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99 GSX Rebirth/Clean-Up/Build

bettfootball

10+ Year Contributor
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Mar 7, 2010
Denver, Colorado
So I got straight to work Friday afternoon getting everything ready to be moved over to the new shop.

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Put the wheels back on it and got it loaded up onto the tow truck for the 20 minutes trek.

I got it put into the shop and situated where I believe will be the best spot for assembly. This garage stays pretty cool with the CMU walls on two sides and concrete slab thank god.

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There is soooo much room. I will start trucking all the parts over and organize/clean everything once more. There will still be tons of things I need to get sand blasted /coated/ zinc'd, but I needed to have it all laid out to stay organized. I couldn't force myself to work on the car with such little room and parts in 100 different boxes, just would have been a nightmare.

Peace!
 

bettfootball

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Mar 7, 2010
Denver, Colorado
I finally got over to disassemble the last remaining items.

I couldn't work on the subframes or suspension pieces while the car was at paint, so that is what needs to be done before reassembly can happen.

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I need to get all the stock bushings out and then get these blasted and powdercoated gloss black.

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This is my last bit of items that need to be blasted / coated / zinc'd

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I'm going to get the car running / driving 100% before I even contemplate putting anything interior or exterior on. Goal is having it mechanically perfect before doing the remainder of the installation. Just think that makes the most sense!

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Peace!
 

bettfootball

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Mar 7, 2010
Denver, Colorado
How big/heavy of a battery are we talking here? Any reason for not wanting it in the trunk?
Just a standard battery, really not worried about weight distribution. Just don't want it in the trunk as I have a full interior. I don't think I can get away with a mini battery setup, though.
 

greddy_1700

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Aug 27, 2006
Regina, SK_Canada
You could probably find a way to make a tray to fit a honda half sized battery. I was going to try this on my 2g in the past but never found the motivation.
 

fourgsixty3

Proven Member
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Sep 28, 2003
chicago, Illinois
Just a standard battery, really not worried about weight distribution. Just don't want it in the trunk as I have a full interior. I don't think I can get away with a mini battery setup, though.
I mean it's definitely doable but let's take a look at some of the pros and cons.

PROS:
1. Cleans up engine bay
2. No modification of trunk interior
3. Keeps cables short.

CONS:
1. No protection in a crash or from road debris.
2. No protection from the elements.
3. Need to have a remote terminal to charge/jump.
4. Affects weight distribution which affects braking/handling, etc.

Ultimately it is your car and your decision but if it were me, I wouldn't do it. Judging by your attention to detail, I am certain that it will look incredible whatever you decide to do.
 

bettfootball

10+ Year Contributor
534
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Mar 7, 2010
Denver, Colorado
I mean it's definitely doable but let's take a look at some of the pros and cons.

PROS:
1. Cleans up engine bay
2. No modification of trunk interior
3. Keeps cables short.

CONS:
1. No protection in a crash or from road debris.
2. No protection from the elements.
3. Need to have a remote terminal to charge/jump.
4. Affects weight distribution which affects braking/handling, etc.

Ultimately it is your car and your decision but if it were me, I wouldn't do it. Judging by your attention to detail, I am certain that it will look incredible whatever you decide to do.
Yeah I'll just keep it in the trunk. I just want to make a carpet cover, it is currently where the CD changer is, tucked in that area.
 
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