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Moderator Feature Immortal1

posted: Dec 01, 2008 by: thetornado

Owner: Linn Fahrenkrug
User Name: Immortal1 (Linn)
Age: 43
MazdaBscene Member Since: October 3, 2006
Occupation: Environmental Contractor
Location: Davenport, IA
Club Affiliation: Altered Images C.C.
Ride: 1990 Mazda B2200
Years Owned: 18+ years

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Interior: Ahhhh where to start.... Mazda steering column, Mazda dash, Mazda A-pillar plastic. That's it. Everything else custom made using wood, mirrors, padding, purple velvet and white vinyl. Walk-thru conversion completed in 1994. Several of the mirror assemblies are custom engraved with logos. Approximately 43 feet of neon lighting throughout running off a 120volt AC transformer rated at 15,000 volts and 1 amp of current (yeah, it's big). White Grant steering wheel and custom dragon pedal covers.

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Exterior: Shaved handles, locks & emblems. Entire underside of cab and bed covered with polished stainless steel sheeting. Flip hood, side swing tailgate, solid side topper shell with slider sunroof and Texas Tail from a Blazer and a Lund visor up front. Topper tilts up from the back of the cab and the topper rear window is also side swing (opposite of the tailgate). Cambrara fabric (same as Lincoln Continentals) covering the shell, wing, slider & visor. Paint is Ford Escort purple with a custom purple pearl clear and magenta flake. Toyota front bumper and S-10 rear bumper. Clear markers up front and clear taillights. Polished stainless steel fender trim is also engraved with the same pattern as that on the windshield and outside mirrors. Custom gold plating on the rear bumper, front bumper, and a few other misc. locations.

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Engine: Mostly stock 2.2l with candy purple block & head. Chrome plated valve cover, header, motor mounts, trans braces, oil pan, alternator, brackets, lower water intake, water transfer tube to heater core, and starter. Intake is stock unit except all unnecessary ports/connections have been shaved and welded up - then the entire intake was polished. Carb is a Weber 32/36 unit. Flex-A-Lite fan up front on stock radiator with polished top and bottom tanks. Firewall has been shaved and more polished stainless steel is found on the firewall.

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Suspension: 4 pump hydro system with 8" cylinders up front and 10" cylinders in rear running 2 group 31 batteries (24 volt system) and 8 switches in dash. Front springs are chrome coils from coil over shocks used for racing. Rear coils are standard mini-coils. Most of the system has been hardlined with polished stainless steel 3/8" lines. Shaved and smoothed frame with triangulated 4-link, Step Notch, and candy purple paint. All suspension components have been chrome plated including entire rear axle, drive shaft, trans cross member and all misc. brackets.

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Audio: Clarion ProAudio head unit with outboard EQ unit and 10 disk changer. Soundstream Reference 500 and Reference 700 amps. Clarion mid/highs and a pair of Orion XTR3 12s in a custom sealed sub box.
Wheels and Tires: 13" custom built spokes from Homeboys in Cali. 155/80/R13 Tires with whitewalls
Work performed by: Myself mostly with some help from fellow club members.
Thanks from owner: I would like to thank my family for putting up with my insane hobby and my good friend Scott for the gold plating and numerous ideas throughout the years.
Future Plans: Roadster with new interior, new rims, complete new rear suspension and new shocks.

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