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    Thread: Thought you Mk1 guys might like this

    1. Member Moshua's Avatar
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      09-18-2012 04:13 PM #26
      I got the dash out it was destroyed, sunbaked, and cracked I may try fiberglass and recover on it.



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      09-19-2012 04:06 PM #27
      Threw in a mk3 DE seat fits great but need to fab up the right side slider



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      09-19-2012 04:46 PM #28
      Awesome Job

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      09-19-2012 06:04 PM #29
      What a sweet find. Never seen one! Subscribed

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      09-25-2012 04:34 PM #30
      Got a full quarter panel stripped of the primer. I like the yellow (L20A) more and more as its revealed.



      And here is the state of the front floor pans. They aren't perfect but still very solid. The riveted in panels on the edges are holding on great. If I can get the motor and the trans out I'd like to do a diy rotisserie and weld reinforcement on the bottom and coat the underneath with a rust inhibiting coating.



      Any good sources for getting a modern replacement but still vintage looking blaupunkt radios?

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      09-25-2012 04:37 PM #31
      I like L20A

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      09-25-2012 05:56 PM #32
      Excellent find! These are very rare in Europe nowadays as well.
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      09-25-2012 09:35 PM #33
      how are you stripping the primer?

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      09-25-2012 09:42 PM #34
      wow, my dad had one of these parked in the trees when I was a child. Never seen one like it again until now

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      09-25-2012 09:59 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Minty_Fresh View Post
      how are you stripping the primer?
      Wet sand with 1000grit and I'm going to switch to some acetone soon cause its taking forever

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      09-25-2012 10:00 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by TWEAK'D~84~RABBIT View Post
      wow, my dad had one of these parked in the trees when I was a child. Never seen one like it again until now
      Cool. It's something that I was interested in immediately once I saw that first craigslist ad. Now I have to stare at it every day haha

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      09-26-2012 12:00 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Moshua View Post
      Wet sand with 1000grit and I'm going to switch to some acetone soon cause its taking forever

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      i bought some stuff on closeout at lowes called graffiti remover. it's an aerosol can, was originally $11, marked down to $2. i used it to strip off the crappy flat black paint someone sprayed the tail gate of my caddy with. it worked extremely well and did not ruin the factory paint underneath. might be something to look into.

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      09-26-2012 02:31 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      i bought some stuff on closeout at lowes called graffiti remover. it's an aerosol can, was originally $11, marked down to $2. i used it to strip off the crappy flat black paint someone sprayed the tail gate of my caddy with. it worked extremely well and did not ruin the factory paint underneath. might be something to look into.
      That's a really good idea

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      09-26-2012 02:45 PM #39
      i've seen a few guys here use oven cleaner with good results.

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      09-26-2012 04:44 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      i bought some stuff on closeout at lowes called graffiti remover. it's an aerosol can, was originally $11, marked down to $2. i used it to strip off the crappy flat black paint someone sprayed the tail gate of my caddy with. it worked extremely well and did not ruin the factory paint underneath. might be something to look into.
      seen this stuff in action also, works, but if left onto the paint to long it will remove everything, a co-worker did that to a shop truck
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      09-26-2012 10:02 PM #41
      easy off oven cleaner...same ****

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      09-26-2012 10:24 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub_Monster View Post
      seen this stuff in action also, works, but if left onto the paint to long it will remove everything, a co-worker did that to a shop truck
      yes, this is a good point. keep an eye on it, don't leave it on there too long.

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      09-27-2012 07:17 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      yes, this is a good point. keep an eye on it, don't leave it on there too long.
      Yup I've been recommended oven cleaner as well by a local dude

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      09-30-2012 09:01 AM #44
      Not a huge update but I got a used tail light off eBay to replace drivers side rear that was missing the reverse clear lense. Little touch that makes it so much better.



      And got some more primer off



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    20. 09-30-2012 01:08 PM #45
      I shop watercooled on Samba as well and remember seeing this. I was like "What is that? Pffft. Whatever." I had no idea, but now I'm glad to see it get picked up! Sub'd.
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      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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      09-30-2012 11:37 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post
      I shop watercooled on Samba as well and remember seeing this. I was like "What is that? Pffft. Whatever." I had no idea, but now I'm glad to see it get picked up! Sub'd.
      Yeah I think most people have that reaction. It's an odd body shape, scirocco/rabbit. And a lot of people shy away from these cause no aftermarket support but it's oddities are part of its coolness. Plus we all know imported cars are pretty badass

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      10-01-2012 12:07 AM #47
      Not only is there no aftermarket....there's not a market at all. Nothing A1 chassis will work (except front brakes and engine). Your only real chance of finding stuff is south of the border.....tons of these in Mexico. Some Fox stuff will work as well as later Dasher stuff......but it's slim pickings. I snagged a '74 Fox from the crusher...it had a 1.5L and a tiny carb...along with a surprisingly good automatic transmission......but the only successful parts searches were done on TheSamba. Try D.O.G. if they're still around as well as the Dasher/Quantum forum here. Also try the Audi 4k forum. I loved my little Fox...wish I still had it but it was too much for me to tackle at the time so she's with a different owner.

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      10-01-2012 12:20 AM #48
      i was offered a vw fox for next to nothing, it just needed a clutch....sad i turned it down but i had no tools and lived in an apartment, this was about 5 years ago

      i would agree the market is slim for parts unless it works with a mk1/a1 also
      although i dont ever go looking for the b1 part lists to see whats offered

      nothing at all wrong with modding the engine bay setup to use mk1/a1 parts (ie swap candidate)


      i didnt notice about your first post that it was a 73 and not sold in the USA
      cool find

    24. 10-01-2012 04:35 AM #49
      Nice. I have 1 too.
      Mine is 1975 Passat LS Coupe.
      Any Questions, Please feel Free to PM me.

      Nice Find Bro

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      10-01-2012 09:05 AM #50
      ^so nice ill take everything in that car. Lol but yeah it'll be an uphill battle for a lot of things. At least I have everything that came with the car minus a center console but I've made a contact in Brazil that can get me the parts I will need.

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