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    1. Member CajunSpike's Avatar
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      03-22-2012 09:18 PM #141
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      03-23-2012 04:13 PM #142
      Thanks to a quick (but strong Thunderstorm) the glue on the back of my top gave way. So I put black Duct tape on my black top. (Does that count as a mod?)

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      03-23-2012 05:26 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by BIGDAVE1050 View Post
      Thanks to a quick (but strong Thunderstorm) the glue on the back of my top gave way. So I put black Duct tape on my black top. (Does that count as a mod?)
      Id say its preventative maintenance hahahaha
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      03-23-2012 07:19 PM #144
      got pulled over for not having a sticker (which i dont need for another few days since i just registered it. ) got pulled over last night for having non working tail lights.. which i wasnt aware of ..

      so today i replaced the tail light fuses and they instantly popped .. time to make a post with pics and hopefully someone can give me a hand or point me in the right direction.

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      03-23-2012 11:19 PM #145
      Replaced EGR tube with good one I got from scrap yard, and installed antenna base so no more floppy antenna.

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      03-24-2012 12:23 AM #146
      Mounted my freshly powder coated wheels and went down to summer height 👍



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      03-24-2012 02:43 PM #147
      restored tail and brake light functionality!


      one step close to inspection possibilties! (if they ignore my ride height )

    8. 03-24-2012 05:53 PM #148
      Doing wheel bearing
      Last edited by vwcrackerjack; 03-24-2012 at 11:11 PM.

    9. 03-24-2012 11:14 PM #149
      And wheel hub previous one was smoked. Got it all don't took it for a spin and I had too much camber my inner tire was rubbing coil. Plus my brakes were air locked. So I fixed all that too. Back in the road again.

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      03-25-2012 02:57 PM #150
      Installed new upper transmission mount and replaced shifter bushing.

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      03-25-2012 05:00 PM #151
      Re-wired the PO's awesome radio installation and installed a new jvc head unit with new boston rears, I need to get something for the fronts so the new speakers will fit properly.

      I'm really thinking that new Vw owners need to be tested and quizzed on owning and maintaining a Vw, so much crap on this poor car was Jerry rigged and thrown together you would have thought it was an old Chevy

    12. 03-25-2012 07:19 PM #152
      Washed the engine & now the hvac blower doesn't work. Have to yet to investigate. So I broke it today.

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      03-25-2012 07:40 PM #153
      just made a custom adapter so i can rock a nice brand new K&N cone filter right off the mass airflow sensor

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      03-25-2012 07:50 PM #154
      #2 91 Etienne - Installed new shifter kit. Installed new rubber valve cover gasket.

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      03-25-2012 07:50 PM #155
      A/C delete, P/S belt delete. Cleaned engine. Now to find a fuel distributor and install new injector seats. Should be running soon.


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      03-25-2012 08:33 PM #156
      finished up the p/s and a/c delete. wired the headlights on relays, and changed my radiator hoses.

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      03-26-2012 11:06 AM #157
      Used mine to haul lumber. Who needs a truck?


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      03-26-2012 06:06 PM #158
      Re-screwed in the screw that holds the lower center console thing down, and cleaned out the glove box
      Long live the SCüMWAGON!

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      03-26-2012 06:57 PM #159
      put the fan control knob on the console and the cabriolet eblem on the back.

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      03-28-2012 05:29 AM #160
      does what a co-worker did to my cabby today count?

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

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      03-28-2012 10:36 AM #161
      AMAZING...hahaha

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      03-28-2012 11:31 AM #162
      went to the local u-pull yesterday, and found a 85 Jetta GLI- Promply removed door handles and gaskets. (I remember from my fox that michigan winters are harsh on the VW handle). also removed a mirror, and should go get the other one so mine match. Installed the mirror today and tightened up my window so it stops rattling.

      Also, looked at the Audi TB on my bench and pondered that for a while...and didnt install it

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      03-28-2012 11:41 AM #163
      Also picked up a used drivers side mirror, in great shape and installing today. Found some outer door handles on an old Jetta that have chrome/metal finger pully thing, haven't seen that before. Might grab those this week.

