My $2600 Project


maverick_990
04-07-2009, 04:03 AM
Sup ppl I bought my 99 GST about a month ago and this is what it looked like..

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0853_210.jpg

The guy I bought it from hit a rabbit, but He had a replacement bumper for it, Personally I thought it was an ugly bumper..

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0970_001-1.jpg

The clutch needed to be replaced, it was slipping really bad, that is why he dropped the price from $3000 to $2600
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0949_084.jpg

They had installed a crappy Ebay special BOV... but I replaced it with a Greddy Type RS

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0863_220.jpg

I need to replace the tires because it has 235/45/17 and the tires rub in the back when I turn hard, but it has nice Rota Wheels

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0966_101-1.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0967_102-1.jpg

The interior is in great condition, no rips or anything, other than
the A-Pilar was all messed up but I installed a boost gauge and air fuel
gauge so I got it fixed

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0852_209.jpg

It has a HKS Hi-Power Exhaust.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN0862_219.jpg

I will post more in second post.

maverick_990
04-07-2009, 04:05 AM
Here is new pictures with the new bumper... Just got the clutch and flywheel replaced too.. Its starting to look normal again. Now I need the plastic inserts for the foglights.
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN1475.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN1473.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN1477.jpg

ned032002
04-07-2009, 07:31 AM
Did you also just put on the CF hood? In the first pic it looks like a hood that was black. Car is lookin sweet man keep the pics coming as you progress.

maverick_990
04-07-2009, 11:14 AM
no the cf hood was already on it, just the first pic it was overcast, and sunny on the new ones

steviek
04-07-2009, 12:00 PM
great start looks a lot better already!

SilvrEclipse
04-07-2009, 12:43 PM
Look good so far :thumbsup:

vanilla gorilla
04-07-2009, 12:50 PM
Looks great. Was the car originally black?

maverick_990
04-07-2009, 01:34 PM
Yea the car was factory black, and the guy painted it white with a blue pearl, but it is starting to fade so now it is kinda cream colored with a blue tint lol.. I plan on getting it painted black down the road..

maverick_990
04-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Here is the most recent of the BOV now recirculated.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/maverick_990/DSCN2146.jpg

steviek
04-23-2009, 03:07 PM
thats a great start!

vanilla gorilla
04-24-2009, 03:17 PM
What kind of hose clamps are those? They look different than regular worm clamps.

Black99GST
04-24-2009, 03:43 PM
rather then changing the tires, just roll the rear fenders... thats what i did with my 235/45/17's. never had a problem... even did it baseball bat style :iceslolan... just take your time, and go slow... easy as cake! you can imagine the look on my buddys face when i asked him if i could barrow his baseball bat... lol he said "what for?" and all i said was "my cars giving me attitude, i need to straighten her out" lol :smokin:

vanilla gorilla
04-24-2009, 04:24 PM
You didnt crack the paint? Maybe because it was OEM paint, the only car I ever done it on had a doo doo paint job on it, which cracked off when I took the bat to the fenders...well come to think of it, it wasnt so much the new paint's fault because the original paint under it cracked off too. My buddy started rolling the ones on his GTO, and cracked the factory paint on it too. Thats enough to make you want to cry.

Black99GST
04-24-2009, 07:32 PM
i used a aluminum bat, a rag, and a heat gun... no paint crack... :-D

kittay
05-05-2009, 01:19 PM
Looks so much better with the oe bumper :) Nice progress

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