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#1 OpelWagenGT

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:24 AM

I was thinking that this section of the forum needed a new thread so I figured this would be the best one. Sorry I don not have any content to post but someone else can start :)

#2 S@nt0s

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

ummm
int he alst month i narrowed a rear end, mounted from drag aluminum brake set up, pressure washed the under carriage adn painted it, picked up my SR20 motor, picked up my turbo manifold material, aluminum fuel cell, ISIS intake manifold. thats all i can think of LOL

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:33 AM

It's still pretty early but all I plan to do is drive it to U-Pull-it to buy Honda parts.

#4 OpelWagenGT

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:28 PM

just posted some more in my build thread for those fellow 1200 owners who want to go check it out I will be doing more work tomorrow and posting some more pics so be on the look out.
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Ok... Buy a big bottle of n02, and an sr20det. Hook up the bottle to the a15. Squeeze until it blows.
Install sr20det.
Hook up bottle to sr20det. Squeeze until it blows.
Install Northstar V8. Drive until it blows.
Install 2JZ in front, and 2jz in rear, play Jay Z on the stereo. Drive until your brain explodes.
Fin
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:57 PM

I rebuilt my rear brakes this past summer, new wheel cylinders, drums and brake shoes. They worked very well. After about three weeks I began to get a thumping noise from the rear of the car but only when I applied medium pressure on the brakes. If I applied light or heavy pressure very little or no noise occurred. Today on the recommendation of a local repair shop owner, I ground a bevel on the leading and trailing edge of the brake linings of each shoe, about a 45 degree bevel. Reassembled the brakes after lubing the backing plate where the shoes ride and made sure the wheel cylinders were able to slide as well-they were still lubed from original brake job this summer. Went for a drive-WOW great braking and NO THUMPING, light, medium or heavy pedal pressure, no noise!!
Sometimes it's the little things that can ruin a drive!

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

I put my left door on this weekend.
now all I need to do is fenders, hood, grille, cowl grilles, headlights,front marker lights, turn signals, door trim panels, wiper arms and blades, glove box, shift boot, get tires, alignment, and maybe one or two other things :blink:
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

1200 suspension change over.
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1972 coupe body with less than 40,000 miles on it.
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Installed front and rear suspension from this orange one on to the red one- now I can roll it around!
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These two bodies have serial #'s about 900 #'s from one another.
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This great Portland weather made it a fun job. Time to cut what left of the orange up!

#8 KELMO

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:54 AM

Seems to be the thing to do with your 1200. This is what mine looked like last March

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:56 AM

Wow. I am such a slacker. I thought I was doing good installing new wheels and glovebox door yesterday.
A carb guy in a fuel injection world.
Ripping the Bring and sanding it round.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

I washed it then drove to Pendleton and back on Wednesday. 500+ trouble-free miles.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:50 PM

Not a damn thing. :(

Only thing I've done in the last year is take all the measurements and started trimming the bits to install the IRS.

I need to finish that damn thing some day...

It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:23 AM

Gonna sand and primer the front apron today, and hopefully drill out some broken off bolts in the hoodledge with an easy out.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

Gonna sand and primer the front apron today, and hopefully drill out some broken off bolts in the hoodledge with an easy out.


Good luck Kelly. Easy-outs are the bane of my existence. I have the worst luck with those things...

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

Easy outs are now the bane of my existence also....fricken fracken chicken shacken :blink:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

i drove over a curb & bent my crossslink slightly. Required a home front end alignment. that's what i did lately. To busy working on my wifes 1959 1000
I swear this is the last project

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:56 AM

I cut off the spring perches of my front struts and installed shaft collars about and inch lower. I can post pics later today.
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Ok... Buy a big bottle of n02, and an sr20det. Hook up the bottle to the a15. Squeeze until it blows.
Install sr20det.
Hook up bottle to sr20det. Squeeze until it blows.
Install Northstar V8. Drive until it blows.
Install 2JZ in front, and 2jz in rear, play Jay Z on the stereo. Drive until your brain explodes.
Fin
Joe


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:58 PM

I cut off the spring perches of my front struts and installed shaft collars about and inch lower. I can post pics later today.


O K dude its later today :P
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

All I've done is installed the stereo, reinstalled the dashpad and glovebox (new, yes they are still available). I also painted the glove box door, anyone tried to order new ones?

And I reinstalled the blasted inside rear view mirror. I bought one of the new ones on fleabay from singapore a while back. It was good, but it seemed like it was bowed or something, cause the rear view didn't look quite right. It seemed like if I looked long enough I would get sick. :blink: Anyway I get moved up here to Utah and have a good freeze and it cracks. Another couple days and it cracks more. Instead of buying another I had a glass shop cut a piece to put in it. The edges aren't perfect, but it is nice to have again.

Now if I could just get a windshield to me I could pass the safety inspection for new Utah plates. ;)
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:39 AM

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the last photo is a preview of what I'm doing with the wheels.
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Ok... Buy a big bottle of n02, and an sr20det. Hook up the bottle to the a15. Squeeze until it blows.
Install sr20det.
Hook up bottle to sr20det. Squeeze until it blows.
Install Northstar V8. Drive until it blows.
Install 2JZ in front, and 2jz in rear, play Jay Z on the stereo. Drive until your brain explodes.
Fin
Joe


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

Lookin' good
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