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      01-23-2008 12:12 AM #26
      I'm gonna have to swing by there sometime and see if it's all for real. You are about 2 months ahead of me! Garage is too freakin' cold right now. Nice work!

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      damn! looks like our 81 when i took it apart. 93?? i couldn't help but notice the heated seat switches. nice lookin car all in all though. i paid what you did for our 81 2 years ago. and its still not on the road.

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      01-23-2008 08:42 AM #29
      Yep, its an abused 93. heh
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      01-24-2008 02:40 PM #30
      I'm digging your attention to detail with cleaning the interior pieces. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    8. 01-24-2008 06:02 PM #31
      You are going to lose 50lbs of just dirt.

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      01-24-2008 08:45 PM #32
      Picked up a few goodies today. All but the front strut tubes which will be ready sat am. Im hoping to have it all back together sunday.







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      These parts look great! Me likey metallic!

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      01-24-2008 11:06 PM #34
      Holy cow was that poor thing filthy! Good to see she's getting all cleaned up... nice job! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-30-2008 01:03 AM #35
      Finally some more progress. Sunday I got the new wheel bearings pressed in as well as the control arm bushings. I got some stuff on the car but didnt get any pics until today.

      Today I finally picked up the strut tubes from powder. They coulndt match the bilstein yellow exactly, but its close enough considering how far awaay the rears are. I also got both strut assemblies together, both control arms on, passs side complete brakes and new ss braided line on, both struts in, and the sway bar on.

      The damn swaybar had no grease left in the bushigns at all, if fact I almost had to use a pair of pliers to get the center ones moving again. A little prothane grease and all is well again.

      I did run into a snag. One of the rubber boots in the new caliper is wrong. The damn guide pin wont fit thru worth a ****. So I need to order anoter caliper and pull the boot out of it and return it. Also I keep forgettig to order the new tie rods so thats on tomorrows list with the caliper.









      I still need to put the axles in and do the final ball joint bolting. With any luck Ill have the car back on the ground and out of the garage on sunday.

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      01-30-2008 04:20 PM #36
      Keep it up, juice.
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    14. 01-30-2008 06:18 PM #37
      Done yet?

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      01-30-2008 07:08 PM #38
      no smarty pants, not yet.
      Gonna head out for a bit tonight and try to be ready for the tie rods and such to show up tomorrow. With any luck it will be in the trailer on sunday.
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      Modified by juicedz4 at 12:10 AM 1-31-2008

    16. 01-30-2008 07:13 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by juicedz4 »
      no smarty pants, not yet.
      Gonna head out for a bit tonight and try to be ready for the tie rods and such to show up tomorrow. With any luck it will be in the trailer on sunday.
      Dan

      Modified by juicedz4 at 12:10 AM 1-31-2008

      trailer to where?

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      01-30-2008 07:20 PM #40
      just to store it in, so its out of the garage. I need the room for some cavy projects for a month or so.
      Ill probalby start working on the interior panels while its outside.
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      02-06-2008 09:34 AM #41
      Finished putting everything together last night. I just need to tighten one axle nut, bleed front brakes and put some trans fluid in. Then just wheels and it should be able to come out of the garage finally.
      I snapped two new pics of the dirvers side. Not much diff that before, just all together.





      Dan
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    19. 02-06-2008 01:59 PM #42
      looks beautiful bro keep up the super fast progress i wish i had this kind of time on my hands to work on my cabetta cant wait to see the finished product [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      02-06-2008 03:21 PM #43
      Not much time involved really. I usually work from about 9pm to 12pm maybee two to three nights a week, and a couple hours on sundays.

    21. 02-27-2008 11:20 AM #44
      update !!!!!!!!

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      02-27-2008 11:47 AM #45
      unfortunately nothing new to report.
      The car is back on the ground, but the starter is junk. Hopefully Ill get a new one in the next week or so, then maybee start on the interior.
      Ive been busy getting my cavy ready so the cabby has been sitting idle.
      Dan

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      04-15-2008 12:59 PM #46
      A little bit of news on this, no real progress tho.
      I picked up a 2.0 16v saturday to swap in. I was thinking about doing an aba swap, but this seemed like a better idea :shrugs: At $250 bux for everything I couldnt complain



      Also I think I decided on a color scheme for the car. I had a buddy pchop a silver cabby (sorry to whoever's pic I stole)



      Thoughts anyone?

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      04-15-2008 01:25 PM #47
      WOW nice good job and im sure the wife will be happy and making you happy too........

    25. 04-15-2008 02:01 PM #48
      where in NY did you get that 2.0 16v for $250? im looking for one myself

    26. 04-15-2008 02:02 PM #49
      nice build by the way

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      04-15-2008 02:21 PM #50
      From brilliantyellowg60. He was parting a 91 passat.
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