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Postby etantshi » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:03 am

Wow. Looking good.
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Postby 88st165 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:18 pm

rust is like just transformers.... theres more than meets the eye

the rust in these pics dont look to bad but def more then i bargained for...

also every weld on the quarter that was replaced was rusty b/c they didnt properly paint over them after it was done... granted it was mostly surface rust, if i didnt catch it then it could have eventually gotten far worse...

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the pic below is where then cut through as you can see, but what you cant see is that they (whoever did the repair b/c i dont know any history on the car when i bought it) also cut through the sunroof drain tube and then welded the new quarter on without plugging or running a new drain tube.... resulting in the water pooling right where the joint was welded obviously causing rust not only there but other places as well...
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and my fav antenna mod, lots of silicone will make it fit ..... they must have really been desperate to have an antenna haha....
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stay tuned for more rust to come....
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Postby bloodMoney » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:44 am

Wow. That white one looks a lot like mine... :cry:

At least i know that I'm not alone. Although, you do have two other ones...

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Postby 88st165 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:01 am

well since finals are over i can get back to working on the car.... more rust repair ofcourse.... i could have been driving the car for months now but i just didnt want the rust to get worse so its not going to see the road till all the rust i can find is covered with por15...
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Postby bloodMoney » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:55 pm

Are you grinding the rust off before the POR15 or are u just laying it on there? I'm not quite sure how the stuff works...

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Postby 88st165 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:39 pm

im wire-wheeling as much of it off as i can.... it says it works best when there is some rust to "grab" onto.... im really impressed with this stuff and it goes a long way.... ive done right under the drivers side under the pedal area top and bottom and the rocker panel and i have only went through a 4oz starter can.... after seeing the results i promptly spent $120 on other por15 products....
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Postby 88st165 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:21 am

well today i hit it up hard for about 10hrs! i think i got a decent amount of work done... i did alot of rust removal and por15 painting (which takes the longest: scraping, wire-wheeling, painting, waiting)... i also dropped the gas tank b/c it has a walbro pump... it wasnt bad, i did it by myself fairly quickly..... i have another tank waiting to go in after i drain the old gas out plus it has a stock working pump which id rather use b/c ill put the walbro on my other 165... i didnt take any pics of the rust which i should have :doh:

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haha oh and dont worry, that heater wasnt on...
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Postby 88st165 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:14 am

well i needed a change of scenery so i worked on the red car for a change.... started on a air box and finished a part for a custom waterline for the turbo b/c the one i have now isnt as reliable as id like it to be....

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new: i drilled and tapped the fitting so i can run a metal line past the turbo so i dont have to worry about melting the rubber line...
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Postby 88st165 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:03 pm

update: ive recently just been working on the red car installing mods i had laying around for a while..... here are some pics of what ive been up too.... this past week i havent been working on it b/c the semester started back up at UIC and plus its -2 degrees outside today....

what you dont see is the led mounted next to the switch to indicate activation.... also i am going to order some white/amber prosports to fill up the 3 spots... the gauge in there is just for mockup... also the empty space to the right of the switch is occupied by my turbo timer controller so it doesnt look so empty but thats just temporary.
and yes all the connections were soldered, heatshrink, and taped over.... one of the best mods ive installed so far....

edit: oh i forgot to mention that the kit i used is the aquastealth kit.... i know its not the most popular of kits out there but a buddy of mine with a supercharged civic used it with great success
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Postby 88st165 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:23 pm

update:
i just ordered the erebuni wrc vent with the single little scoop.... im planning on using it on my red car, but im not going to hack up the original hood with the nice paint... i have a spare 4th gen hood laying around that im going to put the vent on.... im debating on molding in on or just riveting it on but i think im most likely going to go the rivet route.... then im going to spray it semi-gloss black (with a spray gun) along with a spare set of headlight lids so it all looks black.... im just hoping that the vent will help out alot with the under hood temps....

also i havent touched the white 165 in over a month but ill get back on that when it starts to warm up....
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Postby smog7 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:52 am

I too have seen first hand the terror of rust...I just discovered some this weekend. your red car is really making me start to like st165s more and more. good stuff, keep it up.
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Postby jonstew » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:12 pm

Wow, you were not kidding about the rust in that white car. You talked to a frame shop to see what it will cost to get the black one "straightened out"? With all the cancer in the white one it might be cheaper to fix the black one....plus it's got the funky red interior which oddly enough I like. Hopefully at some point I get to see that red car in person, it sure looks good in the pictures.
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Postby 88st165 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:34 pm

^thanks to both

i havent talked to a frame shop yet but i do plan on it.... i know a guy who does frame it for a living and he would give me a decent price..... at this point i have too much time invested in the white car to let it go... im hoping that when im done i atleast have 3-4 yrs before the rust peeks its ugly head again, when it does then ill most likely sell it... hopefully all the por15 will hold it back for that long... or i can just trasnfer all the parts to the black shell if i still have it, thats why im not cutting out panels and transfering them on to the white car, "just in case"....

maybe ill get to see your 185 at this years speedsource meet if they are going to have one, not unless you arent going to attend..
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Postby jonstew » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:59 pm

88st165 wrote:^thanks to both

i havent talked to a frame shop yet but i do plan on it.... i know a guy who does frame it for a living and he would give me a decent price..... at this point i have too much time invested in the white car to let it go... im hoping that when im done i atleast have 3-4 yrs before the rust peeks its ugly head again, when it does then ill most likely sell it... hopefully all the por15 will hold it back for that long... or i can just trasnfer all the parts to the black shell if i still have it, thats why im not cutting out panels and transfering them on to the white car, "just in case"....

maybe ill get to see your 185 at this years speedsource meet if they are going to have one, not unless you arent going to attend..


I'm sure you have already talked to Robb about rust but if not give him a call, the man is a rust miracle worker. The black chassis looks pretty clean from a rust standpoint, gld to hear you are not going to cut her up.

I will try to be at the Speed-Source get together this year as Nate has siad there will be one. I am currently working out in Las Vegas and will be getting married in early June so as long as the get together does not fall on the same weekend and I can get a ticket home for some decent money I will be there and hopefully will have the black car back on the road.
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Postby 88st165 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:15 pm

congrats, any woman who can put up with all the cars is a keeper!
i know mine does (when she doesnt see my bills :wink: )
hopefully i can make it to the speedsource meet this time as i havent been able to the last 2 years...

oh and i havent talked to robb about the rust one this car as i always know hes so busy, i dont want to bother him.... i do know that when killer_siller owned the car and it was at speedsource robb saw it and mentioned that it needed new rockers :cry: but we'll see... by june it should be on the road and maybe ill bring both of them to the meet if i can get someone to drive it...
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