Project “Luv A Dub” VW Cabriolet Update

VW Cabby Luv A Dub project

Happy Monday everyone!

I am out of the shop today, so I thought I would give you all an update on the VW Cabby, aka “Luv a Dub”. I have had the car for about 3 months now. I must say that I wish I was further along that I am . You can probably guess that finding time can be tough. It can also be hard to work on cars all day, then come home and work on a car. 🙂

When I first bought the car, it needed a few things just to get it home. Those were all, “under the hood” type stuff. After fixing those issues, I brought it home and started on the interior. It has been more of a challenging than I expected.

Here is what I have done on the Cabby so far.

  • Clutch ~$80
  • Engine Mount ~$12
  • Clutch cable ~$18
  • Spark plugs $20
  • Distributor cap and rotor ~$15
  • Sound dampener ~$130
  • Bulk wiring ~$25(not installed yet)

Here is the pictures of the interior stripped down and the sound dampener put in.

So what is next for the Luv A Dub? Well, I found out why the cluster lights were not working. You can see the video of the “custom” lights at Meet Luv A Dub video. I decided to hold off on carpet and padding. I want to be sure that all the interior wiring is complete before putting some carpet in. The Cabby does not have a lot of interior wiring, but I want to make it right. Plus I know it needs some new speaker wires ran.

Thank you all for following the progress on the Cabby. I am really looking forward to the day when I can unveil her. That will be a good day.

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5 replies
  1. Alex@iHeartEuro
    Alex@iHeartEuro says:

    Every single time you share an update on the project I feel real happy for some reason 😉 I guess I love to see old veedubs end up driving down the streets and not at a scrap yard 😉

    • Charles
      Charles says:

      The Cabby actually has a decent headunit. I will be adding some better speakers and a sub at some point. Funny thing is, I have all the stuff just waiting to be installed.

  2. Garrett Craven
    Garrett Craven says:

    I must say you have a great price on parts! Haha perks of the job? Also glad to see an update!
    I too share the same feelings on saving a dub from it’s doom! Lol


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