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    1. Member G60 CAB's Avatar
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      12-11-2006 04:19 PM #1
      Well first off, hello to those who frequent the Cabby forums, some may know me from a few years ago when I was a more active poster. Ever since I got into college my priorities did a complete 180 for the better. The Cabby became the secondary means of transportation, the Ghetta II being my daily for quite some time.
      With the problems the chassis has had recently I have just decided, since I barely drive it as it is, that I will cancel insurance and take it off the road until I feel the chassis is ready to drive again.
      So plans are, for the most part, a GRADUAL body off resto (well as close as you can get to a body-off on a MKI) on the car. Everything is going to be fixed and renewed on the car, I am not going cheap on anything this time. I would like to undercoat the entire underbody and get the body ready for paint.
      Basic body plans:
      Shaved goods, modified fenders, etc
      Maroon or burnt orange paint of the entire body, inside and out.
      Interior:
      Finish it up with some buckets up front and and completely finish the rear where seats should be, but will never be again.
      Decent sound system, just get some filler for long distance travels (if that ever happens again).
      Black cloth top.
      Motor (this will break the bank for sure):
      Completely built 2.0L 16v
      Integrated Lysohlm from BBM with incredibly small pulley
      MS2.2 with Knocksense and a Watermist system
      Shaved engine bay (all the little things that aren't necessary)
      Hide every wire possible and make it as clean as possible
      G60 tranny, cable conversion, etc
      Chassis:
      Brace the underbody as much as possible
      G60 front brakes, recon the rear disks
      Keep my KW coils (still love them)
      A nice set of 15" rollers

      This will be a very expensive and SLOW rebuild, no plans to even get it close to rolling again until atleast college is over (2+ years). I just want to get it done right and done perfect.
      I hope to have more fun doing this project then I would ever have driving this car as it is now.
      I will check in from time to time, but continue to lurk as I have for the past year until my priorities can change once again.
      BTW, thanks to anyone who has helped me in these past years, most especially George (Black Cabbie) and thanks for being such a great community.
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      12-11-2006 06:26 PM #2
      What happened Adam?
      Don't tell me its what I suspect due to the hard springs.....
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      12-11-2006 06:39 PM #3
      Hahahaha no the front end problems started before the coilovers. I started screwing up wheel bearings right after the 1.9L swap and my steering rack has been screwed for a few years now.
      Just an excuse to do the entire car.
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      12-11-2006 07:20 PM #5
      I would sell the damn thing and go RWD......
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      12-11-2006 07:53 PM #6
      I tried that but had no luck with a buyer for the price I wanted. So I am going to try this plan out.
      And my RWD urges are more then fulfilled with my friend's Miata that we take to the Auto-X and occasionally road race it at Mid-Ohio and Putnam Park...both of which we are doing a lot this summer.
      FJ and Benz project pics on Instagram: G60CAB

      82 500 SEC......Roadhaus
      07 FJ...............Icon CDC w/o sways, 315/70/17s, overland prepped, likes large rocks
      99 M3..............twinscrewed and wallet hungry

    8. 12-11-2006 08:21 PM #7
      sounds fun. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    9. 12-11-2006 08:55 PM #8
      Like this burnt orange? that would be hott!!

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      12-11-2006 09:09 PM #9
      Maybe a little more red that that.
      This is the maroon I love..
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      82 500 SEC......Roadhaus
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      12-12-2006 08:22 AM #10
      I saw your post in the Louisville forums about the parting out. Had a tear in my eye while reading it. Good luck with the new engine. I'm thinking along the same lines for next spring.
      That reminds me I need to fetch my wheel bearing tool back from you.

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      12-12-2006 12:55 PM #11
      Ahh yes that might be a good thing. Let me know when you can meet up, and hopefully this time day light savings time doesn't mess up our timing.
      FJ and Benz project pics on Instagram: G60CAB

      82 500 SEC......Roadhaus
      07 FJ...............Icon CDC w/o sways, 315/70/17s, overland prepped, likes large rocks
      99 M3..............twinscrewed and wallet hungry

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