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    Thread: Mk1 Cabrio 1991 - my first project

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      10-08-2012 10:52 AM #1
      Hi everyone!

      I'm Jenny, from Italy! I'm 25 and that's my first vw projet I buy it in June 2012 this Mk1 Cabrio 1991 and I work on it! I already have a Golf mk4, but I prefer finish this project then start with mk4 project.

      I hope that you like my work, it's not finish yet, and I have to do a lot of work inside and outside (engine too )

      In june 2012:









      When I opened the trunk...tadan



      Washed:








      FIRST WORK! Static and down baby!




      Then, change wheels from this:



      to this!




      Tadan:



      Rollingrollingrolling



      First meeting for my baby!





      Wash the hood




      The new keyring!




      Then I start with some meccanic work:












      We have a brakes problems:



      Solved!

      Now it's the same like August:




      Buy a new radio!




      And a little stickers on it:





      I hope u guys like it, and I refresh this 3ad as soon as possibile



      (Ps. Sorry for my badbadbad english )

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      Welcome to Vortex

      Arrivederci!

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      10-08-2012 11:15 AM #4
      love this wheels!! well done

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      10-11-2012 05:25 AM #5


      today at work!

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      11-05-2012 05:41 AM #6
      This weekend I take a new product and I try to wash my top. That's some result before/after.


      At the same time my self-starter is dead and the car no move.

























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      11-05-2012 01:22 PM #7
      THE CAR LOOKS GREAT!!.....

      nice work, also where in Italy are you I visit Italy a few times a year to see friends and to tattoo!!...I usually go to Roma, and Tuscany.......

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      12-23-2012 06:03 PM #8
      Ok guys, I bump this topic because I need a little help from you.

      Probabily I can't use very good this site, and I ask u to help a little girl like me to find some information.

      I find a 2.0 8v engime from a mk3 (maybe an 2e or aba, dunno because I don't see the engime until January ) but i wanna to a swap to my cabby.

      Where i can find some information in this site about this work? I find only for 16v and nothing else, I need to know if i have to change the manifold or something like that.

      Thank u

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      01-27-2013 05:03 PM #9
      Some new works on my cabby... bye 1.6 engine!

























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      01-27-2013 06:05 PM #10
      what engine is that in the pics
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      01-27-2013 07:33 PM #11
      nice work LaJe! i haven't done an engine swap like that so i have no advice to give you, but i expect that most of the problems you will run into are not VW specific, they are more likely to be the usual shop problems, like broken studs, fasteners that will not come out, seemingly not enough clearance, etc. i am just learning this kind of stuff myself having bought a junker cabby with no real shop experience. but that's why i wanted to get into this, to learn some new stuff. Good luck with the car and keep us update! Ciao
      Quote Originally Posted by kuklaki View Post
      [You know you own a Cabby when...] You spend hours checking the wires and connectors under the hood because no lights and buzzers have gone off in the past month (surely it cant be running right!)<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by kuklaki at 2:05 AM 1-12-2004</i>

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      01-28-2013 03:27 AM #12
      The engine is the old 1.6 EW! I take off in 1 day, so easy, but the problems arrive now LOL.


      I find some guys that help me from UK... I'm waiting for the new engine (2.0 8v but dunno the code ) and now I buy all the stuff that I need.

      Until i'm waiting, i wash all the car inside and i'm waiting new instrumental panel and the carpet (maybe they arrive today!)

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      01-28-2013 03:36 AM #13
      looks great, good luck!

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      01-28-2013 04:53 AM #14
      Thank u all!

      This morning I buy new drive shaft bolts to take off the gear box...

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      01-29-2013 05:09 PM #15
      The eingine is arrive!!!


      An ADY mk3 2.0 8v!


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      01-29-2013 08:13 PM #16
      what year did that come in ...year and model please if anyone knos
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      01-30-2013 03:34 AM #17
      1996, but the model dunno.


      But I have a fu**ing problem: IMMOBILIZER!


      I've only ecu, this engine have ecu, immobilizer and key to start I've to find all to start this fu**ing massive piece of iron and rust

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      01-30-2013 06:36 PM #18
      Nice car!

      See if you can got o the dealer with your key and they can program it for you.
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

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      01-31-2013 03:53 AM #19
      I haven't a key with chip (old key mk1) but I can buy it, but I dunno if someone can program the key!

      In vw they want 200€ (it's 271$) it's too much expensive and without the vehicle registration they can't do it!

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      01-31-2013 05:50 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by LaJe View Post
      I haven't a key with chip (old key mk1) but I can buy it, but I dunno if someone can program the key!

      In vw they want 200€ (it's 271$) it's too much expensive and without the vehicle registration they can't do it!
      If that's the case, maybe go to a VW shop and sk if they can do it. They probably have the key programmer.
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

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      02-05-2013 04:41 PM #21
      Today i work hard with the dill. My first time with the dill LOL



      Good result but I need to work more. Tomorrow evening!!! (It's 10pm here )

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      02-08-2013 03:41 PM #22
      New toys and some work today!












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      02-08-2013 05:16 PM #23
      Nice work! If the immobilizer is an OEM VW one you can have one of the tuning companies delete the immobilizer program in the ecu. C2 Motorsports is a good company here in the US that can do it.

      regards,

      Matt

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      02-11-2013 05:20 PM #24
      Ciao bella!!

      It was originally 1.6L engine? My '91 had a 1.8 that I swapped to 2.0... Maybe the European edition was different?
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      02-19-2013 03:51 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by inlovewithavdubengine View Post
      Ciao bella!!

      It was originally 1.6L engine? My '91 had a 1.8 that I swapped to 2.0... Maybe the European edition was different?
      Ciao!

      Yep it's original 1.6 engine to a 2.0 engine! It's more difficul for me because something change like fuel pomp or clucth and something else... but I try the same to do it!

      New pics, new items arrive in this week, today I'll go to the post and take the wiring!
















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      02-21-2013 04:50 PM #26
      Wiring is arrive!!!



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      02-24-2013 04:49 PM #27
      New weekend, new works!






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      02-24-2013 05:04 PM #28
      looks good man!

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      02-28-2013 05:44 PM #29






      Some new works

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      05-21-2013 05:57 PM #30
      soooooooooooooo....

      I was so buys in this weeks, works, cars, worthersee and something like that, and now I add new photo of my works.

      In this day I worked so hard to finish the car, some fuel pump troubles but at the last, everything is fine now.

      Pics!


      The night at home looking for the right wiring from ce1 to ce2





      Some days after we put on the engine





      Happyyyyyy ^_^



      Now the wiring and another stuff





      Take off the silencer



      Take on the new interior all black: the sits still waiting because they do a wrong work!



      Bonus pic, tonight with the new US modul


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      05-26-2013 01:04 PM #31
      This weekend, some new work on my cabby: wash and polishing!!










      Some blacks details:








      Full pics



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      06-06-2013 03:51 AM #33
      Last weekend first big meeting for my cabby! Valvole Piegate organized the Southern Gardasee!


      Some pics!














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      06-06-2013 07:35 AM #34
      wow! that turned out incredible.

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      10-23-2013 07:40 AM #35
      So, the swap is finish, but i need to do some upgrade before the engine all the other things look beautiful

      Few events in this summer, not lot of photo but I promise that I add some news in this months!


      First at all the interior had arrived and I do some works to fit:







      But everythings is good now:










      My cabby now:






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