Originally Posted by sway162
Loving the thread man, keep it up. Glad to see things are moving along. Did you ever get in touch with that seller?
Thanks Josh! Yeah, I'm getting there. Slowly, but surely. I did get a hold of him and was finally able to see the kit in person! I did find out that it was in fact a V:S kit, and not Vertex like he so adamant about. (I didn't care.. lol) So I picked it up a couple weeks ago, and he threw in the sides pretty much for free as he didn't want to try selling them separately.
Here are the pics: I will be getting the kit painted/repaired over the winter, then I'll be running the kit in the spring.
I had already sent my payment over to Easton to pick up his sides, which were delivered the day after I picked up the front + sides. I am still undecided which sides to keep. Both are in really good condition, but the unpainted ones almost look brand new..
Picked up a JIC front strut bar locally for a pretty decent price.
I bought a rebuild kit for all 4 calipers and got them put back together.
Back on the car: (sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, forgot my camera)
That is all for the pics right now. I won't go into details, but life has been pretty stressful/hectic as of late. However, I have been able to get a decent amount of work done on the car. I only have a couple things left, then it is off to get tuned. I have been in contact with PSI down in Portland, who do amazing work with 2j's. They are about a month out right now, so I should be getting the car back around New Years once I get everything else together. So, I have about a month to get it all finished up.
Here is what I have left until then:
- Get the car on the ground (plan on doing tomorrow)
- Finish battery re-location - need to fab a new "battery tray" bracket to sit below trunk lining.
- Install Catch Can - need to fab a bracket to install in the original battery space
I am starting to feel a lot better about the build, and it is kind of hitting me that I will soon have a Turbo IS..
I cannot wait to get back into the car, have not driven it in over a year..