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      86 Cabriolet, 77 16v rabbit
      09-19-2012 03:58 PM #1

      This cabriolet sat in my basement for 14 years, so i think its time for a project

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      09-19-2012 04:03 PM #2





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      09-19-2012 04:10 PM #3
      someone put on the wrong core support...good thing it was only pop riveted in.



      Shaving the bumper holesss




      On the car

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      09-19-2012 04:14 PM #4
      Whoop

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      09-19-2012 04:17 PM #5

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      86 Cabriolet, 77 16v rabbit
      09-19-2012 04:22 PM #6
      shaving Side markers



      Now the rear bumper holes



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      86 Cabriolet, 77 16v rabbit
      09-19-2012 04:25 PM #7
      Removing undercoating

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      09-19-2012 04:27 PM #8
      Stripin the hood


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      09-19-2012 04:32 PM #9
      Front end primed


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      09-19-2012 04:37 PM #10



      Fenders

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      09-19-2012 04:39 PM #11

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      09-19-2012 04:47 PM #12
      Okay, so there was lots of debate on a color haha. It was between lofoten green and Nevada beige.
      I sprayed a test panel of Nevada beige on the hood and fell in love!


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      09-19-2012 04:59 PM #15
      Racelands

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      09-19-2012 05:28 PM #16
      admiring the paint
      Color sanded whith 1500 then down to 2000 and buffed out.





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      09-19-2012 05:34 PM #17
      Undercoated the wheel wells and installed the coilovers with new strut mounts.




      Lip on


      Mirrors and door handles on.

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      09-19-2012 06:25 PM #18
      awesome paint job. great color choice

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      09-19-2012 08:44 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mouser98 View Post
      awesome paint job. great color choice
      Thanks!

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      09-19-2012 09:03 PM #20
      I wish I'd had the time to go that deep on my 86... maybe next summer when the 16v goes in.
      Formerly rabbitman05. Few thousand posts lol.

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      09-19-2012 09:07 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Rabbitman View Post
      maybe next summer when the 16v goes in.
      Im working on finding a 16v...still looking. haha but thats whats next on the long list.

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      09-19-2012 09:23 PM #22
      New aluminum rad.


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      09-19-2012 09:27 PM #23
      Engine is ready to be pulled...


      Except for this.
      striped out

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      1986 Cabby stock auto A/C, P/S, cruise... basically slower than most tractors.
      09-19-2012 09:40 PM #24
      Mine's sitting in my basement, next to our washer/dryer lol. Trans and clutch, cis-e, wiring etc in totes. 1/4 inch allen key, hammered into that stripped cv joint bolt works great.
      Formerly rabbitman05. Few thousand posts lol.

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      09-19-2012 09:40 PM #25
      Over the next couple of days im going to be taking the engine out and start shaving the bay.
      Im also looking for a 16v to start rebuilding. im thinking im going to run a carb setup.

      dual Weber k409, 40 DCOE
      http://www.piercemanifolds.com/Produ...oductCode=K409

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      09-19-2012 09:42 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Rabbitman View Post
      1/4 inch allen key, hammered into that stripped cv joint bolt works great.
      Your my hero! haha Thanks man.

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      09-19-2012 09:44 PM #27
      yeah great paint, i need to do that also

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      09-20-2012 03:55 PM #28
      Added some camber

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      09-20-2012 04:45 PM #29
      I had a tiny pipe wrench a while back. Came in perfect for getting stripped bolts out when you can grab hold of the head of it.

      Or you can try a vise grip.....

      Nice work..wish I had the patience to do that stuff.

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      09-22-2012 09:57 PM #30
      Got the engine out today!



      And i started to cut some things out.. brackets, battery tray, rain tray.



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      09-22-2012 09:59 PM #31
      Somehow the header was cracked in half...?

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      09-22-2012 10:02 PM #32
      The cabby claimed its first blooddd


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      09-23-2012 09:28 PM #33
      Picked these up at a yard for $3.69!

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      09-24-2012 08:07 PM #34
      Rad build man! Very inspirational. Keep it up!

    35. 09-24-2012 10:24 PM #35
      Nice work. I really like the color choice, don't think I have seen it one a Cabby before this. The bumper hole fill and bodywork look great too.
      But please, please tell me you are kidding on the camber.

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