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2001 Dodge Intrepid ES
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I HAVE DONE EVERY BIT OF WORK IN THE CAR MYSELF.. The only things I did not do are, install the alarm system..bit too much for me to want to deal with...1st layer of window tint done by zeibart (lifetime warranty), and the rims..I dont have the equipment to mount/balance the tires.
Most recent updates..posted on first page for a couple weeks then moved to page 8
06-18-2013: It's been AGES since my last update.. here's the quick version... Been spending all my time with my girlfriend..going to TONS of concerts and enjoying every single second of her company, Night and day! Hope she is cool with how scarce I will be when I start modding again..lol
Body kit: SOLD except front bumper..I still have it and it's still goin on my car.
System: still non existant..but I just need to pick up a sub amp and decide on subs then I'm ready to go.. Bought a Alpine digital media center on ebay for under $100 it's going in with my old school head unit.
Rims: SOLD..Purchased a set of Dodge Charger rims from a dealership owner for a great deal.. need to buy 1 tire and I'll put them on..finding a discontinued tire that is in good shape is a pain in the ass..(3 new-almost new, 1 being hunted for)...... Same day I sold the rims I drove 2 hours east to buy a set of Steelies($50) for my winter rims(blizzacks will be applied)
300M special mirrors: Purchased today(6-18-13)... (awaiting their arrival so I can do repairs/modifications to them to get them on my car). they were broken so I got a good deal on them..... oh, about 2 months ago I got a pair of clear signal lenses for the special mirrors in a group buy (limited custom run) so they will be going into the mirrors.
I am going to be doing some Plastidip on some parts.. like wiper cowl, wiper arms, rings around fog lights, maybe splash guards, maybe I'll try it on some interior parts, (already did trunk lid..will post a pic of that when I figure out how to get it from phone to on here)
I got a few sets of tweeters from ebay yesterday(6-17-13).. I might do an array in the A-pillar (if it works out with Imaging), If not I'll find a good home for them, maybe in my workshop stereo I'm working on.(after the sound deadening cabinet for my air compressor I'm doing now).
I have a few Ideas that I'm rolling around in my head..like always! I'll keep that stuff in my head until I can get the projects in motion..so my ideas dont become someone else's "first mod of it's kind.. original idea"
I'm sure I forgot a lot....will be updating again soon!
Damn!! It's been a while since I did an update on here..so I'll start with what I did today.. FINALLY got my headliner back in.. project is still in the works for it.. I threw in a set of 300M visors with the extenders just cos my original ones are kinda torn apart at the moment.. Put in a OTIC I bought from a dude on a forum i'm on..works great for $10 and is in excellent shape! since headliner went back in..the wiring for my self dimming mirror was available..so I plugged it in and my blue led I put in works like a charm....Swapped out a blown fog light bulb ..siliconed all my window tracks, adjusted sensitivity on my alarm..couldnt get it to go off by kicking the tire hard as hell..so adjusted it so a firm kick would set it off.. put on rear door panels since they've been off for a few months (winter's commin quick), put on column surround ..that's been off for a long time.., made a repair on a part of my weather seal..IDK how it happened but a part of the internal metal got bent and it looked jacked up..it's been that way since I got the car I think..but it's fixed now...I never paid much attention to it.. Next time I get time.. I'm doing a plug change (NGK PLATINUMS) and Oil change (Mobil-1 full synth. & Mopar M0-090 filter), while I'm doing the plug change I'll be changing the knock sensor since my car is developing an occasional knock/tick till it starts to warm up and hopefully it helps, ..Also this weekend I moved my computer from the "sun room" to the basement where surprisingly it's warm in winter and cool in summer.. bout to make it a mini man cave up in here..
Some of my recent Scores!!
Pass side headlight PERFECT SHAPE on ebay for $3.00 + $8.00 ship..AWESOME!!..
Spoiler off ebay for $35 + $18 ship ..More details and pics later i have to modify it to fit!
