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Old 01-23-2020, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default 83 245 Turbski Daily 2 seater "L Style" Van Build

So, after my 2015 Honda Fit was destroyed a couple months back, I decided that new cars weren't for me and went back to dailying my 91 244.

While the car has TB provenance having being owned by MikeP and son, and schaff70 and daughter, I was bored of it. I bought it wrecked badly in the front end and put it back together, fixed AC, and put 65k on it in a couple years time. I commute 70 miles a day and at the time was also going jobsite to jobsite, and at the time was able to write off mileage. I had maybe 2000 in it and it made me a lot of money, doesn't owe me a thing.

Then this thing came along cheap and I couldn't say no.
Lol. Bought it sight unseen, arrived on a trailer from Colorado.

It's an 83 245 Turbo, that had been retrofitted with a 90 B230ft and LH 2.4. It has some rust holes, but I ain't skeered. Came with some choice parts, and as a 240 parts hoarder, I already had some goods on the shelf. Also came with completely bald shot front struts, stripped strut tube, brake fluid leak from completely wrong flex lines, etc. Lots of sketchy kludge's and wiring. Leaking fuel too! In short a neglecterino in need of love, that I can see the potential in.

The goal is to have a low profile comfortable cruiser to make my 2 hour round trip commute in. Bangin system, dark tint, nice exhaust note, turbski sounds.

So far I have done:
-6 inch seat extensions. I'm 6'6", it's the most comfortable brick I've ever driven now!
-25mm front bar
-ipd lowering springs
-KYB Excel G struts, Gas-A-Just shocks (rep
-All new rotors and pads
-Replaced front calipers
-Replaced all brake flex lines
-7 new handmade copper nickel brake lines to fix ****ery
-full fluid service
-fresh 215 55 16 rubber on Hydras
-2.5 inch stainless exhaust, with hi flow cat and 2.5 stainless magnaflow clone "Totalflow" muffler (under 200 from Amazon for everything needed to build, wow!)
-threw the ****in e fan in the trash and Kenwood red chair restore to stock mfan to being a hoarder and having a 240 turbo shroud on the shelf
-rewired all battery and alt cables with my new hydraulic crimper big pimper, copper 4ga and 2ga
-repaired misc wiring ****ery including tailgate
-installed reciever hitch

Coming soon:
-rust repair and driveway paintjob
-245L conversion woodwork/load shelf/storage cubbies
-bangin system; so far have collected JL 12W6v3 sub in a ported box from the Fit, JL 600/6 v2 courtesy of my stepson. Need to acquire a sub amp of around 1kw (on the lookout for a JL 1000/1). Plan on running the stock CR 2170 into a LOC into Dayton Audio DSP, also JL audio Bluetooth reciever into the DSP. That and my President Ronald CB radio will be in the glovebox out of sight. Planning on 3 way active front and no rear speakers, 6.5 in the bottom of the door, 4 inch mid in factory spot, tweets in the pillars. Low profile.
-fresh deep tint job
-custom door panels

And probably more to come.

So here's some pictures of where we are now.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:44 PM   #3
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:46 PM   #4
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That's all for now!
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:27 AM   #5
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Right on, looks like you already accomplished a lot!
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:53 PM   #6
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Looks basic now but every day I do something to it.
Soon we'll have something cool-ish!
Purchasing a wrecked parts wagin manana!
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:03 PM   #7
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How the heck did you get in a Honda Fit?
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:43 PM   #8
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One leg at a time... I drove it to MM 2018, almost straight through with a 2 hour nap
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:10 AM   #9
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IIRC, that was aendrody's old wagon. The one he had in addition to his redwood '85 245Ti.

Anyway, good save...
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Got more pics of your battery harness? Did you redo the charging cables on the alt too?
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:54 PM   #11
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I can get some later.
I did 2 gauge starter to battery, 2 gauge battery to alt, 4 gauge alt to engine, battery to engine, battery to body.
Should be more than sufficient for my needs.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:25 PM   #12
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Did you run it up by the firewall or under the crank?
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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Neither, this whip is running the 740 style accessory brackets. Traditionally I have zip tied the alt wire to the AC hose that goes across the block when putting a "big 3" on a 240.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:52 PM   #14
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Got some Covid Carpentry accomplished...
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Old 04-12-2020, 08:58 PM   #15
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Repaired some old mud flaps and found a set of center caps while cleaning the garage. Also got all windlace installed, all windows and actuators working like a charm.
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Love it, mang.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:59 PM   #17
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New flush glass tailgate!
Also found a tight 15g at the yard, so reclocked and fabbed a bracket, 15psi on the MBC.
Also made my LH to Kjet adapter to run the stock airbox.
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:09 PM   #18
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Well heres the pics, oops.
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You need 242 doors
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You need 242 doors
For leg room reasons? Are you suggesting a 244, with a 242 door on the driver's side? Because I've considered it. I have 242 parts cars and could totally make it happen. Strictly because it's easier to get in and out of.

Made a good order of AC parts to hopefully get that taken care of today as well. New compressor, drier, tvx. Borrowed nitrogen to blow through after flush.
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For leg room reasons? Are you suggesting a 244, with a 242 door on the driver's side? Because I've considered it. I have 242 parts cars and could totally make it happen. Strictly because it's easier to get in and out of.
You could call it a Voloster....

I find the 242 much more comfortable than the 244/245 simply because the seat belt is further back, and my head isn't right next to the B pillar (6'3")

I also have spare 242 doors, but don't have the nads to actually do the bodywork lol
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You could call it a Voloster....

I find the 242 much more comfortable than the 244/245 simply because the seat belt is further back, and my head isn't right next to the B pillar (6'3")

I also have spare 242 doors, but don't have the nads to actually do the bodywork lol
Behind the B pillar you say?
I'm 6'6" bro I look at the people through the rear window lol!
6" seat extensions on this thing have made for the most comfortable 240 ever, highly recommended for my tall dudes.
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Looking good, love the airbox. Are you running a washer fluid bottle or have plans to relocate?
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Looking good, love the airbox. Are you running a washer fluid bottle or have plans to relocate?
Thanks!
You know I have never had a 240 with a functional washer. If I lived where there was salty winter roads or something I might miss it. Usually just wash windshield when getting fuel. I may however fix this one because I'd like to install a rear nozzle to tinkle on tailgaters.
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