|10-23-2013 02:05 PM|
|SuperFlea||Super progress! Love the spi work buddy! great job!|
|10-23-2013 10:21 AM|
|djwrg04||Damn, I keep forgetting to update this thing. Its ironic since I literailly spend all my time on the computer to begin with.... I need a break from school.....|
|07-15-2013 04:48 PM|
If you're a friend on FB, then you probably saw the photos of how the new front knuckles popped out of the ball joints. (if not, im gonna make a photo update later anyway so just wait.)
Anyway... Fixed the ball joint/knuckle issue yesterday.
It ended up being a diameter difference between the 2005 and stock 2000 ball joint shafts. My 2000 ball joints were just too small so me and dad spend nearly the entire day grinding the rivets away on the LCAs so we could go cheap and just swap to 05' ball joints.
All and all we spent over seven hours of work getting cooked on the driveway in 90*+ humid weather. (I nearly had a heat stroke according to my mom...)
I absolutely hated every single minute of it but damn am I glad I got it done!!
I also decided to hold off on the SVT rear brakes till after FocusFest so I don't have to worry about running outta time or having a issue pop up last minute.
|07-07-2013 03:58 PM|
Been working pretty hard on the car this past week as I've finally got my motivation back!!
So far, I've painted and cleaned nearly all of the brake parts for my SVT brake conversion except for the passenger rear while I wait for the $$ to get mopre paint.
As it stands, all I need to start putting the SVT Brakes on are 2005 Front Knuckles and brake pads all around.
I've got about a week and 5 days before FocusFest so I should have all the time I need (seeing as nobody on the face of the planet wants to hire me... )
I painted the front and rear SVT calipers with a two tone scheme to try and switch things up and make them look more like professionally painted performance brakes. I went with Red VHT Caliper paint for the actual caliper itself and Rustoleum High Temp Satin Black for the Carriage(the thing that slides with the pads).
Overall I spent roughly 6 Hours De-greasing/cleaning the Front Calipers with a wire brush and this cheap industrial de-greaser called "Purple-Power" from AutoZone. I did the same Paint scheme to the rear brakes and refinished the rotor shields in Satin Black along with the hub/spindle assembly.
The rear rotors were pretty rusty but I'm stuck with using them until I work up some more money. I de-greased/ wire brushed the middle of the rotors on both sides and painted them Satin Black to keep them looking pretty. I figured that I'd save my masking tape seeing as once they're on the car driving would take care of the excess over-spray and leftover rust.
And now.... Pictures!!!
(sorry for the lame quality, been too lazy to use my Canon lol)
Front SVT Calipers, Pre-paint
Front SVT Calipers, Post-paint
Right Rear Brake, Pre-Paint
Right Rear Brake Shield, Pre- Paint
Right Rear Parts, Post-paint
That's about all I've got for now, Hopefully I'll get the time to throw up another update with the rest of the work before FocusFest.
|05-28-2013 12:52 AM|
Methinks a photo-heavy update is in order soon.
In other news... I won't be going to FR2013... I'm bailing because my car just isn't where I want it to be. So my plan as of now is to ensure that Anya is ready for FocusFest. Besides, I'd honestly rather go to FocusFest with my local group than go somewhat alone to FR2013.
I mean, I know a lot of people that will be at FR2013.... but only online whereas I know the members of my local group in real life.
Anyway... here's a peliminary to-do list to FocusFest:
- SVT Rear Brake swap
- Put the Steeda sway-bar back on
- Finish all the rust proofing on the underside
- ditch the DIY catback exahust and get a real one/ make a legit one.
- replace the carpet or fix the tear
- tidy up engine bay
- dust off secret euro sexy-ness parts and install
- figure out what to do with roof panel
- either get new wheels or get the Konigs refinished
- clean air filter
- work my a$$ off to do everything listed above (need to find a job first....)
|03-19-2013 08:27 PM|
|disciplerocks||I still need door cards......|
|03-19-2013 07:42 PM|
Of course! Jordan is in line first though if I sell the current svt interior I've got in Anya. So I guess you'll be taking second in line if I decide to sell
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|03-19-2013 07:40 PM|
|UnbridledCarnage||if you keep collecting svt interiors your gonna have to cut me a deal on a set lol|
|03-19-2013 06:11 PM|
Nope, its form a guy out In eastern ky that my dad knows. Im hoping to do some work and buy his lightly used recaros by summer.
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|03-19-2013 05:46 PM|
|UnbridledCarnage||SVT interior is the only way id ever put an interior back in my car. is this from the focusfarm?|
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