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bfurches



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PostSubject: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 5:45 pm

I think you guys will get a kick out of this one....

I recently headed over to my buddies salvage yard with the intention of finding the cleanest, most unique shell I could find. Basically the game plan was to dig out a car to use as the "Demo" or rolling business card for my shop. Now that I am getting up to speed and taking on customers, I wanted something that speaks volumes about fabrication, and etc.

So....with that being said....I found this diamond in the rough! LOL

2005 Moon Stone Gray Pontiac Vibe AWD



The seats are missing, the wheels were gone, the HVAC controls are MIA and a few other miscelaneous things.....but overall it was an extremely solid piece with an amazing body. There isn't one dent on this thing, its cleaner then my daily driver Impala! lol

Anyways....I hunted around the yard for some 5x100 wheels, got her rolling again and pulled the motor, transmission, driveshaft, exhaust and a few other odds and ends...







....of course it goes out with the old....and in with the new right???






Stay tuned! This is going to get fun fast!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 6:43 pm

Losing cool points
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 6:47 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Losing cool points

Not even a Pontiac.....(Toyota) Rolling Eyes

It needs to be AWD! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 6:50 pm

V8Killer wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
Losing cool points

Not even a Pontiac.....(Toyota) Rolling Eyes

It needs to be AWD! cheers

Good ol' Matrix LOL

I am going to use the IRS. The most challenging part of the sway will be the steering rack location.

I know it doesn't look like much right now....but have some faith.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 6:55 pm

bfurches wrote:


I know it doesn't look like much right now....but have some faith.


Ok, but i'm still voting for a turbo'd LS boxy B-body! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 7:12 pm

Ha, wow.

I have to say I'm a little surprised that was in a yard. What was wrong with it in the first place? Those are supposed to be decent cars.

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 7:20 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Ha, wow.

I have to say I'm a little surprised that was in a yard. What was wrong with it in the first place? Those are supposed to be decent cars.


300+k miles. Motor was locked and the guy figured he got his value out of it. I was honestly surprised myself. Extremely clean car.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 7:20 pm

V8Killer wrote:
bfurches wrote:


I know it doesn't look like much right now....but have some faith.


Ok, but i'm still voting for a turbo'd LS boxy B-body! Cool

Some day. The b-body needs a lot of attention, and I really need to come up with a long term goal for the car.

Not to mention my Caprice is really special to me. Its not something I like to let other people drive, and I don't like racking up a ton of miles. This little pontiac is more of an experiment then anything to test my own skills. I can let my friends thrash it and if it breaks its not the end of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Now that's different. Gotta be a first for sure. Can't wait to see you smoke that 300k mile rear end lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 8:14 pm

This is going to be so stupidly cool when its done. Forget that LSX Vega. I want more LS Vibe! cheers
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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 pm

I can feel the vibe... Wink


Boooooo. Hissssss. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Wed May 29, 2013 8:28 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I can feel the vibe... Wink


Boooooo. Hissssss. Razz

Don't you have a BMW to try and put together? Surprised

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm

make sure you get video of the tuner guys when you blow their doors off. I think its a good choice of a car. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Thu May 30, 2013 8:22 pm

mikiehews wrote:
make sure you get video of the tuner guys when you blow their doors off. I think its a good choice of a car. Arrow


This makes it worth it
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Thu May 30, 2013 8:46 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
I can feel the vibe... Wink


Boooooo. Hissssss. Razz

Don't you have a BMW to try and put together? Surprised

Laughing

Yes, but I'm waiting for the parts pile to appear smaller before I start on it... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 7:02 am

This forum is going to hell. Bimmers, Vibes, miata's. WTF i'm thinking i might have to rethink my time here..... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 7:11 am

No Moa wrote:
This forum is going to hell. Bimmers, Vibes, miata's. WTF i'm thinking i might have to rethink my time here..... Suspect
Hey, as long as it's got an LSx in it, I'm cool with it. The more surprising, the better. Grab that Saturn behind it and I'll have you put an lq9 in it. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 7:17 am

You can put Steak on cow shit, but the fact is, its still shit.