Used pair of Alpine DDDrive 6.5 midrange woofers Ebay for $75 so now I'll be running a 3-way alpine set 6.5, 5.25, Tweeter..Using the 3-way JL crossovers
More LEDS for more projects..(ordering more too..I'm a lighting FREAK!!)
Other recent scores(non ebay):
Set of Chrome Interior door handles and switches(asked to keep price private), 300M dash vents($10), Automatic headlight switch $10(guess sun sensor will be going back in), 2 pairs of black A-pillars $15 ea. pr.(might do some pillar pods and sell em since I'm not interested in pillar pods but others like em), Another 300M gauge cluster $20(why not), The 300M visors Installed today $5, and the OTIC Installed today$10,
NEWEST PICS/LATEST PROJECT
Here are a few pics of a couple of my recent projects..
Custom made halos for 98-04 Intrepid fog lights.
Selling shipped for $20 a pair if interested PM me for more info.
The next couple pics is of the headliner project Im working on.. Fiberglass mold, MDF frame with authentic stainless steel custom cut to fit(Thanks to my good ol RotoZip).. pic on the right the stainless still has the protective coating which is why it looks BLUE ..and the numbers on there will wet sand off of there and leave no trace.
Awesome fit of the stainless to the wood..thanks to my router table..HF FTW!
Front door panels partially cut and awaiting their turn ..already have MDF rings made.. the old pocket area is getting a dose of Stainless steel with a plexi ring to give it some shine with LED's .. I'm puttin midbass 6 1/2's in sealed enclosures in the door, and the 5 1/4's will be in their own much smaller sealed enclosures in the door as well... finally get to use my Dynaliner (when this project gets goin).....Rear door panels will get some special treatment as well.
Took cardboard membrane out that was underneath headliner, entire roof lined with dynamat extreme. replacing a couple of the membranes to adhere headliner (possibly will use neoprene instead of cardboard).
A project I'm working on.. Custom 1 off Cluster .. just need to tie up a couple things with it and it'll be done.. Lighting, extending needles. Made with 1/4" plexi, had a custom made reverse decal used to paint numbers/dials ..used metallic black paint. Removed Odomoter and it will be relocated to dash area up by VIN #. I have updated the frosted part of the dials(rear) still looks the same..but better ..using a different method of frosting.
Dials will be Illuminated (switchable)
2 big dials white, 2 small dials blue
2 big dials white, 2 small dials red
all dials blue
all dials red
all dials white
Trunk lid mod-Under construction:
Started this project a while ago.. I still have some sanding to do and some painting..but key hole is gone..small dent is gone ($15 ebay find complete deck lid 1 small ding on rear + free shipping with local pick up! ).... here's the pic of my progress so far! ...Just to clarify..It's a trunk lid upside down with the key hole shaved ... in primer, No light bar installed. Hole was filled with a body repair mesh panel and reinforced body filler/kitty hair... UPDATE: I work at a place that does a lot of welding so I'm going to see about having someone weld me a piece in to fill the hole ..and have them weld me one in for my shaved antenna while I'm at it possibly .
I decided to remove the egg crate sound deadener stuff from the under side of the deck lid and put the factory liner in (which my car didnt come with)...looks much better ..dynamat underneath it. I have 2 of these now ...1 MIGHT get some fiberglass treatment if I can come up with something I want to mount there....and I just came up with something Hmmmm !!
My project I've been working on for a bit.. fiberglassed headlight switch in where ash tray was. This mod is not DONE yet..I still have to fix a couple areas with the paint and do my shift selector mod .. Also I stitched my shifter boot in white.. I will be doing my shifter knob the same way. The headlight switch is thrown in there to show how it fits..it is in the process of being re'lit properly.
Newest Tail light paint scheme.. adding to Tail light Evolution
I move the NEWEST PICS to page 10 every few weeks to De-clutter page 1 Check that out if you want to see what's been done lately but by all means check out all the pages to see everything my car has been through :)
If you want to see any of these pics up really close, right click it and open in a new tab or window
When I get time I am going to get this page situated ..it's kinda all over the place A.T.M.
