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    Thread: 86 Cabby saved (thanks to the people on this forum)

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      04-14-2012 10:29 AM #1
      AND CABBY INFO
      Well figured I’d throw together some pics of my cabbie’s last 6 months.
      I’m down in the middle of nowhere in Illinois for school right now and spotted this on craigslist. The guy was getting it scrapped the next week but a friend said to try craiglist first. He wanted 500 for it I gave him 375 for it towed to my house.
      Once we got it home


      Engine compartment was absolutely filthy this is it after degreased a bit
      Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 04-14-2012 at 10:41 AM.
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      04-14-2012 10:30 AM #2
      Replaced
      Dist cap, rotor, plug wires, air filter, Timing belt, water pump, radiator, radiator hoses, dipstick, fuel filter, exhaust and all new belts... and then some. Anyways at this point the car was running decent but there was oil in the coolant when I was doing the radiator

      So I ran the glove test. Here's a video


      Failed miserably!!!
      Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 04-14-2012 at 10:50 AM.
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      04-14-2012 10:31 AM #3
      Off comes the head



      Had the head resurfaced at a local machine shop and they got it all cleaned up

      The Install


      Then replaced all the vacuum lines with silicone lines and lots of trouble shooting later the car started running well so I got to start working on the cosmetics
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      04-14-2012 10:32 AM #4
      Gutted the carpet


      Pressure washed and reinstalled

      Detailed the dash
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      04-14-2012 10:32 AM #5
      Waxed it up

      Here’s the bay
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      04-14-2012 10:34 AM #6
      Now the fun part stopping the curse of the drippy knee (thanks brian for all your help)



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      04-14-2012 12:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Gutted the carpet


      Pressure washed and reinstalled

      Detailed the dash
      Any promblems with the carpet shrinkage ???

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      04-14-2012 01:41 PM #8
      WOW...nice safe there!!

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      04-22-2012 01:43 PM #9
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      Nice job! Looks beautiful! I wish more folks were like you.

      Has the PO seen it since its restoration?
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      04-22-2012 02:44 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post

      Nice job! Looks beautiful! I wish more folks were like you.

      Has the PO seen it since its restoration?
      Crazy!!! I just went to his house about 20 min ago for the first time since i bought it. He and his wife were very impressed!
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      04-22-2012 10:12 PM #11
      great job on it man glad to see their are mosre people out their not scared to buy something somone else thinks is junk and trandform it to something sweet. keep up the good work

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      05-17-2012 08:25 PM #12
      Well i finished up my program down on the corn belt so now the cabby is moving to Minnesota

      Was a pain it the butt to get the car up on the trailer, the ramp was only like two feet long so it was way too steep to get on. I ended up driving on a hill on my yard
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      05-18-2012 07:10 AM #13
      congratulations for the restoration of the convertible!

    14. 07-18-2012 02:21 AM #14
      Very nice save! Good work

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      07-18-2012 09:42 PM #15
      Looks real nice beetlefreak. are you rubbing on hard turns in thr front at all... oh you have all the sway bar stuff, that probably helps.

      Quote Originally Posted by bbrown View Post
      Great Job Man! Red and black '86's are the best.

      I've also got those same black pleather seats in mine. The height adjust is awesome. Keep the updates coming.
      I'm a short guy so the hight adjustment isn't necessary for me but it defiantly is nice!

      Quote Originally Posted by maushaus View Post
      this thread is maus approved.
      Oh thank god! Thanks man!
      Quote Originally Posted by KYDUBBER View Post
      Very nice save! Good work
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