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    Thread: 1983 Rabbit GTi Build [Part 2]

    1. Member DuB-P's Avatar
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      01-18-2012 09:46 PM #36
      20120118:

      Little update, nothing serious, fixed my headlight switch, ordered a new one for 20.00 and swapped it out, and fixed some wiring that was split. Now my running lights work! No more getting pulled over






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      01-22-2012 12:56 AM #37
      20110121:

      Dash bezel for the Rabbit = CarbonFiber


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      01-22-2012 01:07 PM #38
      More Pictures, I cant wait to install this when a cleaned up dash.




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      01-22-2012 02:12 PM #39
      Hey dub are you still out at Luke? I am a staff at the 62nd and new to the dub scene am down to meet some fellow USAF dubbers! Where do you work? Car is looking nice looked at your whole project thread what a transformation. Good job keep up the good work

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      01-22-2012 02:51 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by danielbaur7935 View Post
      Hey dub are you still out at Luke? I am a staff at the 62nd and new to the dub scene am down to meet some fellow USAF dubbers! Where do you work? Car is looking nice looked at your whole project thread what a transformation. Good job keep up the good work
      Yeah man, I'm at the 308th. Thanks bro, putting a axle in it today, and fixing some brake line

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      01-22-2012 09:12 PM #41
      20120122:



      Changed the axle today because the boot was torn, and it was starting to vibrate a little, Warranty swap,

      More carbon fiber work done by me to come, and brake line work.

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      01-23-2012 07:23 PM #42


      more carbon fiber work to come

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      01-29-2012 06:37 PM #43
      More Carbon Fiber Pictures:




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      01-29-2012 11:28 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB-P View Post
      More Carbon Fiber Pictures:



      dam guy this is looking great glad too see the way its going good luck with the rest of it

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      02-11-2012 10:44 AM #45
      20120211:

      Not really a update, got a new part in today Been trying to get my hands on one of these forever now, got it for 20.00 BAMMM!!!

      I still need a RT Fender, RT Door, and Hood so let me know if you see any around in good condition.

      I ordered a Polly Trans Mount from BFI so ill install that when it gets here



      Some more problems with the rabbit, it likes to shut off at lights sometimes, I think I just need to tune it, not a big deal cause im going to swap the engine soon enough anyway

      The steering has some play in it, so I need to get under it soon and check it out like 1/3 turn play, its annoying

      I saw this on Top gear last night, they where doing a challenge and they where driving through cali in a taxi cab, and theres a nice 84 rabbit gti behind them, heres a picture


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      02-12-2012 01:09 PM #47
      It's coming together really good. Looks very clean. I like what you've done with the dash.
      2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 Door 5 Speed
      2.5" pipe from cat back to Magnaflow muffler.
      2.5L Inline 5.

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      02-19-2012 07:56 PM #48
      20120219:

      Changed Oil
      Changed Tranny Mount (poly)
      Removed Driverside Axle (Warranty)
      Removed Front Sway Bar(done with it, For Sale)




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      02-19-2012 08:07 PM #49
      Ill add my GLi build to this Thread too. Two for one Special, just to show what Im up to.

      So here it goes.

      The Car:



      The Engine:



      New Parts:






      That Axle is a Raxle with a upgraded new longer Joint for slammed GLi's Marty hooked me up, and hopefully this takes care of all the vibration issues ive been happen

      The Ideas:

      Powdercoat Wheels White
      Paint Calipers
      Install Tires/Wheels
      Install axle

      Its on 4 Jackstands right now downtown where im working on it, UNItronic is shipping my ECU back (STG 2 91 octane) Cant wait for that

      More to come

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      02-20-2012 09:30 AM #50
      20120220:

      Today Im going to finish changing the Oil, The drain plug was striped from the previous owner, Im going to install the driver side axle and then go give her a bath, May work on the GLi today too who knows, more to come in a few hours

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      02-26-2012 01:37 PM #51
      Like I said, more of the GLi build:

      20120226:

      Cleaning up the engine bay, painting, and putting new clamps on
      Intalled Raxle and Cabin Air Filter







      Today, Installing new t-bolt clamps, painting calipers, and starting on the wheels

      More Pictures to come, The rabbit runs great, just need to swap mastercylinders!

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      02-26-2012 06:52 PM #52
      Wow, is that the air filter out of your HVAC system at home? It's HUGE.

