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    Thread: My $700 Cabby

    1. Junior Member Mrpapageorgio's Avatar
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      04-29-2014 10:12 PM #1
      Bought this 88 Cabby for My B day last March.... Paid $700 for it... Had a few probs but t's RUST FREE....

      When I bought it





      Did the motor mounts...Installed new front speakers.... still had the original 1988 magnets in the doors(cones had disinegrated) and of course new wires had to be run as the old ones were broken in a few places... So a 1/2 hour job turned into a 2 hour job

      Also swapped in some new plug leads... runs much better (the PO had the wrong ones on it)

      Bought some Centerline wheels with almost new tires for $200.... Sold the Snowflakes and shot tires for $150...



      Polished them up (2hrs work)






      Sorted a rough running cold start issue... A disconnected vacuum line running into the drivers fender... Reconnected and runs way smoother... Also cleaned out the rain tray and "stitched" the plastic cover back into one piece... Musta been 1/2 a pound of crap in each side... used a stick to clear the rubber drains as they were packed solid... Added a "billet" gas cap too

      Today I Washed it, Clay Barred it (prolly the 1st time it has ever been done) and gave it a quick wax.. Looks loads better

      Hope You like

      Next project is dropping the front an inch or so.... (can this be done with stock struts??... without "blowing them out")

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      04-29-2014 10:15 PM #2

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      04-29-2014 10:17 PM #3
      Nice deal. How is the interior?
      You honestly have a beautiful car; I really like the color and the centerlines. In my opinion, an inch is just the right amount to lower it

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      04-29-2014 10:30 PM #4
      Thanx...
      Interior is in great shape except for the outside bolsters on the drivers seat.... Gonna sort that soon too

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      06-03-2014 12:44 PM #5
      Added a fairly rare KAMEI "Hood Scoop" .... Found it on eBay.de..... Need to find a colour match paint... Whatcha think??






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      06-05-2014 10:18 PM #6
      WOW.... 380 views and only one comment....

      I guess there's no love for Canadian Cabby's.... Either that or for the fact that it wasn't a scrap heap to begin with

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      06-20-2014 05:13 PM #7
      Needed a muffler.... This Carbon can was FREE(flowing) Ear plugs any one??


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      06-20-2014 05:14 PM #8
      Recent pic....



    9. 06-23-2014 11:54 AM #9
      You got a good deal. Mine was $2k USD and needed lots more work. They are fun cars to own and drive.
      '13 Golf R-"Otto"-Carbon Steel, REVO stage 1, Carbonio Intake, murdered out.
      '92 Cabriolet-"Sadie"-aka the project.
      '08 R32-"Max"-geat car with bad luck (run over by a dump truck etc. - gone.
      '85 Golf GL "Gunter" my first love...wadded up in the rain-gone.

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