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Old 01-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #721
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I think your sig should read "reincarnated" or "immaculately concieved." "Reborn" just doesn't do it justice.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:57 PM   #722
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Man it is nice have my bolts back!

Dyed my carpets with real dye, pictures really have a hard time showing how nice they look in person. All one uniform blackness now. The lettering on the mats has been filled in with a fabric black pen, but I didn't get an after shot of it so it looks like **** in the photos.

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Bumper horns on, the gold contrast looks so good



Hood brackets installed, luckily the bolt circles from before I painted them remained



Doors installed. This was a bitch getting them lined up with the body/actually installing them by myself. Plus I'm not sure that center bolt on the top bracket does anything.







trunk lid installed. Those tension rods are retarded. Seems like there would have been a much easier way to do it. Latch also installed along with center console release cable and lock cylinder for the rear. Again, centering the trunk lid up was a pain in the butt since you had to do front to rear spacing, side to side spacing, and up and down spacing.



Tail lights also installed




Not too hard really, tomorrow I will probably install the hood just to test the fitment and install the aero-catch hood pins since I am tossing the stock, "brick-of-a-hood latch".
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:40 AM   #724
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Omg it's so good to see it coming together! Looking good man!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:47 AM   #725
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Looks great.

You took an awful big risk installing the doors yourself. Do not even think of installing the hood without a helper. You should consider taping up the edges before installing heavy bulky items.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:49 AM   #726
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SOOOO much easier to work on the engine with the hood off. I'd probably leave it off myself. In fact I did yesterday when I went for a test drive on the engine I just installed. I'm guessing you're going in from the bottom with the sub frame off though.
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Omg it's so good to see it coming together! Looking good man!
Thanks I'm pretty happy to be in construction mode not deconstruction!

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Looks great.

You took an awful big risk installing the doors yourself. Do not even think of installing the hood without a helper. You should consider taping up the edges before installing heavy bulky items.
The doors were taped up....

Honestly it wasn't too bad. 2 jacks under the front and rear of the door. All edges taped up and the door sills taped up as well. Just slow small movements and it went together just fine. Just a lot of minor adjustments to get them lined up perfect.

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SOOOO much easier to work on the engine with the hood off. I'd probably leave it off myself. In fact I did yesterday when I went for a test drive on the engine I just installed. I'm guessing you're going in from the bottom with the sub frame off though.
I'm only installing the hood to do the aero catch latches then I'm going to remove it. Even though I am indeed dropping the body onto the assembled running platform I don't want to run the risk of scratching/hitting it when doing all the other work.

Tomorrow I'll work on the front subframe assembly.
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Car looks awesome!

Maybe I missed it but did you spray the carpets with the dye (soaked)? I'm assuming they weren't submerged.
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Car looks awesome!

Maybe I missed it but did you spray the carpets with the dye (soaked)? I'm assuming they weren't submerged.
He used rit dye.
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The doors were taped up....

Honestly it wasn't too bad. 2 jacks under the front and rear of the door. All edges taped up and the door sills taped up as well. Just slow small movements and it went together just fine. Just a lot of minor adjustments to get them lined up perfect.
I should have known better to assume they weren't. Blasphemy!
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #731
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I should have known better to assume they weren't. Blasphemy!
'specially since in a couple pics, you can see he hadn't removed the tape yet

Looks awesome. Giving out props.
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He used rit dye.
Yea I got that part, thanks. What I was wondering was how was it applied? By spray bottle + brush to work it in or were the carpets submerged in liquid.

Thanks
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I should have known better to assume they weren't. Blasphemy!
I almost didn't if it makes you feel better.

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Yea I got that part, thanks. What I was wondering was how was it applied? By spray bottle + brush to work it in or were the carpets submerged in liquid.

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I found RIT in a aerosolized spray bottle at Joanns fabric store. You spray it really really lightly and allow it to dry in between coats and supposedly you don't have to wash the carpets.
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Yea I got that part, thanks. What I was wondering was how was it applied? By spray bottle + brush to work it in or were the carpets submerged in liquid.

Thanks
Misunderstood what you were asking.. I thought you were wondering if it was rit or a spray (Like VHT) ...my bad lol
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I almost didn't if it makes you feel better.


I found RIT in a aerosolized spray bottle at Joanns fabric store. You spray it really really lightly and allow it to dry in between coats and supposedly you don't have to wash the carpets.
Thanks. They look great!

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Misunderstood what you were asking.. I thought you were wondering if it was rit or a spray (Like VHT) ...my bad lol
No problem, I figured as much.
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'specially since in a couple pics, you can see he hadn't removed the tape yet

Looks awesome. Giving out props.

Doh! Yeah, my tiny cell phone screen made it look like a flash reflection. I see it now.
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Spent most of the day playing with my niece so I haven't had a chance to do much on the car, no regrets though, I'd much rather do the former than the latter.

Got the turbo/downpipe hooked up. Turbo is a Garrett GT2860RS.
TSE Inconel studs
New exhaust turbine housing
Surfaces milled flat
New wastegate
Nord-lock washers for the downpipe bolts









Onto the next project.
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Getting the front subframe together. Really taking my time to avoid making mistakes and damage.

Clutch master painted up.



Sealant applied



Bushings installed



Upper/lower control arms slapped on



Cleaned up the Bilsteins.I'll repaint them at a later date.



Just need to add the front hubs and the brake assembly now.
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MOAR!!! I wish you lived in Nj id love to check this thing out in person!
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Props again to you... What an amazing work.
You should leave that car in a glass box just
to look at... That thing is much too clean to be driven...
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