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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

    1. Member mAutopsy's Avatar
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      04-21-2012 05:04 PM #246
      New valve cover gasket, and I repainted the cover. Also a intake mod, took out restrictor part, stuff the flexible part in the airbox, trimmed so flap would work, and extended intake down to fender area using part of a shopvac extension

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      04-21-2012 06:49 PM #247
      New ignition switch in under an hour!

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      04-21-2012 07:36 PM #248
      DROVE THE **** OUT OF IT WITH MY DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!....

      shes almost 9.....loves the car....lol...

    4. 04-21-2012 08:28 PM #249
      timing belt, tensioner and, water pump


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      04-22-2012 10:59 AM #250
      ordered a new top, black one to replace the ugly, torn white one i have. Should be fun, have read as many how to's as are out there.... Still seems a little scary but it shouldnt be that bad.

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      04-23-2012 07:11 PM #251
      brought the 95 cabrio home to put on the side of the road for sale... offers?! lol


      also scored a nice set of 13" wide rims for the mk1. currently sitting in the basement covered in citristrip. Want to get the black spray paint off and repaint them.. or possibly polish them if i'm feeling ambitious later



      these rims came from a mk2 jetta..


      anyone happen to know the width of them? and what size tires i should get for them?


      right now i have 175/70/r13 on my cabby and get very minimal rubbing . I dont want to get any thinner of a sidewall since my oil pan is already only like 3-3.5" off the ground. I want the same sidewall if possible just not sure on the tire depth

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      04-23-2012 07:37 PM #252
      that size tire will work....i think they are 13/5.5

      they put those on Cabbys stock as well.....

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      04-23-2012 07:38 PM #253
      "I dont want to get any thinner of a sidewall since my oil pan is already only like 3-3.5" off the ground. "


      thats cute......like a 4x4........

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      04-23-2012 07:42 PM #254
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      "I dont want to get any thinner of a sidewall since my oil pan is already only like 3-3.5" off the ground. "


      thats cute......like a 4x4........
      where would i measure to find the width?

      from inside of the rim lip? or outside?

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      04-23-2012 07:46 PM #255
      SCROLL DOWN TO "wheels"

      http://www.cabby-info.com/cabriolet.htm


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      04-23-2012 07:46 PM #257
      the 2nd wheels section.....i was right....YAY ME.

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      04-23-2012 08:36 PM #258
      what do you suppose they are worth normally? I need tires.. i would be torn between selling them for money for rubber.. or just spending the money on the tires.. i have steelies that are perfectly fine..

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      04-23-2012 09:00 PM #259
      not much, they are really common......you may be better of keeping them and painting or polishing them,....

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      04-23-2012 10:12 PM #260
      alrighty


      i just finished the first stripping of them. just have a little left to let the citristrip sit on over night and they will be bare.

      Thinking of polishing the face/spokes and painting the rest black.. Maybe try to polish the lips too

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      04-24-2012 10:42 PM #261
      Josh took off the spindle today so i could take the the new bearing to the garage to get it pressed

      Found i needed a new tierod end on that side too.

      also discovered that my sway bar was poped out of the control arm... probably why i was getting a little clunking when driving around and toss through the gears quickly.

      So hopefully by saturday the cabby will be stickered with two new tierod ends, one new bearing, new rims and 4 new tires, new speedo cable and a shift kit! should feel like a new car

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      04-24-2012 10:51 PM #262
      just ordered the other tierod end

      not looking forward to driving my f250 around for a couple days while the cabby is down

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      04-24-2012 10:58 PM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post
      how wide can i go without it looking silly?

      i wouldnt mind a little wider.. but i also want to keep the price down.. any recommendations?

      currently running 175/70/r13s on steelies.. would like to know some other good options.


      i will say so far the ones on the car seem to handle well and are pretty quiet

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      04-25-2012 08:39 PM #264
      Figured out how to tighten my vent windows

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      04-25-2012 11:55 PM #265
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Figured out how to tighten my vent windows
      How? Mine are driving me nuts.

      I changed my oil today and fuel filter also. Replacing a blown shock mount on it Friday.

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      04-26-2012 06:47 PM #266
      patched a tiny hole in the floor with some bondo to make the inspection station happy, banged out a tierod end from the hub.. tomorrow Josh should have her all put back together

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      04-27-2012 03:48 PM #267
      i painted the valve cover yesterday and the big bulcky maf sensor and few other random things super black to clean up the engine i go outside to check them and the portible shed they were in was knocked over from the wind and all the **** was un the ground and still tack now i get to strip them and redue them all over again
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      04-27-2012 04:46 PM #268
      yesterday
      i got an alignment done and i dropped it, 2 inches
      also adjusted drivers side door it was hanging a little low

      today
      i replaced front tires
      put the top down turned the music up and i drove....

      i love my 87 cabby

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      04-27-2012 10:06 PM #270
      Made some custom t bar bumpers at wofrk, and tomorrow im going down to parts place inc.

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      04-28-2012 12:00 AM #271
      I looked at it today as it was up on jacks getting work done... i miss the car.. sick of driving the truck around lol

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      04-28-2012 08:56 PM #272
      New exhaust and purchased some items for the new top I gotta put on

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      04-28-2012 10:49 PM #273
      Got new shocks and struts on her (stock, but hey, was only 200 plus a twin for my buddy doing the work). Will have pics up once phone is charged, old ones were so bad, they didn't even decompress once off! Did an oil change while she was up too.

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    28. 04-29-2012 12:52 AM #274
      TT chip new IM shaft sprocket. And after I got it done my turn signals and hid lights started working again after 4 mo the of not working? Idk what the hell I did to make it work but something good. Boom


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      04-29-2012 12:54 AM #275
      Still trying to figure out why the 99 cabrio has no spark.....did several tests, no luck yet.

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      04-29-2012 01:37 PM #276
      took another primed up the rims im going to put on the cabby this week.


      (a side note)

      I need a passenger size cv axel.. anyone have one for sale?

      the threads on the stub are completely gone. a front right stub axel would work too.. but it seems that they are sold as part of the whole cv axel shaft assembly

      someone within a day via UPS ground would be sweet.. or local to NH would be even better I want to drive car this week

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      04-29-2012 01:39 PM #277


      rims primed up.

      I kind of like them this color.. but think i am going to paint them gloss black with chrome faces on he spokes

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      04-29-2012 02:05 PM #278

      Was slightly toast.

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      04-30-2012 08:45 AM #279
      ordered the CV axel for the car. not only did the local parts store have it cheaper i'll have it by 11am! woohoo. might be able to drive the car tomorrow!

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      04-30-2012 11:02 AM #280
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post


      rims primed up.

      I kind of like them this color.. but think i am going to paint them gloss black with chrome faces on he spokes


      NO CHROME.....lol......just the black would look good.......

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