I am a little concerned with the hub bore size. This wheel is a tad bigger. Is that okay?
Just order the following parts from AutohausAz
3 026103085D Timing Kit; Seal, Cam/Aux./Crankshaft; 32x47x10mm
1 026109243E Timing Kit; Timing Belt Tensioner
1 049109111B Timing Kit; Cam/Balance Shaft Sprockets
1 049109207 Timing Kit; Shoulder Nut with Allen Head, Cover Mount
1 056109119A Timing Kit; Timing Belt
1 056129669B Timing Kit; Grommet for Cover Mounting Shoulder Nut
1 056198025A Timing Kit; Valve Cover Gasket Set
1 171199214D Engine/Motor Mount; Left; Round 64.4mm Diameter
1 171199214G Engine/Motor Mount; Right; 74.6mm Diameter
2 171407365F Ball Joint; Front Left/Right; With Mounting Bolt Kit
2 171411314A Sway Bar Bushing; Front Outer Left/Right
2 171837211A Door Handle, Exterior; Left/Right (Large) Rear Mount Seal
1 175399151B Transmission Mount; Rear
1 175422803 Tie Rod Assembly; Left/Right
2 1H0422831B Rack & Pinion Boot; Left/Right
2 867837209 Door Handle, Exterior; Left/Right (Small) Front Mount Seal
1 N90353501 Timing Kit; O-Ring Front Seal; 56x2mm; At Countershaft/Balanceshaft
1 VW8000110 Repair Manual - Book Version; 1985-1988 VW Rabbit Convertible & Scirocco
Time to get the tools cleaned up and hopefully get to work this cumming weekend.
"Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."
I went to the scrap yard this morning and came across a VW Scirocco. The Scirocco looked similar to this one below but in a wrecking yard condition and with the cooler wheels (below). I payed $20 each, steal of a deal cause these are in remarkable shape. Check them out...
14" BMW bottle-caps made in Germany.
I am going to have my 185/60-14 wheels mounted and balanced right now. Stay toned.
Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-02-2012 at 05:53 PM.
Just finished up mounting the wheels & tires. Now for starters, looks like the front end has to come down a little bit more. Pay special attention to the flake in the wheels paint. Man not bad for 80 bucks.
Bath time at the car wash.
This wheel has a small lip. I placed these 2 in the rear.
This wheel has no lip and I placed these 2 in the front. I do need to get wheel bearing caps or center caps for the wheels.
Front view. She needs a front end alignment.
Is this the offset number?
Or is this the offset number?
Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-02-2012 at 08:27 PM.
The offset will be expressed as "ET--" I'm not well educated on the subject, but I think it's German based UOM, which means it's metric. Obviously you can tell if you are rubbing anywhere. You must be o.k. since you have an e30 wheel. I personally went with a set of BBS RA's.
Thanks for the advice DEGS.
Working today on PEPE is slow cause I am still waiting for parts.
Getting the timing chain prep out of the way this morning before the parts arrive. I also decided to get the valve cover cleaned up along with a few other parts. One thing I am stressing over is my speedometer gear. The thing is missing and I cant seem to find it in the tranny. I know its floating in that fluid waiting to become mashed potatoes. Perhaps ill have to remove the entire transmission and have someone dig it out, but while they are in there give it a good overhauling. Luckily I managed to find one bad part while removing all valve cover.
Timing belt for now. A new one is on the way from Autohaus AZ.
The broken part that came off the valve cover.
Radiator shroud getting rough around the edges.
Parts I cant fit in my trash can. okay that was a bad joke, got to clean this all up, shroud, valve cover and top timing chain cover.
Previous owner put in some adhesive or silicone. This took a bit longer that I expected.
Check out the camshaft.
Check out the camshaft again.
Makes me want to put in a new one.
All the parts that I need to clean up and or repaint. I just cant run water yet too cold out side.
Started to pull up the carpet and found this Motorola gadget. I think it is a cell phone from bcak in the late 80s but not sure untill I pull the rest from under the dash.
The carpet may be salvageable although it was soaked in water. This leads me to believe that the heater core is bad.
Is there a way to remove the cassette holder without hacking up the center console? It looks like its just fitted in and held tight by something.
A snap shot of some of the progress I made tonight.
Car: 1987 Volkswagen cabriolet with a birthday soon.Installed:
Motor: A stock 1.8 Liter 8,Valve enthusiastic motor.
Suspension: Racelands coil-overs
Brakes: Stock front disk and rear drum.
Wheels: e30 15" 4x100 offset unknown at this time.
Tires: 2 year old 15/185/60 with 2 years of tread remaining.
Master cylinderNeed to get pars, *considering:
Rear drums, bearings, spring kit and shoes.
Front pads, rotors.
