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    1. Member joezeeuw's Avatar
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      06-25-2010 07:30 PM #1
      *SOLD*

      Here's all the relevant info I could think of: sorry the formatting is funky but I cut and pasted it and this dialogue box is acting crazy
      1982 Rabbit Pickup

      Back in the day this truck and one very much like it were owned by the two proprietors of German Auto Service. They used them as daily transport as well as work related tasks. This one was at one time a diesel but was switched over to gas running dual side draft carbs. They also added rear disks and jazzed up the interior with some GTI accouterments. As you can see the truck was also repainted and a front lip of some sort was added. Sometime in the mid to late 90's the two owners decided the trucks were worn out and they both went into storage. One was stored outside in the country and was badly damaged by rust. The other truck (this one) was stored inside and fared much better.

      Modifications circa 1980’s:

      Vented front brakes
      Rear disk brakes
      Interior partially converted to lipstick red
      Tonneau cover
      Front lip of unknown origin
      Sweet ass custom paint

      Currently:

      Engine:
      1.8L JH
      Head rebuilt (new guides, seals, 3 angle valve grind) maybe 3k miles ago when I first did up the bay. It is also smoothed and shaved on the outside.
      WEB-Cam grind111 cam (a pretty mild street cam) I have all the specs available
      Vintage Drake Adjustable cam gear
      Truhaft (sp?) valve cover
      Bottom end is fresh this year, still breaking it in. New Pistons, cast rings, new bearings and seals throughout. No real performance mods but should be a good reliable bottom.
      Euro GTI oil cooler
      Custom catch/breather can. I’ve had some issues with the design/orientation of this thing filling up extremely fast so I added a drain back to the pan so it isn’t truly a “catch can” but more of a breather baffle
      Twin Weber DCOE carbs. Running some pretty small chokes right now. Tuned with a wideband. Runs good but likely could be producing more power.
      Carter electric fuel pump mounted near tank. There is also a pressure regulator back there to keep things in check
      Points ignition running purely centrifugal advance
      Custom plug wires
      Poly front and rear mounts. Front mount shim
      Custom built stainless header. It cost me around $300 in materials alone to build this thing.
      2” mandrel bent through a Thrush muffler and exiting in a custom tip.

      Trans:
      I forget the code but it’s a pretty mild gearing. No mods to it other than smoothing the outside.
      Lightened flywheel
      Newer clutch
      Missing Linkz shift kit (slightly modified)
      Custom short shift lever

      Suspension:
      Custom all around basically. Works good. Nice and low cruising height is around 35PSI with is quite comfortable. It was built on a budget so the shocks are new but nothing special (KYB). The management is fully functional but not as nice as some of the stuff out there today. Pump takes awhile to recover. All 3/8 lines. If I was keeping the truck around I’d likely get some of those ball joint extenders because when you get really low the alignment angles get really whacked and when it’s sitting on the ground the front wheels toe out and look kinda goofy. The spindles have already been reamed with tapers on both sides so flipping the tie rods is as simple as unbolting and flipping them around.

      Brakes:
      Vented fronts, I cleaned everything up on them and rebuilt the slides when I did the build but no new disks or pads. The braking could be greatly improved with some grippier pads. Rears are pretty much the same deal.
      Braided stainless hoses
      Stainless lines all new
      Custom brake master cylinder relocation under dash

      Interior:
      Red
      Custom chromed pedals
      Old school steering wheel
      Radio looks cool but does not work
      Devil head shift knob
      Headliner consists of stickers. Some are rare and vintage

      Minor annoyances:
      No e-brake, cables might do it, not sure
      Small chip in the windshield. Right in the line of sight but not really that annoying. Also the glass got a little pitted from all the welding so the wipers don’t work very awesome. Might be able to be improved by buffing it out.
      Something loose inside the muffler. When I was tuning it I had a few bad backfires and I think it knocked something loose. It’s only noticeable at idle under certain conditions.
      Turn signals don’t cancel with steering wheel. There is no finger on the wheel. Put a different wheel on it it’s fine. I just got used to cancelling it myself like a motorcycle.
      Driver’s mirror slightly loose at hinge. Easy fix, they are common enough. Just never was annoyed enough with it.
      Driver’s door hinges worn/sagging
      The weld where I covered up the coolant outlet is slightly porous. Every once in awhile it sweats a little coolant. I mean like a drop. It has always done it and does not seem to be getting any worse.

