Midnight_Rider's progress log

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Midnight_Rider's progress log

Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:30 pm

What I've done so far:

1. Mopar STS;
2. PT Cruiser shift knob;
3. Decklid carpet;
4. R/T leather armrest;
5. Mopar BOV;
6. Silverstar headlight bulbs.

Since I don't have the funds to do the neat stuff that most everyone else around here does, I have been concentrating on wear parts.

Here is a list of what parts have been replaced so far:

1. Cowl (cracked in the middle due to engine heat);
2. Weatherstrip under cowl (under the hood);
3. The three Philips head screws that surround the gas filler neck (they had started to rust).

Wear parts that will be replaced in the near future:

1. The two bolts for each door that are around the hinge (mine have surface rust- I already have the bolts, just need to schedule the work);
2. The foam rubber bumpers that adhere to the rear quarter panels under the trunk deck (stabilizers for the SRT wing- I already have two sets, just waiting for warmer temperatures for better mounting).

See, I do have some mods but they are pretty pedestrian. Maybe I'll shock everyone and do some real performance mods someday. :twisted:

UPDATED per Tam's reminder about the armrest. :thumbup:
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:33 pm

I still love it. More pictures!
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:40 pm

Post pictures Gramps! You know the rules by now :D

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Post by esteinmaier » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:07 pm

Nawwwwzzz!
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Post by Tam » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:13 am

Don't forget your leather arm rest mod. :thumbup:

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Post by Johny » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:13 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:Post pictures Gramps! You know the rules by now :D
:withstupid: geez gramps! hehe
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Post by C1DoG » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:17 am

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:26 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:Post pictures Gramps! You know the rules by now :D
You really want to see my rusty door bolts? :rofl:
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:23 am

Yes we do, you know we are picture mongers, plus its almost completely stock and gorgeous... we don't get much of that.
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:14 am

i wanna see at least a aftermarket BOV or something more in 2011. lol.
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Post by JeffM » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:20 am

:lol: Gramps with a progress log. Never thought I'd see the day.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:21 am

Neon4Life wrote:i wanna see at least a aftermarket BOV or something more in 2011. lol.
Put your money where your mouth is- make a donation and I'll do it. :rofl:
JeffM wrote::lol: Gramps with a progress log. Never thought I'd see the day.
I couldn't resist. Thank God y'all have a sense of humor. :lol:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:51 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:
LilSparkPlug wrote:Post pictures Gramps! You know the rules by now :D
You really want to see my rusty door bolts? :rofl:
I would love to see your rusty door bolts :rofl:

And if we all paypal'd you a dollar you would have more than enough money to buy a BOV :rockon:

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:29 am

The Mopar BOV suits me just fine. Donations will gladly be accepted for a Mopar catback exhaust or titanium strut bars, however... :twisted:
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Post by heydockyle » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:49 am

I'd gladly donate a dollar or two lol.

PT shift knob fit right where the SRT one does?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:52 am

Those strut bars were very cheap on eBay, but without the label. Rears only. Fronts don't do much, but look cool.

Maybe a Mopar CAI in the future too?
1. The two bolts for each door that are around the hinge (mine have surface rust- I already have the bolts, just need to schedule the work);
2. The foam rubber bumpers that adhere to the rear quarter panels under the trunk deck (stabilizers for the SRT wing- I already have two sets, just waiting for warmer temperatures for better mounting)
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Post by Haganracing » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:27 am

I KNEW IT!!!!

Once you started modding just the slightest little bit, you don't want to stop :lol:





EDIT: By the way, I think a Mod needs to "sticky" this thread so it always stays at the top :lol:
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:09 pm

I'd never thought I would see the day where Gramps does mods. Although it does not surprise me he is sticking with "Mopar" bolt ons Vs aftermarket. So where are the pics of the rusty bolts :lol:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:13 pm

I think you should order a DSP. It'll really wake the car up, and it's also not noticeable from the outside!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:20 pm

^^Okay, here is my ignorance again- what is a DSP?
heydockyle wrote:PT shift knob fit right where the SRT one does?
Yup. I'll have to get pics of the knob and rusty bolts one of these days- it's just difficult since I can't get the doors completely open in my tiny garage. :banghead:
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Those strut bars... Rears only. Fronts don't do much, but look cool.
Exactly- that's the idea. :lol:
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Maybe a Mopar CAI in the future too?
You know it! :thumbup:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:56 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:What is a DSP?
http://www.diablosport.com/index.php?mo ... ay&pid=144
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:38 pm

^^Yeah, that would really come in handy during my trips to the grocery store. :rofl:
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Post by esteinmaier » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:05 pm

It does if you drive like me... :)
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:48 am

I still don't see any pictures...

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:08 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:I still don't see any pictures...
I'll try to back the car out of the garage and snap some later on tihis week.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:35 am

holy shit... hell must have froze over! you're hearing it from me first, Gramps will have a 500hp beast one day!

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:58 pm

:laughing3:
I don't know about that- I can't even get grocery bag hooks for it. :lol:
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Post by JeffM » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Mopar SRT4 Stage 1 PCM.


do it.
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:09 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote::laughing3:
I don't know about that- I can't even get grocery bag hooks for it. :lol:
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If I didn't love mine so much I'd donate them to you. If anything happens to the car (knock on wood) I'll make sure they go to you :thumbup:
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Post by Dylan-00Blue » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:22 pm

hmmm because i love your car so much I might be willing to donate some S3 love at Carlisle. Provided I get my new coilovers of course.

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