MK1 Rabbit Mods / DIYs
VolkswagenOwnersClub.com is the premier Volkswagen Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
  1. Announcement:
    VWOC Rules Of Conduct
    kennix (Founder | ADMIN - VWOC)
    11-26-2009
    Views:
    61,463
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Threads 1 to 35 of 96

Forum: MK1 Rabbit Mods / DIYs

General Technical Discussions Covering The MK1 Volkswagen Rabbit First generation (A1, Typ 16) Platform. DIYs, Mods, Installs. For engine specific See VW Engine Forums.

Sub-Forums Last Post

  1. MK1 Rabbit Body

    (2 Viewing)

    Body DIY

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 80
    • Posts: 184
  2. MK1 Rabbit Engine

    (3 Viewing)

    Engine DIY

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 55
    • Posts: 267
  3. MK1 Rabbit Electrical

    (4 Viewing)

    Electrical DIY

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 64
    • Posts: 271
  4. Suspension DIY

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 19
    • Posts: 84
  5. Transmission DIY

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 16
    • Posts: 101
  1.   Sticky Threads  

  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Briano's Links by class...

    Here are all my how-tos by category, remember, they are 1990 Cabriolet for most of them but they all apply to the MK1 Generally. FIRST TIME...

    Started by briano1234, 06-25-2015 12:50 PM
    badges, cabriolet, diy, flush, front, fuel pump, gold, heater, instructions, intake, lights, oil, paint, radio, repair, seat, shifter, stalling, steering, struts, suspension, tech, transmission, trunk, window
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 554
    06-25-2015 12:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NEW DIY section under the Old Rabbit forum.

    The New DIY section is for stickies and Do-it-Yourself guides. It isn't for new I need help threads. We will also be starting the Frequently...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 06:07 AM
    auto, black, break, color, cooling, diy, forum, forums, ice, links, manual, nice, parts, questions, rabbit, racks, roof, seats, sec, star, starting, thing, threads, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,931
    03-03-2013 06:07 AM Go to last post
  4.   Normal Threads  

  1. The Guesstimation of JB-WELD mix is over.

    I have always wondered if the mix of JB-Weld is 50/50 or as close as I could get it. Well I have the answer. My daughter the Coffee Elitist...

    Started by briano1234, 01-11-2016 08:56 PM
    330, add, answer, black, bra, brand, close, color, config, cup, default, don, good, grey, heater, hey, idea, make, plastic, pro, similar, time, type, valve, water
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 248
    01-11-2016 08:56 PM Go to last post
  2. Question General Volkswagen Audio switch between tape deck and CD player?

    Is there anyway I can install a CD player below the passenger seat and have it so I can click a switch to switch between the CD player and the stock...

    Started by Kyle, 12-23-2015 05:21 AM
    audio, ca, cabriolet, cd, cd player, click, deck, electrial, head unit, ins, install, ipod, passenger, passenger seat, player, sea, seat, stall, stock, switch, tape, trunk, wha
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 252
    12-23-2015 08:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Rabbit Dash cover

    I live a few miles from a company called Coverlay, which makes very nice dash covers for cars. These covers fit over the existing dash and it is hard...

    Started by gkn3529, 09-21-2015 11:19 PM
    building, buying, called, cars, company, cover, covers, dash, don, existing, fit, hard, hey, ice, live, makes, making, message, miles, mk1, nice, pickup, rabbits, star, start
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 699
    09-28-2015 01:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Golf Cabby 1988 cluster in a 1989.

    My odometer will only working for about 10 miles then stop. I picked up a cluster that is supposed to be working but it's was from a 1988. The only...

    Started by Mutato, 09-12-2015 11:02 AM
    's, 1988, 1989, 98, black, ca, cabby, cluster, difference, engine, gear, in or, install, kinda, light, miles, modding, odometer, picked, plug, red, shift, stop, supposed, working
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 449
    09-13-2015 01:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Rabbit stopping issue - brakes

    newbie to the site and older VWs. just picked up a 80 diesel rabbit. i drove it an hour and a half home and found the brakes to be lacking. they...

    Started by Stubby, 09-25-2014 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,200
    08-16-2015 08:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Audi TT dash conversion??

    I have to admit I have been out of the VW loop for some time, Decided after 8 some years of faithful service it was time to do some restoration on...

    Started by zone, 03-11-2014 09:49 PM
    albums, audi, conversion, covers, dash, forum, forums, fuel, heard, kill, mk1, opinions, options, parts, photobucket, replace, res, seat, service, speedometer, stone, time, version, volkswagen, years
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,585
    03-27-2015 11:25 PM Go to last post
  7. Moved: Exhaust and Turbo

    Started by Roger_RabbitMK1, 03-27-2015 06:03 PM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    03-27-2015 06:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Moved: Steering wheel wiring

    Started by BugsBunny22, 01-25-2015 09:53 PM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    01-25-2015 10:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Parking brake cable issues

    I have a 2 new parking brake cables to put in, I put in the right side no problem! . The left side though, the owner before me welded the threads...

