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      04-21-2012 12:42 AM #1


      Here's my new 1982 VW rabbit. Picked it up as my first car. So I guess this is my build thread

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      04-21-2012 12:48 AM #2
      I had one of those
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

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      04-21-2012 12:49 AM #3
      seeing this makes me happy. How many inches was it lowered?

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      04-21-2012 12:52 AM #4
      I don't remember but it had plenty of thread left. Raceland Coils BTW
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

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      04-21-2012 01:00 AM #5
      My rokkors are on the way

    6. 04-21-2012 01:41 AM #6
      nice how do the racelands ride??

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      04-21-2012 02:10 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by brettj20 View Post
      nice how do the racelands ride??
      like cheap coilovers

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      04-21-2012 03:10 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post
      My rokkors are on the way
      glad to see you made it here too,

      and nice. remember to cut the bump stops in half, theyre too tall from the factory.

      also consider picking up one of these for between the front control arm mounts
      http://www.racelandus.com/volkswagen...strut-bar.html

      and one of these for the strut towers
      http://www.racelandus.com/volkswagen...strut-bar.html

      they take a lot of the limp noodle out of the front end.

      also consider a new set of these for your new front coils
      http://www.germanautoparts.com/productdisplay/2451

      and a set of these for the rear coils
      http://www.germanautoparts.com/productdisplay/14885


      and dont forget a set of these for the front control arms (have a shop press the old ones out, new ones can be installed by hand)
      http://www.germanautoparts.com/productdisplay/6284



      oh yeah, and have fun with it
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      04-21-2012 01:47 PM #9
      I already have the new strut mount bearings. I'll be sure to cut the bump stops. Everything else will have to wait till I have money, I'm on a limited budget right now

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      04-21-2012 02:00 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post
      I already have the new strut mount bearings. I'll be sure to cut the bump stops. Everything else will have to wait till I have money, I'm on a limited budget right now
      we all know that feel, bro

      get and do your timing belt and water pump before they fail though, its not a lot of money if you get the parts from German auto parts or autohausaz
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      04-21-2012 08:58 PM #11

      took the knuckle off last night to put in new wheel bearings.

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      04-26-2012 11:41 AM #12

      something came...

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      04-26-2012 12:17 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post

      something came...
      no rears?
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      04-26-2012 01:28 PM #14
      This was right after unboxing, I've got rears

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      04-26-2012 01:42 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post
      This was right after unboxing, I've got rears
      cool. get those bumpstops out and get them in the car
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      04-26-2012 04:15 PM #16
      I didn't take the bump stops out... And I had to take the helper springs off

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      04-26-2012 11:22 PM #17

      ooh...

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      04-26-2012 11:51 PM #18
      go further!
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      04-27-2012 12:15 AM #19
      I want to... But I would need wheel spacers and I am out of money. The helper springs came off for this

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      04-28-2012 01:16 AM #20

      Installed. I know the rear end is sagging, I'll fix it tomorrow

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      04-28-2012 01:19 AM #21
      You better cut or take out the bump stops if you're going lower. You'll either be riding on them or be so close to them you may as well be riding on them.

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      04-28-2012 01:23 AM #22
      This is about as low as I'll be going for sometime. Next time I'm in working on something I'll take the bumpstops out

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      04-28-2012 03:04 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      I had one of those
      I have one too, but in red.


      OP: How's the interior on yours? Mine came with perfect door cards, ok carpet, but no headliner and horrible seats.

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      04-28-2012 03:11 AM #24
      door cards are almost perfect, carpet is pretty good, no headliner, passenger seat has a rip but past that good, dash is almost perfect, only one crack

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      04-28-2012 03:13 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by happybunny View Post
      I have one too, but in red.


      OP: How's the interior on yours? Mine came with perfect door cards, ok carpet, but no headliner and horrible seats.
      ...dude that mid 80's black stripe is ..... NOT COOL


      but it is interesting

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      04-28-2012 03:16 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post
      door cards are almost perfect, carpet is pretty good, no headliner, passenger seat has a rip but past that good, dash is almost perfect, only one crack
      Sounds like you're in the same boat as me. I managed to pick up a pretty nice full set of seats from the local junkyard a while ago. They had an 80 4 door with some real decent black vinyl seats that looked like they had been redone at some point in time, but then sat in the sun to bake. I've got some decent cracks in the dash, I'm debating on filling them, replacing it, or just getting a mat.

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      04-28-2012 03:18 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      ...dude that mid 80's black stripe is ..... NOT COOL


      but it is interesting

      Came with the car. The old man I bought it from said that it used to be his nephew's car, whose bought it in 88ish and added the stripe and the roof spoiler. The spoiler is in the trash, the stripe was interesting enough and matches the patina of the car, so it stays for now.

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      04-28-2012 03:14 PM #28
      I'd say replace it. I'm going to try and do an interior swap after putting in a ABA and a manual

    29. 04-29-2012 12:06 AM #29
      Mine with Racelands...

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      04-29-2012 04:46 AM #30
      donk! looks good, racelands/rokkors same thing

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      04-29-2012 07:13 AM #31
      Check the clearance between the pass. drive shaft and frame, noticed it's your first car.

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      04-29-2012 03:12 PM #32
      will do, I'm taking off the wheels to lower the front down today

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      04-29-2012 03:25 PM #33
      the more i look around the mk1 forum the more i dont even care about my .:R and i just want a mk1
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      04-29-2012 04:01 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_man View Post
      I'd say replace it. I'm going to try and do an interior swap after putting in a ABA and a manual
      I'm in the process of an aba hybrid swap on mine. Was gonna get the new engine in yesterday but instead spent the day putting a clutch in my 84.

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      04-29-2012 04:31 PM #35
      How goes that?

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