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Old 07-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #21
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Great find man, considering the cars in your intro thread I'm sure great things will come from this one. You'll have it together and cleaned up in no time, I'm sure.
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thanx guys
going to take my time with this one, im in no hurry, but eager to start....as of this saturday I will have updates.
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ok, so I will start off with my list. If anyone has any of these items for cheap or good deal, lemme know.

1) stock radio
2) white passenger fender
3) stock intake box
4) stock muffler
5) driver side fog light
6) soft top

thats all I can think of at the moment, surely there will be a couple more misc things when i start cleaning it
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Wow what a steal. Congrats man.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:45 AM   #25
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Pretty sure I have the intake box and definitely have the muffler. I have a fairly decent top, but it's tan. Let me know if there are any other little bits that you need and I will check. Parting a 99 as we speak.

Nice car and nicer price! I just picked up another 99 with 88K that is getting the treatment to flip. NO way I can keep a black car when I live on gravel roads.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:32 AM   #26
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sweet, pm sent

now for another question for you folks:

whats the best method to remove water spots from windows? They are spotted up like CRAZY i mean really really bad, its ridiculous.

I have a plan to get some steel wool and laquer thinner but thats about it. is there any product out there you guys use, or method, that effectively gets rid of this ****? any suggestions welcome
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sweet, pm sent

now for another question for you folks:

whats the best method to remove water spots from windows? They are spotted up like CRAZY i mean really really bad, its ridiculous.

I have a plan to get some steel wool and laquer thinner but thats about it. is there any product out there you guys use, or method, that effectively gets rid of this ****? any suggestions welcome
Jesus, never heard of water spots that bad...
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I would be hesitant to use steel wool on widows, I'm affraids windex and elbow grease is the only solution other than proffesional grade solvents.
I would go by any local dealership and drive around back where the clean-up bays are, toss one of the junkies that work there $5-10 and politely ask them if they can get the stains out. They don't make **** so $5-10 in cash should make them very happy.

Oh, I have used a razor blade to remove anything thicker btw, such as stickers etc.
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well the guy I bought it from didnt give two ***** about it after it got stolen and returned. He tried to get the insurance to salvage the car and just cut him a fat check, but they rejected the claim, saying other than the cut roof, missing stereo, and misc other **** the car was fine and has no damage. Gave him a mediocre check and called it a day.
He lives in the middle of NOWHERE, not a single house for like 5 miles, threw it in the front yard and put some plastic tent **** on it. it must have been doused by the sprinklers like 100 times, so the spots are nice and fat/huge. the tires were like 4 inches into the ground LOL

anyways, ya. for the paint im going to get crazy with the buffer (used to buff cars before) and see what happens, worst case ill repaint it. but the windows id really like to fix.

anyone?
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I would be hesitant to use steel wool on widows, I'm affraids windex and elbow grease is the only solution other than proffesional grade solvents.
I would go by any local dealership and drive around back where the clean-up bays are, toss one of the junkies that work there $5-10 and politely ask them if they can get the stains out. They don't make **** so $5-10 in cash should make them very happy.

Oh, I have used a razor blade to remove anything thicker btw, such as stickers etc.
ya, maybe ill try that. for sure ill use the razor blade to remove the stupid *** ds sports and aem stickers he had on it (not a single one of the parts on the car either lol), but before I give steel wool a shot (which im hesitant to do for obvious reasons), maybe someone will recommend a solvent. if not ill try my luck at the stealership
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Rubbing alcohol, water, and ammonia. Will kill much anything.
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ill give you $3k for it right now
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haha SOLD
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whats the best method to remove water spots from windows? They are spotted up like CRAZY i mean really really bad, its ridiculous.
You could CAREFULLY use some CLR. It's designed for hard water spots in tubs and showers. CLR stands for Calcium, Lime, Rust. SHould be in the cleaning supplies section of the grocery store. It is highly concentrated and you won't want to get it on the paint, but a bit on a rag applied to the windows may just do it.
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I second CLR. It will work wonders on glass. Do NOT get it on the rubber around the edge.

After that, wash throughly, and apply 2 coats of rain-X.
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sweet...going to stop by the store on the way home tonite, hope they have it. thanx guys
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Clay bar will get the spots off the glass, I'd do the whole car while you are at it.
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Dude... that is a sweet steal. The cheapest '00 I've seen before this one was $4200 with about 200k and beat-to-****. If the engine is good, you got a smoking good deal.
Why the desire for a stock radio replacement? A decent Pioneer with XM and front-aux input is like $120... plus $30 for the pnp harness.
Depending on how bad the top is cut (if you don't mind aesthetics), then sew it up and use some vinyl repair to seal it.

If plans do indeed include turbo... maybe buying a 3" axleback now instead of a stock replacement is a consideration. If you run the stock header/midpipe, it won't be too loud... and then all you need to buy is a 3" midpipe w/cat delete when you go turbo.

I have been (and will continue to) watch your build on this car carefully. I've a stack of paper at home with all my research on how to build my '99. I've decided a lot of things already, but am still undecided on ECU and Turbo size. I hope BEGi's soon-to-be-released 99+ ECU is a player... otherwise I've gotta pick between MS-parallel or ****-it-Hydra.
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Go to a glass shop. There is a paste cleaner, I think it's called "miracle glass cleaner" or some other hokey name. You use it like car wax. Buff it on, let it sit, buff it back off. I use it for hard water stains on my shower doors. Don't use on paint! Works great. Not expensive and won't scratch, etch or otherwise damage your windows. Worth stopping to get.

It's way too easy to put millions of little scratches in tempered glass. You won't notice them until you are driving into a sunset and you are blinded.

One full day of interior tear down and cleaning. A half day of buffing and polish and that car will look like ten thousand bucks! Way to score by it still having a clean title even with the theft! Just hope it wasn't bouncing off the rev limiter in 2nd gear for a couple hundred miles.

Congrats. With all that money you saved you have plenty for roll bar, suspension, tires, wheels and turbo!
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Thanx Sam
the engine and tranny are in good condition to my knowledge and both work great.
I started to inquire about stock radio's, but might as well get a nice headunit since they arent that expensive.

The top is cut in two places, and looks like crap, so I've decided to replace it, although my dad swears up and down he can fix it and make it look good. Ebay has a bunch of them for about 300 bux, so Ill just get a new one.

Even though later on I plan on going full 3" tbe, I need a stock axle back to pass smog in california, the SMOG **** state. Anything other than stock, and they'll fail me faster than you can say "fail". It really sux here in that sense

My plans DEFINITELY include turbo. Hell, I already have 3 td04's from wrx's laying around that I will start porting/polishing for when I go turbo, though the first thing on my list once all cleaning/maintenance is done will be suspension. Very interested in the tokico Illumina setup, since my goals are:
1) as cheap as possible
2) as low as possible
3) and soft as possible
Im an old fart, not crazy about auto-x or any hardcore racing, just want nice handling, low stance for that nice look, and comfortable ride so I dont bounce my *** around town like a basketball.
ANYONE HAVE ANY COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THIS? /\

As far as engine management, I am frantically researching my options and it comes down to:
1) ms - probably the best solution but there is no way in hell i can build one
2) hydra/xede - very nice but expensive as hell
3) begi ecu - sounds promising hope it will live up to its name
4) greddy emanage - used it on one of my rsx's, not a bad ecu but limited in features

sorry about the long rant

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