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Unreal work very nice.

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More cleaning and assembly of parts, it aint gunna build itself

 

280 zx struts shortened to fit VW rabbit inserts, new T3 camber plates and bearing top hats with ebay coilover kit.

 

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14mm ball joints and steering knuckles with T3 bump steer spacers

 

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I had some euro T/C rod bushings and NOS factory rubber, so went with euro drilled and rubber combo

 

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This next step was a hard one, I have a bad ass trunk spare tire delete, but figured i would keep it stock. One of the last cars i bought had a clean spare tire well.

Blasting it inside and out getting it ready

 

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Then this fucking guy came over and helped with cleaning up the engine bay harness. Wagon Jon to the rescue

 

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Shes alive, Johnny came up and finished her out. Running Coupe, now on to other stuff, breaks, dash, etc

 

Wheels 14-7 staggered (thank you Jared) 

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out with the old, ended up using the rear sub-frame from Fauxbird, just redid breaks before pulling it. ran new lines 

 

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Went with a set of new ST springs cut half coil, need to order shocks, might upgrade to coilovers later. but thats ez

 

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Found these bad boys in my stash haha, urethane top hat spring bushings

 

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Front steering time new stuff, only old parts are the box and idealer arm

 

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Welding time

 

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Excited to see the progress! Not sure about the red wheels with the green paint though, but we'll see how it turns out 😉

 

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Want to see this bee---I--itch on his wheels

 

New Moog stuff, out of the box there raw. So time to clean and paint

 

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Stuff that makes things pretty, like ur momma

 

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These r new and look like shit after sitting outside and never getting used.

 

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That hammered tone is so good it would make James ugly mug look pretty. 

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Looking good man. 

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WOW, 

 

Hard as fuck finding good help

 

Back to the trunk welding, decided Sunday i was going to focus on nothing but this for few hours. 

 

Sand blasted and sealed the truck spare tire pan this way while handling it, it don't rust from hand prints. Yes if something is blasted and you touch it with bare fingers it will rust from the oils in your hands.

 

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Cleaned up the cut a got it set in to place with self tappers

 

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Got a nice tight fit

 

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On to the next step

 

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And sealed 😀

 

Cleaned and installed the factory rubber, then seamseal the rubber and tail light panel seam

 

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Primer time

 

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On to the inside of the hood and doors

 

This hood is near perfect besides this rust WTF

 

However instead of welding it up i decided to use panel bond, " said to be better then welding" Clear it real good and squeeze it in there.

 

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One door was blasted couple days ago the other blasted a year ago, hand print rust, my fav

 

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Metal prep to the rescue 

 

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Sealed DP40LF epoxy primer sealer

 

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Got a bit carried away on the left door so back to priming stage

 

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Been pushing the car by the wheels and it sucks, figured it was time to install steering. and sold the coilover built for this bird. but got a hold of some others and went with it.

 

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Doors on and paint time 

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You sure love that green!

 

Looking good James.

--carter

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Looks great James!  👍🙌

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headliner and windows

Bought a sedan headliner and had the upholstery guy modify it 

 

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Off to get glass installed

i would normally do it but where do i get another window if i fuck up

 

 

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49 minutes ago, the510keeper said:

Bought a sedan headliner and had the upholstery guy modify it 

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good to know I can do that when/if I finally ever buy a coupe.

 

LOOKS AMAZING JAMES!

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Headliner and entire car is looking good!!

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