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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    Any recommendations on a A413 rebuild kit? I found a bunch on rockauto, but they all say 30TH.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...build+kit,8512

    or should I use a 31TH rebuild kit???
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...build+kit,8512

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    In other news, I picked up a 1991 Spirit 2.5 TBI as a parts car. STUPID CHEAP (price of scrap). Runs and drives too. Might need to find a 2.4l car and make a swap happen. She might end up becoming a Lemons racing car once I get the VW and Spirit Turbo done.



    I'm using parts to spruce up my Turbo interior and converting to manual windows for simplicity. Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric coating worked surprisingly well.

    Went from blue to light gray.



    Unfortunately, the Arduino LCD display project has hit a wall. The programming is challenging, but I do have some buddies with programming experience trying to figure it out. Crossing fingers...

    PS: Gonna snap up a 31TH rebuild kit from RockAuto since the internals are the same

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    Does anyone know how to remove the brightwork around the windows? The parts-car pieces are in much better shape, and Id like to transfer them over.

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenderbass View Post
    Does anyone know how to remove the brightwork around the windows? The parts-car pieces are in much better shape, and Id like to transfer them over.
    I seem to recall them being held in place by rivets. It's been a while since I've really looked at some though. I need to replace the stuff on CSX 497, so I'll be following this pretty closely.

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    A lot of that trim is key hole mounted. Look for a screw at one end, remove and it should slide off the studs.
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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    Time for another update :-)

    The paint and rust was starting to bother me. I couldn't afford a brand new paint job, so I decided to go the Rustoleum route and spray in my garage. I made this my summer goal.






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    Not exactly the cleanest environment, but it worked out okay.

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    It's not perfect. I have 2 runs that I still need to wet sand. But overall, not bad for tractor paint.








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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    That looks great. Nice work. I really liked the messages you wrote yourself.

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    looks fantastic .

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    Re: 1989 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Turbo Upgrades :-)

    That does look great Chris!

    And white is the best color to hide some minor imperfections!

    Mine really needs a repaint. I was always so happy mine was in nice shape. But when it finally started, it got bad quick!

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