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      09-24-2012 12:13 PM #736
      nice, but.......what did you do to it today?

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      09-24-2012 12:17 PM #737
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      nice, but.......what did you do to it today?
      drove it to work

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      09-24-2012 12:22 PM #738

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      09-24-2012 12:48 PM #739
      ha still counts, teardown and rebuild will begin this winter. New turbo, stand alone, rebuild head, clean up wiring and bay. probably rattle can it some other color.

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      09-24-2012 01:01 PM #740
      oh it does....i was just playing...lol


      im doing my valve cover again...new VC gasket, ect....

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      09-24-2012 02:30 PM #741
      Finnaly Painted winsheild Rust repair.. not great but its metal again... Got new used fenders off a 78 Diesel Rabbit fromt the Pick and Pull, lots of new this and thats... Hope to have it drivable again for winter. Maybe Install the new winsheild tonight.??... DOH!


      Also in the mean time.. New tires and Wheels... AC Delete.. New Shocks.... Been in the barn more than I have driven it but ya know..

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      09-24-2012 02:34 PM #742
      renewed my valve cover.



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      09-25-2012 12:59 AM #743
      Quote Originally Posted by csrgti View Post
      Cajun did you ever get the free Cabrio running?
      Ashamed to say I did not. Could never solve the 'no spark' issue after trying everything I could think of. I took this photo because I sold the Cabrio for $400 and the new owner was going to pick it up that night. Was the last day all these cars would be together.
      That was only the second VW I ever gave up on..the first being the 91 Jetta that I had in the garage before the Cabrio showed up.

      Also the 92 green Cabriolet is now in the garage because its an 'extra car' at this point.

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      09-25-2012 05:42 AM #744
      i drive by your house almost everyday on my way to work, always looking to catch you on the road. cabby looks good.
      Quote Originally Posted by my1stgolf View Post
      drove it to work with a screaming speedo cable

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

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      09-25-2012 11:35 AM #745
      Installed led's in my cluster and center console gauges!

      Sent from my HD7 using Board Express

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      09-25-2012 11:44 AM #746
      washed my wheels....lol..

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      09-25-2012 11:51 AM #747
      tryn to pick up a set of 4 white 13" Zandvoort wheels

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      09-25-2012 12:00 PM #748
      Quote Originally Posted by my1stgolf View Post
      tryn to pick up a set of 4 white 13" Zandvoort wheels
      i grabbed mine on Craigslist 2 minutes from my house for $35 for all four!

      spent a couple days stripping and sanding them before painting them gloss black

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      09-25-2012 12:17 PM #749
      Quote Originally Posted by my1stgolf View Post
      tryn to pick up a set of 4 white 13" Zandvoort wheels
      Somebody local offered me a set of these..exact same wheels..I sd no thanks cuz my cars use the 14" wheels.

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      09-25-2012 12:24 PM #750
      i found a set tryng to arrange shipping with the guy

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      09-25-2012 07:45 PM #751
      Cleaned my door latch and still not getting a click when pulling the door handle, either inside handle or outside handle. Door opens but sometimes you have to give it a shove. Does this mean it needs a sag adjustment?

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      09-26-2012 08:41 AM #752
      Quote Originally Posted by jenoper View Post
      Cleaned my door latch and still not getting a click when pulling the door handle, either inside handle or outside handle. Door opens but sometimes you have to give it a shove. Does this mean it needs a sag adjustment?
      id say you need a new latch, my door is saggy as hell but the latch works fine.

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      09-26-2012 09:11 AM #753
      Going to clean it inside and out, check belts, fluids and air pressure for 200 mile drive to h2o.

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      09-26-2012 09:27 AM #754
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean A View Post
      Going to clean it inside and out, check belts, fluids and air pressure for 200 mile drive to h2o.
      jealous no H2o for me this year

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      09-26-2012 06:38 PM #755
      Quote Originally Posted by my1stgolf View Post
      jealous no H2o for me this year
      That sucks

      Belts =
      Fluids =
      Gave wheels quick 10 minute polish with polisher I got from Auto Zone. They don't look to great, just sanded them to 800 a week or two ago to get rid of the corrosion and it was a really impatient job tbh...but I like them regardless. Blur in pic = only took one >.>

      Tomorrow = Good wash, vacuum, interior cleaning, it should be looking slick.

      Last edited by Sean A; 09-26-2012 at 06:43 PM.

    21. 09-27-2012 02:20 AM #756
      Quote Originally Posted by dave93cab View Post
      Did you mount those directly to the door with a baffle? Any clearance issues? 6.5" right?
      Sorry for the delay in my reply. Had surgery to remove cancer from my bladder and kidney.

