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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2009, 11:42:27 PM »
Went out and contacted sponsors for the show and camp-out in Nov.  :icon_cheers:
Went home and watched Nascar race   BO**
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2009, 12:22:40 AM »
Well I drove over to the Haddon Twp community event with a 'car show'. If you call 20 cars a show. Came back home and went to work assembling more of the Mustang.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2009, 07:25:05 AM »
Know what I did thursday? Ran out of gas. Shaun might even have pictures!

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2009, 06:51:24 PM »
Replace my alternator with a used one (guaranteed good) now all I need is the new voltage regulator I ordered. Then I?ll see if I get something more the 12.75 volts  888

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2009, 08:32:32 PM »
Well,,,,

Replaced back shocks after soaking nuts for hours with WD-40 - DONE

Replaced coil - DONE!!!

Finished back seat top and bottom reupholstery. DONE , when they say watch those sharp hooks, I guess they mean it. :icon_cheers:

Was going to end the day just pulling the front seats, getting ready to do them over. Not quite.. OK, whats the deal with these things? These I think come out the back rails, so I  released the lever, and stuck a screwdriver under the center rail, pushing down on what i think was a spring... No such luck. I just spent more time on this then pulling a shock... @[email protected] Maybe I'm tired, or too stupid..

Theres gotta be a trick here  gifsawsall


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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2009, 09:20:08 PM »
Sanded a bit on the passenger rear fender...

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2009, 05:44:33 AM »
Was going to end the day just pulling the front seats, getting ready to do them over. Not quite.. OK, whats the deal with these things? These I think come out the back rails, so I  released the lever, and stuck a screwdriver under the center rail, pushing down on what i think was a spring... No such luck. I just spent more time on this then pulling a shock... @[email protected] Maybe I'm tired, or too stupid..

Slide the seat all the way foward. On the inside of the seat rail ( the side next to the heat controls) look on the seat rails for a 1 1/2" long metal tab on top of the rail (you may need a flashlight to see it) Using a screwdriver, press down on the back end of this "spring" and push the seat foward at the same time. Sometimes the seats can be a little stubborn. Usually because the plastic rail gaurd is broken or missing ( with it, the seat slides on the plastic, without it it slides metal on metal) If the seat doesnt move foward, have somebody hold down the spring while you are pushing foward on the base. I have even used a rubber mallet on the seat legs because I can never get help in my house. :rolleyes:  Once you have the seat out, check to see if you have the plastic guards on the rails or not. You dont need to have them but it does make them easier to move. Either way, before you put it back together- axle grease up the rails.

 
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2009, 05:47:40 AM »
Weezers carbs are tuned up and balanced but havent gotten to take it for a spin yet.

The ghias directionals stopped working the yesterday but it was just a loose wire. tightened everything back up again. Next thing is to get the rear window defogger working. uugghh! another relay!  @[email protected]

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2009, 07:49:43 AM »
Tried to buy stabilizer bushings, and brake pads for the golf.....   need the vin, didn't have it with me @[email protected], got home called the parts guy with the VIN   not in stock @[email protected], will have to order....   This was a VW Dealer vwlogo, they don't stock pads for a 2000 Golf fig2 m-d &m& m-d2 %6%

  So I had a beer and played with the dog (love

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2009, 08:37:51 AM »




    Dogs are great therapy............ for anything!    :icon_thumright:



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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 04:01:37 PM »
Thx - ran out of PB Blaster- have to go to Pep Boys again , had to use old reliable WD-40.

Like to dunk the whole car in PB Blaster  !fright!

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2009, 04:06:50 PM »
Hmmm, thx -  that may be it, I  was trying to get the seat out moving it to the back like a dumb-azz. Its  a '74 SB, I forgot which way the damn thing comes out... this is embarassing %6%

I'm trying it late tonight after work - I got a  gifsawsall just a few feet away. [email protected]


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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2009, 08:08:13 PM »


  Drove my convert.



  Until I do some experiments or see some, I consider PB blaster being better than WD40 all hype.
I used WD40 in the past and it did great on rusted nuts&bolts. Just because PB can eat through styrofoam cups :rolleyes: if that is all they can advertise it means squat. This will be winter project


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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2009, 08:42:03 PM »
PB -  :icon_thumright:
works better than anything I've ever used including WD40
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2009, 08:44:52 PM »


 I do have it, have not  had too much of a chance to use it, which is a good thing I guess





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