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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

    1. Member jsmyle1%...'s Avatar
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      01-21-2012 06:39 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Run_That View Post
      I am jealous..

      needs a wash...

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      01-21-2012 06:41 PM #37
      mid 70s! it got in the twenties today so i figure it would be a good day to park and tarp mine
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      01-21-2012 07:43 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.
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      01-21-2012 09:58 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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      01-21-2012 11:02 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 11:05 PM.

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      01-22-2012 04:06 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 01:19 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 02:17 PM #43
      I picked up this to put in it-


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      01-22-2012 02:33 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 04:10 PM #45
      Ordered a Euro plate - should be in next week.

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      01-23-2012 02:24 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 02:31 AM.

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      01-23-2012 06:44 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 06:46 AM.
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      01-23-2012 06:50 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.
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      01-23-2012 06:50 AM #49
      Did nothing but Drive it today............
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

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      01-23-2012 07:45 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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      01-23-2012 04:14 PM #51
      Ordered some new injector seals and also placed an order for some parts to spruce up the interior/exterior.
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      01-24-2012 07:48 PM #52
      stripped the interior of the 92 carat i just picked up.....it was completely destroyed

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

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      01-24-2012 10:07 PM #53
      Refurbished the grill, front emblem (which will be redone with better paint), rear pan, and front lip. Pictures don't do much justice. It looks ten times better in person.
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      01-24-2012 11:28 PM #54
      Your top isn't folding correctly...probably because the side straps aren't installed right. On that last photo, you can see the side strap laying there, not attach to anything. Those help the top to fold correctly when its in the down position. The padding IS folding right.

      This pic shows the top folded right, as far as I know.
      Last edited by CajunSpike; 01-25-2012 at 12:11 AM.

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      01-25-2012 01:34 AM #55
      I got halfway through scraping the ice off of the windshield then realized that thanks to my leaky windshield seal I had just as much ice on the inside of the glass. I was starting to run late for work so I swapped keys with the wife and took her car.

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      01-25-2012 08:47 AM #56
      Yesterday I swapped out my old cracked center vents for a "new" non cracked vent. Ditto with the dash facing. The dash face doesn't have the chrome stripe, but that's okay, I wasn't a fan of it anyway.
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      01-26-2012 01:23 AM #57
      Cajun: Hmm, never really thought about that. I'll look into it. Thanks.

      On topic: washed it today. Looking good.
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      01-26-2012 10:34 AM #58
      installed wing vent windows!



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      01-26-2012 06:22 PM #59
      Put new plugs in. It was a little overdue for em.
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      01-26-2012 07:01 PM #60


      my car found a new friend and let my dog go for a ride

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      01-27-2012 05:39 PM #61
      Today I replaced my crank position sensor. Love the looks you get when you have the tool box out in the parking lot and the front of the car jacked up. now I'm back on the road again.

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      01-27-2012 08:59 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Eastep View Post
      Yesterday I swapped out my old cracked center vents for a "new" non cracked vent. Ditto with the dash facing. The dash face doesn't have the chrome stripe, but that's okay, I wasn't a fan of it anyway.
      Met this guy and saw his Cabby Wednesday night at the local GTG.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bama420 View Post
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      Yeah, or something. Turbo Dodge wheels. The other two are gonna need a little more work than these two.

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      01-29-2012 12:26 AM #63
      picked up a euro rear bumper.

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      01-29-2012 12:28 AM #64
      Topped off the tranny fluid, replaced all the bulbs (but for the headlights), cleaned her thoroughly, and conditioned the top.

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      01-29-2012 01:11 AM #65
      Did this yesterday, but finally had time to post it today- picked up a set of euro bumpers


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    32. 01-30-2012 02:06 PM #67
      Took a picture of it and started dreaming of spring.



      Still need to get some paint for the lower portion of the windshield frame and put the new windsheild in.

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      02-04-2012 12:45 AM #68
      Backed her up, and pulled her back in the garage, cuz I was working on the garage opener.... Then wished it was spring.

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      02-04-2012 01:53 AM #69
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      02-04-2012 02:08 AM #70
      i drove mine.....

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