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    Thread: Trying this again. Red Cabby build

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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.
      Last edited by Ackman; 06-22-2012 at 01:40 PM.

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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 11:22 AM #118





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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:

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      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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      10-02-2012 04:07 PM #126
      Im waiting for the beetle thread lol Awesome work.

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      10-03-2012 03:49 PM #127
      nice work man. Love all the great pics during the progress
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      10-10-2012 12:45 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ABrian View Post
      nice work man. Love all the great pics during the progress
      Thanks!

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      10-15-2012 10:54 PM #129
      Decided to whore a little

      New wheels. MSWs. 15x7 et22. I really think she needs to be a little lower, but after the ABA swap, that oil pan is sitting wayy to low. (hence the 15s)



      DSC_0377 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0375 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0368 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


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      DSC_0360 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr

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      10-17-2012 08:09 AM #130
      I dig the classic style of those wheels.

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      10-18-2012 12:28 AM #131
      Thanks!

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      10-18-2012 01:52 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Decided to whore a little

      New wheels. MSWs. 15x7 et22. I really think she needs to be a little lower, but after the ABA swap, that oil pan is sitting wayy to low. (hence the 15s)

      Unless you ****ed something up, the pan should sit in the exact same place as stock... The aba is taller up top, not at the bottom.

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      11-23-2012 10:17 AM #133
      Update!

      Car is great, however, the car would overheat on a hot day sitting in traffic. This is one of the thing I wanted to tackle this winter. So I picked up a Scirocco radiator and an extra slim fan. Pics of my work:

      Current setup(running too hot):


      DSC_0001 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0002 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0003 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr



      After years of saying I would, I finally bought this tool. SOO glad I did


      DSC_0009 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr



      Here is the difference between the Mk1 rad and the Scirocco rad:


      DSC_0012 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0013 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr



      Since I have more space, I added an additional fan. Yes, I realized when I got home that I bought the wrong size fan. So now I have a 12' and a 10' fan. As long as it works, Im happy


      DSC_0016 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr




      Made a new bracket to hold it in place:


      DSC_0017 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0019 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr




      Here is the end result. Hopefully there will be plenty of cooling power! Since the Rocco rad comes out on a 45 degree angle, I had to use a Mk2 hose to turn it back into the Mk3 piping. Also replaced the lower rad hose with a Mk2 hose (had a custom one in there before).


      DSC_0020 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0021 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr


      DSC_0025 by DubLuvTuning, on Flickr

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      11-23-2012 11:05 AM #134
      great work from a great guy!
      COOLWATER VW/AUDI CLUB

      Lets all just go back to talking about how awesome the mk2 is and how nothing else can compare.

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      12-11-2012 12:01 PM #135
      Oh, so this is where you hid this thread?


      Just read thru. Nice work. Ive seen the fruits (<-Los Bait) just not the labor until now.

      FYI, probably too late but that old Rad should work fine with a diy shroud, but larger rad and dual fans obviously works too.

      Mine has half the capacity of the stock one and cools just fine since I made a shroud for it.
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      12-11-2012 05:09 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      Oh, so this is where you hid this thread?


      Just read thru. Nice work. Ive seen the fruits (<-Los Bait) just not the labor until now.

      FYI, probably too late but that old Rad should work fine with a diy shroud, but larger rad and dual fans obviously works too.

      Mine has half the capacity of the stock one and cools just fine since I made a shroud for it.
      Thanks Ivan I dont know why, but anytime I was stuck in traffic, she would overheat. Weird I definately agree with you that Im going overboard on the cooling. However, overheating is just something I really dont wanna have to worry about.


      Anyways, Im all done with the Scirocco rad swap. While in there, I hooked up my Moroso inline filler. Ive never ran an inline filler on a VW before so this will be a learning experience for me. Pics to come

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      12-11-2012 10:47 PM #137
      more than likely just air in the system that was causing the overheat before imo. Its not the first time ive heard that from aba swaps.. It more than likely folks not used to how the ABA likes to be "burped"

      You will get used to massaging that top hose soon enough.
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      12-12-2012 10:30 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      Oh, so this is where you hid this thread?


      Just read thru. Nice work. Ive seen the fruits (<-Los Bait) just not the labor until now.
      Deek

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      12-28-2012 12:57 PM #139
      Wheels are for sale now! $600

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      What size tires did you have on polished cadtellets? The stretch. I have to get new tires and going back and forth on what I want. Either original 185/60 or bigger or?

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