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    Thread: 1983 Rabbit GTi Build [Part 2]

    1. Member DuB-P's Avatar
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      01-11-2012 11:52 PM #26
      I was bored.... more mk1 toe hooks made


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      01-12-2012 01:34 AM #27
      u dsellin the hooks!!!

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      01-12-2012 11:34 PM #28
      Got my Rear TT Strut brace back from Powdercoat, done pearl white by All Valley Powder Coat, Thanks Paul!






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      01-12-2012 11:59 PM #29
      Just wait until you see the pearl effect in the sun.
      For powder and ceramic coatings email me.
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      01-14-2012 12:47 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by need a vdub View Post
      Just wait until you see the pearl effect in the sun.
      Im going to install it tomorrow, I'll take more pictures.

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      01-14-2012 02:13 PM #31
      Install the TT Rear Strut brace today




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      01-15-2012 12:34 AM #32
      looks good.
      and its good to see you have your electrical issue solved.
      Those are such a PITA to diagnose.

      Keep up the work.

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      01-15-2012 12:26 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      looks good.
      and its good to see you have your electrical issue solved.
      Those are such a PITA to diagnose.

      Keep up the work.
      your telling me bro, just ordered a headlight switch cause my rear running lights went to ****, and I keep getting pulled over lol.

      ordered some Carbon fiber, for the dash, and interior pieces.

      Got the GLi up on jacks painting the calipers, powdercoating the wheels (all valley powdercoat) and sending my axles to marty in florida and he is going to rebuild them for me. Pictures to come with that also.

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      01-16-2012 12:41 PM #34
      I have a question, I have a EuroSport upper strut brace, Eurosport lower control arm brace, and a Autotech front sway bar, is that to much? should I loose the sway bar for better handling?

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      01-17-2012 07:31 PM #35


      little picture update.....

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      01-18-2012 08:46 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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      01-21-2012 11:56 PM #37
      20110121:

      Dash bezel for the Rabbit = CarbonFiber


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      01-22-2012 12:07 PM #38
      More Pictures, I cant wait to install this when a cleaned up dash.




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      01-22-2012 01:12 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 01:51 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 08:12 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 06:23 PM #42


      more carbon fiber work to come

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      01-29-2012 05:37 PM #43
      More Carbon Fiber Pictures:




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      01-29-2012 10:28 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB-P View Post
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      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 09:44 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 12:09 PM #47
      It's coming together really good. Looks very clean. I like what you've done with the dash.
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      02-19-2012 06:56 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 07:07 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 08:30 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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