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    Thread: Tiny's Cabby: Progress Thread

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      07-30-2012 09:17 PM #36
      im really torn on exterior color.. i keep going back and forth on it..

      i was just thinking it would be cool to keep the black hood and hatch and do the sides in white with red blood. would look pretty sweet i think.

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      08-01-2012 06:32 PM #37
      being as anal as i am, after installing the axel and bearing tuesday i wanted to double check everything.. I drove a bout 5 miles then made sure the lugs were still tight.. i noticed a tiny bit of a click when seeing if there was any wheel play.. i narrowed it down to the tierod end. its new so i figued it must not be in enough or something.. it wasnt enough to do anything so i left it be.


      today after work i decided to double check again and see if i can get that click in the play to go away.. all it was is the set nut for the tierod end was like a 1/4 turn from being tight.. so i viced the tireod and tightened the nut. now the wheel feels as tight as the rear wheels.. muahah

      ...now... do i keep fixing/replacing things.. or just keep driving it.

      I really want to get the a/c compressor out since its hoses are all cut and its not in use... and i would like to replace my alternator since its bearing is really loud.. sounds like i'm running a super charger in the car lol.

      also already have a new valve cover seal and cam baffle to install and a new oil pan and gasket.. we'll see how ambitious i get this weekend

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      08-02-2012 12:10 AM #39
      i've thought about decals like those. .but i would think in a real zombie situation it wouldnt be on the car.


      the rat mascot now hangs from the rear view mirror by his tail. lol

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      08-13-2012 03:02 PM #40
      Decided i would have some fun with the underside of the cabby hood today. Started with a degrease and a pressure washing.. then i dawn dish soaped it and pressure washed it again.

      sprayed it with a grey paint. then went to town with my airbrush only the 2nd time ever painting with it. I'm pretty happy with the results






      then i decided to paint part of the engine bay and bloody that up too!


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      08-13-2012 09:07 PM #41
      Love the originality in this. Bringing something completely different to the table.

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      08-13-2012 10:42 PM #42
      thanks

      i generally have mondays and tuesdays off.. so when i'm not as adventurous mechanically i spend the time doing cosmetic things to the car

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      08-14-2012 12:47 PM #43
      I don't think you'll be pleased to learn that, though it took a while, your car finally made it over to the MK1 "Epic Fail" thread.

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      08-14-2012 01:06 PM #44
      Eh. They can fail all they want . Its my car

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      08-14-2012 01:23 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonwing View Post
      I don't think you'll be pleased to learn that, though it took a while, your car finally made it over to the MK1 "Epic Fail" thread.

      DW


      and i think its been there since i did the door cards P

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      08-14-2012 02:18 PM #46
      i've never looked through the epic fail thread until now..

      my car has been there for a long time i guess.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post76681658

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      08-15-2012 02:25 PM #47
      I got some inspiration via the fail thread to do a better job on the bloody engine bay.. so i decided to do the bay black with red blood.. looks much much better..


      also painted the car flat olive green so its all the same color finally. its dangerous when i get the day off unexpectedly

      here are a bunch of pics!























      I plan on getting a black vinyl VW logo to overlay on the red dripping splat.. lol much better than the logo i butchered the other day when messing with the airbrush




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      08-15-2012 07:29 PM #48
      took off the "flag holder" things i added last week and made up some custom reflectors. i had to drill two holes in the rear pannel since its almost all bondo lol. but i wanted the two holes next to the reflector so i could have the bolts there all the way around.






      I also found out today that the little trim piece on the handle comes out.. so i painted that up too


    14. 08-16-2012 10:24 AM #49
      Cool thread. I like your originality!

    15. 08-16-2012 12:24 PM #50
      Jeje good

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      08-17-2012 11:42 AM #51
      lookin mean in green! The engine bay looks soooo much better this time around. I also think these cars look better minus the bumpers. It's a shame you get harassed about it. I swore I was going to shave the bumper holes the next time I got a cabby but my new one has a clipper kit and it looks pretty slick. I don't have the heart to do it yet

      ignore the fail thread. It's your car, have fun

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      08-19-2012 08:07 AM #52
      thanks!

      next i need to get the exhaust heat shield secured better so it stops vibrating when i stop at lights started playing with it last night and .. but it came back as soon as i hit a bump lol

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      08-19-2012 08:10 AM #53
      i've decided i want to do the blood splatter on black door cards..

      anyone want to trade good black door cards for my white splattered ones?

      if not i will probably just strip these ones and re-wrap them with black vinyl

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      08-19-2012 12:11 PM #54
      This is looking awesome! nice work!


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      08-21-2012 11:14 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Mataleao View Post
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      well put

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      08-28-2012 02:14 PM #58
      Valve cover seal and cam cover replaced!

