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#1 polarisman14

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

Well,

I've been around the forums for a while and save for commenting on other's builds and starting a higher-hp G54B build thread in Advanced Virtual Mechanic I haven't posted many of my own threads. Finally ready to post one up.

When I bought this car it was sold to me as an 89 Starion SHP, which I have since been able to verify. The previous owner purchased it as an 87 conquest and the VIN plate was missing so the NY DMV had to do some homework on hidden VINs to find its true identity. When I purchased it it had a conquest trunk and the key only opened the pass. door and ignition. Now I have all of the lock cylinders on one key and put some fresh paint on it. It's black base coat with bluegrass dry pearl mixed into the base clear. In low light it looks black, dark blue most of the time, and bluish purple-green in direct sunlight. Enough talking, here's a picture timeline of the last 2 years from purchase to its current state:

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The car got both fenders replaced, rear quarters and wheel arches reconstructed, new header panel and grille, various dents and dings repaired, frame rails replaced...Still a few things to do but it's well on its way to being respectable and more importantly bringing a rare 89 back from the dead!!! :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:43 AM

Oh man, I thought this thread was going to fail hard without pics... LOL... but it needs morreeeee pics!!

Lookin' good.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

very nice man!
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

Well done. :)

Dig the wheels, and I know I've asked before, but are you running spacers? I've spec'd them out before and I was sure they'd fit without...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

Pics usually do  not do justice to paints with flakes/pearls added but it is noticable----cant wait to see in person----I should be done with my suspension soon and would like to get a local meet happening or maybe meet at the dragway one night this summer----I will post something soon to get a meet of some sort happening---again looks good---maybe do some bowling(candlepin)---lol
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

ah....fresh paint always makes the car look good when it's done right.  Looks good!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

friggin SA WEET :D
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the positive comments all. The wheel specs are Mustang Saleen SC replicas, 17x9 front 17x10 rear and I'm currently running 3/4" spacers all around (I think, its been a while since I've seen the car, lol). If that's the case I'll be adding a little more in the rear to punch the wheels out as far as they can go, probably another quarter or half inch depending on how much rolling was done. The fronts fit perfectly though.

I'll post up a few more pics before/during and my only other "after" one...I'm picking the car up Sunday hopefully.

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It's also worth noting that the car had been in an accident (unannounced to me) so he had to pull the frame back into alignment for the body panels to line up correctly. This car has been a constant PITA from day one (also from the winner of a previous owner who decided it was cool to strip the insulation off of half the wires in the car and just leave them that way...Most of the electronics don't work save for the climate control and lighting). But I love it, it's mine, and I'm keeping it.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

Its all worth it aint it man?Hell yea looks good. I am redoing all the internals then the outside...threads like this keep me going watching others work and sweat. Looks awesome, keep driving it!
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:35 PM

Good Work.. and lot's of it..  Very Nice
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

Very nice mang , looks like a different car now , sharp, very very sharp ! :)
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

Very nice looking. Dark-navy blue should have been a factory option color back in the day.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

Nice man real nice
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:53 PM

Thanks all. Here's the speed shape from the color I picked, it should look like this in certain light:

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Picked it up today and it looks great. Decided I'm removing the spring perches I think...Then I'll be happy with the height. Anyone know of anything special I need to do for that? Either way, here are the pics I took...My camera is disappointing.

Here she is, in all her glory:

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Put the tint on the side markers and front fog/turn signals first thing when I got it home. Can't wait to drive it but there's some serious work between here and there.

'89 Starion SHP...FIP MPI, 3" Exhaust, TEP Cam, Turbonetics 11021-BB T3/T4 Turbo, Treadstone Manifold, 75# injectors, Mookeeh Sway Bars, GC Coilovers, Saleen Replica Wheels, the list goes on...AND IT FINALLY RUNS!!!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

nice car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i hope mine looks that good after i fix about 30 dime size ding dents............

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

I dont understand why you would put that very out of place looking plate above the muffler tip. It really takes away from the paint job, which is very nice otherwise.

I understand the reasoning behind it, but a.) surely your car does not smoke that bad and b.) surely you will wash your car regularly thus a build up of any kind would not be an issue.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

^^Don't think you really get the reasoning behind it for my specific application. Yeah, it keeps soot from building up, but in my case, the previous owner put an exhaust on that was about 6" too short or so and it ruined the bumper cover and the crash foam under it (bubbled it up and wrinkled it). I didn't feel like replacing all of that and the look I am after is more toward a drift car so over-the-top accents like that aren't out of character.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

Im liking it, Very nice work!! Even the exhaust shield seems to fit with your theme nicely. Great Job!!!

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