I put the car on jackstands and started messing with the side skirts trying to fit them in place. I got tired of squeezing under everything so I figured the easiest way to do this was get the car higher in the air so I used my engine hoist hooked to the front bumper to […]
Category: Convertible XFI project
Didn’t get much else done on the good car today but I did get a lot of the mess cleaned up. Including loading up the old xfi shell and a bunch of scrap metal laying around in the way. There isn’t much left of the old car now. Almost all of it is in the […]
Another day without a lot of progress that looks good on pictures. I did manage to get the passenger side camera made up. I used fiberglass on this side instead of bumper filler. It seems like either one of them works so it was no difference once they were finished.
I made up the rear view system for the drivers side. I cut the base off the stock mirror to use as the mounting surface to attach to the car. I then aimed the camera and got it positioned how I wanted and held it in place with duct tape. After that I used some […]
Lot of little stuff today, I finished welding the exhaust up so the car is now nice and quiet. I then buffed out the paint and put a coat of wax on it. I didn’t have any turtle wax so I ended up putting some crappy black magic stuff on there that didn’t shine it […]
The Inner fenders were a pain to get in without hurting the paint but they are both finally in. I bent them anywhere that they were getting close to the tire. There is plenty of room on the back end to clear even bigger tires. The front has one or two spots that rub but […]
The stock inner fenders on the convertible are long gone but the old xfi had good inner fenders that only had rust on the bottom half so they were cut out yesterday and today I managed to get one side installed. The hard part was trying to get it to fit in there since the […]
Here are some pictures of the car somewhere other than inside my garage. The grass needs cut and was a bit high so that kind of hides the fact the car is 12 inches off the ground 🙂 The car is pretty good right now except for one minor problem. The garbage cans I used […]
I spent most of today cleaning up the mess from painting the car and doing some little detail work so there wasn’t much good to see. I did get the bumpers and lights on though so it looks a lot better now. I didn’t bolt them on totally I just put them on for show. […]
Car is now blue. It looks way better in person than it does in pictures 🙂 Tomorrow I will pull it out into the sun and let it dry real good. Then it is time to put the lights and junk back on.