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Offline AngleBox

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2007, 05:35:04 pm »
I'm a Yank, hence the Red Rabbit. I've got a big box of parts coming from the States for the Rabbit as well. Are you worried about my Rabbit taking out your Golf?

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2007, 07:04:37 pm »
I'm a Yank, hence the Red Rabbit. I've got a big box of parts coming from the States for the Rabbit as well. Are you worried about my Rabbit taking out your Golf?

My Golf has flattened a few rabbits in it's time ;) ;D

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2007, 07:19:25 pm »
My Golf has flattened a few rabbits in it's time ;) ;D

They must have been parked ;D

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2007, 07:21:25 pm »
They must have been parked ;D

Well, you could say they were parked (and dead) after they went under my wheels :o Poor bunnies.

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2007, 08:01:17 pm »
This is the end result I'm aiming for. If I get lucky I'll have a few dollars to spend on the engine, but I think I'll find it will take all my funds to re-spray and get the mechanicals sorted out. I'm hoping to have the car complete in 30 days. Thank goodness John has stuck up his hand and offered his help. Seems the clutch will need replacing as well .... :-\



Does anyone have 3 more of these lying around? It's a start, as I don't recognise the steelies on the car above.

is the result you are trying to achieve?
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2007, 09:34:23 pm »
is the result you are trying to achieve?

Yes. I haven't located an 'original' chin spoiler yet (in the States), so I've got a 1 piece on order. I believe a guy on vwvortex may still have some for sale, but I haven't tracked him down again, as there was an odd comment in his for sale thread. Why do you ask? Have you got some bits?
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2007, 11:12:35 pm »
Yes. I haven't located an 'original' chin spoiler yet, so I've got a 1 piece on order. I believe a guy on vwvortex may still have some for sale, but I haven't tracked him down again, as there was an odd comment in his for sale thread. Why do you ask? Have you got some bits?

The GTI spoiler isnt hard to find, Ive purchased a few in the UK.
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2007, 12:53:20 pm »
Found these headers on-line.

http://www.racinglab.com/vo75ra11pape.html

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2007, 05:50:03 pm »
I always thought from stuff I'd read that for the MK1 the UK
SuperSprint system was the exhaust system to have.
It's the one thing regarding exhausts and mk1 golfs that seems to have stuck in my mind.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2007, 06:51:25 pm »
Supersprint headers: $534.00 + Shipping would put the exhaust at close to $900. No RRP for headers, at a guess would put them at another $700 or so + shipping. Too rich for my blood.
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2007, 10:38:36 pm »
Started taking her apart tonight. Most of the evening went to creating garage space and getting the Anglia back on four wheels first. She's squeezed in, and had to turn the fridge so the door wouldn't open up on her.

After removing the rear fender flare I discovered this



GB666 - Do you know what the colors of these stripes are - they look to be Mars Red & Red


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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2007, 08:31:09 am »
Started taking her apart tonight. Most of the evening went to creating garage space and getting the Anglia back on four wheels first. She's squeezed in, and had to turn the fridge so the door wouldn't open up on her.


After removing the rear fender flare I discovered this



GB666 - Do you know what the colors of these stripes are - they look to be Mars Red & Red




Those stripes arent factory, well Ive never seen then before.
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2007, 06:50:55 pm »
I see some folks have painted the red on the GTI grille Mars Red 02 - and apparently there is a Mars Red 01. What colour is yours?

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2007, 09:17:52 pm »
I see some folks have painted the red on the GTI grille Mars Red 02 - and apparently there is a Mars Red 01. What colour is yours?

The red on the grill surround is factory for a GTI.
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2007, 11:42:56 pm »
The red on the grill surround is factory for a GTI.

Correct, but what color is it? Some forums discuss a Mars Red 02 vs 01 and I'm just looking to see. I was planning on painting it simply 'bright red' ;D

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2007, 11:45:45 pm »
More progress tonight. Unfortunately I found some more rust as well  :'(



When taking out the front grille I discovered why it flapped around at the bottom. The outer two tabs have been broken off. Does anyone have the center of a 3 piece grille for sale?

Front is ready to have the wheels removed and front wings taken off. Any suggestions on the best removal technique when separating the panels?


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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2007, 07:22:39 am »
Correct, but what color is it? Some forums discuss a Mars Red 02 vs 01 and I'm just looking to see. I was planning on painting it simply 'bright red' ;D


I wouldnt loose any sleep over it, when I repaint mine I just get a can of red paint from Repco.
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2007, 11:57:43 pm »
NEED HELP ! ! ! !  >:( The $%#^ing door cards won't come off. The interior handle seems 'stuck' but there is no screw or any other obvious item to remove. I've tried to rotate the panel, but it doesn't want to go, and the handle doesn't appear to release it's hold.....

VW Vortex to the rescue! Remove the interior 'finger guard' inside the interior plastic door opener pull, and presto - screw head exposed!
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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2007, 03:22:24 am »
I'm exhausted. The first door took me over an hour to strip and the second less than 20 minutes. Only 2 guards to remove and the car will head to panel beaters. Has anyone swapped a GTI rear lid w/ a non-GTI lid, and transferred over all the parts? Looking at it closer tonight, it seems to be a mission.

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Re: Red Rabbit Facelift Project
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2007, 04:50:35 am »
Dude did u not sleep?