Corey Maurers LS1 S2k build (Updated 6/25)


#61

As soon as you build a car worth posting about…

Got some time off from work and got the motor test fit… after some tweaking (measured the passenger side measurement on the driver side and vice versa for the mounts) and some rewelding… its in and I can keep my crossmember as is!

Start the update with the sad life of a neglected S2000… been on the road seemingly non stop for months car has sat in my sisters dusty garage…

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10170954_10152140562047639_1590521128168812760_n_zps236aa511.jpg

Pushed her outside…

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10308167_10152147237642639_5083618534202530221_n_zpsfc293df0.jpg

and began the healing process

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10173631_10152147269607639_1839603691530362340_n_zps5cb05fc8.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10150786_10152147270317639_2031091051172749572_n_zps3bb86fcc.jpg

Then began to ready the motor
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10277166_10152143444552639_6468118961458277709_n_zps41e39e85.jpg

Got the motor and car back in my garage finally!
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/1010870_10152148668887639_2578187528004533817_n_zps5aeb6c7c.jpg

INitial test fit

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10294506_10152150188622639_3591149834241876053_n_zps3a24e09d.jpg

extended steering, alternator clearance
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10314604_10152151016262639_2010004046631715795_n_zpsd0b2a8b3.jpg

Car will have all SS allen bolts throughout the motor
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10303382_10152150507297639_3461292473198391451_n_zps76f5239b.jpg

Put back together for picture sake… in love.
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/1549451_713193048737873_3037867051232471622_n_zps6fdf7d80.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10291079_713193002071211_652930196245834530_n_zps5ecd75b2.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/1507047_713193015404543_6047240865614369476_n_zps0c8bf916.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/10155153_10152151327402639_7746111192584650199_n_zps033de199.jpg

Over the weekend we will be designing custom valve covers (raised three inches with LS2k (in LSX font) raised lettering on them, should be a killer touch! May be awhile before I can update again but progress will become quicker and quicker now as work is slowing down toward summer!!


#62

More work being done and posted pictures brings this song to my mind lol

      • Updated - - -

BTW is that the shine front bumper?
How do you like it
How was fitment


#63

any way to shave the intake down? Looks awesome though!


#64

LMAO, yes it is Shine bumper, fitment out of the box was great, we tweaked it a LITTLE but not much at all, I love the bumper…

      • Updated - - -

Nothing im concerend with… will come up with something cool for the hood


#65

That bumper would be on mine if I thought I could get away with not installing rear over fenders and side skirts.

Can you provide specs on the rims and tires. Did you have to roll the front and cut the rear?


#66

s2000 Stingray? LOL [ATTACH=CONFIG]32537[/ATTACH]


#67

My builds actually ran, they didn’t just sit in my sisters garage. Whens the last time this car had a running motor? 4 years ago?


#68

Looking good Corey keep at it bro.


#69

great fucking build post more pics, also seeing this just motivate me more towards building my s2k so im ordering parts for it as i type this


#70

Just do itbs and get rid of that ugly manifold


#71

Good god this is awesome keep the pics coming man!


#72

Been pretty busy, got a few things accomplished… going to be trying to finish the metal work in the bay this upcoming Monday-Wednesday!

Decided to redesign the cooling plate a bit, originally I was going to use these spos for hood pins but I just dont like how they stick out…

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE right AFTER left

since I have modlded the cooling plate/front bumper mount together, these mounts are useless, so I am going to end up shaving them into the frame rails so everything is flat!
BEFORE

AFTER grinding the ridges flat, will come back to these later to finish them off, then remove the bolts and weld up those holes as well!

got my Import Muscle inner and outer tie rods in!

As well as sway bar relocation

Then finally got around to working on finishing out the firewall…

All cut out

First piece in before I ran out of metal! boooooooooo

Squaring out the frame rails good and flat with this panel, little filler as possible here

Then it was off to the water jet to design and cut some parts for the build!
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/102_zps4e08a29c.jpg

after being cut in the raw
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/111_zpsb187b1f6.jpg

After finishing
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/110_zps035a62fa.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/109_zpse2c59694.jpg

Installed
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/116_zps24ae61c4.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/118_zps01e5b277.jpg

Thats it for the time being, more updates early/mid next week!


#73

Much cleaner :tup:


#74

More Progress… Metal fab is finally done… now to get everything fully welded and ground!

Firewall work
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/010_zps7995a120.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/013_zpsa6294b7a.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/021_zps9b90cacb.jpg

Finally capped the corners

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/027_zps03136578.jpg

Started the driver side
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/027_zps03136578.jpg

All tacked
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/034_zpsd7d59f6d.jpg

Mostly in and welded!
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/041_zps5e4cfb86.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/042_zps3067f85e.jpg


#75

Are you painting the engine bay?


#76

Yessir, same color as the car


#77

Impressive.


#78

Thanks bud!

Small updates, dropped the motor back in one last time to make sure I like where everything sits… love it.

Shot of how the cooling plate is going to look, custom tucked radiator will mate right up to this and the fittings will be on the front, a custom shroud will also be made!

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/008_zpscd2edf62.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/010_zps14a78fcb.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/013_zpsd7295aa8.jpg

And after the first layer of all metal filler, off to a great start!
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/022_zps1bfe4c63.jpg

ALSO, ordered some 140 V3 stainless washers from downstar as well as top to bottom SS Allen bolts for the entire motor, -16 black nylon braided hosing for radiator lines and polished AN fittings!


#79

Alright, got a good amount done and got some new parts

All I have layed down for filler is one layer of All Metal filler to seal all my welds 100 percent just in case!

Start with some mount weld pics… fully welded to the frame AND to the panels I used to fully smooth them
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/010_zpsc7cee637.jpg

Bodywork pics one layer of all metal roughed in with 36 grit

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/009_zpsc0f2a8f8.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/007_zpscd07c565.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/026_zps327d7afb.jpg
Then it was off to the body shop…

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/028_zpsbbc7620a.jpg

And after a coat of etch primer, and 3 coats of 2k… bodywork will be minimal!

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/010_zps602b03fc.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/009_zps008c5944.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/011_zps60c0fee2.jpg

Also got some fab done, welded on my -16 fittings for radiator and water pumps, -4 for steam vent to water pump, 2 -8s in the valley cover for catch can lines, and brackets for the “floating radiator”

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/013_zpsa3801993.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/015_zps729c7528.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/017_zps0b2cc724.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/020_zpscc7a150a.jpg

Also ordered top to bottom stainless steel hardware for the motor (waiting on Downstar V3 hardware for it all…

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/023_zps1ed1491b.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/040_zps996a1acd.jpg

And my big shiny radiator hose ends showed up :slight_smile:
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u367/cmaurer87/001_zpsc799211f.jpg


#80

I really need to learn how to weld.