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Old 12-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #41 (permalink)
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No funding for it. Have too many other things going on at the moment. Most I may do are swap the drilled to the rear and do some type of small disc upgrade on the front.

Honestly, I have no practical use for a brake upgrade. No extra power, and unfortunately no significant track time. Nothing WRONG with the stock brakes, just doing some minor touch ups and preventive maintenance.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #42 (permalink)
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More progress, Nice day out so I soaked everything in foam purple stuff and scrubbed it all out. Washed it out. Crazy how much dirt/dust/gunk I got out of it.





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Old 12-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #43 (permalink)
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It looks great! Noticeably cleaner than the original pictures.

I don't know what "foam purple stuff" is but it works wonders and/or you know how to maximize lighting, lenses, and camera angles!
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Same as this except I used the "Purple Lightning" brand which is a spray bottle instead of aerosol.
O'Reilly Chemicals 46585 - Foamy Engine Degreaser | O'Reilly Auto Parts

That plus a long handle scrub brush ate away all the crap that was there. There is still some corrosion on the upper frame rails (visible in pics) that I want to wire brush off and re-coat.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Chazz just personal question, are you a serial killer? this image is kind of disturbing, what's the latest number, Saw 5?...on a side note, I was going to tell you to shave those front turn signals but I see you're the only one who has good use for them...

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:52 PM   #46 (permalink)
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pshh everyone hangs body parts from the ceiling?!
id love to shave them, body lines, and corner markers as well. just dont have funds for it at the moment.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #47 (permalink)
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More work tonight. Started working on stripping all the corrosion from the frame. Apparently theres some type of coating over the aluminum as well. Didnt work well.

Going to strip ALL the coating and remove all the corrosion. Then Etch the aluminum and coat it with something like bed-liner.

This was about 20min with a wire-wheel.



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Old 12-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Chazz just personal question, are you a serial killer? this image is kind of disturbing, what's the latest number, Saw 5?...on a side note, I was going to tell you to shave those front turn signals but I see you're the only one who has good use for them...

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #49 (permalink)
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So, I am stuck. I want to do this RIGHT, however I am not sure if its reasonable. The only corrosion I have on the car is on the rear galvanized steel subsection of frame. Its minimal corrosion, however its still bugging me. I CAN pull this rear section off in a few hours, however it will require the removal of all of my rear suspension. If removed I will have it blasted and powdercoated Silver to
match the bare Aluminum frame. Then powdercoat the surface layer Wrinkle black where the rear clam will seat.

Going to ask for a quote for it tomorrow when I drop the brakes at the powdercoating shop.

Alternate plan is to spend a few days sanding/brushing as much of the reachable corrosion. Coating it with an aerosol corrosion stopper, then truck bed liner coating what I can reach.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Depends on how much it bothers you!
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I would leave it alone if I were you. Wait several years until you need new suspension bushings to do this job.
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I think I have decided to hand sand as much of the corrosion off as I can then coat it with POR-15. It's not my "prefered" method, but it will work just fine, still look good, and cost MUCH less. $65 in supplies VS $350 for blasting and coating.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Not dead yet! Holidays now out the way, back to work! Pulled the Exhaust and heatshield today. Rollballrs and cables are removed from the rear frame. Did a bit more work on removing corrosion. Ordered POR-15 to coat it with, Need to do an EVAP delete and Smaller battery as well.

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Not dead yet! Re-construction starts next week!
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Finally dragged myself out of bed and got something done.
New front rotors should be here next week, Old front are moving to rear, powdercoating done just need to have them turned. Front Calipers have been powdercoated and Exhaust is in the process of Ceramic coating now.

Today I finished sanding, cleaning, etching, and painting (POR15) the rear subframe to correct some corrosion that was starting to form.







Also had my Aerolatch show up.
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I tried something different with my rotors. Since I only got a pair and the stopping power wasn't any different - only unsprung weight savings - I kept my stock on the front and put the lighter ones on the rear.
There are a lot of considerations in doing this, but since the stoppring power wasn't one of them, I figured I'd try to lighten the rear instead of the front. I have now lightened the rear of my car by at least 50 pounds altogether and it seems to have made a noticeable difference.
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The Stock fronts are fairly worn, and because they take the brute of force during braking, I wanted the new rotors up front. The stock rears were not Drilled, so I moved the OE drilled rotors to the back. Just general cleanup!
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Keyless entry installed today, somethings wrong with the drivers door mechanism though. Will work on that later. Also installed the Flushmount Aerolatch.



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At it again. TheChazz Winter thread

Chazz, what is the advantage to having an aero latch? I'm not familiar with it.


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