Progress Thread Project Low buck GT convert

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Picked up a 2003 GT convert at the end of last fall with the intention of building a nice cruiser. It's my 2nd new edge but first ever convertible of any kind.

It's a single family owned 48,000 mile, no accident, 5spd GT. Has some flow masters, eibach springs and an aftermarket radio... rest is pretty well stock.

Car needs new tires, battery and a good overall cleaning

First drive home which was a short 20 min drive... it's been 10yrs since I've been in a new edge and it's such a different drive than my s197.



So got the car home and started ordering some small items:
Bilstein shocks
New PBR calipers, rotors and pads
Russell stainless lines
New OEM rear soft lines
17x9 Chrome 03 Cobra replicas
275/40R17 General G-Max RS tires running a square sertup
Maximum Motorsport HD LCA's
Whiteline UCA
Eibach sway bars
Steeda Triax
Redline quick lift hood struts
SVE mach 1 chin
Grille delete with the Pony
New plugs, air filter and fuel filter
Steeda strut tower brace
Rag Top roof cleaner/conditioner

There are a few other items that I'm looking at... but I want to keep this car close to stock and budget friendly

First day home

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Drove it around the block a few times with the top down.... very odd to be driving with no roof. Impressions so far, handling and ride are great, shifting is smooth, brakes are average, acceleration is on the leisurely side to say the least. But overall I'm digging the car
 
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Finally got around to insuring the car today and went for the first official drive. So far I'm really enamored with this car as it sits but I've got some ideas for a couple more mods

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