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    Just a quick update on what I've been up to. Some of you guys are still into DSMs and may appreciate this. I met a lot of new faces at the Shootout this year and caught up with some of the guys that have been around for a while. Being at the Shootout motivated me to make a couple more changes to my car that I may have left alone. Including a change of rims to Volk TE37's which I eventually powdercoated gray, and an overhaul of the whole engine bay. Including painting most everything, and polishing anything that can take it. I put the mandatory safety equipment in the car but retained all the original comforts last year. The harnesses using factory mounting locations but I kept my stock seat belts. The roll bar was designed to be as least intrusive as possible. My girl wants to know "but when does it end"? I told her, 9.99 or 135 MPH.

    I picked this car up about 3 years ago as a 42K mile southern clone to my old car. I have literally gone through every square inch of the car restoring anything and everything I can think of. I'll die with the car, haha. I can't paint, and I'm not much of a fabricator so I've certainly had a little help along the way. I've done pretty much the rest though. Someone else mentioned the ghetto blocked power steering rack. That was only to avoid leaks in the paint shop. Hopefully it will push a few of you guys that still have DSMs to start wrenching! Here it goes.

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    PAINTING THE GOLD BLACK OR GRAY.
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    Very nice.

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    Lookin' good Jimmy!
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    Get one of those new Chasebays harnesses in there and you will be all set!

    Lots of work to do an engine bay, I did mine myself in the garage and easily had 30-40 hours into it.
    I sux dick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Turk View Post
    Get one of those new Chasebays harnesses in there and you will be all set!
    What do you mean? You can do it yourself for $28 with all new parts!

    I got a good chuckle when I read that claim on the dsmlink forum.

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    Keep up the good work, I won't buy another DSM till your ready to sell that one!
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    Looking good Jim! This spring/summer you and Mike should do a photo shoot of both of your cars.

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    I love it Jimmy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad S. View Post
    What do you mean? You can do it yourself for $28 with all new parts!

    I got a good chuckle when I read that claim on the dsmlink forum.
    Complete with wirenuts! haha
    I sux dick!

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    Looks good!
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    Jimmy, that show car of yours makes me hate you more and more every time I see it.

    I can't wait to see it at the Shootout this year!
    Jason, 96 Talon TSi auto FWD.

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    Jimmy, I vote you do the suspension bushings, and coilovers. 1.3 60' times . That way you can make up for Stealthy Steve beating you on the tree and Mike Rizz's gutted car.

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    The car looks amazing. I can't wait to see it once it is pieced together.
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    The car came out real nice Jimmy. You did a great job keeping it clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Turk View Post
    Complete with wirenuts! haha
    I spent like five times that doing my 40-year-old motorcycle with plain old OEM bullet connectors. I have materials left over but still. $28 guy's car is going to burn to the ground.
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