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My DIY list of things for a 90ish Cabriolet (digifant2) part 1

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Finally found the place where I should add all my how do I do that's.  So here are all my how-tos by category, remember, they are 1990 Cabriolet for most of them, but the suspension / engine / body/interior all apply to the MK1 Generally.

Have fun,,,,,,,

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.

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Convertible Top

Cheaper Rear Cable (cost effective)
http://volkswagenowner…/99266-Cheaper-Rear-Cable.

Top frame Seals:
http://volkswagenowner…Seals?p=605050#post605050

Replacing your Top, that pesky rear cable.
http://volkswagenowner…able.?p=638234#post638234

Top Boot Cover Strap Upgrade.
http://www.toplessrabb…viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3271

Rear Cable that I can endorse.
http://www.toplessrabb…viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3012

Rear Cable Lubricant for Cloth tops.
http://www.toplessrabb…viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3208

How I install convertible tops.
http://volkswagenowner…vertible-Top-Installation

Installing your top padding kit.
http://volkswagenowner…olet-Top-Pad-Installation

Installing your head liner.
http://www.toplessrabb…viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3013

Replacing your rear window.
http://volkswagenowner…ment.?p=519466#post519466

How to make your own rain gutters.
http://volkswagenowner…our-own-Vert-rain-gutters

"A" pillar gap repair.
http://volkswagenowner…uot-pillar-repair-the-Gap.

Wind Noise at the leading edge.
http://volkswagenowner…-top.?p=655074#post655074

How to clean your "A" pillar seal.
http://volkswagenowner…r-quot-A-quot-pillar-Seal

Cabriolet top pad measurements.
http://volkswagenowner…olet-Top-Pad-Measurements

Ez-on top replacement instructions.
http://volkswagenowner…abriolet-Top-Installation

"A" pillar door seal repair, stop the drip.
http://volkswagenowner…t-A-quot-Pillar-Door-Seal

Where to oil your top frame.
http://volkswagenowner…olet-Top-Frame-Oil-Points

Cheaper replacement top struts.
http://volkswagenowner…er-Top-Strut-Replacements

Top latch removal
http://volkswagenowner…briolet-Top-Latch-removal

Make your own rear cable.
http://volkswagenowner…-Cabriolet-DIY-rear-cable

Improve and make your own side tension cables.
http://volkswagenowner…t-DIY-side-tension-cables

Brake Reference Pictures.

http://volkswagenowner…ures.?p=655466#post655466


 

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

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Wow Brian by the time I get past part 1 I'll be past!  :lol:
But the car will be perfect!  :thumbs:

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Play Guess the Asking Price 'SEASON 4' as of Sunday the 29th of October 2017.
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Electrical/Educational

Educational:

Inside of a fuse box
http://forums.vwvortex…er-Look-inside-a-fuse-box

Definitive Radiator fan operation explained:
http://volkswagenowner…-Fan-operation-explained-

Basic Electrical Tools for most common Repairs/Diagnosis.
http://www.toplessrabb…/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3211

Improving your grounds 93 digi.
http://forums.vwvortex…nd-the-repair-of-your-car

Improving your cluster grounds.
http://volkswagenowner…er-Connections-and-ground.

Electrical Primer
http://volkswagenowner…php/32254-Electric-Primer


Parasitic Drain Video
http://volkswagenowner…228-Parasitic-Drain-Video


Electrical:

A/C blower motor replacement tips.

A/C Blower Motor Replacement tips.

Alternator Tune up:
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=how-to_2%2Falternator-tune-up&redirected=1#post_1592287

Repairing your Fuel Sending unit.
http://volkswagenowner…-Unit?p=600458#post600458


Headlight/Marker light out with Key out.
http://forums.vwvortex…ghts-off-with-Key-out-fix


Repairing Mylar runs to the 10V Stabilizer. (Or Backfeeding the Voltages to the gauges.
http://volkswagenowner…izer.?p=531266#post531266

Replacing the Ignition Switch in 90is Cabriolets.
http://volkswagenowner…olet.?p=588594#post588594

How to remove your automatic starter.
http://volkswagenowner…c-Starter-Removal-Install

My Wipers work, but the washer don't.
http://volkswagenowner…ork-but-the-Washers-don-t.

Relaying your headlights.
http://volkswagenowner…Relaying-your-Head-Lights

Installing a a/c cut-out switch.
http://volkswagenowner…compressor-Cut-out-Switch

Removing your non-york Alternator
http://volkswagenowner…ator-Removal-Non-York-A-C

Cabriolet Bulb replacement numbers
http://volkswagenowner…-Bulb-Replacement-numbers

1985-1993 Radio Wiring pairs
http://volkswagenowner…riolet-Radio-Wiring-Pairs.

