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    1. Member Moshua's Avatar
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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
      Suck my Blowby!!

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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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    10. 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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      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      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

    14. 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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      10-01-2012 09:17 AM #51
      i saw an 82 dasher on craigslist recently and was thinking maybe it would be fun to switch gears to a more unique car. then i sobered up and realized that im not ready to deal with that uphill battle.

      i'll just enjoy this thread for now

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      10-02-2012 11:04 AM #52
      Stripped the whole drivers side of the primer. Lots of dings, scratches, and rust where the trim was.



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      10-02-2012 05:04 PM #53
      Nice find! Brave of you to tackle. Like the one above, they can look sooo badass.
      In rust we trust.

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      10-02-2012 09:56 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by addictheadvw View Post
      Nice find! Brave of you to tackle. Like the one above, they can look sooo badass.
      Brave can be interpreted as stupid sometimes, but yeah I know what you are saying. I'm going to learn a lot with this one

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      10-03-2012 05:58 PM #55
      Passenger side is rough



      Not sure what this number means



      took out the the windshield washer bottle and inspected the battery tray it was solid



      radiator cap

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    21. 10-03-2012 06:26 PM #56
      Pics make this look quite a bit larger than a rabbit. Is that correct?

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      10-03-2012 08:30 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by MusicCityGTI View Post
      Pics make this look quite a bit larger than a rabbit. Is that correct?
      Is quite a bit larger. I can sit in the back quite comfortably. It's as long as a mk4 jetta. And a little bit wider than a mk1

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      10-04-2012 11:18 PM #58
      Got the hood open finally and started messing around with the carburetor. Tuned it a little bit to make it idle a bit better but as I let it run began to hear a whistle sound so I will be getting a gasket kit and clean and retune it and see if I can get rid of the obvious vacuum leak somewhere on it.



      Obviously leaking some fuel


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      10-04-2012 11:30 PM #59
      Good work dude, this is coming along nice. Looking forward to see where you take it

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      10-04-2012 11:52 PM #60
      this guy gets around...let me tells ya

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      audi B1, meet volkswagon B1
      same design, same company

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      10-05-2012 06:16 PM #61
      yeah designer going crazy. i think my favorite car of his though is the mk1 scirroco and of course my b1


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      10-06-2012 12:51 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Putting a VR up front in one of these would pro ably help with the front lowering issues. Haha

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      10-06-2012 01:31 AM #64
      Call that rust "patina" and you'll win every car show you enter it in. And not only because you'll be the only B1 VW there.
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      10-06-2012 02:55 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Call that rust "patina" and you'll win every car show you enter it in. And not only because you'll be the only B1 VW there.
      Oh I already do winning before I go. I hope I win something one day

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      10-06-2012 04:45 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Call that rust "patina" and you'll win every car show you enter it in. And not only because you'll be the only B1 VW there.
      dont listen to that junk about patina....

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      10-06-2012 05:08 AM #67


      i was recently enlightened to some information about your engine bay tag means
      ...

      E 6 would be the paint code
      http://www.mk1vw.info/paint.php

      the number 191 -6510 is a date code and the production number for the day

      IDK how to read them, im sure you can find out

      probally the 510th that rolled out of the assembly that day...
      19th week of....

      think about it, they built millions of these things
      how many days are in a year

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      10-06-2012 07:23 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      dont listen to that junk about patina....
      yeah patina is just a way to say its dying but has a hint of denial. lol

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      10-06-2012 07:31 PM #69
      did a test with the vinyl i picked up its a semi-vintage looking vinyl. just doing a simple recover of the panels. nothing fancy here. i really like the contrast on the inside.

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      10-07-2012 01:14 AM #70
      hey good job finding some vinyl

      now show the finished stapled product

      looks good really

      hmm...i saw some vinyl sheets on rolls at HobbyLobby but i think they were all black fake leather looking

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