My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

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My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby joecrotch » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:56 am

Ok so before I had all this drama go on in my life I pulled my engine out to redo EVERYTHING. I did a head swap to the 885 casting. and re routed all my oil lines so the drain is now 6 in long not 16in long lol. and while I hade the motor out cleaned the hell out of everything and repainted the block and engine bay. so here are the pics enjoy!

here is what I started with. not pretty!
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here is the motor freshly pulled out. ah I love working in the dirt.it was actually way easier to pull it out with the tranny rather than seperate it first. I will always do it this way again. we had it out in 40 mins
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I see 40 dollars worth of simple green lol the fuse box is actually easy to get around just take the one bolt out and move it around as you need!
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gonna try to weld up something to v mount the intercooler and radiator
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who's that sexy mechanic! hey its me!lol
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here is where I started cleaning up with a wire brush on a grinder :)
after that I went at it with a sander.also removed power steering/ and all a/c equip/ also took out the cruise control unit! anorexia setting in.
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as you can see it was a lot! i am also making a new down pipe, mandrel!
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so I finally brought in re-enforcements grinding is tough work. as you can see dirt sucks you cant move the cherry picker you just push the car back and do what you gotta do. i need a slab
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And here we are I used a regular primer but a engine enamel for the color just in case it gets warm. it was rated for 500 deg. The engine enamel is great it doesn't need much prep work! looks way better huh!
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and here we go with the engine back in the tranny is actually off here it was just a test fit to see if some electrical stuff I had moved would be ok.
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and here is the way it looked when done all in all well worth the work. I started at 2 pm and was done by 10pm so it actually was only half a day of work.
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby M20_fever » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:13 pm

nice progress man!

I really wish I had repainted my baw when I had the motor out, now I have to pull it again...eventually.
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby BB-bimmer » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:02 pm

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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby Yoshi » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:58 pm

curious. why blue? I just went with the classic black to cover up all oil spills lol.
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby joecrotch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:35 am

Yoshi wrote:curious. why blue? I just went with the classic black to cover up all oil spills lol.



I actually Am having the car painted in a month or so by the local auto body school and that color is really going to compliment the color scheme. plus It will be soooo easy to find leaks now lol!
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby ten2doyle102 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:20 am

Looking pretty good Joe! What color are you going with when repainting???
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby joecrotch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:34 am

ten2doyle102 wrote:Looking pretty good Joe! What color are you going with when repainting???



its gonna be a two tone silver on bottom and blue on top. the transition line will be angled up in the back and down in the front. and right at the transition there will be 6 shades of silver and 6 shades of blue to make the transition meld together. should be cool.v I know how I have it in my head just hope the kids can get it the way I picture.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:38 pm

That should turn out pretty nice! It will be interesting to see the finished product!
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby DonkeyPunch » Fri May 22, 2009 8:37 am

pretty sweet.
didn't know you turbocharged.
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby joecrotch » Sun May 24, 2009 9:48 am

DonkeyPunch wrote:pretty sweet.
didn't know you turbocharged.


Yeah but when I first did it I cut a lot of corners so this was my chance to re-do everything the right way so it should run a lot better now just due to the fact its all done the right way! lol

I got everything all buttoned up now looks great just need a few little things an the race cage to be done. (as done as you ever are). but I will put some pics up this week of what it looks like now!
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby 505gummybear » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:44 pm

Wtf joe you get a saab and give up on the e30 post some pics of it now all green and the exhaust i made for you and new setup!
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:42 am

Haven't seen Joe 'round these parts lately, welcome to e3p 505gummybear.
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Re: My bebe is getting a face lift and a transplant!!

Postby Dot Communist » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:58 pm

what turbo is that?
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