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    So I came up with an idea because of the frequent hardware store runs I've been making as of late: why not have a compendium of all of the things you can do to your Festiva (whether repair or modification) at the local hardware store? I made a similar $50 DIY thread last year, but this time there is no budget restriction - only location, location, location. I've got a whole bunch to start us off, and so feel free to contribute and include similar information below. Then I'll get a mod/admin to edit them into the table below here. Please include a link to pictures and a budget estimate if at all possible!

    1 Suspension Threaded rear swaybar $15-20 http://tinyurl.com/lkctmyn
    2 Suspension Control arm brace $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/lkctmyn
    3 Suspension Rear strut bar $20-30 http://tinyurl.com/my5jhvy
    4 Suspension Lower rear seat brace $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/knjgk7n
    5 Engine Cleaning your electrical grounds $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/n8mpwyh
    6 Engine Painting the valve cover $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/k3oj87f
    7 Engine Ported/drilled factory airbox $5 N/A
    8 Engine Airbox cold air feed pipe $10-20 http://tinyurl.com/k96opxc
    9 Engine Oil catch can $10-20 http://tinyurl.com/kkspfwk
    10 Engine Radiator cooling plate $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/n4oeuzf
    11 Transmission Bronze flange shifter bushings $5-20 http://tinyurl.com/n6bamow
    12 Exterior Painted steel wheels $10-20 http://tinyurl.com/l47ell8
    13 Exterior Decal/emblem/sticker removal $10-20 http://tinyurl.com/kebq2qt
    14 Exterior Bumper lips $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/mlbwa9n
    15 Interior Insulating the trunk area $20-40 http://tinyurl.com/le87fvw
    16 Interior Insulating the cabin $50-200 http://tinyurl.com/le7twur
    17 Interior Insulating the wheel wells $15-30 http://tinyurl.com/kmfzyso
    18 Interior Insulating the doors $10-20 http://tinyurl.com/ksfh7lk
    19 Interior Insulating the fender wells $15-30 http://tinyurl.com/n9y99fu
    20 Interior Insulating the roof $20-40 http://tinyurl.com/m6nn5a7
    21 Interior Insulating the rear quarter panels $20-40 http://tinyurl.com/le7twur
    22 Interior Insulating the weatherstripping $20-30 http://tinyurl.com/ljt9lvu
    23 Interior Spare tire plywood cover $5-10 http://tinyurl.com/lwopfet
    24 Interior Carpet replacement $10-50 http://tinyurl.com/lvu2r98
    1988 Chevy Sprint Turbo 997cc

  • #2
    wow! thanks ^
    My Fuel Log



    See post #10 for my tips on fuel economy

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    • #3
      Very cool, thx too!
      90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
      09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

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      • #4
        Awesome! I definitely saved this in a safe location
        Barbie Car - '90 L-plus_2nd Gen SOHC B6+rear turbo @ 8 psi
        Festycul - '9? 5spd_full roll cage, completely gutted, hydro g-series, B6T @ 15psi, rocketchip ecu,Willwood master cylinder, Mit. Galant VR-4 rotors, Hawk racing pads, capri knuckles, 323 LCA's, BrideLow Max seats, 5pt. harness, lexan windows, fuel cell, aluminum radiator, 323 coilovers
        Elvis - '93 L 5spd_B3+T build in progress
        WhiteGirl - '93 GL Immaculate shape, deciding what to build with it?

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        • #5
          Awesome thread! Sticky or death to the mods
          -90 festiva - bp swap "relentless" (thanks matt) aspire swap, pacesetter, underdrive pulley
          -90 festiva - surf blue (undetermined destiny) wanna keep but wifey says noooooooo

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          • #6
            Great Post! I saved it. Feedback time!!
            If it don't fit, use a bigger hammer!


            '93 Green L - ' Tiva

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone. Much appreciated!
              1988 Chevy Sprint Turbo 997cc

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              • #8
                home depo racing FTW!!!


                Mike, AKA the sasquatch
                1990 LX, bp+T/g25mr, 9psi dynoed at 194HP, turbonetics t3/to4e 57trim, haltech E6X standalone, 550cc injectors, turbosmart wastegate, synapse BOV, walbro 255 fuel pump, aeromotive FPR, AEM wideband, 3 inch exhaust, huge FMIC, 9LB flywheel, 6 puck clutch and way more parts that im forgetting i installed lol...

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                • #9
                  Also painting brake calipers, and drums.

                  Anywhere $5-$10 for a can.

                  Plan on doing that myself sometime.
                  1991 Ford Festiva BP (Full Aspire/Rio Swap) (337k Miles) (Around 95k Engine)
                  2002 Chevy Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L DOHC Ecotec (Threw a Rod)
                  1998 Chevy Monte Carlo LS 3.1 V6 (225k miles) Best MPG = 28

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                  • #10
                    Muratic Acid for dipping small brackets etc...
                    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=29991
                    https://store.valleyacehardware.com/...ineline=010302
                    Some people like to read fiction,I prefer to read repair manuals. Weird I know-
                    Henry Ford: "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"
                    Fuseable Link Distribution Block repair link

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