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Old 01-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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well, the wagon (le brik) is too rusty so ive been looking for a good shell to swap everything into, so i was put in touch with Vince (Terribleone) that happened to have an 81 242t(no I) sitting in his yard, not registered since '04. he said not much rust, nothing cancerous, so i rounded up a trailer and drove 2.5 hours to pick it up. (thanks Kyle!)

this is what i saw when i got there.



two rolling tires later we had it up on the trailer and ready to head home!


when i got it home, i went straight to rust repair, i dont want this thing to rust out from under me

derpin out some tar paypa
cuttin up some patch panels


SNAZZY INTERIOR!


DEATH TO KJET!


i have a few more pics laying around, but thats pretty much where i am now, starting ripping the b21 out today, ill repaint the engine bay and drop the motor from the wagon into this, plus all those gooides then scrap the ol shell :-/

starting to yank the motor.


aaaalmost


the engine did an unexpected 180 on the way out, i guess to say goodbye


FILTHY! new coat of paint probably tomorrow.



oh and the car has decarbons front and rear, but the drivers side strut tube was rusted off
you can sorta see it here, the orange is the strut insert, you shouldnt be able to see that


got the bay painted, and put in some new window scrapers.



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Old 01-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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yeah, this one too
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Glad to see someone jumped on that car. Whatever you do, please keep that interior...it's too cool.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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Nice job saving a 242! Ive got some rust repair work in the future for mine too... not looking foward to it... haha
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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got the motor out today, good bit of work done, stopped at about 9:30, slow steady work all day.

found out the car has DeCarbons all the way around and i was pleasantly surprised to find a flat flywheel as well

so far the car has turned out to be a great investment

@jared, im definitely keeping that interior, the seats are toast, so theyll be replaced. and the drivers side DP is completely rotten from water damage, so im going to get some 1/8" MDF and see if i cant reconstruct the backing and glue it on, ill make an article, i hope it works out, because ive only seen a handful of these interiors, and the passenger side DP plus both rear panels are in great shape.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:10 AM   #8
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Sounds like a plan

When you paint the bay for the love of god don't be like me and do it gloss black...shows every run, ripple, scratch, and imperfection. Such a pita.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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i was thinking satin black, like what jordan, cameron, asher, and all the other cool guys did
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #10
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You only have two eyes. I hope you don't ever have to experience the pleasure of plucking one of those wire strands out of your eyes.



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Old 02-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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same with the grinder/cutoff wheel pics.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #12
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+1, I've experienced this... Not funny
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #13
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yeah i have a welding mask and we tried using that, but its too damn dark, i need to get one of those facemasks, we were doing some grinding on a rusted bolt under the car last night and i really would have loved to have one then
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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well, got a few things done the last few days, just never posted pictures.

got the bay painted, its better than it was, but not what i wanted


luckily its just a DD, its not meant to be perfect

then i got a shipment from Ken Rogers, seriously one of the best sellers on TB.


mmmm fresh winda scrapas.
i have to say, i was REALLY impressed with the quality, fitment, shipping, price...EVERY aspect of this purchase was perfect. i cant say enough how much i recommend Ken as a seller. and if you need new scrapers (everyone does) buy them from ken, perfect product.

in the next few days ill be yanking the suspension and rear axle so i can prep the shell for the stuff from the wagon.

the hardest part is sitting around waiting for the title, on the 16th ill be able to put in the final paperwork and wait 21 more days, then ill have a title but i think itll be worth it. definitely worth it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #15
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well folks, looks like things might actually start happening in the thread.
i got my title!!!!!




got some noltec V1 camber plates and got the DeCarbons ready to drop in, ordering coleman racing coilover sleeves tonight, should be doing the engine swap in the next week or two, so keep an eye out for this thread

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #16
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Looks like a fun project and you're making good headway.
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after a little more refurb, these will be going on the 242
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He's hoping the water will help grow some new tires.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #19
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coilovers are complete, thanks to geoff (still owe you more beers buddy )


and now that todds wagon is running (sort of ) ill be driving that to work for a few days to make sure it doesn't spontaneously combust
meanwhile, this thread will take a turn for the awesome, because i just got a new camera and im dying to have something to take pictures of
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why did you weld the perches so low? plan on running long springs or something?
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why did you weld the perches so low? plan on running long springs or something?
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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GOD ALMIGHTY my legs are pale

i put the perches there because when funding allows im going to shorten the tubes and get saab inserts so i can haz moar low.

im looking at 8" springs, with the perches all the way up that should be an acceptable ride height

the other k-jet to lh2.2 project in my driveway runs, so as soon as i can get the brakes to stop dragging and fix the timing, thatll come out and this thread will get REALLY interesting.
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the other k-jet to lh2.2 project in my driveway runs, so as soon as i can get the brakes to stop dragging and fix the timing, then I'll crank up the Lady Gaga & things will get REALLY interesting.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #24
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well, i took the wagon out for one last lap around the block.
parked it next to the 242, cranked up the lady gaga, and let the madness begin.



Geoff and Josh stopped by to help out (THANKS GUYS!!!!)



Geoff's shop dog Bear came along to keep us company


and in ONE DAY!;


Geoff even loaned me some 275# 7" springs so i could throw the coilovers on.



probably the most productive day ive ever had to date, but I owe these guys big time, im just super stoked to see things happening with this car
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #25
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You don't mess around do you? I wish I could have been there to lend a hand, or just to stand around & make fun of you while you worked.
I'll be over this Sunday once I get back.
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