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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

    1. 04-10-2012 04:38 AM #211
      Started off the day degreasing and high pressure washing the engine bay. Then replaced the leaky cork 3pc cam cover gasket with the later model 1pc rubber one (also installed the necessary shoulderless studs). Put in an upper oil baffle, checked valve clearances, bead blasted and repainted upper belt and cam cover. Changed cam belt and tensioner. Set timing and injection to spec.

      The '85 is now running like a raped ape. Still need to recharge A/C and restore function of the vacuum operated cruise control (prior owner abandoned it when he put in an A2 TB).

      It's sure nice getting back into the 8V world. I'd almost forgotten what great engines they are!

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      04-10-2012 02:19 PM #212
      Today I uhh.. wrote some words in the dust my cabby is starting to collect.

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      04-10-2012 03:47 PM #213
      Miss her, thinking about pulling the trigger on another one. (just have to convenience the Mrs.)
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      04-10-2012 09:09 PM #214
      Warshed it .


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      04-10-2012 11:03 PM #215
      i washed mine today too for the 2nd time this week haha
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      04-11-2012 02:37 PM #216
      Found a boost leak. Went from 11 to 16psi.

      Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    7. 04-12-2012 07:47 AM #217
      Added chrome side stripes.

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      04-13-2012 07:18 PM #218
      i made a skid plate for my oil pan out of some steel and tested that b!tch out!!!! that things gunna take quite a beatin sorry no pics of it but ill post some soon
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    9. 04-13-2012 10:55 PM #219


      Shavin side markers off!!

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      04-14-2012 01:56 AM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by vwcrackerjack View Post
      Added chrome side stripes.
      i got thsame chrome stripping it looks good man
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      04-14-2012 03:08 AM #221
      Black 90 cabby for a friend.

      Started at 9pm, finished and cleaned up at 1:45am...
      replaced both axles and power steering pump.

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      04-14-2012 09:43 AM #222
      Yesterday I trimmed the replacement (old one got damaged) ABA upper timing cover to clear the MK1 engine mount. Baby steps.

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      04-15-2012 02:09 AM #223
      New tires, and I installed my new radiator. No leaks and traction

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      04-15-2012 02:50 AM #224
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      04-15-2012 03:54 PM #225
      I thought about all the things i want to do......

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      04-15-2012 06:09 PM #226
      last two days i grabbed the bondo and started working on a few spots that needed some attention

      tonight i will order my outertierod, wheel bearing and shift rebuild kit from GAP

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      04-15-2012 09:25 PM #227
      New (to me) rain guard and rubber.

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      04-16-2012 09:34 PM #228
      What I did to my Cabriolet today, I took a picture of a random rabbit that happened to be near my volkswagen rabbit.


      image hosting

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      04-16-2012 10:22 PM #229
      Drove mine to and from work twice today. Then drove to Wal-mart to pick up some oil for my Volvo and Dinner for the Girl and myself. Very nice 85+ degree day here in PA. Many more to come.

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      04-16-2012 11:35 PM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by Businessman View Post
      What I did to my Cabriolet today, I took a picture of a random rabbit that happened to be near my volkswagen rabbit.


      image hosting

      thats awesome i stopped in the middle of the street to let one cross the street in my cabby the other day
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      04-16-2012 11:43 PM #231
      Painted over some spots that i patched over with some bondo.

      just some random gray and flat blacks that i had laying around. I'll probably grab some more flat army green and redo the entire car after.. we'll see

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      04-16-2012 11:50 PM #232
      I drove it. High 80's is southern VT today.

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      04-17-2012 10:11 AM #233
      Turned 128,000 miles on Etienne #1 driving it to work yesterday.

      I love the mileage I get with this car.

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      04-17-2012 10:21 AM #234
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post
      Painted over some spots that i patched over with some bondo.

      just some random gray and flat blacks that i had laying around. I'll probably grab some more flat army green and redo the entire car after.. we'll see
      ur siggy is cool......but broken...it just links it.....lol

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      04-17-2012 11:45 AM #235
      Finally fixed my ****ing horn!!!!:d

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      04-18-2012 07:33 PM #236
      In the last week I've:

      Installed new front wheel bearings, both sides
      Replaced bad drivers side wheel hub
      Replaced factory 7 spoke alloy's with new 16in rims
      Installed new instrument cluster
      Installed smoked tail light and side marker lenses

      Starting to look good!

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      Next week, hopefully I'll get the rear brakes updated to disc!

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      04-18-2012 07:42 PM #237
      Dropped the top and top her to work, had a great time the weather is still nice in Miami.
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      04-18-2012 07:59 PM #238
      i painted my borbet type Ms black they look like completely different wheels they came out awesome!!!
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      04-18-2012 09:45 PM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by h8Tr_ View Post
      Dropped the top and top her to work, had a great time the weather is still nice in Miami.
      my buddy just bought one in Miami....16v., hes getting it tomorrow....it was the grey one on CL

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      04-18-2012 11:53 PM #240
      put all my new parts in the back seat so if i get pulled over for riding without an inspection sticker i can say i am on the way to the garage to drop the car off lol..

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      04-18-2012 11:58 PM #241
      today, well earlier today.. I go some tunes in the cabby. I threw in a decent headunit and so far got 3 speakers working! I haz Tunez
      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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      04-19-2012 10:06 AM #242
      Installed new door strikers, and ordered a oil pan and valve cover gasket.

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      04-19-2012 02:32 PM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanityana View Post
      In the last week I've:

      Installed new front wheel bearings, both sides
      Replaced bad drivers side wheel hub
      Replaced factory 7 spoke alloy's with new 16in rims
      Installed new instrument cluster
      Installed smoked tail light and side marker lenses

      Starting to look good!

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      Next week, hopefully I'll get the rear brakes updated to disc!

      lower that **** then you'll be dubbin



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      Last edited by originalvw; 04-19-2012 at 02:34 PM.


    34. 04-20-2012 11:38 PM #245
      Today pulled both wheel hub assemblies tomorrow getting new wheel bearings and hubs pressed in reassembling and putting the corrado steallies back on

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