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Old 03-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #331
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Wow, that looks terrific Shaun! Keep up the good work!

(And keep up using a regular camera. No one is impressed by your hipster shit. )
Thanks Malcolm . Yes... that's definitely the end of my "hipster" phase


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Awesome cage! Great work love the red eh
Thanks! The rest will get painted red as well, then I'll probably roll the interior black. Good times ahead!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #332
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:o all red? You should wait until christmas and use it to decorate your house
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #333
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Thanks Malcolm . Yes... that's definitely the end of my "hipster" phase




Thanks! The rest will get painted red as well, then I'll probably roll the interior black. Good times ahead!
Maybe the end of your hipster phase but not the end of your ricer phase.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #334
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... says the guy with green wheels

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #335
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Got more work last night, but didn't take any pics (forgot the camera... AGAIN!).

All my gussets are done other than the passenger side X-brace "taco" gussets. Tomorrow we're going to mould a roof off of my sister's 318, and start getting the car ready for paint

I decided to go with the John Deere Blitz Black... There's a guy who did it here, and it turned out awesome:

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/john...-31993-23.html
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #336
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Today was productive!

Jamie came over and we used my sister's car as a mould to lay up the fibreglass roof panel I'll be putting in the car. Should weigh no more than 3-4lbs (compared to ~10-15lbs for the stock panel including the sunroof frame).


Oh and the last pic is a preview of the other work I got done today (better pics will come tomorrow).
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:00 PM   #337
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cant wait for the weigh in on this beast - good job fella's
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #338
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So did you ASK your sister before you did this?
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #339
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Ummm... Yes?

Lol I helped finance her car and part of the agreement was that I could scavenge and replace a few parts and do stuff like this
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #340
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As promised, here are the better pics!

So yesterday I got the cage mostly painted, then put the last few coats on today. After that, I started painting the interior - these pics are only with the first coat. Very excited for how it's going to look!
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #341
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some moar:
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #342
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In between family stuff this weekend, I was able to get a bit more work done:

I pretty much finished the interior paint - just have the trunk left to do. I think I'm going to just tape it off an spray it - rolling/brushing takes FOREVER.

I also got the roof cut to size and installed some stiffening braces. Just waiting for the adhesive to dry, then the interior will be painted white and it will be fastened to the car. Total weight of the new roof is 9lbs (the old one was ~26lbs).

The last thing I did tonight was slot/redrill my strut towers for extra camber/caster. Hoping for capability of around 5deg. of negative camber now
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:43 AM   #343
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #344
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #345
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Nice painting progress! Keep it up!
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