What did you do to your vehicle today?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by BBQ, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. JBatic

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    I think I wont be keeping my firebird because it needs the whole rear end of the body replaced (old collision damage and rot)to have new parts fit and I don't have the means to do that considering just the sheet metal I need is about 1k and then I have to cut the whole car up and risk making stuff worse or pay another few thousand to a body shop to have them replace the driver quarter(full skin), tail panel and possibly the trunk floor and package tray depending on what is damaged. Then it would need to be painted. I have decided to patch it together as much as I can, have fun with it, then box up all the original parts and probably try to get somewhere around 4 grand for it.
    I would love to restore it but I don't have the means to start with something so rough ( could probably swing the bronco since that needs $70 in patches(rear fenders,35 each), none is structural and just needs paint other than that.
     
  2. JBatic

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    ordered new BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2 tires for the bronco last night and I'm picking them up from Tirerack on Friday. I have to repaint the aluminum rims I have in some wheel paint, then mount them and get an alignment that hopefully helps the steering issues
     
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  3. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Had to replace tires, sidewall sustained some damage, still held a bit of air, but when I say a bit, went from 30psi to 20psi in 10 minutes and had an audible hissing, enough to get me to my preferred garage at least
     
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  4. JBatic

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    been cleaning up the aluminum rims so I can paint them mount my new tires on them and I'm trying to get the tailgate window to work, I have to probe it more and try hot wiring the motor to make sure it works but it keeps raining
     
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  5. JBatic

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    Had some good weather the last 2 days so I got the tailgate working after jiggling some wires and I painted one aluminum rim in VHT high heat primer and VHT wheel paint (Ford Argent Silver) and started cleaning the other one that is dismounted
    Also removed a massive mouse nest behind the left rear interior panel, I threw out almost all the insulation because of how nasty it was
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  6. JBatic

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    Too bad its raining
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  7. RORCAT

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    I'm starting to get my engine for the Laser 917 (Porsche replica) together.
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  8. Zappymouse

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    How to VVT swap your MX-5 in a few easy steps:

    1. Remove the old engine
    A B6-ZE is easiest as the keyway damage and crank wobble means it's probably already shaken itself to pieces. Strip the useful bits and toss the rest in the bin.


    2. Drop the new engine in
    Use something, anything, other than a B6-ZE. Swapping in a Harbor Freight engine is literally a better alternative. In this case, the new engine is a VVT BP-Z3 from a 2001 NB8B. If you have an NB8B 6 speed laying around doing nothing, now is a great time to install that too.


    3. Make everything work
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    28. Button it up, find a friend, go for a drive


    Easy! i could have bought a lightly used gt86 with the amount i've spent on this car hahahahahahahahahaha
     
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  9. skodakenner

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    removed that because it somehow does restrict airflow and sound the annoying thing is it broke right away so if i need to put it in again i need a new one
     

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  10. rottenfitzy

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    I know I should expect it from a 37-year-old east coast car, but....... that’s bad.

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    Thankfully, once it get’s running, it’s going straight to the bodyshop.
     
  11. redrobin

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    That's nothing.

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    This is the front wheel well and K-member on my 1995 Mustang 5.0 GT project car. Completely drivable. Not at all safe, but driveable.
     
  12. rottenfitzy

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    You really should get some fresh metal welded in.... that’s not going to hold up to a pothole.

    Oh, you got another SN95? Cool.
     
  13. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    Thats how the rear shock towers were on my Saab 92-X were. Typical problem on Impreza wagons.
     
  14. redrobin

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    Nah, same car. Haven't had the money to do anything with it yet. You'd be very surprised how bad these cars can get and still be driven.

    Needless to say it sits around a little.
     
  15. AndrewG95

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    Haven't had to drive more than a few blocks for a while and the Beat was getting very dirty from plant and road debris so I decided this weekend I would give it a wash and find a car show to take it to. Was not expecting it to get an award.

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  16. JBatic

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    I went to a swap meet and got some stuff for my truck for really cheap. I got an undamaged, rust free tailgate($100, with good seals and glass), and some wheel arch moldings for the driver side to replace the missing ones($15).
     
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  17. Ulrich

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    Swapping out my broken foglight/turn signal assembly, turns out you need to pull out the whole front bumper out.
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    Turns out its also only held on by literally 5 bolts
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    Quite a lot of cooling for a 2.1, but these 2 fans are definitely needed (Yeah you'll spend quite a lot of time roaming around looking for a parking spot with this lol)
    It does look pretty thicc like this
     
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  18. 8IGHT.OINT3HREE

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  19. PriusRepellent

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    I had the oil changed in my '14 Civic today. Going to be replacing the rear brakes soon.
     
  20. SquarebodyChevy

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    I washed my truck today, and changed a few burnt out lights.
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