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Thread: VW Cabriolet Project for the wifey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldiablo233 View Post
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    i apologize for jacking the thread. keep up the work on the vee dub. did it come with inner fender liners made from plastic? regardless, paint was a good precaution.
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    Very cool thread. Can't wait to see the finished car based on the attention to detail you're giving it.

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    Ya, it has plastic fender liners but they dont cover the area I painted black (which I only did to make it look "nice").

    You can see the liners in the dirty picture.


    I cant wait to see it done either! haha


    Tiny update:

    I got the foam for the vents "doors" in today. Maybee this week sometime Ill cut it out and finish putting them back together. I also got some new hardware. And I talked to the poweder coater, who said the parts wont be done til mon/tues. oh well.


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    this is an awesome read! she's gonna love it
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    i would love to eat something off this car when it's done. it's swiffer clean!
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    Progress has been slow as of late as I am still waiting on the poweder coat stuff to come back. Now they are saying thrusday, oh well.


    I did have a chance to get the new foam put on the doors of the vents and get them all back together as well as clean up a few more interior plastic parts. I think all I have left is the various dash switches and the column trim and a few parts around the top near the back seat.

    Vent foam








    Cleaned up dash pieces














    The dirtiest window switches ever, even dirty inside.








    and cleaned up





    I also painted the edges and hub section of the new rotors, the tops of the new strut mounts and the ball joints. Hopefully to keep things from rusting as long as possible.


    I just need to fix the one brake line and clean up the other fender well before thursday and I should be able to get alot of the new suspensin and brakes in by the weekend.


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    so, who spilled the popcorn butter on all the window switches?

    lol keep it up. is just one brake line in need of repair? i had trouble with one of mine a few years ago, and i ended up just having them all done at once while i was in there for preventative maintenance. just my 2 cents. great build!
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    I think it was all tobacco flakes and nicotene paste. Damn car is just covered in the nasty shit.

    The brake lines are mint (hardlines). I just twisted up one trying to get the soft line off. I had it soaked for days, used flare nut wrenches etc. Luckily its the driver side front, so its only 15" long or so.

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    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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    wow, keep up the good work
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    Geez this thing is going to be better than new

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    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/car/548778724.html

    just might think you wanted another project thanks lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGT View Post
    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/car/548778724.html

    just might think you wanted another project thanks lol
    Saw this in person the other day along with the rest of the garage. This guy has way too many projects as it is. lol.

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    ooo thats so tempting haha. Great deal, would be an easy car to swap a VR into to. muhurahahaha

    But ya, Id be in trouble if I brought that home.

    EDIT: Tho a 95 would be better, no obd2 ftw.

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    Dan...

    Awesome...

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    Sorry for getting back to you so late. I can't find the strut bars for it. Come spring time when I can get to parting my brother's scirocco I'll have a lot of parts for it. Autotech 268 degree cam, autotech front and rear sway bars, koni yellow adj. front and rear all with only 5k on them, rear disk brakes etc. My bro hit a guard rail a few years ago and its just sitting and he moved away, but its winter with no time to pull anything off it.

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    The attention to detail is making this one of the best DIY threads of this winter. Keep the pics coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue View Post
    The attention to detail is making this one of the best DIY threads of this winter. Keep the pics coming.
    Have you seen his other threads?

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    Yeah, quite the DIY'er.

    to people who spin their own wrenches.
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    It's looking really nice. I have one too! I have an older one and a Wolfsburg addition and its red. I am sure your wife will love it. Mine was way cleaner than this one was when I bought it but they are really fun. Nice work.

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    What have you been using to clean the nooks and crannies like the switches and what not? I need to detail the interior of my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrImodium View Post
    What have you been using to clean the nooks and crannies like the switches and what not? I need to detail the interior of my car
    I cleaned every inch of the parts with hot soapy water and a toothbrush. Obv you cant soak the actual switches, but if they come apart you can do the part you touch.

    That and just time.... as with all things the more time you spend the better.

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    looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicedz4 View Post




    Dan
    does this remind anyone else of that one supra "build" scene in the fast and the furious ?

    keep it up, i love seeing the updates.
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    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.


    Dan
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