Well, I wanted to do something different and this car was just too tempting.
This is a 1990 VW Cabriolet restoration blog.
We completely changed the color of this car, from Candy red to Screaming Ferrari Red
this is how I found her (hit in the front, dents, scratches, etc..)
first thing to do was to measure the frame to access the damage
we cut off the radiator support
in the meantime, I do complete tune up, everything new including the water pump, A/C compressor, every gasket, wire, belt, hose, etc..
new radiator support goes in
I change the suspension to H&R springs, Koni adjustable shocks, new bushings, new control arms, new ball joints, new cross drilled rotors, new pads, new brake hoses, new driveshafts, new boots, etc…
sadly the rest of the car still looks like crap
I found BBS RMs with Kodiak lips, mounted new tires on them, looks nice !
the interior gets re-upholstered in 2 tone, white leather with black veloure
more work on the body
we find rust under the winshield
more damage and rust in the back
working on the body parts
next… more nightmare !every body panels comes off
hello naked Rabbit
super slick, Fred Flinstone style, block seat
painting the parts
the most anticipating day comes – time to paint the car
we were worried about the color not being bright enough, but it came out beautiful !
just out of the spray booth
wet sanding and buffing
trying to put the puzzle together!
sometimes it takes 3 guys to do it ..
almost done…. almost
here is one pic the garage
more pics of the finished car