    Started by Loudacdc, 09-14-2014 01:33 AM
    1984 mk1 gti, bolt, brake, cable, cables, cut, good, handle, hour, issue, issues, left, lose, messing, mind, owner, parking, parking brake, problem, pull, quit, rabbit 84 convertible, stuck, threads, won
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,313
    09-14-2014 06:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Wheel/Lowering Recepie

    I recently purchase a '84 Cab parts car which has 16" wheels and brand new 205/40/16s on it which I'll be installing on my '86. I have approx. 2.25"...

    Started by mtcabriolet, 02-15-2013 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,840
    06-28-2014 04:10 PM Go to last post
  11. exhaust manifold conversion---gas to diesel?

    Has anyone with a gas (1.7) rabbit engine tried putting the standard diesel exhaust manifold on instead of the 4 into 2 that is common to the gas...

    Started by James Seahill, 05-12-2014 12:07 PM
    common, conversion, diesel, engine, engines, exhaust, forum, forums, gas, ins, installing, manifold, pipe, position, putting, rabbit, replacement, res, rest, spring, stalling, standard, sys, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 950
    05-19-2014 03:01 PM Go to last post
  12. Moved: Rabbit 1979 Rabbit Diesel Seats

    Started by geraba, 03-09-2014 04:35 PM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    03-09-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Moved: Vacuum Pump woes

    Started by Wasscally wabbit, 02-19-2014 11:40 AM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    02-19-2014 06:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    01-26-2014 03:07 PM Go to last post
  14. (Deliberate) HOT air intake for diesels

    This may sound stupid :D:, but I have been wondering about a HOT air intake in a diesel that maybe hovers over the exhaust manifold, and plumbs up to...

    Started by thequicksilver03, 12-09-2013 05:02 AM
    air, cleaner, diesel, drive, driving, exhaust, fast, forum, forums, hot, humidity, increase, intake, manifold, mpg, performance, rabbit, run, sound, stupid, volkswagen, vw rabbit, week, win, winter
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,333
    12-09-2013 10:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Rabbit 81 rabbit 1.6 diesel swap to 1.8 n/a engine

    I would like to swap a 1.8 n/a engine into my 81 rabbit diesel. I'm just wondering if any one can tell me some info on this. Can I just drop it in...

    Started by TreeStump, 09-24-2013 05:19 PM
    1.6, 1.6 diesel, 1.8, 81, 81 rabbit, ca, diesel, drop, engine, forum, forums, fuel, fuel pump, gas, info, n/a, pre, pretty, rabbit, rabbit diesel, swap, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wondering
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,357
    09-25-2013 08:28 AM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Rabbit Help Wiring N/A diesel into my Gaser '83 Rabbit

    Started by Midmusq, 09-08-2013 08:37 AM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    09-08-2013 08:37 AM Go to last post
  17. NEED HELP Converting a NA Pump to a TD pump

    Hey everyone, so I'm looking into converting a NA 1.6D pump to TD standards, and I have a few questions. Obviously the top of the NA pump comes off,...

    Started by charlevoixboy, 08-31-2013 01:10 AM
    big, board, buy, car, clear, converting, don, front, governor, ground, hey, pin, post, pro, pump, ques, questions, read, standards, top, ver, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 949
    08-31-2013 01:19 AM Go to last post
  18. Moved: General Volkswagen Engine swap

    Started by Oi wagen, 08-28-2013 03:15 PM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    08-28-2013 03:15 PM Go to last post
  19. Rabbit n/a 1.6 diesel to turbo with mods

    hey guys. so i ended up with a gnarly bent valve right after i got my injection pump timing just right. so the head is now scuffed up and i have to...

    Started by akcoalroller, 08-02-2013 10:51 PM
    5spd, bought, diesel, forum, fuel, guys, head, hey, internet, lowered, mk1, mod, mods, oil, parts, performance, questions, rabbit, swap, thing, time, turbo, turboswap, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,093
    08-02-2013 10:51 PM Go to last post
  20. Diy oil cooler ???

    Hello, Does anybody have any suggestions for a oil cooler for a 1980 1.5D ? Thanks Mp5black

    Started by Mp5black, 05-18-2012 12:28 PM
    1980, adapter, bad, black, cooler, correct, diy, forum, front, generic, heat, lines, make, mk1, mount, oil, oil cooler, plate, radiator, stalling, suggestions, volkswagen, volvo, water
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,749
    07-19-2013 06:06 PM Go to last post
  21. Moved: Rabbit Where to purchase new interior parts?

