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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by racintweek, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. racintweek

    racintweek Senior Member

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    Well i've had her for a few days but i just got the title today.
    been looking for one for a while that had a mint shell but i couldnt pass this one up. I traded a VR6 longblock for her and i think it was well worth it.


    1983 Rabbit GTi
    230,xx on chassis, unknown mileage on engine

    The good:
    Audi 2.0 bottom end
    288 cam
    Audi T-body
    Dual DP
    some kind of 60mm exhaust
    some kind of ~10mm plug wires
    upper frt strut bar
    big (~20-22mm ??) front sway bar
    ghetto PVC intake arm
    very clean and rust free upper body panels
    interior needs very little work
    window/door seals are in good shape
    no tower rust


    now for the bad:
    she's gonna need some underbody work, the pass rocker seam is pretty much toast. the DS control arm mounting has been welded back on quite horribly. and there are a few other rust spots. the only spot that really concerns me is the rocker panel, its looks like a difficult fix.

    there are a few wiring issues that need to be dealt with; headlights, cluster lights(its not the bulbs), and there is no stereo just a rats nest.

    the susp is just plain shot; cut springs, blown shocks, lower spring seatsare about to fall off ,needs bushings and ball joints, and needs rear bearings......bad.

    and it has a starting/idle issue that has got to be vacuum related. there are a lot od blocked off ports and hoses throughout the engine bay


    on to the pics.... even though they are pretty pathetic

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    had to sneak a shot of the honduh in there :rolleyes:
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    and a random rice shot
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    no major plans right now except for body work, the rest will just be fixing things


    have a good day and flame at will
     
  2. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    F*ck yeah! I love it....Very nice...
    I would love to find one around here...something different... :worthy:

    Have fun with it...! ;)
     
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I remember my rabbits.

    I had a '79 and an '81. I wasn't into super fast cars then, I just wanted a car. Even though I think they're ugly now, it would make a nice race car.
     
  4. racintweek

    racintweek Senior Member

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    it will end up being my daily driver after she is fixed up. its a pretty quick car as is, i'm geussing around a high 14sec 1/4. the torque is great, but then again im comparing it to my civic :p

    the previous owner dynnoed it a few years ago with a smaller cam and he said it made ~115hp 130lb/ft
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Wow. Tq higher than HP. that's cool.
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you fucking bastard :( i love the rabbit GTIs
    hot little car right there
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    There is a 1983 Cab here for $200, running. Claims it needs a new radiator.

    And your Civ is spooky - Are those like 16" steelies or something large like that ?

    ->Ste
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    my buddy has a rabbit for sale that has a 16 valve swap and is pretty peepy but i like my golf better
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    bah!!! cabriolet = teh :ghey:
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    If you'r etalking about drivers, Supras are 10 to the 3rd power gayer than Cab drivers.

    Besides, it's for my mom. I wouldn't get into any VW without a leather biker cap and chaps.
     
  11. StealthMode

    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    Back in elementary school, my neighbor used to take my sister, his son and I to school in his Rabbit. That thing was f'ing awesome.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    wanted a 3 wheeler ehh.....sweet ;)
     
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    15x6 et35, just what i wanted
     
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    where is the :[i just about pissed my pants]: emoticon :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    god i love this place! :happydance: :wub:
     
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