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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: GotThose Hardened Tubes of RTV Blues?How many times have you bought a tube of RTV ...

    How many times have you bought a tube of RTV to use it, then cap it and leave it in a drawer for 2 weeks to 2 months before you need it again.. The...

    Started by briano1234, 02-21-2015 04:01 PM
    ago, air, bot, bought, break, cap, cut, end, finished, fresh, freshly, hole, key, leave, months, needed, photobucket, plug, res, rest, square, times, tom, top, tube
    • Replies: 6
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    05-08-2015 12:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cold Hands\ Whistleing Vents?

    Its about that time of year. The frost is soon on the pumpkin. Are you hearing a whistling when your side vents are closed? Do your hands get...

    Started by briano1234, 10-12-2008 11:05 PM
    briano, cold, complete, dude, forum, great, hands, heater, idea, ion, knowledge, mkv, owned, pre, pretty, rabbit, remove, rim, sec, section, share, steering, stuck, thread, vents, wheel, whistleing, whistling
    • Replies: 6
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    03-14-2015 02:51 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Where do I place Jack Stands

    The pinch welds on the bottom of the car on the rocker panels. The axle frame itself but if you are doing the TANK you have to use the Pinch Welds....

    Started by briano1234, 02-16-2015 02:12 PM
    air, anal, arm, bot, bracket, brakes, car, control, fine, frame, height, hey, high, jack, mounting, panels, photobucket, place, plate, position, rocker, rocker panels, tank, tom, user
    • Replies: 0
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    02-16-2015 02:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I clean my Mk1

    I like Clean: I love a clean car, and a clean engine bay is a good thing. What I have learned over the years I am going to tell you how I get it...

    Started by briano1234, 10-20-2008 11:25 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    04-06-2014 01:50 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pedal Cluster Removal writeup

    Just in case anyone finds this useful.. I think dking had asked for this in another thread. Just trying to give back a small portion of the help...

    Started by bblument, 12-03-2011 11:17 AM
    1982, buy, car, center, clutch, dash, end, flex, forum, front, hey, hood, love, mk1, pedal, pedal cluster, rabbit, red, remove, small, stupid, time, trade, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 6
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    12-13-2011 07:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I converted my a/c to r134a

    As it is getting close to the time when folks need a/c work....here is a running dialogue that I had with Thomas Covenant, on a different forum. ...

    Started by briano1234, 10-22-2008 05:24 AM
    a or c, adapter, air, cheap, converted, correct, damage, engine, fit, forum, front, happen, hey, high, hood, leak, lower, manifold, o-rings, oil, r134a, running, ser, starts, thing, time, washer, work
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 16,076
    07-20-2011 07:51 PM Go to last post
  8.   Normal Threads  

  1. Vert Top Strap upgrade.

    Today, while I was driving topless down the interstate @ 80mph.... The Straps that hold the boot cover on to the parcel shelf cam loose. I had...

    Started by briano1234, 10-17-2016 04:12 PM
    button, carpet, center, cover, cup, driving, edge, fuzz, hold, hole, kit, leather, loose, male, mph, parts, photobucket, pro, roll, seat, times, today, top, upgrade, velcro
    • Replies: 0
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    10-17-2016 04:12 PM Go to last post
  2. 1983 Rabbit GTI Floor Cross-Member Gap?

    Hi All My first post. Does anyone know why there is the slot across the stock floor cross-member. It would seem that the body would be more...

    Started by VWRabid, 07-26-2016 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-26-2016 07:19 PM Go to last post
  3. Cabriolet Convertible Top Installation

    Installing Your Convertible Top Outer Skin only. Major re-write 7/7/2016 How to install your Headliner click here....

    Started by briano1234, 03-06-2013 04:36 PM
    2007, abs, black, cabriolet, cleaner, door, front, instructions, lower, oil, paint, parts, remove, rock, seat, spray, stalling, sticker, stock, struts, support, top, trunk, window, winter
    • Replies: 2
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    07-08-2016 09:45 AM Go to last post
  4. How to remove door card and adjust window stop

    How do I remove my door card and adjust my electric windows? Yes that is a 89 door that was cut and drilled to fit my 93. 1. Open your door,...

    Started by briano1234, 03-04-2013 01:35 AM
    adjusting, b pillar, center, cover, door, driver, feel, fit, ground, head, hit, loose, make, mirror, pocket, remove, res, rest, ser, speaker, top, vent, washer, window, work
    • Replies: 1
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    06-28-2016 01:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Cheaper Rear Cable.

