that's awesome. can't wait till you're done with this.
Summbeach...went to re-install the textured side moldings and found out I need 12 more of the clips on the right (the shorter ones...old and busted on the right, got a bunch of the new hotness on the left). Pretty sure the P/N on the bag is for the taller clips (look close at the height difference). Going to need to do a little research on this one.
Last edited by jaystone; 09-11-2011 at 08:12 PM.
I heard they're like 90 cents each at the dealership...just gotta find out availability.
According to my research, the part numbers should be:
1H0 853 585 ~ clips for ends of molding
1H0 853 585-B ~ middle clips
1H0 853 586 ~ rubber grommets
Last edited by jaystone; 09-11-2011 at 08:21 PM.
I was planning on using edge grip grommits to seal the catch can to the rain tray. LIke this http://www.mcmaster.com/#flexible-st...ommets/=e1l8m8
Kevin; I'll be in touch about the TB, might be fun to be the guinea pig!
I'm not really digging the Depot dummy fogs/long turns. They were meant for a euro bumper and don't fit too well. Might look into ditching them and just rocking stock stuff.
Picking up the inner smoke tailights tomorrow afternoon; will try to assemble the backend as much as possible.
Was looking at the muffler and didn't like how it was 'rotated' a bit. I debated cutting it off, turning it a bit and then re-welding, but after a closer look, it was rotated on purpose to fit the contour of the underbody. If it were leveled out, it would rub. Bummer, oh well.
Need to get a bunch of wiring stuff coming so I can extend the front light harness wiring and the engine harness wiring. This is going to be a lot of work.
Didn't get to do any powdercoating last weekend, going to try to wake my lazy behind up before 8 on Saturday and get to work. I'd really like to get this car back on the ground in the next couple weeks.
Trust me, it's got it's flaws; nowhere near a car like Robin's. It's getting there, and will be a good build when done for sure, but I'd consider it more of an ultra clean driver than full on show car.
I gave up on chemically stripping and sandblasting the D90's myself and dropped them off at Blast Tech today. I just don't have the hours and hours needed to finish stripping them down. I'll still powdercoat them myself. Effing Porsche used some kind of epoxy primer that WILL NOT come off with any aircraft stripper I've tried or the mediocre sand blaster I have access to.
After some initial success at the junkyards looking for parts, I've been coming up dry lately. Still need an UNFADED drivers side front door handle; really don't want to spring the $$$ for new, but might just have to (and then get to re-key it to match; not messing around with multiple keys for door/ignition/etc).
Last edited by jaystone; 09-14-2011 at 09:00 PM.
I do powdercoat my own stuff, perk of being an adjunct professor and graduate from the Product Design program at MSCD. Unfortunately, I don't have the spare time to do something as big as a wheelset. Powder is about $15 per wheel, and stripping to metal is about $40 per wheel by Blast Tech. At that rate with all the running around, you're better off just having Woody's do it all.
Working on the intake manifold and some other stuff today. Photos later.
Last edited by jaystone; 09-17-2011 at 08:34 PM.
As usual, sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures.
Oil pan is installed. Trunk is aligned better. Got the serpentine belt installed. For some reason the alternator pulley wasn't aligning up with the ribs from the tensioner, ended up machining 6.5mm off the back of the pulley to align the belt (have a spare pulley if it doesn't work out right).
I also put on the sideskirts after having to bend out the body seam under the rockers. Need to scrounge up some more screws/plastic nutserts to finish up.
The plate for the underside of the intake mani got fit today, going to weld it up tomorrow.
Lastly...popped the top on my latest batch of homebrew IPA. What can I say, I like to do things myself
Last edited by jaystone; 09-17-2011 at 08:35 PM.