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Old 11-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #391
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Any reason you went to steel fenders instead of composite? You've already done a decent amount and seemed like you were going to do it before to replace the old ones.

And I hope by having obd1 stuff to figure out you meant you had to convert your harness to work with the obd2 motor.

Especially since this:http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=230879

Plus the higher resolution of fuel/timing maps because of the more powerful DME and the ability to more easily tune/pull codes.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:28 AM   #392
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Yea I was never super happy with the fiberglass fender i made last year. They looked good from far and did the job, however, i think i can get a better result from steel. They will be much more sturdy as well. I may make a mold of them after if they turn out nice, and if i have time. That way I can make some fiberglass fenders as well.

I did the obd1 conversion by using an m50 obd1 harness with all obd1 sensors. For my application, this was the quickest/easiest way to go. It is also a much simpler system with less crap to deal with in the engine bay.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #393
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Small update. Haven't done much lately, but it's time I start cracking down.

Front Fenders are Pretty much done. Not too sure if i'm going to be doing the rears. It's a lot of work, and I have a lot of other work to get done that is more important. Ill leave it until the end then decide if it's worth it.

Also got the motor out today. I decided to cut out the front core/rad support to simplify engine removal/install. It makes it so much easier to pull it straight out instead of constantly fighting with the leveler.

I also want to push the rad a bit more forward to free up a bit of space in front of the engine. The plan is to build a custom removable core support for this.



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Old 01-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #394
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Also got the motor out today. I decided to cut out the front core/rad support to simplify engine removal/install. It makes it so much easier to pull it straight out instead of constantly fighting with the leveler.

I also want to push the rad a bit more forward to free up a bit of space in front of the engine. The plan is to build a custom removable core support for this.
thats awesome! I'll be watching with interest. I've been thinking about doing the same thing so I can make a shroud that vents out the hood
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #395
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Why don't you just tube chassis the front end? Make a removable front structure that sits on top of it!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #396
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Kudos on the front clip removal that motor will slip right in
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #397
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There's a wicked 2002 build on r3v iirc in which he build a smart removable front clip, should check it out.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...ip#post3403092

Warning, you will feel inadequate, lazy and stupid after reading this thread. At least I did.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:40 PM   #398
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Why don't you just tube chassis the front end? Make a removable front structure that sits on top of it!
Haha waaayyy too much work for minimal gain. Would be cool though.

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There's a wicked 2002 build on r3v iirc in which he build a smart removable front clip, should check it out.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...ip#post3403092

Warning, you will feel inadequate, lazy and stupid after reading this thread. At least I did.
Very cool build! Definitely not going into too much detail. Most likely will be just some square tubing with some tabs to hold the front end together.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #399
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Did you see the trailer hitch just above that. I love that guy no homo.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:33 PM   #400
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Haha yea so classy. I wish i had the time/dedication to take on a project like that. Would love to build a 2002 some day.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #401
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #402
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dude you're making me look like a slacker....

oh wait...


yeah I guess I really should get started - hell the car is still in the trailer from my last event LOL
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #403
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dude you're making me look like a slacker....

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yeah I guess I really should get started - hell the car is still in the trailer from my last event LOL
Your poor car Hope theres coolant in there!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #404
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Your poor car Hope theres coolant in there!
haha yup - just after i posted that I realized I lied - it's been "winterized"

IE: water replaced with coolant and battery pulled.

Hopefully will be getting it in the garage this weekend... we'll see!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #405
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So the front clip is almost done. Still need to weld on a bunch of tabs to hold the lights, grills and kidney's on, but for the most part, im pretty happy with how it is turning out.





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Rad mounted on:


I dropped the rad about 2" from the stock location and moved it forward about 2". This will give me enough space to install the spal puller behind it with a bit of room to spare.

The great thing is, the stock core support weighed 9lbs and this one is now at 8lbs. Just a good feeling knowing im not adding weight to the car!
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