I get excited when proper maintenance is done. Nice work!
Comforting knowing that it's taken care of, but also that I don't have to worry about that PITA for another 7-years.
I have also updated my modification and goals list, and included a overall vision segment:
Both my R/T and 2002 Special never got anywhere close to complete. I had a vision for both, but progress was slow, and I never saw it through before both cars were gone.
I am committed to finishing my ideas on my 2004. I took a different approach this time, however. Instead of jumping between exterior and interior modifications, I have dedicated myself solely to the interior modifications. When done, I will then move on and finish the exterior modifications without having to worry about the interior.
My goals for both is taking a car I believe was 90% finished from the factory, and completing it all the way. This involves a two-tone interior that has not been done before in an LH, and uping the exterior to a more aggressive - but refined - look.
The exterior modifications will be notably easier; they just involve more money. While the interior modifications have been comparatively cheaper, they have taken a lot more time (hunting down sets of parts being one problem, another being the rarity of some of them as well).
This car at the beginning of 2013 will be stored away for all but the prettiest of days. As a result, my goal is to get the interior done and then start working on the exterior to coincide with the first "nice day".
Thanks for viewing!
2004 300M Special: 69k at time of purchase, 1 prior owner.
Options: standard Special options with SRS seats and the optional 18's (only optional in 03/04)
300M 1999: black sun visor inserts
LH 99-11: Infinity window grilles
300M 2001: chrome shifter
LH 2001: chrome switches
LH 2001: dark slate door locks with the red triangle
300M 01-04: California wood dash pieces and steering wheel
LH 01-04: dark slate shifter bezel, cup holders, console lid, and rear vents.
LH 01-04: dark slate door trim (dash, front/rear foot pieces, B-pillar, and bottom C-pillar)
300M 2002: Pro-am seats - added light taupe rear cup holder and seat belts.
Painted oh sh!t handles
Interior - Future Plans:
Paint top A/B/C pillars black
Wrap headliner in black suede
Replace bottom plastic dash trim with earlier models' version
Steering wheel modifications
Front and rear courtesy lights (just want the lens, undecided on the functionality)
Removed 'Chrysler' font from rear
Exterior - Future Plans:
Spoiler depot spoiler
20'' SRT design wheels
35% tint all-around
Something with the grille; undecided
Paint calipers red
Head unit: Pioneer DEH-P7400HD
Mono amp: Hifonics HFi1500D
4-Channel amp: 99 LHS 360W
Front speakers: stock LH door speakers
Rear speakers: Infinity Kappa 639.9i 3-way 6x9s
Subs: dual 12'' Alpine Type-Es
Audio - Future Plans:
Sound deaden entire interior
Replace factory amp with Alpine PDX-F4
Replace factory front speakers with Infinity Kappa 609CS components
Maintenance - Needed & Done
OEM crankshaft and camshaft sensor replacements (starting issues; fixed them)
Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, harmonic balancer, s-belt/v-belts (and pulleys), radiator hoses (all part of 100k/7-year maintenance)
Maintenance - Proactive Planning
Car's oil changed at 75k with mixed blend; will change at 3k and move to full synthetic
Replacing radiator and coolant tank (nothing broken, but both have gone out on my old LHs; have no desire to be stranded on a highway)