ive been watching that car everyday since it was for sale. was gonna purchase a one way ticket. when i saw the pic i said "oh my god"
sucks man, sorry to hear this. glad to hear it will be brought back though. glad youre okay as well.
going to throw the postulate out there for the trolls to feed on
i think someone bought a rabbit just so they could crash into a hybrid on purpose
then so they can post the epic fail on the vortex so people will have bleeding heart syndrome about it
i hope that you fix that beast and get it rolling
81 VW Rabbit 4 door 1.7L EN 4 speed transmission GP 020
78 VW Rabbit 2 door 1.5L EH Panama Braun
82 VW Rabbit Pickup 1.6D Diesel 4 speed
END *FS* 1991 EA Cabriolet Junkyard part out END
Glad your alright, I had a '77 and the brake line ruptured inside the drivers foot well, a water leak had rotted it along with the floor, I kept trying to figure out where all the brake fluid was going when bleeding the brakes only to find a huge puddle forming on the floor.
That buckle at the bottom corner of the windshield is not good, make sure you get a good bodyman to look it over before you start pulling and cutting parts off it. Anything is repairable but won't be cheap unless you have or know someone with the right equipment. Good luck with it
Cut off the front firewall forward & weld on donor front. Most of it has factory seams there. My old thread has details on this
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[QUOTE=fasthopper;77407190]Glad your alright, I had a '77 and the brake line ruptured inside the drivers foot well, a water leak had rotted it along with the floor, I kept trying to figure out where all the brake fluid was going when bleeding the brakes only to find a huge puddle forming on the floor.
Had this same failure with a '77 when it was about 6 years old. Lost brakes. Saved it with downshifts and e-brake. Brake line under carpet on right side rotted out. I pumped about a quart of fluid into the carpet when trying to bleed the system. Turned out there was a recall for this (that I was never notified about). They had thought that because the lines were inside the body they did not need to be stainless. The dealer installed plastic lines per the recall. Anyone that owns one of these should take a look here.
Sorry for your loss and glad you are OK. Loss of brakes is one of the scariest things I can think of.
glad to see it's being saved. how will you be bracing the joint where the frame rails are being attached? Simply just butt welding them might not be sufficient...
Interested to see how this turns out!
saw this on FB a while ago.... hurt to see it but glad you're ok...
hope to see it out and about at madness...