1990-1993 Automatic no crank warm or cold
http://volkswagenowner…atic-No-Crank-Hot-or-Cold

1990-1993 Testing your Water temp gauge
http://volkswagenowner…ting-Digifant-Water-Gauge

Repairing your flaky water temp gauge.
http://volkswagenowner…ur-Flaky-Water-Temp-Gauge

The smarter fuse:
http://volkswagenowner…Fuses...-Glows-when-blows.

Repair your rear window defroster lines:
http://toplessrabbit.c…php?mode=edit&f=7&p=17634

 

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What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Engine/cooling:



Radiator return upgrade.
http://volkswagenowner…rade.?p=663858#post663858

Leaky Heater Valve, and beefing it up.
http://volkswagenowner….....?p=644178#post644178

Swapping in a 2.0L 36mm Oil pump. Heads up.http://www.toplessrabb…/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3232

How I hate plastic parts:
http://forums.vwvortex…hlight=hate+plastic+parts

How I converted from  r12 with r134a:
http://volkswagenowner…converted-my-a-c-to-r134a

Definitive Radiator Fan Circuits explained:
http://volkswagenowner…ned-)?p=504978#post504978

How to flush your radiator:
http://volkswagenowner…ow-to-flush-your-radiator

How to replace your Valve cover gasket 1990-1993
http://volkswagenowner…Cover-Gasket.-90-93-Cabby.

How to change your water pump 1990-1993 Cabriolet
http://volkswagenowner…-change-out-my-Water-Pump

How to tighten a squealing a/c belt.
http://volkswagenowner…ighten-Squeeling-a-c-Belt

Triming your Radiator Shroud easy on/off.
http://volkswagenowner…ming-your-Radiator-Shroud

How to change your in-tank fuel pump 1984.5-1993.
http://volkswagenowner…ge-your-in-tank-fuel-pump

Additions to Ron's Digifant Single Fuel Pump Conversion.
http://forums.vwvortex…ht=big+thank+you+Tolusina

How I change the plug wires.
http://volkswagenowner…-Plugs-and-Wires-Digifant.

How to install a external oil cooler.
http://volkswagenowner…ng-an-External-Oil-Cooler

Digifant Intake tube repair.
http://volkswagenowner…nt-Air-Intake-Tube-Repair

Create your own dual down pipe:
http://volkswagenowner…ur-own-dual-down-pipe-1.8

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Exterior:



      Leaky Car Syndrome fixes:

Another Leaky Knee Fix.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2737

Swimming Pool in Front Seats.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2853

Where is my top leaking.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2655

Where is my trunk leaking.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32207-Cabriolet-mk1-Where-is-my-Trunk-Leaking


How to un-bolt pivot windows hardware.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7199576-Vent-window-latch-swap&p=87874731#post87874731

Where Do I Place Jack Stands
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7122160-Jack-Stands-under-Cabriolet&p=87189221#post87189221

How I clean my Cabriolet.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/10022-How-I-clean-my-Mk1

Door Check repair from a great UK forum……..

http://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=projects%2Fyour-mk1-golfs_2%2F-83-gti-set-to-get-full&start=540#post_1354305

Removing your Flag Mirror Glass
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7068757-Ever-want-to-take-the-mirror-glass-out-of-your-flag-mirror&p=86622489#post86622489

Repair your broken Grill Tabs
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6981782-Broken-Grill-Tabs

Installing Front windshield videos
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32710-Installing-MK1-Windshield-Videos

Saggy door fix.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32222-Saggy-Door-Fix

Hood Vent Debris Guard, Let's keep those rain drains clean.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1509&p=27750#p27750

Factory Paint in a rattle can
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32221-Factory-paint-in-a-Rattle-Can.

Repair a broken grille mount.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32223-How-to-repair-a-broken-Grille-mount.

Using a non-powered door in a 1990-1993 Cabriolet
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32199-How-to-use-a-non-Powered-window-door-in-a-later-Cabriolet

How to make a debris guard for the hood.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32217-How-to-make-a-Hood-Debris-Guard

How to remove and regrease your door latches.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32216-How-to-remove-and-re-grease-your-Door-Latches

How to gold leaf your badges.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32198-Gold-Leafing-your-Badges

How to remove your inner lights on a quad grille:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32186-Cabriolet-or-Quad-Grille-Hi-Beam-Removal

How to install your new Outer Scraper Kit on a Cabriolet.
Installing your new outer Scrapers Kit?
 

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What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Is there a doctor in the house?  :lol:

Sent by a smartphone and not a smartperson!

Play Guess the Asking Price 'SEASON 4' as of Sunday the 29th of October 2017.
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=chat%2Fmk1-golf-chat_2%2Fguess-the-asking-price_2

OLD.
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=chat%2Fmk1-golf-chat_2%2Fold-guess-the-asking

Ever wondered who's behind the scenes of this forum?
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/index.php?page=committee


Mike

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Interior:

Every Vent fix I have ever thought of.
http://volkswagenowner…Hands%5C-Whistleing-Vents

Cold hand whistling vents.
http://volkswagenowner…Hands%5C-Whistleing-Vents

Rear seat back pull replacement.
http://volkswagenowner…-Release-Pull-Replacement.

