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Picked this car up for $800 a few months ago and have started the winter project on it. Its going to be a small turbo, street car that should be some fun.

The day it came home.
10719080_10202749593321528_1744030154_n by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Had to take the loaner wheels off it so, they could go back to a Capri.

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Got rid of the black lights.
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Dirt_Sanchez-4527 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Dirt_Sanchez-4530 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

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Then, cleaned up the hazed up headlights.
Lights Before by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Lights After by Detroit Style, on Flickr
 

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Since a certain CTS-V is getting a blower, I had to get premature baby of a turbo.



For the charge piping to fit, I had to cut out a useless piece of the fender apron.
Turbo-4642 by Detroit Style, on Flickr


It needs a different coupler for the throttle body but, that'll come in due time.
Turbo-4647 by Detroit Style, on Flickr


Got the intercooler installed even though, its far to small for the job.
Turbo-4663 by Detroit Style, on Flickr


I've been going back and forth on getting a two new Mark 7 engine harnesses or putting in a Mustang harness since, the connectors for the o2, ignition module and such were burnt to a crisp for some reason. The car doesn't have air ride or emissions and more so those bug chunks of wire are useless any how.
 

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Started taking the interior out to get rid of the dead weight and realized, the seats weight a metric ton. The quest for Kirkeys and a way to mount them has started.


Turbo-4671 by Detroit Style, on Flickr


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Turbo-4673 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

*No trash was removed from its natural habitat in the making of these pictures.

I need to figure out what color to have these coated in. Its between satin black and cast iron. I'm leaning towards cast iron since, that will look original.

Turbo-4683 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

The new front end parts showed up today.


 

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Ripped the old carpet out and found, rust free floors. Sadly, I wanted to keep the carpet but, it ripped in some very visble areas when I pulled it out.

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ReEditsYearly-4748 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

ReEditsYearly-4745 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

ReEditsYearly-4756 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Decided to get the interior started since I need to get an engine hoist to pull the motor out, to install the suspension stuff.

Got part of the sound deadening out with nothing more than a putty knife and my hands. Also, that is the insulation from the 1/4 glass area, so much insulation.
Sanchez-4767 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Insulation on the drivers side.
Sanchez-4770 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Hello, little guy.
Sanchez-4773 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

No more insulation.
Sanchez-4775 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

When I got the car, only one speaker worked. This may be why, both rears are like this and the cones do not move at all.
Sanchez-4769 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

This had to be in the car since, it was built.
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Saying good bye to the electric brake system.

Brake Update-5027 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

The worst part about this car is, figuring out what wires have to stay and which can go. The majority of this harness is for the air ride and brake system which, is all controlled from the trunk.

Harness Destruction-5034 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Found the headlights!
Harness Destruction-5035 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Now, I just have to get them out of this mess.
Harness Destruction-5036 by Detroit Style, on Flickr
 

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I think, it's safe to say the car may never run again... After taking the sheers to the harness to speed up the harness destruction.

Harness Destruction-5043 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Harness Destruction-5051 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Found this in the glove box.
Harness Destruction-5045 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Got a little work done tonight, pulled out the air ride/brake harness and, sorted out the last few wires that were in the harness that ran up to the battery isolator and some relays and, removed the blower box.
Harness Destruction-5055 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

It cleans up well but, there is still a lot of dirt built up where the wire harnesses use to be placed.
Harness Destruction-5059 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

There is a few pounds that were just shed.

Harness Destruction-5062 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

Harness Destruction-5064 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

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Great pictures and awesome build!

Andrew
Thanks, I hope it is as fun as I play it out to be in my head. Even with the set backs of having to use the current motor and turbo.

I can officially pull the motor to install the k member!
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Sweet project. I love me a Mark VII.

-Tony
That's my favorite body style of those cars. I'm looking forward to the progress.
looking good ,, keep at it ,, more pics
Thanks, it has been an idea since the first Mark 7 at the age of 16 to do a turbo one and now, I can finally start to make that a reality. I hope, I can have it out at some N/T events this year even though the motor/turbo plans fell through making it a insanely slow car and, if that happens, I hope I can get some time off from shooting the events to toss it down the track.

This picture tells me there is no woman in your life...LOL



Andrew
She was not the slight bit surprised when she walked into the room and saw that. We have known each other since 8th grade and, she has known since that point car stuff will always be around.

Small update, if it could be called that. I brought the engine hoist home so, at some point I can yank the motor to get the k in, the turbo kit fitted and things cleaned up.

The front tires are on back order for another month.
 

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So, I have bought multiple manuals and reference materials to go through and finish the wiring to make sure its right... Not a single effing thing I have bought has diagrams or schematics for the car! I am going on night 2 of trying to get the headlights to work again after the brake and air ride harness removal. If anyone has a diagram/schematics of the headlight harness it would be much appreciated if that found its way over to me.

Also, since I am upset at the car I figured I'd get it a few things in hopes it would like me again.

Bacon_Autorama_2015-5801 by Detroit Style, on Flickr

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