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      04-16-2014 07:53 AM #76
      wonderful job man!

      when you had the black rims, looked liked mine did back in the late 80's

      i had black gti w/ enkei wheels the looked like BBS wheels w/ 1 big lugnut, also had kamai rear spoiler.

      brings back memories, i was bad to that car but i was 18ish at the time.

      best of luck, sticky side on the road!

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      04-16-2014 08:03 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by vfr pilot View Post
      wonderful job man!

      when you had the black rims, looked liked mine did back in the late 80's

      i had black gti w/ enkei wheels the looked like BBS wheels w/ 1 big lugnut, also had kamai rear spoiler.

      brings back memories, i was bad to that car but i was 18ish at the time.

      best of luck, sticky side on the road!
      Thanks man like all of our Volkswagens they're a work in progress lol the paint needs done BAD as in cut and buffed but I'm pleased with it she gets me to work to the gfs house etc it's broke down a few times but nothing major I fixed it all on the side of the road lol.

      Yeah I need those wheels back on I miss them so much I'm in progress of redoing them the same way they were before but the right way I want them glossy not flat.

      And I rip the living day lights out of this car I feel bad running it like that but it's way too fun I'm wondering why I'm only getting low 20s fuel mileage lol!


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      04-16-2014 11:24 PM #78
      Great work saving a MK1 GTI, reminds me of my 83, I really wish I still had that car. Nice to see another PA VW guy too.

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      04-16-2014 11:31 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by lolaralph View Post
      Great work saving a MK1 GTI, reminds me of my 83, I really wish I still had that car. Nice to see another PA VW guy too.
      Yep wouldn't pick a different car where you from ?


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      04-17-2014 09:24 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by jo3kr View Post
      Yep wouldn't pick a different car where you from ?


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      04-17-2014 09:45 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by lolaralph View Post
      Near Indana, about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh
      Oh ok not awfully far away I'm a lone gun down in the redneck boondocks where everyone drives lifted diesel trucks so yeah lol.

      Couldn't find no body shop to do my pin striping so I did it myself best $15 I could've invested!








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      10-01-2014 06:01 AM #82
      nice dub i got one very much like yours-im writing to bookark your thread too. keep dubbin
      dad- WHAT do yoooou want to DOOO with your life...
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      10-01-2014 10:47 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by justsayarab View Post
      nice dub i got one very much like yours-im writing to bookark your thread too. keep dubbin
      Thanks man. Kind of forgot about this thread!!



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    9. 03-30-2016 02:27 PM #84
      What did you do with the chrome wheels?
      Steve

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      04-04-2016 12:39 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by stopngosteve04 View Post
      What did you do with the chrome wheels?
      Steve
      Still have them but no longer use them.
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      05-24-2016 02:58 AM #86
      So really haven't updated this in a long time.

      Quick short summary is I drove and absolutely loved the car for about a year until I took it to cruise week last year. Needless to say killed the car and after throwing hundreds at the motor, gas tank etc I gave up and let it sit to recently.

      So let's get to some updates!

      Back in her prime

      Cruise week 2015 that someone took of it

      This is last week when I pulled it out to wash it since it was caked in tree sap and all



      I started stripping it to prepare to give it some much needed love and this happened





      She's still not finished but here's the newest pictures.






      Ever since this things been taken off the road I have acquired 2 other VWs

      The first being a 1981 1.6td swapped Rabbit



      And the daily which is a 1997 B4 TDI


      And yes the wheels are off the Rabbit for cruise week lol.

      Tell me what you guys think and stay tuned as I plan to start updating again!!







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