2001 neon build/rebuild

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2001 neon build/rebuild

Post by Bagnut » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:07 pm

starting a project thread, the below is pasted from my intro post:

New here, just got a 2001 neon from a friend about 2 months ago. It is an ex show car, that I built for him about 9 years ago and it has sat pretty much ever since. The car has 13xxx original miles, he got it with 12xxx and put maybe 1000 miles on it total. It had Lamborghini doors on it, 18's, bags, Razzi kit, hood, m3 vents cut into the fenders all fiberglass interior. I swapped the fenders, and put new 17's on it now. I also plastidipped the hood, roof, trunk and spoiler matte black. The kit is sold and I'm looking to most likely do a 2002 neon front bumper with the 2000 civic lip, and probably the srt4 skirts and rear bumper wanting to give it a much cleaner look. The Lambo doors are off and I picked up all factory charcoal pieces for the interior now, so no more fiberglass. I also want to remove the wing and possibly swap the hood for an srt4 one, not sure yet on that, I just think this hood is dated on its style.

When I got it from him:
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Until last week:
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Now:
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Traded my trunk and spoiler for a clean base model trunk with no spoiler or holes from one then dipped it black

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Post by DodgeEvo » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:23 am

Looks good, your doing a good job cleaning it up. Keep the pics coming.
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Post by Bagnut » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:45 am

Thanks

I finally got the kit off and did a 2002 front bumper. I started playing with some dip, but think I'm going with matte red instead for the car. I want to do the srt rear bumper, side skirts and a civic type r lip up front, but I'm broke from Christmas so it needs to wait. Here are current pics.

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Post by Bagnut » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:24 am

Got a little work done yesterday. Got clearance for the tie rods, and cut more clearance for the front tires, and welded it all back together. I could roll all the way down now up front, the back will be next. I didn't get as much additional drop as I wanted, but it's still came down some. I would need extensive work to get more drop up front. The sway bar is still hooked up and not affecting drop either.

Pass side after cut(forgot to get after pic, but it looks just like the dr side does now)
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Dr side done:
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Back together:
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2001 Neon Bagged, 17" Drag DR31, SRT4 Hood & Bumpers, R/T side skirts, dipped
2008 Lincoln Navigator family hauler
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Post by r/tguy02 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:35 pm

Looks good but man that's gotta ride like shit over bumps
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Post by Bagnut » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:42 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:Looks good but man that's gotta ride like shit over bumps
It's on bags, lifts to drive.
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Post by wickedgood4684 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:55 am

You need the SRT-d front bumper.

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Post by Bagnut » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:08 am

wickedgood4684 wrote:You need the SRT-d front bumper.

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I had wanted to do an srt4 bumper, but they are too damn much money, plus the cost of the headlight swap then too.
But I don't care for that srt-d bumper, too solid between the lights, no character. Sorry if that's your car, it's just not for me.
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Post by BlackRT? » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:05 am

looks 1000x better without the body kit looks like its got some potential
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Post by r/tguy02 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:10 am

ah i missed the bagged part :tardbang: <me
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Post by Bagnut » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:04 pm

BlackRT? wrote:looks 1000x better without the body kit looks like its got some potential
Yeah, hopefully I can get the lip, side skirts and rear bumper/taillights soon then spray it in the spring.
r/tguy02 wrote:ah i missed the bagged part :tardbang: <me
Haha you're in pa too, so you get a pass on oversights :rofl:
2001 Neon Bagged, 17" Drag DR31, SRT4 Hood & Bumpers, R/T side skirts, dipped
2008 Lincoln Navigator family hauler
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Post by DodgeEvo » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Looking real good. Gotta spend more time here again.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:32 pm

Might want to plasti-dip the insides of the fenders, and surrounding areas, to keep the paint from getting blasted off from road debris.

I had to pretty much scrap the front fenders on my '99 from the PO running it without fender liners.

Especially at the bottom near the doors, all the crud accumulates down there and holds water.
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Post by thy_2003sxt4 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:34 am

Really looks clean with out that razzi front bumper! Love the progress so far and I use plasti-dip a lot like you, lol.

