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Old 11-20-11, 08:56 PM   #31
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that thing ruined an apron too. i would rather buy a bad motor sc and do a firewall swap
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Old 11-20-11, 09:20 PM   #32
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that car is totalled. theres no way it will ever drive straight again. did you get insurance money?? time for a whole new shell.
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Old 11-21-11, 12:01 PM   #33
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Nice work so far! Can't wait to see how this turns out. Gl with the build.
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Old 12-07-11, 07:45 AM   #34
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that car is totalled. theres no way it will ever drive straight again. did you get insurance money?? time for a whole new shell.
Wheels and shock towers are in alignment. Car has a strut bar that helped to keep it sqaure. In The Bahamas any car older than seven years can only obtain third party insurance. Basically if you hit someone they fix the person car and you are liable for your damages. Seeing that I was at fault for the accident I am basically footing the bill out of my pockets...




Donor car... The big thing everyone was telling me was just do a motor swap and be done with it. I'm still teetering on the edge but the white car is at the body shop. The decision would of been easier if tools and other things were cheap here.. It would of been cheaper to do body work for a few reasons.

We pulled the front support off today. I am waiting to see how the guy handles this. He has to pull the front end. I will start to check on progress from there and take photos to update you guys of the body work.

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Old 12-07-11, 08:42 AM   #35
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buy tools, have them shipped to bahamas. the end.... **** or maybe pay me cost of shipping and ill bring them. I need a vacation. i use a total of like far less than 200$ worth of tools from harbor freight to do most stuff on my cars. Metric short/long sockets, 1/2 ratch snub, breaker bar, various sized extensions. and a set of metric set of wrenches.
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Old 02-16-12, 04:17 PM   #36
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Old 02-16-12, 07:13 PM   #37
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welds better be solid
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Old 02-28-12, 03:44 PM   #38
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You got your work cut out for you
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Old 02-28-12, 07:26 PM   #39
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I'll get photos of the car with the front end on tomorrow and get some more of you guys opinions.
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Sorry for the horrible cell phone photos.. Will get better ones later...



So far this is the outcome of it... I could not longer continue with the first body guy on this... Car went there able to start car came back and would not fire.. Alternator fuse blown and my LC1 wideband control wire cut.... On top of that the bumper is not going over the bumper bar, the guy lost the hood safety and radiator mount brackets, etc... Had another body guy look at it and noted that the bumper support is not sitting properly.. From the looks of it the 1st body guy did not unscrew the bumper from the support... So yeah.. I am doing damage control.. Other body guy said it's no worries. I am planning on getting it running again to drive it to see how drivable it is and if I have any issues... If I don't then I will continue with the engine work (single turbo, timing belt, and water pump) and body work....

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Old 03-04-12, 08:04 AM   #41
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Working on the Soarer a bit more today...

Found out why the bumper was not on properly. Turns out the body guy did not bolt the support on properly. He left the bumper on and just tried to attach it to the main support. #epicfail. I must give him credit in the other repair...





Spot where main damage was...



Painted the support black...



Next I need to remove the bumper from the bumper support... Paint it and bolt it on to the main support... I think I will then attach my Origin/Origin style front bumper and do repairs to it...

Need help though guys... Car is not getting any spark... Anything suggestions on what I can check... So far I've check engine bay fuses but not the interior fuses.. Does look like the alternator fuse was blown so will replace that but i just popped it for temporary use... Also checked connectors around connectors, igniter, camshaft sensor, and crank sensor and no damage. Any help would be appreciated...

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Old 03-15-12, 08:32 PM   #42
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****Update....

In regards to the starting issue.. I checked all the fuses again and wiring... Tried a different ecu and same thing occurs.. It just rolls over but no start.... Hoping to find an igniter to test with. Might be that what's dead.

Also waiting on fender and hood... Didn't care for repairing the front of the black hood and the black fender so I got different ones with minimal damage..
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So I figured out what my no start/spark issue was. It was indeed the Igniter.. Now I can move on and get everything cleaned up by pressure washing and degreasing. I'm releived a bit.. Still have a good ways to go.. Just thought I should update....


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Old 03-24-12, 08:42 AM   #44
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Props for saving the car. Most would have ditches it
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Old 03-30-12, 07:53 AM   #45
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Got my oil feel lines... -4AN.. Got it for a nice price.. Just the translation of it getting from the US here is a killer....



Also got the oil feed fitting for the Holset HX35.. Was suppose to be black but they sent blue... Seller reshipped a black one.. They also have the block side cheap so I ordered it...


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