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Old 03-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #188
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Thanks. Not sure how I missed that.

Question though, how thick are the flanges and also is it just as strong that way as it was stock?
The flanges are machined from 1/2" thick steel plate. Although I have no way to actually test it for strength, I am quite confident it is plenty strong.

Some have asked when faced with the dilemma of removing the oil pan if it is actually needed, I think it is, this is evident when trying to remove it. If the car is jacked up from one side it doesn't come out as easily as when jacked up evenly which indicates there is stress on it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #189
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Yeah it's needed for sure if you plan on dropping the pan at anytime. That's why I'm asking so much lol I'm planning on dropping mine and don't feel like pulling the motor out just to do it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:58 PM   #190
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Yeah it's needed for sure if you plan on dropping the pan at anytime. That's why I'm asking so much lol I'm planning on dropping mine and don't feel like pulling the motor out just to do it.
In my case I let the pan hang down and can easily remove the baffle and windage tray which is what I needed. If you need to completely remove the pan you will need to unbolt the steering rack to move it slightly but its no big deal.

Why are you removing yours?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:10 PM   #191
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This morning I finished a few small details on what will be my permanent plate mount. The prototype that is pictured on my car is made of aluminum, the final product is the oem plate mount cut down and fitted to the oem grille and welded in place. Here are a couple of quick pics of both the prototype and the finished one.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:25 PM   #192
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I was finishing up some wiring on a custom bike I built. I sometimes use clips that fasten with double sided tape to hold wiring harnesses in place where there is no provisions for them and then it hit me. Rather than glue or weld something in place I could use the clips to hold the scoop up and make it easily removeable, it works like a charm, they hold like crazy and the scoop snaps right in place. I took a few pictures and have started the body work, now I can move on to the drl lenses and get the facia painted once and for all.
Your functional mailslot is sweet. Real nice work!! I hate that gm didn't make that functional.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:20 AM   #193
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i just wanna say how entertained i am by reading through this thread. i dont feel so bad wasting all my time on my car now because i know you've put a thousand times more into yours and ive gotta catch up.

good work, keep it up. cant wait to see what else youve got up your sleeves
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:47 PM   #194
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Your functional mailslot is sweet. Real nice work!! I hate that gm didn't make that functional.
Thanks, I still need to pull the bumper one more time to clean up the ducts but I'm in no hurry.lol.

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i just wanna say how entertained i am by reading through this thread. i dont feel so bad wasting all my time on my car now because i know you've put a thousand times more into yours and ive gotta catch up.

good work, keep it up. cant wait to see what else youve got up your sleeves
Thanks. I've got a few things I'm working on, tough to find the time during riding season though.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:20 PM   #195
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Boy I'm bummed. Now that I have time to play with some new stuff I've been working on another set back, sounds like I'm loosing another lifter, sounds like the same cylinder as the last two. I do drive it real hard, constant hole shots and 98,000 miles might have something to do with it. I'll be checking it out real soon.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:07 PM   #196
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Had a chance to check it out, turns out it's not a lifter. Failed rocker arm. I've done the Comp trunion upgrade to it but that was about 60,000 miles ago. Bearing fell apart, it was also not the same cylinder as the previous failed lifters where on. Back together with the stock rocker but I'm changing them all and doing the trunions again as soon as they come in.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:29 PM   #197
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Screwing around with a small new project. Sometime ago one of the buttons on my key fob broke so I used that one for the recall, I was hoping they'd give me a new fob but I was wrong, again. lol. So anyhow, one of the buttons on my spare is starting to let go so I decided to end my phobia over it and make a new fob. Below is a picture of the prototype, I am working on incorporating the key while keeping it as thin as possible. The buttons are different heights as I'm trying to determine which one will work best without them activating while in your pocket like the stock ones do.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:02 PM   #199
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It would be "kuhler" if I could get the remote to work. lol Friggin' thing is giving me trouble.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:48 PM   #201
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I've been at it for three days straight and am to the point I can't think straight. lol
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:58 PM   #202
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As usual necessity dictated the latest projects to my car. Had a few broken coil springs so upgraded to Megan coilovers. While I was in the area working I went with solid subframe bushings, doing offset differential bushings and 391's soon. Also went with Nitto N555r's on 18 x 11 wheels. The upper bushings on the front struts is still ugly so I made a new set of strut covers that work with the Megan Coilovers. Here's a few quick pictures.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:22 AM   #203
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Looks good ! have you gone to the offset diff bushings yet?
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:22 AM   #204
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Looks good ! have you gone to the offset diff bushings yet?
I did try the offset bushings but took them out. I have been running solid differential bushings, they have been great. I didn't notice any added noise or vibration, when I added the Derlin offset bushings the noise transfer was more than I was willing to deal with. I'm waiting to see how the poly version works out.
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