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Old 03-13-2013, 10:26 PM   #51
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Yea, people at work ask the status and I have progress pictures in my office. And they ask what the parts are and then say "well can you see it" . I tell them, well I can see it and if you look under the car at this angle you will...
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #53
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Thanks!!!

I got the header wrapped in the DEI Titanium wrap. I think I would almost say I like the old wrap better. Yes you dont have to do the silicon spray or wet the wrap but the titanium stuff frays like none other. I think I lost about 1-2" in wrap just trying to clean up the ends.



I ended up putting two of the stainless steel ties at the inlet tube. The ties just don't seam like they stay all that tight... I pulled the crap out of them and they still able to rotate. But i guess with the other lap with wrap. but I also like the look.




What I have at the outlet tube / flange. I was going to pick up another 15 feet to finish the bottom the way I would like it. But talking from other people it sounds like I should possibly undo the wrap a little and pull it back a few inches. I am not that lowered, (only 1.75" lower than stock). Have a low front bumper that will keep a lot of debris from hitting the header.

Thoughts? Pull it back or add more wrap to clean it all up?

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #54
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Got a fiberglass kit in anticipation to build the two gauge cluster in the coin tray. but decided I can also use it to repair my bumper. and while I am at it remove the air dam in the insert above the inlet.





I will body filer fill it and then primer the whole piece and paint the color of the vehicle.


Work on the bumper. Their are a lot of cracks and brakes so will be going through a number of patches a few at a time.





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Old 03-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #55
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Finished work on what I am calling the air spliter.

Sanded the Bondo work down:


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Just need to wait a week or so for the paint to fully harden and then will wet sand it down. Think it looks fairly good... I am debating if I want to touch up the bottom side with a matte black
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #56
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looking good... keep it up
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #57
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Got the paint done. Wet sanded it down with 2000 grit. then cut and buffed it.



Its now the best looking paint on my car. Once I get everything back together it will look great. unfortunately I being the one who worked on it can see little blemishes that most other people cant see. Oh well. not bad for my first fiberglass work and using 5 year old bondo.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #58
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Coming along nicely.


Gonna por-15 my SVT brake kit before it gets installed. Probably do my agx suspension b4 it goes on too. Really like how your painting turned out.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #59
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So this is a post that is long over due as i have made some progress on my reduild. prepare for a photo overload.

I have finished the front bumper and fiberglass repair work. it now just needs to be primer and painted. local shop quoted about $350 for the paint. Thats going to be the last thing that gets done as I have other things that need the money to get the car driving again.



I got the C-F-M PVC delete for my birthday a few months back.



I got a rear SVT brake kit and installed w/ Power slot rotors, Hawk HPS pads, and Russell stainless steel lines.





I have also been working on doing a custom dual gauge pod. I am having problems with the paint. the flat paint I am using after using it as directed and put on the last 1-2- medium to heavy coats it never cures and stays soft. so this is still actively being worked on. I created a fiberglass mold of it so I can easily make copies



I painted all the brackets that hold the accessories and other items in POR-15 so they will stay nice and hopefully stay clean and make it easier to wash the crap off.



I found a 2000 intake manifold at the junk yard a few weeks back. it has some massive blowby so had junk all along the runners. got it all cleaned up and ported the intake manifold to accept my FC 65mm TB.




This is where I stand today. I should be getting the OEM head gasket in the next month and also drop my head off at the machine shop to start work on that. I am still holding off on hoping that C-F-M will offer the high RPM pump.
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