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Finally had time to have the Bilstein shocks, the Whiteline swaybar and the Amsoil fluids installed.

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Just a photo that would not upload before - some minor mods:







bag hooks, steering wheel cover, CD organizer, sunglasses holder, radar detector and dash cam are all in this pic

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Nice build, I like it. I just bought those "Euro tail lights" for mine. Were you having issues with them? How do you like them?

I actually figured out the wiring and put them in the Cruze two nights ago, but the tails and one brake light decided it wasn't going to work so I reinstalled the factory ones as the Bomb went to the body shop yesterday morning. Maybe after I get back from Lordstown.
 

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Made some minor updates to the post.

Had the front end repaired last week at Pulera's. It started out looking like this after a tangle with a hidden piece of sheet metal. The metal was crumpled up and painted white/silver and was under a layer of fluffy snow in the middle of the roadway.

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An after picture to come. I thought I had one, but found I still need to take them.

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I found the paperwork for something that occurred on 25MAY2018

I went to Quaker City Motorsports Park dragstrip while in Lordstown and forgot to post my terrible times.

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The tires were 38psi
1/2 tank 87 octane
Traction Control on
Bone stock, no tune 1.4T
Trunk Junk
18" LTZ rims

I believe this is my second run.
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That's a very nice ride, Blasirl! You should be proud of her.

Thanks,

So far so good although it seems for every step forward I went at least two back:dizzy:
 

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HomeLink Project

1. So I finally was able to complete my HomeLink Project
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2. This is the backside assembled.

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3. This is the cutout. I learned that I could have cut even less out right at the last step when I clipped on the keypad.

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4. This is the unit set in the cutout.

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5. And this is where I found I could have cut out less material.

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If you look close, you can see where the black tabs are not in contact with the area cutout for them. They did sit there up until I found the keypad would not clip on. There was just a bit too much space between the keypad and the unit. In picture four, you can see where I cut out around the tabs in line with the keys. Originally this was not the case and it set in there very nicely albeit too far from the cover. With them cut out, the cover snapped in nicely, but the back end lifted a bit. Oh well, live and learn. It seem to work well now. Hopefully in the next couple of days I can program the unit and actually install it.

EDIT: Installed 27JUL18 How to Program
 

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How I installed a Verano engine shield

I finally installed the Verano shield I ordered a few months ago. I first had to figure out how to get my 4 ton jack under the car. I made a mini ramp to get it up higher.

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I then set about stenciling the new shield so hopefully it remains intact.

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These are the closeups of the two labels

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As you can see, I had a bit of a leak on the passenger side so I waited to install until after they were addressed.

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Before I installed the new one, I compared the two for differences.

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I used a hole saw and a razor knife to add the new holes. After installing it, I found the two holes used to connect the shield to the wheel well shroud on both sides were off. I used a wood bit to make some new ones in the shield.

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I had to use the drill upside down to get it in there.

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The only other items I had to deal with to install the shield was the two missing body nuts and an extra-large hole in the shield. The extra-large hole was easy, I just added a stainless fender washer to the original screw. It took me awhile to figure out a temporary solution for the two missing body nuts. I ended up using two Harbor Freight panel nuts and the matching screws. I expect they may last over winter. https://www.harborfreight.com/170-piece-u-clip-and-screw-assortment-67588.html

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Actually there one more item I chose to do and that was to create an opening around the oil drain plug.
I used a 3” hole saw and a scrap of plywood to make a jig and the drilled out the plastic / aluminum sandwich.

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Hopefully that will keep sloppy oil changes from lighting my fire.

Happy Modding!

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I’ll have to get a closer look at this in the upcoming off season so I can get mine on. I sourced mine along with the panels that go under the floor boards from a Verano at a local wrecking yard.

By by the way, I like the idea of the cutout for the drain plug.
 

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I’ll have to get a closer look at this in the upcoming off season so I can get mine on. I sourced mine along with the panels that go under the floor boards from a Verano at a local wrecking yard.

By by the way, I like the idea of the cutout for the drain plug.
The two side ones and the rear one? I never thought to look at Veranos for those. I had always thought they were only on the ECO's . If you have the actual body nuts or just the HF clips, a drill and the bits this is a quick job. I am not sure what you mean by off season, but this is an hour job at most.

I had looked at all of the posts I could find on the shield and the only person I remember mentioning adding holes was @spacedout, but he never was specific. I know I eventually will drill some more once I figure out where the drips accumulate, but I knew for sure the drain plug area was going to be one of them. I didn't mention it, but you need to pull back on the shield while you are spinning the drill. I would go fairly slow and really pay attention where your fingers are. Also remember you are going through the aluminum too.
 

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Correct I have the two side ones on. The front and rear stud was there for each side to line them up with. I drilled new holes around the edges to line up with existing hole in the chassis and used push pins to hold them up.

Couldn’t figure out the rear one as it seems to be missing a bracket or something in order to install it but I have it as well. My catback also doesn’t help as it sits below the bumper rather than sit in the cutout, I would more than likely have to clearance the rear piece in order to make it fit

We have a “busy” season at work that is about to end which will give me another day off each week to work on things. Given the hours I work there is no getting anything done until a day that I have off, not enough time before to finish what was started and too tired to do anything afterwards on the days that I work.

This is will be in addition to the collection of parts that have been slowly coming in to be completed this winter for regular maintenance in my book. Come spring my Cruze should be a little bit closer to where I want it to be.
 

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good job on the shield. I installed mine a few months back....it hangs down a bit in the middle....didn't see where I could bolt it to or anything. Is yours tucked up nice or does it hang a lil too?
 

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Correct I have the two side ones on. The front and rear stud was there for each side to line them up with. I drilled new holes around the edges to line up with existing hole in the chassis and used push pins to hold them up.

Couldn’t figure out the rear one as it seems to be missing a bracket or something in order to install it but I have it as well. My catback also doesn’t help as it sits below the bumper rather than sit in the cutout, I would more than likely have to clearance the rear piece in order to make it fit

We have a “busy” season at work that is about to end which will give me another day off each week to work on things. Given the hours I work there is no getting anything done until a day that I have off, not enough time before to finish what was started and too tired to do anything afterwards on the days that I work.

This is will be in addition to the collection of parts that have been slowly coming in to be completed this winter for regular maintenance in my book. Come spring my Cruze should be a little bit closer to where I want it to be.
This must be my down season as I have went through a ton of boxes piling up in the basement (mostly parts for the Cruze) and installed a bunch of things.

good job on the shield. I installed mine a few months back....it hangs down a bit in the middle....didn't see where I could bolt it to or anything. Is yours tucked up nice or does it hang a lil too?
Thanks. Mine bulges a bit too, but it is stiff because I used all the available mounting points.
 

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This must be my down season as I have went through a ton of boxes piling up in the basement (mostly parts for the Cruze) and installed a bunch of things.



Thanks. Mine bulges a bit too, but it is stiff because I used all the available mounting points.
same here..used all the available spots, just nowhere to bolt it up to where it kinda bulges
 

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Renewing the Plasti-dipped Chrome Bar

Renewed the Plasti-dip on the Chrome Trunk Bar yesterday.

1. Cleaned it with glass cleaner and then taped it off.

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2. Added a light coat and then about a minute later completed it with a wet coat.

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3. Removed masking while it was still wet.

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All done - for now!

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