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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

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      04-30-2012 11:04 AM #281
      OR......just get the Duplicolor Engine Enamel "clear"......and keep the grey....that would be rad!

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      04-30-2012 08:27 PM #282
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      OR......just get the Duplicolor Engine Enamel "clear"......and keep the grey....that would be rad!

      went black.. but i did kind of like the grey.. i can always repaint them someday


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      04-30-2012 08:31 PM #283
      Put the new CV passenger side axel in today. did the other tie rod and removed the sway bar(which was already popped out on the passenger side.. and the mounts on the pass side were busted).

      we also did most of the shift rebuilt kit.. its a little off now.. i need to jack the car up to adjust it. i need to push down slightly to get into 1st 2nd now. I was reading i need to jack it up and loosen the clamp on the spline rod and adjust it a tiny bit so i can get the gears back in the right place..

      tomorrow she'll get new rubber

      maybe if i cant get the guys to fix the linkage while they have the car on the lift doing the tires

    4. 05-01-2012 07:49 AM #284
      Control arm poly bushings and upper and lower stress bars


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      05-01-2012 09:07 AM #285
      sniffle sniffle....

      pushed her into a parking lot after the plastic clutch cable hook thing broke (hooks the cable to the pedal).. on the way home from putting new tires and rims on it....



      on the upside.. looks much beter without the white steelies

      offset is better too

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      05-02-2012 06:58 PM #286
      New Clutch Cable! and finally got to drive her home!

      Hopefully tomorrow night she'll get the **** linkage adjusted and then the final tierod end put on. I really need to invest in a jack (and some jack stands)


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      05-02-2012 09:10 PM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by KnuckleUp2 View Post
      i painted my borbet type Ms black they look like completely different wheels they came out awesome!!!
      Any chance you have pics of the finished product on the Cabby? I too have Type M's on my 92. Love to see them in black!

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      05-02-2012 09:30 PM #288
      Quote Originally Posted by Mach5er1 View Post
      Any chance you have pics of the finished product on the Cabby? I too have Type M's on my 92. Love to see them in black!
      i dont cuz they dont have tires on them but they look incredible there super black and very glossy
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      05-02-2012 09:40 PM #289
      im in the process of moving right now but ill try to take one off the car at least tomorrow
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      05-04-2012 04:36 PM #290
      finally got the inspection sticker today! its been a long month and a half of making repairs here and there to finally get her legal!

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      05-04-2012 09:43 PM #291
      Old radiator out, new one in tomorrow.....goodbye calcium sludge

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      05-04-2012 11:45 PM #292
      Lowered it!

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      05-06-2012 10:33 AM #293
      Looked at it sitting sideways in the back of the garage, again.

    14. 05-06-2012 02:58 PM #294
      Ordered a complete new top kit, save for the top pad.. Well that was the easy part lol, I'm off to mentally prepare for install while my package is en route..

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      05-06-2012 08:15 PM #295
      last night i dropped the speedo gear into the tranny.... so today i guess i let my tranny chew it up




      also picked up some marine vinyl in white to start working on the door cards..

      my interior is going to be amazing. Doing all white doors with black stitching and then when its al done we are going get some good paint and blood splatter the whole interior of the car.. going to look like a sick murder scene zombie attack.

      also plan to have a zombie painted on the underside of my hood too

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      05-06-2012 08:19 PM #296



      prototype drawing without the stitching incorporated

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      05-06-2012 08:29 PM #297
      ^^^ look forward to seeing
      dink and flicka

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      05-07-2012 08:15 AM #298
      Drove across Florida to get a jetta hood headlights and grill for my 1997 cabrio. Then put it all on. Pics later, my phone camera doesn't exactly work anymore.))

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      05-07-2012 10:53 AM #299
      Started my cab! I'm in the process of trying to get my own insurance for all my cars ATM. Once I get some money together for that I'm hopefully going to start driving it!
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      You can't expect them to walk to and from school carrying their babies..

