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  • Birthday 10/16/1977

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  1. Looks like a pretty decent car. Just check underneath ... the frame rails for rust for sure. The passenger side was the one that was notorious for rusting out ... along with wheels well and rocker panels. Doesn't look have bad in pictures - would be a great candidate for a swap or stock restore. Good luck.
  2. Picked up the new copy of the rear graphic. It's hard to see but it's laying on the table in front of my old hatch. Measured and marked everything out. Ran a credit card over it a few times to make sure we had good adhesion. I increased the gap between the "N" in Starion and the "E" in ESIR b/c I felt like on my old hatch the graphic kinda all ran together and looked like one long word. I like the spacing better this time around.
  3. Getting closer. I was able to get the hatch installed tonight with help of my wife. Just need to wrap up a few odds and ends. A little hard to see the "TURBO" in this light, but it'll look good - I promise. I contacted the graphics company that made my rear graphic back in '16, luckily they still had the graphic on file so I'll picking that up tomorrow.
  4. Yeah, the shop that painted my car back in 2016 is one of the best in area. They came to me highly recommended. They have painted parts of my Eclipse, accessories for my FJ, repaired a few of wife's vehicles after hitting deer, and work to my friends Supra. I've been using them for years. As a thank you for doing such awesome work I actually gave the owner a full size poster of my car that they framed and have hanging in their office. Pretty cool. Unfortunately the owner is retiring and the shop is currently for sale so this might be the last job they ever do for me. Sucks cuz I have a VR4 that's gonna need paint after I'm done restoring it. Maybe time to learn to do it myself ... ???
  5. One week turn around - not too bad at all. Now I just gotta get it on the car.
  6. I was not aware. I will have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up.
  7. Well, BKB94 hooked me and came through with the hatch he offered up. We're gonna trade, but he was kind enough to give me his ahead of time so I could have it painted, and then take my off and take it back over to him. There's gap of about a month in this thread b/c it took me that long to have a minute to get over to his place and pick it up. Time to get to work. This is my 3rd spoiler removal in about a month. I'm getting pretty good at this. Took me about an hour to get this off. Anybody on here ever buy a red 87 from this place in Allentown PA ... LOL! Cleaned up as best I could to make it easy for paint. Hey look!, this hatch all the necessary bolt holes!! Dropped it off at paint shop yesterday - same place that painted my car initially. They said they would be calling soon ... stay tuned.
  8. Pretty sure that car was owned by a member here. I'm 99% sure those are my tail lights on that car. I traded him for the Euros on my car now b/c he wanted to make it all original. I remember him saying he got the car in Connenticut which the ad mentions.
  9. Hey Tux ... I had my SHPs redone at Hubcap Masters. I forget the total price but it was around 1000 for all 4. Repairs, refinished, and painted. I had mine done at the Allentown PA location, but I'm pretty sure they have an Easton PA location which is closer to Jersey. I'd direct you to my build thread at this point, but those posts are lost.
  10. Lol ... I teach CAD for a living. Onshape is pretty powerful cloud-based free software package that has a lot of tutorial support on YouTube.
  11. I bought one too back when they were being offered. I never installed it and I have since got into 3D printing. I might be able to mic it out and create my own file for these if the original seller doesn't resurface.
  12. I'm intrigued by this as well. My hatch light has never worked. I wish it would come on.
  13. Really ... ??? I like that idea since your about 20 minutes away. Do you know what year car it came off?
  14. So I have a little bit of a dilemma with this hatch project I need to run by you guys and get some input. My suspicions that this hatch was from a non-spoiler car have been confirmed after closer look. It must be off of an early flatbody car. In cars with a spoiler there are 8 holes that hold the spoiler to the car, along with some adhesive. This only has three. There are 5 holes that need to be drilled. The solution seems easy, drill the rest of the holes using the template I made. But here's the problem - the glass. The holes in the glass from the factory are not present in this early model hatch. So I can drill through the hatch no problem but can't access the holes due to the glass on the underside. I need to drill through the glass too - which normally wouldn't be a problem either. But this is tempered glass and everything I'm reading online says you can't drill through tempered glass b/c it just shatters. The way I see it, I have a few options: Abandon project, leave on my current hatch and wait until I find another hatch that is time period correct and will have the factory holes in the glass. Get the appropriate sized glass bits and try to drill through it anyway and see what happens. If it breaks, I got the hatch for cheap. Proceed anyway - send the hatch to paint and just mount my spoiler on with the 3 holes that are there and adhesive tape and call it a day. Buy some color match spray-paint online and paint the hatch myself (much cheaper) and put my spoiler on as a temporary solution until I find another TURBO hatch and swap later. There are 4 hatch bolt holes missing and a 5th hole for the 3rd brake light wiring. Anyone ever drill through tempered glass before?
  15. That's a really good idea. Didn't think of that. I bet it would help.
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