Mario's Candy Apple Red Cabby

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Mario's Candy Apple Red Cabby

Post by Mario » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:39 am

Hi there,

a friend of mine (ArjenE) said to me, there is on the other side of the ocean ;) also a community/forum with cabrio enthausiasts :D so yeah there i am!..

i'm mario, 32 years old, ownder of a very nice. 1990 rabbit convertible. with original 2h 1800 engine, modified exaust (spagetti, no cat etc.)
recaro interiour. vdo navigation, original votex roof carrier.. for carriing surfboards :)
the wheels, ar CR7 Wheels, with 7.5J 16"inch in front, and rear 9J 16ïnch , high polish

and also here are some pictures, the cabby has been repainted last year september :D so it's still shiny :D

hope you like it guys!

Cheers
Mario
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Re: Mario's Rabbit Cab, from the netherlands, Candy Apple Red

Post by bbrown » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:47 am

Welcome to TRF. So you are the owner of that nice red cabby that ArjenE had posted along with his. Very nice. I like the color of your paint is it a custom shade? Did you replace your tail lights with the M3 style tails? I would like to know more about the windscreen that covers the back seat and the one that goes on the roll bar because I really like the look and they would come in handy for cold weather driving with the top down. Like I said before nice Cabby and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Mario's Rabbit Cab, from the netherlands, Candy Apple Red

Post by kamzcab86 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:27 pm

Very nice! And I, for one, would love to see those surf boards mounted! :mrgreen:

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Re: Mario's Rabbit Cab, from the netherlands, Candy Apple Red

Post by Mario » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:24 am

@bbrown, the paint is Candy Apple red, has always the shading, because you paint the car black with flakes, or silver with flakes.. i painted it first silver / flake, and than the candy ink over it.. that gives the shading effect.

reality is better then foto's:D

@kamzcab86. i will mount the boards next week ok? ;)
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Re: Mario's Rabbit Cab, from the netherlands, Candy Apple Red

Post by sixsracing » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:47 am

Welcome to the forum, you have a very fine cabriolet. :thumbup:
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Re: Mario's Rabbit Cab, from the netherlands, Candy Apple Red

Post by Mario » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:05 am

last week, a nice present was delivered :)
my new project ;)

so last time i replaced, the complete brake system for a big brake system from a corrado g60..

now it's time to give the brakes something to do ;) as it had with the right motor!!

so my new engine is deliverd !, it's a complete 1.8L G60 and all parts are overhauled.!
with 122.000 km..
here are some pics,
the plan is, to build it in the car in the last weekend of june, :)

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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red >new engine project

Post by bbrown » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:53 am

That should make for a quick little Cabby. Good luck with the swap and keep us informed. :thumbup:
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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red >new engine project

Post by Mario » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:55 am

i think iv'e forgotten to update this topic,

the G60 engine is running perfectly, although that the cabby is now taking a wintersleep...

last pics of the cab :

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power is nearby 170bhp

next step is, the new gearbox also from G60 corrado. and that will be spring 2010.
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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red >new engine project

Post by kuklaki » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:38 pm

Glad to see you got that in there. That certainly is one very fine Cabby-she is amazing.
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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red >new engine project

Post by SoCal_Cabby » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:01 pm

absolutely beautiful car

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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red >new engine project

Post by Mario » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:21 am

hey there all! :)

i'm still alive!. i saw calaltadubber on hour forum writing in his topic, so i thought, oh yeahh
forgotten the us forum :)

update:

at this moment i'm packing the topless rabit.. full of stuff, tent matrasses
boozzeee.. beer.. and we're going to our yearly "Jahrestreffen " means Yearmeeting.
i'm organizing it with the german website golfcabrio.de.. and we staying every year on a big Campsite... so wer'e this year with 170 golf converibles 95 % mk1.. :)
officially it's 1 weekend, but we from golfcabrio.com go a week camping..
sort of short vacation :)/holliday.. :)

pic's will be shown afterwards.. :)

also i will update my car topic with new pics and specs:)
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Re: Mario's Cab, , Candy Apple Red

Post by Mario » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:57 am

here are some updates / changes to be planned in 2011...

- Changing headlights to projector lenses HID Bi xenon.
- Air filter system on the G-charger
- Dome caps
- stability strutt under the car front.
- cleaning the engine room
- registring the G60 engine on the vehicle papers :) (driving about 2 years around without engine registration on paper)

:)

here som pics as preview
Domecaps
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removed airfilterbox
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removed battery (making new mount)
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new airfilter unit, incl pollished tube
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last but not least... the self made headlight... 6000k bi xenon projector lens.
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till the new update, so shoot with you oppinion about it:)
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Re: Mario's Candy Apple Red Cabby UPDATE 2011!!

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:24 am

Looking sweet, now you need to get those hood struts in Chrome to compliment the strut caps and Strut Bar.
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Re: Mario's Candy Apple Red Cabby UPDATE 2011!!

Post by Calimus » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:54 pm

Very trick. Looks great. Always a pleasure to see those two cab's.
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Re: Mario's Candy Apple Red Cabby UPDATE 2011!!

Post by kamzcab86 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:44 am

Nice work! :thumbup: And very interesting headlights; I'd love to see them lit up.

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