    During my Current Top replacement I just snapped my rear cable, Dang it. The price jump from 50 to 70 dollars for my preferred cable was too much....

    Started by briano1234, 06-19-2016 12:28 PM
    albums, bit, bolt, buy, cable, current, dang, end, foo, foot, inch, make, manufacturing, oem, photobucket, preferred, price, rear, replacement, save, screen, shot, size, top, user
    • Replies: 0
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    06-19-2016 12:28 PM Go to last post
  6. bangin convertible top

    on my 83 rabbit where the front convertible top meets the top of the windshield is extremely noisey over bumps (Loud Banging) i checked the molding...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 06-10-2016 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-13-2016 07:23 AM Go to last post
  7. My "B" pillars look dull and dingy.

    My B-and A pillars look like garbage, dull not shiny. I didn't want to use a Back to black, or paint on them so I reverted. From this: To...

    Started by briano1234, 06-08-2016 01:05 PM
    2000, add, albums, black, build, clear, darken, dry, finished, ice, light, nice, paint, photobucket, pillars, proper, star, started, thing, till, user, volkswagen, water, wax, wet
    • Replies: 1
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    06-08-2016 03:33 PM Go to last post
  8. Help with cabriolet top

    So, I replaced my headliner, spruced up my pad with new material that it is wrap in and now I am nearly done with the top, but I am struggling with...

    Started by Brundy, 05-18-2016 09:20 PM
    bit, break, cable, cabriolet, cut, dice, early, guide, ideas, inch, inside, iphone, issue, lip, pad, pop, rear, removed, replaced, run, running, sides, tips, top, window
    • Replies: 5
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    05-29-2016 11:05 PM Go to last post
  9. How to remove your Seat Back cover to fix your bolsters.

    How do I remove the Seat Back cover to Replace the Broken bolster foam? Take the Seat out of the car, that is undo the rear seat rail and remove...

    Started by briano1234, 05-29-2016 10:21 AM
    car, center, cover, drive, early, fit, front, insert, interior, loose, oil, real, remove, res, reset, rim, seat, spray, start, support, things, time, top, trim, work
    • Replies: 0
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    05-29-2016 10:21 AM Go to last post
  10. How do I take the Head rest off the Seat back to recover it?

    How do I remove the Cover off the head rest? Pry the 2 clips that hold the head rest. look for the side that the 2 wires are. Use a flat blade...

    Started by briano1234, 05-29-2016 09:30 AM
    bot, car, clips, cover, end, front, good, ground, hard, head, hey, interior, latch, photobucket, remove, res, rest, seat, star, start, steel, support, tom, warning, wax
    • Replies: 0
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    05-29-2016 09:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Repair your Seat bottom bolster foam.

    My Seat Bolster Foam is Broken and I can feel the Bar poking the material. If your seat bottom bolster is cut through as many of ours has, but...

    Started by briano1234, 05-29-2016 12:02 AM
    act, breaking, caps, car, feel, fit, forum, front, good, interior, long, love, paint, remove, repair, seat, small, spray, start, time, top, volkswagen, water, white, work
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 506
    05-29-2016 12:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Door Vent Vapor Barrier?

    Hey Folks, Rehabbing the window seals, window regulator and moisture barrier on my 1984 Rabbit GTI and making new moisture barriers. There is...

    Started by BluGTI, 04-29-2016 11:12 PM
    1984, cover, door, folks, forum, forums, gti, hey, inside, kind, lower, making, panel, place, plastic, rabbit, rain, rear, supposed, time, top, vent, volkswagen, vw rabbit, window
    • Replies: 8
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    05-02-2016 07:12 AM Go to last post
  13. Make your own Vert rain gutters

    Here is a repeat of how to make a set of rain gutters for your car. I can't find my original.... So any way here it goes. These aren't a issue...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 11:22 PM
    anymore, die, forum, forums, glad, gut, info, link, links, make, modules, pic, pictures, rain, ver, vert, view, volkswagen, vw, work
    • Replies: 2
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    04-03-2016 10:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Leading Edge Wind noise and your top.

    If your top is giving you wind noise when it is closed at speed, there is a fix. The issue is that if your top's leading edge isn't laying flat to...

    Started by briano1234, 04-03-2016 11:42 AM
    adjust, broken, drive, dry, end, fabric, front, good, hey, lower, make, noise, problems, remove, removing, small, speed, spray, test, things, time, top, water, wind, wind noise
    • Replies: 0
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    04-03-2016 11:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Hood Vent/Debris Guard.

