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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

    1. Member oneunder's Avatar
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      01-18-2012 03:38 PM #26
      I dreamt about it and am trying to figure out how to best deal with my rubbing issue I have on the rear passenger side.
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      01-19-2012 04:44 PM #27
      - Replaced the glove box door (someone took the padding off?)
      - Installed the knee bar again

      Drove it 100+ miles today on ****ty roads and loving it.
      '91 GTDECO

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      01-19-2012 09:32 PM #28
      we moved into a new place and now it has a garage

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      01-20-2012 08:33 PM #29
      Drove her in the fresh snow with my son (so no hot rodding or e-brake pulls )

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      01-20-2012 08:39 PM #30
      Not a Dam thing...
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      01-20-2012 10:27 PM #31
      dug it out of the snow and squeezed both the 81 and 92 into the garage.
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      01-21-2012 09:21 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox2021 View Post
      everything i do is budget build stuff. i bent the #15 pin for the DRL and just put a switch under the dash for the fogs
      Easier and less destructive way, pull down the fuse panel, locate the single wire yellow connector and unplug it. DRLs disabled on your MK3 without bending/damaging tabs, and can easily be re-enabled should you decide you want them, or to sell the car.

      The cabby only got caught in the background of this pic as I worked on the wheels for the MK2 project, last night.


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      01-21-2012 03:59 PM #33
      Washed her........drove her.......took a picture of her....



      Bought sumin' for her....

      Now, I'm gonna tackle changing the color of the boot.

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      01-21-2012 04:33 PM #34
      Turned 125,000 miles on a trip to the grocery store, with the top down in mid 70's weather.......

      Last edited by CajunSpike; 01-21-2012 at 08:31 PM.

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      01-21-2012 05:30 PM #35
      I am jealous..

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      01-21-2012 05:39 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Run_That View Post
      I am jealous..

      needs a wash...

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      01-21-2012 05:41 PM #37
      mid 70s! it got in the twenties today so i figure it would be a good day to park and tarp mine
      dink and flicka

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      01-21-2012 06:43 PM #38
      Yeah it's unfortunate. The car sits in a garage most of the time but can't avoid getting dirty on wintry roads.

      I just cleaned the airflow plate area and fixed a intake boot issue. And shortly will be tending to an exhaust rattle at the sway bar. I must be one of the only around here to be driving/fixing things in the winter.
      '91 GTDECO

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      01-21-2012 08:58 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      Easier and less destructive way, pull down the fuse panel, locate the single wire yellow connector and unplug it. DRLs disabled on your MK3 without bending/damaging tabs, and can easily be re-enabled should you decide you want them, or to sell the car.

      The cabby only got caught in the background of this pic as I worked on the wheels for the MK2 project, last night.

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      92 cabby 16v, 91 yellow corrado, not stock!!!
      01-21-2012 10:02 PM #40
      not very much since she's sleeping for the winter, its -1000 deg here and theres 100 ft of snow everywhere

      well not really, but it sure seems like it to me!!!

      i did go for a drive with the wagon and picked up two full sets of used 195-50-15's (one yokos and one toyo proxes) so i have good rubbers on all three set of mags i rotate on it during the summer months
      Last edited by yellorado; 01-21-2012 at 10:05 PM.

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      01-22-2012 03:06 AM #41
      Changed the valve cover gasket, and the intake gasket (2.0 aba Mk3) ... Unfortunately, lost one of the hex bolts while taking off the back bracket/bolts.... Dropped it in the undercarriage and couldn't find it on the ground , so hopefully it'll fall out.. Everything else went smoothly, cept I found a bit of water/moisture inside the valve cover (let's hope it's because it's 10 degrees F up here.)

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      01-22-2012 12:19 PM #42
      bought it. threw a battery in it. then drove it home.

      only hiccup was a small coolant leak from the rad.
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      01-22-2012 01:17 PM #43
      I picked up this to put in it-


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      01-22-2012 01:33 PM #44
      Brushed off a foot of snow. Started her up...
      Sat in her for 15mins with a beer, dreaming of spring. What a machine!

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      01-22-2012 03:10 PM #45
      Ordered a Euro plate - should be in next week.

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      01-23-2012 01:24 AM #46
      Got a call from my kid last night who was out in Etienne #2. Seems the passenger side axle came off on the tranny end, spilling its guts all over the road.

      Loaded the tools, jack, and a spare cv joint into the pickup. Found that 4 of the inner cv joint bolts were missing and the two bolts left had snapped leaving the remainder of the bolt in the hole. Was able to get one of the broken bolts out.

      Went to auto store, bought 5 of the 1.25x45mm M8 bolts.
      Pulled off the inner cv joint that fell apart, reinstalled the one I brought with me.
      Put 5 new bolts in place using lock washers, dropped it back to the ground and the kid drove it away.

      Need to find two of the plates that go on the axle bolts as they are missing.
      Ordering new bolts from germanautoparts as well as a shifter rebuild kit which this car needs.

      Another day in the life.......
      Last edited by CajunSpike; 01-23-2012 at 01:31 AM.

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      01-23-2012 05:44 AM #47
      Pulled my tranny ( in the rain ) so it can be sent for a rebuild. Stupid pinion bearing. All in all it went pretty smooth, considering the weather, and the fact that I'm working with an 1/8th of the tools I normally have available.
      Last edited by matty kirk; 01-23-2012 at 05:46 AM.
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      01-23-2012 05:50 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      Got a call from my kid last night who was out in Etienne #2. Seems the passenger side axle came off on the tranny end, spilling its guts all over the road.

      Loaded the tools, jack, and a spare cv joint into the pickup. Found that 4 of the inner cv joint bolts were missing and the two bolts left had snapped leaving the remainder of the bolt in the hole. Was able to get one of the broken bolts out.

      Went to auto store, bought 5 of the 1.25x45mm M8 bolts.
      Pulled off the inner cv joint that fell apart, reinstalled the one I brought with me.
      Put 5 new bolts in place using lock washers, dropped it back to the ground and the kid drove it away.

      Need to find two of the plates that go on the axle bolts as they are missing.
      Ordering new bolts from germanautoparts as well as a shifter rebuild kit which this car needs.

      Another day in the life.......
      When I lost the axle plates I just used 2 washers. 2 years no issues.
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

      Another Useless Ground Thread
      I am a Commodian. I tell really Crappy jokes.
      HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FAQ's ABOVE..PAGE 3 Thread 75?

    24. Member briano1234's Avatar
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      01-23-2012 05:50 AM #49
      Did nothing but Drive it today............
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

      Another Useless Ground Thread
      I am a Commodian. I tell really Crappy jokes.
      HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FAQ's ABOVE..PAGE 3 Thread 75?

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      01-23-2012 06:45 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      Did nothing but Drive it today............
      Isn't that half the fun?!?

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