I got all the lights working! Both brakes and tailights, and all four blinkers!
Got a new grille badge in the mail today. So satisfing. It’s actually a fake part that isnt an exact match to the OEM one but it was a lot cheaper. Early MK1 cabriolet badges are like 40 bucks I got this one for 15.
I sure some one here is an artist capable of the task at hand or knows some one who is. I have an idea for a T-shirt design that I don’t believe exists. I’d be willing to pay some one for the original art work, or maybe you just want to sell it to Blipshift or something idk.
The now ex-coworker that bought my Galant BR-4 trying to get me into the Car Show thing. So I might be taking the Rabbit to one at the end of September. It’s for a Pumpkinfest celibatuon in the UP, which seems fitting for the little orange car. I just need to get the car ready. I have a lift of minimum to-dos. Wish me…
The Kid and I got to work on the Rabbit because my new 30mm socket came in the mail today. We got the old steering knuckle/hub assemblies out and everything ready for new ones to go in. Just waiting for them to get here. I can’t believe how easy this car is to work on.
Just Rolled Into The Driveway. Had to limp the Rabbit home today after the front right wheelbearing gave up the ghost. It wasn’t very fun but at least the weather was nice and the top was down. I should have seen it coming. In the two(three?) weeks I’ve owned the car I’ve had to start driving with the steering wheel…
I just discovered that I you can fold the rear seats on the Rabbit Cabriolet. I did not expect this at all. Sorry about the terrible photo. Also my spare is a GTI snowflake, which makes me sad that I don’t have 4 more of them.
Got an OEM key for the Rabbit. It had some mk3 style replacements. Found this Mk1 key on eBay for under 20 bucks, got it cut for free at the hardware store.
She’s in the club now. Also got the nasty purple tint off the smoker window that felt good.
I couldn’t drive my convertible to work so I had to take my other car.
I want these so bad for the Rabbit. Do what you do best Oppo and encourage this, bad but entertaining decision.
Because I’m not. Went out for about an hour drive this morning on some nice back roads, and some little trails. I’ve put about 250 miles on it so far and haven’t lost a considerable amount of oil yet, altho I know it is leaking.
Probably not but I kinda want to anyway
I drove her home from Cloquet MN, about 100 miles, cruised around town a bit last night, and to work this morning, So I’ve learned some things about Veronica. 1 if you push the key in the LED halos flash... 2 idle will hang up really high, like 3,000rpm but you just tap the throttle and it goes down. 3 the horse hair…
Her name is Veronica, She’s not perfect but I paid 1250 and I can’t complain.
Went to Install my explorer bumper last night. Ran into a few kinks (bolt holes didn’t match up), had an asthma attack and then it got dark so I gave up for the night. Gonna go at it with a sawzall and a drill later today (I actually have a day off for once). In the mean time my truck looks like this:
And I think I found my trucks final form. Im gonna add a 1999-2001 Explorer front bumper and paint match it with a black stripe down the middle, put in yellow fogs, paint match the rear bumper, replace the mismatched shell with a black tonneau cover and de-chrome the grille bezel. I may add a bull bar as well, but…
I finally replaced the door. The one from the donor car was a perfect match. Aligning the latch required a bit of guess work though, I eventually got it aligned.
I have a feeling that I'm going to blue my clutch by the time I get manual driving down pat. I have a tendency to ride the clutch as I shift. I am aware of this habit and am trying very hard to counter it. I drove 40+ miles yesterday and while I was trying very hard not to ride the clutch, I caught myself doing it a…