Nick's 1985 coupe build

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Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:27 am

Picked up this trashbag last week :-)
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img14/3836/photo4kn.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img541/9224/photo3xa.jpg[/img]

My cars together
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img21/983/photo2mz.jpg[/img]

Got home and immediately started tearing it apart.
Picked up some supplies the next day and kept working on it.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img824/9700/photo1qm.jpg[/img]
-Rebuilt the carb
-Tore out the AC
-Looped the ps lines
-tore out the sub/amp wiring
-pulled the pinstriping off
-rewired the fan
-capped all of the vacuum lines that had screws in them
-deleted cruise control
-changed the oil
-flushed the coolant
-replaced shift knob
-installed spin turn knob
-re grounded the battery
-painted silver window trim black

All in the first 24 hours of ownership haha
Here's the trim being painted
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img201/1097/photo7nsh.jpg[/img]

Car prepped and ready for paint
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img341/4043/photo8hp.jpg[/img]
Primed
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img23/3945/photo9vd.jpg[/img]
Wetsanded the primer
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img4/8397/photo12ab.jpg[/img]
I welded sheet metal over the punched out lock holes while I was prepping.

Painted
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img829/3005/photo10py.jpg[/img]
Car as of last night
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1199/photo11bdp.jpg[/img]

Got this and put it on because the P.O. trashed the carb that was on it. All the throttle plate screws were broken off.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img812/2523/photo13jx.jpg[/img]

Ass end, before/after
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img600/3972/photo15yh.jpg[/img]

One week of ownership
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img832/6751/photo14gx.jpg[/img]


Car is running good now, I have alot of wiring to fix. Dash doesn't even light up lol. Might go get tags today, we'll see. Still need to weld the diff, order my wheels, replace broken wheel studs(already have new), get new fenders/hood. and rewire EVERYTHING
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby EJ86 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:37 am

shoulda kept the 2-tone...
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby foyejstuart » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:03 am

You did a great work after make a whole new car when it looks like scrap. Keep it up this work best of luck for fixed up wires. Thanks for this nice and inspirational information.

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby GtsTone23 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:29 pm

EJ86 wrote:shoulda kept the 2-tone...


I agree EJ .... Good Luck with the build!
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:21 pm

Two tone was done by the previous owner, and looked TERRIBLE close up. Alot of overspray, and hard paint lines
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img607/4393/photo22gl.jpg[/img]
Not into that look at all

Pulled out all of the sound gunk
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img109/7991/photo17tog.jpg[/img]
Installed a shift book I had laying around since it didn't have one
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5387/photo18xp.jpg[/img]

Fenders look like **** close up. Didn't spend much time on them or the hood because I'm just going to end up replacing them.
Rolled them flat before I painted
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img694/7430/photo20w.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img89/1883/photo19b.jpg[/img]
Bent the right side out enough that I can open and close the doors, It was pretty bad off before.

Hopefully will have the car completely back together tomorrow night
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby sqznby » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:03 am

Nice man, looks great. Its nice to see another 3tc coupe :D
What did you use to remove the sound deadening material? It looks really clean.

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:09 pm

sqznby wrote:Nice man, looks great. Its nice to see another 3tc coupe :D
What did you use to remove the sound deadening material? It looks really clean.


Thanks dude, i just used a small drywall knife to take off the sound deadening, came right off. Wasn't worried about scratches because I'm going to paint the interior too.

[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img715/7740/photo24tv.jpg[/img]
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:53 am

Replaced a few wheel studs. Noticed car had GTS rear with an LSD. Good day

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby sqznby » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:49 pm

Nice, I'm going to give that putty knife a try. I started peeling some of it up when I was fixing my floor.

You're lucky, scoring that GTS rear. I'm in the process of getting some material to build a jig to swap an 8.8 in mine.
A buddy let me borrow his GTS rear to make the jig and I scored an 8.8 for short money.

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Figured out my starter had only one bolt holding it on...
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img46/8093/photo27ij.jpg[/img]
Got the choke on the carb hooked up finally and threw a new drive gear on the starter.

Car wouldn't start when I put the starter on it. Thought it was a fuel problem.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img7/7411/photo29ag.jpg[/img]
Someone was nice enough to pour about a gallon of water into my tank when I parked it outside overnight...

Got all that sorted out today and got the car running again. Did some brake work.
Here was the studs on the front.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img5/9610/photo32j.jpg[/img]
Replaced all the studs, new rotors, new pads, new inner and outer wheel bearings.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img89/3210/photo33qh.jpg[/img
Same treatment for the rear, minus bearings.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img812/6108/photo31t.jpg[/img]
picture one of my friends took when i was working haha
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Looks like I'll actually be able to drive it to work tomorrow
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby hachigo87 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 am

Was this the one on craigslist, I think in Pennsylvania? I remember a 2 tone coupe being on there with a 3TC before and saw you're in Maryland. If so nice score with it having a GTS rear!
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby rollacpe » Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 am

For real, not easy to find these things out our way...

