Damn another bagged Rabbit in the PNW. Let's see more progress.
We'll I"ve postponed this thread for a while but I guess its time to get on it. lol this is my first VW, Bought IsLow two years ago for 800 bucks non running, but it was an easy fix, (clogged fuel line). drove it for a week then pulled it into the shop for the fun! while I"m here I want to thank my friends for their help, many names to list and I'm sure many more to come but you guys know who you are! from parts to tips and the lending of tools or a helping hand. IsLow is a 1984 MK1 Rabbit Diesel. The plan is to have a show/cruiser car done by the next leavenworth drive up here in Washington. well like my previous threads the pictures do the talking lol
here's when I first bought IsLow
One dent to be repaired
Let the Tear down begin!
cut out the rain tray,
The blank canvus!
now to build the rotissorie!
The messy part of removing the under coating.....
Now the metal work!!
side draft exaust tunnel
Now the begining of the rear air ride set up! I took a thick stong tensel streingth C channel as a cross member connecting to the trailing arm cut off the rear shock mounts and welded them to the C channel.
My work bench lol
Notching the rear frame for more low!!
I few of you might remember this!! The How to Raise your front Control arm mounts
cut out the rear mounts!
now to make the new ones
Last edited by Dub_Monster; 08-22-2012 at 05:28 AM.
Now take note that the photos above are mostly mock up and are not finished weld or metal patches do not worry, if someone left their ride like that it would scetch me the F out too lol and lets continue with the front bing raised
more updates soon but I'm going to sleep
More updates, moving up the steering rack!
I forgot to show the metal work of them being boxed in but here is the aftermath of them being smoothed up for a cleaner engine bay.
Making the new tie rod ports,
now to raise the towers!,
Working on my work bench lol
All mocked up
now the other side!
now to smooth the firewall!!!
Nice work! subbed to thread
My Gti build check it out...http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...r#post56741594
What size wheels you going to be running? Something big?
From what I remember seemed like the rabbit has enough travel to be within an inch or two of laying frame on a stock tire?
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nice fab work.
but such a bummer another clean car is being hacked apart for trendy " i want to be cool" lowstatus sillyness
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Oh btw I put a new core support on it, DON'T WORRY, I pulled the squares off with care to help fix a friends car! lol
These rims that came with the car are the same size as the rims I'm planning on running great for measurments!
Last edited by Dub_Monster; 08-21-2012 at 07:17 PM.
hot damn awesome work!
Had a mk1 work party! and started on the rear because I can't stay focused on one area lol, so I built a nice box to hide the air tank and controlers and possibly then some.
now here is the rear end box!
prepared and primed for the new rear floor!
The underside an inch above the rear end!
now to make the new floor!