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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

    1. Member BIGDAVE1050's Avatar
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      02-04-2012 09:06 AM #71
      I replaced both side view mirrors glass. The old ones had wierd brown waves along the edges.

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      02-04-2012 11:19 AM #72
      Blue one Nothing but drive it...... my Green one had to have the Alternator replaced last week. took longer to get the warranty Alt and have it tested from the "auto jobber" than to remove and replace the old one.

      On a side note, getting it tested at the autojobber of choice, is a good thing, as they can print out the test or display it, and you can jot down the voltage and amperage of the new unit. So that when you place it on your car and start it after, you can measure the voltage to the battery to determine how bad your cables are.
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

      Where are my grounds ?
      I am a Commodian. I tell really Crappy jokes.

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      02-04-2012 01:21 PM #73
      drove it for the first time since i bought it 2 weeks ago.
      as picked up......


      as of 1pm today
      "subculture refuses to let this model vw fade away......they are cherished and preserved in spite of logic and economics."

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      03-03-2012 09:53 PM #74
      Made my interior quiet

      Fixed my noisy vents... amazing how nice it is not to have those things whistling... thanks for the write up brian

      Took apart dash, found a bunch of missing screws and replaced them.

      Cleaned every switch button and controls while i had the dash apart. Looks 100 times better

      Unpluged 3 of the four speaker po blew them... im rocking just the passenger front for now.
      dink and flicka

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      03-03-2012 10:09 PM #75
      Still polishing my wheels . And doing alittle paint work around the "p" s on the rims !!

    6. Junior Member Stashm2's Avatar
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      03-03-2012 11:50 PM #76
      Today I got new tires for my used 97 Jetta Rims and put them all on my car looks much better than the ghetto 17's and Gave it new front shocks and springs :-) Set camber per a thread here seemed to work well. New rears should be here on monday! Drives like a new car with these wheels.





      And I missed Rodrigas My 92 Mexican Jetta may it live on in other VW's some where out there.

      Last edited by Stashm2; 03-03-2012 at 11:54 PM.

    7. 03-04-2012 08:45 PM #77
      Planning to start my electrical revamp of the dash and lights. Also doing the front brakes strut bearings and front wheel bearings. Have all the parts just have no time. I'll post up pics when I start

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      03-04-2012 10:02 PM #78
      Looked at mine sitting in it's upset leaking fuel state. Got a lot of things planned for it over the warmer months.

    9. Member Julianxt737's Avatar
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      03-04-2012 10:20 PM #79
      Was more yesterday night and in the morning today lol
      Replaced Brake Booster and Master Cylinder...next up, pads and shoes and full brake system bleed


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      03-05-2012 01:47 PM #81
      sewed myself a new shift boot

    11. Member MissHood's Avatar
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      03-06-2012 01:22 PM #82
      waxed a bit while having a few cigs!
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You can't expect them to walk to and from school carrying their babies..

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      Bagged 1990 Jetta GLI, 1992 Corrado SLC, 1986 Cabriolet, 1998 Cabrio
      03-07-2012 12:28 AM #83
      Pulled the old fuel pump (external), re did some vacuum lines, and changed my passenger axle!
      1990 Jetta GLI
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      03-07-2012 12:30 AM #84
      92 Cabby was running bad and had idle surges. Replaced idle control valve. Found much valve cover leaks...replaced with rubber valve cover from germanautoparts. found main big air tube practically disconnected from air box. Still have to fix exhaust gasket leaks from head to manifold.

      had a 99 cabrio towed home..so the fun starts on that.

    14. 03-08-2012 07:34 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by mAutopsy View Post
      sewed myself a new shift boot
      Post up some pics of it. :-)

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      03-08-2012 08:23 PM #86
      changed my gear oil, cleaned up my battery terminals. And did a little touch up job on some rough spots in my paint.

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      03-08-2012 09:11 PM #87
      The alloy wheels (actually the clear coating) were dull and nasty. I cleaned them today with brillo pads, then used #400 wet sandpaper on them, cleaned and dried them, then sprayed them with 3coats of a high quality gloss clear paint (Valspar). I didn't even take them off the car, I just masked the tires. The wheels look brand new now and it was totally simple. When the paint cures, I plan to put a silicone spray type auto finish coating on them so the brake dust won't stick.
      That went so fast and well, I then attacked the famous left leg leak by messing with the top, adjusting, and re-doing the silicone sealent areas. We will see.

