sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:34 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:Like, zomg. That's still not it! Either you're completely oblivious, or VERY good at deceiving me...and I'd like to think I'm pretty witty....
remember that txt I sent you that said "sarcasm... you're doing it wrong"? yeah, just think about that, then reconsider. :wink:


oh hell, if you want them to know so bad, you can confess. I'm not mentioning it. :lol:

*prepares flame suit for you*
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Post by TheRandom1 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:53 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:...and I'd like to think I'm pretty witty....
Well, that's one person...
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Post by neonslg09 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:17 am

Adam's getting your wing? OOPS.

8)

Wasn't me.

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:27 pm

:rofl:

*Has had flame suit on since he first inquired about the wing*

Thanks Sean. I knew someone would agree with me.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:55 pm

I'm trying to get my hands on some chrome interior handles right now...



along with some other stuff.
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Post by neonslg09 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:55 pm

Finish up the interior, then work on the outside. :thumbup:

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:58 pm

Steven, If this deal goes through I think you'll be pretty happy :lol:

Exterior/Engine needs focus. Interior is mostly done right now. Progress is gonna be slow with winter here.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:04 am

I will be. Chrome interior handles will be a small piece of this mod, I can tell you that much.

Also... I want your "new" snowflakes. I wish I could find me a set for cheap. If you're done with them after the winter, I want them too. Haha.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:07 am

Adam is correct and great timing too. I just got a message sent my way about those chrome door handles. Let's just say they were a little more than my lowball offer, but still within my intended price range :smile:

The new "flakes" may be being 'replaced' very soon.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:14 am

That would be epic, too. So many mods, so little answers on the forum.

Could I haz flakes then, too?
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:16 am

:rofl: so little answers indeed.



no. can not haz. I'm not parting ways with them. find your own :lol:
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:20 am

FFFUUUUU.

Idk if you've seen that commercial of the men in an office lunchroom, trying to trade lunches...and they all have little kid voices....anyway, as one dude puts it the same a 5 year old would....

"get yor own."


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Maybe we could work out a deal like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTBAmolusE
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:32 am

hahahahaha that's hilarious.

maybe after winter i'll trade you them for your silverstones :lol:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:07 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:LSP, and Myneonsayshi, I'd looooveeee to unroll that damn thing right now, but I think you guys are forgetting I can't because I have an R/T exhaust on there right now. In due time I'll have a variant of an SRT rear on there, and that bumper WILL be unrolled. trust me. I hate the rolled look. That will be later on in the (next) year. So plan on seeing that at some point.
Yep definitely forgot about that.....leave it rolled for now then

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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:09 pm

haha I figured :lol: Matt told me he had an SRT rear section I could have. I may just throw it on so I can unroll the bumper.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:10 pm

Well for those of you following along at home I said I was supposed to be getting chrome door handles. I ended up getting them and a lot more things too :lol:




I now have a winter car. I bought my sister-in-law's Neon for $700. Here's the rundown:

*2000 Plymouth Neon LX
*117,000 miles
*Flame Red

The good:

*timing belt/water pump have been replaced by my dad
*alternator replaced
*oil sending unit/sensor replaced recently
* 4 disc CD changer
*power folding possibly heated mirrors
*CHROME door handles
*underhood lamp
*underhood alarm sensor
*interior trunk release (some 2000's didn't have one)
*trunk lid dressup carpet

The bad:

*fog lights were removed because they kept blowing fuses
*has rust around rear wheel opening, front driver's side fender, pass side rocker panel/rear door
*headlights are sandblasted
*she claims it's down 1 qt of oil every 2000 miles
*sunroof is broken. apparently will open, but not close
*interior was DISGUSTING.

On to the pics

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something must've died in here...

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Decided I wasn't gonna fuck around and took the seats out to clean... there was so much shit in this car it was unreal. I almost filled a garbage can

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After that I got tired of taking pics because I was working my ass off trying to clean the car up. Here's the outcome. Not perfect, but MUCH better

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The plan:

*switch flakes over to the 03, and put the better snow tires on this car
*remove broken grille/replace
*fix mudflap that's hanging off and rubbing on turns
*fix up some of the rust a little bit
*sand the headlights and try to restore them a little
*Silverstar headlights (maybe)
*change oil/filter
*clean the car up more, Febreze, air fresheners
*remove the black pinstripe
*check brakes/replace rear drums with my old ones in better shape
*mess with fog lights/sunroof eventually

Tomorrow I have to go clean up my grandma's garage a little bit to make room for the silver car. I already got Sta-bil fuel stabilizer in it, and filled the tank up. Now I need to clean it up and prepare it for rest :lol:
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Post by neonslg09 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:11 pm

i want the flakes damnit! dont switch. give them.
congrats man. treat her well!

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Post by superdan » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:16 pm

engine bay is as dirty as mine, and thats bad

not really surprised by this since i have known about you getting this car for weeks lol
03' Dodge Neon...SRT-4 swap
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:28 pm

Yeah. You two and Adam have known about this. Well Steven has since last night :lol: And yeah Dan, it's nasty haha
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:30 pm

Aweeeeeeeeesommeee!!! I have a plymouth grille in my closet if you wants it. :)

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Post by neonslg09 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:33 pm

Take the grille ryan, dope!

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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:36 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Aweeeeeeeeesommeee!!! I have a plymouth grille in my closet if you wants it. :)
ORLY?! I hate that front bumper/grille setup but I hate the 'toothless' look even more. I looked on eBay and they want $40 for that crappy little piece of plastic! :shock: let me know what you want for yours
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:39 pm

PM me an offer and I'll send it out to you :) Just gotta find a box for it. Badge isn't perfect though, just so you know. But the grille itself is.

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Post by Tam » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:09 pm

OR, you can forget the grill, and just grab an 02 bumper from certifit for <$30!! Do it! :D

Car looks like it's beat up a bit. But I bet you'll be finding yourself modding that car alot in the future. Haha.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:12 pm

Thought about it Tam, but I don't wanna pay to get it painted. I'll have this car at school with me and the new scracth on my front bumper on the silver car is proof of how good those kids can park... And no... no rustoleum.
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Post by Tam » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:14 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:And no... no rustoleum.
:( :( :(

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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:15 pm

:rofl:

This car has seen better days, but I'll tell you what. It's not really that haggard.
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Post by smiley » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:06 am

thats a nice neon man, i wouldnt mind someday having one like that
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:07 am

Thanks bro. The price was right :smile:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:19 am

I honestly wish I could've found one that cheap, but no one I knew had one. You lucked out in that respect. Around here if they're $700 they don't run.

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