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87 gt build by 87GreenGT
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Report this Post04-04-2011 11:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys im new to the forum, love the write ups and how to's, well i just picked up a 87 gt in good condition for $700 and drove it home, plan is to do a L67SC/4T65HD swap. money is a little tight and working 60 hours a week doesnt help, so progess is gonna be slow. First things is to redo the sloppy steering and suspension. will be replacing all ball joints, springs, shocks, and bushings.

car when it got it home
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
suspension overhaul, Eibach 1 inch lowering springs, poly bushings, Koni shocks, new balljoints, and steering rack
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
looks like a beautiful gt! cant wait to see you start doing things on it! and welcome to the forum!
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ok wow you got those done fast it seemed haha :P looks great! thats something i need to do in the near future. nice work. very clean .
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
thank you, ha those pics are a few days old
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post

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ive noticed the other members pics of theirs cars and i seem to be the only person that has a cracked dash, haha, vegas heat is killer
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ive noticed the other members pics of theirs cars and i seem to be the only person that has a cracked dash, haha, vegas heat is killer


Lol your not alone. my Formula's dash has cracks all over the place but i dont care. the car wasent built to be pretty. nice GT by the way.

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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
oh and pics of what i stared with
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thanks for all the positive feedback guys
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
am i doing something wrong with the pics they dont seem to be poping up correctly
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Report this Post04-05-2011 12:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaDirect Link to This Post
All the pictures work good for me, you just have to click on them because they are over 300kb's. Might want to re-size them. But that "before" picture...what the hell! I wish my front suspension looked half that nice. I haven't done anything with my front suspension yet, and it has heavy surface rust.
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All the pictures work good for me, you just have to click on them because they are over 300kb's. Might want to re-size them. But that "before" picture...what the hell! I wish my front suspension looked half that nice. I haven't done anything with my front suspension yet, and it has heavy surface rust.


ya i second that. that front suspension even before is pretty crisp. way nicer than mine haha. how much of a difference is there with the handling now that you changed up the suspension?
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Report this Post04-05-2011 10:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
i have yet to drive it i still need an alignment and waiting on the fierostore to send me another lower ball joint(press broke the last one) and sway bar and radiator braces
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Report this Post04-05-2011 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
just added HID's, got for free from a friend. they look bluer than they really are in the pic. 8k light output. much better improvement




Interior shot

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Looks good, particularly your front suspension. Heh, your 'before' looks better than my 'after'.

Boo on the HIDs though, prepare to blind a lot of people..

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Report this Post04-05-2011 11:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
haha, ive never seen a rusty fiero. i guess vegas heat has its ups now. Ya the HIDs are blinding but i installed them the right way so the light is focused down more. what does everyone think of the green color. it does stand out but idk maybe paint in its near future
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Looks good, particularly your front suspension. Heh, your 'before' looks better than my 'after'.


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This. lol. Welcome to the forums. Great people here! Very informative help even with newbies like me! Your suspension looks great. Just curious how much did your whole suspension setup cost if you dont mind me asking. I've been trying to price out suspension upgrade for a future project. By the way i love the color of your car! If it were mine Id get a giant Kermit the Frog painted on it haha!
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Report this Post04-06-2011 12:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
one of the other projects i have layn around



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This. lol. Welcome to the forums. Great people here! Very informative help even with newbies like me! Your suspension looks great. Just curious how much did your whole suspension setup cost if you dont mind me asking. I've been trying to price out suspension upgrade for a future project. By the way i love the color of your car! If it were mine Id get a giant Kermit the Frog painted on it haha!


thank you, konis were $160 shipped, eibachs were $250 shipped, steering rack was $200 with $50 core shipped via fierostore, ball joints and poly was $250 or so shipped via fierostore. thats just the front also. rear setup was a bit cheaper biggest expense was the konis for $350
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one of the other projects i have layn around



wow love that project truck you have going there. may i ask what kind of truck it is? looks to me kinda like a chev but i could be wrong. looks sweet though. and loving the new headlights and i think keep the paint for now. and later if you decide to go for a color setup for the interior then get the car repainted. it looks pretty kool though very different. my car is an electric blue, and i thought about a re paint but i think i may keep it . even if i re paint it i think i will keep it the same color haha here is a pic of the old duke

kinda a bad pic but oh well haha.
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Report this Post04-06-2011 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
thanks the truck is an 81 k10, one of 3567 made with electronic spark control with a 305SB

i do love the color of yours.
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thanks the truck is an 81 k10, one of 3567 made with electronic spark control with a 305SB

i do love the color of yours.


thats one sweet truck . i also have a chev. its a 95, 2500 6.5 turbo diesel, i love that old truck. and ya thanks i quite like the paint color on my little 86
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Report this Post04-06-2011 11:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
ok quick question. i baught the fierostores upper a-arm bolt with 8 1.5mm washers. i read that the caster needs to be between +3 - +7 ideal being +5. how many washers is that on each side. i have 3 in the front and 5 in the rear.
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Report this Post04-07-2011 09:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
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Report this Post05-03-2011 02:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
some updates, waiting on rims and tires but mostly got the front end all done


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Report this Post05-03-2011 02:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
also went to the local pick n pull and found (2) 85 base models that i need parts off, found a brand new in a gm bag the front hood cable, and took both of the cables of both cars to have spares. got lucky on that one. also grabed a few dash pieces that were cracked on mine. i really should of grab the nice seats out of one of them, had the speakers in the headrests. going tomorrow
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Report this Post05-03-2011 08:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
god dang dude that is clean!!! i wish mine was even a quarter that nice haha very nice job on the front end. im doing some stuff to mine also right away. i pulled the tire off mine today and was smiling cause i thought it looked pretty good for an old car now i just feel like mine is horrible. thanks alot! lol
here is a pic of her right after i took the tire off. (this is the first time i have looked since it had locking lugs so i have been on a wild goose chase to find a key and just got it today):...

i think it looks ok haha but yours looks amazing lol good work and nice progress looking forward to more!
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Report this Post05-03-2011 11:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GreenGTClick Here to Email 87GreenGTSend a Private Message to 87GreenGTDirect Link to This Post
hey mine started out somewhat like that, pressure washed then disassembled them cleaned and prep, painted and had some pieces powdercoated. about 40 man hours worth of work $25 in cans of paint, primer, sand paper, degreaser, and a few other odds and ends and then she turned out great.

just got my rear rims and tires in. they are KONIG illusions gloss black with machined lip 18x8 35MM offset for the rear. (everyone said it wouldnt fit but it cleared with more than 3/4'' of space between the tire and spring perch). tires are dunlop direzza dz101 235/40R-18W directional
Fronts are gonna be KONIG illusions gloss black with machined lip 17x7 40MM offset with 225/45R-17W dunlops also




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Report this Post05-04-2011 01:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
wow those are some nice shoes on her now! like i said the car is comming along great. i cant wait to see the finished product! (oh wait i dont think there ever is a finished product with these cars haha ) but looking good. good rims always kinda bring things together on a car i find. really improves looks. but ya your green beauty is looking good!
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