Okay so, A LOT has changed with my life. I have a new address. I'm married. I'm a Dad. And, Oh Yeeeeeah.... The car. Well, last time we saw the Eclipse ... Show more(AKA: Jett) she was needing som body work, and paint badly. Well, some years later (LOL) She gets it! There was a lot to go into this particular project. I needed an air compressor, check. I needed a paint gun, check. I needed masking paper and tape, check and check. I needed primer, thinner, yada, yada, yada.... check, check, chiddy check.
So, I started with pulling panels. Side skirts, front and rear bumper, and fenders all came off. Masking tape and paper went on. The body parts were in need of some serious repair. So Bondo, epoxy and sand paper were employed to smooth out my situation. This process took quite awhile with me changing tax brackets twice during the process.
Sanding complete. Headlight change complete.
The Ongoing Struggles of a Tuner!!!Okay so, Last page I was trying to decide what to do with the car. Seems really the only way to go now is with the b... Show moreody. See, I don't know if you've noticed, but unlike most people on this site I haven't really posted any exterior pictures of Jett except for the first page when she was shiny and new. Truth be told the winter months (especially these lasts ones) have really taken its toll on the old girl. Over the years Jett has taken a couple bumps due to snow. Because of it I got rust in some crazy hard to get at places (UGH!!! I don't know dude). The good news is that I'm moving in with Chris who has a garage!!! No more leaving the baby out in the cold!!! Fuckin' Kalapana Black :-[ REAR: Show Less
Why I hate my stupid lil car project:By: MeOkay so, I'm recently I proud that my car project has continued to move along. I now have.... BASS!!!... Show more60; HA HAHAHAHAHAHA HAAAAA!!! BACK STORY OF MY BASS: Ya see, back in the day I had bass. MTX, color coordinated, LOUD AS FUCK bass to be exact. But, some one liked my bass so much that they figured it would be better in their car so in the middle of the night they stole my box and amp and 10" subs leaving me bass-less with a hole in my back window, and sad. I cried... not really but I didn't go into work when I saw the mess they made.I was so hurt and thrown off, especially when the cops told me they couldn't dust for finger prints despite the fact that finger prints were visable on the car, that I went out a purchased a Sony Xplod car stereo (don't laugh).Anywayzzzzz, that lil cheap stereo was recently stolen... No damage thank goodness. Here's the funny part though. So ??? The gauges, you know the D-PIC and Voltometer were left behind. The piggyback ECU, the Apex'i Neo was left behind, hell the NO2 bottle and gauge were left behind... the only thing they took was a lil $80 Sony Xplod car stereo... and my shift knob? Suckerz! I LOVE a dumb thief!!! So, for about five months I was driving around without music (good thing my engine sounds like baby making music to me). Recently an opportunity arose and I fell into a bit of money SO... KA-CHOW!!! NEW BASS!!! I got 2 Eclipse 12" (two inches bigger than the old ones eh... eh... yeah!!!) subs. Show Less
16 bolts and some SERIOUSLY easy shoulder strap adjusting later I now ride too sweet! Down side is it's summer time... :-( I'm not used t... Show moreo hot seats. Anyway, the morning ride in to work was fun. I chose a hilly, curvy road to test the straps and Dammit I'm in the seats tightly. Test passed! So here are some close ups. I have some more pictures from the actual work day coming, but for now just enjoy and comment. Thanks! Show Less