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      05-07-2012 05:31 PM #300
      Quote Originally Posted by MissHood View Post
      Started my cab! I'm in the process of trying to get my own insurance for all my cars ATM. Once I get some money together for that I'm hopefully going to start driving it!
      Congrats, Alicia!

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      05-08-2012 10:02 AM #301
      so i installed the tbar bumpers, looked good, but the wife says their not safe, so back to the ugly clipper bumpers for now.
      Made my side cables for the new top project coming up.
      And this weekend i installed a new oil pan gasket, cleaned, brushed, and painted the pan.

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      05-08-2012 01:53 PM #302
      Painted my car!!!!!! Just a few minor details such as some nice pin striping, and she'll be all set for show season!
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    23. 05-09-2012 03:18 PM #304
      Drove it to work and used some weird kind of putty that's like rubber on my ashtray and glove box to stop them from rattling and it works great!!


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      05-09-2012 06:55 PM #305
      got the speedometer working today (got the speedo gear from the dealer (and the c clip) )


      it works great! downside.. my odometer still doesnt work lol.

      Also finished the bloody door cards


      Installed on door:

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      05-09-2012 06:55 PM #306
      I replaced the engine mount, and the jounce bumper. Then drove her home for the first time. I gotta say, she may not be perfect, but what a blast to drive..

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      05-09-2012 07:14 PM #307
      caught a guy and his daughter taking pictures of my car today. he stayed to chat for a couple minutes about it I guess he has one too and they were impressed with its style Stopped at the dealer today to grab parts and a salesmen ran out to chat about it said hes seen it all around town and really likes it who would have thought a ratty 89 cabby would get so much attention lol

    27. 05-10-2012 06:56 PM #308
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post
      got the speedometer working today (got the speedo gear from the dealer (and the c clip) )


      it works great! downside.. my odometer still doesnt work lol.

      Also finished the bloody door cards


      Installed on door:
      Nice. What's the rest of the car look like. That's very creative. Love it!


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      05-10-2012 10:17 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by vwcrackerjack View Post
      Nice. What's the rest of the car look like. That's very creative. Love it!


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      check my sig

      I just started on the interior stuff . have a few ideas. just need the spare cash and spare time to put into it

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      05-11-2012 12:16 AM #310
      Drove by another cabby, so far i have seen two others in my little town of 20,000 folks.

      it's great, other VW drivers always give a nod when the see a MKI rolling around

    30. 05-11-2012 09:04 PM #311
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post
      check my sig

      I just started on the interior stuff . have a few ideas. just need the spare cash and spare time to put into it
      Oh yeah I saw it in some earlier posts. Nice. Same thing on mine with first and second I bought the bushing kit but I'm a bit nervous I'll start messing with it and it won't go in any gear. Gotta do it soon though it's getting worse.


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      05-11-2012 09:06 PM #312
      i know how to fix the linkage but i dont have a lift or a jack to get the car up to fix it.

      i was thinking of bringing it to the dealer down the street and have them play with it. and have them do a tranny flush while they have it on the lift. lol see if i can get them to commit to a flat price rather than going hourly. its going to take them 5 minutes to adjust the linkage.. Its literally. loosen a nut, slide the rod out. rotate a notch or two and put it back in.

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      05-11-2012 10:36 PM #313
      Spent about 45 minutes trying to remove the "stickers" from the seat backs. GRRR. Who would do that to such an awesome car?
      Working hard to show everyone that not all dealer mechanics are crooks. Most of us really care about our customers and their cars. You can read all about it on the car blog

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      05-12-2012 10:43 AM #314
      Finally painted by front bumper tube.. looks much better.




      Added Hood Prop:



      also took the skins off a pair of back seats i scored from a friend... hopefully in the next couple days i'll find a material i like for doing the rear seats. If i can find the time this week i should have a newly refinished pair of rear seats

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      05-12-2012 02:10 PM #315
      I tried doing some legit pin striping on my car yesterday, turned out pretty good for my first try!

      Ed Roth would be proud.
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