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    oh I forgot to mention that i've been looking at a better way to pull the trans from the car. there are very few options that i'm ok with. honestly taking it to someone elses place is not what i want to do. all they will have is concrete vs my driveway. unless i find out someone i know has a lift and then maybe i'll reconsider.

    I looked at portable lifts. that was too expensive. then i looked at portable pits... better but still expensive. then a nice set of ramps. several options but none that i could say does everything i need.

    so I've decided to stop looking for something that is close and build my own.

    I'm going to first build a ramp system that will have enough reach that my car wont bottom out on the ramp yet still give me 8" of height. this will work for 90% of want i need to do to the car in most cases.

    the second thing i will build is tall stands for the tires. I've seen people use tire stands to lift the whole car and it looks nice and sturdy. each tire will be cradled in a 12x16 box made from 2x4's just like my stands i made to pull the motor. I should be able to get 12+ inches of height if i make the stands have a nice base on them. this will make pulling the trans a little easier.

    Going to grab a new jack as well. the one i have is showing it age. its got to be 10yrs old by now lol. it leaks down if holding weight. probably going to blow a seal at some point. probably going to grab an HF aluminum one with the quick pump.

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    yesterday I managed to get a little bit done.

    I got my trunk seal glued in

    current problem



    glue



    dry time. Glued in specific spots to help keep it in place all the way around



    Fixed hopefully





    I also think i've solved my Push Button Start problem. we will see.

    added 10,000 uf capacitor inline with my ignition power wire so that it can help with any voltage drop that happens during starting.



    I tucked my relays and stuff under the dash. this is a final solution. I have to find a place in the dash to put this stuff. maybe taking out the passenger air bag or something lol.



    Little bit of a mess. one day i'll have everything looking like it was done in the factory lol

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    Swapped my Map Lights to LED. it was easier than I thought.

    popped the mirror part off. this breaks a few of the clips that hold of the mirror just FYI.









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    I can't see the pictures at work, but looks like you've been busy.

    Good luck with the transmission.
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    lol yeah I've been taking care of loose ends, but the biggest part is not getting stranded again. i'm going to go and check everything I can to make sure this time we go off without a hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpbr2000 View Post
    lol but the biggest part is not getting stranded again.
    I know this all too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonemaro View Post
    I know this all too well.
    ikr! lol

    turns out the time i got stranded headed to your place was the same problem. I just didn't find that out until i was on the cruise last year.

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    So in order to get my trans out in the next few weeks I decided to build 2x4 tire cribs to hold up the car while my brother and I work on the car. I was looking at race ramps or something that would hold up the car safely and found several people that have built these 2x4 cribs.

    I knew i could build them to my specs ramps and all. so thats what we did.

    I used CAD to make all my dimensions and to measure the front air scoop and bumper to make sure i clear with out needing extra lift to get on the ramp.

    We got the cribs made today hopefully we will finish the ramps and then they are ready for service

    first rear crib 20x14x12 tall



    Front cribs. 20x14x8 Whats neat about these is with ramps you can roll up onto 8in tall crib. then if you are using the 12in rear crib then you can raise the car in the front and drop on these inserts that make them the same height as the rear



    they stack nicely too lol

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    Very nice


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    so i picked up this jack. its not as tall as i wanted but it's going to be safer than the 10 year old leaky one i've been using. and its alum so much lighter.

    It a harbor freight jack but it's really nice

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