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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:21 pm

ok well i have some money for my b-day for my car and having some trouble deciding on what to do with it lol... heres what i need for sure

fuel pump: roughly 60 after shipping
tie rods: $22

now here are my options.

some Diamond clear headlights off ebay (Depo) for a grand total of $83.

or replace my hood, fender, and my trunk lid for like $115 from Chris. but the downfall to that would be it would most likely me a multi-colored car for a while (very long while...) but it would get rid of the rust for the most part.

which options would u guys choose?
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Post by Vinny » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:16 pm

I'd go with the headlights and search for good body panels in your color.
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Post by Skill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:45 pm

eh i dunno ... back off on the headlights. I'd stick with the depos from MP i've never trusted headlights coming from ebay unless it was directly from the TYC dealer.

I'd say the priority would be on fixing the car first to prevent any rust ... ect.
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Post by 71Roadrunner » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:47 am

Same here, get rid of the rusted parts first.
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:26 pm

Vinny wrote:I'd go with the headlights and search for good body panels in your color.
Headlights for sure. Unless you look around and find the body parts the color of your car. Nothing worse than a multicolored car that wont get painted soon. They look like trash, cars I always make fun of! So, headlights, then worry about finding the correct color parts to match your car. Please!
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Post by Skill » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:52 pm

Tyler wrote:
Vinny wrote:I'd go with the headlights and search for good body panels in your color.
Headlights for sure. Unless you look around and find the body parts the color of your car. Nothing worse than a multicolored car that wont get painted soon. They look like trash, cars I always make fun of! So, headlights, then worry about finding the correct color parts to match your car. Please!
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:28 pm

I understand rust is bad. BUT, if its not real noticable and you dont have to replace NOW, then look around or find a local painter to paint match the parts for cheap. Id rather have rust than a car with a blue hood, black fenders, purple trunk, and a red door.
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Post by Skill » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:00 pm

i guess it all depends on whether or not u'd rather catch the rust now and save your car or spend more money in the long run and let the rust expand more.
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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:10 pm

well see with my car the rust is only on the hood, bottom of the doors, trunk lid and around the gas cap...i know only lol. but like its not like its on any of the main shell parts so i dont think it will really be a problem but yea i just dont know yet. have to think a little more
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:32 pm

By the gas cap is a main part. I cant be removed. The rear of the car back there is basicallt one full piece. except trunk, rear facia.
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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:39 pm

true but like i guess what i was meaning is that its not spreading side to side i guess... and it should be fine until my dads Neon dies.
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:56 pm

Or just pm a few people on the org that always have neon body parts. If you wanna go that route then do it. But do it right, the same color, even if some parts are more faded than other or what not, they will at least be the same color. Know what I mean?
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Post by Neoncrazy101 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:31 pm

yea i do. i love having a very limited budget with so much to work on lol
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:10 pm

At least you figured youl be poor with these cars. SO addicting tho!
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Post by LH95sohc » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:20 pm

I would personally go with hood and trunk , bc on my old first gen, the cancer just got even worse, and since we live in good ole Ohio, the rain and salt will just keep taking its toll, trust me I would replace the hood and trunk, but thats just me
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