[Vwdiesel] Need to find a good radiator for '81 rabbit.

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 3 13:29:46 EST 2005

I've got a radiator out of an '84 Rabbit leftover from
my diesel Cabriolet conversion.  I can't make any
guarantees other than it seemed to work fine while I
was driving the '84 around.  (most of this summer.)

Let me know if you'd be interested.

$25 + shipping sound reasonable?

in Manhattan.....Kansas

--- Arnie Grubbs <vhuntertdi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> While we were having some good weather I had time to
> 'work' on my
> rabbit(s)..  Both the "parts" car and the "good" car
> have bad radiators 
> that are not able to be fixed. I also found a few
> other 'items'.....
> Is there some place that this knowledgeable group
> could recommend for
> finding a GOOD new or used radiator?   Local shop
> wants about $150 for
> a 'new' one. 
> Also, I found that the passengers side u-joint boot
> has been bad for a while
> and there is a fair amount of slopp in it..  Any
> idea what it would cost
> to get parts to repair this?
> One last thing, the 'good' car has A/C on it, and I
> would like to remove it
> and the compressor..  This means that I will have to
> find some other way to power
> the alternator, as it came powered by a secondary
> belt driven off the A/C compressor
> belt hub.   Is there stock parts that could be
> gotten to mount the alternator in
> the correct alignment to be driven off a longer belt
> from the crank and water pump?
> I also see that the lower bearing on the steering
> column has fallen down and lets
> the shaft rattle around.. :(  I hope that the parts
> rabbit will have enough good parts
> to let me fix that..
> If these things get to costly, I think I will just
> part out the cars and
> push whats left to the junk yard... so I hope to
> find some helpful info before
> it gets to that point.
>  I fear getting in to these cars to deep and finding
> more and more wrong..
> Both cars engines were in "running" condition, but I
> have only moved them under their own
> power less than a block before I got started trying
> to get things fixed.
> I hope that I have not bit off more than I can
> handle...
> 73 - Arn    KA0NCR
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David Cook
Red '86 Cabriolet Diesel Powered
Red '90 g60 Corrado 
Brown and White '78 Westy Campmobile "Bear"
and others in various states of disrepair
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