      I fabed up a wood ring to screw the 6.5s directly to the door cards. Holds nice and just clears the window.
      I survived the illeststance Gangbang of 2011

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      09-27-2012 09:23 PM #757
      Front tires were at 25 lbs o.O got them up to 32 and backs to 29. Washed the car and vacuumed the inside.

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      09-27-2012 09:46 PM #758
      put m roofrack back on with new hardware......much more secure now....

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      09-30-2012 09:48 PM #759
      Today, I put the Tokico suspension from my totaled GTi on it. I think it makes it look better... it certainly makes it ride better.

      Before:


      After:
      It's hip to be square!
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    25. 09-30-2012 11:51 PM #760
      It's a little lower and pretty level,





      Don't mind the drips, not from the Cab.



      I'm not sold yet, I think it can still get down some more, but I'm going to ride it like this for a couple weeks.

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      10-01-2012 07:05 PM #761
      Started painting everything that's black with a satin black trim paint (gas cap today, bumpers, fender flares, 6 piece trim etc later). Duckbill goes on Wednesday. Still wanna space / lower / get rocker trim / repaint rocker panels and repaint chassis frame rail / replace ****ty 10 dollar grille eventually / replace tail lights and cracked side markers / replace throttle cable / buy orbital sander to resand and polish wheels / replace windshield wipers / replace rear view mirror /

      Disregard this btw, just my checklist lol.
      Last edited by Sean A; 10-01-2012 at 08:01 PM.

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      10-02-2012 01:22 PM #762
      I accidently left Vanessa's (my Cabrio) top down the other day and it POURED! Seriously, we got 5 inches of rain and I didn't realize the top was down until after it stopped! My car definitely has a personality and whenever she's mad at me, she gives me trouble. (She also self adjusts the volume of the radio when she likes/dislikes a song but I digress) Sure enough - when I drove her after bailing out all the water and drying her out, while sitting at the bus stop she started spewing antifreeze ALL OVER and overheated. I'm stuck at home waiting for UPS today so I can't go get the parts I need but figured I'd try and make it up to her somehow so I've been detailing the engine compartment and detailing the inside of the car all morning. I figure a little TLC can never hurt...

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      10-02-2012 07:40 PM #763
      She is for sale guys! Buy it up she needs another good home since I'm moving ;(

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      10-02-2012 09:28 PM #764
      finally got the right belt for the waterpump/PS and crank no more squealing!

      recieved a new CSV in the mail that i plan on swapping out in a day or so. I need to get my hands on new crush washers for the fuel line on the rear of the valve

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      10-02-2012 09:38 PM #765
      Had no time but I got the clips today for the duckbill, so I put that on. Bumpers and fenders get spray tomorrow if all is well. Probably do the grille, trunk decal and trim while i'm at it.

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      10-03-2012 07:06 PM #766
      Sprayed the fender flares today. Was really hoping to do the bumpers as well but it took nearly two hours just to get the damn things off (too lazy to take the wheels off, so the screws were a pain to get out.) It gets too damn dark too fast. I have this big ass garage behind me, if there were no tractors in it I would be going to town >.>

      Used this:

      Was happy to see this (not happy about 4x4 status):

      Before / After:

      Done:


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      10-04-2012 08:47 PM #767
      Drove almost 2600km in one week! To H2o and back. Not one issue! Well other than me lowering the car and breaking a fuel line, but that wasn't the cars fault.
      Doing it right is overrated.
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      10-06-2012 08:22 PM #768
      took apart the front suspension and put the new coilovers in and then spent some time adjusting them and rolling the fenders to stop the tire from rubbing and i still have some body work to do to stop it
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

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      10-07-2012 11:42 AM #769
      Quote Originally Posted by creterunna View Post
      ON MY SONS 1999 front disc brake job we bought new rotors and pads at advanced got home and the wearever mkd780 pads were way too thick to get it all back together
      so I went back AND returned wearever pads and paid an extra 40 for the
      Wagner ThermoQuiet® Brake Pads - Front Part No. MX704
      THEY ALLOWED FOR IT ALL TO GO BACK TOGETHER WITH NO PROBLEMS.
      i have heard others wonder what they were doing wrong so thought i'd share this headache we had
      THE CALIPERS WERE DEFINITELY pushed in all the way the pads are just way too thick
      Been there, done that. Exactly that.

      Pulled the quote from awhile ago, BTW.

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      10-07-2012 05:37 PM #770


      Just got done cleaning her all up and waiting for new paint job on the hood to dry, honestly I like it topless time for a drive tho.
      "Life is like the road less traveled. You drive not knowing where you will wined up, just know that your driving."

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