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D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:48 pm

The actual difference between 2000 cable clutch firewall, and 2001 up hydraulic clutch firewall.

2000 Exterior
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2001 Exterior
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2001 Interior
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The hydro firewall is a bit more recessed where the master cylinder mounts. I'm not sure the previously shown cutout will make it fit correctly.

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Once I get the 2000 cleaned up better, it should be easier to tell. I will also get an interior shot of the 2000 firewall.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:13 pm

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Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:50 pm

What once was...

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Both cars were on the same field that day. The plan is both will live on as one.
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Post by JeremyJ » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:02 pm

I remember that car. It was so nice. Pretty unique, too.
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:41 pm

I began to cut the firewall on the silver car tonight, but my dremel began to smoke, so I guess I'll have to get something a bit more substantial.

It has always gotten quite hot, but it has never began to smoke. You had to watch how you held it, or the air coming out the vent would burn your hand.

Oh well.

Bought a tow bar tonight to tow the chassis to my house. I just have to get the silver car out of the garage first, have a few more things to strip, in addition to cutting the section of firewall out. Plus get the knuckles on Dark jewel's shell.

Since Chris sold off the interior, etc, and chopped the PCM ends off the harness, I need as much as I can salvage from the '01. I'll have to do some grafting of the 2000/2001 harnesses...
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:37 am

Wow more projects. Very hefty ones at that. So you own both those cars now (silver and purple 2gn's) and plan on moving everything to the purple one? And I too rmember that purple car. Looks like it got massacred. If memory serves me right instead of selling the car he just parted the whole thing out to make more money?

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:09 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:37 am
So you own both those cars now (silver and purple 2gn's) and plan on moving everything to the purple one?

Yes.

About everything was sold off. The shell with the doors was a week away from going to the scrapyard, so I made the trip halfway across the state and brought it home for $400. That in itself was an adventure, both getting it on the trailer, which was barely big enough, and driving back with it.

If only he had not sold off the pedals, I could at least use a cable MTX if I could find an HD one. But swapping the firewall panels might be an easier task, and I will have more common parts.

I have the PCN painted dash frame, but the airbag, and all the other painted pieces are long gone. So I am just going to use my '01 dash. It is kind of glossy anyways, so that might be an issue on sunny days.

If anyone wants the PCN dash frame, I would sell it, but It wouldn't be a cheap item to ship. This does not include the top dash pad, just the part that is attached to the dash frame.


My brother bought the engine, which unfortunately had coolant in the oil, so by the time he took it apart, there was some damage.

He ended up swapping the SRT internals into his Stratus block, which he machined into an SRT block. (All 2003 up 2.4's have the casting provisions to be an SRT spec block.)

That engine is currently sitting in this: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=67328

The car ('99 R/T) was not as nice as pictured, but still relatively rust free.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:31 pm

A neon tow bar :D

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So this was not the most fun thing I have ever done, but I got it done.

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Interior
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Exterior
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It is pretty tight in there where the brake booster sets. I pretty much had to cut it from the inside of the car, which still was not fun.



The shitty body work they did when I got it repaired after being totalled
Left core support opening, inside the engine bay
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outside

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The sad thing is I bought the replacement panels, but the drunk ass body guy tossed them in their scrap pile. When I seen the work they did, I told them they will either produce the parts I supplied, or they will be refunding me the amount I paid for them, in addition to not getting paid what they were charging. The guy went out and found them. Freakin douchebags. I did get the satisfaction of seeing the shop go out of business about a year later.




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Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:54 pm

When I was out at my parents house the other day to take pics of the '00 firewall, I did notice that the driver's door is not original. It is a PS2 door.

Kind of a bummer, since the original door sticker is history. There is no sticker whatever on the replacement door, where it would be is painted PCN. So I have no real idea of the build date.

I only hope they swapped the door harness, if it was equipped differently.

I kind of wish they did the information stickers like Subaru does. It is on the body shell in the door opening, on BOTH sides. But I suppose an extra sticker would have broke DCX.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:25 pm

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The rust underneath was beginning to creep into the interior...

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Being the last decent day for a while looking at the forecast, I took full advantage, before the salt gets dumped all over.

Back on 4 wheels...
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Hooked up, and ready to go.
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It made it home without any issues. Tracked pretty well, for just slapping the suspension under it. The camber on the rear left tire needs some adjusting, as the wheel leans in pretty badly. But I'll worry about that later.

Unfortunately I'll have to swap the front crossmember, as Chris cut the front ear off on the right side, where the lower torque strut mounts to. Probably to make clearance for the Stratus oil pump setup. :?

Kind of a shame, as the crossmember is in incredible shape for a 19 year old 2gn crossmember. It has no rust at all. I could always weld on an extension to recreate the mounting point.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:50 pm

So you towed it to your place like that? aweome you made it back alright. looks like you got quite a project on your hands!

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:25 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
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So you towed it to your place like that?

Yep, it followed just fine. You just need to make sure the steering column is free to turn. I was a bit worried how it would steer, being there is no engine or trans in the front for weight on the front tires. But after making a few turns in the field, it didn't have any traction issues for moving the front tires. So I figured pavement would do better than grass.

Tow bars are really a bargain, as long as you can bolt them on. I couldn't find any of the old school ones that used chain t wrap around something. Maybe they are not legal to sell anymore?

But I couldn't have rented a tow dolly, and made the trip to U Haul two times for under $99.00. I think I paid $80 to rent the tow dolly for the '99, and the time to pick it up, sign all their paperwork, then return it. So the $99 was a relative bargain. I could have gotten one from Harbor Freight for $79, IIRC, but it didn't look like the same quality as the Curt. I didn't see $20 worth of savings there. And next time I ever need it, it will cost $0.

The Subaru really didn't have any problem with getting it moving or stoping. It did far better than my Cherokee pulling my '99 home on a tow dolly. After the first stop sign with the Cherokee, I learned you had to slow down waaaaay ahead in advance. The neon literally pushed the Cherokee right up to the stop sign and a little past, with all 4 wheels locked. Granted, it had the added weight of the tow dolly to stop, but still....

But then about all the Cherokee was good at, was off road. Anything on road, it just didn't do as well as my other vehicles. While I liked it, I really can't say I had any regrets selling it.
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