Abide wrote: »
i went the first week of this month in the wagon and had a blast. I always enjoy the skyway more than the dragon though.
truckslammer wrote: »
SWEET! I am IN for the air ride, I hope you do not dump it!!!
andreas542 wrote: »
Speaking from experience, the women who marry Wagoneers are very patient, understanding creatures
Good that you're back on the project, will be great to follow progress!
SPW wrote: »
Been waiting for this thread to comeback alive for a while. Nice progress!
Hello!! I'm BACK!
OKAY!! Soo two years later and this car still isn't done. SHOCKER!? But this is the damn year this car gets done! SO life updates: I'm married now..wife and I are getting comfortable into our careers and we pulled the trigger on our 'forever' home last august. We finally found one and moved in last October. It's a gnarly 4 bed/3bath on 5 acres and.... IT HAS A 3 car detached garage! So now I have NO excuse to not finishing this car. A couple months before we decided to move I ran my Miata into a wall at the track. So I decided to retire that shell and swap to another..in the process of doing that I also decided upgrade to a forged bottom end 1.8 engine. This was going on before and after we moved and I FINISHED IT and got it all back together and running a couple weeks ago. I told the wife that I would start on the Civic once the Miata was running and a certified ripper..and it is and here we are! :)
SO game plan! I am regretting extending my strut towers. For one, I hate how they did the cup for me and it also rubbed on the bag. Two, I didn't like how cheap and non adjustable the airlift air struts were. Three, now there are a couple companies that make adjustable air struts that work on the wagon without frame mods. I haven't decided if I'll stay air or not, but that's one reason why I am okay with going back to stock location for the strut tower. I would really like to find someone with a junk wagon shell that is willing to cut their rear struts towers out so I could possibly spot weld the whole strut tower metal section in like factory...but I haven't had good luck with that so far. In the mean time I'm going to try to salvage my modified strut towers and see if I can make it work. And this is where I am now with it.
ALSO: the motor is pulled out of the wagon now..dash and harness is out again as well. We will get to that soon though.
Here is where I am at with the wagon.
And snip it of the shop! (The s13 and sr20 shit is a buddies..I'm not that lame ;P )
Hello, congratulation on the marriage and new home ?️. 5 arces with a 3 car garage i wish sounds G R E A T, oh damn did you get injured when you hit the wall? you can probable find someone on facebook thats parting out a wagon i know i seen some
It wasn’t too fast of a crash. But the whole front end of the crash got pushed and tweaked.
I have found a few people willing to cut me the part that I need and I also found someone in North Carolina willing to sell my a shell. The shell would be more ideal since I can take my time and cut what I need. Just waiting to hear back from him before I pull the trigger on anything.
Picking up a shell this weekend to cut the rear struts out! Noice. Also picking up wagon manual pedals, shift linkage, and a 5 speed d series trans. All this will be for the grey wagon I picked up awhile back..going to get that converted and running for the wife hopefully.
Well after 15 hours of driving..I got the shell back from South Carolina. I also picked up a cable d series manual transmission and MPFI parts for my brown wagon which I think the wife and I are going to get back up and running together. I think I'll make another thread on that. Anyyways! Here is a photo dump of the adventure and where it sits in the shop atm.
I need to go buy a sawzall and also order some spotweld bits. But I'm pretty excited to get this show on the road.
drove 15hrs round trip for a shell wow must of been a deal, your garage/shop are goals for me, this is what i want
For everything I got, it was $600. So not too bad!
Thanks man! If only I had a 2 pole lift..then I would would know that I have finally made it lol.