James's Extended Track Goblin - 06 LS donor

ctuinstra

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#22
I wouln't bank on that working without more research. The only thing I had to worry about was proof of ownership (title) of the donor. After I trashed the donor and surrendered the junk title to the salvage yard, I darn near screwed myself because I didn't have the proof of ownership. Luckily they accepted the receipt for title as proof.
 

jamesm

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#23
The title I have is really screwed up so I don't think I can register it anywhere as-is. I did a little digging and unfortunately, I think the abandoned property process is my best bet right now.
 

jamesm

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#25
I have to send a Missouri form via certified mail to the previous owners then wait at least 30 days before I submit the abandoned property affidavit and title application. From what I was told at the local office, it can take 3-6 months for it to be processed.
 

ctuinstra

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#26
That really stinks! I feel for you. One of those types of problems that is out of your control. Well, if it helps, it took me about that long to prep the donor items and wait for the frame before I could started with the build. It was about 9 months from the time I got the donor and finished the car and registered it.
 

jamesm

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#27
You live, you learn, I guess.... I saw someone else here refer to this type of learning as an "educational tax" LOL... My chassis is supposed to be ready for pick up next weekend so I have that to look forward to. I already got the junk title back from the state on my second donor so as soon as I can get it into the local shop to get the AC evacuated, I'll start tearing it down.
 

jamesm

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#28
Whew... today was a long day. Made the trek from Southwest Missouri to Adam and Lonny’s shop to pick up my kit. It was great to meet the guys and get a ride in Lonny’s goblin.

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jamesm

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#29
Got a few bits done tonight. I have an appointment with a local shop to get the AC evac'ed on Friday morning so I'm trying to do some stuff in the mean time.

Entry Hours: 3
Total Hours: 3 (I'm restarting my total timer since I had to change donors)

Completed Activities:
Floor plan and front bulkhead installed
Front uprights assembled
Control arms prepped

Planned Activities:
Install brake tees and lines
Finish radiator hose connections
Install fuel tank

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jamesm

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#30
Entry Hours: 2.5
Total Hours: 5.5

Completed Activities:
Install brake tees and lines
Finish radiator hose connections
Install fuel tank
mocked up the front suspension. I'm glad I decided to do this, I realized I had assembled the uprights backwards

Planned Activities:
Degrease/pressure wash donor engine

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Briann1177

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#31
I did the same thing when installing my front brake lines. I pointed them down too. They actually point to the rear of the car.

Easy to fix. Just something that stuck out. Looks good.
 

jamesm

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#32
Ah. Thanks for the tip.

So far things seem to be going well. I'm not sure what else I can do until I get my donor stripped.
 

redline

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#33

jamesm

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#34
Seems to be a common issue. I'm so glad that everyone here posts so many pictures, it's really helpful to have references when working through the build.
 

jamesm

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#35
Entry Hours: 5
Total Hours: 10.5

Completed Activities:
Got AC evac'ed at local shop
Began stripping the donor. We got all the frontend stuff off, radiator, AC, computer, etc. We would have had the engine out but the bolts for the subframe are being a bitch. We broke a couple sockets, a ratchet, and a couple adapters trying to get them loose.

Planned Activities:
I'm going to get some different impact sockets tomorrow morning and see if we can get the subframe bolts out.
Once the engine is out, strip the dash and interior

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ctuinstra

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#36
Don't do like I did, try and take off the welded nut on the subframe when I should have been trying to take off the bolt. The mount in the front is the one I'm talking about. You can also just take off the engine mount and leave it attached to the subframe for now. But you are probably having issues with other larger bolts.

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jamesm

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#37
Then one that’s giving us trouble is the large bolts that goes through the rear of the control arm and up into the frame.
 

jamesm

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#38
Entry Hours: 6
Total Hours: 16.5

Completed Activities:
Finished stripping donor
Removed wiring harness from engine

Planned Activities:
Clean/prep/paint donor parts

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ctuinstra

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#39
That's the fun part.

Did you remove the ambient air temp sensor? I never did find mine and had to buy a new one. I know, real important, right? It just bugged me that I didn't have it and I wanted it to complete the car.

I was so afraid of throwing something away that I might need and didn't realize it. I had a huge box of parts just in case. I finally tossed all of it a couple of weeks ago. It feels good to finally clean up and finalize everything. You're moving right along and will be there in no time also!
 

jamesm

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#40
I'm sure the sensor is in the pile, lol!

I'm the same way. I won't get rid of any of it until my goblin is completely done, tagged and registered.

I'm going to have to buy a few more replacement parts than I was expecting. We ended up having to cut one of the rear frame bolts with a saw because the bolt has rusted to the bushing sleeve.