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby hachigo87 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:20 pm

rollacpe wrote:For real, not easy to find these things out our way...


Not to hijack this thread but you're just over 2 hours east of me it looks like. I have the only 86's I've seen for an hour in any direction for the past few years, save for the ones hiding in garages that I've yet to find haha.
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Mon May 20, 2013 7:55 pm

hachigo87 wrote:Was this the one on craigslist, I think in Pennsylvania? I remember a 2 tone coupe being on there with a 3TC before and saw you're in Maryland. If so nice score with it having a GTS rear!


Yup, sure was!

Been driving it to work a little.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img12/1238/photo36zr.jpg[/img]

Broke my exhaust in two places
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img841/9494/photo37f.jpg[/img]

"fixed" it and drove it around alot
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[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5646/photo39ch.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img199/6882/photo41w.JPG[/img]

Car's been sitting on jackstands for the the past week.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img854/6990/photo44pa.jpg[/img]
Pulled out the entire interior to rewire a bunch of stuff and take out all of the sound deadining

Clean going back in
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img577/9529/photo46m.jpg[/img]

Decided I only wanted to be able to use my ipod as a radio, so I bought a 2 channel mini amp and made a plate for it
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Started painting interior plastics wrinkle black... turned out pretty good
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img854/1687/photo58un.jpg[/img]

Got some 14x7 wheels
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img23/8357/photo61gj.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5720/photo62cl.jpg[/img]
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby rollacpe » Wed May 22, 2013 3:33 pm

I like those wheels, what are they?

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby sqznby » Wed May 22, 2013 6:50 pm

Xs 2 on those wheels, me likey to :)

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby sqznby » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:04 pm

They look like baby supras BUUUUUT, they're not.
What are they?

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:55 pm

Couldn't tell you what they are, sorry. :-(
Found them on craigslist listed as "vintage wheels 4x114.3". I don't even know the offset, I just know they're 14x7. Supposedly they're off of an S30 and apparently pretty rare.

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:58 pm

Painted the hood
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img834/6501/photo69u.jpg[/img]
I replaced both inner and outer tie rods, can't wait to drive the car now. I also replaced my pinon seal... however that wasn't why the rear end was leaking. The P.O. had the pinon nut finger tight... New seal, new fluid, and torqued properly now. My new throwout bearing and slave cylinder should be in tomorrow. Then at least I can have the car moving under its own power again. Waiting on tires and a front bumper now, and the car will be done until I can afford coilovers. (or it breaks again)
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8434/photo68d.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img16/6295/photo71x.jpg[/img]

Good update in a week or two
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:57 am

[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img708/2439/fv2s.jpg[/img]
Putting interior back together. I stripped the dash and painted all the red pieces wrinkle black. Turned out pretty good.
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:54 pm

Interior, bucket seats should be in soon
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img28/8085/gduv.jpg[/img]

Got a new bumper... it was broken. Took me about 6 hours but I got it back into shape.
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img89/1194/st5u.jpg[/img]

Made it look cool
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5048/bmat.jpg[/img]
[img ]http://imageshack.us/a/img441/3258/j3s0.jpg[/img]

As soon as my tires get in I'll mount them and put them on the car. Looks hilarious with the wheels so sunken.
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby grappletech » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:32 pm

I love your build. Your definitely starting off on the right foot. cant wait to see where this goes!!!
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:36 am

grappletech wrote:I love your build. Your definitely starting off on the right foot. cant wait to see where this goes!!!


thanks!
In other news:
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:33 pm

Banged the fenderwells a bit, spaced the fender and got the front to go a bit lower
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:45 am

Haven't updated in a while. Quite a bit has changed
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Interior is white now
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Bought one of these
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Rear fender was aparently made of bondo and cracked when I tried to pull it, so I got these.
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Oh yeah... I painted it again
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby TORPARTS » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:43 pm

I love this built! what happen to old wheels....i need them if you want to sell them...thanks
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:02 pm

TORPARTS wrote:I love this built! what happen to old wheels....i need them if you want to sell them...thanks


Thanks! Still have the wheels, but I'm keeping them as drift spares until I have money for longchamps.

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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby TaCoPowered86 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:41 am

Nice build! i am also in Maryland building an 85 coupe
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Re: Nick's 1985 coupe build

Postby F1ashpoinT » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:53 pm

TaCoPowered86 wrote:Nice build! i am also in Maryland building an 85 coupe


Nice dude! You should post some pics of your car.

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Bought a lateral rod, and spaced the wheels so they don't look like **** with the flares. All the milk over everything is just paint that I've wetsanded and haven't wiped up.

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engine bay as of last week, car now has the radiator and a bunch of other misc stuff in it, need to take a new pic. HAVENT SCRATCHED IT YET !

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Current pic of the Lex for good measure

Just waiting for the bellhousing to come in the mail. I have all the wiring harnesses minus the dash harness. I either have to pick one up from a GTS or get the connector and hardwire it. I'm picking up the rest of the aero for the car after christmas. I have 6 weeks off work so I have plenty of time to finish this up!

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