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« Reply #360 on: July 14, 2013, 09:39:10 AM »

Tony, have you read my comments in your PFF thread? If not, please do so.

Also, heat shields for the exhaust would be a good idea. I didn't use heat shields when the diffuser was on my car, because the exhaust was cut short (so the exhaust pipes wouldn't interfere with airflow thru the diffuser).

BTW, you'll also need to chop out the bottom 2-3" of the trunk to make room for the diffuser.
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« Reply #361 on: July 19, 2013, 05:12:32 PM »




Got going on #4 today with the help of Blacktree (Mike). First off we did some measurments for the widening of the HRE wheels and got that squared away.

Next we went over some fiberglass body stuff that needs cleaned up to bring the car up to snuff IMO. We hosed down and cleaned the engine and tried to find the source of some mysterious smoke coming from the back of the engine compartment. Very, very light, can barely see it, but still something that concerns me nonetheless.

We checked various things to make sure they were not contacting the exhaust but could find nothing. At some point i want to have a couple of the other engine gurus from the club come over and check it out to make sure everything is OK.

One of the main things i wanted mike to look at was the rear bumper and he had some very good news. Most of the portion i wanted to use is all fiberglass !! In fact the cutout line where the glass meets the old bumper is perfect for what i need, so stay tuned !

It is going to take some tweeking so i don't have to fool with chopping out part of the bottom of my trunk, but i think i have an idea of what to do.

Now as far as the wheels go, next up HRE ! Need to get ahold of them on Monday to finalize my service order and get things popping ! May have to do the wheels in pairs but i am gonna get it done.
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« Reply #362 on: July 19, 2013, 07:37:44 PM »

Sounds exciting But...  :needpics:
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« Reply #363 on: July 22, 2013, 11:52:32 AM »

Dude, did you finalized the deal with HRE today? What's the ETA? cool
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« Reply #364 on: August 01, 2013, 04:49:17 PM »

Dude, did you finalized the deal with HRE today? What's the ETA? cool




Operation Freshen up, has been signed, sealed, and delivered !











Among the tweeks, high polished lip, repainted black centers and a new wider big old phat lip !!

2.5 weeks
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« Reply #365 on: August 02, 2013, 06:38:52 PM »

Modifcations Update :



SE notchback to GT fastback Conversion
V8-Archie choptop
v8-Archie Vertical door hinges
V8-Archie Mad-Arch widebody kit
Whodeanie customs hips
Fiero Warehouse chin spoiler
Fiero Warehouse wing spoiler
Fiero Fiberglass nose
3800 Supercharged engine
West Shore Fabricating Coilovers
HRE wheels
Custom Hood scoop
Audi style LED lighting
RX-8 Side Mirrors
Mini Cooper Side markers
Mazda rear reflectors
V8 Archie dash and interior (yet to be installed)
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« Reply #366 on: August 02, 2013, 06:57:36 PM »

Aren't we due for some pictures? :needpics:
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« Reply #367 on: August 02, 2013, 07:01:50 PM »

Aren't we due for some pictures? :needpics:


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« Reply #368 on: August 02, 2013, 10:11:00 PM »

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« Reply #369 on: August 08, 2013, 11:23:41 PM »



Wheels arrived at their destination today.   biggrin  They need to inspect them for any potential problems and from there it is estimated 2.5 weeks on the paint and lip work.

Excited !!
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« Reply #370 on: September 06, 2013, 06:53:20 PM »

Chop-chop! Let's get going!
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« Reply #371 on: October 06, 2013, 04:26:54 PM »

Got the wheels back from HRE and wow !!  OMG/Shocked OMG/Shocked OMG/Shocked



Those boys suuuure know what they heck they are doing. They look 100% brand new.
 




19 x 10.5 (4.5" lips)



Those who came to the most recent club meeting got to see them in person.



Once the car is painted (yeah right) it will look very similar in color scheme to the car below.

Red paint, black centers, and a polished lip just to add some more pop !



Sadly i doubt i will be able to make "ANY " more progress for the next year (2014) as i just got some really bad news (money drain) that just blew my household budget right out of the water for the next 12 months.
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« Reply #372 on: October 06, 2013, 05:32:33 PM »

Paris Hilton says...



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« Reply #373 on: October 06, 2013, 05:43:36 PM »

I second what Blacktree said  smile

I hope you get your budget sorted out and can get your car on the road sooner.
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« Reply #374 on: October 27, 2013, 02:09:44 AM »







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