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AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/6/21 12:42 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Who/What do you use as your source for HID projectors, etc?

I've built some before, but it always adds up to a couple hundred said and done. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/6/21 12:44 p.m.

In reply to AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) :

For this car, cheap mini h1 projector from Amazon,  and xentec 55w h1 hid kit. All in for 60. Need to build a relay/shield activation harness, but thats easily done.

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/6/21 6:19 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Let me know how it goes. My NB2 could use the same treatment. 

The nb2 i had received 55w hid in the low beams. However,  a mirimoto projector would be a significant improvement. 

Unless you have aftermarket headlights. Then a zippo would be an improvement. 

jfryjfry (FS)
jfryjfry (FS) Dork
1/6/21 7:17 p.m.

Nothing important to add...  just my eternally repeated let-down every time I open this thread and don't see a minivan. 
but then I'm happy because it's a cool car

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
1/6/21 10:04 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I've got a little something heading your way.  Sorry I'm so late getting it out to you.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

Thanks! Except i have no idea what you're talking about.....

Do i owe you any money or anything?

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
1/7/21 6:26 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

You owe me nothing.  Full stop.

 When you receive it, you'll understand.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

Got it! Then i shall wait patiently.

 

I love suprises!

grabbed the refinisrefinished wheels and 200tw tires from the tire shop this morning. I like them!!!

This is the ducktail i picked up. That i dropped before taking this picture,  breaking the lexan off one end.

 

Still a solid buy for $20!

Anyone have a write up on how these are installed?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/12/21 8:50 p.m.

i like it. I know its an airflow killer,  but its a drastic visual improvement. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/13/21 10:01 a.m.

The great thing about rustoleum: easy to touch up and match!

 

Also. Nutserts are awesome. 

More holes after work. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
1/13/21 3:08 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

i like it. I know its an airflow killer,  but its a drastic visual improvement. 

So, one thing I've learned in the past year... if you ever get around to it... is that any louvers you might end up putting in those holes should be "perpendicular" to the centerline axis of the car (I.e. parallel with the axle)... and not angled to follow the "sweep" of the holes, like one of the popular kits does:

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/13/21 7:00 p.m.

The perpendicular to the car was the plan for the louvers when i started this hood. Then my cnc buddy got involved,  and.....

We now have mesh. Someday we will get louvers, but i quit waiting. At least this will dress it off and keep some large debris out.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/15/21 6:47 p.m.

This is a normal state for the car to be in a month before the season opens, right?

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
1/15/21 7:18 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

For anyone but you I'd be worried.   That's less than a weekend at your place

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/15/21 7:24 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

List:

Lights

Thermostat 

Paint and reinstall body parts

Alignment 

Ac

Heat

Brake job

Splitter 

Rebuild spoiler 

Rebuild flat tow lighting 

Detail 

Move window switches 

Dim dash led indicators 

Rear end noise 

 

 

 

Probably should have started sooner....

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/16/21 3:09 p.m.

Found more deer damage. 

So far:

Splitter. 

Lip.

Bumper scuffed and gouged.

Ac condenser 

Headlight. 

Cracked rear bumper. 

Bent toe rod slightly 

Fender liner extensions

 

Today, $80 got me condenser and lines and fender liners. 50 for a passengers headlight,  $20 lip/inner snd outer tie rod ends, $50 to art for paint and body on all the pieces, and another $30 in splitter pieces.  Add in the $20 ducktail, $30 55w h1 hid kit, 8.99 adapters,  Christmas present mini h1 projector retrofits,  a free drivers headlight,  28 driving lights, $40 expanded aluminum sheet, 10 of door edge weatherstripping, 59 thermostat housing. 

And we still need hoses, antifreeze,  ac fittings,  freon, ball joints, time, etc.

 

We got this.

 

Real update soon. But, heres a picture of deer damage condenser and its replacement. 

 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
1/16/21 5:30 p.m.

Deer damage?  Did I read that and forget about it or miss a post?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/16/21 7:18 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Maybe? Month or so ago i walloped a deer carcass that i didn't see in the dark at 60mph....

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
1/16/21 7:22 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I've hit better things I couldn't see in the dark.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/16/21 7:37 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Same. Definitely wasn't cool....

 

But it'll be better when I put it back together. 

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
1/16/21 7:41 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I've hit better things I couldn't see in the dark.

This better make it into the next print issue.  

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/17/21 11:29 a.m.

think i may almost be done with teardown.....

 

Except for the suspension and brakes and dash.....

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