    From the original thread http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1509&p=27750#p27750 Take a piece of cardboard that is square 6...

    Started by briano1234, 01-19-2016 10:16 AM
    bot, center, choice, crap, easily, filter, fine, forums, frame, home, hood, long, make, photobucket, place, products, square, thread, tom, trim, vent, view, white, wider, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 691
    01-20-2016 01:02 PM Go to last post
  16. Those Plastic Heater Valves.....

    Here are the pictures of my last 2 failures of that plastic heater valve. Both ones that failed are in the exact same corner of the valve when I...

    Started by briano1234, 01-18-2016 09:47 AM
    added, area, bra, coffee, digital, figured, forced, heater, hey, kill, las, leak, photobucket, pic, pictures, plastic, proportions, replaced, steel, stuff, user, vacuum, valve, valves, work
    • Replies: 0
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    01-18-2016 09:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Heater Control Limits and your cable adjuster.... Latter Rabbits, and Cabriolets.

    Well, I had to change my metal heater valve as it was leaking, fortunately I had a spare. As I reassembled it to connect the control cable I...

    Started by briano1234, 01-10-2016 03:15 PM
    330, arm, cable, center, change, closed, cold, control, feel, forum, forums, heater, hot, ice, issue, max, oil, photobucket, rabbits, spare, star, start, thought, valve, volkswagen
    • Replies: 2
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    01-11-2016 01:03 PM Go to last post
  18. Replacing your top, that pesky rear cable.

    Over the last few tops, I have found that the rear cable that I endorse is a tad longer than needed and you can't get it tight enough. I have had to...

    Started by briano1234, 12-08-2015 12:58 PM
    bigger, bolt, cable, couple, ding, easily, fit, iced, las, left, makes, needed, noticed, nuts, photobucket, position, rain, rear, rough, small, thing, top, vinyl, volkswagen, washer
    • Replies: 0
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    12-08-2015 12:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Waning Gibous - Down a Full Moon hubcap on Rabbit HB w/ 13" rims

    Got home and saw I'm now missing my Driver's Front cap...had it when I left town. Now it just looks...WRONG! I re-drove the stretch where it would...

    Started by RuralTowner, 11-21-2015 07:49 PM
    don, driver, drove, forum, forums, front, heard, hey, home, ice, inside, logo, nice, noise, rabbit, replace, res, rest, rim, rims, set, spare, style, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 2
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    11-22-2015 12:35 AM Go to last post
  20. My heater control pivot broke (Cabriolet)

    My Heater control pivot broke, so the slider arms wouldn't switch from hot to cold. Remove the heater controls from the dash Remove the 2...

    Started by briano1234, 01-30-2014 01:32 AM
    bolt, bot, button, cabriolet, center, cold, control, controls, fit, good, harness, heater, hot, install, loose, make, number, photobucket, post, stall, time, top, unit, washer, wiring
    • Replies: 2
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    11-04-2015 10:09 AM Go to last post
  21. Round Headlight Conversion - Quick Question

    Don't kill me here. I've don't my research. I know the parts required. I can't find info on this particular approach anywhere. I'm looking at buying...

    Started by JustinRRizzo, 10-14-2015 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-14-2015 08:20 PM Go to last post
  22. Question Pinch welds

    Hello I have a 84 Rabbit 1.6D and I have been working on replacing the clutch and I noticed that my pinch welds are rotting away and in other places...

    Started by 84wabbitdiesel, 10-05-2015 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-06-2015 08:39 AM Go to last post
  23. Badge - Emblem Easy Refurbish

    Hey guys I found a great way to resurrect your badges or emblems on your cars :D:. I used a sharpie silver permanent marker to bring them back to...

    Started by Benmuresan, 04-24-2014 12:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-27-2015 11:22 PM Go to last post
  24. Convertible Top Frame Seals

    155871349C A Pillar Seal 155871357E Left Frame Front seal 155871358E Right frame Front seal 155871361D Left B Pillar Frame Seal 155871362D...

    Started by briano1234, 06-28-2015 08:44 AM
    ail, cable, convertible, files, forum, forums, frame, front, info, left, main, numbers, pig, pillar, rear, seal, seals, side, tail, top, ver, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
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    06-29-2015 05:40 AM Go to last post
  25. How to Un-Bolt Pivot Window Latch and hinges.

    Take the 2 T20 torx screws off. Remove the Glass from the frame. Take or Pry the Black cover off the Lock Latch on the outside. You...