________________ EXTERIOR ________________
Pic was taken after I had the car for about 3 months... Full bra(bumper cover used when I do highway driving, hood protector stays on from time to time but RARELY anymore), AVS Headlight covers w/small dodge ram decal (sold on LHforums.net) , Tinted tail lights and fog lights ..all put on within the first 3 months after I bought it + complete stereo system upgraded ....35% tint job all around and 1/4 way down the front windshield ..35% Tint registered at 14% Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) on cop meter...I only know this cos I got pulled over and they felt it necessary to tell me that..lol !
_____________________ RIMS & TIRES_____________________
18" ADR RS Limited wrapped in 245/45/18 Continental Xtreme contact tires
( went with 45's cos roads are crap around here)...
Close up of the Rims...Wish they were still in this NEW condition..
_______________ TAIL LIGHTSEvolution _______________
Blacked out Tails & 3rd brake bar/ I have 3rd brake lights unhooked Looks better to me.
Updated tail lights: Sanded down the reverse section of the light..repainted with nightshades..Now I can see when backing up.
Missing I ..It's somewhere on I-75 ..Lost & Forgotten
Shaved intrepid badge off of the trunk, I think it looks much cleaner now...will look even more clean when I get the trunk lock removed.
*** photoshopped pic (right) showing what removed trunk lock will look like ***
Progress made: New deck lid, key hole shaved, sealed, primed..
UPDATED TAIL LIGHTS FALL 09
These are the updated tail lights I just got done painting..custom masking done with window tint and wire spools to get accurate rounded edges..did one light coat of Niteshades on the brake light section to blend it better..left the amber turn signal lights and reverse lights clear(no niteshades) Broke the amber turn signal area into sections to better match with the reverse light design.. Painted with Metallic black and a few coats of clear..also fully painted the 3rd brake bar all the way across Met. black. As you might be able to notice in the picture..I sanded down the raised lettering and the crosshair thing that was molded into the tail light ..I need to sand this down on the 3rd brake bar they were done at different times.....anyway here are the pics... UPDATE : couple wks later. decided I wanted to give the amber a shot of Niteshades too..I liked it at first..but now it's not really doin it for me.. (THESE ARE INDOORS FOR THE WINTER)
And the night shots.. you can see the shape of the masked off areas a bit better.. I have 2 5mm blue leds in each of the reverse light sections..but not hooked up to a switch yet so pics later.
Newest Tail light paint scheme with tinted Amber turn signal section.
I am going to be wet sanding these again and buff/polish before Installing
Short antenna (this is the new one ... old one got stolen) note: I used a rubber spacer because this antenna does not screw all the way down to the base Luckily I had one that fit the gap..perfectly.
FVCK YES!!!....I found my old antenna which was discontinued from Radio Shack..I found a brand new one in a local radio store(shocked I found it..totally random browsing)...the type of radio store where you could get parts for ANYTHING electronic.. they even have a 20 foot tall 15 foot diameter army satelite dish style antenna sitting outside..and a 30" round search light ..prison tower style.. this place is awesome!! Fair Radio Sales... back to my antenna..it was a whopping $2.99 but I LOVE the style of it..smooth 1 piece rubber..the one i have pictured here has a rubber tip on the end..and looks off to me..details details.
_______________HEADLIGHTS Evolution _______________
Street Glow headlight/fog light LED's installed.. 1 led in each fog light, 2 leds in each head light! Sorry bout the blurry pics. I plan on updating the headlights to something more unique soon.
Just the Pilot Xenon Blue bulb white light output : parking lights/turn signals very bright when turning signal is on I have noticed the light reflecting off of street signs as far as 2 blocks away.. they're hard to see in direct sunlight though..their only downfall
Spring 08-Winter 09: Fog lights were tinted with niteshades
Spring 09: Blue vinyl film from Rvinyl makes the street glow blue H3's light output more vivid blue, Using Street glow 9006XS,9005XS,and H3 Bulbs...More than enough output for me (considering doing the headlights with the same blue film..gonna have to check with the po-po to see if they're gonna pull me over as if I was a criminal..if I put em on) ..