      A word about the rust: I have never had any structural related issues with the truck. Prior to me adding the reinforcements to the strut towers I was driving it without any issues. The bracing was purely a preventative measure.

      Here is a huge album of pictures that go along with my build thread
      http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/joezeeuw/

      I'll be adding some of the pretty pictures as soon as I get some specific from Kris on what he wants to share.
      If your interested and you want to read through the build thread you will have to register
      http://www.michiganvw.org/forum/show...ight=rabbickup

      And here are some pictures that I took to try and illustrate the condition of the truck as accurately as possible
      http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/e...k%20FS%20pics/

      Price is $3,000 firm. There are no wheels included in the sale. I have a couple different options to choose from if you want to buy some of my wheels but the BBS RS's are not for sale. In purchasing it you take all responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others. It's a clean MI title and it's titled as a diesel which might be helpful for those with emissions testing. Will consider a trade for a Porsche 914 but that's about it.




      Last edited by joezeeuw; 09-12-2010 at 09:26 PM.

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      06-25-2010 10:47 PM #2
      Very cool caddy, seen it more than several times over the last couple years. Hope it goes to a good owner!

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      06-26-2010 11:23 AM #3
      Nom nom nom.

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      06-26-2010 01:10 PM #4
      I see you're in michigan, what part?

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      06-26-2010 02:28 PM #5
      Grand Rapids, West Michigan.

      If anyone buys it from the West michigan area they will have to remove the German Auto logo. Sorry

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      06-26-2010 06:09 PM #6
      trade for a mk3 vr with cams coils and a bunch of other ****
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      06-26-2010 08:25 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by joezeeuw View Post
      Will consider a trade for a Porsche 914 but that's about it.
      Sorry

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      06-26-2010 11:34 PM #8
      wow didnt expect to see this
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      06-27-2010 06:32 AM #9
      omg i expected this truck to be worth a lot more.

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      06-28-2010 08:07 AM #10
      bump

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      06-28-2010 03:32 PM #11
      quite a bargain sir.

    13. 06-28-2010 07:02 PM #12
      aww i want this so freakin bad i gota sell my car 1st tho unless u want it i doubt it 04 a4 US

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      06-30-2010 06:18 PM #13
      Awaiting deposit via mail...

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      07-07-2010 02:07 PM #14
      wow, sold already. congrats post whatever pics of mine you want Joe anytime.


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      07-07-2010 04:27 PM #15
      is this still available or did it sell?

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      07-07-2010 06:07 PM #16
      I have received a deposit so it's looking pretty sold at this point. I'll update when/if it's a done deal.

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      08-25-2010 02:03 PM #17
      OK truck is back up for sale.

      It's got a new carb so no more fuel leakge

      I added a degree or so of negative camber to the rear

      Added flow controls to the airride so much easier to control

      Price is the same

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      08-25-2010 07:30 PM #18
      Going to bug run in Martin this weekend by any chance?
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      08-25-2010 07:37 PM #19
      Bump for a dope truck and owner
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      08-25-2010 08:03 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      Going to bug run in Martin this weekend by any chance?
      Yeah I'll be there but I was planning to take my bus. I can bring the truck too if your serious about it.

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      08-26-2010 02:48 AM #21
      Well I dont think im going now. Got a few Harsh Winter's coming up but I dont get paid till next week.

      Looking for a nice daily drivable caddy to haul my cafe racer around.
      Quote Originally Posted by Adler v. Relynet
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      08-26-2010 01:05 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ineedavrcorrado View Post
      Plus cash?

    24. 08-26-2010 01:39 PM #24
      nah i think that is a pretty fair trade not to be a a$$ but the truck needs some work man

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      08-26-2010 02:17 PM #25
      nope.

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