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    Thread: Hello everyone. New project. Got my wife an 85 cabby for Xmas.

    1. Member CajunSpike's Avatar
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      12-27-2011 05:13 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      How was the fit and finish?
      I bought the outside window scrapers for all 4 windows. Looks good and went on real easy.

      You have to remove the old scrapers. They consist of a metal backing plate with the rubber stuck/glued to it. Don't bend the part on removal.

      Remove the rubber from the backing, glue/tape on the new rubber to the backing, reinstall.


      Top removal:
      6 bolts in the pivot area.
      The rear cable.
      Both rear nylon straps, one on each side, held on by two metal screws each.
      The rear window laydown pivots...held on by two 10mm bolts on each side.
      The plastic covers behind the rear windows.
      The screws that go thru the material behind those same plastic covers.
      The gas assist rods...either by removing their bottom pivot points or just taking off the clips so they can be separated from the top frame.

      Myself, I just loosened the rear cable and tucked the top into the body.
      Also removed the plastic parts behind the rear window.
      Last edited by CajunSpike; 12-27-2011 at 05:21 PM.

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      12-27-2011 05:40 PM #27
      I basically want to get the car down to a shell with a dash and rear wheels.

      Check out the piston that came out of the motor that was in it when I got it. The guy said it "started to overheat" so he shut it off promptly and it just needed a HG :lol: None of that motor was salvageable. I am amazed at how straight and rust free this car is though. Remarkable for a 26 year old East Coast car!





      For any who might be interested, here are links to my 510 and my 525 builds.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346688189/

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7605008919930/

      Here is my silvia from 03

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7627822337985/

      And my dad and I recently did one of his 240z's (except paint and body work) He has 4 total

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

      And a link to the VW build

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7628579614667/

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      12-27-2011 06:49 PM #28
      Great start! Looking forward to your progress

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      12-27-2011 08:12 PM #29
      This is the color she decided on


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      12-27-2011 08:52 PM #30
      love this color. have a name and paint code for this?

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      12-27-2011 09:48 PM #31
      Not yet. Going to go up to Auto Paint Supply and look through the color books. She said she might also consider this color with just a hint of green too. Kind of a seafoam.

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      12-27-2011 11:12 PM #32
      fantastic start and great foundation to start with. i wish the body on my 85 was that clean.

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      12-28-2011 02:01 AM #33
      Nice project! I'm sure your wife will love the car and I cant wait to see it when your done.
      Here are 2 of my favorite blues:
      Maimi Blue L51C

      Helios Blue Metallic LA5Y


      Your 510 was really clean too!
      Last edited by vwtdiwagon; 12-28-2011 at 02:04 AM.

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      12-28-2011 10:50 AM #34
      Can you put little moon hub cap covers on these Corrado wheels? Would look great if the wheels were off white w chrome covers on that super light blue car..

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      Last edited by RVAE34; 12-28-2011 at 05:07 PM.

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      12-28-2011 05:18 PM #37
      I know it was said already, but with the car stripped down, it is really a clean shell!

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      12-28-2011 05:30 PM #38
      I know! Amazed that there is no damage and absolutely zero rust!

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      12-28-2011 09:18 PM #39
      It's finally all stripped down and ready to start on the body. Will also clean up the floor, paint it and then lay some dynamat. Amazed that I gave it to her on the 25th and already have gotten this far.

      I found two small spots where there are rust holes in the floor on the passenger side. I don't know how to weld so I will see if my best friend can knock that out for me.

      The next set of photos should be even more fun






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      12-28-2011 11:33 PM #40
      It looks good. It should be a fun build. I came from a 4 RX-7 background and now have a Cabriolet and a Jetta. I wish my Cabby was as rust free as yours when I got it.


      Was your 510 in GRM or some other magazine? It looks familiar.
      Last edited by finky; 12-28-2011 at 11:36 PM.

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      12-29-2011 07:44 AM #41
      The 510 was featured on a lot of blogs and car sites etc. Also was #1 Datsun on Cardomain for a while. Might still be... Only magazine I know it was in was a German RC car mag from when I built the 1/10th HPI version and someone at the magazine got wind of it.

      Keep watching news stands for Bimmer though


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      12-29-2011 08:19 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      This is the color she decided on


      This is: Florida blue

      Several variants of blue are available, the best is Florida Blue!

      Sorry for bad English. Thank you to Google Translate
      http://www.vwquebec.ca/forum/showthr...opless-Machine

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      12-29-2011 10:12 AM #43
      Ha! I know why it's called Florida blue The jersey walls to the keys are that color. As are most boat bottoms in FL

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      12-31-2011 08:03 AM #44
      I was able to match the color at the local auto paint supply. I also got a sample of a shade that looks to be that blue with just one or two parts green. She chose that color which I am on board with. Going to shoot it with Sikkens once I finish the body work.

      Also bought a nice set of B pillar seals, a practically new Windshield frame to top seal and new vinyl door panel tops.

      Going to order the new window scrapers and door seals next week.

      Also started cleaning up the stainless window trim.

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      12-31-2011 05:07 PM #46
      Here are the top 2 color choices so far.. She is leaning towards the one on the right which is kind of a seafoam. They are both so subtle though that at first glance you think it's white.




      Of course then I found this photo. This color would look great too!! It's sand white. 2011 color.

      Last edited by RVAE34; 12-31-2011 at 05:13 PM.

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      01-02-2012 04:29 PM #47
      Well she changed her mind on color again

      After we continue looking through pictures online, she really loved this one and thought it would be a much more "summery" color. But she wanted a little more pale. So in trying to think of a factory color it hit me.. 95 Volvo T5-R yellow cream. I plan on getting one of these wagons soon as a DD so we will both have the same color cars

      The decision is final. And the body work is almost done. Today I picked up PPG Epoxy primer and enough pain to spray a sample of the yellow cream which looks great with 2 coats of clear, wetsanded and buffed.












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      01-02-2012 11:02 PM #48
      Love the new color choice good luck with the build..

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      01-03-2012 01:19 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      Well she changed her mind on color again
      Be thankful she didn't chose Plaid.
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    25. 01-03-2012 01:19 AM #50
      What about that special edition light yellow that came on the new beetle in the early 2000s? Don't know the exact color name but its yellow and more pastel.

      One more red cabby gets a facelift and color change...love it! Took me 3 years to decide on a color, finally went with nogaro blue.

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