NOTE: fog light deflectors removed so the light isnt diffused .. they are pretty damn bright and about 75% of the time I use them as my driving lights (In town driving)
The Head light bulbs I use..Street Glow Xenon white. I also have Luminics Bulbs (pure blue) but have yet to install them...Might switch all bulbs to Luminics Pure blues once the street glow ones go bad.
UPDATED HEADLIGHTS..& A Night shot or 2
Took apart my headlights and painted some of the reflector flat black.. why pay $$$150 + to BUY Black Diamond head lights when you can MAKE them yourself for about $15 and some effort... I got some crazing from putting them in the oven which caused me to have to wet sand/buff/polish the shit out of them.. but it was worth it..and I got to try out my new power buffer for the first time on them... I am going to clearcoat them so I dont have to keep wet sanding them.
Lowbeam 100 watt Fog lights
deflectors are removed inside fog light housings
_____________________________ ENGINE _____________________________
3.2L. 24 VALVE V6
Plenum lettering painted H.H. White
__________________ BODY KIT __________________ AAS COMBAT BODY KIT..I plan on modifying this before mounting it so it will be installed when I'm happy with the look...(AAS= Andy's Auto Sports) ... I really hate them side skirts..I think I may just make my own from scratch...or I have other ideas for the sides.
The Black mesh I will be using, Its not that cheap gutter stuff .. E-Bay $25
____________________ WINDOW TINT _____________________
All windows were tinted 35% (14% on VLT meter).. I later added a layer of 5% Limo Black tint on top of that to the rear passenger windows..so needless to say, they're DARK! Front windows are legal I took off the tint on the fronts to comply with the law..(for now) The police dont like not being able to see you apparently...being pulled over about 9 times for window tint was enough for me, 3 times by the same cop..Never got a ticket..just multiple warnings spread over 3 counties... Tint laws suck!
Decals ..SG decal is hidden when the window is all the way up.
Window tint from inside the car..notice how bright it is outside looking through the front window...BLINDING.
* headliner still out
Thanks for takin the time to look at my pages , sign my guestbook and Rate my ride & I will be sure to do the same for you.... I reply to every guestbook entry I receive. I update pretty often so if youre interested in anything..check back from time to time.
Mileage: Sept. 1, 2009 80,500
Oct. 1, 2009 81,005
Nov. 1, 2009 81,648
Dec. 1, 2009 82,403
Jan. 1, 2010 82,986
Feb. 1, 2010 83,390
Mar. 1, 2010 83,835
Apr. 1, 2010 84,590 (Apr. 6 starting new job, Watch the mileage grow)
Job lasted a wk cos of flooding in Tennessee
May. 1, 2010 86,260
June 1, 2010 86,850
July 1, 2010 87,155 (started job watch mileage grow)
Aug. 1 2010 89,200
Sept. 1, 2010 90,400
Jan. 1 98K give or take a few hundred, not positive
June 18, 2013 139,400
(mostly from that job that I talked about above)
Page 1: Exterior Page 2: Interior Page 3: Audio-Updating Page 4: Recent Updates Audio Page 5: Recent Updates Interior/Exterior (temporarily bs page) Page 6: List of items in/on car Page 7: List of items to be modified Page 8: Whats goin on MONTH BY MONTH Page 9: Time Line/ Journal deal Page
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Hey buddy. It's been a long time! Hope your trep is still doing well. Looks like you got quite a few small projects done. I know I no longer have a trep, but hey, if you've got the time, check out my new ride's page! I got some vinyl work done recently and I've got a bit more on the way. I'd love to get your opinion on the car. Hope all is well, bro. Keep that Dodge looking great! Peace!
where did u get the custom guages from???
nice ride man. i see you have been putting in a lot of work on your project. keep it up man. 5 stars.
dude, I never realized how similar an intrepid is to a 300m, wow this gave me some sweet ideas for my ride
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