This @esty carpet was fun to put in. I could have done a bit better of a job but it turned out fine. Definitely need a good pair of scissors. Definitely need to let that 3M 90 Adhesive spray sit before you apply it. Definitely rewarding once you are done. Took me about 3 hours. My issue now is fixing my doors and making sure they are water tight and slapping those door cards on. Almost there!
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I am in the process of restoring a 2002tii clone. Most collectors would be up in arms knowing that the vin on the tii engine block doesnt match the vin on the body but I don't care cause I don't plan on selling this one ever. Looking forward to having this as nice as everyone else's on here!
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Phase one has been completed. Still a lot of work to do but the thing drives amazingly! Lots of interior work needed to be done along with stereo, back up camera, and body work. For now, we are good to go for a while. Sorry I will be missing everyone at the 02 meet up in West Seattle on Saturday.
Update: Jan 23rd, 2017. Put the Euro bumper and the ansa muffler on and they are going to look great! The stance needs to be messed with but the wheels look good with the red. I will be putting the carpet kit in this weekend and will be looking forward to seeing everyone in West Seattle on the 4th of February!
The holidays of course brought somewhat of a stall to my project but we are keeping it moving. Put in the Dynamat and tested the new 6x9 speakers for the parcel shelf. The last owner definitely did some odd things to this car and it has made it even more interesting during this process.
Next step is to get the wheels on and the new Ansa muffler along with the euro chrome rear bumper. Stay tuned for all of that!
Oh(2), and I've got my new clock and key holder set up!
Hey all -
Sold the original bumpers on the car which was nice to offset some of the costs of parts. Got some great things from my buddy @joysterm. The new dash looks great! Refurbished the heater motor that had cob webs in it and the extended instrument cluster looks fantastic. Next step is fixing the driver side bracket for the seat and then throwing in @esty's carpet kit which is being made as we speak.
Once that is in, I will be getting the door panels back from Ardvark Racing. Also have the shorty chrome rear bumper on it's way to the shop along with the Exip gold wheels refurbished by this dude - https://www.facebook.com/powderwheels/?fref=ts
I saw a nice silver 2002 in the wild out here in Fremont, Seattle this weekend and it got me super fired up for this project to be semi finished. After I finish the mentioned tasks it will be on to a bit of body work.
Phase 1 has been the electrical issues along with the suspension. The electrical work was very jimmy rigged and I had Prova Motorsports in Seattle re do all of that. Finally have it turning over real strongly and all of the electrical aspects of the car work. It already had bilsteins and H&R springs but it needs new control arms and new bushings all the way around. I went with the rubber bushings rather than the poly urthane, hope I dont regret that down the road. Got the IE sway bar kits for the front and the back.
The rails that my recaros attach to on the drivers side need re-enforcement. We are working on that right now. I purchased a carpet kit from the person on Etsy and will be putting that in within the next few weeks. I went with tan interior on the red car. Also, the seals on the outside of the window are shot and I have a bit of a leak, working on fixing that up with those seals. Currently searching for tan door panels (front and back) and back seat. Selling the bumpers and going to keep the shark look in the front plus the rear euro shorty bumper I will be picking up soon.
Attached are some photos from it's life so far. I started this blog a bit late but it will be cool to see how it progresses from here!