Instructables: exploring - - vw - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:12:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 "FAUX MAG WHEELS" - Lookin' Good (without robbing a bank) http://www.instructables.com/id/FAUX-MAG-WHEELS-Lookin-Good-without-robbing-/
"FAUX MAG WHEELS" - Lookin' Good (without robbing a bank) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SMALL.jpg irishmail The desire for a more contemporary look for my Volkswagen bug started a yearning for "Mag Wheels", or at least the look.  Hardly any cars sold today have hubcaps anymore, but the cost of a new set of rims to fit my VW was, ahem, staggering!  In this episode, I show how I transformed the (rusty) or...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:29:11 PDT
Exhaust Replacement - 1981 VW Rabbit Diesel http://www.instructables.com/id/Exhaust-Replacement-1981-VW-Rabbit-Diesel/
Exhaust Replacement - 1981 VW Rabbit Diesel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DPVP/H2CE75EE/FI1DPVPH2CE75EE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DPVP/H2CE75EE/FI1DPVPH2CE75EE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DPVP/H2CE75EE/FI1DPVPH2CE75EE.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan Replace the exhaust system on a VW rabbit.   I could not find much info on the details of installing a muffler.  Hopefully this will help if you have to do the same thing This was physically difficult for me to do, a lot of being under the car, which I don't like. Note: The red bentley manual as ...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:12:40 PDT
Replace a mechanical fuel injection system on 1981 VW Rabbit diesel - Bosch VE http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-a-mechanical-fuel-injection-system-on-1981/
Replace a mechanical fuel injection system on 1981 VW Rabbit diesel - Bosch VE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/WPUY/H1JUI9RG/FF1WPUYH1JUI9RG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/WPUY/H1JUI9RG/FF1WPUYH1JUI9RG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/WPUY/H1JUI9RG/FF1WPUYH1JUI9RG.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan This dives right into replacing a mechanical fuel injection system on a 1981 VW diesel Rabbit with a 1.6L engine.   Bosch VE pump. Includes: Installing pump, injectors, and fuel lines. Setting timing. You should still use a service manual, this one is very good but hard to find:  Volkswagen Rabbit...
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Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:58:18 PDT
The Micro-Bus Bunk Bed and Playhouse. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Micro-Bus-Bunk-Bed-and-Playhouse/
The Micro-Bus Bunk Bed and Playhouse. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/AXE5/GY4RTYYQ/FR4AXE5GY4RTYYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/AXE5/GY4RTYYQ/FR4AXE5GY4RTYYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/AXE5/GY4RTYYQ/FR4AXE5GY4RTYYQ.SMALL.jpg Uptonb My brother is recently having a new house built to better suit his family.  I thought an appropriate house gift would be a bunk bed for his 3 year old son.  Since my brother is a huge Volkswagen fan, what better than a VW themed bed.  After scouring the web for ideas, and not finding anything up to ...
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Sun, 5 Feb 2012 16:32:05 PST
Alternator Replacement - Volkswagen Upright (Type I) Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternator-Replacement-Volkswagen-Upright-Type-/
Alternator Replacement - Volkswagen Upright (Type I) Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/7LGZ/GX3M1G22/FLW7LGZGX3M1G22.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/7LGZ/GX3M1G22/FLW7LGZGX3M1G22.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/7LGZ/GX3M1G22/FLW7LGZGX3M1G22.SMALL.jpg hirod3 Recently the battery in my 1971 Westy died.... Normally this is no big deal. However, this battery is less than 2 months old. A newer battery should not go dead, as the alternator re-charges the battery as you drive. Obviously this was not happening for me. I got out my trusty volt-meter, and sure e...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:29:22 PST
Paint your own car for under $200 (or how I learned to love Rustoleum) http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-your-own-car-for-under-200-or-how-I-learne/
Paint your own car for under $200 (or how I learned to love Rustoleum) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0GN2/GWF5U8JR/FNZ0GN2GWF5U8JR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0GN2/GWF5U8JR/FNZ0GN2GWF5U8JR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0GN2/GWF5U8JR/FNZ0GN2GWF5U8JR.SMALL.jpg hirod3 I have a 1971 VW Westfalia camper bus. It was in bad need of a paint job when I got it. Someone had painted it with what I believe to be house paint. No bueno :( I decided I had to take care of it. I figured I would do it cheaply, but I wanted it to not be an embarassment either. The reason I was so...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:46:48 PST
Volkswagen Bus Camper Curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/Volkswagen-Bus-Camper-Curtains/
Volkswagen Bus Camper Curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/UOS3/FHUFAI2Y/FPOUOS3FHUFAI2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/UOS3/FHUFAI2Y/FPOUOS3FHUFAI2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/UOS3/FHUFAI2Y/FPOUOS3FHUFAI2Y.SMALL.jpg deanarue Our 1979 Westfalia Bus, is totally unrestored, and in very nice condition. It has Green rough Burlap type Curtains, which I can do without. They look like they might regenerate into dust soon as it is. Looking on the Web the few curtains I could find Started @ $150 a set and went up from there. That...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:54:09 PDT