Redoing the neon

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Redoing the neon

Post by LaidNeon » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:13 pm

Got the engine pulled
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Ripping out all the A/C & heater components
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Ready to start shaving & tucking
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Man i hope we can put everything back together
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:26 pm

Shave the motor while you're at it.





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Post by kc2005ptgt » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:19 pm

you should do a rhd conversion while you are at it --- try ukchryslerneons and see if anyone is selling interior components :D :D
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Post by LaidNeon » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:10 pm

Just did a hole count.................I have shaved around 16 holes of different sizes & i still have about 39 more to go :banghead:
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Post by own3d5974 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:42 pm

are you wire tucking it????? i have not seen a good one yet on a neon but i hope it comes out good and cant wait for pics
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Post by LaidNeon » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:01 pm

own3d5974 wrote:are you wire tucking it????? i have not seen a good one yet on a neon but i hope it comes out good and cant wait for pics
of course i am, i have yet to see a 2nd gen wire tucked. just about All the 1st gens i have seen, haven't been very good.
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Post by LaidNeon » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:17 pm

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Almost done with the bay. Finished up all the holes on the firewall. Now i just need to finish shaving the holes on the sub frame & then i can start making my Upper Control Arms.
- Dan

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Post by 01WhiteNe0n » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:53 pm

Dam Looks good dan, Cant wait to see the tuck done.
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Post by ragek23 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:57 pm

actually the red 1st gen from CT the one that won Chrysler all nationals in the non R/T modified group had the best tucking job I've ever seen.

the only wires i could find were the spark plug wires

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Post by LaidNeon » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:47 pm

got any pics??
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Post by J-Villa » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:50 pm

more more! lol
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Post by LaidNeon » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:18 pm

I've been getting alot of parts in the mail the past week, & i have been so busy with work that i haven't found a whole lot of time to work on the neon. But here's a couple pics. One is my new Retro Emblem & the other is just me welding

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Post by WykedHellFire » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:25 pm

im a n00b to this concept, but I take it the wire tucking is hiding the wires? and as far as the rest goes I have no idea what your doing :lol:
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Post by LaidNeon » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:28 pm

thats the idea................im just adding more work to myself by shaving all the unneeded holes in the engine bay. I can't stand seeing cars that have a tuck done & yet they left all the damn holes
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Post by KrackstaR » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:54 pm

i need to see pics of a tuck finished, i have never even heard of the concept. very intersting i must say.

Dan you have madd welding skills man thats some sick arse work.
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Post by mztykal » Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:14 pm

That's a VW/Honda thing he's doing.

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Post by LaidNeon » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:12 pm

mztykal wrote:That's a VW/Honda thing he's doing.

I always knew you were a Honda boy at heart, just like me!

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please, i hate Imports............alot of truck guys do wire tucks, its just more noticeable on imports.

I'm sure some of you are a bit puzzled by the retro emblem, but im planning some other "retro modifications" as well
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Post by quicksilvr » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:48 pm

LaidNeon wrote:got any pics??

The car he's refering too is Steve and Craig Kiernan's car. Craig's username is "CraigK" on neons.org. They're awesome guys....and they have some mad fabrications skills/resources. Here's a link to their page with some pics...i think some of them are old though. http://www.novexsolutions.com/cars/95-neon/index.html


Anyway. Dan, the car is looking awesome, and I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done. It'll be clean clean clean. 8)
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Post by glasswars » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:53 pm

what's a wire tuck?


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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:31 am

wait...... make upper controll arms? for the front?

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Post by LaidNeon » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:42 am

glasswars wrote:what's a wire tuck?


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hiding all the wires in the engine bay, relocating engine fuse box, relocating battery, relocating PCM
hybrid-Srt2001 wrote:wait...... make upper controll arms? for the front?
Yep, thats right. I'm going to be using Camaro upper Balls joints to make a set of Upper Control Arms. Then i'll figure out a mount to mount it to the spindles
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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:43 am

thats cool, what is the point of the controll arm, to keep the camber from going super negative, or to add strength?

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Post by LaidNeon » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:47 am

mostly to get it lower & safer. the original design i created isn't worth a damn.................but i will of course have camber adjustments when i make the UCA's. The UCA's will be tiny!! I swear from one end to the other will be maybe 6"
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Post by LaidNeon » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:37 am

Got tired of the endless amount of holes in the Engine Bay & moved onto shaving the door Handles

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Engine bay should be done in a couple more days. then i can start making the UCA's
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Post by 03silversxt » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:29 am

Keep us updated with plenty of pics! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:27 pm

Geez dude, you spend more days working on your car than I spend breathing!!!!
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Post by LaidNeon » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:43 pm

Done shaving the engine bay, now i just have to build the UCA's & then i can start then i can finish the body work on the engine bay. After that, my painter will be coming over to shoot the bay & then i can drop in the new engine & get all the wires tucked away. I went ahead & seemed sealed the firewall from the inside of the car & sprayed it with Underbody coating. Before the interior goes back, the whole car will be coated with underbody coating on the inside & it will have dynamat all through it as well.

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Post by Andpto » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:47 pm

where are u going to put the pcm, fusebox, and battery?

its going to look cool
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Post by LaidNeon » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:50 pm

PCM - will be mounted behind the driverside fender right below the intake filter

FUSE BOX - will be tucked away under the passenger side of the dash hopefully. Depends on the fitment of the new dash :twisted:

BATTERY - will be hidden / tucked away in the trunk
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Post by LaidNeon » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:35 am

While i wait on parts, i continue to shave more on the body. The Key hole is already done & the 3rd Brake light just needs some more welding before i do the body work.

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