Here's some pics as of Feb 1... Show more7, 2008. I hand scrubbed the hell out of the Interior with carpet cleaner because i want to keep the seats and the upper door panels. getting ready to repaint the lower door panels and the new headliner trimmings to match the rest of the interior. I also ran new gas lines, electric fan and have to begin working on my sound system. My Lil Bruh is coming through again and shipping me the latest Alpine deck (Itune hookup).
No Lower panel
First time out since Facelift
No Botox included LOL
Yo, it's been a frustrating week. (Feb 25) I've been looking for a new complete dash board, and upper and lower panels for my doors. After looking at how expensive they were, I chose to repaint my dash and lower panels and hopefully find some Tan upper panels to match the interior. .. I noticed the person before me painted the the entire interior, including the dash, brown (originally blue) and it shows based on the pics of the upper panels (below). I have to cut corners at this point because I still have to get her painted... It looks OK for now, but I know I'm going to have the spend the 1,000 to get the panels, headliner plastic and Dash to the exact color. Besides, i have to change my steering wheel!!!
The good news is, I'm starting to install my sound system. I'm making sure the monitor works and where I'm going to install it. (please excuse the portable dvd player and the 2 knob deck in the vehicle. Waiting to receive my alpine deck from my bruh.
Painted lower panels
Yo, Today is a great day!! (March 3). My trusting Lil Bruh came through again for me and I'm flying to Chicago this weekend to pick up my parts for the MC. He found the complete gauge bezel, with gauges and circuit board for $25!!! If you think I'm lying, Look Below. He's also giving me a set of the large original Corvette Rally center caps!! the money I would've spent on Ebay is paying for my plane ticket home to personally bring my parts back!!!
Cheap but effective
Also, I drove it this weekend to see how she runs and a guy with a 69 Camaro put her to the test. Needless to say, I gave his azz a run for his money!!!! I guess he thought I wasn't going to run it because he had a 60K car!!!!
MARCH 11, 2008 - GOT BACK FROM THE CHI SUNDAY. I HAVE MY NEW GAUGES, DASH, AND DECK FOR THE MC. I LEFT THE CORVETTE CENTER CAPS BECAUSE I WAS RUNNING LATE TO CATCH MY FLIGHT. I WILL UPDATE THE SITE THIS WEEKEND. STARTED A PART TIME JOB (SPENDING MONEY LIKE I'M A BALLER) AND I WON'T BE IN THE GARAGE UNTIL THEN!! :(
MARCH 17, 2008 - here's my progress over the weekend. I cut my back dash out so I can put 4 6x9 speakers there (the holes are pre-cut and will purchase the other 6x9s and another amp by the end of the month), I built a wall in my trunk (hide the wires and make it look flush), built the sub box for my 12's (still have room for my jack and spare tire), got rid of the 2 knob deck (installed a jvc because i broke one of the wires to the flip face of my other deck and it's in the shop), and installed the gauge bezel. I'm making good progress and i hope these pics will give some of you ideas as far as adding more speakers.
Before I start cutting
Dash installed and waiting for 2 6x9s
Before the wall was built
Two Knob Joint
March 23, 2008 - Yo, I tweeked the engine a little bit this weekend and put her on the road about 2:30am and she's purring!! I have to take the glass packs off and get flowmasters. My neighbors are pissed because I'm shaking the neighborhood with those packs!!!!!! LOL
April 7, 2008 - Yo, it's getting down to the end result of my goals for 2008 on the MC. I installed a new battery and picked up a Rockford Fosgate p600 amp.
April 10, 2008 - It's OFFICIAL. She's in the paint shop!! I should have her by Tuesday or Wednesday. I have my Alpine deck with IPOD adapter ready to install, I picked up 2-500 watt, 5 way 6 x 9 speakers, I'm updating the IPOD music as we speak and all I need now is my dvd player to make my sound system complete...
Once the paint is done, I'm dropping the magnaflows, tinting the windows, and pulling her out for true spin with the wifee!!! YEAH BABY!!!
APRIL 16, 2008 - Here are the pics you've been waiting for!!! I hope you've enjoyed the ride. I still have work to do, but it feels good to be almost done with the car for 2008.
Finally One Color - Champagne Brown
Neighbors couldn't believe it
You can see the true color now!!!
I still have work to do, but to get this far in less than 90 days is a true Blessing... I'll have pics next week with the new Alpine deck and the Ipod hooked up. I'm headed to Chitown to look for more parts, and another MC. Possibly a 80!!
April 25 - here are some more pics of the MC. I took some close ups of the front clip should you decide to paint it...
Lil REDD repping the CHI
Had to pull over to take pics at night. It's something about that color!!!1 Show Less