ok I greatly apologize for the delay in updating this.. id get home from work.. want to update it.. then fall asleep... anyways update on the project..
I tore the top end of the the engine apart.. cleaned all the valves, the head, the lifters, push rods, rocker arms, springs...
replaced the valve seals put a new head gasket on..
no theres always one pain in the ***.. and here it is... so Im putting the valve cover on to the correct torque specs... and one of the bolts decides to shear off at 24lbs... wtf! haha I got easy outs... stripped one.. then went one side bigger and that snapped in the bolt... so I did the next best thing... drill the whole bolt out.. went to tap the hole and the tap broke in it... wtf!! ahaha soo thats my only dilemma right now.. just a small kink in the plan lmao
more pics on my ipod.. just havent uploaded them!
I washed the smoke soaked hardtop
bleach water was clear when I started..
washed the smoke filled roll bar pads OXI CLEAN!!
painted some parts... going for a unique color theme! itll will look amazing when its all together! (only a few done right now)
powdercoated these parts myself at my pops shop (there will be more)
was at my local car show (das awk fest/ wheels of time) and out of no where came across this frame coat vender... he is the owner.. was featured on a show on speed network with this product.. showed me the durability and **** i was convinced! he said 1 pint primer.. 1 pint coat.. will get two coats on an average frame. so I bought the two pints for $64
needed to weld two new rear shock mounts on... and a section of the frame were it thinned under the shock mount... and the skid plate where the trans mounts.. got this welder.. very recommended.. (had a buddy who welded for 15 yrs assist me)
welded the frame
got a canopy/ tent to cover the paint while it drys so it doesnt get wet.. (read instructions)
you know this stuff is good when it smells really bad/strong... and doesnt come off your skin for 3 weeks...
heres the primer
and the coating
now for the suspension lol just ordered a skyjacker 2.5 inch lift kit.. I didn't want to have to lower and add stuff.. but I think it will look great!
I also ordered a new skyjacker steering stabilizer... red master urethane bushing kit
I ordered all new brake hoses... stainless steel lines... all new e brake cables
ordered a full exhaust... (basically oem.. with a thrush muffler) I ordered a bunch of other stuff as well.. Ill try to post pics when everything comes in..
planning to swap axles.. paint them black with aluminum painted differential covers! with the red shock boots and the red urethane bushings the red calipers will look very good I think!
give me your opinions/comments!!!