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      03-28-2012 11:50 AM #164
      just finished painting my new wheels red.....heehee

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      03-28-2012 02:14 PM #165
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      just finished painting my new wheels red.....heehee
      when are they going on the car i really wanna see how it looks with the paint should be dope

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      03-28-2012 02:28 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by KnuckleUp2 View Post
      when are they going on the car i really wanna see how it looks with the paint should be dope
      +1
      Taking it parallel parking...License test Friday!

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      03-28-2012 02:50 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean A View Post
      +1
      Taking it parallel parking...License test Friday!
      I took my son to a parking lot and set up cones cabby size to parallel park, I made him practice until he got the hang of it. When I took him to get his license, the DMV tester said he has never seen a 16 yr old get a 98 on the test, and that he paralleled park better than some old drivers. When he came out he said that parallel parking was a breeze... He had so much room... I smiled and said we practiced for a cabby, they have it set for SUV's... But the DMV guy as he was walking out to the car he said which one is yours, I pointed to the totally cleaned and waxed topless Cabriolet, and he said "75 degrees, sunny Friday afternoon, and this is my last test for the week, and an Convertible..." I knew my son was going to pass....

      Good Luck...
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      03-28-2012 03:05 PM #168
      Not a damn friggin' thing.

      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      I took my son to a parking lot and set up cones cabby size to parallel park, I made him practice until he got the hang of it.
      Did the same thing with cones, only in front of my parents' house due to the curb. Don't know about now, but back in my day the CA DMV required either parallel parking or a K-turn during testing. I took the test in my Cab and had to do the K-turn, which I preferred! I got a 97 on the test; dumbass evaluator took off 3 points for going the road's speed limit in a school zone, after school hours. I was going to argue about it because the signs clearly say "15 MPH WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT"; it was around 4:30pm, no kids around and school was out at 3:00. But my little voice said, "It's only 3 points, who cares?! Grab your license and run!"
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      03-28-2012 03:26 PM #169
      True story, young driver in 92 cabby...taking driving test.

      When instructor asked what kind of car was going to be used and heard it was a 92..she made comment like 'must not be in good shape'.

      by the time the test was over, she was smiling and enjoying the weather..
      "man that car sure is fun and drives well".

      100% passed.

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      03-29-2012 04:40 PM #170
      Put some coilovers on it the other day and I'm getting new tires and an alignment today. Maybe wash and wax if it stops raining.

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      03-29-2012 07:02 PM #171
      New door handles and a idle screw this car is coming along nicely. I'm picking up a new techtronics exhaust this weekend. I'm having a blast working on this damn thing.

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      03-29-2012 07:42 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      I took my son to a parking lot and set up cones cabby size to parallel park, I made him practice until he got the hang of it. When I took him to get his license, the DMV tester said he has never seen a 16 yr old get a 98 on the test, and that he paralleled park better than some old drivers. When he came out he said that parallel parking was a breeze... He had so much room... I smiled and said we practiced for a cabby, they have it set for SUV's... But the DMV guy as he was walking out to the car he said which one is yours, I pointed to the totally cleaned and waxed topless Cabriolet, and he said "75 degrees, sunny Friday afternoon, and this is my last test for the week, and an Convertible..." I knew my son was going to pass....

      Good Luck...
      Haha, I love parallel parking in that thing so easy, couldn't imagine doing it with anything else. I put one of those small mirror things on my right mirror so I can see if my back tire is near the curb, hopefully he allows that lol. Thanks!

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      03-29-2012 08:34 PM #173
      Ordered a new instrument cluster with the white gauges, partially because the temp gauge on mine doesn't work and partially because I just like the white gauges

      Car is starting to feel like home

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      03-30-2012 12:56 AM #174
      repainted the badges on the back with some touchup paint.

    35. 03-30-2012 05:46 AM #175
      Got tired of the Cabriolet leaking oil. Installed a Schrick oil pan I'd had sitting on a shelf along with a new pan gasket/windage tray. Now all four vehicles (two VWs, a BMW Baur TC and a Kawasaki) in my "two-car" garage are oil tight!

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