Project: Diamond in the Rough (updated 11/29)

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Project: Diamond in the Rough (updated 11/29)

Post by Ladi3sman55 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:06 pm

Well i just purchased a 98 plat 2 dr mtx neon for 1600 to replace my 98 strawberry 4 dr atx neon. I didnt do a log on the 4 dr but i think its time i start one for the 2 dr.
Here it is when i bought it. Dirty and Stock.
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plans as of now:
asa 14' (installed)
boogers (installed)
depo's (installed)
maddogg sts (installed)
bc coilovers
2.4 w/ srt4 turbo (installed)
mega squirt II (bought)
unorthodox udp (installed)
led 3rd brake light (installed)
depo fogs (installed)
2gn seats (installed)
2gn counsle
sound system (removed)
tint (installed)
Last edited by Ladi3sman55 on Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:32 pm, edited 16 times in total.
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:21 pm

well i washed my car at work a couple days ago since i work at a car wash. i swapped the rims over from the strawberry and i must say they look much better on the plat!
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a few days after i washed it i came home to find a nice surprise on my door step!
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finally found some time so i went to work
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7000k bulb next to a new stock bulb
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im going to paint the turns with some amber paint soon so i havent reinstalled them.
the output on the depo's is awesome! such a big difference! i love them :D
im going to put the boogers on soon too. cant wait!
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Post by NeonBLK » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:37 pm

I notice the same difference when I put my depos on my old neon. The difference was HUGE :) oh yeah I have depo foglights leftover from my neon if you want them.
Good luck.
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Post by Bzevey » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am

looking good!

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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:31 pm

depo fogs will be on when i get em! i'll be tinting the windows in a few weeks too.
i started installing my system but ran into a few problems that im working out.
also bought some lge so i'll do that when i get some more free time! a buddy of mine has done this a few times so i'll get some help from him on this.
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Post by RedRocket » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:09 pm

i saw those headlights on the website and im conviced on buying them because they are sick!!!! and i love the plat coupe man keep it up!
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:19 pm

well i'll get some updated pics once i wash it but the front turns have been painted and the stereo system has been installed. im wanting to get it tinted soon now.. only thing is i cant decide if i want to go with black all the way around or go with a silver mirror tint. i plan on doing a black and silver two tone eventually (black on top) so i think the mirror would look good and stand out a bit more but the black would blend it great with the black top so i cant decided.. opinions?!?!
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:58 pm

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so much better!
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looks great.. why didnt i put the other fog light in tho?
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:( thats why... i'll try to bend that out at school eventually
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also made a trip to the local jy and got some goodies :D
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2gn rear seat and 7 3.0 tubes
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2gn buckets
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red 7.5mm plug wires
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i had a filter and some pvc pipe laying around so i did my 3.0 intake
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sorry for bad cell phone pics at night :oops:
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got 2 really good sport wheels but might take them back since i found nicer ones.. i plan on painting the lip and center cap on these black and keeping the spokes alum.
also got a drivers side front bumper bracket since the old one broke.. :roll: go figure
i pocketed a fuel filter, oil pressure guage, turn signal bulbs, very clear pass. side turn signal, rca's and some 4 guage wire. not to mention a tweeter for my buddy :lol:
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o and fuck 98' purple dodge stratus'.. that mother fucker wouldnt give me my damn 2.4! it fought me the whole fucking time! i got every fucking mount off and the dumb fucks at the jy didnt remove the cat so we tried cutting through that with our hack saw since they dont allow power tools :roll: and couldnt get it off so we said fuck it after 2 days of fucking working on it. i might come back to get it after they remove the cat like they shouldve in the first place since the stupid thing shouldnt have been on there.. o and the bolts holding it on were stripped thats why we didnt just unbolt it.. thats a weekend i'll never get back :evil:
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Post by visualillusions » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:56 am

Nice progress... do you plan on using that motor as a project motor? turbo? N/A?
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Post by mahifish » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:11 pm

How much for a 3.0 tube?
Looking nice and clean! I just ordered a set of those deps cause they look really nice
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:17 pm

visualillusions wrote:Nice progress... do you plan on using that motor as a project motor? turbo? N/A?
yes motor will be put in after it is rebuilt and turbo'd i plan on using the stock srt4 turbo. my setup should be good for about 350 at the wheels
mahifish wrote:How much for a 3.0 tube?
Looking nice and clean! I just ordered a set of those deps cause they look really nice
idk offer..
and yes they look freaking sexy! i suggest getting the artic white bulbs for 25 bucks they look so awesome!
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Post by TNK » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:31 pm

pm me about one of the 3.0 tubes. id like one.


car is looking good, coming along nicely.
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Post by dmxzane » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:10 am

looks like it's coming along.
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:45 pm

thanks alot guys im trying to keep it steady with the updates.. motor might be in my hands by monday! :D
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:26 pm

well i got a few updates..

fog lights are straight now!
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now i just wana do the fog light mod to have them running whenever i want! :D

got it tinted too :D
50% on the front 2 windows
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and 5% on the back 3 :D
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what do you guys think of painting my roof black?
I WANT OPINIONS!! lol
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The definition of a NEON
A great domestic compact car whose rapidly disappearing taillights are most typically seen through the windshields of Honda Civics, Chevy Cavaliers, and other assorted shitboxes.
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