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    Thread: The F N Pothole Build!

    1. Member Mr. Watson's Avatar
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      04-22-2012 03:44 PM #211
      What a killer ****ing car

    2. 04-24-2012 03:04 PM #212
      Love your car. Its Amazing. Did you do your retros or did you get some one to do them for you? I really dig them and am thinking about something similar for my car.

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      04-24-2012 04:37 PM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by bdubs22 View Post
      What a killer ****ing car
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by cwoodsworth View Post
      Love your car. Its Amazing. Did you do your retros or did you get some one to do them for you? I really dig them and am thinking about something similar for my car.
      Thanks! Originally they were done by orau22 but they got thrashed in shipping and I had to re-do them almost from scratch.

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      05-06-2012 03:24 AM #214
      Stuff got painted today.


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      05-22-2012 04:41 AM #215
      I messed up the trunk lid, looked like crap, re did it.

      bumper turned out like crap.

      hood turned out like crap.

      re-prepped everything, paint soon, the guy who i paid to spray the first time who messed it all up is not going to redo it for me, he doesnt have enough time even though its all prepped again. i leave for wuste in 8 days. Decided to tuck some wiring harness and smooth the bay a little, driver side already was smoothed but rubbing caused it to heat up and break off.

      So first thing I did was plan to prevent that from happening again and pounded and tubbed the fronts the best i could.

      Then I tucked the wiring on the passenger side.



      Then i filled and smoothed and relocated (again).



      Then my raised subframe FINALLY shows up today!



      8 days till wuste, extreme rapid build.

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      05-22-2012 03:42 PM #216
      Sweet jesus that's sick!

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      05-26-2012 05:16 AM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by najob08 View Post
      Sweet jesus that's sick!
      Thanks! Going to try and make it to GC but no guarantees! PM me your number or any info on meets happening in Van/Seattle around the 10th of June as I'll be in the area, would like to see some of the locals out there.

      Haven't had warm enough weather to do the engine bay. Got my old subframe out though and the IDF one in.

      It had been bent on the passenger side and was a fight to get the control arm bolted on. I don't know if they use a jig or not but either they don't and it's not straight or they took it out too soon and it shrank, was a bitch to get lined up and bolted in.

      Trunk lid and bumper got repainted on the 25th, trunk lid i f'd up the bodywork, bumper was painted ****ty and rock chips everywhere.



      Got my axles out, getting rebooted in 7 hours, dropping my hood off for paint in 5. Then I need to source new tie rod ends on a Saturday as well as find the special tool. 81 hours my car gets 3M'd and 99 hours I leave for Vegas.

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      05-26-2012 06:59 PM #218
      cant wait to see all these dope canadian cars at wuste
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      05-27-2012 09:54 PM #219
      Looks great as always colin! Ive got some brand new VF motor mounts and dog-bone mount. Let me know I would give you a good deal on them.

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      05-27-2012 09:58 PM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackRadon View Post
      Looks great as always colin! Ive got some brand new VF motor mounts and dog-bone mount. Let me know I would give you a good deal on them.
      Pm me a price. I'll take them off your hands when I get some cash when I'm back from Vegas!

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      07-14-2012 02:31 PM #221
      Went out and did a little photoshoot with some friends.





      Got my control arms:



      Saw there was no metal left on my subframe.



      Installed the subframe and control arms. (don't have pics of install process)

      4* of camber front and rear.




      Drove the car 100km's and my clutch then blew up. So stay tuned over the next few weeks going to start doing some go fast bits.

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      07-21-2012 06:53 PM #222


      It was pretty worn anyways, the rivets were hitting.


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      07-22-2012 08:37 AM #223
      Very nice build, but damn you don't have luck with your car. (first engine now this)

      I like the subframe concept, how much cm is it higher?

      Anyway, keep on going, we love to see progress.

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      07-22-2012 08:27 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by peter139 View Post
      Very nice build, but damn you don't have luck with your car. (first engine now this)

      I like the subframe concept, how much cm is it higher?

      Anyway, keep on going, we love to see progress.
      Thanks! It's getting old, 190,000km's on it and things are going to start breaking, I've accepted it. Need to work on keeping up to date on my services though......

