Budget Build Twin Turbo LT1

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    hoppin5478 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks, I should have probably grabbed the control but I didn't, I figure I'd go back and find a control that flows with my door panel when I'm done. I'll probably do the passenger side as well once I get the car mostly done and can start to tinker with the little stuff. If you decide to do it a 2010 civic mirror motor might be a better choice. I grabbed one off eBay for $15. Its still a tight fit and will need trimming but its not as deep so it might be easier to center in the housing. Keep in mind though that I haven't had a chance to test fit the civic motor. Our mirrors are bit challenging on space since they are relatively small and the bullet shape really limits the depth.
     
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    hoppin5478 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    IMG_1299.JPG Slowly chipping away at the task list. Installed the outer window sweeps and taillight gaskets. Made more progress on the door panels as well. I was originally going to two tone the panels but I ran out of yellow material so I went all black since I still have quite a few yards. Here's the passenger side almost done.
     
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    Nice fab work. Door panels are real nice.
     
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    hoppin5478 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thank you. I'm happy with them just hoping they don't look to plain in the car. I feel like I should have added some stitching or something to liven up the top portion a little but I'm getting impatient to put it together. Drove it to work yesterday for the first time painted and can't believe how many people complimented it, now I really want the rest of the interior done. ☺
     
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    Door panels are done and ready to install. I'm pretty happy with the finished product.

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    I think I knocked out the last hurtle for installing the door panels, I powder coated the interior handles black. Just need to reinstall them.

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    Photobucket pretty much ruined my thread so I took some time today and restored the photos. I think with the exception of a couple pictures its back to the way it was. :)
     
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    Been chipping away at it and installed the power door lock actuators so I could get the door panels on. Ran in to a small set back with window crank not catching due to the thicker than factory panels but ordered some extenders to fix the issue.

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    I've been debating how I wanted to handle locking and unlocking the doors since I shaved the locks. I have used a lot of DEI products over the years and found this pke system for a super good deal on amazon.

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    Hopefully I'll get it installed this weekend if I have enough time and the weather cooperates.
     
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    Mostly wired up the keyless entry and installed the door speakers. I still need to wrap up cleaning up and mounting some of the wiring but the system seems to work well.

    I wired up a couple relays to work off the negative pulse the Dei module sends to the locks and set it up for the reverse polarity solenoids I used.

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    The door speakers installed.

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