Racelands coil-overs, strut mounts
1 piece speedometer cable
e30 aluminum wheels with 15" tires
Front motor mount
Rain gutter trimParts ordered or on hand:
*Trim for stock front grille
Shift knob, and boot
*VW wheel centers for the e30's
Windshield wiper hose
Vent window gasket
Drivers front seat
Vaccuum part on valve cover
Starter, alternator, water pump, power steering pump
Rotor, cap, wires, and plugs
Rear and front seat skins
Timing belt and gears, timing belt tenser, valve cover gasketNeeding to be tweaked:
Door handle gaskets large and small
A good repair manual this time
Hood "kick stand" retainer clip
Sway bar bushings, a-arm bushings, lower ball joints
Audi center console gauges
Rear trunk "kick stand" shock
right motor mount, tranny mount, left motor mount
Front end alignment
Dig speedometer gear out of trans.
Lots of cleaning, priming, and painting of older good parts
Aligning and adjusting components that shifted over the years
Pulling dents and broken parts
Yanking yards of wire and old gadjets
Not a lot of work taking place at the moment, its freaking cold outside and I have a ton of work taking place.
However I managed to open up and see all the parts that just arrived. I am excited...
Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-11-2012 at 02:36 AM.
So I just got an air compressor, welder, paint sprayer, some air dryer thing for the compressor, and a DA sander. I need a little advice.
So when I get ready to primer - what type should I get? Also how far away should I hold the gun while painting?
You should be sure that you're heater core is the problem before you start mingling around in that area IMO. Briano1234 has outlined at least 10 causes for your interior being wet. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t=sagging+door. If you're heater core is gummed up it will usually expel a mist of tasty smelling fog on the inside of your windshield from my experience with other cars.
If you want to tune up your car visit http://www.cabby-info.com/cis.htm. You might find that it is easier to do going through steps in order, as opposed to setting your timing without doing a proper tune up.
I am fairly sure its the heater core. Small amounts of water keep accumulating even while the car is in my garage. The water is also on the passengers side floor board.
I have been sanding the car with this new DA sander I got from Harbor Freight. Its actually doing a great job. My air compressor is some what disappointing tough. I can run my DA sander for about 20 minutes then I have to allow the tank to fill up again. I am using a lot of psi, so that may be part of the problem as well.
I also got the bolts out of that trans mount. Now - how do I get the old bushing out? WTF one problem after another. I need a press!
Finished removing spindles and ready to get bushing smashed in to the control arm.
Wheel bearings going in tomorrow.
Sanding and assembly is almost complete
Man, hadn't realized what kind of work you were willing to put into this car until I saw your last strip down picture. How far are you going with this? Also, once I saw that picture I'm surprised how large the charcoal canister is. Great work and I love the progress.
My plan at the moment is to prime and paint the exterior and replace everything that needs replacing. I want to build a dependable semi-custom, yet stock cabby and of course learn as much as I can along the way. Frankly paint and body is as alien to me as an alien, thus the need for me to do it.
My plan for the motor is to buy a second one and begin building it up. Another option is; I do own a 98 Jetta 2.0L and from what I am learning that motor could be swapped in with some minor modifications. What ever the direction I hope by next winter I can put in a new motor and trans in this car and enjoy her for years.
Started welding the holes in the body. I still need to get this welder tuned in but overall its working. I am also sanding on the chassis using my new air-compressor and DA sander. Its working great compared to hand sanding. What a difference!
A little sanding and looking at this photo I can see I need to get my good wheels off. Ergh!
Using a paper template I began cutting out sheet metal blanks using my snips. I purchased the sheet metal at Home Depot and if my memory serves me correctly I think it is 22 gauge. Ill use this to weld in to the side marker holes.
Tack welding the piece in and plug welded the holes. This still needs more welding but its cold in this garage, even with the heater on full blast.
Working on the car is difficult in all this snow. I am now an official snow blower in the evenings and mornings.
Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-20-2012 at 01:42 PM.
Still working on the body, sanding and hammering dents. I am using 80 grit to remove the last paint job.
I do have one particular dent that is clearly out of my league. Not to sure what to do about it yet.
Another look. Its right on the corner of that curved fender.
Center cluster is almost done with the Audi gauges I pulled out of a wreckeing yard. This is going to be a nice set up.
Cleaned up and painted the timing cover. In between the fill ups on the air-compressor I have to finish the new timing belt installation.
First coat of engine paint...
Overall I need to figure out what type of primer to use and what grit of sandpaper I can finish with to primer. Also I think the temperature is going to delay the entire winter build unless it starts to heat up a bit. I cant imagine wet sanding in below freezing temperatures., ice sanding.
I have also completed this week:
New front wheel bearings pressed in and ready to install. Thanks to the guys at STM tuning
New tie rods but need to find the boot retaining clip.
New control arm bushings.
New sway bar bushings.
Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-23-2012 at 12:33 PM.
Great work. Im planning the same basic thing for mine. I already have 2.0 in mine but I want to shave doors trunk and roll fenders too. I actually had the pic of that blue car as inspiration before I even got my cabby but mine is 92 so I'm keeping the bumper style for that year. Keep it goin I love the build