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Old 12-17-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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If you missed out on my first three projects, here are the links:

1. Koji Headlight Mod

2. 32 Mods for My 32nd Birthday – A Documentary

3. DIY Aggressive Exterior


The exterior build project took forever, and I'll be honest, while it was going on I completely ignored some in-progress things on the interior of the car including some things dating all the way back to the "32 Mods" thread from September. I guess it's kind of like a person in a way: if you're the type that invests all their time on their clothes, accessories, grooming, body art, and practicing making your "I'm cool" face in front of the mirror I'm going to bet you're a souless jackass worthy of ending up on http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com

At any rate, the interior of my car at this point and time looks like complete and utter crap. Let’s examine the carnage in greater detail.

My UTEC Remote Map Selector is busted. The middle piece somehow popped out and is nowhere to be found. Also, because of some wires underneath the console, the thing doesn't sit quite right:



I repainted my headliner, which I was very happy with:





However, but when I painted the pillars everything came out WAY shiner than I wanted them to. The brackets for the seat belts are also still gray. I hate how that looks so I need to do something about it.

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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My V1 Enclosure idea from the 32 mods thread also never got finished:




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Old 12-17-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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There's also a ton of other crappy little issues like:

You know, loose wires.



My boost gauge not having lighting.



etc, etc.

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:20 PM   #4
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So, what am I up to?

1. Installing new gauges.



These are Nordskog Digital gauges and here we have Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Volts, and Air Temperature. We also have a couple of Nordskog temp senders, a distribution block, an oil pressure sender, and a gimmick motorsports sandwich plate adapter for the oil filter.

All the gauges should be self explanatory, but the Air Temperature one I have something different planned for. I'm going to install that one near the air box so I know what the intake temp is at that location under the hood. This is more interesting to me than knowing how hot/cold it is outside because honestly, who gives a crap.

I've already got a few digitial gauges installed:



The blue one is a Meth flow gauge. It's blue, and I need to cover it with some yellow film to get it to look more green. The trans temp gauge I'm actually going to use for oil temp. I got this one because I would have had to wait two months for one that actually said oil temp and I'm not the most patient dude in the world when it comes to waiting around for parts.

2. Building a Gauge Pod for my center console.

I like my VDO boost and EGT gauges. They're easy to read, and high quality gauges. I've driven in cars with digital boost and EGT gauges and I think the frequent changes in reading are super annoying. For things that change that much I'd prefer a mechanical sweep so I'm keeping both. I'll be building a gauge pod that goes over the center console and houses both the EGT and VDO gauges and my V1 remote display.

3. Building a Roof Console/V1 enclosure.

My V1 idea was a good one, but the execution sucked frankly. Hey, I only had four days to finish my first attempt so, you know, I cut corners. This time around I'm doing it a bit different. I'm going to build a single piece that will hide/house the V1, incorporate a garage remote, swap out the current map lights for LED units, and then add some LED's to illuminate the shift knob like what Admission_Regret did in this thread. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1629493



4. General cleanup.

Repainting the pillars, re-doing some wiring, adding a lighted mirror to the sun shade for the wife, etc. Mostly little stuff.

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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I wish those had links so I knew what the hell was going on...
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:28 PM   #6
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you are a crazy person

it's awesome.

i dunno man your interior is pretty badass as is.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:29 PM   #7
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I wish those had links so I knew what the hell was going on...
uuhhhhhhh, they do....
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #8
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im waiting for the 2nd half of pictures!!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #9
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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I'm watching this one from the beginning...
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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Loose wires FTL! I've had some wiring jobs that get just crazy behind the dash. Looking forward to what transpires!
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:33 PM   #12
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c'mon, slacker!
you started this thread an hour ago and haven't done squat!


I'll be keeping an eye on this.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
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when I initially looked at the thread there were no picutres, I thought saving 1, saving 2 etc... were suppose to have links... Can't wait to steal ideas from what you do...
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:10 PM   #14
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get your game face on...
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #15
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sweet keep up the good work man!
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:33 PM   #16
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yes i have something to look forward to every time im on here!!!!


Thanks Koji
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:42 PM   #17
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what did you use on the headliner? i just painted my pillars today and was thinking i should do something about my gray roof
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:26 PM   #18
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Dude do you know how to rest? haha

jk man looks like another fun little project. i need to do something like this myself
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:37 PM   #19
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wrap the pillars in fabric!

get a few yards, some 3m spray fabric glue and have a ball.

i'd post pics of mine, but i'm at school in between finals. boo.
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wrap the pillars in fabric!

Agreed, put up some nice alcantara like they do in the Aston Martin and Porsche etc. then match it with the wheel with the center line at the top. I would hypothetically give you my right for doing that.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #21
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Use VHT Vinyl dye on the pillars man. I used it on my steering wheel and its satin and looks super nice

Check it!!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1609718
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:34 PM   #22
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What Recaros are those?
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:26 PM   #23
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I did Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric paint on the headliner. I really like how it came out. It looks like it was that color from the factory.

I'm going to be using Plasti-dip on the pillars. I like the look of it and it's pretty durable.

No on the suede or alcantra, or wrapping the pillars in any type of fabric. Sorry, I think it looks rediculous on cars that don't have a leather interior or alcantra seats and my seats are just plain cloth. I'd probably do it if I had an STI Limited.

The Recaro's are the SE model. They're great daily driver seats if you're slim. They have great side bolstering up top, but the support for the legs isn't so high you feel like you're smashing your boys on the commute in to work. I seriously don't know how people run some of the seats they do in our cars and still call them daily drivers. I'm sorry, but you don't put a fixed position, fixed back seat in a car you need to get in and out of a lot.

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:55 PM   #24
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go koji go koji!
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