    Started by Blueeyedmichael, 03-31-2013 09:42 AM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    03-31-2013 11:47 AM Go to last post
  22. What now? A/C delete question.

    I decided to get rid of the a/c in my Rabbit convertible, and tried following the steps explained by a write up over at vwvortex...

    Started by LucasDelRocco, 03-23-2013 04:00 PM
    a/c delete, belt, bolt, cabriolet, convertible, correct, cover, diyers, diys, engine, final, forum, forums, mount, place, question, rabbit, rabbit convertible, remove, removed, timing, top, visible, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,048
    03-25-2013 03:47 PM Go to last post
  23. I got the wrong power steering rack

    Quick question: 1981 Caddy I bought a vw power steering rack that was suppose to be a direct bolt in. First: the housing was to big on the...

    Started by a1machinista1, 02-27-2013 02:15 AM
    1981, big, bigger, bolt, bought, direct, drivers, fit, forum, forums, holes, housing, linkage, model, mounting, passenger, power, ques, question, quick, rack, shifter, steering, volkswagen, year
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,542
    03-04-2013 01:18 AM Go to last post
  24. Help on Cabriolet Parts

    I bought a '86 Cabriolet driver this past fall as a project. In the search for trim parts I ended up buying a complete '84, minus the head and a few...

    Started by mtcabriolet, 02-14-2013 01:42 PM
    accessories, air, bought, buying, cabriolet, common, complete, driver, ended, engine, factory, fall, hard, head, mind, parting, parts, project, pull, question, rim, search, things, title, trim
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,340
    02-21-2013 09:50 PM Go to last post
  25. Moved: Rabbit what engine will fit in my 1980 diesel 1.5 rabbit

    Started by Mp5black, 01-01-2013 02:06 PM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    01-01-2013 02:06 PM Go to last post
  26. Moved: Rabbit Hazards work...but No Turn Signals??

    Started by forchukl, 05-23-2012 11:56 AM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    11-08-2012 05:54 AM Go to last post
  27. Moved: Rabbit MK1 ride height

    Started by Jw1391, 04-01-2012 08:49 AM
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    10-13-2012 03:09 PM Go to last post
  28. Rabbit questions on wheels

    i know a lot of you are going to think that im dumb for this but it didn't work out on my part. I'll explain well i got tires for my '07 stock 15"...

    Started by skreenlooker89, 12-26-2009 09:07 PM
    bolt, conti, hat, ice, list, money, nice, pattern, prob, ques, questions, rabbit, recommended, save, search, set, steelies, stock, tires, wheel, wheels, wide, win, winter, work
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,663
    09-19-2012 12:04 PM Go to last post
  29. 2" lift from oldskool VW...anyone installed one?

    Has anyone installed the 2" lift kit from OldskoolVW? I am iterested in doing this because I live 8 miles deep on a crazy dirt road with lots of ruts...

    Started by Caddylike, 07-16-2012 01:17 PM
    crazy, forum, forums, ground, hey, ins, installed, join, joints, kit, live, lots, miles, mod, oldskool, problems, road, rocks, shocks, site, taller, tips, tires, volkswagen, wondering
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,816
    08-09-2012 09:16 PM Go to last post
  30. Rabbit 1981 Radiator Fan Switch part#171959481A

    This part is obsolete, or so I was told by 2 different shops (one that specializes in VWs the other in Rabbits) but they couldn't tell me what an...

    Started by rabbitlaw, 07-31-2012 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,878
    07-31-2012 04:54 PM Go to last post
  31. Linkage issue after converting a 4 speed manual to a 5 speed manual??

    Hey all, The work on my Rabbit continues! The guy who owned it before me installed a 5 speed manual transmission into my 1981 Rabbit Diesel. ...

    Started by rabbitlaw, 05-31-2012 03:59 PM
    1981, 5 speed, cheap, clutch, diesel, forum, good, hey, installed, linkage, manual, mki, parts, people, problem, rabbit, replace, speed, tranny, transmission, volkswagen, vw rabbit, work, wrench
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,639
    07-23-2012 06:00 PM Go to last post
  32. Rabbit Where to purchase Body Parts

    I'm new to this forum...actually new to the whole forum/ thread concept. I'm restoring my 85 Wolfsburg Cabriolet. Looking for the best place to buy...

    Started by AEB, 06-30-2012 12:06 AM
    ac, body, buy, cabriolet, concept, fenders, forum, frame, front, hatch, idea, part, parts, place, purchase, rear, res, restoring, thread, volkswagen, wi, window, wolfsburg
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,265
    06-30-2012 12:06 AM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Forum Information and Options

Users Browsing this Forum

There are currently 13 users browsing this forum. (0 members & 13 guests)

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 50 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 50 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Volkswagen Forum Diminished Value of Oregon portland oregon seo DiminishedValue.net total loss value Privacy Policy
 

Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.