I don't care if you put a set of Warp Nacelles on it, its still not cool.

Well, actually, that would be kind of cool. lol
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 8:35 am

Hey, we still have plenty of room here for grumpy old men from Maine... Razz

No matter what you drive. Hell, even if there's a *gasp* subaru in the driveway... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 8:41 am

Lol, I'm not old! Lmao
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 9:19 am

lol I tell my builders all the time that you can put a nice fresh coat of paint on a turd, but it's still a turd..... by the way wtf is a warp nacelle???????? Must be an old guy thing?
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 9:41 am

ugh, kids.

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 10:27 am

No Moa wrote:
ugh, kids.

Ahhh. Geek stuff. Laughing Wait, I'm older than you,Glen?
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 10:33 am

Lol, I don't know, how old are ya?
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:00 am

Obviously your BOTH old enough to ef up a guys thread!!!.. face palm

AND...ya....right next to your user name there's a spot that says "age" scratch

Sherlock Holmes reputation is safe around here I see....

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:20 am

Is that why yours says "than dirt" Steve?
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:27 am

pretty much... Suspect ....bastid


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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:31 am

No Moa wrote:
Is that why yours says "than dirt" Steve?

He's still got plenty of "spring" in his step though... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:34 am

sdstick wrote:
Obviously your BOTH old enough to ef up a guys thread!!!.. face palm

AND...ya....right next to your user name there's a spot that says "age" scratch

Sherlock Holmes reputation is safe around here I see....

Yes, yet again..........

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 11:47 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
No Moa wrote:
Is that why yours says "than dirt" Steve?

He's still got plenty of "spring" in his step though... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 1:16 pm

No Moa wrote:
This forum is going to hell. Bimmers, Vibes, miata's. WTF i'm thinking i might have to rethink my time here..... Suspect

This
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 1:32 pm

Ok, let me help get this back on track. Hey Brandon, I'm amazed how easily that engine fit in that bay. Maybe you should stuff an 8.1 in there to make it more difficult. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 4:25 pm

I like the idea. I think it would be cool to be cruising a V8 Vibe.

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 4:39 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
I think it would be cool to be cruising a V8 Vibe.

in and out
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 4:49 pm

Coming from the guy that drives the PT cruiser's metrosexual cousin Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 4:53 pm

If you could get them for like 2500 bucks, I'd beat the crap out of a stock one of those with no engine swap or anything for a daily. It's like getting a Toyota Matrix without the ghey, stupid Toyota emblem, that should immediately be replaced on ALL vehicles with the simple TOYOTA nameplate they used in the 80s.

Shit's AWD and gets good MPG, who cares? A Subaru is definitely gayer than a Vibe is! Laughing

Unfortunately unlike Geos people still seem to want kind of a lot of money for them. My friend has 2 Prizms in his collection of random vehicles and box trucks, and he drives them probably the most. The older one he leaves parked with the doors unlocked since he simply doesn't care...it has like 280K miles on it, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 5:00 pm

8bud wrote:
Ok, let me help get this back on track. Hey Brandon, I'm amazed how easily that engine fit in that bay. Maybe you should stuff an 8.1 in there to make it more difficult. Twisted Evil


How about an early 60s Pontiac 4 cylinder?



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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Fri May 31, 2013 6:00 pm

GasTT wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
I think it would be cool to be cruising a V8 Vibe.

in and out
Ok Ok. Let me reword that. I think it would be cool to see a v8 vibe stop the shit out of a vtech honda.

Or this.
V8 HHR

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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:18 pm

huh....that fits really nice Smile



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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Vibe update? bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: My 2005 Pontiac Vibe   Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:15 pm

V8Killer wrote:
Vibe update?  bounce 
Ive been keeping quiet because it is going a different direction.

I really didnt want to cut up the front end to move the steering, build a column and etc....I essentially wanted to keep it a stock suspension car.

Long story short, I have acquired an LS4 and the car will maintain AWD with a 6spd.
I will post some more updates when I compile some more parts.




Right now my priority is to get the Caprice done and make a pass before the seasons over.
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