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    Re: Just reposting

    Post by EclipsedSilver on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:24 pm

    Alright guys, more pics!

    Steering column cover:








    The airbag module:





    And something totally random, the ignition key.






    That's all for now. I'll leave you with this little nugget. The newly painted windshield wiper arms.
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    Post by Dminted on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:55 pm

    It's good to see all the colors coming together it really makes it easier to see the final design. Keep getting some work done while the rest of us (me) just sit here and wait for the chance to do work lol. No ideas really on where you could get stickers for the door locks but maybe having some custom made at a sticker shop maybe even in the mall I always see those in the kiosks where they make decals, they can make anything.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:19 pm

    I didn't even think about doing that with the decals. Just go to Autozone and buy some sandpaper and a can of spray paint. I used caliper paint, but it's completely up to you. I took Jay's suggestion about using three coats. First i sanded, then sprayed a coat, sanded that, sprayed a second coat, sanded any runs, then shot a third coat. The first two were light coats, with the third being a semi-wet coat. My first mistake with the tweeter cover was spraying it while it was raining outside. Seeing as how Sarah is pregnant, i had to do it in the garage. eventually i waited until i had a dry, warm day to paint. Ironically, everything came out better than i thought it was going to. I still need to post pics of the center console, and paint the passenger door and rear speaker cover in addition to my tweeter cover that's being used as a voltmeter pod. I can't wait to get it all done. We'll push the car into the driveway and get pics of everything in the sunlight. I'm kind of thinking i should've gone to O'Reilly Auto Parts and talked to the guys in their paint shop about mixing together some Bayside Blue and putting it into a spray can so i can see the actual color on the car. I might still do that, just not too sure how.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:47 pm

    And for some reason, I'm almost totally obsessed with a Sky-forty, or an R340SX. lol. Basically, a 240SX with an R34 clip. It can be done, has been done, but is tedious and requires attention to detail. Sarah seemed to be sort of enthusiastic about it, but we were texting so oi dunno. I'll ask her when she gets home. I wouldn't mind doing it, or driving it for that matter, but i really want my R31 wagon with an RB26DETT. We shall see what the future holds. lol
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    Post by Dminted on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:26 am

    The future is always an uncertain thing lol. I am debating on whether or not the 240R34 looks good or is just some weird combo that was thought up and created.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:17 pm



    I dunno man, looks pretty good to me. Plus it's possible to do an AWD set up. That'd be a sight to see, an AWD RB26DETT powered 240 or 180.

    Here's another sight.



    I've got a friend who has imported a few things from Canada into Springfield. I'll get with him and ask about the possibility of getting an R series front clip. Might have to do an R32, since they're in Canada, but I dunno.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:31 pm

    Well, i did a little more painting. Just the door sills and the tweeter turned voltmeter housing. I still want to get my hands on a pillar pod and a few more gauges. Although i can't drive the car yet, i still know what i want to do. Eventually, if i can find one, i want to get an Evo VIII head and turbo set up to go under the carbon fiber hood. I STILL can't decide which one to get, but i do want to make it a forward tilt hood (Think Corvette or BenSopra GT-R) but i may run into issues with the fitting and molding it into a forward tilt front clip. Time will tell... lol
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    Post by Dminted on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:05 am

    I like all the new pics you got up on Facebook. The painting is coming out very nice and it is really tying up the interior rather well. I don't think you should come across too many issues with wanting a forward tilt hood since that is a fairly easy concept.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:56 pm

    While this is true about the forward tilt clip you mentiond D, i am wanting to use a carbon fibre hood. The bonding of the fenders and the CF hood may prove difficult. I think the BenSopra GT-R uses fiberglass for the hood and fenders. I could be wrong though.