      Head looks really clean and the cam was nice and clean too. The car already had a cam baffle but when i took it out it took like no pressure to snap it in half.. definitely has seen some use. So i replaced that too.

      went on easy and running smoother at idle










      old crappy seal and studs



      we replaced the nuts with shouldered ones too

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      08-28-2012 03:06 PM #59
      Very original, I like the bloody engine bay especially. I think I might redo my cam cover as well, it could very well be part of my rough idle issue.I didn't even think about it till I read your post. Thanks

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      08-28-2012 03:42 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Ruthlessone3k View Post
      Very original, I like the bloody engine bay especially. I think I might redo my cam cover as well, it could very well be part of my rough idle issue.I didn't even think about it till I read your post. Thanks


      its definitely idling smoother. i hear a leaky valve cover gasket is one of the bigest vaccum leaks you could have .. depending on how bad it is.

      i think i need to adjust my throttle cable a tiny bit too.. it idles perfect if i rest my foot on the pedal (not pressing it) so i think it might just need a tiny tweak to get it idle perfect

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      08-29-2012 01:54 AM #61
      That was an 89 helios cabby... You beat the **** out of it, filled the body line with bondo, and traded away the rare unique interior.

      Sweet build

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      08-29-2012 07:33 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by tgibson View Post
      That was an 89 helios cabby... You beat the **** out of it, filled the body line with bondo, and traded away the rare unique interior.

      Sweet build
      Actually it was done by th prevoius owner. Someone backed into it. He was lazy and filled it. Im just working with what it came to me as. I wish it was still blue and shiny

      also the car was already spray bombed green when i got it and the blue interior looked horrible with the green exterior.. knowing the car will never have perfect body lines again i knew i wasnt going to ever paint it a gloss color again.. so out with the blue seats and in with the whites (which were in much better condition mechanically and cosmetically)

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      08-29-2012 06:25 PM #63
      last night i cleaned the header really good of all the gunk from it the valve cover leaking for so long.. today the header was nice and dry!

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      08-29-2012 08:55 PM #64
      I like your cabby and art,
      Please buy my extra 16v head I'll throw in the downpipe
      You would enjoy the horse power

      I've owned 2 cabbies a 88 and 89
      one was baby blue and white leather
      One was midnight blue and black leather
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      And manual with jh/Audi 3a 2.0

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      08-29-2012 09:40 PM #65
      If you don't like clipper kit cabby bumpers, get them but take the cover off and it's rebar of metal, paint it whatever color. you can get the plastic end caps from heritage Vw uk's website. (google it)

      You should flare your fenders,
      Or get the fender flare and side skirt kit From a clipper cabriolet

      They are very cheap at the junk yard, will save you a lot of money if someone hits you,
      I don't use a rear bumper at all but at least a front one, and more lights in the back for attention to tail gaters.

      I've seen a really cool 16v turbo with blood spray and hand prints all over the turbo tubing
      You definitely need real size bigger turn signals
      Somebody might not see them and hit you.

      A rocco is bigger than a cabby and people still cant see me sometimes
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      08-29-2012 11:26 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocconaut View Post
      If you don't like clipper kit cabby bumpers, get them but take the cover off and it's rebar of metal, paint it whatever color. you can get the plastic end caps from heritage Vw uk's website. (google it)

      You should flare your fenders,
      Or get the fender flare and side skirt kit From a clipper cabriolet

      They are very cheap at the junk yard, will save you a lot of money if someone hits you,
      I don't use a rear bumper at all but at least a front one, and more lights in the back for attention to tail gaters.

      I've seen a really cool 16v turbo with blood spray and hand prints all over the turbo tubing
      You definitely need real size bigger turn signals
      Somebody might not see them and hit you.

      A rocco is bigger than a cabby and people still cant see me sometimes
      there is a guy either on here on on craigslist selling a full clipper for $75. i really wouldn't mind the clipper kit but all the mounting holes are filled in.

      honestly if i had the money this car would be in a body shop on its way to being mint. lol

      i'd love to see it glossy and clean but i think this ol car has its glory days behind it

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      08-29-2012 11:38 PM #67
      my wife mentioned the other day that she thinks the duckbill should go... i could go either way... anyone have any opinions?

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      08-30-2012 09:01 PM #68
      Duckbill wouldnt be bad if you had a bumper

      I think you should paint the car black though

      At highway speeds a duck bill or front air dam helps the car from being unstable due to wind blowing underneath the car

      Clipper kit for 75 is good, get it, drill the holes your self and get the connectors that snap on
      If anything it will add value to the car

      A 3 tone look like yours has would be a lot better with a clipper kit painted to match

      Personally I would paint it black, or grey like the top
      Or white like the interior

      Your car is in good shape just needs fine tuning of the theme

      I'm sure I get flak for having A primered flat black car because it's all the rage
      Supposedly yet I never see anyone driving a primered black car these days

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      08-30-2012 10:51 PM #69
      i've considered black . i do see a few cars in flat black around here. and my f250 work truck is actually spray bombed flat black too.

      i have more mechanical things to tend to before i invest any money into the exterior

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      08-31-2012 11:27 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocconaut View Post
      .......yet I never see anyone driving a primered black car these days

      Unfortunately, I still see them all the time. And, forgive me for saying it, but to me, the impression it leaves is: "One step closer to the crusher."

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