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Project NEO

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:33 am
by carny2006
well, seeing as i now have a job and such, thought itd be time to start a project log lol

2 years ago, i picked up my 98 dohc neon sport up for about 3000.

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runs great, havent had any major issues... yet

since then ive replaced the radiator, filler neck, fixed my exhaust, and my plugs and wires

about two weeks after i got it i replaced the radiator

last may i replaced the filler neck

last winter i had my exhaust snap right behind the cat, so flexpipe to the rescue
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and about a few months ago i replaced the plugs and wires

now im getting ready to do the timing belt, water pump and tensioner pulley along with the front motor mount and the passenger strut.

debadged all but the hood emblem

have no pics of the first fixes other than the exhaust, but i do have some of my to be done timing belt lol

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re-manufactured water pump, and a new gates timing belt.

havent picked up the pulley yet.

my strut im getting from lkq until i can get a decent set

im probably gonna hold off on the FMM till i can get all 3 solid mounts.

custom painted interior

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now, the interior doesnt look so clean lol, im going to re-do it but do it right this time, first time was cheapo spray paint from walmart lol

i have some small plans for this neon, but seeing as its my DD, im not goin all out..... yet. im gonna buy a mtx neon shell and 2.4 it. and then 2.4 this one after i get it up and running and mtx it from the atx i have in it.

next after the timing belt, im getting new lights, stockers are fogged all to hell, and i like the set im looking at and ill be getting those in 2 weeks

for right now im going all motor with this one. so if anyone has any tips. let me know

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:38 am
by Ianguilly
I was getting harder by the picture, then i got to the interior...and lost it.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:43 am
by carny2006
im either gonna redo it right, or just go back to stock. its kind of a PITA and i dont like it that much anymore

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:53 pm
by jamieely
Ianguilly wrote:I was getting harder by the picture, then i got to the interior...and lost it.
Thats exactly what i thought Ian, but I couldnt think of a nice way to say it so I didnt say anything lol. I am looking forward to seeing it fixed.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:19 pm
by Ianguilly
Rest of the car looks fine, but the interior looks like someone from my highschool math class got ahold of it.

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:59 pm
by 1genRTturbo
Ianguilly wrote:I was getting harder by the picture, then i got to the interior...and lost it.
oh my freakin hell i about pissed myself on that one! :rofl:

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:23 pm
by 99indiana
memories... just like my nyg when i got it everything was painted blue :beatstick:

just remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:09 pm
by carny2006
im hoping to do my timing belt, water pump, FMM, and passenger strut this weekend. my girlfriends brother is gonna help me, i can do the strut by myself with the aid of the FSM (courtesy of JKat. tyvm) and were probably gonna pull the FMM anyways so might as well while im at it. will try to get a few pics

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:39 am
by Ianguilly
you should replace both struts.

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:46 pm
by carny2006
i intend on it, this is just a temporary fix till i can afford a nice set

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:24 pm
by carny2006
had it all done and right, when we realized the water pump was leaking lmao

just some pics i took during the process


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saw this and smiled
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my strut, cant see whats wrongwith it but i may just not know what to look for lol
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my car peed a little bit lmao,
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snapped stud by the shop that i got tires from, bastards
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all done lol
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Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:41 pm
by carny2006
more pics from the change

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to come very soon

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Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:36 am
by 2drSRT4
Oh my, I'm so glad that the cars over here don't rust. That's horrible.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:36 pm
by carny2006
its not all that bad to be honest

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:46 pm
by BaLLisTiK
Rust on my Old ACR was just as bad, if not worse.
If a shop broke your stud, they should replace it, especially since it's like a $2 part.