      The subframe sits an inch higher.

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      07-24-2012 11:19 AM #225
      very nice build keep the updates coming

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      08-04-2012 12:56 AM #226
      Quote Originally Posted by antiflag22skate View Post
      very nice build keep the updates coming
      Will do!

      I suppose I havent made some posts of my goodies!

      Before:



      After!


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      08-04-2012 11:22 AM #227
      One of my favorite threads.

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      08-22-2012 12:52 AM #228
      Sorry for the lack of updates, tried to get it done for our big local show and it didnt happen.

      Going to take my time now and go back and do some things the way I should have done them from the start.

      Turbo will have to be tucked back down underneath, there is just no way it will work upright like it is without some pretty serious mods.

      Have some big ideas in my head that I would like to do, but I'd also like to drive my car this year. I guess we will see, maybe I'll get my mk1 going and get my fill in that.

      Cheers,

      I'll start posting again when the serious fabrication starts.

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      08-22-2012 02:57 PM #229




      Looks good Colin, hope things are well up your way!

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      09-17-2012 11:56 PM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@ORT View Post
      Looks good Colin, hope things are well up your way!
      Thanks Andrew! Everything is great up here, except summer coming to an end.



      All the fab has been done for over a week now, just been driving and enjoying it.




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      09-18-2012 12:33 AM #231
      do you have before and after pics of how much lower the car got with the subframe? or before and after numbers?
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      09-18-2012 01:20 AM #232
      I have Before photos, need to get after photos.

      In all honesty I think all you need is the control arms, you cant run the subframe without them. I recommend both because IDF has treated me very well (it's been a nightmare and a learning curve but they always make up for it) and the subframe helps correct the geometry of being low.

      It was about 3/4 of an inch lower. BUT I tubbed my arches some and my struts are holding me up.

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      09-18-2012 04:11 AM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      I have Before photos, need to get after photos.

      In all honesty I think all you need is the control arms, you cant run the subframe without them. I recommend both because IDF has treated me very well (it's been a nightmare and a learning curve but they always make up for it) and the subframe helps correct the geometry of being low.

      It was about 3/4 of an inch lower. BUT I tubbed my arches some and my struts are holding me up.

      good to know im thinking ill start with the control arms, im laying frame hard now and really wanna tuck my 17's lol i thought the subframe would be the only way to achieve it. haha
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      09-23-2012 02:40 PM #235
      looks damn great colin!

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      09-24-2012 05:18 AM #236
      Love that first photo!!

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      05-17-2013 01:54 AM #237
      Been a while my beloved followers.

      I have driven the car with the BT setup, parked it for winter, driven some more. Another award was won.

      I don't trust that this setup is bulletproof.

      The storm is brewing and the boards are up.

      No major details will be released but stay tuned for teasers.


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      05-17-2013 02:00 PM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by fancyTHIS View Post
      The storm is brewing and the boards are up.
      In for the hurricane.

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      06-03-2013 09:01 PM #239
      Picked up goodies on the weekend, stay tuned for specs.


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      11-07-2013 03:04 PM #240
      Guess I'm a little bit behind on this...... But tapatalk will make this way easier!

      Prepped the engine for pulling.


      Pulled the engine.


      Inspected clutch failure (2012/2013 same as last time)


      Got my new engine out and started pulling parts off it.




      Cleaned the garage for a new workspace

      Stay tuned, big things this winter

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      08-01-2014 11:31 AM #241
      Block is in the process of being bored and honed. Should have it back for the weekend to gap the rings and get the block together. At least the bottom end anyways....



      At first my block was black and blue.



      Now it's silver!



      Also took a little drive down old Banff coach road. Stopped and took a picture. Watch out the roads are sheet ice from the snow blowing. Also the cops have been on the road, seen them two days in a row sitting on there. Only once did I see them first.....





      Yup, got it![/QUOTE]

      Went OCD on cleaning today in preparation for transmission surgery tomorrow. Set it up for the night to drain as much as I can out of it.





      Creating confusion today.


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      08-01-2014 11:32 AM #242
      Please lock.
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