Official Adam95gt Pictorial Progress of Swap / Clean Up

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  1. Adam95GT

    Adam95GT New Member

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    Just some little progress:
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    Materials Needed For Vert Delete
    Our back seat is smaller so you need less wood.

    (2) 2' x 4' 1/4'' MDF Wood
    (1) Can of Spray adhesive
    (1) Pack of Arrow T50 1/4'' staples
    (1) 5ft long piece of sub box carpeting (sold on a 4ft roll)
    (1) Pack of 4 small L brackets
    (1) Pack of short Machine Screws / Washers / Nuts
    (2) Large Peices of Cardboard
    (1) Roll of Tape


    Tools
    Standard Arrow T50 Hand Stapler
    Electric Jig Saw
    Drill With Bit the same size as your machine Screws
    Scissors
    Sharpie Marker
    Standard Compass

    First you cut your templates out of cardboard and trace them on to the MDF Dont have any pics of this sorry...

    My grandfather actually showed me a trick he uses for flooring. Take the flat piece of cardboard and but it up against the interior panel Run the metal compass point along the panel and let the pencil trace the shape on the cardboard. Cut it out and you have a perfect template.

    Trace the template on to the MDF

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    Then you cut out the mdf
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    Lay the mdf flat on the carpet section
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    Spray the side to be carpeted with the adhesive:
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    Pull carpet over and stretch tight

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    Be sure to rub the carpet flat with no wrinkles.
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    Flip it over and pull hard on the carpet and start to staple:
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    Trim off Excess
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    Fold in the corners neatly:
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    Staple Secure:
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    Trim Excess:
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    Bottom Finished:
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    I then Drilled holes to attach the L brackets to the seat back with flat head machine screws. I attached the L brackets Then i covered it with carpet so you couldnt see them... Its been finished but i didnt take a pic of it yet. Didnt think anyone would be interested.


    the 1/4'' MDF keeps it light. I used a lint roller to clean all the leaves off of it. It was just to nice to sit inside... If my g/f would come watch me do these things more often id actually make a full write up on something.


    Now that i picked up a pneumatic stapler this will be so much easier. I was considering doing a coupe next.

    Started on top:
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    Windshield:
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    Hurt the dash :(
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    Oh well ill find a new dash in time
     
  2. Adam95GT

    Adam95GT New Member

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    Today chris fixed his leaky trans pan:
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    I cleaned out some of the random car parts around to list forsale:
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    We loaded up the truck and went to the scrap yard.

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    Got back and finished removing the glass and wirewheeling off the old urethane This is something i dont want to have to do a second time.
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  3. Adam95GT

    Adam95GT New Member

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    Today sucked... Cell phone broke... Ended up being a broken digitizer. Only an $8 part. Should have it up and running soon. Everything i own is a project lol

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    You can see the gel leak between the touch screen pieces.

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    The convertible top tacking strip arrived today a local shop wanted $45 for 2 feet.... What a dick..

    http://www.convertibletopguys.com/home

    is amazing... called them up they said they would sell me 2 ft for $4. Great people there.
     
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    Where the heck do u get a digitizer for your cell?
     
  5. Adam95GT

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    Ebay.

    But i have another one of these with a cracked LCD. So ill steal it from there.
     
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    awesome work
     
  7. Adam95GT

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    Thanks!

    Picked this up today and im trying to get what i payed for it back out of it.


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    Fingernail sized scrape where airbag goes:
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    It has a small spot where there was something glued to the dash. Its about the same condition that mine was in. So i dont think its worth the labor. :(:nonono:

    I also went to my local paint supplier and bought the self etching i needed for around my windshield. So i have everything to finish that.

    Here is a few pics chris found on his camera from doing the MC:
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    Awesome work man, I can't believe all the work you've done. I'll have to look at my dash on thursday when I get a chance, if you're parting out that dash I may need to buy the vents off you if you're selling them. I know mine are pushed into the dash and something is broken, I'm just not sure what.
     
  9. Adam95GT

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    Sure thing. Im only asking for $120 for the whole dash :shrug:


    Done a few things lately. Since there was some oddities with my datalogs i started trying to trace a possible miss fire:
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    Plugs look good:
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    Compression was 140 give or take 2 or 4 across the board.
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    Since chris is going IRS in his cobra he was kind enough to donate me his rear and 3.73's
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    He started putting it back together for me. Along with slowly welding the tubes.
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    Also drilled out the rivits for the front tacking strips for the Vert top Pads:
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    pic of the dash:
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    Thats it for today. More on Wed. :shrug::nice:
     
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    ARGGGHH!! I hate when people decide to mount their tach right on the dash.
     
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    Started to prime the windshield area:
    At $17 a can this stuff is well worth the $$$$
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    Sprayed once and got some fish eye:
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    Cleaned with thinner and gave a second coat:
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    Chris finished welding the tubes:
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    I think its funny how this all started as you just wanting to clean up the engine bay and now its like a complete overhaul. I hope you keep this thing your whole life because its becoming a really nice car.
     
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    Yep... :Zip2:
     
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    Pretty much what mine has turned into as well. The more it I look at the more I go "yup gotta fix that too"

    I just need to stop being lazy and get moving on it. The looking for a house is holdong me up too. I don't wanna tear it apart and have to move a 1000 pieces when I find a place
     
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    wasnt making fun of you, you douche :D . I actually found your thread very inspiring. Just did my first clutch, fly wheel, and other junk. next is an On3 turbo.
     
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    What headlights do you have? I've been thumbing through dozens of posts, and it's starting to make my head spin. I want the ultra clear heads/sides like you have, but have no idea where to start (for fear of getting a crappy fit, not sealed lens, etc)..

    Oh, and I'm sure you mentioned it somewhere, either in this post or another, but with 40+ pages (that I've read twice btw) I got a little side-tracked with this amazing build. :nice: :nice: 2 thumbs up
     
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    Hmmm think they were cheap ebay ones... There is a few different kinds. you need to look for the full open ones. Not ones like these.
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    That being said... my corners are leaking already:rlaugh:
     
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    3 day weekend trying to get this thing road worth again...
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    Primerd up:
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    One tube later:
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    New tacking strips rivited in place
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    New pads:
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    Stapled them down but forgot to take a close up... :mad:

    All layed out for tomorrow:
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    Just spent literally the last three hours reading through this thread start to finish. Great job! and thanks for your help in my other threads. Much appreciated!
     
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    Ya know the sad part like 90% of us old original guys cars have been down for months/years lol for some reason or another. Aaron's, Adam's, Mine, Chris' is down right now I assume beings he's changing turbos again. The other 10% upgraded to newer stangs ha ha.

    I'm glad I found the 96. Got to drive it today it was nice.

    Anyway Adam how's the glass going so far?
     

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