Went nuts with a bit of my tax return Koni's are up for sale
Did the headliner this weekend. Not too happy with the results, but it's good enough.
I actually returned the previous threads and picked up this. Not a stretchy, but I love the dark plum color!
Starting the pillars. You can see the difference of the color the way the sun hits it.
Making a mess!
More or less the final result. Color looks really light in pics. I'll have to take some with my dslr when I get the chance
I have so much respect for upholsterers after doing this job. I honestly don't think I'd do this again.
While I was out washing my car for the first time probably this year (I know, I know), my UPS driver Robin showed up, and the first box arrived. All of my orders were placed on Friday, so to bagriders shipping department.
As far as the gauges are concerned, when I was piecing everything together, I was dead set on the podi double psi gauges, but after seeing a pic of them installed on a car Dorbitz did, I couldn't justify spending that kind of cash on gauges that had back light like that. If you're not sure what they look like when photographed with a flash see here. Unfortunately, Podi couldn't get back to me in time to confirm that they only look like that when photographed with a flash or when seen in direct sunlight. I was kind of bummed when I saw that because I knew I wouldn't go through the trouble of returning the viair gauges I bought, but none the less, they are ridiculously expensive and I can always upgrade; I'll definitely be keeping my eye on the classified threads.
My 42DD dual gauge pod arrived a while ago; I bought it because they discontinued them (actually they never even released them). Anyway, for $20 I figured I couldn't go wrong, and I really like the idea of a dual gauge pod as opposed to a triple. Anyway, the gauges wouldn't fit what so ever, so I brought out the dremel and soon realized a good old file as the way to go.
Installed this bad larry! Loving it! Now when I get rid of my upper-din-cd-thing I won't have to install an aftermarket head unit to listen to cd's (yes I still listen to cd's )
Also! This was waiting for me when I got home from work last night!
The only thing I'm waiting on now are the compressors. Not sure when I'll have time to get everything installed. I really only have sundays, and monday/tuesday nights to get it done. I think I'm going to try and take two days off in the next couple weeks to get everything installed. My boss will probably think I'm taking vaca to work on my car lol
Last edited by jarlsberg; 03-16-2012 at 05:09 PM.
...my first time coming upon this thread. I read every post of yours and loved it. Mad props to you for being reedonkulous and doing all that in the street! Love it! ( used to live in Grafton, MA... now in Stamford, CT).
Keep going! I've always thought about air. Make sure to take lots of pics. =)
Quite the eventful weekend, lemme tell ya.
I'll precede the weekend's events with this little tidbit: I bumped into someone on Wednesday night. Didn't think there was any damage. All of a sudden I hit a big bump and the guides on my bumper went rattling away. I didn't even think to go and pick them up, but anyway, it forced me to put on my beat votex bumper; this things needs paint bad; they guy I bought it from had a really bad paint job done on it and it's attracts rock chips like my oil pan attracts cracks (more on that bellow o_o)
So anyway, this whole past week has been my spring break so I didn't have class on Saturday. I took the opportunity to have my new tires mounted on the RH's!
At the shop
Still on steelies, waiting for them to get mounted =)
A semi pulled in for some hid's lol Now that's a ****ing bag!
When I bought this set, they had p-sports and were wayyyy too big for my set-up. None the less I did what any rational person would do and still mounted them. The rears are ok, tread-wise and I plan on selling them, but this was the outcome of the fronts:
Gave em a decent clean
Finally some good stretch! Went from a 245 to a 215 on the rears! 9.5" wide
And of course, as all things seem to, something went wrong! I lost 2 of the bolts for the adapters. It must have happened in my frantic, get the car back on the road (while I was shaving the bay) mode. When I bought my rh's, luckily, the guy gave me a bunch of random bolts; some of which were actually conical, which I needed for my adapters. So I cut them shorter to fit inside the adapters.
Didn't even have to take much off, and they "torqued" down fine. Now I just have to carry two wheel locks lol
Buddy of mine showed up with this; ahhh it's nice out again =)
Of course, I went to take a few pics. I just found my CF card reader, finally, so from here on out, I vow to take mostly pics with the dslr!
While I was taking pics of the car, an older gentleman with a small dog and a Harley Davidson hat asked me if I had just gotten into an accident because I was taking pictures. I told him, no, but he continued to get closer. Long story short, he loved the car. I don't know why I don't ever expect older guys to get the whole, "form over function" thing, but he did, and it was nice hearing some positive comments.
Anyway, all of this was done on St. Patties day! A few of my friends had got a hotel room for the night, so the shenanigans started there. Eventually we ended up in Allston, and I drove home later on. I wasn't hammered by any means, but I'm beginning to believe that any slight bit of alcohol I drink messes up my perception on pot holes/ speed bumps. The next day, I noticed a small puddle forming under the car, and sure enough, it had happened again o_o
This time I'm going with a steel pan. Hopefully I'll have time to weld some reinforcing steel on it and create a flywheel cover in time for my Saturday class. Other than bike/ taxi, there will be no other way of getting there, so I might end up just throwing it on, and addressing the other objectives later on. I'm taking vacation on the 2nd and 3rd to try to get everything together; hopefully that'll be enough time.
Last edited by jarlsberg; 06-13-2013 at 11:06 AM.
I started off the weekend right with fixing the oil pan yesterday, and just in time to get my car inspected! I tried going last Saturday, but he wouldn't even test me because I'm not running a front plate. I told him that that was the only time I could do it because I have a class on Saturdays, so he said he could do it as early as 7AM; so I got it done today! I'm just super relieved because this was the first time since the doing my bay. This guy actually checked my washer fluid! I told him I had a broken pump =P
Once class finished up today, I swung by the dealer to pick up my LCA bolts to get ready for these guys =)
I also dropped off the spindles to press in the new hubs and bearings.
Oh! And I finally got my acceptance to UMass Boston! Jesus they take forever!