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    1. Member alexandersin's Avatar
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      07-30-2012 09:07 AM #26
      Monday ! Today my carpeting is supposed to be coming in also I bought a bushing for my gas pedal from 4crawler because PO neglected to lmk the cable was being held on by a ball of duct tape .

      I got it here and am very pleased with it:
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      07-30-2012 09:15 AM #27
      What's the easiest way to fit early rabbit back seats in a cabby? Or is it a direct fit?

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      07-30-2012 09:49 AM #28
      Our bumpers are painted, being an '85 I understand they should've been painted from factory, the way the paint chips & only being one coat matching the repainted body I beleive they originaly were unpainted though (on another car?) I tried some paint stripper on one spot earlier this summer & the paint came off really easy & it has been sitting outside since, still shiny.

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      07-30-2012 10:50 AM #29
      Awesome, I can't wait to get mine stripped and polished.

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      08-01-2012 10:59 AM #30
      Okay guys another question when I get to painting the car, is it recommended to remove the top? Is it hard to do? Or just mask it off. Btw ill be going with a new color.
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      08-01-2012 01:59 PM #31
      that all really depends on you... if you are going to a completely different color i would advise removing the top... but then the real question is are you painting the door jams? removing the fenders and doors? cause if you arent and just doing a cheap respray then i would say mask it off and call it a day

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      08-01-2012 03:27 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ih8erickempf View Post
      that all really depends on you... if you are going to a completely different color i would advise removing the top... but then the real question is are you painting the door jams? removing the fenders and doors? cause if you arent and just doing a cheap respray then i would say mask it off and call it a day
      Yes I'm removing fenders & doing the door jambs. How would I go about taking the top off?

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      08-01-2012 04:35 PM #33
      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

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      08-02-2012 03:10 AM #34
      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
      Awesome I'll take a look at it tomorrow morning, thanks!

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      08-02-2012 03:13 AM #35
      I picked up some porsche script handles, and I wanted to polish them does anyone know if aircraft stripper works on them? I left it on for an hour and no results. None what so ever.

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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.

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