the never ending story...

yellowsnow4free
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 186
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 am

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby yellowsnow4free » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:18 pm

morgan wrote:Image

Congratulations morgan! :)

After all your years of hard (and excellent quality) work, you are finally able to enjoy your amazing car! :D

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.


User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:25 am

Thanks guys, been enjoying it greatly so far. Still have some bugs to work out but theyre minor.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

joel23
Club4AG Regular
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:21 pm
Location: las vegas nv...

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby joel23 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:57 pm

car looks great.............. :mrgreen:

rekik
Club4AG Regular
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:13 am

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby rekik » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:17 am

I SECOND THAT^^^^

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.


User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:17 pm

Thanks gents. Fixed all the issues i had today. Car is done except for the parts i ordered thru EP Importers
Image
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

Gae86
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:36 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby Gae86 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:54 pm

Awesome build!

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:49 am

thanks

did some work this weekend buttoning things up. aligned the drivers door and hatch a lil better, solved my headlight/radio/horn issue, finished putting all of the interior in, installed the speakers for the radio, & fitted the side skirt end caps better. on to the good stuff...
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
yeah...those are 3 point rear seat belts :D
Image
Image
before:
Image
after:
Image
while aligning the side skirts, I saw a part I made years ago that I forgot about. aluminum spacer to use with the manual rack prothane bushing set.
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 167
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby RuizXIII » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Yes! I have not checked in on your build-up in a good while so this is excellent, Mr. Craig!
It is good to see your car done up in a nice, shiny paint job and finally done, Boss.
The new place looks nice ;)
irony.cc

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:56 am

thanks Jonny, so glad to have it back. had my friend stop over the other day, 20v's unite. need to get rid of that rear bumper, ugly as...
Image
Image
Image
started making a battery tie-down for the optima I have.
Image
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 167
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby RuizXIII » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:16 pm

That color really suits the 86. I love it.
Keep on truckin', Craig. You finally get to enjoy your machine this summer =)
irony.cc

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:35 am

thanks, im more than happy with the color too, I love it. been enjoying it every day, rain or shine. its nice that it doesn't rain in the car anymore from numerous places. motors running strong.
just did an oil change yesterday(3 years later), and lowered the front a bit since it was too high now that the usdm front bumper is gone. hard to tell in the previous pics, but the gap was about 1 1/4", now its matched to the rear at about 1/4"
Image
Image

...and I got a great email this morning. the big ass box from EP Importers is thru customs, and ready to ship. should be going out today.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:42 am

package from EP Importers showed up yesterday. left work early to make sure I was home on time, they showed up right at the beginning of the 3 hour window I scheduled.
Image
opened it to find everything nicely packed
Image
been wanting one of these forever. had a kouki one years back and it was beat to sh!t
Image
Image
grill is in great shape, fits perfect, all the clips were there and intact. front end=done
Image
Image
next project is to fix the circled areas and spray this in satin black. need to make a bash bar as well.
Image
Image
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

corolladrift
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby corolladrift » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:36 pm

Such a great build!

shagymc
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 345
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby shagymc » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:57 am

gorgeous build man!

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:41 am

Thanks guys.

Been doing little things here and there, bought the lexus strikers, i think it looks cleaner. Also polished my eyelids, which had 2 layers of paint and one layer of plastidip on them, what a pain...
Image
Image
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

shagymc
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 345
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby shagymc » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:16 pm

Morgan, do you have a part number for those strikers?

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:39 am

Not offhand but I can get one
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

shagymc
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 345
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby shagymc » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:29 am

That or a model they came from would be sweet, looks sick and I'm buying the little things now to stockpile before paint.

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:37 am

2002-06 Lexus ES300 front or rear striker with cover.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
grappletech
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 342
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:13 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby grappletech » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:42 am

I've been following your 86 antics for years! I was looking at an 86 garage magazine with you on the cover and got my motivation back!!
87 GT-S Coupe Super Duper Clean
87 GT-S Coupe Beams 3sge (under construction because I'm slow and lazy and broke--- FML)

shagymc
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 345
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby shagymc » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:37 am

Thanks for the info Morgan!

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:00 am

no problem shagy.

thanks grapple, I needed to look at the issue every once in a while too, when I was feeling like the body work was never going to end.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 167
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby RuizXIII » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:19 pm

I love the little details. Do those strikers help 'firm' up the door at all, Craig?
Or make it feel less flimsy...if you will.
irony.cc

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:45 am

Not that I noticed, the plastic just hides the screws. It's not like the frs trd strikers
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

Hifen
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:56 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby Hifen » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Please send me the 86garage article on switching the brakes its the one on issue 3 Sandoval.christian419@gmail.com some one sold me a corolla with bad brakes and id rather just switch to newer brakes please and thank you @morgan

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:55 am

haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:09 am

its been a rather long time since i made an update, so heres the past few months...

8/6/2014 meet...
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

then my son asked for donuts for breakfast, the look on his face when i said "ok, lets go"...priceless.
Image

was under the car doing some work, took an up the skirt shot for fun...
Image

then Dennis aka fiveten hooked me up with his spare 86 nights limited edition shift knob, many thanks again Dennis!
Image

and i decided its time to do some exhaust work. time to remove the T3 test pipe and make my own flex pipe. ordered the flex section, 2 flanges, and a few of the SCE copper crush gaskets.
Image
Image
Image

been having a long time aggrevation with the Charge Light illuminating at random times. turns out there was a small coolant leak from the upper hose causing the problem, so i fixed that up and then my electric fan decided to short out and now i have to pull the headlight harness to fix it...all before a North NJ cruise i have organized for 11/2. havent touched teh zenki rear bumper either, ill save that for the winter.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:18 am

managed to get the car up and running moments before having to leave for this cruise, turned out my alternator was fried. put a friends spare in and it fired right up and no problems all day. the cruise went great, 21 86's showed up in total. theres some pics and videos on the event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/584818631644139

car will be going under the knife yet again this winter. long list of things to do...
-BT con rods
-ARP head studs
-TRD 0.8mm HG
-ITG stacks filter from T3
-T3 front weld-on coilover kit with 8Kg springs & AGX shocks
-rear 6Kg Swift springs
-finish the zenki jdm bumper and bash bar
-fix the oil pump crank seal oil leak
-clean up my engine harness
-relocate battery to the trunk
-paint the engine bay
...and if i have time, rebuild my rear end. also building a 20v for a friend so i probably will get most done but not all.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

EvoSolley
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:50 am

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby EvoSolley » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:17 am

*cough* ......updates?....... *cough* :D

User avatar
morgan
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 858
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:29 pm
Location: og, nj

Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:37 am

just stacking parts up in the basement for now. last of the motor parts will be here next week, then I need to pull the motor. that's going to be a task in itself... no more garage so its outside, and theres a sh!t ton of snow from the past week...well over a foot. other problem is that I have a herniated disk and am starting physical therapy this week. and pulling a motor is pretty difficult in this state(which I did before and it was a very bad outcome).

only difference is its under a car cover now, and all the snow.
Image
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
My turd of an 86
20v swapped 86 write-up

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.



Return to “OWNERS and BUILDERS”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aukword1 and 5 guests