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mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:05 PM
well i finally got a 4 door like ive been wanting since i had my first kid. but with the deal i got on my coupe i went that route for the time being. well i just finally came across a good deal on one. if does look bad but there no major damage just a bent lower control arm, messed up fender, deployed bags, cracked dash, and pulled out inner fender. but for $400 i think it was a good deal and starter project.

plans... start with fixing the broken stuff. lower control arms(will be swaping in the 99 grand am aluminum control arms) new windshield, air bags, dash, and fender.

then start swapping over everything off the coupe, suspension, wheels, motor, 5 speed conversion. neon rear brake swap. toyo mirrors, and other stuff i can't think of right now.

now on with the pics.










both

coupe


c&c welcome





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Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 6:34 PM
I'll be selling some aluminum arms here(hopefully) soon.



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:06 PM
Another eco swap in the works? Don't be coping me.



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:18 PM
Oh, man



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:34 PM
Bagged Base Coupe (Tinkles) wrote:

I'll be selling some aluminum arms here(hopefully) soon.


i would but i need them way before you get the chance. i will probally be picking a set up this friday to get fabbed up.

nightmare-- won't be a copy not a z. wish i had those options tho.

md- what?





Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 16, 2008 3:53 AM
Nothing, just know your in for a long road ahead of you, but I know you'll get it done.



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:55 AM
another indigo sedan!

looks like you've got your work cut out for you but it'll look nice when it's done




Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:37 PM
Awesome man, glad you found one...

Too bad it's going to take so much work to get it where you want it though...



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:12 PM
well got the new control arms in and found a broken inner tierod. also got that fixed. so after doing all that i checked and it seemed off a little bit. i pulled one measurement and it was. so now the next project is to see if it was my drilling off my holes for the ball joints in the control arms or if something else is bent. at least i can drive it to work and put it on the alignment rack to see what it says for caster also. that should help me with deciding what is wrong. but here is some of the pictures of the work and my z rims i'll be running for winter use. c&c welcome.

the major problem

the solution



the next found problem

the work


oh yeah threw on my self painted corners

and back together







thanks for looking





Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:35 PM
about time you got one. too bad it wasnt an 02z like you wanted. have fun playing with this....looks like its got a good start already.




Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:38 PM
LOL That A-Arm doesn't look too happy.


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Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Sunday, October 19, 2008 6:46 AM
indi sedan for the win. Needs swaybars.



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Sunday, October 19, 2008 10:14 AM
As long as you have it apart, why not replace All tie rod ends, both CV shafts, Ball joints etc. ???


For $400 I think there is Minimal work to be done to make it a GREAT CAR



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:30 PM
James (ROLN19S) (JuicyJ) wrote:

As long as you have it apart, why not replace All tie rod ends, both CV shafts, Ball joints etc. ???


For $400 I think there is Minimal work to be done to make it a GREAT CAR



not replacing them yet because i want to get the car together to make sure everything is fixable and fixed before i start spending money in this car. because if i find some thing that is really bad off or will be very expensive to fix i'll part ways. but i do agree with your last comment. just want to make sure tho it doesn't bite me.

thanks for all the comments. i do have some plans. just all depending on money.





Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:23 PM
update- got the windshield replaced today and start swapping the suspension off the coupe. looks like i'm gonna start driving it more. now here's a couple pics of the one side i got done.




what do you think?


edit also i traded someone some wheels anyone guess who?




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Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:35 PM
SEXY!!!

love the drop and wheels!




Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:11 PM
Nice.



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:12 PM
strat81 wrote:

SEXY!!!

love the drop and wheels!


thanks, makes me feel good you approve. especially since i love your car.





Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:53 PM
MRThompson (jrthompson) wrote:

edit also i traded someone some wheels anyone guess who?


they look like azncav's but that's a long way to make a trade.


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Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:16 PM
s1lver_N1p wrote:

MRThompson (jrthompson) wrote:

edit also i traded someone some wheels anyone guess who?


they look like azncav's but that's a long way to make a trade.


oh cool my name came up randomly .. LOL but yea not my wheels i have the ADR version in chrome..


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3170400/3

Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Friday, October 31, 2008 5:06 AM
Damn Jason, lookin good.. I didnt know your getting rid of your coupe



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Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Friday, October 31, 2008 5:13 AM
Sedans are more fun. When you blow some ones doors off,
"Dude you just got beat by a cavalier."
"Dued! you just got owned by a 4 door cavalier with a babyseat in the back. "




Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Friday, October 31, 2008 7:20 AM
I kinda miss the Sedan I had, but I think I miss the 5-speed the most!




Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Friday, October 31, 2008 8:13 AM
4 doors all the way easy to get the kids in and out especially with a car seat and you still have the same base car to make it fastish



Re: mrthompson's 4 door progress thread
Friday, October 31, 2008 8:57 AM
rims look nice.
now get an eco in there




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