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Old 05-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #41
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i just re-checked the video too, i had major leaks next-to-everywhere.
artech manifold cracked on 3 spots because it wasen't even decked properly, and,predictably(?),my turbo-to-manifold bolts stretched and destroyed my gasket.


i decked everything and now i can hold boost way more efficiently,i had pretty hard time been steady last summer. now the car feels way quicker at 13 psi than 18 last summer.

cant wait to have a real tune. i really need a set of wheels and a quick tune.
i'm so relef that my car is finally painted that i dont even think i'll buff it this summer.i just want to drive it hard, get sunburns, park it , and take pics,that's it!!

please forgive the typos, i don't use english too often these days
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Why paint it if you arent going to buff it? I understand the whole driving it and not caring about how it looks (Look at my car, for reference LOL). But you could be damn certain if i took the time and money and painted my car that I'd buff it asap.

Otherwise rage that ----!
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i'll buff it to remove dust/imperfection for sure, but i'm talking about the all-out wetsanding and buffing etc etc.i'll do, but probably not for now.

i spent about 6 month on the car working on it part time(remember, i have a part time job plus going to school) so i spent about 10h a week on it max

now that i spent more time building/restoring it, i'm on the edge of hating the car with all the problems i encountered dusing that period,mainly because i didin't drive it enough to appreciate all the stuff i did.

now i just hope the paint job i did is decent and i'll simply buff it a bit and then drive it all summer hoping not to open the hood once before long.

more pics tomorow,as the car will be back home.
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Good deal man, I'm sure a good portion of this forum knows the whole "hating the car because of working on it too much" thing. I felt that way when i had the motor out of the car working on it, then the hardtop took a crash onto the floor cracking it in a few places really good. I'm over it now with the motor back in the car, and almost ready to drive. As long as the motor lasts a little while I'll be happy .

Get more pics once its back on the road, and definitely videos!
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i'm kinda scared to post pics, i'm far from a track ready monster like 90% of the ppl here.

i'm still rocking some oem mx-3 wheels since i over blown my budget with the bodyworks.un-matched tires, and oem brakes makes me a laughable matter here.
the car is a daily that i promptly beat each day, i'm not track oriented so my choices are way different.as i said, after fubar-ing my engine last summer, i didin't drive or almost last season.
this year, all i want is boost/park/pics.

next day or 2 is the re-assembling of the car, i removed almost all plastic/trim/weatherstrips/seal on the car, and half of them cracked mainly due to their 20+years old deterioration.
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I really like the blue you chose. Car looks great.

Did you get the Spraymax color cans custom mixed? I've used their clear and it's amazing, but hadn't researched the color options.
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yup, using waterbase for the car, i really wanted to use the exact same stuff on my ''interrior''(no idea how to say it in english)
a can hold only 4 onz of paint, at 23-24 $ a can, better be doing something important.
based on the brand you use, i like dupont best, it covers SO much, it's just crazy,i heard it's harder to color-match dupont product, but i'm not doing this as a living, it's my first attemp painting something since i finish school last march.




i looked long for a blue that wasen't ''purple-ish''or a greenish one. this one is clearely royal blue pearl,i like it a lot, and it's beautifull as is, not too much metalic, enough ''in your face'' under sun/high lights.

plus since i painted the rollbar bright silver, i'M really eager to see this thing under sun!

i cant afford some nice wheels, but it's the next thing on my student-poor list.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #48
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baby's back home

there is no rubber/seals/weatherstrip and accessories on.
i still need to install turn signal intakes and clear side marker.

it's raining hard, so pics under the sun are gonna wait

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Woot! My vote won!
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nice car men, looking forward to rip it at the track with you this summer.
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first pic undersun.
color is sick, paint is a great success, but the clear is so rougher than i tought. i'll start wetsanding this week.
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I'm digging the color much more now that it's outside! With a front lip and wheels that thing will be lookin top notch.
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i'm ordering a no name front lip via e-bay, and i'm most defenetly in need of some nice wheels,whatever they'd be
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thanks for the kind words,once sanded and buffed, it should be even more epic:P
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A blue car with black wheels is just the sexiest thing i'v ever seen. I am a huge fan of that paint scheme, your car looks great kaboshe! I hope you get black wheels! Will look sick
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I found a hella good deal on wheels, kab.
check those out, they are just plain sexy gorgeous.

http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-autos-et...AdIdZ376640998
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tempting, but i dont have 500$ laying around,paint costed me a shitload and i'm on a budget.

if i can sell my wheel/tires, maybe i'll get them pretty soon
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