Progress Thread 1990 GT convertible project

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  1. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    I decided to start a thread for my 1990 GT Convertible, I bought this car a couple years ago as a roller. paid 800$ for it knowing it had a few issues, mainly the car needed paint, the front bumper was cracked and the convertible top frame was broken. first thing we did is throw a motor/tranny out of my GT in the car and freshened it up.

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    Next I had to address the ugly multiple colored interior,
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    So I swapped in some black seats and replaced the white door panels, I have since replaced the rear seat and I have Black seatbelts on order
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    Then I had some 18x9/10 saleen wheels that were originally supposed to be for my hatch but I have since sold that car.

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    then I ran into an issue with the centercaps so I installed SN-95 spindles. plus the car sat super high so Installed some 2inch lowering springs from LRS

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  2. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    Here's a few pictures of the damaged convertible top,
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    I purchased a top frame out of a 1984 vert that's in great shape.

    I also ordered a new front bumper and a H.O Fibertrends 1.5 inch cowl which should all be arriving next week then I can start the body, which includes removing the god awful luggage rack and fixing the cowl panel that was damaged from a hood flying up. The plan is to paint the car black.
     
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  3. 88LX5.Oh

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    I wanna know why you had to sell the hatch?
    I'd rather have a hatch over a 'vert. But, yours does look nice
     
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  4. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    I would agree with this, I actually had the hatch for about 5 years and I decided to start taking it apart to repair a nasty front end collision someone hacked up. one thing led to another and I had most of the car completely torn apart, as a couple years went on without a car to drive I lost interest in repairing the car and picked up the vert as it was alot more solid than the hatch plus it was just too much work and I just didn't have the time or patience. I predict I'll have another hatch at some point, but for now I really am enjoying the vert, hope to have the car sprayed in spring and get to actually enjoy driving a 5.0 again
     
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  5. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    hood came in yesterday, threw it on just to get an idea of the fit looks great, seatbelts should be arriving tomorrow.
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    don't mind the mess in the garage, it's been a looong cold winter, can usually only spend a good 20-30mins out there, it's time to invest in a heater
     
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    Yeah did one of those just a few weeks ago.... smashed plastic to bits and caved in the metal portion rather well!! Keep up the good work!
     
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  7. Kabuki_notch

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    I got the new front bumper on it was a reproduction piece that's going to take some finesse to work once I lower the car I'll be able to adjust the front end. The both doors need pins so i'm going to pull the doors shortly, I have since installed a new top frame which was pretty straight forward. I also picked up a coupe deck lid on corral and finally started on some body work on the entire car. I'm going to filler prime the car since i'm going black I don't want any dents or dings to be missed, I removed most of them trim which will all be repainted. I hope to have the car painted before my birthday June 2nd here's a few pictures of my progress so far. Obviously I have a ways to go.

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    The passenger side door had two huge creases have yet to sand this out
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    here's a quick shot at my new seatbelts nothing spectacular, pricey but definitely worth it to replace the faded red ones
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    Nice keep it going playa!!! More pics of your progress and can we get pics of that GT?
     
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  9. Kabuki_notch

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    hah thanks, that GT is gone sadly but here's some pictures,

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    been a long time since i've updated this but the car is going in for paint next weekend, here's some update pictures

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    Kabuki makinz me fap away!
     
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  12. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    I also picked up a 1993 4 cyclinder convertible with a mint top so I started pulling that last night should be installing it next week before paint.

    check this baby out,
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    Will it be a Type R?

    HOLY MARY MOTHER OF WTF???
     
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    Whoa. Did they pay you to take that?
     
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  15. Kabuki_notch

    Kabuki_notch Founding Member

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    haha nah, paid practically nothing for it, got what I needed off it, it's going to the scrap yard
     
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  16. Kabuki_notch

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    some finished pics, kinda crappy pics hope to get some better ones soon
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    goddam it, wish I kept my gt vert instead of my hatch.
     
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    Damn that looks nice
     
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