    And i agree with the pieces tying the interior together. Not only did it come out better than expected, but it looks better than i thought it was goung to. I still plan on having the pieces shot in the Bayside Blue when i go to have the car painted. Plus, I'm going to look into Lights on LEDs and see if they can provide blue lighting in the gauges and climate control, or if they will let me send them my gauges and climate to do the work themselves. I can't believe my wife asked about neons in the car. Although, maybe some blue neon rings in the cup holders wouldn't look TOO terrible... lol
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:09 pm

    So my wife and i decided that we should get an SUV instead of a truck. I found a sweet looking Ford Excursion for 450 down. I hope it's diesel. lol. If not, we'll just get a Suburban, Tahoe or a Durango.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:23 pm

    So yeah, i am COMPLETELY stunned. I found a nice 1993 R33 GTS-T coupe for sale on Craigslist for $20,000. 20 GRAND!! That is utterly reasonable for such a rare car. Chances are, it was grandfathered in from the Motorex scandal. Sadly, he doesn't mention whether or not it has a Bond release or substitute for US VIN. If it is legal, he'd mention, whether in an email or up front. Dammit, i wish i had the money.
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    Post by Dminted on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:38 am

    I wish I had that money too, that car would be a great replacement for my EK lol. Someday we will find the right Skyline for us and it will be awesome.
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    Post by Dminted on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:39 am

    I wish I had that money too, that car would be a great replacement for my EK lol. Someday we will find the right Skyline for us and it will be awesome.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:23 pm

    Hey D, how bout i become an RI? I'll cut you a hell of a deal. Only the cost of the NTHSA crap. Hell if you work for me I'll cut THAT in half. lol. I can't wait to get a Skyline. Perferrably my R31 wagon with a GT-R swap. Might even go with the adding of the ATTESSA E-TS system. An all wheel drive wagon, yeahh buddy. lol
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:02 pm

    Just out of curiosity, since i'm wanting to do center exhaust, should i do just a Porsche style tip and a magnaflow or Flowmaster muffler tucked up under the car, or go with a dual muffler poking out of the rear? Something like this.

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    Post by Dminted on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:35 am

    I would love to get into being an RI as well but man I could not imagine how much of a headache it must be trying to get the cars legalized here with our strict laws. If i was doing a center exit exhaust on a car I would personal go with something that maybe was hidden under the bumper with a subtle exit but I have never been a big fan of those dual welded mufflers like that one, I don't really know why but it just seems a bit to clustered for my liking.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:39 pm

    Yeah, im not too crazy about that style either. I think an actual Porsche muffler would look better.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:36 am

    Well, finally got the time to get back on and update my thread. Got some hood spacers for the Eclipse from my good friend Dminted, i did have to whittle the holes out just a bit to make new, longer bolts fit.






    I have also picked out an engine. It's a remanufactured engine from eBay, and the selller is reputible. I have thought about just getting a short block and an Evo head, but that would potentially cost me more than the $1400 for the long block. Obviously i'll have to swap over some of my parts, but that's no big deal. I am thinking about taking the car to a shop and calling it good, as i don't know if the engine will be ready to fire once it's installed. I do have questions to ask. lol. I am, however going to do the very popular balance shaft delete, as should the balance shaft belt breaks, it will get tangled up in the timing belt and i'll have a 1400 dollar paperweight. So, yeah, it's gotta go. lol. I'm also going to have Tanner, a body shop owner that we use at work, paint and install the front bumper when i get the car running. The project is starting to creep forward. lol
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    Post by Dminted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:40 am

    Our cars seem to just creep along in the build process. Love the way the hood spacers turned out. We have all fallen behind on our builds which has really taken a toll on the forums productivity lol.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:46 pm

    You can say that again. Course money is tight, we're prepping for a baby in a couple of weeks, and waiting on that tax refund. lol
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    Post by Dminted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:50 pm

    baby prep is very financially draining lol but also very fun!
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:52 pm

    You know how it is, you've got five intern mechanics. lol It has been fun. But Sarah STILL won't let me bolt the base of James' carrier to the floor in the hatch of the eclipse...
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    Post by Dminted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:53 pm

    well I wonder why she doesn't think that is a wise idea? lol
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:56 pm

    What? It's not like i have NOS and a roll bar back there. lol
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    Re: Just reposting

    Post by jlopez95 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 pm

    hood spacers look good.. ive been stuck on getting a pair too

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