Ok so it has been a while since i last posted and I've tried to get a lot done and i have read up a lot on other threads to learn what to do rather than post multiple questions that probably have an answer if i look hard enough.
Since my last post, I've installed the headlights,
and the radiator (which I don't have a picture of). I have decided to not use the condenser for now, I will go back at a later date and do that. I am more worried about getting the car running.
I also fabricated a front impact bar as both of mine were rusted up. this picture is before it was welded up. I don't have an after picture yet.
I then took the shifter and brake/ clutch pedal assembly out of the parts car. i soaked them in a de-ruster then sprayed the shifter with a clear coat of an anti rust protective spray. Then i greased it up and bolted in the project car. I also used frame paint and the clear coat on the brake/ clutch pedal and greased that up too. then i installed it in the project car along with the steering column from the parts car.
I had a cradle sitting around and so I got it down to the bare metal first, then giving it a couple coats of rubberized undercoating, before giving it a red coat of high temp enamel paint.
I have bought stainless steel clutch and brake lines from the fiero store as well as some braided brake hoses and I still need to install those
Today my new engine came and i needed my junk engine as a core so i have to cut off the cradle after disconnecting everything due to seized cradle bolts.
I have since removed all brackets and anything needed for the swap (I am using a 3.4 from a firebird) all that is left on the cradle is transmission and axles.
New engine my step dad has a friend at Chuck and Eddies so i got a good deal on this engine which is fairly complete.
I am going to be making the switch to dis since i have all the components. I plan on getting EBL P4 Flash
using the 7730 ecm and when get, that i will repin the connectors.
I plan on replacing the suspension bushings with poly with a total poly pack from the fierostore and the cradle busings with poly as well. At the same time i will clean and recondition all the suspension parts, and replace the shocks and struts. Then i will work more on setting up the cradle for the engine as well as switching parts on to the 3.4. i plan on cleaning the engine and painting it.
Any advice, comments, critiques, or tips are welcomed
[This message has been edited by bryantbackus (edited 09-03-2013).]