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Space Ghost -84

Its Time I pull the curtain back a little ways. I'm not building a show car, I have something else for that. The goal of Project Space Ghost is to build a bare necessities Rip-Em-Up sleeper, while keeping it a comfortable, completely stock appearing car. no extra guages wood screwed into the dash, no poorly mounted switches glued through out the interior ect. On top of that everything that has been done must be "Returnable to Stock" to satisfy the "Purist" part of me. So lets get on to it.:sarcasm:

Original Specs:

  • 84 Supra
  • 5MGE HM (High Miles)
  • W58 HM
  • 4:30 LSD HM
  • Spectre Air Cone
  • 3.0" -4ft Long Test Pipe
  • Incomplete Terra Cotta Interior
  • Rattle Can Paint Job
  • P-Type Wheels
  • Stock Blown Struts and Springs.



Current Platform Specs:
  • 7MGE 30k Miles, JDM
  • Arp Head Bolts
  • HKS Metal Head Gasket
  • Shawn Built 5m-7m Conversion Harness
  • 87 7mge Engine Harness/ ECU
  • (2) Buik Cutlass Supreme Electric Fans (Re-Installed!)
  • 2.75" Downpipe Back Exhaust
  • 2.5" Glass-Pack
  • BroSpeed 2.75" Flow Through Muffler
  • Ricer 3" Tip (ads a little tone)
  • Tokiko Blues All Around
  • Eibachs in Front
  • ST Springs in Rear
  • NEW 235 60 R14 Mastercraft Avenger GT Modern 14"x8 +0 Offset Wheels
  • Grey/Black Cloth Interior Installed


Deleted Parts:
  • Fan Clutch
  • AC Radiator
  • AC lines/ Fan
  • AC Compressor
  • Power Steering
  • Serpentine Pully
  • Fuel Line Elbow/ Plate (just above drivers motor mount)
  • EGR Valves/ Vacuum Lines
  • Battery Tray

Modifications/ Upgrades:
  • Buick V6 Cutlass Supreme Electric Fans
  • Electric Fan Switch Installed in Trip Computer Delete
  • Fuel Filter Relocated
  • Battery Relocated to Rear of Car.
  • "Hot Box" Power Distribution Block Under Rear Seat
  • 12 Volt "At Will" Accessory Lead Under Console
  • Chassis to Battery Cut Off Switch in Old Battery Location
  • Yellow JDM Fog Inserts
  • Fog Light Switch Wired to Fogs & Accessory Separately from Other Lights
  • Rust Converter/ Primer Paint Job
  • Headliner Sprayed Black

Recent Build Pictures-




More To come...............................................
 

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unless its from the 1900's to 1930's then thats no rat rod :)
 

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i beg to differ. usually the rat rod shows allow cars up to the 60's. but in my opinion prety much anything can be a rat if it's well thought out and using very unique junkyard parts. for example. i have a friend who modified a volvo 16v head to fit on his ford 2.3 liter block and then modified a sierra cosworth intake manifold to bolt to the vlovo head. custom fabbed an exhaust manifold and put a junkyard holset turbo on. then he modified his rear beam to accept a junkyard thunderbird irs diff. then custom fabbed adapters to to mount mustang front brakes and thunder bird rear calipers. the only non-junkyard parts used were the new wheels he got. then sprayed the whole thing in satin lime green. all this while he was 19. to me that is the embodiment of rat rodding. the car is an 85 so it doesn't fit into the "official" definition of a rat rod, but it is definitely a rat in theory.
 

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How can it be a rat rod, but appear stock?
 

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I have been calling it a rat rod lately cause i think its so freaking ugly at this point....

Eventually it will be two tone, black and xx green
 

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Exhaust Update

New 2.75" from the Resignator back.







a Shop called Martins Radiator and Exhaust, in Bellingham, Wa set this up. They did exactly what I asked, despite me coming in just after 4pm. Very timely too, they got it all together in about 30 minutes, and even took the time to point out an exhaust leake at my head/manifold gasket.

$120 bucks later I'm Satisfied, it had to be done sooner or later. But that makes the Trip Budget REALLY TIGHT, all well.:sadbanana:
 

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Michael pulled this one out of a hat, it really was a lot of unknown quality pieces from a lot of different places, along with a number of last minute adaptions to fix what didn't work. As far as I'm concerned, until it gets paint, it is a "RAT"
 

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I want a resignator!
-Aaron
So do I, it sounds like it would be something cool, eventhough I still have no idea what it is...:zzzzz:

Maybe it is some auto signiture device, which would come in really handy for all the stuff I have to sign day to day.
 

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So this was found when taking apart the "new" engine

the rest of it looks clean, no oil stains, clean cams, clean egr, ect.

Mark informed me the corossion on the head is "electrollissis?"

how about the block?
 

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You got what you wanted, at the price you wanted, and????
So I guess the question is, how concerned should I be?

mhg, arp bolts, 73 ftlbs copper spray

How often deos this electrollosis occur?
 

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Who cares what year it is to qualify as rat rod. OMG if the car has all the same mods as a 29 or 59 and the car in question is a 31 or a 61 what do you call it. Last I checked there wasn't a different name for specific periods of cars. Rat Rods and Ricers/Tuners merely separated by 50 years.

Nice find on the rims mike!
 

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I defer to my local hot-rod car show, if which they define what isn't allowed:

We as hard core hot rodders don't dig:

* Any Billet Wheel ( None!)
* Pink or Turquoise with 80's graphics
* Fuzzy Dice and Poodle Skirts
* Crying Baby Dolls (PUKE!)
* Velour or Tweed interiors (office furniture)
* GM tilt columns
* The gold chainer "1-800" mentality
* Independent front ends (unless its really low!)
* Trailer Queens (unless it's a drag car)
* Pro-Street High Tech Street Rods
* you know which ones suck!
* Stockers that you are afraid to cut up!
* Car show trophy whores with egos
Other than that, you're good to go.
 
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