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Old 10-20-2019, 02:19 PM   #81
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Default Re: I bought a 99 SC2 slowly bring it back to life.

The carpet is in and the front seats are in.
We still need to do the back seats but he can drive his can again while they are being done.



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Old 10-23-2019, 10:59 AM   #82
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I found a NOS Headlight. It is the passenger side and it still has plastic covering on it. I only found one but I have a driverís side coming from Oregon.
Hopefully the one from Oregon will be as good shape as it looks.

This one is sweet...



I bought LED fog lights. He should be ready for night driving soon.
I just bought new halogen lights for the brights.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:38 PM   #83
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Front seats are back in. They cleaned up well.



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Old 10-24-2019, 10:32 AM   #84
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Very nice!

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Old 10-24-2019, 10:44 AM   #85
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Thanks, we are very happy with the results. We were going to have to buy seat covers but no now.
It no longer looks like a 20-year-old interior.

We hope to get the back seats put together soon. Later I will buff the paint out to make it look better.

He has about 40 hours in driving on his permit so far. He needs 8 hours night driving. I will help him on that when I finish his headlight upgrade.
He will turn 16 soon and he wants to take his finial drivers test soon.

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Old 11-02-2019, 06:21 PM   #86
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My sonís car would rattle the exhaust when you were at idle. It rattled really bad. The flex pipe was bad. All the junk yards cut out the catalytic converters and mess up the flex pipe.
I bought one off ebay $19.20 shipped.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...59224&_sacat=0
I cut the old one out and welded the new one in. It is so much better no more rattle.
This was my first-time mig welding exhaust.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:21 PM   #87
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The flex pipe above was T304 Stainless Steel Double Braid w/ T409 Stainless Steel Extensions 5 year 50K warranty.

New headlights in. I bought Philips 9005 VisionPlus Upgrade Headlight bulbs for the bright. I hate them way to yellow.
The NOS headlight is so sweet.


The back seat is in looks so much better.


When I took off the exhaust the filling just fell out of the first cat.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:06 PM   #88
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Nice job on the exhaust. I dread that job, hope it holds out for a few years yet.

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Old 11-05-2019, 11:13 AM   #89
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Thanks, I looked up welding exhaust pipe welding on YouTube. They said to do a stitch weld running kind of hot. Weld turn weld again. Try to keep keep the heat down so you don't burn through. It worked pretty well.

I put on new wiper blades and we got 30 MPG on yesterdayís gas tank.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:33 PM   #90
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My son now has his driver's license now. He got his license a couple days ago.
School is 39 mile round trip. He has drove last couple days. 31.5 MPG last tank.
It will be interesting to see when he has a full tank on his own. He has not been driving the interstate.
That make a little less MPG but time will tell.
Over Xmas break we will clean up the outside of the car but it is running great.

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