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these are the craigslist pics

I just bought her today.
1979 1.5L 71hp
4 door red on red
91k orig miles!

super clean on the inside, the exterior needs a good buffing.. runs like a champ, did the 2+ hour drive home like it was nothing. meanwhile, i started making a list of things i need to fix...

one headlight out
turn signals not working
fan knob sticks in 'full blast' position
radio needs to go back to stock
side mirrors falling off a little
shift boot is ripped in two..
could use a shifter rebushing

thats all i've found for now!
I'll have more pictures tomorrow once i go out and clean her up. :thumbup:
 

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I remember seeing that CL ad seems like at least six or seven months ago & was wondering when someone would scoop it up. Looks real nice. Are those hoodpins though? Interior pics please...I'm always up for some lipstick red "porn".
 

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updates

made some progress on first day of ownership.. started off with a bath...



then drove up the canyon for a quick photo shoot







Under the ugly covers hid some beautifully clean seats!






thats right, 92k orig miles




time to take it back to stock....



took out some mounting unit for satellite radio, found an ashtray in the hatch...




it seems that i'm missing a piece.

got the orig. radio back in, not hooked up yet, the wires were all spliced to feed the aftermarket head unit.



ran into this later on,




More to come, lots of work to be done.
 

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oh hell yes. how long has it been since you were with us again. so happy for you.
too bad you arent out here any more. we got a full shop going on.
NOW SLAM IT!
 

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Frickin clean Jon, not sure about all this 'Stock' talk but each to their own. I'll start a thread for my Caddy tonight or tomorrow.
 

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thanks for all the love :beer:

just placed another parts order, on the way to me :

Bentley Manual

Valve Cover Gasket
K&N Air Filter
4x Eurosport Spark Plug Wires
Shifter Rebuild Kit
4x Spark Plug (Bosch)

Door Handle Seals (8 pieces)
Hazard Warning; Flasher/Turn Signal Relay
2x 16" Bosch wiper blades
Interior Light assembly
2x Hatch Shock/strut

More updates as this progresses! :thumbup:
 

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more parts coming, couldn't pass up the steering refresh kit/ what a deal!

Tie Rod Ends (2)
Ball Joint Kit (2)
Front Control Arm Bushings (rear) (2)
Front Control Arm Bushings (front) (2)

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Gotta love the red interior!
 

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made some progress lately, but have more issues than i used to.

The hatch strut was not working, and kept falling down on me while i was digging through my toolbox..


so i replaced the strut, happy day


the door handle seals were a bit worn, so i started replacing them, got one side of the car done..

Before:



After:



more to come!
 

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That canyon drive looks like Big Thompson Canyon. Are you in FoCo? I moved out of Loveland 2 years ago and know that area like the back of my hand!

Nice Rabbit! Mine is actually still in Northern Colorado in a storage unit. I should be rescuing it within the next 4-5 months.
 

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stupid jealous of that interior.
 

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MattRabbit

That canyon drive looks like Big Thompson Canyon. Are you in FoCo? I moved out of Loveland 2 years ago and know that area like the back of my hand!
It's Boulder canyon (i'm in boulder).. i'm sure it looks similar tho

floridabmx

stupid jealous of that interior.
thanks :thumbup:
i'm thinking about breaking the red up with some tan leather... maybe not though, possibly some mk1 GTI red seats? (i'm not too stoked on non-bolstered seats)
 
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