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    Thread: Trying this again. Red Cabby build

    1. Member DubLuv1's Avatar
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      06-07-2012 03:14 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Nash20thAE View Post
      Those turn signals won't work on your Cabby. Look at the orientation of the mounting holes if you're in doubt.
      yes, that is true. Thanks


      I found a downpipe that will work for this swap from a friend. I will still need to find a spacer for it to clear the shift linkage. BFI sells them, but they are "out of stock for an unknown amount of time"

      For reference:
      Here the difference between the TT downpipe I bought and the stock MK3 downpipe:




      And the difference between the stock Mk3 and the one I fabricated..





      And so the hunt continues for a final solution....
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      06-08-2012 05:43 PM #102
      Called NLS and they get their stock of manifold spacers from BFI... Sooo I'm **** outta luck. Going to take matters into my own hands and weld/extend it. Pics to follow..


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      06-08-2012 08:38 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Called NLS and they get their stock of manifold spacers from BFI... Sooo I'm **** outta luck. Going to take matters into my own hands and weld/extend it. Pics to follow..


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      06-08-2012 11:46 PM #104
      the ****ing car looks great!!!...nice wheel choice!!!

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      06-09-2012 12:52 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      the ****ing car looks great!!!...nice wheel choice!!!
      Thanks!

      Today I made friends with the owner of Meineke near me. They have the ability to bend exhaust to any shape and they have much better welding equipment than me. So for $50 they added the space I needed on that downpipe:



      Unfortunately I test fitted it and I need another inch added so I'll be headed back tomorrow. Damnit!

      Also got my TT cat back exhaust today:




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      06-09-2012 11:37 AM #106
      i have the same Techtonics exhaust setup......and i love it!!!!

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      06-12-2012 11:05 AM #107
      still having nightmares with the downpipe situation. Im so very frustrated. I got the TT one extended a few times by Meineke, but it still didnt fit. So I decided to try and make it all work with the oem mk3 downpipe that I made. Everything was going great, then my welds cracked again.

      I found a guy selling TT headers for an ABA swap. So im hoping to pick it up before the weekend. I really wanna take her to Cult Classic this weekend!
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      06-12-2012 11:24 AM #108
      lesson learned:
      If your doing an ABA swap, just buy the damn $350 downpipe from TT!!

      I could have had this done weeks ago
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      06-12-2012 01:19 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      I really wanna take her to Cult Classic this weekend!
      You've still got time. the Cult Classic isn't until next weekend.

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      06-12-2012 02:14 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Colombian Gringo View Post
      You've still got time. the Cult Classic isn't until next weekend.
      oh yea thats right! Wow im jumping the gun on myself.
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      06-17-2012 04:29 PM #111
      FINALLY the exhaust is complete!








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      06-20-2012 08:31 PM #112
      Re-painted the fender flares.




      Also attempted to polish the center caps. Tried to take a pic that would show the difference:




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      06-21-2012 11:58 PM #113
      Gonna try to bring her to Cult Classic!

      I took her for a 1/2 hour ride on the highway and she rode really great. My trans was whining a little on the slower roads. Im definitely concerned about this.. The fluid is brand new so I'm hoping it's nothing serious.

      Power washed the engine bay today. Polished the rest of the center caps. Realigned the shift linkage. Put the knee bar back in.


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      06-22-2012 09:58 AM #114
      Awesome build !! I just picked up an aba motor. Hopefully I will tack this swap in the fall.
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      06-22-2012 04:47 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      For some reason im not 100% loving the wheels. But I just bought 'em so hopefully they will grow on me.
      Gyah. They are PROPER. If you don't like then send them to me.

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      06-23-2012 11:58 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by CISinjected View Post
      Gyah. They are PROPER. If you don't like then send them to me.
      thanks guys
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      06-25-2012 11:13 AM #117
      A few pics from Cult Classic!










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      06-25-2012 07:03 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post





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      AWESOME!!!

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      06-27-2012 12:36 PM #120
      Nice car.

      Why did you cut your ARB?
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      06-28-2012 02:20 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by neilgli View Post
      Nice car.

      Why did you cut your ARB?
      The downpipe didn't clear it


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      07-11-2012 03:05 PM #122
      Well this project is pretty much done! Ill keep updating with the little stuff I do. Eventually, she will get new paint. Here some pics of how she sits:








      Also she now has to share the garage with my 73 Super Beetle

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      09-26-2012 11:20 AM #123
      Dubs on the Boards was the last show I was taking her to. She took 2nd in Mk1s, which was pretty cool!. Time to pack her away for the winter. I have alot of plans for this winter..

      -New trans
      -More shaved/tucked engine bay
      -Paint
      -Chrome the bumpers
      -new wheels
      -more more more

      Here a few pics from Dubs on the Boards:














      On the way home.. Me and the girls car

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      09-26-2012 05:44 PM #124
      Nice Cabby! You still have any of the stock bits? I'm looking to replace some worn parts on my 89...
      No VWs in the armada currently... this will change...

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      09-27-2012 10:40 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by gordinho View Post
      Nice Cabby! You still have any of the stock bits? I'm looking to replace some worn parts on my 89...
      just the CIS motor stuff and wiring harness
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