    Started by briano1234, 06-20-2015 11:20 PM
    bit, black, bolt, cover, drive, fixed, frame, glass, gonna, handle, hold, how to, job, latch, lock, locking, photobucket, pin, roll, security, small, user, washer, window, worked
    • Replies: 0
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    06-20-2015 11:20 PM Go to last post
  26. Cloth Tops Cable tray Lubricant

    A hint for you because I occasionally am a nice guy. Don't use any type of petroleum Lubricant on a Cloth top or cable, leave that for the vinyl...

    Started by briano1234, 05-13-2015 10:47 PM
    add, area, blue, bubbles, cable, clear, colors, cup, dry, green, guy, hin, ice, make, nice, paint, rains, red, spray, stuff, top, tray, type, vinyl, water
    • Replies: 0
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    05-13-2015 10:47 PM Go to last post
  27. Not all Vert top Frames are the Same.

    I suspect that the earlier frames 79-84.5 have a different Side cable connection. Where as the newer style of frame front attachment point is: ...

    Started by briano1234, 05-10-2015 08:55 AM
    bar, bout, bracket, cable, chain, close, coming, earlier, finger, flat, frames, front, holder, key, newer, note, older, photobucket, spring, stay, style, top, user, ver, vert
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 593
    05-10-2015 08:55 AM Go to last post
  28. Snowflake Aluminum Rim Restoration

    For those of you with old oxidized/pitted aluminum rims, there may still be hope for them! I decided to do this write up after experimenting with the...

    Started by orb95, 05-03-2015 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-04-2015 08:59 AM Go to last post
  29. Cabriolet Trunk Lid Inner Key Cover.

    http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3198&p=27535#p27535 All measurements in Inches

    Started by briano1234, 03-28-2015 10:34 AM
    275, 98, albums, artwork, briano, cabriolet, cover, forums, key, lid, media, photobucket, trunk, user, view, work
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 587
    03-28-2015 10:34 AM Go to last post
  30. A/C slider pops out of place.

    If you have the issue where the a/c isn't as cold as you like it. This could be due to the fact that the hot/cold selector has popped out of the...

    Started by briano1234, 03-21-2015 09:29 AM
    arm, asr, clean, cold, drop, good, hot, issue, make, needed, photobucket, place, plastic, remove, removing, rod, seat, selector, things, tube, turn, user, washer, wear, white
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 792
    03-21-2015 09:29 AM Go to last post
  31. Door window seals?

    Hello, was just wondering if anyone has had luck in finding the felt lined window seals that the windows rub against as they roll up. The ones that...

    Started by Lurp09, 01-29-2015 02:00 PM
    cabrio, cars, dealership, ding, door, ebay, felt, finding, hey, luck, parts, place, roll, rub, seals, shock, site, sticker, top, wi, window, windows, wondering
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,201
    02-08-2015 07:31 PM Go to last post
  32. Removing the mirror glass from a remote flag mirror.

    Did you ever want to take the glass out of your flag mirror? Pry the mirror to at the edge and insert a small screwdriver to pry the finger out of...

    Started by briano1234, 11-07-2014 12:40 PM
    abs, bentley, body, double, edge, finger, flip, forum, forums, glass, good, hin, holder, insert, make, mirror, photobucket, pick, remote, removed, removing, ser, small, volkswagen, works
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,065
    11-07-2014 12:40 PM Go to last post
  33. 1982 Paint Colors

    How do I find a list of 1982 Rabbit paint colors? I want to use the original color. Also, can anyone direct me to the instructions on repairing a...

    Started by ptlentz@fix.net, 10-04-2014 05:33 PM
    1982, broke, cables, car, color, colors, direct, forum, forums, guy, idea, ins, instructions, list, open, ordered, original, paint, rabbit, roof, sunroof, trunk, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,112
    10-29-2014 08:28 PM Go to last post
  34. Moved: tonneau cover availability

    Started by Blue Haze, 09-25-2014 11:15 AM
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    09-25-2014 11:15 AM Go to last post
  35. will the vent windows from a 90 cabriolet fit my 81 pickup?

    i have a chance to get some vent window assemblies from a 90 cabriolet...will they fit my 81 caddy pickup?

    Started by auag, 08-14-2014 01:08 AM
    's, 81, cabriolet, caddy, cha, chance, fit, fixed, hey, pickup, replace, stock, vent, wi, window, windows
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 910
    08-14-2014 04:46 AM Go to last post

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