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Post by Bagnut » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:29 am

occasional demons wrote:Might want to plasti-dip the insides of the fenders, and surrounding areas, to keep the paint from getting blasted off from road debris.

I had to pretty much scrap the front fenders on my '99 from the PO running it without fender liners.

Especially at the bottom near the doors, all the crud accumulates down there and holds water.
Yeah I saw that gathering in there, I clean it out every now and then. I did think about doing duplicolor bedliner behind the fenders and rear wheel wells
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:04 pm

damn man shrink that sig :lol:
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Post by Bagnut » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:27 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:damn man shrink that sig :lol:
Lol wish I knew how. I don't use pcs much, just my Iphone and iPad, don't have an app that can resize yet
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2008 Lincoln Navigator family hauler
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Post by Bagnut » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:32 pm

Bagnut wrote:
r/tguy02 wrote:damn man shrink that sig :lol:
Lol wish I knew how. I don't use pcs much, just my Iphone and iPad, don't have an app that can resize yet
Ok found an app, paid .99 for it now I can't feed my kids but I got my sig shrunk for ya lol
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Post by r/tguy02 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:00 am

thank you :thumbup: lol if i didnt say anything im sure a mod would've
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Post by redneckmoparman » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:31 am

Car is lookin good! But take off the intake behind the bumper! It will help a little the only purpose is to make the intake quiet and doesnt help hp
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Post by Bagnut » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:27 pm

Decided the lime green wasn't the color I'm going with, so I peeled it and dipped the front bumper black tonight, looks a lot better. I know what color I'm going with but I need to get the srt4 skirts and rear bumper/taillights and front lip before I can dip it and I'm broke right now. So hopefully soon.

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2001 Neon Bagged, 17" Drag DR31, SRT4 Hood & Bumpers, R/T side skirts, dipped
2008 Lincoln Navigator family hauler
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Post by r/tguy02 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:24 pm

Ahhh much better :thumbup:
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Post by Bagnut » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:13 am

r/tguy02 wrote:Ahhh much better :thumbup:
Thanks, debating on just doing the whole car black for now
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Post by Bagnut » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:44 am

redneckmoparman wrote:Car is lookin good! But take off the intake behind the bumper! It will help a little the only purpose is to make the intake quiet and doesnt help hp
Yeah I wondered about that, but it's kind of built in dirt shield right now since the fender liners are out
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:11 am

Bagnut wrote:
redneckmoparman wrote:Car is lookin good! But take off the intake behind the bumper! It will help a little the only purpose is to make the intake quiet and doesnt help hp
Yeah I wondered about that, but it's kind of built in dirt shield right now since the fender liners are out
LOL, good call. A lot of stuff can get flung towards the air inlet without something to shield it.
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Post by Bagnut » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:21 am

occasional demons wrote:
Bagnut wrote:
redneckmoparman wrote:Car is lookin good! But take off the intake behind the bumper! It will help a little the only purpose is to make the intake quiet and doesnt help hp
Yeah I wondered about that, but it's kind of built in dirt shield right now since the fender liners are out
LOL, good call. A lot of stuff can get flung towards the air inlet without something to shield it.
Yeah, I have a set of liners, but they need to be modified to clear because of the tires tucking up in when dropped
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Post by redneckmoparman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:00 am

i would just remove the elbow and box and put in a filler to cover the hole and run a "short ram" by clamping a filter onto the tb its what ive done with mine and it works great stays clean and dry
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Post by BlackRT? » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:17 pm

looks good, that hood makes it look aggressive, get some eyelids
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Post by Bagnut » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:25 pm

BlackRT? wrote:looks good, that hood makes it look aggressive, get some eyelids
I'm actually trading that hood for an srt one tomorrow. Then need to decide if I want to stay with the 02 bumper or go 03+
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Post by Bagnut » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:51 am

Gas station pics from on the way home from the trade is the best I can do with the weather right now. I have r/t side skirts coming, and the srt4 rear bumper and taillights coming as well. Just need to decide what I want to do with the front, stay with the 02 and get the civic lip, go 03+ and the mopar lip or srt4 front...

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