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So... as most of you know my car went boom...

I got all the parts needed..
Front bumper skin
Hood
Hood Latch
Radiator
Radiator cross member
New belts
Front motor mount

So we decided to completly remove the entire A/c system like the compreser thingy... and replace the front motor mount...

Once we got it all removed, we lisfted it up and replaced the motor mount... We got a brand new one for about $30 ish... It didnt line up at all at first.. So we had some fun with a mallet and busted a knuckle or two to make it bend back.... It fit perfect once we got it all bolted up...

We cut out the A/C pipes and removed the compressor. Once we removed that, we put the belts back on with the new belt that was made for the S model without A/C. It fit amazing. Lost a bit of weight.

Once that was done... we got ready to bend the frame back... We took a normal torch and warm up the metal.. More fun with a mallet came again. Fire and a mallet makes anybody happy. We took the crossmember to figure out where it needed to be since only the passenger side was crooked.... Make sure you take out the headlights first, cause makes it easier...

Once that lined up we put in the new headlight, and got the radiator put in right, we put the crossmember on top. I double checked the hood latch, it was atleast an inch or 2 aboce the screw holes..... So we took the mallet and a 2x4 and pounded it down tell it was perfect.

Once we got that up and nice we put the fan in.... And tommarow we will be putting the new hood and bumper skin on...


Pictures will be up tommarow
 

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yea, i remeber.. your damage wasnt that serious.. and you wanted to give up on it.

Glad your fixing it.
 

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see man i told u it would be worth it and alot easier then it would have been to just trash it or part it out. so how much did it cost u to get all that parts adn where did u get all the parts that fast? thats amazing. well good luck and cant wait to see the pics.
 

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my dad found this junkyard with like 10 3rd gens.... He went around and picked all the parts out... i would go get some more shit but its like an hour away.... I also found an OEM website that has our stuff... www.partstrain.com they sell them for a decent price...

It cost me $720 ish so far... and im getting that optima red top battery today which is like $140.....top of the line baby... And its gonna take me some time to get the money to repaint it.
 

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$720 is alot of money for those parts you got.
I got all the parts needed..
Front bumper skin
Hood
Hood Latch
Radiator
Radiator cross member
New belts
Front motor mount
if you lived in RI i would of got everything for like 1/2 that but least you got your car done. congrats on that.
 

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$720 is alot of money for those parts you got.

if you lived in RI i would of got everything for like 1/2 that but least you got your car done. congrats on that.
well my dad got brand new hood, brand new bumper skin, and everything else was mint condition....ish lol...

thanks for the support.... now some questions... should i get new H emblem for front?

and at first i had some idle hoping.... but now it stopped.... i have to wait to check again.... and... when does the passenger fan normally kick in? cause i drove it around the block and it didnt turn on....
 

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its for cooling and the condencer. bobnova has said that it kicks on if the car gets hot enough (just like the other fan), but ive only seen my come on when the A/C is on.
 

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its for cooling and the condencer. bobnova has said that it kicks on if the car gets hot enough (just like the other fan), but ive only seen my come on when the A/C is on.
It will come on after the car heats up fully, then if you say sit in traffic and idle...it is bascially a back up if the lude exceeds a certain temperature :emthup:
 

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I didnt post the pics on here because there is alot and i didnt want to fuck the server up

Ok so here is the damage


damage with hood off

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1963.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_6.gif

Radiator and fan taken out

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1952.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1953.gif

Replacement Parts

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1957.gif
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1961.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1962.gif

Old and new front bumper mounts
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1978.gif
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1966.gif

Removing compresser and A/C lines
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1971.gif
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1973.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1974.gif

Before and after mallet and torch fun
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/Headlight.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/9.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/7.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1985.gif
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Radiator in place with crossmember
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1988.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1987.gif


Hood and Bumper assembly
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_2007.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_1991.gif
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Finished Product
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_2005.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_2004.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/dasguru/IMG_2003.gif
 

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No pic with the bumper on?

I can see from the pictures now that the damage was mostly up top and your radiator crossmember doesn't look bad at all.

Good job on the repairs, I'm sure it was a lot of work, but at least you can drive it again now.

If you can get the headlights to line up again perfectly I will be thoroughly impressed.
 

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88_2.0L said:
my 2.0S has A/C?

am i just lucky? lol
most 3rd gens have a/c... just as most a/c on 3rd gens dont work :lol:

good job tiki !!!!

lots of pics !!
 
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