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      02-26-2012 09:59 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      Wow, is that the air filter out of your HVAC system at home? It's HUGE.
      good one. nah its the camera angle

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      02-26-2012 10:01 PM #54
      20120226:

      Tires Chillen waiting on me to get done with these wheels



      Ive been stripping the wheels with acft stripper, got any other tips?



      Calipers are done No more pink calipers






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      02-26-2012 11:20 PM #55
      acid dip them or soda blast aircraft remover sucks

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      02-27-2012 02:36 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by sec914 View Post
      acid dip them or soda blast aircraft remover sucks
      its going pretty good right now, I got one wheel done, how much does it cost to get them acid dipped, and where do I go to do this

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      02-28-2012 12:15 AM #57
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!

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      02-28-2012 12:50 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by azVDubb View Post
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!
      man wish i knew that when I received my wheels! I was trying to find a place to get them taken down to bare metal. ended up rattle canning grey over the powdercoat impatience.

      I don't mind the look, but god I think it'd look soooo much better with these wheels polished.
      http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...tn001/new1.jpg

      OP I wish I could just fast forward to the build being complete. I was REALLLY hoping it would some how be waaay more progressed at the end of this page lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

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      02-28-2012 02:28 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by azVDubb View Post
      i own a chemical paint stripping company, we can take care of ya
      send me a pm!
      sent!

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      02-28-2012 02:55 AM #60
      Went to UPS and picked up my ecu, Installed it, and let it idle for a minute, I could tell it started better, and the idle was nice and steady, I cant wait to get this on the road, I might put it on steel wheels just to drive it for a week. ha.


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      03-05-2012 01:16 AM #61
      Both cars are coming along nicely.
      Good to see you got the axle fixed.

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      03-05-2012 01:35 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      Both cars are coming along nicely.
      Good to see you got the axle fixed.
      Thanks bro, Started painting the wheels today, Etching primer, then filler primer, and I did 3 coats of white, just need to do the clear coat now.


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      03-08-2012 12:58 AM #63
      20120307:

      New master cylinder came in for the Rabbit Cant wait to install it, and start driving the rabbit again.



      The wife and I did some carbon fiber work tonight, covered this Decided to do it because the fabric was falling off, and I tried to glue it back up and it turned out ****ty, I was going to cover it in some new fabric but everyone does that, so I made it carbon fiber, just need put another coat of resin on it, and then clear coat/polish!! Stay tuned to see the finished product, and then I may make the two pieces I made for the rabbit a while back have more 'shine' im still learning as I go on, and getting better and better at laying it.

      BEFORE



      NOW


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      03-11-2012 12:05 AM #64
      20120310:

      wheels are done, waiting to dry, and to do two more.
      after 4 coats of white:



      after 3 coats of CLEAR


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      03-12-2012 12:35 AM #65
      20120311:

      Master Cylinder install c/w



      ALL APART



      Installed, just need to tighten lines



      Putting CIS box back in, Master cylinder done, just need to bleed all brakes




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      03-12-2012 12:38 AM #66
      Carbon Fiber sunroof cover for the GLi
      3 coats of resin



      Then Waxed/ wetsand



      now 3 coats of clear coat, waiting on it to dry right now, cant wait to see it in the GLi

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      03-29-2012 12:58 AM #67
      20120328:

      GLi update new boost gauge pod



      Rabbit update...... got both fenders now just need to install euro bumper


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      03-29-2012 01:57 AM #68
      now youre talking.
      Rabbit looks nice with fenders on it.
      the GLI is looking nice too.
      I probably should have just gotten it. I got cold feet.
      it happens.
      keep up the good work.

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      03-29-2012 02:50 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      now youre talking.
      Rabbit looks nice with fenders on it.
      the GLI is looking nice too.
      I probably should have just gotten it. I got cold feet.
      it happens.
      keep up the good work.
      thanks my dood. Yeah I can understand that, im trying to work out all the kinks with the GLi right now. I fixed the turn signal click, and the axle vibration is gone so thats a plus

      but now the rabbit wont hold a idle after I changed that master cylinder, so I gotta retrace my steps,
      its a never ending headache with all my cars lol

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      04-04-2012 09:38 PM #70
      20120404:

      two wheels on with tires. Now just gotta paint the other two.

      going to paint the tow hook white, and front vw emblem.





      o yeah and new stickers for both cars



      just doing little things right now to keep me busy

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