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  • Ricer Ryan's 94 SL build

    I originally started this thread to show what I did. But I figured my pics are here, so this is my build thread now. Lol. I bought the car in November of 08. It is a 94 SL base model, SOHC, manual steering, locks, windows. The works. lol. This is my first Saturn, and I love it. Easy to work on, fun to drive. First thing I did was the ECTS, thermostat, tune up, brakes, cut the shifter, installed my system, and a few other things you have to do to any car as soon as you get it.

    A couple months after I got the car, I left it in the parking lot of the bar I was a regular at (yes, a regular at a bar after being 21 for five months. lol), it got rear ended. That resulted in a smashed tail light, shattered quarter panel, and a hole in the rear bumper from the trucks (assuming) tail pipe. So I changed that quarter panel, but the cheapest one I could get was white. Then, after a WAI, and a fart can, I got to here. \/ \/ \/

    So I have been spending the last week working on the car. It's been hot out and I had a lot of other things to do this week to, so I didn't get quite as much done as I wanted too. But I got a fair amount done. I picked up the parts car for cheap and started swapping panels, rims, struts, and lowering springs. I was told they are sprint 2.5.

    The trim along the bottom is still red, so I need to swap those. Then I want to paint the roof black, and repaint the front and rear bumpers and the trunk lid. White of course.

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    Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

    P.S. That last pic is the parts car with my old panels on it.

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    • #3
      Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

      new panels look to be in great shape!
      YEAH, BABY, YEAH

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        Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

        MINT compared to the old ones. lol. They had stupid dragon graphics on it when I picked it up, but they pealed off easily and I just got the glue off today with some goof off. But I am much less embarrassed to ride around in it now. lol. Can't wait to finish it though, I am loving this white.

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        • #5
          Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

          hard to tell if they have a real deep shine or not but if you really want a super deep shine, cut with 2000 grit sandpaper. but you have to keep constant water rujnning over the spot that you are doing. Then buff. you will get a super crazy shine with no scratches or spidering
          YEAH, BABY, YEAH

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          • #6
            Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

            It's not real deep, but it looks kinda clean. I just want it all to match. lol.

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            • #7
              Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

              BTW, it handles SOOOOOOO much better now. Bumps are worse, but I can go around corners without the car wanting to flip over. lol.

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                Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                thats always a good thing, lol
                YEAH, BABY, YEAH

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                • #9
                  Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                  you have the springs on already
                  YEAH, BABY, YEAH

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                  • #10
                    Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                    yup. I did those yesterday. First drive was to buffalo wild wings with Andy (A66bronco) and a friend then to go see transformers (AWESOME). There are some curves that I usually take at about 60 on the way home, and thats pushing it. I took them at about 75 with no problem. I could have easily done 80+.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                      very nice, I've always thought about doing the lower springs cause I already have the strut brace but lower springs would scare me cause my wife likes to drive my satty
                      YEAH, BABY, YEAH

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                      • #12
                        Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                        lol, that could be a problem. Mine are 2.5" and I pulled into two of the steepest drives I would have to and haven't had a problem yet. I was very cautious about it though. It's a matter of wether or not you can teach your wife how to go up them. lol. But I am sure a slight drop wouldn't effect it to much.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                          Originally posted by Rbrown20
                          BTW, it handles SOOOOOOO much better now. Bumps are worse, but I can go around corners without the car wanting to flip over. lol.
                          Glad you think so. I think my car handles better on stock springs and struts then it did with the Sprint extremes.
                          2013 Mazda 3 / 2013 Ninja 300

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                          • #14
                            Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                            Well, I am pretty sure the struts in better condition had a LOT to do with it. But it handles a lot better than it did, and I like the look a lot more too. So I am happy.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Some pics of how it's going along.

                              Hell, I even had GR-2's running the extremes and it was still really sloppy. Idk, I know my car takes turns faster in it's current state. I did however forget to mention how nice your ride is turnin out. [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif[/img]
                              2013 Mazda 3 / 2013 Ninja 300

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