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Old 05-09-2019, 06:35 PM
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Finally finished up the front suspension and brake rebuild... tearing into the rear

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Old 05-09-2019, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by steve1657 View Post
Finally finished up the front suspension and brake rebuild... tearing into the rear

Wow! Sure doesn't look like a rebuild, looks like new!
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:19 PM
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Wow! Sure doesn't look like a rebuild, looks like new!
Which brake/caliper set up did you go with?
Looks awesome 👍
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:07 PM
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Which brake/caliper set up did you go with?
Looks awesome 👍

Thanks all !! Kicked my ***, but got it done. Well the front, anyone want to come over and help with the rear ?

OE Calipers, StopTech slotted rotors and Hawk HPS Pads. Goodridge SS lines.
Moog upper / lower ball joints and outer tie-rods. Timken hubs.
SuperPro bushing set.
RideTech HD adjustable shocks w. Banski pin top shock mounts.
Used set of 'FHA' stiffer springs and lowered.

Thinking about a new set of 18" wheels. Working on the rear now, looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing how everything comes together.



Cheers. -Steve
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by steve1657 View Post
Thanks all !! Kicked my ***, but got it done. Well the front, anyone want to come over and help with the rear ?

OE Calipers, StopTech slotted rotors and Hawk HPS Pads. Goodridge SS lines.
Moog upper / lower ball joints and outer tie-rods. Timken hubs.
SuperPro bushing set.
RideTech HD adjustable shocks w. Banski pin top shock mounts.
Used set of 'FHA' stiffer springs and lowered.

Thinking about a new set of 18" wheels. Working on the rear now, looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing how everything comes together.

Cheers. -Steve
What was the most challenging part of the upgrade?
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:46 PM
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What was the most challenging part of the upgrade?
Hiding it all from my wife LOL

Removing the rear, front lower control arm bolts without dropping the k-member was a task. Ended up cutting those out (PITA) and had to install the replacements the reverse of the original assembly. Also, not the easiest to torque to spec with the limited space in that area.

The SuperPro bushings took some work as they are a one piece design. With everything lubed up, they don't exactly want to press in easily. They would start, but then shoot off to the side. Used a threaded rod and pulled them into place with stack up of washers and nuts, others were on 12-ton shop press. If you are going to get a press, the 12-ton Strongway from Northern Tool is a great deal. With an online coupon at the time it was about the same or less than the POS HF one I purchased, set-up, used once and returned.
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:18 PM
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Got the last of the small parts painted for my 95 convertible. She started life as polo green, but I'm changing her to Limerock green with a summit white GS stripe. Now, time to get the car herself painted.
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Front bumper insert.

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Old 05-12-2019, 01:34 PM
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My rewiring job and new interior is essentially completed. JCG Restoration & Custom is doing the last minute checkout and wringing out all the circuits. They installed a new relay center. Everything is essentially going through a relay now. New carpeting was installed instead of the old carpeting. They made me a battery tray for my Optima battery that sits in the old compartment where the radio module use to be behind the passenger seat. The only thing I need to do is get my Momo seats reupholstered. Here are some pictures:


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Old 05-12-2019, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sluggballz View Post
Got the last of the small parts painted for my 95 convertible. She started life as polo green, but I'm changing her to Limerock green with a summit white GS stripe. Now, time to get the car herself painted.
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Backside of gas lid
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Top of gas lid with new emblem setting in place, not yet attached
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This was the original emblem( what was left , anyway) and the state of the paint before it turned white!
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This was black, decided I wanted it white to go with the rest of the paint in that area
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Before clear
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After clear. Opposite side mirrors, but you get the idea.
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Splash guard painted body color before clear
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Different splash guard but shows the outcome.
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Front bumper insert.
Wow! Looks to turning out to be beautiful. Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by sluggballz
Got the last of the small parts painted for my 95 convertible. She started life as polo green, but I'm changing her to Limerock green with a summit white GS stripe. Now, time to get the car herself painted.
Attachment 48302482
Backside of gas lid
Attachment 48302483
Top of gas lid with new emblem setting in place, not yet attached
Attachment 48302489
This was the original emblem( what was left , anyway) and the state of the paint before it turned white!
Attachment 48302484
This was black, decided I wanted it white to go with the rest of the paint in that area
Attachment 48302481
Before clear
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After clear. Opposite side mirrors, but you get the idea.
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Splash guard painted body color before clear
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Different splash guard but shows the outcome.
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Front bumper insert.
Looking good!
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sluggballz View Post
Got the last of the small parts painted for my 95 convertible. She started life as polo green, but I'm changing her to Limerock green with a summit white GS stripe. Now, time to get the car herself painted.
Attachment 48302482
Backside of gas lid
Attachment 48302483
Top of gas lid with new emblem setting in place, not yet attached
Attachment 48302489
This was the original emblem( what was left , anyway) and the state of the paint before it turned white!
Attachment 48302484
This was black, decided I wanted it white to go with the rest of the paint in that area
Attachment 48302481
Before clear
Attachment 48302488
After clear. Opposite side mirrors, but you get the idea.
Attachment 48302485
Splash guard painted body color before clear
Attachment 48302487
Different splash guard but shows the outcome.
Attachment 48302486
Front bumper insert.
I like the colors!

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Old 05-13-2019, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by steve1657 View Post
Hiding it all from my wife LOL

Removing the rear, front lower control arm bolts without dropping the k-member was a task. Ended up cutting those out (PITA) and had to install the replacements the reverse of the original assembly. Also, not the easiest to torque to spec with the limited space in that area.
No cutting is necessary when you remove them properly. Just unbolt the the side braces for the cradle.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ChumpVette View Post
No cutting is necessary when you remove them properly. Just unbolt the the side braces for the cradle.

Helps the next guy
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:41 PM
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First post in a million years!

Last week got the rotors/pads all replaced, and a couple other maintenance items.

Now looking for a body shop to fix this:

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Old 05-14-2019, 04:19 AM
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Borrowed a dual action polisher from a friend and set about going over my car. I've had it 3 1/2 years and just moved somewhere with some off road parking space, before that I used to park in the street and run through the house with buckets of water... Needless to say it needed a good polish and it came up great! It's got plenty of stone chips on the front but looking much more presentable now and I hope to keep on top of it with my hosepipe!





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Old 05-14-2019, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by FelixP
Borrowed a dual action polisher from a friend and set about going over my car. I've had it 3 1/2 years and just moved somewhere with some off road parking space, before that I used to park in the street and run through the house with buckets of water... Needless to say it needed a good polish and it came up great! It's got plenty of stone chips on the front but looking much more presentable now and I hope to keep on top of it with my hosepipe!





Looks great!
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:02 PM
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Indeed a great result from the effort.
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Got mine back from transmission shop today only to see itís STILL leaking in reverse🤬
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:24 AM
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Finally have all the masking done for the new paint. Tonight I'll hang the plastic on the walls and get my filters set up and tomorrow should be the first coat of primer. Should be colored and cleared by Wednesday!! Let's hope.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:08 PM
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Finally have all the masking done for the new paint. Tonight I'll hang the plastic on the walls and get my filters set up and tomorrow should be the first coat of primer. Should be colored and cleared by Wednesday!! Let's hope.
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