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

    1. Member riotbeast's Avatar
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      04-22-2012 10:12 PM #26
      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 #27
      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 #28
      congratulations for the restoration of the convertible!

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      06-07-2012 10:28 AM #29
      great job
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      06-07-2012 11:35 AM #30
      yeah man looks great!!!!


      wheels soon??

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      06-07-2012 03:20 PM #31
      so glad you saved her. nice job!
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      06-07-2012 04:21 PM #32
      Great Job Love the Stock Rims Keep them :-) Looks great reminds me of my old 1981 I scraped so long ago!... though that looked more like your first pic..
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      06-07-2012 05:22 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Anybody need any A/C parts before they get tossed?
      yes, i do...but i don't know if there's a difference between that year and our 1990 cabriolet. do you guys know? where are you? would you be able to ship?

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      06-08-2012 08:04 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by allklrnoflr View Post
      great job
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      so glad you saved her. nice job!
      Quote Originally Posted by firefighter62 View Post
      congratulations for the restoration of the convertible!
      Thanks!
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      yeah man looks great!!!!


      wheels soon??
      I just picked up a set of tear drops. They have decent tires on them but it'll probably be a few months before i buy a set of lower profile ones. Its hard for me to justify spending money on new tires when my 13's are like new Currently I'm in the process of polishing them. I'll post pics soon



      Quote Originally Posted by Stashm2 View Post
      Great Job Love the Stock Rims Keep them :-) Looks great reminds me of my old 1981 I scraped so long ago!... though that looked more like your first pic..
      Yeah i really like the 13's but I would like to go lower, the damn tires are so big and smaller 13's are tough to come by. I'll for sure be holding onto the rims.

      Quote Originally Posted by stronglikebull View Post
      yes, i do...but i don't know if there's a difference between that year and our 1990 cabriolet. do you guys know? where are you? would you be able to ship?
      It's all gone... sorry man. I think all I have left is the mounting hardware (a few bolts). I would think everything would swap over from an 86 to a 90 but not sure.

      If i were you i would post on the ac delete thread that you're looking for parts. Because everyone/most people reading that thread will have some leftover parts.
      thread is here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2879839
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      06-08-2012 08:16 AM #35
      So not much of an update but the car has been acting good so all i have been doing is driving it. Since i moved to MN the only thing that has gone wrong is the cat breaking off, luckily a buddy of mine has a wielder.
      Since people like pics. Here is a few of the car a couple of days ago getting waxed. I tape it all off because I am too messy and I get wax all over the plastics which looks like hell.




      Oh and the teardrops.
      Here they are after the clear coat has been stripped

      And the progress of one wheel
      Before

      After


      Not perfect, its my first polishing job but looks much better than corroded aluminum
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      06-08-2012 09:34 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      After
      Looking nice, and what a PITA.... I did all 4 of mine about 3 years ago...
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      06-08-2012 09:40 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      Looking nice, and what a PITA.... I did all 4 of mine about 3 years ago...
      Yeah that's an understatement. It took about 6 hrs for that one wheel alone. I'm debating what to do with the teardrops themselves. I know i don't want to match the paint to the car, I'm thinking either leaving them plain or painting gun metal/ dark grey. What did you end up doing with yours?
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      06-08-2012 10:12 AM #38
      I have to say, my favorite threads on this site are ones where people find these crusty cars that look like they should be trashed and turn them into awesome little classics! Nice work!
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      06-08-2012 11:00 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Yeah that's an understatement. It took about 6 hrs for that one wheel alone. I'm debating what to do with the teardrops themselves. I know i don't want to match the paint to the car, I'm thinking either leaving them plain or painting gun metal/ dark grey. What did you end up doing with yours?
      Left them gray
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      06-08-2012 11:29 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Not perfect, its my first polishing job but looks much better than corroded aluminum
      Gorgeous!

      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      I'm debating what to do with the teardrops themselves. I know i don't want to match the paint to the car, I'm thinking either leaving them plain or painting gun metal/ dark grey.
      Matching teardrops aren't a bad look, just leave the center caps alone:




      If you want the original color, it's Aero Gray Metallic (LV7G).
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      06-08-2012 02:21 PM #41
      Go Harlequin on those teardrops, every drop a different color, no two wheels alike.....

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      06-08-2012 04:15 PM #42
      Hey!!! I am a Minnesotian too!!!

      From Coon Rapids.

      Dont know if you have found this yet, but you should swing buy:
      www.eurowerks.org


      Great job on the car, looks great.

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      06-08-2012 06:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post
      Gorgeous!

      Matching teardrops aren't a bad look, just leave the center caps alone:
      If you want the original color, it's Aero Gray Metallic (LV7G).
      Oh geeze those centers are not my cup of tea. I'm really leaning towards just grey. Thanks for the color code knowing me i'll just try to find a decent rattle can that looks similar.

      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      Go Harlequin on those teardrops, every drop a different color, no two wheels alike.....
      Just a bit too bold for me. Still remember the first time i saw one of those golfs, I seen it in MN then a few days later i saw one in the middle of nowhere in IL and wondered how the hell it was down there. I think i was more shocked to find out VW made them from the factory like that
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      06-08-2012 06:08 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by oneunder View Post
      Hey!!! I am a Minnesotian too!!!

      From Coon Rapids.

      Dont know if you have found this yet, but you should swing buy:
      www.eurowerks.org


      Great job on the car, looks great.

      /also: if I have told you this before, please kindly ignore me.
      Oh eh' der!

      Awesome yeah I seen that site looks like they get a pretty good show going over at the grain belt brewery. I'm going to try and swing by this year.
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      07-14-2012 06:14 PM #45
      Well i got the teardrops on one side today... idk about them i really like the way they look on the clipper kit cabbys but not to sure about mine... all that hard work i think im going to go back to the 13's




      On a better note i picked up a set of front seats out of an 88 rocco. I was told they were out of a wolfburg ed so they have a height adjustment. They sit much lower and they are much more comfortable. pics of corse....

      Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 07-14-2012 at 06:22 PM.
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      07-14-2012 09:14 PM #46
      Seats look pretty nice ! I found a decent set out of a 97' Vr GTI but haven't tried them yet.

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      07-14-2012 09:33 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Beetle.freak View Post
      Seats look pretty nice ! I found a decent set out of a 97' Vr GTI but haven't tried them yet.
      Yeah i've passed on a few mk3 and mk4 seats because i just wanted something to drop it. Mine are a little stiff but i've been using some conditioner on them that seems to be helping
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      07-14-2012 09:35 PM #48
      Hey beetlefreak I haven't been on here in a while did you ever end up getting your coil overs completely installed. iirc you had the rears in but not the fronts yet.... got any pics?
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      07-14-2012 10:22 PM #49
      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.
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      07-15-2012 10:06 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Hey beetlefreak I haven't been on here in a while did you ever end up getting your coil overs completely installed. iirc you had the rears in but not the fronts yet.... got any pics?
      Yeah, turned out pretty good too (might take the front down a lil more yet).... Before... and after (crappy pic down at the garage)....

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