still holding on to the grille and turns for now, might be trading them for other parts from a local member.

      So I finally got the ball rolling on getting the parts car payed for. Set up a time to pay the guy yesterday, i get halfway out there in the rabbit, and out of nowhere it backfires and shuts off. couldnt get it started again. Got it towed home today. Its not getting spark, replaced everything except the ignition coil since it was due for it anyways. thinking thats gotta be it. Big thanks to Joe who drove out in his cabby to give me a hand!




      So i figured while its down for the weekend, i might as well replace the rear lower panel. Got it all cut out tonight, welding it in tomorrow, then hitting up a local gtg

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      07-30-2012 09:56 PM #125
      Long time no update! Soo after this happened ^^ It went a couple places, and after a lot of headaches, i got it back last monday with a new hall sender. Runs just like it did before.

      On the way to the garage after being at my place for a week. It just barely fit on the tow dolly. there was about an inch of clearance between the subframe and the dolly lol.


      When i picked it up: Caddy is for sale, but pretty beat. Didnt ask how much he wanted...


      At work again finally!


      Me and my buddy cruised out to pay for our parts car, and we found this for sale on the way! diesel, runs on vegetable oil.


      Got this welded in while i was trying to figure out what was wrong. Got it fiberglassed today. Little more arch work to do and some dents to fill then its getting painted!





      Got the ball rolling on a reliable car once i realized i dont have a real DD. I have 2 projects, and both of them didnt run once the rab broke lol. Ended up with this thing...

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