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Offline Madone_si

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #20 on: 30 October 2019, 12:00 »
1 front seat done.
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #21 on: 05 December 2019, 00:01 »
added the BBS wheels to cab to figure out how much I can lower the cab and figure out metal required to be notched out. Really like these wheels. my originals will go up for sale, if interested PM or look on C-list.

Before


during


after!


Nice part is the wheels fit nice inside the arches so the drop can be really good. Some work to do on inside arches and front notch for the drive shaft clear metal ;)

All covered up again!




Original ones, will clean them tomorrow and then up for sale....
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SOLD - BLACK SOY 92

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #22 on: 05 December 2019, 19:07 »
last month I have been working on the interior. Took out the complete front and rear seats, door cards for complete overall.

Taking everything out was easy, don't think anything has ever been taken out before, everything is solid, just covers of seats worn out and cards need refresh.

Door damp covers still working and foam at bottom still there!


Rear speakers still work... will be upgraded later


Trying out the mk2 recaro seat base, make sure it works (had to do some slight welding on them)


with everything out, time to strip down seats - so can use material for pattern to make new interior.


All part (forgot to take pics of front seats)


Well after copying the current cloth and many many hours of helping someone managed to have complete front and rear seats redone in leather with red


and little insight to front recaro seats


Next up is work on redoing the four cards and then I will install everything and show end results. lots to do, but having fun doing it :)
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #23 on: 16 December 2019, 16:34 »
my seat frames are all redone now too

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after


before


after


heated seats parts


and managed to get these for a complete bargain:

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #24 on: 09 January 2020, 03:01 »
more goodies turned up - European mk1 bumpers


4 screws soaked for few days with WD-40 and out comes the metal structure of bumpers. I don't think these screws have been undone since production line 30 years ago.




Both metal parts of bumpers is now off to be powder coated. Areas in white on metal part of bumpers is rust treatment as I wanted to see how bad surface rust was.

the plastic part of the bumpers are in outstanding condition, just need a good clean and restore to bring black plastic back to its former glory.

waiting on few parts to arrive to complete my interior.
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SOLD - BLACK SOY 92

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #25 on: 11 February 2020, 14:43 »
Great work as always mate, looks to be coming along well :)

Is interior finished now?

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #26 on: 16 February 2020, 01:09 »
Great work as always mate, looks to be coming along well :)

Is interior finished now?

Nearly done on interior.

Big update in April, been slowly doing bit here and there and so will then do one big update.

Primary delay due to Grandson arrived on 7th Jan and so spending time with family right now is first priority.
Old Skool Mk1 Golf Gli (82), Mk1 US Cab 85 and 83
SOLD - BLACK SOY 92