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IceBlue XFi Sport; Going to Blend both Worlds...............
Topic Started: Sep 28 2012, 01:00 PM (40,177 Views)
snowfish
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March 2012 member Cpalz had a XFi Engine & Tranny for sale. I couldn't resist! Cruised over to Beaver Dam Wisconsin and picked it up.

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Then back to Brainerd Minnesota for further planning.

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A little over a 10 hour drive, round trip, holding 70-80mph most of the way. This is actually 77mph on the GPS. :nfs

Got to work, with a pressure washer, and the "heart of the beast" began showing through.

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The original plan was to re-hab my Wife's 93. Then this 91 showed up in early May 2012.

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Colorado raised and 99% Rust Free!

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A couple minor quirks, here and there.

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But I think we can work with it! :thumb

Engine is nice & runs great.

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Interior is fair, but will need some touch up.

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Front end has a little lean to it.

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So up on the hoist to see what's going on.

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That explains a lot! :smackface

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But with a little help from my friends, at the Minnesota meet.................

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We now have a nice, straight radiator support! Thanks 1DCGUY!

Plus much more bounty!

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Thanks to Sphenicie as well! Great cook by the way! :popcorn

Anyway.... :tumbleweed ...Frame horns a Solid as a Rock.

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Paints gone due to a leaky Master Cylinder.

Rockers are perfect a side from some surface rust and a couple dings.

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Rest of the underside is pretty nice.

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Aside from the normal 20+ year wear and tear.

This project will take all winter and most of the spring of 2013. :gamerz

Just starting the prep stage, slowly, as we speak. :tumbleweed



Edited by snowfish, Sep 28 2012, 11:33 PM.
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Scoobs
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Nice, looks like you got a good plan going :D
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snowfish
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Basic GearHead

Some "Sport" enhancements, that I picked up over the summer, include some Swift Bumpers.

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Some SRD Skirts & Spoiler.

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More Swift Tail Lights.

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And some Front & Rear Sway Bars.

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I finished cleaning these up & hit them with some Permatex Rust Treatment.

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The stuff goes on clear, but turns black when the process is completed.

Painted them up and put them away for later.

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Also worked the drums & knuckles that Sphenicie got for me.

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All Rust Converted and ready for paint.

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Thanks Sphenicie! :rocker

I've come to believe that there is no such thing as a sealed bearing. :shake Here's what I found inside.

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Just what are they trying to seal?

Every New Bearing needed to be packed! :smackface Decided to "cheat" and use a bearing packer with a Power Grease Gun.

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Now that's better! :thumb

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Knocked them in,

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Greased up around the spacer,

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Filled the center cavity,

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And on to the Knuckles.

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This tool is a Must for the Cir Clips.

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A 50MM Socket works great for setting the seal.

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Then off to paint.

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I going to attempt to keep this "Ice" theme running through the project.


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cpalz
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Very Nice!!
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Mythstae
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Keep up the good work, Snowfish! :thumb
I'll be sure to follow your progress as you go! :news
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MR Bill
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looking good
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Memphis metro


Always like your post. Good deal.
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t3ragtop
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Turbo3 and Twincam Tweaker

super nice car to start with and your loving touch will make it outstanding.
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clarkdw


Nice start on the new project. :thumb :thumb

When I saw this my first reaction was WTH??? but then I remembered you're a metric man. I've been driving Cheekyta all summer so my brain is "Americanized" to mph. :D My speedo is out almost exactly the same amount.

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Jittney
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I've been looking forward to seeing this thread :)
Let the fun continue :popcorn
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geo pet
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" my strange addiction "

with out all that body work your last one took , you should really have fun with this one .it's a very nice starter , and very nice pile of goodies for it . !!!
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Woodie
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snowfish
Sep 28 2012, 01:00 PM


A couple minor quirks, here and there.

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Original owner couldn't be bothered with the recall notice, I guess.
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snowfish
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Had a little wrestling match with some broken transmission mount bolts. :gamerz

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Totally sheared, but the bracket still won't budge! :banghead

Drill, Baby, Drill! B-)

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Add a little heat.......

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And there you go. :thumb

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Now for the fun part. :shake Getting the broke bolt pieces out. :gamerz

More drilling & use Plenty of Cutting Oil.

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And be Really Careful with the EZ-Out.

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There's No Such Thing As an EZ-Out! :die

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I managed to crumble, the ez-out remains, with a punch. Then more drilling.

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Finally was able to tickle the bolt remains out using the "tools of the trade". :lol

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I did booger up the transmission threads a little. :oshit

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Fortunately they cleaned up nice with a tap! :thumb Time to clean things up and get ready for more paint. :wub:

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1DCGUY
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Don't be a "Richard"

And so it begins!! :thumb

I've been waiting for this thread to start. :whistle

It's going to be very entertaining this winter when it's cold outside!! :cold

Looking forward to seeing the new ride next August!! :drivin
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Geo Glenn
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What's in your engine?

:smackface

I hate broken, rusted bolts.

It's not too often that it happens, but when it does, I send them out. Machine shop guy gets my $ every time.

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