Sunday, January 30, 2011

Air bagging a MK3 Cabrio

This build was definitely a challenge incorporating a 12 in. sub, amp and all the necessary items for the airride and did I mention the spare tire was also kept. No big deal, right? It is if you are putting in a trunk space the size of a bread box.

The sub box was first built and placed in the trunk with the speaker firing towards the rear seat. With the seat folded down you are able to access and see the 12 in. sub. The amp then was piggy backed to the side of the box to save room. Next a false wall was created to clean up the look of the box and hide it from plain site. One it was in place the mounting board was made for what would hold the 3 gallon Aluminum tank, 2 Viair 400c compressors, Airlift manifolds as well as the autopilot brain and relays. A false floor was the fitted to the top to expose half of the tank and hide the rest of the components.
The tank was painted House of Kolors Coca Pearl (color matched BBS RM's wheels to follow). Some trick graphics were layed down to tie in the cowgirl pin-up upholstered fabric the customer had picked out to finish off the trunk.
The Autopilot controller was painted flat black to blend in with the factory console area and mounted n the bottom tray next to the cup holders.
The front Airlift rear chapman style bags and shocks were installed feed by 1/4 airline and the front Double below Airlift Xl's were installed as well with 3/8's airline. A c-nocth was then done to bring the cabrio to the ground.



  1. LOVE IT!!!!

    Amazing work as always!

  2. Cort if this car isn't at SoWo we will no longer be friends.

  3. i love the paint job on the tank.