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Old 10-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #21
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not much new to report...jk
Got that bitch started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-13-2014, 02:38 PM   #22
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Awesome job.. very nice work!
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #23
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More pics!!!!
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:30 AM   #24
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Thanks everybody!As per request its update time!!
Over the last few weeks i have been joining some wires...aka "Merging"





I didnt take many pics, these are just some highlights of some heat shrink I was proud of. Its quite difficult just to join some of these wires
nevermind joining the correct wires and getting them to the correct length. Big respect to Brydon for posting his DIY. Even bigger respect for Brian for
offering his service. I spent about 2 monts worht of evenings getting the harness together.
I also finished off the inside(please take it easy on me for this one)
After seeing the floor die once in this car I wanted to make a permanant solution so i got hooked up with "gator guard II"
in white. It is an epoxy based kevlar re-enforced bed liner. I figure this will give great durability even if it fills up with water ever again.



I like it. I rolled it on. Deff would spray it next time. I would have been much smoother but oh well still happy with the coverage and finish.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:43 AM   #25
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next up is to mock up the dash beam/hvac and wiring, because i dont know what im doing im putting
my harness in and trying to start it before doing the final tape/placement of grommits

pedals in these pics are the brighton ones with the cable clutch. im still on my old tranny so gotta keep it and this is just for mock up .
aside from the cable vshydro thing the only other difference is the switch for the brake pedal on the rs. The rs has more pins due to
cruise control and maybe something else. that switch can be installed on the brighton pedals if you wanted to keep your tranny. i will prob do this for now

small tid bit

If honly I could type...
Rs bulkhead had an extra hole in it vs the brighton dash
then the ducts


steering column

again just for mock up fitting/test start

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:25 PM   #26
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Now that i have a rough ideal of where everything goes, the beam,column and HVAC all came out,
i laid the harness in went to plug it all back in and what do you know, my 97 fuel tank harness
does not match up to the rs harness...booo!!!


It was ummm a uhhh just a little rusty under there. The four bolts holding the crossmember all came out fine.
once i got the tank down i realized it was trash. rust holes in the seam and ALL the hard lines had crumbled.
The feed line was all plastic so it was still running...somehow.
So plan B is to use the Rs fuel tank wiring harness loom and main level sending unit and bypass the second fuel
level sending unit.
brighton on the top RS at the bottom

cut the wires

unbolt

re-install. it was super easy!

At that point i cut off the aux sending unit and joined the two wires leading out to that. The brighton level sensor read 100ohms full, 0 empty.
Each of the RS sensors read 50 empty 0 ohms full. So i thought this would be a slam dunk, but it wasnt. i put 5 gal in and it didnt move the needle.
i resorted to pulling the sender out again and lifting the float to full while it was all plugged in. No dice. it only goes to 3/4 and moves super
slow.
not sure how to fix this just yet...:/ ive tried researching but all i could find is what got me this far. The brighton is such I bastard child

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:29 PM   #27
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On a side note. Do you think the RS in the pics can be saved? im sure it will need quarters, the rails in the pics, a good amount of the floor and small section of sills?
I would be doing the fab/welding, my intention is to replace the parts with factory and cage the hell out of the whole car for added safety/track toy.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:05 AM   #28
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Question on the windshield trim brackets - were you able to salvage all of those from the car or, if not, were you able to find replacements anywhere?

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Old 11-07-2014, 08:51 AM   #29
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thanks for the comments and subs. Mrpersonality I was able to save about 60% of the clips. I got lucky/unlucky because the glue around the windshield was lifting off the metal already and I could almost just pull them out in tact. For the clips that were properly glued there was no way they were coming out in one piece. I also had 2 cars to pull from so I did not need to source new ones.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #30
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Love seeing when someone really puts a lot of hardwork to turn a car around like this! Are cars are getting rare now! Soo sick man, I respect it
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