94 GT project - Marilyn

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by Jacob_5.0, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Jacob_5.0

    Jacob_5.0 New Member

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    Well, since I'm sitting on the car until spring comes around and I've got nothing to do, I figure I might as well start a thread about my car. Here's some shots of how the car sat when I got it. It had been in two accidents prior to when I got it, but you couldn't tell from looking at it for the most part.

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    It was very stock when I picked it up. One thing that I needed to do first was get new wheels. I picked up a set of OEM 1998 Cobra wheels from a buddy of mine and replaced my stock 16s.

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    The wheels made a big difference, but it still sat way too high. I bought some SR performance lowering springs and cc plates from AM during their cyber monday sale and waited on those. Once they came, they sat in my room for about a year before I actually got around to putting them on because I was waiting to get some new shocks and struts. I actually ended up getting Koni Str.t shocks and struts for free at the American Muscle show, so I was all set to go a little lower.

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    Look how high she sat :embarrassed:

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    The way she sat was much better after the springs were in. I kept all the isos in so it didn't sit as low as it could, but I might take them out sometime. The ride is a lot more firm as well.

    The next couple of things I did were just small appearance things. I ordered new headlights because a reflector had broken off inside of mine and I didn't want it to bounce around and break something. I ordered some one piece black headlights from LMR. I liked how they turned out, but I still need to buy some clips to adjust them.

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    I installed my mach 1 style chin spoiler a week or so later.

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    And now I'm stocking up on some parts during winter to put on in spring.

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    Good progress so far! You got lucky on those free shocks!
     
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    Its off to a pretty nice start. What kind of plans do you have for power?
     
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    Looks good! I love the cobra hood on there

    Im ready to see it in the spring!
     
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    Nice stang, the few things that you did do far made a huge difference...
     
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    Very nice car!
     
  7. Jacob_5.0

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    Sure did! I couldn't believe it at first when I read my raffle number
     
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    If I can save up enough, I'd like to get a centrifugal. Either that or do a full H/C/I. Nothing too drastic for now though, gotta pay for college haha
     
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    So I've done some small things while I wait for the weather to warm up.

    First of all, I plastidipped my front pony emblem gold. I used a black base coat with a gold metalizer and a clear coat on top. I think it turned out pretty nice for my first platidip attempt.

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    I also ordered some new clear fogs to match my new headlights, since my stock fogs are dirty and ugly. Then I ordered some yellow tint and put that over the top. I'm waiting on some yellow bulbs to come in as well.

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    I put the yellow fogs in a few weeks ago and I must say, I love them.

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    Since it was nice out this week, I also took of my old wheels. I figured it was time for a change.

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    I put a 1-inch spacer in the rear with the new wheels as well. It really helped to fill in the fenders in the back. Personally, I love how the new wheels look. I am building it for myself after all, right?

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    She has a little more of a booty now too, which never hurts.

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    That's all for now. Hopefully I'll be getting my exhaust done in the next week or two and then I'll give you guys another update.
     
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    Really nice outcome, man. Now I see why you decided on a gold grill pony. What model XXR wheels are those? I've seen another member with those here somewhere
     
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    Really nice outcome, man. Now I see why you decided on a gold grill pony. What model XXR wheels are those? I've seen another member with those here somewhere
     
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    Hmm something looks familiar here
     
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    They belonged to Kyle (That guy right up there ^) before I bought them off him. Theyre xxr 535.
     
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    I like those wheels, they look really sweet with the gold on black. Looking good so far!
     
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    So A few more small things have been done since I posted last.

    First off, I bought an s281 replica wing and put it on right away. It helps complete the flow of the car and I really like how it looks. Now its got cobra, saleen, and gt parts. Frankenstang?

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    Also, to add more to the gold and black look, I got a reflective gold bumper insert and replaced my silver one. It looks much better in my opinion.

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    sweet car!
     
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    Is there a wrong way?

    Car looks really good, man. I see you used a 1" spacer out back. As I recall they have a small amount of OS. Do you have any problems rubbing up front?
     
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    So far the only problems I've had are that the wheels hit the sway bar when I go to full lock on the steering. But if I avoid going full lock, it doesn't hit at all.
     
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    Wow, you've really changed it's appearance. Really like the black and gold look. Also digging those wheels. Seen them on other guys cars.