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Old 06-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default It has come a looong way (242 turbo content)

This is my 1982 242 turbo, i have had no real build threads on this in the last 2 and a half years of owning it.

I bought it from a guy in Gustine, CA selling it as a 1982 242 "GT" although it was a 1982 and had a turbo

It looked kinda ridiculous, bearable though

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After a light run in with a deer, the front end was pretty much toast (hood, grille) so at that point I decided to get it looking more like it should. I got lucky, when I went to the junkyard I was expecting to end up with a mismatched color hood but I found a white one with minimal paint wear and a good set of lights.

This photo is about a week after I changed the hood, i had removed the GT stripes the day before this photo (looks a lot better in my opinion)

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It was hard finding a nice Turbo coffinhood grille but managed to find this one and bought it from Ryanfay here on TB. also put in some IPD sport springs. it has IPD sways

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The dash got real old real quick, a little too color heavy for the eyes, and the GT interior, although nice, was not for me, kinda wanted a normal black one.
So after some work, junk yard parts, and trading interiors with a fellow TBer i ended up with this

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From then there wasn't much being added or changed, pretty much kept it that way for a good while.

I was also looking for a nice steering wheel, and thanks to my wonderful girlfriend, i got this for Xmas

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love it

And recently I have been upgrading the exhaust slowly but surely. this is a 3inch DP made by jao here on TB. fits perfectly, and quality is great.

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And my most recent addition visually has to be my absolute favorite!!!

Got these bad boys in the mail the other week

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ESM "004" wheels
17x8 +15 offset with 215/45's in the front
17x9 +0 offset with 225/45's in the rear

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And thats where this guy sits today, for the most part drivetrain wise, only basic maintenance where needed and a few mods here and there. Running at 11 psi. nothing too special.

will update this as it progresses
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Nice car. I think I would have kept more of the GT stuff, but you have to live with it. In the pics it looks like the front needs to be just a touch lower to balance the level of the rear.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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looks good man, now lower it more ;)

glad you are happy with the DP, let me know if you ever need anything else!
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:33 AM   #4
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looks awesome man. Very well done.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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yes the front definitely needs to go lower. after some time i want to lower it another 2-3 inches in the front and 1-2 in the rear
clearance is just my issue at the moment lol the fenders are now rolled and the wheels and tires just baaarely fit and no rubbing yet.

and i did like the GT stuff but i didnt really feel it suited right, to each their own. i did keep the GT front airdam though, definitely a nice touch.

and yes jao i will let you know!
i would like to pick up the rest of the exhaust from you if i could but i gotta wait till late july when i get back from vegas.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:53 AM   #6
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Did you have the wheels drilled to 5x108 with that offset?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:13 AM   #7
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no they came 5x108, they have 25mm spacers on them aswell, what i noted is with the spacers in mind
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no they came 5x108, they have 25mm spacers on them aswell, what i noted is with the spacers in mind
Did you have to install the spacers for clearances on the inside? I'm curious why you're running spacers with 8's and 9's.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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lol i'll be going to lasVegas with my lady pretty soon, she won a 2 night stay at the sahara. did you happen to drive out... i could bring an exhaust with us so you don't have to pay shipping ;)
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Did you have to install the spacers for clearances on the inside? I'm curious why you're running spacers with 8's and 9's.
Probably because the offset was too high
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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yes for clearances, the fronts touched the strut tube, and the rears touched lightly on that little triangular plate that hangs out in the back (not the one on the caliper)
the 8's came in +38 and the 9's came in +25, probably didnt need them on the rear, could have gotten away with grinding away, but i like how it looks with the wheels so close to the fender. so decided to just go with some spacers.


jao what days are you gonna be staying there??? we will be driving
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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This is why i ran spacers in the rear lol looks damn goood
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yes for clearances, the fronts touched the strut tube, and the rears touched lightly on that little triangular plate that hangs out in the back (not the one on the caliper)
the 8's came in +38 and the 9's came in +25, probably didnt need them on the rear, could have gotten away with grinding away, but i like how it looks with the wheels so close to the fender. so decided to just go with some spacers.


jao what days are you gonna be staying there??? we will be driving
You can remove those triangle things (on both the caliper and gas tank). Weight savings, but you'll die in a fire.
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You can remove those triangle things (on both the caliper and gas tank). Weight savings, but you'll die in a fire.
haha yeah i saw that they can be removed, but didnt really want to
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I like this car a lot, it's simple and effective. It's going to look amazing lowered a bit more. Nice job man.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:05 PM   #16
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Update got a Brace from DavidSamuels, great quality.



Just keepin' up with the basics as i go.



finished my exhaust for now (hard to see)
3 inch DP from Jao
And 2.5 inch from the DP back
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Got a bit of tire on your rear fender.
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Got a bit of tire on your rear fender.
That's always a good look on a white car!
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Wow,very clean car





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Nice project, I like the way it looked when you bought out though!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:24 AM   #21
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Nice project, I like the way it looked when you bought out though!
yeah, im curious how it would look with the wheels, probably pretty good. just not a huge fan of the GT stuff on non GT's lol.

my future ideas are swapping the front end out for the newer style with a flathood. i really wanna do a 2.3L swap, but this engine has been so good to me and with a gazzillion miles i wanna see how long it will run.
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I'd like to see it lowered some more.
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I'd like to see it lowered some more.
coilovers coming soon!

just worried about the rears rubbing, they already do when i hit dips on the freeway. the place that rolled them said the front of the rear fender was too thick for him to roll lol, i might heat and hammer it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:59 AM   #24
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You can cut the inner lip on the rears and hammer them back and roll them.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:42 AM   #25
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Those wheels looks amazing with your car!
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