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The New Adventures of Old Christine

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:54 pm
by Ianguilly
Well as some of you may kow my car was totaled 2 weeks ago after i fell asleep behind the wheel, the car suffered 3 8 ft. jumps and grazing a telephone pole. So the damage was pretty bad, the body is bent, the core is bent beyond repair, ad the struts are all blown.

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So the plan now it a total rebuild to make Christine better than she has ever been.

So heres what i want to do:
-New body with fresh flame red paint
-JY 2.4 hooked to an MTX with bolt-ons
-.20 bore
-KYB struts with 1 1/2 dropped springs
-Rear sway Bar
-tinted EVERYTHING turns ,windows...you get the idea
- Depo stealth headlights
-SRT-4 EXhaust
-three kinds of trunks
-Yellow fogs
- Some kind of lip


So first thing on the list of things to do, get everything off Christine, So heres day 1's work:

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After a few hours of work the front end was almost gone:
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The radiator was a bitch to get out had to remove the CAI and throttle body and cut a few things
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A shit load of gravel fell out of the bumper bar from the impact landing

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ANd i'm gonna have to claen a little to get some more space

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So what body am i gonna use for the replacement? well i'll show you


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I plan on buying that beauty from coltonhursey here in a few weeks to be a starting point

More updates this weekend

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:37 pm
by metal_gear_jon
The end of one brings new life into another.... glad to see Colton's shell being put to good use. It's still sad that you lost it, but you'll gain a ton of experience tearing it down.

Are you going to paint the new shell to start, or get it running first?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:43 pm
by 1genRTturbo
looks like a great starter project. lovin the flame red idea. hope it works well for you.

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:04 pm
by Ianguilly
metal_gear_jon wrote:
Are you going to paint the new shell to start, or get it running first?
Well i hope i can have the whole car repainted by december, then i'll spend spring rebuilding it, I want to paint it myself, but paint isn't cheap and i've only got 2 month Experience with auto body.
Hopfully Jon we'll be standing in Tomz's driveway next year Bull shiting about it. :lol:

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:24 am
by Ianguilly
Well i spent most of the night friday and a little on Saturday getting here stripped down, I have a deadline to when i want the bent body out of the garage and thats by the 23rd. Hopefully the new shell will be in there taking its place getting body prep work done to it, anyways heres what got done this weekend..
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Found me a useable cheap paint gun in the basement this will due for a one time paint job
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Finally got all the wheels off the passenger side rear was a bitch since it popped off
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Heres a good pic of the extent of the damage...i was gonna replace that anyway
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Muffler is off i'll save this for a rainy day
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And the trunk rocks for storing everything i take off
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More updates when they come.

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:40 pm
by srt4eh
good start :)