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#81 timmy0240

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

Holy balls dude, this is some serious work you're putting in. Absolutely amazing and with every detail covered. 

Love. It.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

Been a while since i did an update for here, so here we go

 

After stripping another 2 sets of brake lines at the wreckers i started looking at other models that might fit as id run out of gen 2s to pull from. Luckly the GC parts bin continues as i finally managed to get some lines out of a car. Can only assume the car having 200k instead of 400k and not having to dig the fittings out first was the secret. So

1" Master Cylinder
Non abs proper valve
Non abs brake lines
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oh and the clutch master with GC8 hardline that goes directly to the slave instead of up into the strut tower. The engine bay is pretty close to complete now as anything else i add will need to come out for the engine to go in. 

Next job was getting the rear diff and outrigger in. I picked some Kartboy outrigger bushes for cheap off facebook. (opted for the comfort version rather than virbrating my spine loose)

 

Dug out the outrigger and brakets. Was nice and dirty

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Quick rattle can refurb has it looking nice again

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New hardware of course

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Was a pain in the bum to do by myself but got it in eventually
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With that sorted I dug out the diff for a similar treatment. Painted the bearing retainers and rear cover a fresh alloy silver. Had to do one retainer at a time so as to not get them mixed up as they affect preload or something like that
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New axle seals, orings and a group n moustache bar
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Doneskies
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and installed
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Now with the rear end all done and waiting for money to get new gearbox sensors/wheel bearings etc i can only really do interior stuff for now. So i stuck the dash back in!

 

Decided to reloom it with a stock loom from another dash i had in stock as my sedan dash loom had been spliced into 1 too many times for my liking

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I also ran a large 4 Gauge wire into behind the radio area where i will run a proper fused distribution block for a sub/amp/gauges rather than tapping into various dash wires. 


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

How good is it when you get this sort of work done where you can SEE what you’ve achieved? Love it!

I remember spraying my rear K frame in the L series. It looked very beautiful like yours does now. If you were to check it out now after about 200k km... well, I guess you could say it looks like it did before I started - or worse!

And I love the detail you’ve put into your diff. It makes me wonder if you’ll be polishing all the nooks and crannies after a drive :P

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

Dunno about cleaning it after every drive but sticking the pressure washer under there every few weeks should do the trick. Easier to keep it clean than clean it when its forked


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:36 PM

How good is a tidy gen2 build! Looks like its all coming together nicely. Distribution block under the dash is a good idea while it was apart.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:27 PM

Not much has happened since then. Gone back to work :(

Dropped a big box of bits off with the powder coater.

  • AC Mount
  • PS Mount
  • PS reservoir
  • Alternator cage/housing
  • Front Hubs
  • Front jack plate/crossmember brace

All in gloss black for the awesome price of only $200. Stoked.

Also ran a tap through the seat mounting threads as they always seem to be dicky on every gen 2 ive worked on even with untouched bolts/seats


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

Another large milestone for the car is done. The 6 speed is in!

My brothers came around yesterday and gave me a hand refreshing the crossmember and hoisting it into the car. Was a pretty smooth process with 3 people and 2 jacks. One jack under the front drain plug and another under the crossmember to get it into the tunnel, then someone lifts the bellhousing onto the crossmember while you roll the box forward and up to line up the mounts with the body. Thankfully none of the bolts stripped or snapped any captive nuts. All went in perfect. 

I also replaced both the reverse and neutral switches as theyre basically impossible to do in the car and the gen 4 neutral switch reads opposite to the early ecus which makes them act funny. I decided against changing the front axle seals and o-rings as they werent leaking and i didnt really feel like dealing with the sun dials. But ive got everything on hand if they do leak in the future and its doable in the car. 

Box went in with the following goodies

GDB Crossmember
GDB Group N mount
Whiteline crossmember bushes
HEL braided clutch line
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It was then my fun job of putting the shifter in. I really should have had it on the box when it went in but oh well. After fiddling trying to get a bolt into the uni joint over the top of the centre diff housing i found the head of the bolt didnt fit past a casting. After a few good swear words i found a smaller headed botl and if i put the box into 2nd the fork would angle up and i could slip the bolt in. Winner. The rest was easy. Even the Kartboy rear stay which usually dont fit nice in a gen 2 fit like a bought one. 

The underbody coating i applied to the tunnel however gets a bit sticky and soft in 35 degree heat so i came out with my arms covered in basically tar but I shouldnt have to go back in there lol. 

Included goodies on the shifter:

Kartboy/Cobb bushes in the joints
Kartboy rear stay
Billetworkz reverse lockout
OEM STi knob
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Of course i sat in the car making noises and snapping second. Its a legal requirement. Shifter feels awesome with all the harder bushes. Inb4 it rattles my brains loose


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

When youre finished. I have some work for you...

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:29 PM

When youre finished. I have some work for you...

When youre work for you i have some finished


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:52 PM

Awesome progress is awesome!
It’s encouraging seeing you step it up second time around. It gets me keen to do the same on my next project.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:12 PM

Bloody oath mate, ripper step forward!

I’m still loving your engine bay paint job. Looks great in the pics!

Keep up the good work!

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

When youre work for you i have some finished


This isnt working. Youre finished.

#93 Barbbachello

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

Supercheap Auto sale and $34 credit means it was time to paint the brembos, or at least the fronts. 

For reference they looked like this when i got them 
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Had clearly been absolutely cooked on the track. The pads i found in them were also some pretty serious ceramic pads. But they'd been rebuilt so no issues. 

 

Gave the face and top a hit with 120 grit to knock back all the crap and get the logos off. Then the rest with 240 grit and the faces again. Just to get them scuffed for paint
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Opted for gloss red with high temp clear over the top
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The paint can said to cure at 200c for an hour. I wasnt keen on that with the dust boots and things in place and didnt want to take the calipers apart so i opted for a lower 120 for an hour. 
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Didnt melt anything and it seemed to dry them up pretty good


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:43 PM

Should’ve baked them at 120 for three hours :P

Looks good though, I just hope it lasts.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Never baked calipers or high temp paint in the past and its survived just fine. Worst case its just another paint job


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

Few things been cooking since last weekend.

Decals arrived for the calipers.
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Bushes arrived for control arms, front swaybar and steering rack. Went with whiteline for the swaybar as they have a fancy liner which means no grease

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Got my box of bits back from the powder coater  :wub:

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Drilled and sawzalled the inner bushes from the control arms (***** of a job) and gave them a fresh alloy paint job
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Should in theory be able to have the front suspension mostly together tomorrow. 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:06 PM

Looking good mate. Powder coated stuff looks ace too. Got me wanting to do the same :/

I hope you got the front end in today as planned.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:46 PM

Looking good mate. Powder coated stuff looks ace too. Got me wanting to do the same :/

I hope you got the front end in today as planned.

Cheers

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I did indeed :)
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:24 PM

I like your jacking plate! Your one is massive! The L and MY just got a little central unit, not one that splays out across the el rossmember like you’re above. I don’t even think my sister’s Gen3 has one like this. Custom job or factory?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

GD jobbie. Crossmember brace and jack plate and one


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