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So I picked up this 04 Spec a little while back. She’s def seen better days, been sitting in a semi yard for a couple years now totally untouched. I picked her up for less than a grand. I started by gutting the whole interior! This guy must’ve really pissed someone off cause someone took a whole jug of oil and poured it all over the interior! I sourced the lava interior out of a couple boneyards in Nebraska and Iowa. The back seat is in pristine condition but the fronts aren’t as great as I’d like them to be, door panels are pretty good! I know a lot of y’all hate that interior but I dig it! I sprayed all the trim black and replaced the headliner with black fabric. The whole front suspension has been replaced, control arms, CV’s, tie rods, rack, hubs, sway bar links, the struts were replaced with Megan EZII coil overs, all fluids were flushed and replaced. Did the 00-02 front end swap and headed her off to paint today! Been lookin for a JDM engine to swap, she’s got 168k but def wasn’t taken care of so I’d like to make sure it’s solid before I turbo it, maybe rebuild the MT. Has a nismo CAI but it’s dry rotted to shit, so I modded it to a short ram, cause I live in CO where it rains and snows, but I’ll eventually replace it with a different intake since I can’t seem to find the nismo. I got big plans for her when she comes back from paint! Thought about leaving her busted on the outside and makin a sleeper out of her but she needed just a little too much to leave her be! I’ll probably drive around on this engine for a while since compression is ok, but the seals I know are trash after sitting for so long! I don’t have a ton of pics, wish I would’ve been better about doing progression photos but I was too focused on getting things done!