LOL ahh its time. So for two years ago I started drifting in the streets with my 240 hatch. Found out about clubfr at the end of the year. Did a few mods to it. Gutted, rims, coilovers, welded diff, intake header, exhaust. I worked well last year and I made it to most of the Ddays. It was slammed all year long. I dropped it 1 more inch the day b4 the last Dday last year. I took it out to see how it felt. I drifted around 2 corners and it died. I looked in the wheel well and it turns out I was rubbing against my harness. SWEET! J/K. So I spent all day and all night redoing the harness, replacing all the fuses and relays. I even changed the ECU and my batter. The b**** didn't start in time. So I missed the last Dday. I was mad. After that a guy came to me with a rust free coupe and asked if I wanted to buy it. After discussing price and it jumping through a 3rd party I got it for $300. It is a rust free coupe that came from FL. It had potential, but was ugly! It had 2 coats of spray paint, red window tint, crome hubcaps, and best of all is the rear window decal. Under the hood was a Ford 302 V8.
It had tons of s*** inside it. It was rediculas. After spending a day cleaning it i could see the floor. I started working on it while I stockpiled parts in my apartment. I took my time and gutted everything out of the entire car. I sold some of it, and threw the rest of it in the dumpster. I looked for dry ice to take out the sound deadening material, but didn't have any luck. So I spent a week with a hammer and a chisel and got out all of the sound deadening. That sucks. After 1 week of finishing this, my friend told me he can get me dry ice :lol: I was so mad I laughed. Next I took off the window tint, but I didn't get it all. I need to get the scussy s*** thats on the window. Im gona try mineral sprits. Then I asked my parents if I can use there garage for some welding. I spend another week, and a million wire wheels and I took all the seems in the entire car down to bare metal. I removed the entire front end, doors, trunk, and sunroof. So at this point theres nothing left but windows. My buddy came over and did the stich welding. If you like it, hes looking to do others cars for cheap.
Theres alot more but im trying not to make this too long. We did the entire car. We did the engine bay, cabin, and trunk. Next was painting. My other buddy came over and the 2 of us went to town. Because there was spray paint we needed to sand it all off. This f***ing sucks! My friend andy and I, and both our girl friends came over and spent a week after work sanding all the spray paint. Then we noticed that this car wasnt so mint. O, it is rust free, but I think it hit a gard rail. There is a s*** ton of dents in the rear end of the car. Well, Andy worked his magic and smoothed it all out. Then we washed it and taped it all off and made a paint booth out of the garage by hanging plastic everywhere. I took some sawbucks and a long ladder and but my doors, bumpers, and lip and set it on the ladder. We stayed up all night and painted it. We finished an hour b4 I had to go to work :D
Some etching <spelling
After smoothing it out
Andy all suited up
He did most the painting, but i did some.
Here is the painting group
Its nice to have perfectly clean painting conditions
LOL. Well, Im super happy with how it turned out. We did 3 coats of paint, 2 coats of clear.
here is the end
So its all painted now. I still have to take off the big dog sticker. Now I need to reassemble. I am pulling everything off my hatch and puting it on my coupe. I also have a full JDM front end conversion. The front was painted. I have a K style bumper and a lip. I have hallogen headlights. GT-R grill
I have a GT-28 turbo kit
Bottom mount manifold
3" turbo back exhaust with no cat, no resenator, no muffler
Greddy fuel rail
RC 370cc injectors
Z32 fuel filter
Willow wood hydolic ebrake
walbro fuel pump
Off of the hatch im taking my seats, dash, Steering wheel, coilovers, welded diff.
I also have a Cometic headgasket and ARP head studs, but i think im gona wait to install them. Im gona be running a MSII for my EMS. Swich to timming trigger.
Im gona go buy Oots rims so im doing a 5lug conversion too.
The only other thing I didn't mention is I welded the extra holes shut in the engine bay. Im not going to run my custom wiring through the wheel wells. Im going to run them in on the botom of the engine bay on the intake side through a tiny hole. Im rewiring the entire car myself with the bare minimum. Im putting the fuses and relays undre the dash. I did have a roll cage lined up, but my buddy chaged plans on that, so im gona have to look else where and start saving.