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    Thread: Trying this again. Red Cabby build

    1. Member DubLuv1's Avatar
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      05-11-2012 11:54 AM #71
      Got a few goodies from BFI


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      05-11-2012 10:47 PM #72
      Here she is out for her first drive!


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      05-12-2012 08:52 AM #73
      I like how you went ahead and put a front licence plate on to make it legal, even though it lacks a hood, bumper, headlights, and turn signals

      Must have been great to take it for a spin
      dink and flicka

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      05-12-2012 02:01 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      I like how you went ahead and put a front licence plate on to make it legal, even though it lacks a hood, bumper, headlights, and turn signals

      Must have been great to take it for a spin
      Haha I know right :-)

      Went to take her out again today.. the exhaust clamps hit the ground and broke my welds. Fml. Now I need another downpipe. Fun stuff

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      05-12-2012 02:08 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Here she is out for her first drive!

      Hot sex on a platter!

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      05-12-2012 05:52 PM #76
      Decided to wrap my goods.


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      05-14-2012 10:38 AM #77
      question for everyone..

      Im having issues with exhaust. I though I could use a Mk3 dual downpipe with a manifold spacer from BFI. I ordered one, but now im realizing that its made for a Mk1 manifold on an ABA swap.

      As of now, I have a mk3 downpipe and 2 1/4 piping run under the car. I dont have it all the way back yet. Its sitting before the rear beam with a turndown. Its a real tight fit and its hanging a little low.

      Does anyone know if a Mk1 manifold with bolt up to a 2.0 head? Im assuming not, but im wondering what others are running...

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      05-14-2012 11:01 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      answer for you..

      Does anyone know if a Mk1 manifold with bolt up to a 2.0 head? Im assuming not, but im wondering what others are running...
      Yes it will. duel outlet mani not the toilet bowl on.

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      05-14-2012 01:29 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Yes it will. duel outlet mani not the toilet bowl on.
      nice, thanks

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      05-14-2012 09:22 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Yes it will. duel outlet mani not the toilet bowl on.
      Gotta love auto correct duel dual*

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      05-14-2012 11:10 PM #81
      Cleaned up a bit tonight. Got the dash back in. And sqeeeezed in the cluster. Such a tight fit.


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      05-15-2012 02:52 PM #83
      The MKII cluster looks good. Do the MFA features work? I think I might go this route because the clusters in my wife's Cabby keep failing.

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      05-15-2012 03:32 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      The MKII cluster looks good. Do the MFA features work? I think I might go this route because the clusters in my wife's Cabby keep failing.
      No, I have not gotten any of the MFA functions to work. I really havnt even looked into it yet. Theres is a vaccum line running off the back, which I removed. Id be willing to bet there a bunch of stuff involved.

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      05-15-2012 10:46 PM #85
      Put the front end back on and wired up the front turn signals


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      05-16-2012 05:21 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      No, I have not gotten any of the MFA functions to work. I really havnt even looked into it yet. Theres is a vaccum line running off the back, which I removed. Id be willing to bet there a bunch of stuff involved.
      If all you have is the cluster, than yes, there is a bunch of stuff involved. It was one of my favorite things I did on my MKII; swapping it out from a '91 GLI to my '89 Coupe.

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      05-16-2012 03:35 PM #87
      Items on my wishlist:








      This will be my first attempt at going for the "clear light" look. I usually go for the smoked look. I think it will match pretty well with the car. Here are the wheels I am interested in:



      They are pretty different, I know. (of course by different, I mean NOT bbs) But I think she will pull them off pretty well.

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      05-16-2012 04:30 PM #88
      Who makes the Star Sharks reps?
      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

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      05-16-2012 04:41 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Who makes the Star Sharks reps?
      http://www.hd-inc.com/09-blackrsb.html

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      05-16-2012 04:46 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Thanks, I dig 'em. Didn't know anyone made those.
      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

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      05-17-2012 10:55 AM #91
      Took her out for a nice ride last night. Sooo great to finally enjoy the car! It was exactly 1 year ago today that I bought this car. My goal was to finish the swap by today. Its nice to finally reach a goal I set for one of my VWs

      Decided that the garage neeed a good cleaning. Took a long ass time and alot of power washing. Pics:






      And for party-time tomorrow

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      05-17-2012 11:02 AM #92
      (sorry about all the hipster-gramed pics. everytime I ask someone to take a pic, this is how I get it)

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      05-17-2012 12:28 PM #93
      Is there much noticable power difference between the stock engine and the 2.0?

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      05-17-2012 12:45 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      Is there much noticable power difference between the stock engine and the 2.0?
      the short answer.. its like night and day man. I feel like these motors were meant to be in the mk1s. Its really amazing how great it feels. Its only around 30 HP difference, but due the lightweight of the cabriolet, it feels like so much more.

      You should give it a shot on one of your cabs

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      05-17-2012 02:32 PM #95
      Nice! Yeah, those ABA's can make a big difference in the Cabby. My buddy swapped one in his Cabby years ago and took me for a ride. I was surprised by how hard it pulled. Admittedly he had done some further work (exhaust, cams, intake) to the ABA but it kept up with his brother's MK2 VR swap.

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      05-31-2012 09:44 AM #96
      Not too much progress going on lately. Since my last update:

      -replaced the tensioner pulley
      -small duckbill
      -wheels

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      05-31-2012 10:40 AM #97
      Lookin good!

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      05-31-2012 03:12 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Colombian Gringo View Post
      Lookin good!
      thanks. For some reason im not 100% loving the wheels. But I just bought 'em so hopefully they will grow on me.

      Update:
      Ordered TT 2.25 exhaust
      Found a downpipe that will work correctly(hopefully)

      This weekend I will finish the exhaust system finally. Also on my list:

      -Swap out another cluster. I ripped the circuit board on the back
      -install the radio harness
      -install OBD port in the ash tray
      -get the dash 100% back together

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      06-05-2012 11:28 PM #99
      Everything in the dash is working. Also wired all new speakers in. Finally she has music again :-)








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    30. 06-06-2012 09:38 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post

      Those turn signals won't work on your Cabby. Look at the orientation of the mounting holes if you're in doubt.

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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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