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Old 01-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Taking apart the 99 vr-4 over the weekend

Over this weekend me and Jason stripped the engine bay of a perfectly running 99 vr-4. Just wow! Everything on that car pretty much looked new... no ceased bolts, nuts, etc...

Starting out on Saturday morning...


Car is still almost in one piece


Look at this exhaust... it has no rust on it



And as the day goes by...


Ready to pull the engine out...
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And it's out!




Cleaning up the engine bay...



And it was around 8 pm at that point and we called it a day...
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Today we started early, I went to get the casters for the dolly while Jason continued to work on the car...


Fabing up the dolly for the front subframe (so nice to have a fab shop!)




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Old 01-16-2011, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What are you doing to it?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In a mean time I just snapped a few pics of what the car looks like inside



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Old 01-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And the dolly is done!



... and... touch down!



Engine bay starts to look really empty


Steering column is out


Jason is working on pulling the engine harness out while I am slacking and taking pictures
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And it's completely stripped! Mission accomplished



So it took us about 15 hours total to get everything out... the went really fast... I was really excited to work on this car!

Stay tuned for the updates...
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What are you doing with the car?

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This kind of hurts my heart. Seeing a perfectly clean 99 VR4 being stripped down isn't easy on the eyes. If I ever had a 99 VR4, I would keep it as is. Those cars are rare and amazing.

What are you guys doing to it? I applaud your efforts never the less.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah what the crap is going on!?
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