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  • Custom SC Showcar Restoration/Redo

    Hey guys, new to the site, but not new to Saturns. In fact I was modding my '92 SC before some of you even may have been driving... This site looks sick, can't wait to look around.

    I've been out of the loop for a long time, but I'm looking to get back into it, and restore my Coupe which has been unfortunately neglected and has sat for around 8-10 years.

    Nothing too special with it, just one of the first to make extensive mods to a Saturn, beginning back in 1994. Haven't looked around too much yet, but this site looks great, with a lot of really nice cars and knowledgeable people too, I hope to get to learn something from you guys, and maybe even contribute something too. My SC is naturally aspirated with a transplanted worked 93 SC2 engine and the following mods:

    Ported, Polished, Milled Head 11:1 Compression
    ExtrudeHone® Port-Matched Intake Manifold
    Port-Matched HPC Coated Header/Downpipe
    4-Ange Valve Job
    OverSized Forged Aluminum JE Domed Pistons
    TotalSeal Gapless Rings
    PowerKote Thermal Barrier Coated Piston Domes
    Dry Film Lubricant Coated Piston Skirts
    Meta-Lax Stress Relieved Engine Internals
    RC Engineering Flow-Matched Fuel Injectors
    RC Engineering BigBore Throttle Body

    I originally planned on jus getting rid of the car, but since I realized it what it was worth dollar wise was well below the crazy time, and $ I spent on it. So I've decided to keep it and restore it, makes for a fun project car. Since the car has sat for so long, it needs a lot of cosmetic help, and I'm also looking to change up the look and bring it current. Going with a repaint (probably all black or dark grey-non metallic), so the white will be gone inside and out, and ditch the yellow accents under the hood. I'm going to start by redoing all of the brake components, buy some all black wheels, figure out where and how water get's into the car, then replace all of the carpeting, and redo the interior since the car had an issue with taking on water, and an exterior repaint then go from there.

    Here are magazines the car was featured in back in 1998, and a few shots as well (yes I realize they look a bit dated, no more stickers on the car either) I want to bring this car into the year 2008.








    Looking forward to getting to know some of you guys.
    Last edited by N2ORBIT; 10-28-2010, 06:58 PM.

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    Re: Custom SC Showcar Restoration/Redo

    nice!
    Sixthsphere.com Owner
    2016 Honda Fit
    2002 Saturn SC2 - RHD
    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

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    • #3
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      wow man...welcome aboard!
      1995 Saturn SW2: Crushed
      1995 Saturn SW2: Lower Than You


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      • #4
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        Thanks man, good to be here.

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        • #5
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          cool, glad you are here!
          It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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          • #6
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            where in Jersey are you from?

            2002 LOL200 113HP/122TQ
            2012 Chevy Cruze LT/RS

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            • #7
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              Now I'm in Morris County, in Rockaway, been here 7 yrs. Union isn't far, maybe 30 min tops. I'm pretty familiar with Union. But when I was doing work on the car I was living in New Providence, even closer.

              Not a Saturn, but at least it's a GM. I want to black out the SC similar to my truck, another project and work in progress. A lot of custom designed/fabbed parts on this truck. Not sure if anyone has interest in 4x4's.

              Last edited by N2ORBIT; 10-28-2010, 07:01 PM.

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              • #8
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                that guard is so badass. i love the blacked out look. too bad it will get scratched to hell. (hopefully)
                Do you have saturn related DXFs? Email me!

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                • #9
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                  Welcome aboard!

                  I love the truck too, although never been a fan of big grill gaurds like that.

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                  • #10
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                    Haha, yeah man, people either hate it, or love it, never any inbetween. I wanted that over the top look though. I plan on going higher, getting bigger tires so it will hopefully help balance it out.

                    Anyone on here have a 1st Gen murdered out SC/SC2?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Custom SC Showcar Restoration/Redo

                      Originally posted by ccbenz
                      that guard is so badass. i love the blacked out look. too bad it will get scratched to hell. (hopefully)
                      What's gonna get scratched? I don't go off-roading for that reason.

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                      • #12
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                        Bah, trucks are made to be dirty. Mine is lifted and scratched, and rusty and rarely clean. Probably why I don't buy a newer truck haha.

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                        • #13
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                          Welcome! I actually have that first article you posted in my storage somewhere. I saw it waaaayyyy back in the day and clipped it out. It was even on my wall for a little bit...haha
                          Jeff W.
                          Old Fella Nobody Remembers

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                          • #14
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                            You have good taste! I love that car
                            2000 SL2 5 speed, boosted, meth injected, parted out...268whp & 254wtq (stock pump maxed out)..

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                            • #15
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                              Do not listen to Yuri he knows nothing about America. car looks good.
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