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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Briano's Links by class (BODY)

    Convertible Top Cheaper Rear Cable (cost effective) Top frame...

    Started by briano1234, 04-03-2017 07:38 AM
    badges, cabriolet, diy, door, front, gold, grill, gti, heater, install, instructions, key, lights, mk1, oil, paint, remove, repair, stalling, struts, swap, top, trunk, whistling, window
    • Replies: 0
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    04-03-2017 07:38 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 03:01 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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    05-07-2015 11:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 10:05 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
    • Views: 9,174
    03-14-2015 01:51 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 01:12 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 01:12 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    04-06-2014 12:50 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:17 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 06:08 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I converted my a/c to r134a

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

    Started by briano1234, 10-22-2008 04:24 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: 16,743
    07-20-2011 06:51 PM Go to last post
  9.   Normal Threads  

  1. Briano's Wife approved Cup Holder.

    My Better 3/4 never liked the cupholders we had in out Rabbit, or Cabriolet she tolerated them. With the new interior I didn't want to pierce the...

    Started by briano1234, 06-13-2017 03:34 PM
    black, cabriolet, dash, difference, door, forum, front, good, hey, interior, led, paint, paper, rabbit, remove, seat, speed, things, thinking, top, transmission, vinyl, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wvo
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 636
    06-13-2017 10:43 PM Go to last post
  2. How to remove Cabriolet Rear Hatch Lock Cylinder.

    Remove the cover over the lock assembly. Remove Latch arm out of the lock Remove the 2 Phillips screws Remove the lock assembly, and...

    Started by briano1234, 04-04-2017 06:45 PM
    400, 600, albums, arm, assembly, bit, cabriolet, care, comments, cover, cylinder, der, front, hatch, how to, latch, lock, photobucket, pin, pop, rear, remove, reverse, user, wait
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 644
    04-04-2017 06:45 PM Go to last post
  3. Why is it raining on my feet, I just changed the antenna.....

    Why is it Still raining on my Feet? If you install a new antenna on your car, be sure that you make a drip stop loop on the coax cable. Do not...

    Started by briano1234, 04-01-2017 04:55 PM
    antenna, cable, car, changed, create, cut, direct, don, drawing, feet, hole, ins, install, installation, installed, line, make, photobucket, place, removed, stall, stop, user, water, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 693
    04-01-2017 09:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Installing your new outer Scrapers Kit?

    Are your outer scrapers old and cratered, don’t work, or better yet rougher than a alligators hide? Here is how I did it on my Cabriolet. ...

    Started by briano1234, 03-23-2017 03:45 PM
    bad, cold, driver, dry, feel, fit, garage, heat, hey, insert, install, kit, loose, remove, sale, stalling, starting, stick, time, top, trim, vin, volkswagen, window, work
    • Replies: 0
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    03-23-2017 03:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Door Check repair version 2

    When I bought my Cabby, I purchased it with a Dinged door. Well the Door check was stressed and one of the welds broke, but the other finally...

    Started by briano1234, 03-08-2017 08:20 AM
    black, buy, center, check, color, door, dry, finally, foo, forum, gti, heat, hit, les, lower, paint, post, rattles, repair, small, start, stock, things, volkswagen, welding
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 793
    03-13-2017 11:01 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 03:12 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
    • Views: 359
    10-17-2016 03:12 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 408
    07-26-2016 06:19 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 03:36 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 08:45 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 12:35 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 12:03 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 11:28 AM
    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
    • Views: 513
    06-19-2016 11:28 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 768
    06-13-2016 06:23 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 12:05 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
    • Views: 585
    06-08-2016 02:33 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 08:20 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
    • Views: 727
    05-29-2016 10:05 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:21 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
    • Views: 614
    05-29-2016 09:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:30 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
    • Views: 352
    05-29-2016 08:30 AM Go to last post
  16. 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, 05-28-2016 11:02 PM
    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: 832
    05-28-2016 11:02 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 10:12 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
    • Views: 963
    05-02-2016 06:12 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:22 PM
    anymore, die, forum, forums, glad, gut, info, link, links, make, modules, pic, pictures, rain, ver, vert, view, volkswagen, vw, work
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,472
    04-03-2016 09:00 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 10:42 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
    • Views: 839
    04-03-2016 10:42 AM Go to last post
  20. Hood Vent/Debris Guard.

    From the original thread Take a piece of cardboard that is square 6...

    Started by briano1234, 01-19-2016 09:16 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: 795
    01-20-2016 12:02 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 08:47 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
    • Views: 990
    01-18-2016 08:47 AM Go to last post
  22. 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 02:15 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
    • Views: 605
    01-11-2016 12:03 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 11:58 AM
    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
    • Views: 800
    12-08-2015 11:58 AM Go to last post
  24. 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 06:49 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
    • Views: 658
    11-21-2015 11:35 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 12:32 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
    • Views: 2,843
    11-04-2015 09:09 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,310
    10-14-2015 07:20 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 05:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 878
    10-06-2015 07:39 AM Go to last post
  28. 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, 04-23-2014 11:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,080
    09-27-2015 10:22 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 07:44 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
    • Views: 1,292
    06-29-2015 04:40 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 10:20 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
    • Views: 507
    06-20-2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
  31. 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 09:47 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
    • Views: 558
    05-13-2015 09:47 PM Go to last post
  32. 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 07:55 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: 688
    05-10-2015 07:55 AM Go to last post
  33. 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 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,567
    05-04-2015 07:59 AM Go to last post
  34. Cabriolet Trunk Lid Inner Key Cover. All measurements in Inches

    Started by briano1234, 03-28-2015 09:34 AM
    275, 98, albums, artwork, briano, cabriolet, cover, forums, key, lid, media, photobucket, trunk, user, view, work
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 662
    03-28-2015 09:34 AM Go to last post
  35. 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 08:29 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: 943
    03-21-2015 08:29 AM Go to last post

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