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Author Topic: Looong shot....looking for my old 5.0 92 LX Hatch, 5 spd ...UPDATE: Found it!
NorCalRydaz
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quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
Nice, keep up the work! I like seeing cars getting stripped down and built back up.

+1. Nice video. You got your gloves on while your wifey just jumps right in bare handed. Sweet! [patriot]
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Ha ha true! She's a trooper. [Smile]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
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NEIGHT
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Any updates?

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I am just getting started on body work at this point, still getting the final tools and supplies together, as well as working up the courage to attempt it myself. I did the body work on my FFR Cobra years ago but that was fiberglass, no dents to deal with. Never done a steel car before. I had my neighbor (a body and paint guy) come over and give me some direction, now I just need to get going.

I will be sure to post some progress pics. [patriot]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Stripping paint off the fender, partial timelapse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykygHKAHx0g

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Using a stud welder and slide hammer to pull out the dented cowl. [patriot]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEUkvUOMIIk&t=

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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coming along nicely !!! keep up the great work

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"As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction that I can keep, and if I do begin to slide, please dear God protect me and my ride!"

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Cowl hood fitted. Working on panel gaps.

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Any updates from the past month?

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Sorry guys I broke my hand and didn't touch it for about 5 weeks. I have the cast off now and have started to work on it again. Still in the middle of body work at this point. Hope to have it in primer and have the motor pulled in the next few weeks.

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Finally got an update. Got the dented cowl and roof pulled, filled, blocked and into primer. It was dented up pretty bad from the hood flying up on the previous owner. Turned out ok for a first timer with no clue lol.

Next step is to get the rest of the car addressed as far as body work and get the whole thing into primer.

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[ 2019-07-22, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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LOOKING GOOD!

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"As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction that I can keep, and if I do begin to slide, please dear God protect me and my ride!"

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Looks great!

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"If a man hasn't found something worth dying for, he isn't fit to live." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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NEIGHT
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Hell yeah!

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1992 Summer Edition
1986 Hatch- catfish killer
1964 Impala hard top

F*ck trump

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Thanks guys, I'll keep at it. [patriot]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Engine is out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6oWwv7ihm4

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Making some progress. After pulling the engine we removed the wiring and dash, pressure washed the engine bay, then removed everything else on the front end. 27 years of oil and grease had to be cleaned up. Welded up some steel plate for the clutch cable entrance that was cracked and partly missing. It's very solid now. Also removed the rear end and fuel tank to get that all cleaned up. Scraped and pressure washed the underside of the car as well. A prior failed pinion seal had made quite a mess back there.

At this point the engine bay is in primer. Need to finish up the rest of the body work (bumpers, block the hood, address some dings) and get the whole car in primer and blocked. Hoping to have it in paint in the next few weeks before the weather cools down too much.

Once it is painted, the rest is just cleaning up/purchasing parts and re-assembly.

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Missing bits of the firewall from PO using the wrong bell housing and clutch fork. Way too much pressure here.
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Bought the world's smallest welder and got some work done
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Not pretty but solid. The rough areas that you can see are seam sealer.
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K-member out
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Cleaned, primed and slid back under the car
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Engine bay primed
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Fuel tank and rear end pressure washed
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This was nasty before! Hasn't been this clean since 1992.
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Garage buddy, one of many helpers in my house.
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Won't be long 'til paint. More to come.

[ 2019-09-08, 01:29 PM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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NorCalRydaz
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Great progress. What color are you thinking to paint it?
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Thanks. It will be Oxford White which is the original color. It will also get all new interior in Titanium Gray. [patriot]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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quote:
Originally posted by the walrus:
Thanks. It will be Oxford White which is the original color. It will also get all new interior in Titanium Gray. [patriot]

Loving the updates. Great work BTW. Can’t wait to see continued progress [patriot]

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Amazing work! [worship]
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Looks great!! Keep the updates coming!

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how blasted with grease and mud did you get from pressure washing the underside of the body? lol!

I have a pinion leak right now and can only imagine how crazy it would be to pressure wash under there right now.

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89 LX Notchback ex 4cyl, 14psi
02 Harley F150, 15psi
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quote:
Originally posted by Blind:
how blasted with grease and mud did you get from pressure washing the underside of the body? lol!

I have a pinion leak right now and can only imagine how crazy it would be to pressure wash under there right now.

LOL...it was nasty to say the least. In the rear end area it was so thick that we used a plastic scraper to get most of it off first and then hit it with degreaser and the pressure washer. Amazing what 3100psi can do. Definitely had to do some laundry after though.

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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I bought all of the paint for the car and got a few more parts in primer (front and rear bumper covers and the spoiler.) The rear bumper cover didn't need much work but the front took some time. It is original to the car, still has the VIN sticker, and as far as I can gather has about 348,000 miles on it. It had several chips, scrapes and gouges, and had been rattle canned black and white at some point. I spent the better part of Saturday cleaning, filling, sanding, trying to repair it as best I could. Still not perfect but looking much better now in primer. Inching closer to paint...

This is from a few months ago before tear down began. Lots of rattle can on the front of the car.
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After several hours...
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Looking better. Need to address a few things and block it before paint.
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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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