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Old 01-12-2017, 07:01 PM   #21
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I put my racks on the factory hardtop.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:14 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by jasnhamman View Post
What special tool??


It pulls back on the quick connect fittings between the steering line and the cooling coil that mounts on the radiator.

Ahh I c. Glad I came across this thread. I'm going to be doing this soon and didn't know a quick disconnect tool was needed. Thank you!!!

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Old 01-22-2017, 09:54 AM   #23
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I picked up this tool too! Might be a while before I do the lines though...

Put the ebrake together last night, the backing plate is well rusted out, will see if the washers and such hold. Discovered I was missing an adjuster too, not available locally, so one side still has no ebrake.

Put the new sway bar link on using a park cycles bike tool thin wrench, worked great!

Fixed the headlight level sensor again... Took a piece of hard rubber that used to be a mini mud flap for my e91, cut out a 1"x3" piece, screwed it into the sensor arm with a couple wood screws, and rebolted it to the control arm link. Maybe it'll hold this time? Also noticed one of the wires had corroded away. Spliced that wire back together. Will be nice to have the headlights pointing ahead instead of down...

While taking the samurai (1986) to the parts store, discovered the engine (1995 jetta TDI) had come with some washer fluid line where diesel would be going, that line disintegrated and poured diesel all over the engine. Good thing diesel has a higher flash point. Of course the parts store didn't have new fuel line in the right size either, so more washer line was used to get home... Fixed the horn too... Maybe I can get both of these inspected soon.

Today, time to try to adjust the windows and top again. Any suggestions on which bolts to loosen in which hinge for adjusting the top?

Replacing the worn out paper speakers with some jbls too

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Old 01-24-2017, 11:45 AM   #24
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I started mine this weekend while it was warm and I had some potential buyers over looking at my Porsche. I have everything for a full brake rebuild, need to order the new seat overs for the fronts and want to do a FEAD rebuild with new belts etc so that needs to be ordered when I figure out what tensioner I have. Then rewire the drivers side harness on the top so it opens as she should when the wife tries to take it to work.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:57 PM   #25
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Upgrading the sound and some other things :-)
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:48 PM   #26
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I'll be finishing the e-brakes (i hope), aligning the passenger window (again), and installing a passenger door airbag (i hope it doesn't explode)
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