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#81 kev

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

Just picked them up!  I知 very impressed now that I see them in person!   I知 not at all concerned about the orange peel now that I see them in the sunlight.   There are a few places along the rim where you can still see minor pitting...of which they warned me might still be there when I dropped them off.  They didn稚 want to remove too much material.   There is one ever so slight ding in one of the rears that had the most curb rash...again what they warned me might still show from the start.

All and all, I知 very pleased!   $607.98 for the refurbishment and $96.00 for the mount and balance.  They honored the 20% coupon for both!

Photos to follow

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:36 PM

That's similar price to what I paid.  Now, delete that price before Tom sees it ...lol!  Glad you're happy.  Can't wait to see the pics.
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1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Too late!
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20 over forged pistons
Stock injection system

My restoration project: The Missouri Project

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

Some photos of before and after.  I have to get some better 'after' shots, these were just taken quickly when I tossed them in the truck upon pick-up.

Before:

This rear was in the worst condition, by far:

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The other rear was in pretty good shape to start:

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The fronts:  I bought these used and they appeared to have had some work done to them prior.  Obviously polished and painted but I could tell that someone fixed some previous curb rash.  This was the reason why the Hub Cap Store didn't want to quote the work.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:46 AM

After:

I can't even tell which front was which anymore.  

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Some pics of the defects that I saw.  There are a few more areas like this on the wheels in general.  I know I saw one very little dent on the outer edge of the one wheel but when I went back to take a photo of it, I couldn't find it!  It is that minor.

Pitting:

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Clear defects:

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Looks like some overspray from the grey paint:

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More pitting on that rear wheel (wheel #1 in the photos from the last post):

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I'll have to snap a few more pics this week after I wash them off, clean the tires, etc.   One thing I noticed right away was that the rim around the center-cap was painted.  I can understand why, it looks difficult to mask off.  I don't really mind because I'm using a polished aluminum center-cap (bought from Mark V, StarQuestRims, years back).

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

They came out nice kev, real nice.  How close to finishing the car are you at this point?  

It's so refreshing to log on here every now and then and see people still trying to restore these cars.  My fear is if we don't the market will totally dry up and then it'll be really difficult to keep the few decent ones around on the road ....
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

View Posttechboy, on 23 January 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:

They came out nice kev, real nice.  How close to finishing the car are you at this point?  

Thanks!  The car is coming along good.  I'll have to update my resto thread in the near future so I don't clog up this thread.  

View Posttsi_tom, on 22 January 2018 - 08:01 PM, said:

Too late!

Sorry.  If it helps, I do think yours came out better despite the flaws you posted.   I think the biggest criticism from the Bath, PA company is the tire installation (I believe that is the source of the red stuff shown in your photos).

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

Thanks Kev for the before and after pictures.
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20 over forged pistons
Stock injection system

My restoration project: The Missouri Project

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

Found this on Craigslist today: https://allentown.cr...6478161130.html
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:05 PM

I got my wheels out today and washed them.  This picture is before washing them.  I haven't touched them since I had them refinished at Wheel Collision Center because I believe they have a polishing compound on them and I wanted wash that off.

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I took each wheel and washed them and then set them against the garage to dry.  Then I took each one and dried them. As I finished the last one I looked back and noticed that weights fell off.  Wheel Collision Center mounted and balanced these tires on rims they refinished.

The bad thing is that I don't know which rim they fell off of. Now each rim needs to go and be checked

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Engine
20 over forged pistons
Stock injection system

My restoration project: The Missouri Project




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