Cabby Resto Project

Doing a restoration or putting the car back to stock, post your builds here

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RabbidCabby9
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What year is your cabby?: 1989
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes
Location: Alexandria, Va.

Cabby Resto Project

Post by RabbidCabby9 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:33 pm

i am going to start this and see how long i can keep up. i am currently unemployed, so i have time to work on my cabby, post pictures, and figure out the little things without trying to spend any coin.-challenge-i think not!

I tore the carpet out of the cabby day one-(about 2yrs ago) I have had the cabby for almost 3yrs and have made what little progress i can-mainly because of my job(chef). I also drilled holes in the floor to let water/rain through the car. I plan on repairing the floor (not to bad) and dynomatting/rhino lining them. Top is always down-unless it POURS.

I want to make custom door cards out of a nice wood and finish the wood with a nice sealant. I just don't know how the handles, mirror knob, speaker, door handle (interior) and the such will fit or look.

I am also looking for a single headlight grille with silver trim. Old Skool.

Not to mention....i like the stone guards over the wheel wells instead of the clipper kit-can anyone tell me where to buy these.

Lastly...i am going to post a YouTube video of my engine running. I has some squeaks and whistles that need to be fixed
If anyone can chime in and diagnose these noises-it would be greatly appreciated
Attachments
2012-12-13 16.03.04.jpg
the front of the car w/o a grille-i need a single headlight w/ emblem and silver lining
2012-12-13 16.04.53.jpg
the front fender being prepped for primer-the hood will stay rusted
2012-12-13 16.02.51.jpg
interior door w/o door card-i can imagine a nice piece of lackered wood there instead
knuckles&shanks

RabbidCabby9

RabbidCabby9
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:05 pm
What year is your cabby?: 1989
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes
Location: Alexandria, Va.

Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by RabbidCabby9 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:38 pm

http://youtu.be/QiQ1r4gDl5I


This is a link to view my engine running.
knuckles&shanks

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84Vert
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Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:03 pm
What year is your cabby?: 1984
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes
Location: Avon Park, Fl

Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by 84Vert » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:15 pm

Good luck to you, keep it up
84 Rabbit Convertible

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CalAltaDubber
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What year is your cabby?: 1987
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by CalAltaDubber » Thu May 16, 2013 9:46 am

I'm curious, I wonder if there is any progress on this project?
Phil

'87 Cabriolet, "Topless Bunny"
'88 Cabriolet, "Posh Bunny"
'04 Golf
'12 Golf Wagon TDI
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jerriccava
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What year is your cabby?: 1996
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes

Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by jerriccava » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:26 am

How did this went?

lennoseanm
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What year is your cabby?: 1997
Do you own a Cabriolet?: Yes

Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by lennoseanm » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:20 am

I can't wait to see how that cabby went from rusty to classy.

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CalAltaDubber
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Re: Cabby Resto Project

Post by CalAltaDubber » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:51 pm

It has been a long time since the OP has posted here.

I hope he provides an update.

In the meantime I think I will move this thread to the Build Zone so we can find it easier.
Phil

'87 Cabriolet, "Topless Bunny"
'88 Cabriolet, "Posh Bunny"
'04 Golf
'12 Golf Wagon TDI
'69 Manx type Dune Buggy (New Toy)

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