sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:14 pm

^I'm sure he'd let you pick them up... From the ad, he seems like a reasonable guy.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:53 pm

Well after looking at my old radiator I think it was leaking around the lower hose since it got crushed by the core support.. Whatever, after taking it out I wasn't gonna risk it. I bought a new one so I just replaced it and unbent the core support

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After we torched the one bolt cherry red we were able to get it out with vice grips. The other side had an EZ Out broken off in it... yeah, that didn't come out. We managed to drill around and and eventually get the shit out, redrill and tap it. While we were in there we yanked the LCAs to replace the bushings. My dad doesn't like the Prothane design and thinks it won't work and honestly is about to make me put new rubber fucking bushings in there... seriously? :tardbang:

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I sanded down the bushing brackets and resprayed them black today.

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How the car has been sitting since yesterday morning...

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Hover Neon!

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Thu May 06, 2010 11:56 pm

Lawl!

Man I almost miss that front end.

I'm glad you're learning to do all this shit. I know who I'm calling when I inevitably fuck up this stuff on mines. Hell, my car is down and out now over a godamn TPS. Funny our first few days of summer vacation are spent fixing brokenass cars.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:00 am

^ :rofl: no joke... fuck this. I graduated, and immediately broke my car. I fail. And Adam, I was thinking about you when I yanked the sway bar. I thought, fuck Adam if he thinks I'm helping him with his.. no way in HELL I'd do that again. Those bolts are too skinny and way too tall. They rust in place and just bust off. They need serious heat to get them out without busting them off.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 07, 2010 12:01 am

BUT if my car doesn't have any to begin with, then I wont have that headache. I didnt expect your help with that shit anyway. Rofl. Scott can do it while I pretend to do my headswap.

Anyway. Good thing I finished up my finals today. Car promptly took a shit. On the way home, matter of fact.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:04 am

I meant the "upgrade" to my old one. It's still held in with the same 4 bolts :thefinger:

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 07, 2010 12:05 am

I'm sayin'. Isn't my car like...front sway-less anyway? Er...shit Idk mang. I don't care. It's whatever.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:08 am

^ ....:shock: uhhh, I hope not! :shock:



:rofl:


All cars have a front sway bar. It's a rear they don't have. And hell, yours might have a rear sway too. It's just that 03+ front sways are bigger then 00 front ones IIRC.


Also, that's the quote Chels said to me! weird!

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 07, 2010 12:13 am

I told you you'd find it.

Oh, ok. I'ma Neon newb. I've never looked @ the front. The car came with a rear sway. I just want yours because it's bigger than mines (:shock:) and I can put it in my sig and get mocked for it later.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:20 am

God damn it...not the sig quote, I never said that.. I can't find the post! The thing about "It's summer, I wanna have you naow" that's what she said to me. Jeez. ur fuckin up good tonight.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 07, 2010 12:21 am

Good. God. I need help. I just want my silver beast running again :(
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Post by ejclide » Fri May 07, 2010 12:26 am

f-ing sway bar bracket bolts. I pulled mine when doing my LCA bushings last summer, snapped them both on the driver side, then promptly left my car at my trusted mechanic to fix my mistake :D I know he just loves me every time he sees me, cause it's usually something I messed up or couldn't fix myself...
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:33 am

^ :rofl: your mechanic, and mine both! aka my dad :lol:
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Post by hul kogan » Fri May 07, 2010 9:34 am

Aren't suspension upgrades a pain in the ass?! :lol:





Also...old bumper. Yea, I said it.
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Post by heydockyle » Fri May 07, 2010 12:19 pm

Def get Prothanes in there not a new set of stock ones. And yea, all the lca bushing shit / sway bar shit sucks.

Luckily I did most of mine when the car had 33k on it.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:31 pm

^The box with the Prothane master bushing kit is sitting next to me right now... My LCAs are at work with my dad :roll:
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 07, 2010 1:32 pm

Sooo....how is the "other mod" coming along?
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by hul kogan » Fri May 07, 2010 1:35 pm

I remember this one time when he had an awesome trunklid for his car.



Yeah, that would have be sweet.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 07, 2010 1:36 pm

Damn...you did go there :rofl:

For the record, that wasn't the mod I was talking about.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:42 pm

:rofl:

Dante, that mod is still sitting in the trunk of my red car unfortunately. :sad: It dropped down on the priority last after this last round of fail I'm taking care of. It'll get ready for the car soon though. I need to buy the rest of the stuff to make it work though.

Chris - I THOUGHT about working on that today... we'll see. :lol: It's so close to being done I can smell it. I'd really like to get the lock cylinder hole welded shut though..
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Post by hul kogan » Fri May 07, 2010 1:45 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I'd really like to get the lock cylinder hole welded shut though..
I'll allow it.


But then, get it done! I swear if that thing isn't on there at Carlisle I'm gonna kick you in the nuts.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 07, 2010 1:46 pm

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

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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:22 pm

haha. It'll be on there by Carlisle!





(painted or not) :rofl:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat May 08, 2010 1:50 am

I picked up the LCAs around 3 PM and came home and got them back on the car, and tossed the Hotchkis sways on too. Fo\inally brought her back down off the jack stands and put some fresh antifreeze in her and got it running, no leaks. wooot.

After dinner I took it out and fuccckkkkkk. Those sways are killer! :shock: I didn't push the car super hard since I'm still rolling on winter tires, and ones that I don't particularly trust at that. It's nuts how the car just rolls around corners now without even flinching. I love it! Can't wait to get some real tires back on there and really see what she can do! I'm kinda re-learning the limits of my car now. It handles completely differently. I'm in love.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:33 am

I got a set of stock tail lights from Matt on Saturday so yesterday I picked up some stained glass paint, and today I opened them up and sprayed them. Unfortunately, when I opened the second one it was still a little too attached and a little piece of the lens cracked off... :sad: I'll have to pick up another tail light cheap, or a lens if someone has one. Unfortunately I can't keep these on the car because they're illegal and I'd get pulled over. Not to mention I wouldn't pass inspection. I tossed them on and took some pics though and damnnn do they look good to me! When I get the rear of the car finished up they will look epic. These will be for shows mainly.

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I was curious to see if the reverse lights would still light up white since the layer of red is thin..... no. lol.

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Post by hul kogan » Mon May 10, 2010 11:44 am

Damn those do look sweet! Too bad you can't leave them on there.

Do it anyway.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:48 am

haha thanks, Chris! :lol:

I wish I could but even before the cops pwned me, my dad would... :sad:

In other news the car SHOULD be getting inspected some time today and then the wheels go back on. If this happens, I SHOULD be heading out to Indiana tomorrow for a few days to go see lilturbogrl.... wut?



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Post by hul kogan » Mon May 10, 2010 12:04 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:In other news the car SHOULD be getting inspected some time today and then the wheels go back on. If this happens, I SHOULD be heading out to Indiana tomorrow for a few days to go see lilturbogrl.... wut?
Come again?




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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Oh, I'm sure I will come again. Thank you.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon May 10, 2010 4:36 pm

:rofl:

LTG waits patiently. Hell, I've been playing with gauges all day today with Gtxtreme while LTG cleaned and waxed her car to impress the almighty Ryan B.

That being said, I'll trade you my tails for the red ones you just made :shock:
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