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

    1. Member maushaus's Avatar
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      07-17-2012 12:09 AM #51
      this thread is maus approved.
      mice used to live in it, now i drive it...1987 cabriolet

    2. 07-18-2012 02:21 AM #52
      Very nice save! Good work

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      07-18-2012 09:42 PM #53
      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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      07-18-2012 10:10 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by maushaus View Post
      this thread is maus approved.
      you still around??????? LTNS
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      07-18-2012 10:27 PM #55
      No, I have a faint rear wheel flare rub but nothing to really worry about right now.

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      10-06-2012 02:29 PM #56
      WINTER MODE!!!



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      10-06-2012 02:52 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      WINTER MODE!!!
      More like 4x4 mode.
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      10-06-2012 04:04 PM #58
      Explain yourself!!!!! lol what did you use to get her up that high it looks great

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      10-06-2012 04:12 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      WINTER MODE!!!

      Holy **** that actually looks really cool lol

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      10-06-2012 10:01 PM #60
      awesome job ! I just started working on an 87 wolfsburg I saved. taking a similar route

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      10-07-2012 02:33 PM #61
      well done!
      I like your tear drops !!
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      10-07-2012 07:54 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post
      More like 4x4 mode.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean A View Post
      Holy **** that actually looks really cool lol
      Quote Originally Posted by cts View Post
      awesome job ! I just started working on an 87 wolfsburg I saved. taking a similar route
      Quote Originally Posted by sprocket007 View Post
      well done!
      I like your tear drops !!
      Thanks for all the positive feed back i was thinking i would get hate... i always forget how freindly the cabby forum is

      Quote Originally Posted by 8thwunder View Post
      Explain yourself!!!!! lol what did you use to get her up that high it looks great
      this is really ghetto but here we go...
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      2 inch Jeep XJ spacers i had laying around in my garage... they fit perfect



      Rear:
      I had just finished replacing wheel bearings in my 99 civic and found a use for the old bearings haha

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      11-01-2012 08:08 AM #63
      Happy Birthday to my Cabby


      To the day it rolled off the line
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      04-05-2015 08:51 PM #64
      Came out to a hit and run in the morning[URL=http://s28.photobucket.com/user/hyperlightboards48/media/20150328_073640_zpss3tkumdt.jpg.html][/URL
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      04-05-2015 09:12 PM #65
      Insurance told me the hit and run wasn't covered. Decided to look more into the damage Yes I know know this was not the right was to take off the fender
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      04-05-2015 09:18 PM #66
      Junk yard and craigslist runs ended me here this weekend




      New fender and door just mocked up... Work still needed before bolting down. And I need to order new control arm and new wheels at this point. But progress is being made

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      04-05-2015 10:22 PM #67
      You're my hero! So glad you didn't scrap it!!

      You still take it through those MN winters?

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      04-05-2015 11:39 PM #68
      Hey great ride man. I am in St. Paul and I have a metric ton of random Cabby stuff to go along with my 88. If you need anything gimme a holler, or if you ever want some extra hands or tools. I have an embarrassing glut of tools since I work on all three of my daily drivers.

      PS - that hit and run driver can eat a bowl of cox. I hope they drove off a cliff right after that. I've taken to parking mine in the garage for the last couple years (tiny garage) just to avoid the school busses that whiz down my street every day. Lost several rear-view mirrors (thankfully never on my Gertie) in the last 9 years.
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      04-06-2015 08:29 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by flying_oliver View Post
      You're my hero! So glad you didn't scrap it!!

      You still take it through those MN winters?
      Nope it sits parked for the winters, I took it out of storage a week before it got hit b/c I was working on my Yukon and needed a 3rd car.

      Quote Originally Posted by flipty View Post
      Hey great ride man. I am in St. Paul and I have a metric ton of random Cabby stuff to go along with my 88. If you need anything gimme a holler, or if you ever want some extra hands or tools. I have an embarrassing glut of tools since I work on all three of my daily drivers.

      PS - that hit and run driver can eat a bowl of cox. I hope they drove off a cliff right after that. I've taken to parking mine in the garage for the last couple years (tiny garage) just to avoid the school busses that whiz down my street every day. Lost several rear-view mirrors (thankfully never on my Gertie) in the last 9 years.
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      04-06-2015 08:51 AM #70
      Wow. That's awesome!
      I saw your other thread and was concerned the a pillar would be so tweaked up that it would be a lot more complicated than just fitting a door.

      If your fender to hood, fender to door, door to rocker, and door to quarter panel gaps are looking good you're already in the home stretch of the ordeal. Good job!

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      04-06-2015 10:27 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedOne View Post
      Wow. That's awesome!
      I saw your other thread and was concerned the a pillar would be so tweaked up that it would be a lot more complicated than just fitting a door.

      If your fender to hood, fender to door, door to rocker, and door to quarter panel gaps are looking good you're already in the home stretch of the ordeal. Good job!
      Yes I am pretty happy, when the car hit it you might be able to tell in the pics but the car hit the front fender essentially skipped over the main piller and hit the rear quarter. The control arm has been bent but the frame looks perfect. Appears to be all cosmetic. No idea what I will do with the rear quarter panel at this point. I need it back on the road and hopefully over the winter I can break it down and do the paint and what not.

      Fender lines up perfect, door is so so but its all that is needed is just adjusting the hinges nothing major. I was pumped to find the two clean parts in the yard.
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      04-06-2015 01:59 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Yes I am pretty happy, when the car hit it you might be able to tell in the pics but the car hit the front fender essentially skipped over the main piller and hit the rear quarter. The control arm has been bent but the frame looks perfect. Appears to be all cosmetic. No idea what I will do with the rear quarter panel at this point. I need it back on the road and hopefully over the winter I can break it down and do the paint and what not.

      Fender lines up perfect, door is so so but its all that is needed is just adjusting the hinges nothing major. I was pumped to find the two clean parts in the yard.
      For the rear, you could have a panel beater weld on tabs and pull it out, that will probably be expensive. Other option would be to buy that replacement panel.. cut out the damage and weld in the new section. Either route is gonna cost a bit, unless you have a friend that can weld

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      04-07-2015 10:28 AM #73
      Nice job keeping your cabby on the road.

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      04-07-2015 08:48 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by tangerine_coupe View Post
      For the rear, you could have a panel beater weld on tabs and pull it out, that will probably be expensive. Other option would be to buy that replacement panel.. cut out the damage and weld in the new section. Either route is gonna cost a bit, unless you have a friend that can weld
      This is good news any ideas where to buy a panel at? I happen to have a decent welder that I have been getting the hang of.
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      04-07-2015 09:49 PM #75
      Junk yards near you. You would need a good Battery sawsalll I can't believe that some one would scrap a nugget.

      But the Cars you took the parts off of are good candidates, as a plain panel is going to be a high ticket item....if you can still get them, which I doubt.

      You might have a body guy come take a look at it and see what he suggests.... as you might be able to cut yours out and beat it out then weld it back. Depends on if your inner frames are bent I suspect...
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