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      03-08-2012 11:15 PM #88
      Removed damaged top radiator support from 99 cabrio. Found wires to passenger side headlight cut and gone. installed new battery.

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      03-09-2012 01:24 PM #89
      Cleaned up rear Springs and resprayed with epoxy paint as well as the upper spring seats.. Made new flanges for the lower spring seats as the originals were gone and the KYB's did not fit my new struts... Ordered new engine mounts all around.. New oilpump and windage tray are next on the list. Then fixing windsheild rust... and touching up paint. Should get the rear Struts in tonight (they are in and what a difference that made!).
      Last edited by Stashm2; 03-10-2012 at 07:01 AM.

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      03-10-2012 12:51 AM #90
      Bought a set of Saw-Blades, 16"x9.5" all around, for my mk3.5! A bargain (considering that I live in Europe, and the Corvette C4 wasn't sold in here, eheh)

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      03-10-2012 08:24 AM #91
      Made a whole new wiring harness with relays for my new quad grille! and started cleaning my wheels so they look nice for when the car comes out of paint!

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      03-10-2012 10:02 AM #92
      Pulled the dash to change the vacuum servo. Going back in with the dash today after I trace the charge light wire to find the short.

      I will figure out how to post pic's later, out to continue on the job.

      85 Cabriolet

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      03-10-2012 10:40 AM #93
      Picked these up:

      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

      RooflessVW

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      03-10-2012 12:32 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Picked these up:

      those seats are dope man!! where did u find those??

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      03-10-2012 12:39 PM #95
      Today was a sad day my friends.... I am in school and i daily drive my mk4 1.8t and my mom drives my passat but "Milley the Cabby" sits all lonely in my garage. But to get to the point, my family sold our house and we are movin over 1,500 miles away so it was time to downsize the inventory... so yes, i unfortunately had to sell my baby. my first ever VW that i bought salvaged and fixed up. RIP babe. ill miss you.
      heres an old pic of her.
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      03-10-2012 12:43 PM #96
      Buddy of mine in Obernzenn had them in his basement, traded him some Golf 3 GTI reds straight up. I'm going to try to make some bases for them tomorrow while I look for a legit power set from a Jetta.

      I think they're originally out of an E30.

      Edit: From a 911. 993 series.
      Last edited by s2kvondeutschland; 03-11-2012 at 07:28 PM.
      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

      RooflessVW

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      03-10-2012 12:46 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Buddy of mine in Obernzenn had them in his basement, traded him some Golf 3 GTI reds straight up. I'm going to try to make some bases for them tomorrow while I look for a legit power set from a Jetta.

      I think they're originally out of an E30.
      real sick man. solid grab

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      03-10-2012 01:21 PM #98
      Cleaned the windows, checked the fluids, Rain-ex'ed the Front.... Oh and I drove it to fill the tank.
      24.8 mpg on my Auto.
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

      Where are my grounds ?
      I am a Commodian. I tell really Crappy jokes.

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      03-10-2012 07:39 PM #99
      I got the rest of the parts to fix my fuel leak. That is getting done next weekend. Then focusing on fixing the exhaust and oil leak.

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      03-10-2012 07:56 PM #100
      friday I started buffing paint and today touching up front end with paint before I install small euro lip and reinstall my front bumper .

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      03-10-2012 08:15 PM #101
      I got and installed the air filters the other day.


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      03-10-2012 09:12 PM #102
      I bought my first car, my first Dub a beautiful new to me 97 cabby with 109,000 miles on it! I'll post an introduction post with pics tomorrow for you guys

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      03-11-2012 01:17 AM #103
      Installed AC relay PO had removed for some reason; charged system, getting ready for summer

    33. 03-11-2012 09:40 AM #104
      It got dropped off @ the house yesterday. Pulled it in the garage, looked at it, opened the top & went back inside.

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      03-11-2012 10:32 AM #105
      clipper.......


      no clipper....
      "subculture refuses to let this model vw fade away......they are cherished and preserved in spite of logic and economics."

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