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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
    2 Suspension Control arm brace $5-10
    3 Suspension Rear strut bar $20-30
    4 Suspension Lower rear seat brace $5-10
    5 Engine Cleaning your electrical grounds $5-10
    6 Engine Painting the valve cover $5-10
    7 Engine Ported/drilled factory airbox $5 N/A
    8 Engine Airbox cold air feed pipe $10-20
    9 Engine Oil catch can $10-20
    10 Engine Radiator cooling plate $5-10
    11 Transmission Bronze flange shifter bushings $5-20
    12 Exterior Painted steel wheels $10-20
    13 Exterior Decal/emblem/sticker removal $10-20
    14 Exterior Bumper lips $5-10
    15 Interior Insulating the trunk area $20-40
    16 Interior Insulating the cabin $50-200
    17 Interior Insulating the wheel wells $15-30
    18 Interior Insulating the doors $10-20
    19 Interior Insulating the fender wells $15-30
    20 Interior Insulating the roof $20-40
    21 Interior Insulating the rear quarter panels $20-40
    22 Interior Insulating the weatherstripping $20-30
    23 Interior Spare tire plywood cover $5-10
    24 Interior Carpet replacement $10-50
    1988 Chevy Sprint Turbo 997cc

  • #2
    wow! thanks ^
    My Fuel Log

    See post #10 for my tips on fuel economy


    • #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!

      You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality--Ayn Rand

      Disaster preparedness

      Tragedy and Drudge Report.....Founding

      Think for yourself.....question all everything you think you know. Red-pill yourself!


      • #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?


        • #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


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

            '93 Green L - ' Tiva


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


              • #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...


                • #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


                  • #10
                    Muratic Acid for dipping small brackets etc...
                    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