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    Thread: Cabby project

    1. Member briano1234's Avatar
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      08-02-2012 06:55 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by ih8erickempf View Post
      memory serves me there is a tensioner cable that holds it on... loosen the bolts in the rear and it should come right off... being vague only because its been at least 4 years since ive done it... i just remember it being fairly easy
      Your memory is pretty good, but...

      You have to take the 2 corners caps off, 2 Philips screws each side. The snap is on the back.
      Opening the top half way, and looking straight down. on the back side of the rear window seal you will see the cable.



      You will need a 10mm articulating ratchet, and a pair of needle nose, or 7-6mm open end wrench.

      If you safety your top. you can remove the strut pivot for easier access.




      NOW BE WARNED

      If you have a old top, then removing the cable and top from the cable tray you have to be really really careful, as the older tops are brittle, and can break, rip, shred, tear, and generally destroy itself. GINGERLY is the operative word, Don't yank or Pull hard, coax it out carefully.

      After you have it out, then you can Push it to the inside of the car body. Use plenty of Lube on the inner tray and top when going back, and don't over tighten the cable, as Snap crackle and pop comes to mind.
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      08-02-2012 12:32 PM #37
      Awesome that's a great write up . Thanks man

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      08-02-2012 02:14 PM #38
      I think the handles are powder coated the paint just doesn't come off guess I got to sand.

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      08-03-2012 01:29 AM #39
      They sanded off like butter

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      08-03-2012 04:28 AM #40
      Took off the rear bumper and am stripping all the paint off, and I hope to start polishing tomorrow.

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      08-03-2012 02:07 PM #41
      Finished stripping and sanding the bumper time to polish, :-)

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      08-04-2012 02:39 AM #42
      Took off the front one tonight will strip tomorrow

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      08-05-2012 07:08 PM #43
      Finished both bumpers will post a pic tonight

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      10-01-2012 03:22 PM #44
      Long time no update, but recently I did the water pump timing belt, and today i'm going to shave the side markers
      post pics later

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      10-02-2012 06:14 PM #45
      Hey, did I see your car last Tuesday on the 215 freeway at about 11:15pm?
      Silly Rabbit, cabbys are for chicks...

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      10-02-2012 10:30 PM #46
      Shaved

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      10-02-2012 10:32 PM #47
      Okay now should I bondo it out smooth then primer, or use the filler primer then sand?

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      10-08-2012 09:32 PM #48
      Went to paint today

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      10-10-2012 02:11 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by shanybu View Post
      Hey, did I see your car last Tuesday on the 215 freeway at about 11:15pm?
      Mmmmm I don't think so. I have a doppelgänger? :p

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      10-18-2012 03:51 AM #50
      Hey I want my snowflakes back! Finally found your thread. Post some pics of the new color, it looks bad ass.

    16. 10-18-2012 07:29 AM #51
      Weird about your bumpers. I have an 88 and a broken 80. I dont know about the 88's bumpers but I'm getting rid of them soon and putting on the 80's The 80's bumpers are chrome steel cause on the inside there is rust. Any why do so many people cut the marker lights I think its one of the coolest things about the rabbit. What you going to do with the old reflectors and cords?

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      10-19-2012 01:52 AM #52
      say hello to my revived bunny. All painted and looking brand spanking new.

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      10-19-2012 01:56 AM #53
      I put a ton of new jems on her, including chrome flags Porsche script handles, small duck bill and single thin chrome strip and rocker trim. I'll whore pics soon I promise! Oh I went with Miami blue for the color if it wasn't obvious. I think its effing gorgeous.

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      10-19-2012 02:02 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by sailoranna View Post
      Weird about your bumpers. I have an 88 and a broken 80. I dont know about the 88's bumpers but I'm getting rid of them soon and putting on the 80's The 80's bumpers are chrome steel cause on the inside there is rust. Any why do so many people cut the marker lights I think its one of the coolest things about the rabbit. What you going to do with the old reflectors and cords?
      Yeah I believe the 88 had a clipper kit no? And early chrome bumpers were steel, but factory late model metal bumpers were aluminum I believe. Well I personally hated the marker light they're so over sized and take away from the cars nice shape. IMO . My old reflector wiring is just tucked away in the car. And the red markers were broken in removal. And the ambers will be probably put up for sale soon. I have a ton of extra parts I'll be selling soon.

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      10-19-2012 02:05 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by LAVDUBDUDE View Post
      Hey I want my snowflakes back! Finally found your thread. Post some pics of the new color, it looks bad ass.
      Ahaha wait there's a cabriolet forum I'll post pics soon I'm still not sure if I should put the bumpers on :/

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      10-22-2012 12:30 AM #56
      Last edited by alexandersin; 10-23-2012 at 01:59 AM.

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      10-22-2012 12:51 AM #57
      NNIIICCCEEEE loving the color and those mirrors look awesome. great work digging it
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      they get lower

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      10-22-2012 01:06 AM #58
      Lovin this cabby! Cheers

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      10-22-2012 01:43 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by superquick View Post
      NNIIICCCEEEE loving the color and those mirrors look awesome. great work digging it
      Thanksssss!

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      10-22-2012 01:43 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by ROB&hisVDUB View Post
      Lovin this cabby! Cheers

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      10-22-2012 01:34 PM #61
      Bring it out to the GTG tomorrow.

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      10-22-2012 04:46 PM #62
      Will do!

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      10-23-2012 03:06 PM #63
      What is the paint color? That is exactly the color I want to paint mine!
      Silly Rabbit, cabbys are for chicks...

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      10-26-2012 08:29 PM #64
      Miami blue my friend

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