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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:03 am 
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My question is why? Seems unnecessary and will only add weight.

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:07 am 
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My question is why? Seems unnecessary and will only add weight.
I want to run evo8/9 rotors to match the front. The 1g calipers were too small for them. This is the best solution I could figure out without adding a hydraulic parking brake. That is best for not dumping $500 on wilwood combination calipers.


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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:22 am 
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I have made some progress on this lately.

First, I got a new gauge surround. Bye bye gorilla tape and cracked surround.

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Second, I went a little redneck with blue realtree camo. I think it turned out awesome.

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Third, I started making a turbo manifold. I sold the hx35 I just had rebuilt, and all those goodies. Now the plan is t3 twinscroll topmount hx40. Here are the progress pics. It is almost complete. I was sad when I had to remove the a/c from the car.

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Last, I cut a hole in the hood for a new scoop. Still needs a lot of work to fit properly. The scoop is from a mini cooper.

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:12 am 
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Very nice, you are really coming along with this.

Did you get my phone message yesterday, May 9.

Call me I want to go up there next wk.

Mandy


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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:25 pm 
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So plans changed.... This time for the better. Here is a teaser of what will come and why. Plan is to have the rest of the car done in gti fabric to match. Good thing I am friends with an upholstery shop.

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:51 pm 
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nice..even comes with a beer can holder lol



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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:14 pm 
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nice..even comes with a beer can holder lol



Steve

Lol , this build is epic. I am happy you got a NOS bezel and posted a part # im going to call my local dealer and see what they say.

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Today I installed the wrx bumper. I love how it looks. It makes the intercooler look small. Gotta wire up the fog lights still. But here are the pics.

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What yaear sti was this off of? Was is 92-00? What modifications were needed

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Thank you all for the kind (and funny) words. I wouldn't consider it epic, just a guy changing his mind too often. At least with a daughter on the way this car has more of a defined purpose. That is to be a fast street car that can haul the family around.

The bumper is from a version 3 STI. From my research it is the same from 1992-1997. 1998-2000 are the same for the most part, but look slightly different around the fog lights. I removed the crash bar for the fmic. Other than a few zip ties, I trimmed the wheel arches to make it look round. It was very simple.


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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:42 pm 
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This is not an update from what I have done, but what arrowhead has done for me. I traded him the old 1.6 from my car as well as a few extra parts for this.

First he finished molding in the Mini hood scoop.

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Then he replicated the hood out of fiberglass.

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As you can see it only weighs 16 lbs. I am on the fence about overlaying it with carbon fiber for that complete ricer look or just having it painted with the car. Either way I am happy with how it looks and can not wait to see how it is on the car.


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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Sweet hood, are you gonna make more? What does stock hood weight?

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Stock hood weights 37 lbs, so a little more than 50% reduction.


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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:36 am 
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id buy one of those hoods.. mine sucks

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:51 am 
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and where did you find that gauge surround?? is there more??

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 Post subject: Re: new colt owner in GA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:10 pm 
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I'll probably be running a twin scroll t3 hx40 on my sedan. We'll have to meet up sometime since I'll be moving to ATL next summer.

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