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Old 08-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #251
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Thanks gents. The gap is present in the real RS. She looks soooooo much betteer in person today! The interior could use some tidying.

I got a better look at everything, and now starting to hear the bad stuff.
  1. The intercooler inlet/out pipes had to be taken off, to fit the lights. - I'm going to have a new IC put in, and maybe Dan (Knighty) can help with measurements; as it appears he still uses the lights.
  2. UK Seller, not Dhyllan, sent me standard width front arch liners. - Oh! I hope English's stash I bought has them.
  3. Missing foglight connectors -
  4. Rear license plate lights, need new lenses. Lots of copper corrosion - Purchased on eBay already.
  5. The roll-cage fits tightly. - Obviously because of the roof liner. It will be installed by Jim (Roushturboedzx3)
  6. Upper grill sits a tad to far to the right and hits the bumper. - Hopefully the new IC mount fixes that.
Although the good doesn't outway the bad, at least on the bright side,
  1. The Euro tail lights were found
  2. My storage in Japan...90% of my stuff arrived, which includes my wheels I used on my 180sx / 17x9 +35
  3. The rear foglights are wired ready for use. As brake lights
  4. I found a sand-blasting / powdercoat service 10min from my house! Oooo the possibilities.
Other than that, I'd say she's ready for the new suspension bits, wheels, head, and hand controls.













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Old 08-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #252
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Sorry to hear about the stoke of bad luck with the build, but still I love this car! Those wheels look like 5-lug. Are you changing out the hubs?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #253
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Sorry to hear about the stoke of bad luck with the build, but still I love this car! Those wheels look like 5-lug. Are you changing out the hubs?
It's not bad really, it's always the little things and I expect it to happen. Keeping the hubs for now. I have adaptors ready to use. Hope they're not to thick. Looks like 40mm all together.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #254
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They got the splitter fitted today. And going back to Glenns reference post about how the bumper attaches, leads me to think that those tabs are sitting on top of the upper support. In turn, this causes the gap between the grill to fill up. I'll just have that support trimmed, until I can get a real Euro one. I have full Euro locks after all :lol:

Speaking of which, Dhyllan has some goodies coming my way.

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #255
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It's coming!!! I can't wait for the end product!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #256
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Small update. "Reasons a car is not finished"

Finally, the last of the RS parts needed. Wheels, Full Lock Set, Locking Fuel Door, Ignition Cylindar, Cam Cover and Heat Shields, Shift Knob & E-brake Handle, and the Center Console. And a few extra bits...because collision.



Today, my wife took me to VW to get fog light connectors. VW parts on a Ford you ask? The RS was developed in Germany and as such, uses Hella foglamps. Luckly the mechanic had a few sitting in his tool box! Looking at the connector, you can go to Audi as well.





After 9 years, it's time for a change. LEDs are on the way too!



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idc how small the updates are on this...i drop whatevewr im looking at and look at this thread!!!

cat wait to see it all finished
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idc how small the updates are on this...i drop whatevewr im looking at and look at this thread!!!

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i second this^^^ awesome build dude!!
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So with the 5-lug adaptors on, and my 17x9 +35s, they are a tad too wide. I hope I can find a place to shave the adaptors down. Though, the rear doesnt look to bad. Real 5-lug hubs are in the plans too.



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