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      06-08-2012 09:34 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
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      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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      07-17-2012 12:09 AM #51
      this thread is maus approved.
      mice used to live in it, now i drive it...1987 cabriolet

    17. 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!

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      this thread is maus approved.
      Oh thank god! Thanks man!
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      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...
      Front:
      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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