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    Thread: Trying this again. Red Cabby build

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      05-03-2012 12:55 AM #51
      thats good to hear man
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      05-03-2012 07:00 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      haha thanks

      Heres the seats I got for her:

      Any idea what style or color name these are called.....I have the same exact seats in my 88'

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      05-03-2012 07:15 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Im proud to say that she is now RUNNING
      Took a lot of messing around. Turns out my problem was that I needed to bypass the alarm. Once I did that, she fired right up

      Video:


      no exhaust, alternator is jimmy rigged, ****s all bouncing around, but I don't even care. Just so happy!

      Much much more work yet to come...
      Congrats tom!

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      05-03-2012 07:19 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Beetle.freak View Post
      Any idea what style or color name these are called.....I have the same exact seats in my 88'
      http://cabby-info.com/images/Interiors/KL.png

      Code: KL
      Type: sport bucket

      Pretty cool looking seats!
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      05-03-2012 01:15 PM #55
      Yea they are already pretty awesome. Im going to be steam cleaning my set at some point.

      Update: Ordered a few things I needed:

      -MK2 throttle cable
      -MK2 speedo cable
      -MK3 clutch cable

      I still need a MK3 OB2 MAF. I lost the one I had Im def not spending $180 on a new one. If anyone has one please let me know!
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      05-03-2012 01:59 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Def had no problem coming out to help ya!!! Cool guy and very knowledgeable already. Sometimes ya get crosseyed from staring at it and need another set of eyes, u wore out milosz set next are mine lol Wanna see this thing running b/c the mk2 in my garage does not want to start. I helped you w/ wiring and you helped me w/ some music choices lol You might wanna try another ignition switch. Its a cheap part and sometimes causes a hell of a headache. As far as wiring I would also do the ecu pin out thats in the mk3 bentley. See that your grounds are good and your ecu is get constant and switched power.

      Is this what you needed my Bentley for?

      DubLuv1, nice project. Hopefully she'll be on the road soon and you can join us at the Cult Classic and MK1 Madness.

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      05-03-2012 03:23 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Colombian Gringo View Post
      Is this what you needed my Bentley for?

      DubLuv1, nice project. Hopefully she'll be on the road soon and you can join us at the Cult Classic and MK1 Madness.
      This is exactly what I needed your bentley for. I have to stop by and drop it off lmk when is a good time to do so.

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      05-03-2012 06:33 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Colombian Gringo View Post
      Is this what you needed my Bentley for?

      DubLuv1, nice project. Hopefully she'll be on the road soon and you can join us at the Cult Classic and MK1 Madness.
      Oh well than I owe Colombian Gringo a thanks as well!

      Mk1 Madness was my favorite show last year Ill def have her done before that one. Im planning on getting ALOT done this weekend. (you guys know how that goes)
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      05-03-2012 07:04 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Yea they are already pretty awesome. Im going to be steam cleaning my set at some point.

      Update: Ordered a few things I needed:

      -MK2 throttle cable
      -MK2 speedo cable
      -MK3 clutch cable

      I still need a MK3 OB2 MAF. I lost the one I had Im def not spending $180 on a new one. If anyone has one please let me know!
      Yeah, I love the color but not fond on how they sit....I'm 6'2" and feel like I'm sitting in a highchair !

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      05-04-2012 10:32 AM #60
      Did a little more work last night. Found a serp belt that works with my setup

      A few issue with tail lights. Only have brakes at this point. Someone told me that I need to have the headlight harness plugged in before the back will work Ill give that a try this weekend. Also going to attempt to get the cooling system done. Most likely gonna use the Mk1 radiator with a slim fan setup. Wanna keep it all as clean as possible
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      05-04-2012 03:59 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Oh well than I owe Colombian Gringo a thanks as well!

      Mk1 Madness was my favorite show last year Ill def have her done before that one. Im planning on getting ALOT done this weekend. (you guys know how that goes)
      no thanks necessary. now I do remember seeing this car at Madness last year. If I remember right you came in with another Cabby as well. sorry, my brain is still a little foggy from that weekend.

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      05-04-2012 04:08 PM #62
      Yea I came with the Laguna Seca Cabby:


      BTW is this your car?



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      05-04-2012 04:32 PM #63
      yeah, that's mine.

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      05-04-2012 04:58 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Colombian Gringo View Post
      yeah, that's mine.
      Loving that car man. well done

      your car gave me the idea to use aftermarket door/fender trim molding. Looks so much cleaner like that.
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      05-05-2012 01:42 PM #65
      Small update.. Got frustrated with wiring. Still no turn signals. So I made a new fan setup. Give me much more room and looks a million times cleaner





      Also jimmy-rigged the mk1 coolant bracket so that I can use the mk3 coolant bubble. Not the prettiest way of doing it, but it's functional for now.







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      05-07-2012 08:55 AM #66
      Alot more done this weekend..

      Tucked part of the engine harness up in the rain tray. Also mounted the ECU under the dash.





      Mounted the mk2 throttle cable. I'll definitely be using my Passat cover instead of this. Looks linda weird..



      Final picture as I left her Sunday night:

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      05-07-2012 11:26 PM #67
      Got a bunch more done tonight:

      -shift linkage installed. New bushings and all that fun stuff.
      -brakes all bled. All new fluid. 100% ready to roll

      Last thing to do before she hits the road is bolt up the axels and find a way to mount the battery. I would like to put it in the trunk..
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      05-08-2012 11:30 AM #68
      Something cool I thought I'd share:



      "Tornado Rot" (German for tornado red, obviously) Original writing on the top of the dash from the factory it was built in. Very cool!
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      05-10-2012 09:51 AM #69
      Relocated the batter to the trunk. Used a kit that I found at a local speed shop:






      Decided to ground it under the seatbelt bolt.







      Still have to mount it down. I will be cleaning up all of my wiring first. Also finished rebuilding the axles last night. I was going to take pics, but that's a pretty messy job so just take my word for it!
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      05-11-2012 09:47 AM #70
      Started to clean up my wiring mess a little. Mounted the fuse box.



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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
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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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