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#26 88HatchMonster

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:16 AM

Thanks guys!

 

Very sad today as I was getting her ready to sit out the winter in my Mom and Dad's garage.

 

Have next Spring to look forward to at least.

 

Will post more pics soon!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

Wow. All your hard work sure made a very very nice car   :clap:



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

Thanks! Looking back it was a crazy amount of work... I couldn't image doing it again. But I'm really glad I did.

And I hope I can do it again, cause I just got an 84 Brat that needs almost as much love!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

Here's a few from the engine swap.

Making my first EA-EJ adapter plate:

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My prototype was 1/2" aluminum, hand cut with a jigsaw. The plates I later put into production were CNC cut steel.

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Flywheel was welded up and redrilled.

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EJ22 cleaned up a bit.

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Stripped harness:

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All the wiring I stripped off the harness:

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#30 BoxerRebellion

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

Awesome.

Thanks for taking the time to share this photos.

 

As we all know, the photo process from camera to website, can be rather tedious.



#31 88HatchMonster

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:16 PM

Awesome.

Thanks for taking the time to share this photos.

 

As we all know, the photo process from camera to website, can be rather tedious.

 

No prob!

 

Hopefully providing some inspiration for others with their builds.

 

I know seeing a good build thread gets me pumped for my own projects and gets me coming up with all kinds of ideas.

 

Still got a few more to share, too.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

SUBBED!!! AMAZING!



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:33 PM

Thought I would do a couple posts on some of the detail mods I did.

First was correcting the speedometer. I scanned the stock speedo face and rebuilt it adjusting for the larger tire size I would be running. I work as a graphic designer, so recreating the speedo face on the computer was easy to do.

I printed it on heavy stock and then affixed it with double-sided tape to a piece of plastic I cut to size.

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While I was at it I upped the redline on the tach for the EJ22 I was dropping in.

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This was an early test with the lights on. I think I reprinted them to match the stock orange color a little better soon after. Overall, this was one of my favorite mods on the build.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

I want one of those tachs so bad! Great work as always.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:48 PM

You wouldn't still happen to have the files for those would you? Killer mod for sure.

#36 88HatchMonster

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

You wouldn't still happen to have the files for those would you? Killer mod for sure.

 

I'll see if I can dig them up and make them available. Just be careful with your gauges if you try the mod. The needles don't like to come on and off too many times.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

Cool, I bet there's a few of us that would find that uber useful thanks.

#38 rrgrr

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:45 AM

Loving this Build!! Great Innovation! :popcorn:



#39 88HatchMonster

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

You wouldn't still happen to have the files for those would you? Killer mod for sure.

 

I've been looking... but still haven't found the exact files for the speedo and tach. I usually don't throw anything away, I still have one or two places to look...



#40 J.T.R

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:50 PM

Wow, that is an awesome build, would love to do something very similar with my brat.



#41 marcusgl10z28

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

how were you capable of stripping all the tar off the floor befor the rubber coat/bed liner that you put on the floor?.. ive been wanting to do it but dont really have patiance for all the time consumption.. is there a fast way??? and do you know of a way to correct a digi dash for tire size... just curious... and very nice biuld she is looking real good!!!!



#42 88HatchMonster

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

how were you capable of stripping all the tar off the floor befor the rubber coat/bed liner that you put on the floor?.. ive been wanting to do it but dont really have patiance for all the time consumption.. is there a fast way??? and do you know of a way to correct a digi dash for tire size... just curious... and very nice biuld she is looking real good!!!!

 

Don't think I had a trick to it... just chipped it off with a big screwdriver and hammer. Might have buzzed it down with a wire wheel to get the little stuck on bits after. I had a lot more free time in those days. No experience with digi-dashes myself...



#43 NorthCoast

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

Marcus.. Dry ice is the quick way. Freeze it then chip it out with hammer and chisel.

 

88Hatch... Very nice build/resto.  Nicest I've seen in a long time.  Love the hatch.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:46 AM

I too am a designer and have done hundreds of custom gauges back in my day for all the ricers. I love how you kept your's stock looking. Function over form.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:32 AM

Awesome, I'm tempted to yank some gauges out of a PT cruiser or intrepid very cool retro look. This has me wanting to get on my hatch, keep up the good work. 






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