What a killer ****ing car
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'll start posting again when the serious fabrication starts.
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.
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.
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
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.....
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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.