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    Thread: AZrabbit *81 Rabbit Build Thread (Pic Heavy)

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      08-02-2012 01:07 PM #36
      Alright ill give it a try today!

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      08-02-2012 02:51 PM #37
      Another AZ Cab.

      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      The speaker pod would hit the window crank though
      Plenty of other early model owners have done the speaker grille swap without issue. Plus, power windows are more trouble than they're worth (just look at all the "my power window won't go down/up - help!" threads for proof).
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      08-02-2012 06:39 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post
      Another AZ Cab.



      Plenty of other early model owners have done the speaker grille swap without issue. Plus, power windows are more trouble than they're worth (just look at all the "my power window won't go down/up - help!" threads for proof).
      What size do the pods run for speakers?

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      08-02-2012 06:46 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      What size do the pods run for speakers?
      No clue, but the '90s Cab owners can tell you.

      I can tell you that the European Cabriolets received those speakers/grilles and did not have power windows as standard equipment (which is why swapping them into the earlier Cabs is no problem):

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      08-02-2012 09:08 PM #40
      JUst Looked it up They are 5 1/4" speakers with also 1 inch tweeters higher up.

      now to Find the pods!

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      08-03-2012 09:17 PM #41
      Looks really nice! I love the color cheers to a fellow Avondale'er

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      08-04-2012 04:17 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by 05GTI6677 View Post
      Looks really nice! I love the color cheers to a fellow Avondale'er
      Thanks do you go to the weds gtg

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      08-04-2012 04:20 AM #43
      So havent gotten to much further but have started the motor break down....slowly. Been pretty busy

      Got it off the ghetto floor dolly and onto an engine stand
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      Didnt need that intake manifold anyways.

      I Did get the valve cover off as well and the alternator just didnt get a pic. From the looks of the seals this motor was just rebuilt

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      08-05-2012 09:42 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      Thanks do you go to the weds gtg

      I'm only in town for this month but I will definitely go! What time and where?

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      08-05-2012 02:35 PM #45
      Wednesday Nights, 99th and mcdowell around 8-9 o clock is when people show up

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      08-05-2012 06:16 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      Wednesday Nights, 99th and mcdowell around 8-9 o clock is when people show up
      Sweet that's down the street! Is there a lot of European cars?

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      08-05-2012 09:15 PM #47
      Pretty much all Vws

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      08-06-2012 12:51 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      Pretty much all Vws
      Nice!

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      08-07-2012 10:24 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by AZrabbit View Post
      Pretty much all Vws
      Hey do they have a facebook or something of that sort?

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      08-11-2012 12:38 AM #50
      damn man, i guess i was behind you tonight in a blazer on van buren and estrella. that thing is freakin sick man.

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      08-11-2012 12:39 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Tankluda View Post
      damn man, i guess i was behind you tonight in a blazer on van buren and estrella. that thing is freakin sick man.
      AHha Thanks alot man!!

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      08-16-2012 07:51 PM #52
      Its been a while since ive updated the progress.

      Well Since last week i have added some negative camber to the rear to have the rear tires clear.

      Also dropped the rear more.

      Than yesterday my new tires showed up. My wheels were 15x8 with 195/45/15 so a mild stretch i have moved to a 165/45/15. Much larger stretch i only ordered two to see how it looked and ill be ordering two more.

      So as it stands right now the front has the larger stretch and i also slammed the front down more.
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      08-16-2012 07:57 PM #53
      And now how it sits. Id Like to still go lower but well see im going to let the coilovers settle a little and see how it is.
      Had a little trouble getting out the driveway after lowering it...Control arms hit
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      08-17-2012 02:33 AM #55
      Hoping to head out to a junkyard tomorrow. I am in search of a b pillar seal for the drivers side and im not looking to spend the 175 that some websites want!!

      PIECES IM LOOKING FOR. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE THESE AND ARE LOOKING TO SELL

      ac center console vents, with out adjuster on it(I believe was only in the 81)

      B Pillar driver side seal

      ....Small Metal Bumpers.....

      Door Speaker pods(the ones that fit the 5 inch speakers not the pods for the 4x6 speakers)

      More to come when it comes to mind...

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      08-17-2012 12:39 PM #56
      I think your doing a great job with the car and I love it!

      that being said.. your rear camber looks absolutely retarted. I think you may have ruined that car a little

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      08-17-2012 01:35 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      I think your doing a great job with the car and I love it!

      that being said.. your rear camber looks absolutely retarted. I think you may have ruined that car a little
      Its only going to be there for a little it was so i could go lower while i wait for new tires to come in

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      08-17-2012 06:27 PM #58
      I think the rear camber looks neat, just a little too much...To each his own though I suppose.

    24. 08-17-2012 08:03 PM #59
      Looks good! That rear tire thing is a little much IMO. I wish I could get those bigger speakers, but I don't want to F-up the stock look.

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      08-17-2012 08:28 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean A View Post
      I think the rear camber looks neat, just a little too much...To each his own though I suppose.
      Yeah i mean i like it but in the rain it sucksss and it chews the hell out of my tires!

      Quote Originally Posted by The_Passenger View Post
      Looks good! That rear tire thing is a little much IMO. I wish I could get those bigger speakers, but I don't want to F-up the stock look.
      Which speakers?

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      08-18-2012 01:02 PM #61
      did you use the washer trick for the rear camber?....i also went a bit too much but i was curious how u did it.

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      08-18-2012 01:45 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      did you use the washer trick for the rear camber?....i also went a bit too much but i was curious how u did it.
      Yep....i know i know its ghetto....

      I bought the highest grade extended bolts i could, washers and thread lock, also replaced my bearings.

      Lets see yours!

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      08-18-2012 01:49 PM #63
      click on my link in my sig......i documented everything...and have lots to do.

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      08-19-2012 02:04 AM #64
      Looks pretty good man!

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      08-19-2012 03:36 AM #65
      Cool fart can and camber

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      08-19-2012 03:53 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by tgibson View Post
      Cool fart can and camber
      Honestly doesnt sound how it looks. Got it before i actually got into vw's lol. And itll be coming off when the swap gets started

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      08-28-2012 11:22 PM #67
      strangely went to the junkyard today and found a pretty damn cherry rabbit, just like yours. you may want to check out the pick n pull on 35th and broadway i believe


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      08-29-2012 12:08 AM #68
      Holy crap.. I wish our junkyards here were halfway decent

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      08-29-2012 12:58 AM #69
      Pick and pull on 35th you said!!! ill go tomarrow

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      08-29-2012 03:04 AM #70
      If any one can help point me in the right direction i am looking for the six pieces of side drim for the cabby. Its the black trim with chrome in the center. I have foudn the two lower pieces by the rokkor pannel but will be needing the uppers

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