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Old 04-08-2010, 11:04 PM   #341
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Holy crap you don't cut yourself on the doors? That's why I kept the door cards on. Cardboard wrapped in thin vinyl, and it keeps me from having to deal with the ickky tar.
I do run door cards, in the pics I had them off. They're just some thin fiberboard wrapped in vinyl.

On another note, I took my maiden voyage on the highway and am glad to say the windows did'nt fly out
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #342
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I've been waiting to get this STB for a long long time! I had other things to spend money on, but I could not resist! Carbing FTW!

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:11 PM   #343
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Look awesome! Is there enough slack on that breather line?
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looks super slick!

(edit: needs coolant reroute to clean up the front a little)
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:35 PM   #345
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Man, that thing looks at home topping off such a clean engine bay.

Nice work.
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Looks nice...I'm still waiting on my wedding invitation
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:07 PM   #347
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Looks nice...I'm still waiting on my wedding invitation
Soon enough , when we goin to Pepe's?!
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I'm off monday, tues and wed night...Ask your girl and lets go
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #349
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I'm off monday, tues and wed night...Ask your girl and lets go
So what do you do for a second job now... I'll ask her tonight, I'm sure one of those days will work

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Old 05-06-2010, 01:25 PM   #350
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well I was doing both jobs but I was over working so I quit the construction job and Kept my new job, I'm a waiter at On the border in Orange. I did some number and I'm making $20-25 an hour 40-45 hrs a week, Full benefits so I took it and I can't really complain. Only down side is that my weekends are gone, and since I have bartending experience I'm gonna start bartending there and make $25-$30 and hour.
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BTW we gotta do that cold air box for the miata and some heat shields....And we gotta make a cold air box for the Saab as well
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where can I get a strut tower bar like that, and how much?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:31 PM   #353
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well I was doing both jobs but I was over working so I quit the construction job and Kept my new job, I'm a waiter at On the border in Orange. I did some number and I'm making $20-25 an hour 40-45 hrs a week, Full benefits so I took it and I can't really complain. Only down side is that my weekends are gone, and since I have bartending experience I'm gonna start bartending there and make $25-$30 and hour.
You mother ******, thats our FAVORITE resturant....hook a brutha up!

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BTW we gotta do that cold air box for the miata and some heat shields....And we gotta make a cold air box for the Saab as well
We can do that...

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where can I get a strut tower bar like that, and how much?
Rev9 amongst others sells them....I've seen them from anywhere between $300 and $500. I got the MT.net hookup!
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Finished the install on the STB....and could not resist taking a few more pictures. Now I'm figuring out how I'm going to make my master cylinder stopper....

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Any problems with closing the hood? I thought the Carbing hit the hood ribbing.
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Any problems with closing the hood? I thought the Carbing hit the hood ribbing.
No sir....its DAMN close though! I probably have 1/4" or less between it and my hood vent which sticks down about the same as the stock hood bracing
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Thats one sexy STB i wanted to get one but i think the turbo manifold would hit it :(
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I wish I could hook you up but they are Jews.... I do get %50 off when I'm not working
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I wish I could hook you up but they are Jews.... I do get %50 off when I'm not working
50% off is pretty good...you can take us out anytime lol
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Started making my master cylinder stopper today when I had some free time at work. I also decided to take the car for a spin to see how it is with the new brace. The front end of the car is noticable more solid (and quiet) than it was. Now I only have a few little squeaks and creaks, and they come from the rear only. As far as handling, hard to say. I'm sure it helped, but with coil overs, poly bushings, frame rails, 949 frame braces, sway bars, hardtop, 15x9 6uls, etc, the car already handled like a ****** ****** so it was hard for me to pick up on any differences. Either way I'm a happy camper and would gladly buy this bar all over again! For some reason I got a few more looks while driving today than normal....not sure why

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In a hurry to drive today and didn't feel like spending 20minutes putting the flares back on...

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