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It's definitely interesting. Also has let me discover some areas on the firewall that are going to need some sound deadening before the dash goes back on.
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And the latest change, TRD clutch.



Got the clutch for cheap so I decided to pick it up and had it put in at Nightwerks yesterday. Turns out that was a good thing since my stock clutch was almost completely gone. Feels so much nicer now, just have to get used to the heavy pedal feel.

Best part was my loaner car from my mechanic. 1st gen xB ragtop.

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Always has mine. I could have borrowed his xB truck but I had to pick up the kids that afternoon and it's sort of hard when there is only two seats and thee people.
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lol yeah.... not like out here where you can still ride in the bed of a truck....

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Were you able to enjoy the ragtop before you had to give it back !!!
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Were you able to enjoy the ragtop before you had to give it back !!!
I tried to... but all it did was convince me to never get one. While driving at speed it sounds like rain on the roof and there are gaps between it and the body that I just know would leak in during a windy rain. He didn't put it in, bought it that way, and having seen all the other stuff he's had to fix on the car I imagine it wasn't put in all that well.
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How do you like that rear strut tower bar? Any noticable difference?
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How was the Gen 1, like a go-cart?!
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This build is awesome! Your work looks great!
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How do you like that rear strut tower bar? Any noticable difference?
I love it! It's from TB Performance and I have the under body front and mid chassis braces. Best addition I made to the car handling wise. Especially since I can't run a rear sway bar. I actually had to add a front strut bar to even everything out. With all the braces and rear tower bar it developed a little too much oversteer when braking hard on mountain corners. NOT the time you want the rear end to jump out.

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Close to it, actually pretty sorted though, not too jarring but quite stiff.

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Thanks! I should have the dash back in this weekend, had to wait on my landau foam to so up. In the mean time I'm wrapping my spare steering wheel in leather that matches my seats. Had just enough of the spare hide I ordered to fit it.
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OK, the landau foam came in so it was a busy weekend for me.

First thing was to cover the dash with the foam



Then covered it with the vinyl I had stitched up last week and decided to add some of the copper straps and brass Chicago screws that I have on the head liner and rear hatch lip.



And then into the car it goes.



Then I got bored and a minor mod I saw on Facebook that caught my eye got done. Cut up some of the matching leather for me seats as inserts for the center console cup holders and cubby.



Then this morning it was on to finishing up the cover for me steering wheel. Again I used the matching leather for the seats. Cut a strip to wrap around the wheel and spokes, sewed it along all the edges, then laced it up around the wheel. That last bit was not fun and it has to be pulled tight so as not to slip and I managed to under cut the leather a bit so I had to pull and stretch the leather every other lace step. All told it took five hours to do the steering wheel. Most of the stitching was done over the previous week though.



Last shot of the wheel before.



And the finished product.



The leather is pulled so tight that even the finger indents on the back of the wheel are clearly defined.

All in all I'm happy with all the work. There are a few goofs on the dash that I'm hoping to smooth out more over time but they are minor and I'm not doing all that work again for quite awhile.
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I wish I had your skills with leather. Im stuck on what to do with my visors and dash because I cant wrap like this but I hate the cheap feeling of them.
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DAMN.... that is great work and looks .. AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!
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It's all practice and YouTube videos. If you have access to a sewing machine it can be learned and you can do it.

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Thanks! I'm getting close to done with the interior but still have lots more to go on the exterior and engine.
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Dude your interior is absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had the time and patience to do that work.

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Minor update from the weekend and parts arriving on Monday.

Got bored on Sunday so I recovered the center console in matching leather with more of the landau foam on the top of the lid to cushion it.



And got a few parts for my engine project.



The core for half of my air-to-water intercooler as I supercharge the engine.
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Nice wrap job Greg! Can't wait to see that engine setup as well.. Man, good stuff!!
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Thanks Russ and Nick. I'll post some more engine stuff soon. I got in a larger throttle body, upgrading from stock 55mm to a 65mm. Largest I need to go as that is the largest I can safely open the input throat on the supercharger.

Here is a few shots to show the differences between the two.

65mm on the left, stock 55mm on the right.



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Oh man! Doing things the right way the first time. Excited for updates!
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