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#1 cheesey

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:34 PM

first day I got it approximately a year ago.
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Found out it had a cracked head
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New Non jet valve head and arp studs
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Got rid of all the emissions stuff.
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Did 5 speed swap.
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Made my own intercooler pipes out of free S.S from work
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#2 cheesey

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:34 PM

Ran around like this all summer long.
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Decided to fix air dam p.o attempted but with the wrong type of epoxy I think I used 3m automix for flexible plastics
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Fog Light things were really rusty got some new ones from gribbs
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Repainted bumber support not too far gone from being replaced car was in quite a few accidents or one good one. lol

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Some problem areas I need to fix this winter hoping to get painted in the spring.
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Found out through this little bondo job rear qrt was replaced
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Couple LBS of dirt behind side wing

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Started wet sanding old re spray off because of peeling clear coat.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

Nice work what color red you plan on painting it.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:28 PM

I haven't figured that out yet. I was thinking of painting it something other than red. There are sooo many red ones. But I know that means pulling the motor sometime which I'm up in the air about. I was thinking of yellow blaze tri coat metallic. But it may be a gazillion dollars just in paint. I did like the deep red that it was so maybe i'd go with a candy apple red.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:43 PM

Just make it the Best red one around.
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Posted 21 December 2014 - 07:20 AM

View Postmbruneaux, on 20 December 2014 - 09:43 PM, said:

Just make it the Best red one around.
Not with convette around haha. you could always repaint the engine bay later right?
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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:40 AM

View Posttankbob, on 21 December 2014 - 07:20 AM, said:


Not with convette around haha. you could always repaint the engine bay later right?
Didn't take long for convette to creep into the tread. Ha ha ha. My buddies is red as well and I kind of want something different than red. I could always respray engine bay later I'm sure it would  bug the bejesus out of me though for a while having a Ronald McDonald car.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:18 AM

nice,  I thought about changing mine to something other than white myself.  I really liked the silver i had on my wrx.  But I am not sure if that will happen.  I dont mind white too much.  My engine bay had been painted silver anyway. :)
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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:49 AM

View Postdukaine, on 21 December 2014 - 10:18 AM, said:

nice,  I thought about changing mine to something other than white myself.  I really liked the silver i had on my wrx.  But I am not sure if that will happen.  I dont mind white too much.  My engine bay had been painted silver anyway. :)

There is Land Rover's  "Chawton White", it's white but looks richer and deeper.  Pictures don't do it justice.  $.02
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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:06 PM

Nice work so far!
I agree, there are already plenty of red SQs out there. How about green? I only know of one other :)
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

How about primer grey? ;) hahaha

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

View Postspeedyquest, on 06 January 2015 - 05:03 PM, said:

How about primer grey? ;) hahaha
Hey then it would match the hood! :) I'm thinking I'm going to go with school bus yellow from the newer mustangs. Not too bright but not too dull either. I got most of it stripped down. Needs a little more sanding and bodywork. Been too cold lately so I haven't touched it since Saturday. I'm getting the shakes.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Agreed there are a lot red ones.  I went from yellow to blue and removed parts of the interior. The yellow that showed through was irritating.  I ended up having it painted black on the inside.
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:49 PM

I think I have my color picked. Let's just say I'm going banana mode. Not OEM banana though.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

Yea? Thats cool dude, there arn't many banana's running around at all. When do you plan on doing that?

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

I think so I spent my one day off milling it over. It was down between rally red metallic from an evo and chrome yellow from a mustang. Came down to too many red ones out there, and I've had a red car before. It's kind of funny that it started life as a rio red auto and will die a manual yellow car. It's not a pure car by any means so ohh well to numbers matching. The engine bay will still be red just due to the fact I want to drive it this spring and limited space in my garage. Maybe it will be next winter's project. It's going off to the body shop as soon as I have time to get it there.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:34 PM

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Well haven't done much lately. Been working a ton at work. 24 out of 25 days most of them 12hr shifts. But my first day off my friend helped me get it over to the body shop. So I'm hoping in a couple weeks to have updates. Hopefully he can work some magic and make it look nice again.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

So whats the news? Is this sucker painted yet?

P.S Yea I know its been one day ; )

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:03 PM

View Postspeedyquest, on 16 February 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

So whats the news? Is this sucker painted yet?

P.S Yea I know its been one day ; )
Close but not quite. He has his work cut out for him.




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