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post #261 of 991 Old September 6th, 2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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O snap, a shiny new part!


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Anyone know off hand what all I need to actually be able to put this in the car and have it work. I know all about the cable clutch and such, i'm talking about the pedal assembly itself?

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My new part?

I also am ordering a proper spring compressor for the front. Then I can finally do the Shelby/Arning drop and maybe cop a coil off to level the car out.

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post #264 of 991 Old September 9th, 2013, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty. I picked up a trans. I think it'll be good to go as is. The tag reads as an 86.5-89 WC 5.0 5spd with a 3.35 first gear.


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Alright here go the pics. I did vacuum out alot of crap and actually put a quick coat of semi-gloss down before showing these pics. So its not a true "before" pic, it was bad lol.


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Next comes a few carefully trimmed pieces of wood. I went with some nice think (almost 3/4") treated plywood. 24"x48" can be had for ~$12 at Lowes.


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Finally, a basic shop rug lol. Cost me like $15. really makes the trunk look better tho.


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I can post measurements for anyone if they want. I put this together in a few hours working very slowly. Grand total is like $40-50. Only tools you need are a jig saw (any saw could work), tape measure, marker, knife to trim rug.
This looks really clean. I've been wanting to do something with the trunk. I considered one of the carpet kits but they are like 200 bucks. I'll have to look into this when the itch for a small project strikes again.

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The trunk mod was def one of the best projects I've done lately. I'm thinking of adding in a divider behind the rear seat. I kind of want to mount my 6.5" speakers there since I'll be removing the console to get ready for the T5 swap. I can barely hear them where they are now, I just don't think having them behind the rear seat is gonna do much of anything either. Might just pull them out for now.

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Alright, got a new tool in the mail today!! Thanks to Tommy Z for quick shipping.


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Now I can finally do the Shelby drop and maybe cut the coils a bit. I hope this weekend to have the new Pedal installed and maybe if I can find a drill bit, do the drop.

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How does that help with shelby drop? Looks like it bolts in the shock location. Does it compress the spring so you can test how much you want to move the control arm?

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Lol, its a spring compressor made for our cars. Its pretty much the safest way to remove the spring on our set-up. Yes it bolts in place of the shock.

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Ok that makes sense. I swapped my springs using the rent a tool at autozone. It sucked ass. It took me longer to replace the front springs then the rest of the suspension and steering combined.

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Yeah, I tried using the rental tool and it just wasn't working for me, so I figure this is the tool everyone always mentions whenever people ask about springs. I got it now, even tho I prolly won't do them until after the trans swap.

I am going to a class tonight to start learning how to weld. I can't wait.

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I need to learn how to weld. It would open up so many options when working in the car.

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I've always wanted to learn how to weld. This class I went to tonight just covered the basics. We used a plasma cutter and saw how that works. Then we went on to discuss a MIG welder and just did a few basic runs with it to stick 2 pieces of metal together. Next week we will focus on all hands on and the instructor plans on having us actually make something.

Plus the welders we were using are the same ones you can rent at this DIY garage. I was very surprised how well I picked up the basics and I want to plan some time to take some scrap metal up and just work on my techniques. I need to pick up a few safety items and get a decent helmet sometime.

All in all it was a great class and def worth the $20

My wife went to the garage also and attended another class they had at the same time, it was basic body repair and they are having a paint class this coming Tuesday. i highly suggest anyone in the Austin area to check it out, the garage is awesome and they are always having classes.

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Ok, todays project is to get the clutch pedal installed, this is such a [email protected] with power brakes as the pedal bolt is all the way up behind the flux capacitor and everything.

Once I got the pedal out I went ahead and measured it and got it ready to be trimmed.

I held the clutch pedal against the brake pedal to get a idea of how much hda to come off. The entire taped section is getting chopped.


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After rounding the corners I went ahead and slid the new pad onto it. Looks pretty sweet so far!


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Now a break for lunch, then to re-install everything

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Looks clean. Good luck on the install. I remember when I added power brakes trying to get the new brake pedal in. No room at all.

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Thanks! yeah I blanked out the memory of how terrible it was to install the pedal. Wasn't so bad until I went to pull that bolt out....it hits a bracket for some crap. Took me a bit to figure out how to nudge that bracket over to get the bolt out then back in.

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I need to get new bushings for the clutch pedal, it has none currently. I did get it in though. I am gonna go ahead and order some bushings and I'll prolly order the cable kit too soon, that way I can go ahead and install that so I can knock the trans swap out in one weekend and be done.


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Pulled the center console out today. I have to figure out how to wire everything up so it looks clean and is functional. I stumbled across an old pair of pedal bushings so I'm gonna try to install them and see if that takes the slop out of my clutch pedal. Pics to come!

I think I'm gonna leave the tachometer out for now. I don't really have a clean place to mount it currently. There area number of holes already under the radio in the dash. A PO must have had a CB or something mounted there. I don't remember that many holes, but I know I didn't drill em.

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Turned out pretty nice.

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