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by Briano1234
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date

The cars were assembled from the ground up at the Karmann plant.
and it isn't had to believe that they produced cars in that number.

I had a 1981 Rabbit Diesel bought off the showroom floor in 1980 (October).
by Briano1234
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

Yep it hardens the exhaust to prevent it from breaking at the manifold connection, and allows the engine to flex on torque after the connection to the accordion pipe.
by Briano1234
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

That is the exhaust bracket... tain't nothing that a good welder can't fix.

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by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

www.cabby-info.com has a how to on slow wipers, I have where you need to oil the frame, and yes it needs to be oiled at the pivot points.
by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

I would have to look but I may have the center grille, and the lower radiator or duct cover. I moved so not all my parts are where I can find them.
by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

The loose part is a radiator card helps direct air over the radiator by sealing off the radiator from the engine compartment. The rusty bits are available as replacement parts. hope there isn't much else under the car. The glued on wings can be replaced by the bolt one ones. Tops doesn't look like i...
by Briano1234
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Cabby Sightings
Topic: Where did the Cabbies go??
Replies: 17
Views: 10513

Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Well, the last time I was at a show, there wasn't any Cabby class, and they placed them in the mk1 class....
by Briano1234
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Photographic Introductions
Replies: 10
Views: 2603

Re: Photographic Introductions

Welcome to the friendliest Forum...
Still waiting for pics, but not as bad as you are waiting.
by Briano1234
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Cabby Sightings
Topic: Where did the Cabbies go??
Replies: 17
Views: 10513

Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Somehow I don't think I can make it :)
by Briano1234
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from VT
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Hello from VT

The best information site is, www.cabby-info.com Yes, your top needs to have the middle folded in so there are fold when closed, this is a sign that the straps weren't attached or they have broken allowing your top to parachute out the rear... :) Till your new top is installed you just have to push ...
by Briano1234
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from VT
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Hello from VT

Welcome to the friendliest forum like your ride. Naw on the cluster.... Verify that your 12V in and Grounds are good pin 2 (black pin14 is battery in) (brown pin 2 is ground) Splice a new ground in to the brown wire and attach it to the back of the cluster connector wire side, to the frame behind th...
by Briano1234
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator

No that sounds about right I would do the glove test to validate that you don't have other issues that caused it.

But if it was the original radiator, I guess it could of blown out the plastic as that becomes really brittle.
by Briano1234
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator

Well the old adage is that you bought a A/C radiator to begin with as it is a tad longer and a thicker core. I have both the Valejo and the Modine on each of my cabby's and the Nissens on a Pathfinder I had. I ordered the cheapest one I could get. If you are going from the older style that bolted to...
by Briano1234
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: New here

Oh, and get to know www.cabby-info.com All my how do I do thats are here in the forum somewhere.
by Briano1234
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: New here

Welcome to the friendliest Forum. We Like to see pictures, so may I suggest that you open a photo hosting account at IMGUR. Once the account is opened you can upload your photos there. You can do it all or create separate albums. Once you start scrolling at the photos in the upper part of each photo...