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Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:51 pm

The other thread was more of an introduction to the car. This is where all my new pictures and random projects will go.
Im going to operate this thread in a new and exciting way. I wont keep editing all the pictures into the first post. Rather, Ill put links to every new picture or project post in the first post with descriptions to keep things cataloged well.

Here goes:

Night shots 8/8/09
Interior shots
Boost gauge install
GenuineSaab ARB
Winter wheels
Refinished wheels
Oil pressure gauge
Upper engine mount
Better intercooler
Trailer

There are other pictures buried in the thread as well.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:55 pm

StandardShift 2009 meet:

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby LHOswald » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:25 am

they're VW's
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby theholycow » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:47 am

He's talking about the burgundy car in the background. Looks like a Taurus to me.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby LHOswald » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:36 pm

LHOswald fail

paul34 + theholycow win

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby carsncars » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:11 pm

Pretty sure that's an Accord:

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Nice Viggen... that's a great colour for it.

I wish my car had rub strips on the door. :( They look a little fussier but are worth it in the long run, IMO.

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:12 pm

Around the strip mall across from my apartment last night

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby padauk_dust » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:04 pm

Nice work WOTkins.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:36 pm

First up is the relatively well-publicized air horns.

All I did was make a bracket to hold the two horns and the compressor. The bolt holding the compressor to the bracket also holds the unit to the old horn mounting bracket which I stuck right back in the factory location.

Assembly all painted and plumbed:
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In the car:
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Only sign of it is a red flash behind the mesh:
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Next is a little something I randomly decided to call Project Sudden Dawn.

Whats that blur inside my hatch?
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Why yes, it is a rear facing light. Part of a pair in fact
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Utility lights?
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Aim them down...and just wait for a tailgater :twisted:

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:47 pm

Theyre as far down as the bracket allows. Pretty much horizontal actually.
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Postby theholycow » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:04 am

I've always wanted to do the rear-facing lights thing. Image
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:59 pm

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:02 pm

I found some shoe polish in the basement storage area at my apartment today in the communal crap pile so I took it knowing full well how useful it is for cars. Did a quick coat on the front seats to make them presentable so I could finally get some interior shots on here:

Very familiar dash:

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Much more comfortable, and much more blue sport buckets in the front. Its also my first car with a legitimate arm rest. Not only is it the right height, but it slides forward for comfy highway cruising. Its in the way for shifting though since I have to slide my arm up over it. Ive also gotten into the habit of keeping my arm on the armrest and shifting with two or three fingers, for better or for worse.

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And the back seat that can actually fit real live people in it. Lots of shoulder space, not so much knee room. I completed the very important weight saving mod. No headrests, bitches!

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby RITmusic2k » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:28 pm

Huh. Now I wanna take out my headrests. Almost never put people back there...


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