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post #1786 of 1790 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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So I fixed my door. I still plan to take apart what I have left to take pictures of everything so someone else can avoid what I did lol it's just messy so taking pictures and working on it at the same time is a pain. But it's done, I had to pry the hell out of a lever and gain just enough room to poke a small flathead
After I fixed the door I was motivated to get other stuff done. Installed Ganadors, TRD yellows, new serpentine belt, and replaced my trunk hinges. My trunk now pops completely open! Hasn't done that in years so that's cool.

Just this week I was finally able to get my hands on some pig tails for 2002+ OEM mirrors. My Ganadors had no plugs so I didn't have a way to get power to them to adjust. I removed all the wires from the plugs, grabbed three I wanted to keep, soldered onto the wiring of the Ganadors, and then placed the wires back in the spots needed for adjustment. Much better now that I can atleast see SOMETHING lol

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I picked up a few parts too. Figs Super Pro bushings for the subframe diff mount and diff ear mounts, Carbing front under brace, and I finally bit the bullet and bought JDM black housing/blue tint head lights.

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IMG_0335 by in the slot I needed and it popped right open.
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Drove my car for the first time in over a month since I couldn't get the door open. This was like January 1st lol

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I did eventually wash my car.

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May install Carbing brace tomorrow, need HID kit for headlights before I install them, need to figure out the best way to wire turn signals for mirrors, need to get my wheels powder coated, need it to warm up so I can work on my Vertex fenders more.
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post #1787 of 1790 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 04:05 PM
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Nice to see you're still at it and investing more. Looking good bro!

Let us know how the diff bushings work out. I bought all of those a while back but still haven't installed them.

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Nice to see you're still at it and investing more. Looking good bro!

Let us know how the diff bushings work out. I bought all of those a while back but still haven't installed them.
Thanks! Yeah, I go back and forth between selling it and continuing to mod it. Will have it until I'm fed up with it lol

Haven't messed with the diff bushings yet. I was planning on rushing things together to go to Import Alliance in Atlanta next weekend but I realized I won't be happy with some of the details so I'm not going. Which means I can start working on the bushings soon
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So I may sell my Carbing under brace if anyone wants it. It hangs too low for me, I'm afraid it will get caught on an incline or a speed bump

Figs came through and produced new "OEM" side skirt clips. I jumped on the group buy and they showed up last week I think. They're actually a lot bigger than I expected lol but fit perfect once you fix your pinch welds. Mine are folded over and bent to hell so that made it more difficult. I haven't finished putting them in or test fit my side skirts but should be back together next week/weekend.

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Started working on the head light install. I removed part of the ballast wiring from my OEM head lights and will be using them to make a plug and play harness. Just need to order some 9006 clips and some 9006 bulbs.

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Pictures from before I swapped head lights. Wheels are powder coated and match now!

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I've got a lot of loose ends right now lol. Started about 6 small "projects" at once and have nothing completed other than greasing the front sway bar lol. Hopefully in the next two weeks or so I'll have things back together and cleaned up

Then it'll get put back on jack stands so I can do the rear bushings lololol at least then it'll go a little lower and get a fresh alignment
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The wheels came out great! I also placed an order for the side skirt clips during the group buy, but I guess I wasn't one of the first 10 sets so mines will probably show up in another week. Car looks great and I'm sure you'll knock out those small projects pretty soon. That said, get started on the Elixir already
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