Repairing your Seat bottom Bolster foam.
http://volkswagenowner…foam.?p=662258#post662258

Removing your Head rest to remove or replace the cover.
http://volkswagenowner…er-it?p=662274#post662274

Removing your Seat Back cover to repair the Bolster.
http://volkswagenowner…ters.?p=662282#post662282

My B-Pillars are dull.
http://volkswagenowner…llars-look-dull-and-dingy.

Making a Parcel Shelf.
http://volkswagenowner…ur-Cabriolet-Parcel-Shelf.

Cabriolet Trunk Lid Key Lock cover.
http://www.toplessrabb…=29&t=3198&p=27535#p27535

How to remove a door card and adjust the window and stop.
http://volkswagenowner…rd-and-adjust-window-stop

How to repair broken trunk card board.
http://volkswagenowner…et-Repair-Trunk-Cardboard.

Where is my trunk leaking:
http://volkswagenowner…Where-is-my-Trunk-Leaking

2-door/Cabriolet seat back release cable repair.
http://volkswagenowner…at-Back-Cable-Replacement

Floppy vent fix.
http://volkswagenowner…ow-to-repair-floppy-vents

Repair your Heater control pivot.
http://volkswagenowner…vot-broke-%28Cabriolet%29

A/C thermoswitch Slider pops out of the Arm.
http://volkswagenowner…lace.?p=584825#post584825

Repair a broken heater control mount.
http://volkswagenowner…-control-mount.-Cabriolet

Replace your chewed roll bar foam
http://volkswagenowner…your-Chewed-Roll-Bar-Foam

Seat rocks and is hard to slide.
http://volkswagenowner…t-rocks-and-hard-to-slide

Cabriolet Fascia mounts broke?
http://volkswagenowner…-Fascia-Mount-hole-repair

How to safely remove your center and side vents.
http://volkswagenowner…Caddy-Center-Vent-Removal

How to replace your slow seat belt retractors.
http://volkswagenowner…w-Seat-Belts-in-Cabriolet

How to remove your Hood Hinges.
http://volkswagenowner…Installing-Replacing-Hood
 

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Suspension/Steering:

Broken sway bar strap fix.
http://forums.vwvortex…trap-%28cabriolets%29-fix

How to replace your rear struts:
http://volkswagenowner…-replace-your-Rear-Struts

How to replace bushings with no press.
http://volkswagenowner…-Bushings-without-a-Press.

Beefing up your Strut Mounts.
http://volkswagenowner…eefing-up-the-Strut-mount.

How to replace your front struts, and mounts.
http://volkswagenowner…g-Front-Struts-and-Mounts

How to keep the rear lower shock bolt from seizing.
http://volkswagenowner…r-Strut-Bolt-from-Seizing.

How to remove a power steering pump.
http://volkswagenowner…a-Mk1-Power-Steering-Pump


Transmission:

How to remove and replace a torque convertor seal.
http://volkswagenowner…tor-Seal-010-transmission.

How to change a differential seal:
http://volkswagenowner…nging-a-Differential-Seal

How to make a cheap weighted shift rod.
http://volkswagenowner…heap-Weighted-Shifter-Rod

Automatic Transmisison Service guide.
http://reflectionsands…s.com/a1-tech/BIGATSG.pdf

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Golf Cabrio said

Wow Brian by the time I get past part 1 I'll be past!  :lol:But the car will be perfect!  :thumbs:
I would of posted in one document but it seems there is a limit to the length of post, so I had to break it up a wee bit into sections, and you got in the middle of it.

:)I had that same issue on length when posting some of my longer threads, and the gracious admins gave me a length of post pass….

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What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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We've got good guys both on the back and front end of this club as you know and you're a very welcome addition for sure!  :thumbs:

Sent by a smartphone and not a smartperson!

Play Guess the Asking Price 'SEASON 4' as of Sunday the 29th of October 2017.
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=chat%2Fmk1-golf-chat_2%2Fguess-the-asking-price_2

OLD.
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=chat%2Fmk1-golf-chat_2%2Fold-guess-the-asking

Ever wondered who's behind the scenes of this forum?
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/index.php?page=committee


Mike

There's me building mine 28 years ago, almost finished!        
  
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Be proud of your VW Golf Mk1, it's very special!

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Awesome. Thanks

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Brian this is awesome

My mechanic has just cancelled his holiday for next year and I have let the Mrs put the heating on for an hour!!

Thanks

Wes

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If any of the links are broken or hesitate, here is another link to the list, and I know all of those work.

VW Rabbit Forum " Briano's Links by class..." Volkswagen Rabbit Owners Club.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?
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