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    Thread: My new to me 87 vw cabriolet!!! codenamed "Bebop" (pic heavy)

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      01-08-2012 03:42 PM #1
      HEY FELLOW ETHUSIAST!!
      just picked this up for 600$ a few months ago and its almost ready to go on the road. saving a full restore for the summer i was lucky to get this driveable and so far i painted the grill. replaced the grounds, bulbs, belts..etc. The original owner definitely took care of it. good thing the 2nd owner didnt know what he had and gave me a good deal on it lol.


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      Thanks Vortex!!!
      i'll be adding more photos as i go along with the project

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      01-08-2012 03:48 PM #2
      forgot to say: has "98,xxx" supposedly on it. heat/ac works. new top, but rear window frame needs to be installed so its deleted at the moment.

      does anyone know where i can get the lil corner seals for the top? its missing on the back of the car.

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      01-08-2012 04:01 PM #3
      Have you looked for them here ? Nice ride and a good deal nevertheless. Keep us updated.

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      01-09-2012 08:53 AM #4
      Get to know the classified section.

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      01-09-2012 12:07 PM #5
      alrighty thanks guys!

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      01-09-2012 12:47 PM #6
      nice ride you can find lots of resources on www.cabby-info.com

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      02-06-2012 02:43 PM #7
      a pair of smoked angel eyes are on the way w0000000tttt

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      02-06-2012 04:47 PM #9
      Nice Cabby! I like what you did with the bumper, never seen that before. My rear bumper is sticker bombed.
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      02-06-2012 05:32 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ToplessBunny85 View Post
      Nice Cabby! I like what you did with the bumper, never seen that before. My rear bumper is sticker bombed.
      haha thank you! through a failed idea with the interior i came up with this. checkered duct tape ftw!

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      02-08-2012 01:55 AM #11
      So got the car on the road today. Drove like a dream until....i stopped at local 7-11. Car didnt wanna start

      30mins later hitting the gas kicked it over and i was venturing once more!!!!!

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      02-12-2012 10:21 AM #12
      Welcome to one of the most interesting journeys you will ever make with a car it should be fun
      old VWs dont die
      they get lower

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      02-12-2012 07:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by superquick View Post
      Welcome to one of the most interesting journeys you will ever make with a car it should be fun
      Haha u said it the best

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      02-13-2012 12:23 PM #14
      looks pretty clean

      I too am a member of the $600 club lol (well i guess less with exchange rates). Looks pretty clean and u got the casset holder! thats awsome.

      Its a love hate relationship sometimes you will HATE the car but then you will go for a drive top down and music way up and it all melts away and you think
      Mk1 crowd:: Put your bumpers back on!!

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      02-13-2012 01:00 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Quanofonic View Post
      So got the car on the road today. Drove like a dream until....i stopped at local 7-11. Car didnt wanna start

      30mins later hitting the gas kicked it over and i was venturing once more!!!!!

      I always had to leave for work early because of this.

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      02-17-2012 07:14 PM #16
      So much fun haha. Yeah she starts up pretty much everytime now. Giving it a lil gas press. Did realize how awesome 5th gear is

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      02-29-2012 08:56 PM #17
      Did an oil change and she sprang to life today.... Im such a proud owner. Thinking of replacing my cracked header for a split header from raceland. Curious of what ppl think of the product. Also name change. I like the way "noisy boy" sounds

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      03-07-2012 09:45 PM #18
      In the first picture of the post, there is a canister between the firewall and windshield, directly above the intake on top of the motor. I am missing this canister, does anyone know what this canister is?

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      03-07-2012 11:38 PM #19
      If its that black cyclinder, i was told it was part of the a/c

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      03-08-2012 03:22 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Quanofonic View Post
      If its that black cyclinder, i was told it was part of the a/c
      It is the balck cylinder. I am missing this, does it mean I do not have a/c?

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      03-08-2012 04:39 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by spyke1019 View Post
      It is the balck cylinder. I am missing this, does it mean I do not have a/c?
      Good chance u dont have it. Good way to know is if you have middle vents. Atleast thats what i was told

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      03-08-2012 04:42 PM #22
      Usually that 'canister' is hidden under a plastic rain tray...which is missing on his car.

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      03-12-2012 11:53 AM #23
      decided to take the front bumper off...love it so far. and put the signals in those tiny holes.

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      03-12-2012 11:54 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      Usually that 'canister' is hidden under a plastic rain tray...which is missing on his car.
      yeah

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      03-14-2012 10:43 AM #25
      congrats and welcome

      please dont duck tape your cabby she deserves better

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      03-14-2012 11:39 AM #26
      Lol quickly rectified cheers!

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      03-14-2012 01:13 PM #27
      Sweet cabby. I have a black 87 best seller, looks exactly like yours red pinstripe grill and all. it's a surprisingly reliable car.

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      03-18-2012 11:32 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay401 View Post
      Sweet cabby. I have a black 87 best seller, looks exactly like yours red pinstripe grill and all. it's a surprisingly reliable car.
      Yeah im really enjoying this car, 89% of the its a blast haha
      Do you have pics of yours? I wanna see how much mine is changed from original. Like interior wise

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      03-18-2012 11:36 PM #29
      Mini shoot with my mk1 buddies
      Both bumpers are now off and im loving the drive. Next step is the suspension. Potholes are giving me heart attacks. Damn ny roads


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      03-19-2012 04:34 PM #30
      NICE!
      old VWs dont die
      they get lower

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      03-19-2012 05:53 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Quanofonic View Post
      Yeah im really enjoying this car, 89% of the its a blast haha
      Do you have pics of yours? I wanna see how much mine is changed from original. Like interior wise
      Here's my cabby.


      Here was my original interior


      And I recently put some mk2 recaros in


      Looks sick bumperless!!! What did you do about your turn signals?

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      04-10-2012 11:23 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Quanofonic View Post
      Mini shoot with my mk1 buddies
      Both bumpers are now off and im loving the drive. Next step is the suspension. Potholes are giving me heart attacks. Damn ny roads


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      i dont know what it is about it but i absolutely love that first pic and the white cabby in the front
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      08-13-2012 11:54 PM #34
      Well shes come along way but its time to send her off

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      08-13-2012 11:54 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay401 View Post
      Here's my cabby.


      Here was my original interior


      And I recently put some mk2 recaros in


      Looks sick bumperless!!! What did you do about your turn signals?
      Haha didnt even realize this was you man!

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