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Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:39 am

My new project, Ian Guilly's old neon.
This is basically how it was when I got it "home".

Edit: To clarify, it changed hands a few times before it found me.

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A little progress...
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I've got a lot of work ahead of me....

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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:44 am

that car looks rough.......
Good luck on the project...
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:20 am

Brakes locked up on it? Love the wheels, hope to see this beast at Carlisle!!!

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Post by ianguilly » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:20 am

Ha the little white ghost is still there. awesome.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Yeah, my daughter thought so too. :lol:

The brakes aren't locked, but the lines need replaced. one is broken.

I doubt it will make it to Carlisle this year. If I spent enough to make it road worthy, I wouldn't have enough to get myself there.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:39 pm

Got some more work done on Sunday.

First blood...
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About every harness has a connector to the dash panel, except the heater resistor/wiper motor harness. Bastids. :lol:

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Dash panel, seats and carpet out.
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The expected 1gn developing rust hole in the driver's floor.
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It doesn't help it sat in the weather with just a tarp and sheet metal for a sunroof cover. Plus I don't think the duct tape windsheild seal was holding up too well anymore.

A random bulge in the rear passenger area from ??? Well stupidity would be first on the list...
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:56 pm

That's funny; my neon had a bulge in that location as well.

So what are your goals with this guy? Best of luck!
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:02 pm

ZeroChad wrote: So what are your goals with this guy? Best of luck!
If I can get the GF to learn stick shift, it will eventually replace her DD.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 pm

A little something to solve the hole in the roof issue.

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The track is totally trash tho. :( I'm thinking the glass was pulled out the top, and damaged the track. I can't see that much carnage from normal breakage.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:13 am

What lurks beneath the bulge.
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Nothing wrong with this picture...
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Post by loroku@aol.com » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:19 am

thats a rough 1gn
good luck on the restoration
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:07 pm

A little work today.

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Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:26 pm

Painted with epoxy primer and top coat.

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Also cleaned up the windshield frame. Had a lot of rust at the top and corners, My guess is partly from it just being held in with tape.

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:59 pm

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:02 am

1000 reasons to make a filter for the HVAC inlet.
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Cleaned up, and ready for some reassembly
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Post by synviper » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Wow what a difference, so clean now haha. So when my neons old and rusty im sending it to you for some restoration. :lol:
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Ha ha, thanks, I think....

Hopefully I'll get to spend some more time on it, have been sidetracked this weekend with another project. :D
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:31 pm

I like the idea of painting the dash frame. Not that you'll ever see it, but it's better protected now, and, well...you know it's there.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by Passt » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:38 pm

Looks great so far!
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:58 pm

John: As bad as all the unpainted stuff was rusted from the extra moisture in there, cleaning and painting were kind of necessary.

Nate: Thanks!

This is my side project I was referring to:

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I guess if I got to be a Grandpa now, Her cuteness makes up for it.

Layla Mae. April 20, 1:21 pm 7 lbs 11 oz 21 inches long.




Got a little more done.

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Post by Passt » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:39 pm

Nice, keep the progress coming.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:41 pm

What lies beneath half a roll of tape...
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Ten minutes with a hand file...
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This was fun.
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Something beginning to glow in the darkness...


Talk to the hand!
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Post by Sxteve » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Looking good Bill, cant wait to see when its done! thats a fun project. someday i'll have one! lol ya know, if ya need a hand.. just call bro! =)
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Post by occasional demons » Mon May 28, 2012 8:17 pm

Finally got to make a little progress,,,

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I had no idea of the mleage on the timing components but I do now. :D
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue May 29, 2012 12:02 am

Nice! Casper scares me.... Neat pictures.

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Post by NickKo » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:31 pm

I LIKE the white paint on the timing gears !! :thumbup:
That is a good idea.

Not really just because of 'cosmetics', BUT because it makes things 'more visible' and easier to see.

I would color in the timing marks for some 'contrast', to make lining things up a little bit easier.
I'll have to do this on my own DOHC. 8) Thanks for the idea, Bill !!


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Post by occasional demons » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:20 am

So actually, it is silver paint, but the flash does make it look white. All the white on the frame and inner fender reflecting probably adds to the effect.

I really have to find some time to get back out there...

And I need to do something with that god awful dipstick handle. I was thinking something aluminum, but don't really want to fry my fingers if I need to check it hot.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:30 pm

What I did on my lunch break the other day...

52mm all the way through...
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Since the heater hardlines were missing, and finding a decent set has not been a success, I bought a roll of 5/8" OD copper tubing.

I took it to work, after making some guestimated measurements, and bent it. Today in the limited time I had to work on it, being Father's Day and all, I got this much done:

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Still need to work this end out a bit better. Will probably go with some 45º hard sweat fittings...
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:26 am

Bad ass :D
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:53 am

Yeah, they came out much better than I expected, not having the car there to fit, and bend as I went. If only I could get a tighter radius. :)

Having an actual, if not ancient tubing bender does help. This thing is hydraulic with angle stops, but that's about it. Everything else is knowing what the take up is, and measuring with a tape.

I am still tempted to buy the one Summit has for ~$172.00, if I had the $$$. All manual power, but that one has multiple dies for round and square tubing.

"Sigh" Someday....
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