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    Thread: brake failure of a 77' rabbit with 75k orginal miles crashed after only 24 hours of owning it :(

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      05-16-2012 05:52 PM #36
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      I actually live off of bay dale drive haha. But I can keep the car my neighborhood because of the stupid association
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    2. 05-16-2012 10:18 PM #37
      cutting at the firewall and replacing from there on forwards looks like a good idea to me as the pass frame rail seems to to be compressed and not aligned

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      06-06-2012 02:31 AM #38
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      06-06-2012 10:41 AM #39
      FYI

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      Bentley has lots of body line measurements.

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      06-06-2012 03:06 PM #42
      I wouldn't want the 'rado mojo rubbing off onto my Jetta...it may never run again if that happens
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      06-06-2012 03:31 PM #43
      [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.

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      06-06-2012 06:37 PM #44
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      Quote Originally Posted by fasthopper View Post
      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.

      Yeah it was the brake lines, there all ****. and its not a loss because I'm fixing it. ill be driving it to mk1 madness

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      06-08-2012 11:38 AM #45
      [QUOTE=Llcoolchris;77707007]
      Quote Originally Posted by ExpoAccel View Post
      ...its not a loss because I'm fixing it. ill be driving it to mk1 madness
      Where's the 'Like' button?

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      06-09-2012 04:50 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Rockerchick View Post
      I wouldn't want the 'rado mojo rubbing off onto my Jetta...it may never run again if that happens
      Beat me to it.
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      06-15-2012 07:45 AM #47
      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!

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      06-15-2012 02:49 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      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!


      Ill be sure to expalin and post ple.ty.of pics

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      06-15-2012 04:31 PM #49
      Nice work, can't wait to see it.
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      06-15-2012 11:55 PM #50
      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...

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      06-16-2012 10:16 AM #51
      Glad to see you're saving it, I hit a deer last summer and had to do a ton of work on mine. That is a great color combo, see you at mk1 madness!

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      06-16-2012 10:59 AM #52
      I saw this yellow one on CL a while back i called about it but they never responded, its an awesome car, sorry about the crash, fixer up

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      06-16-2012 12:00 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by planksta View Post
      I saw this yellow one on CL a while back i called about it but they never responded, its an awesome car, sorry about the crash, fixer up
      thanks for the support everyone. its a beautiful car, interior.is.mint an its dash is crack free. I'm just looking at it.as a positive, I'm 19 years old.i always wanted to know how a rabbit was put together well hes my opportunity lol . itll be better than what it was before solid and rust free.

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      06-16-2012 12:10 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Llcoolchris View Post
      thanks for the support everyone. its a beautiful car, interior.is.mint an its dash is crack free. I'm just looking at it.as a positive, I'm 19 years old.i always wanted to know how a rabbit was put together well hes my opportunity lol . itll be better than what it was before solid and rust free.
      That's awesome dude I'm 18 and building my vr6 bunny, I'm much like you I always wanted to take one apart and build it back up, its an awesome experience man, and that interior is sexy, you could make that thing really cool with not much to do!!

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      06-16-2012 06:30 PM #55
      That hurt me to look at those pics, I'm glad you're gonna bring it back to life.
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      06-16-2012 06:40 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by planksta View Post
      That's awesome dude I'm 18 and building my vr6 bunny, I'm much like you I always wanted to take one apart and build it back up, its an awesome experience man, and that interior is sexy, you could make that thing really cool with not much to do!!

      thats wassup maybe when its all said an done we can meet up lol

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      06-16-2012 06:42 PM #57
      Next pics will be of the front end back on!

    23. 06-16-2012 07:14 PM #58
      Put squares on it!

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      Nice progress!
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      06-21-2012 07:35 PM #61
      Keep it up! Definitely one that was worth saving and its good to see another Maryland Rabbit

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      06-21-2012 07:54 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by morphineVR6 View Post
      this better make it to mk1 madness


      Working on it! Prob the only thing that wont be done is the. engine bay being paintes..but i have to get it painted..i cant roll arpund with a multi colored rabbit.

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      06-26-2012 05:49 AM #67
      if you really t-boned another car, you came out lucky at 25 mph. I got t-boned in april at 5 mph according to the police report and got this on the receiving end......

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      06-26-2012 02:32 PM #68
      Nice job getting this back together, not wasting any time!

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      06-27-2012 12:49 AM #70
      When I saw it was a '77 I said "uh-oh"......then I saw it was Riyad Yellow and the damage my heart sunk. Good on you for keeping it alive. Here's my 44k mile Riyad Yellow '77. Keep up the good work.


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