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Old 08-11-2015, 01:19 PM   #51
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Ordered the rear diff and sub frame bushings today, along with some billet sway bar mounts. The trailing arm and lateral links are on back order, so i will take care of those when they come in. I would like to have the rear suspension taken care of very soon.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:27 AM   #52
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Updated the gas pedal post, i ended up welding in the bracket that goes with the pedal.




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Old 08-18-2015, 07:49 PM   #53
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Washed out the black interior carpet from the 07 with some simple green and the hose while its out of the car. The previous owner was a smoker, and hopefully it will remove any smoke residue/smell. Once it is dry and i install it, ill give it a good vaccum before putting in the seats and plastic parts.

As i reinstall the interior i plan on washing the parts with soap and water, then some armorall or some other application. The seats are leather so i need to clean and condition those as well.

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Old 08-26-2015, 09:31 PM   #54
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I had to make this hole in the front doors so the door card from the 07 would fit in securely. One of the fasteners near the door pull goes right there.



Installed both front door harnesses.

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Old 08-27-2015, 12:14 AM   #55
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Starting to look like a car inside again.



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Old 08-30-2015, 09:56 AM   #56
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Replaced the melted air bag plugs on the steering column.

I also started putting the column back in. It looks like a two man job if i want the wheel to be straight when i put it back in.

I will also have to remember to get it mostly centered first as i line up the coupling.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:15 PM   #57
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Several nights working here and there. On second thought, the steering column is a one man job.

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Old 09-02-2015, 10:47 PM   #58
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Ran into some difficulty with a body bolt on the rear trailing arm.



It came out half way, then spun the welded on nut inside.



I was able to get a cutting wheel in there and cut it in half. Then i had to fish the nut out of the access hole. That nut rolling around in there would have driven me bonkers.



I could then lower down the whole rear subframe, diff, axles and swaybar as one piece. Ill break it down and change what bushings i can. I got some urethane diff mounts, body bushings etc that should stiffen things up accordingly.



Ill sand and paint it all back up, then install the r180, axles, hubs, and rear brembos.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:33 AM   #59
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Stripping it all down. Need to blast it and repaint.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:14 AM   #60
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Doing some painting
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:38 PM   #61
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Doesn't look half bad
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:16 AM   #62
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Doesn't look half bad
Hey thanks! Honing my rattle can skills. If i had more cash i would have liked to use por15 or an epoxy primer to combat the south western pa winters. But i dont think it will see much snow action anymore.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:46 PM   #63
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A quick update, i have all the bushings and rear suspension ready to re-install.

I also got new rear rotors, pads and shoes for the rear brembos, and new pads for the front calipers as well.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:05 AM   #64
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Rear suspension is now installed with new Tic bushings all around.

The R180 is in, and the sti hubs installed. Next is to change the E-brake shoes and install the new pads, rear Brembos and rotors.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:20 PM   #65
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Stripped out the rest of the 07 donor, and scrapped it today.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:07 AM   #66
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Season 2 update: Pulled the factory fuel pump and swapped it with a whalbro 255.

I need to get to work on the E brake cables so i can put the carpet and seats in.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:44 PM   #67
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Put the E brake cables in and put the rear parking brakes together, along with the new rear rotors.



Mounted the ABS sensors and plugged them in.

Put most of the interior in, it is about 85% complete. I pulled the steering wheel off to make sure it was on straight and the clock spring wires pulled out I ordered a used one on ebay.



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Old 06-27-2016, 10:27 PM   #68
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Finnished up the interior today. I am waiting on a new clock spring for the steering wheel.









I had to go and change the rear door harness's because the window switch plugs were different. Initially i had left the old ones in because they had the same wires. It didnt take too long to switch them.

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Old 06-28-2016, 01:32 AM   #69
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Before i worked on the car yesterday, I went down to Moore Performance and picked up my header and up pipe i had ceramic coated. It turned out pretty nice. I will post a few pics here after work.




TurboXS ss up pipe




AP uel ss header

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:44 AM   #70
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I also picked up a used six speed shifter assembly in the FS forum. I had one already but the reverse cable was cut, and it looked pretty worn out.



Waiting for this to show up so i can put it in.

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Old 07-04-2016, 09:04 AM   #71
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I put the Clock spring and airbag in yesterday.



I also replaced soft rubber transmission crossmember bushings.





Ready to go in

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Old 07-04-2016, 09:09 AM   #72
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Some of the local wild life being curious



Fuse box and battery location. Fuse box mounts need relocated to work. Ill come up with something.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:15 PM   #73
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Removed old lower control arms and installed some aluminum ones.




Installed front 4 pot calipers, i got to clean up my rotors.

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Old 07-04-2016, 09:23 PM   #74
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The 04 drivers seat belt does not work with the 07 seat so i had to order one.

When i was installing the lower control arms, the front end link stripped, so i ordered front and rear kartboy enlinks.

I also found a bum tie rod end so i will replace them as well.

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Old 07-07-2016, 05:35 PM   #75
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My drivers seat belt, end links, and tie rod ends came in today. I should also recieve my shifter. I prbably have enough parts to keep me busy sunday and monday
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