Project Git 'er done!: Stages 1, 2…now 3.

supraguy@aol

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All trim is gone from the door jambs to the bumper. Today, I do the doors and targa top.





PS- Replacing all of the dead links sucks.
 

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Nah. That would make the first post a nightmareish long thing, plus it would still make every post after that somewhat senseless, since there would be no pics to associate with what I was describing.
 

yhatzee89

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supraguy@aol;2095463 said:
Nah. That would make the first post a nightmareish long thing, plus it would still make every post after that somewhat senseless, since there would be no pics to associate with what I was describing.

true, I hadn't considered the posts about pics that are no longer there. I like having the first post as the complete build thread (like mine), but if you didn't start it that way it wouldn't make sense to change it to that setup
 

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Progress...

Man, It's easy to get delayed, distracted, demoralized, or just plain lazy, when it comes to a project.
I think my problem has always been, that I bite off more than I can chew, in terms of scope.
I have a hundred different ideas for a hundred different parts of the car, and when you get pulled equally in 12 different directions, you end up getting nowhere.

My '89 Supra has been a bit of a distraction; upgrading it, and making it nicer, has taken my time and focus away from my '88.
And since it is a car I can drive everday, it's been getting what little attention I can spare. I still have 3 or 4 small chores to finish with that car.
but in an effort to get back to this one, I decided to get a different set of wheels for it. The FR500's went on the '89 daily, and I wanted something a little
bit more 'boy racer' for this car. So I picked up a set of Varrstoen ES2's, and had them powder coated a custom color:





These are a square setup: 18x9.5, +30. The tires I chose are Federal 595 RS-R's, in 255/35/18.
Wheels should be nearly the last item one gets for a project, but I needed the visual stimulation, in order to continue the project.
This week, I hope to get good(warm) weather, so that I can finish the strip-down for paint. In the mean time, I'll continue to go back and replace the broken picture links.
 

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Today, I just did a quick swap of the rear wheel studs, for slightly longer ones.
This was because I wanted to use a set of 10mm wheel spacers. the rears seemed to look slightly sunken in,
compared to how aggressive the fronts are, even though it's a square setup.

 

supraguy@aol

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Welcome back everybody!
A few years have passed, and not a lot has happened with my project, but the good news is, I didn’t get rid of it.
I MUST finish this car. If for nothing else, I have to have closure. Since the last update, I’ve simply been collecting a few things here and there; euro folding mirrors, Kevin M hatch visor, stereo equipment, etc.
one thing I HAVE done, is reinstall tighter window regulators, and the new door glass. Also, the carpet kit I bought had been accidentally cut too tight on the passenger door sill, and having to patch it would have pissed me off. So I bought a replacement to the replacement carpeting, and have begun to fit it. For those of you that don’t know, I also have an ‘89 turbo, same color, and targa/ 5spd as well. I just sent it through PDR, and am now looking for a paint shop to make it perfect. She will be a Guinea pig: If the shop does a good job, this car will be going there as well.

This is the year. TENS YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH. Project git ‘er done will be done this year.