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    Thread: Project fox: The progress continues

    1. Member oRANGEJULIUS's Avatar
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      09-18-2006 08:16 PM #1
      Ill keep this open to future posts, verses scattering stuff about this project all about the board.

      Thank you sausagemit! Got the handles, painted them up and installed. Word of caution to those thinking about these handles, the quality is very low, and the fitment is horrible. This is by far the most “rice” thing I have on my car, in a literal sense. Only do it if you must have the look. I had to drill another hole in the car to fasten the handle (the hole opposite the mechanism is almost 1” off). I also had to make the hole on the mechanism side oblong for it to line up properly. On top of that it took a couple tries to get the striker at a nice feel.

      I installed a 13.5” Grant GT wheel. Do yourself a favor, if you ever put a wheel in, get the proper euro adapter. I have the standard one, and my wheel is about 1.5” from the instrument cluster. Its not to bad (if your hand fits), but if I get annoyed ill have to fab up a 3 in or so spacer between the adapter and the wheel.

      Repainted the hood, removed the silver striped segments on the sides, and went with a semi gloss black instead of flat, looks cleaner IMO

      Yep, no more grabber green, sprayed over some engine parts with a translucent metallic blue.
      (and yes, my washer fluid reservoir is a water bottle with a Buick washer pump inside ).

      Progress with continue as time allows…

      Thanks for checking it out.


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      09-18-2006 11:03 PM #2
      WOW in referrence to the doorhandles!!! very different and nicely done.
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      09-19-2006 02:57 AM #3
      Nice work as allways OJ.

      And whey protien bottles make better washer fluid reservoirs but it would be kinda tricky mounting one in a fox seeing as how you can't mount it vertically like you can in a few other cars. The trick is to be able to get your hand on the inside of the res and use brass fittings rather than silicone.

      And what happend to your old washer fluid reservoir? Becuase I have one for sale!! Just kidding, mine has a hole in it and I have no idea how it got there.

      And sounds like the front door handles were even more of a pain in the ass than the rear ones.


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      09-24-2006 03:07 PM #4
      Not one thing on that car appeals to my taste, but way to go for tricking out your car as you see fit and doing the work yourself.

    5. 09-24-2006 07:35 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »
      Not one thing on that car appeals to my taste, but way to go for tricking out your car as you see fit and doing the work yourself.

      agreed. nice handy work. well done.

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      09-25-2006 12:42 AM #6
      on my way to work i awalys pass this rabbit thats been rusting away in this guys yard for years, finaly stoped and talked him into selling his hubcaps (real nice condition) look like these and his roof rack for next to nothing, i may just sell the rack (bolt on chrome luggage style) but the caps will make it to the fox, more of the look i want vs. the "tuner" style rims i have...

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      09-25-2006 12:43 AM #7
      Take a pic of the roof rack, I may want it.
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      09-25-2006 12:46 AM #8
      will do, picking the stuff up sat. if you do want it ill let it go cheap like $25...

      I also have a stripe somthing like this in the works but with my fox logo in the back of it




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      09-25-2006 01:03 AM #9
      Those hubcaps are sweet.

      And if efritsch doesn't want the rack I may. I've been looking for a cheap improvised ski rack for the past week.


    10. 09-25-2006 01:18 AM #10
      lower it,tint the headlights and that thing will be bioching. the blue engine work looks world better than the green

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      09-25-2006 01:40 AM #11
      thanks, plan on lowering it, just not sure what way i want to go about doing it quite yet, probly use spacers and bring the wheels out a little as well.. here is a quick and crappy PS of how its going to turn out:


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      09-25-2006 11:58 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      thanks, plan on lowering it, just not sure what way i want to go about doing it quite yet, probly use spacers and bring the wheels out a little as well.. here is a quick and crappy PS of how its going to turn out:

      Looks nice but good luck actually getting that low.

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      09-25-2006 11:21 PM #13
      just a rendering, i dont think i will be able to tuck a 13" wheel like that with out some major work.(who knows i may be enough to try it.. but I may just drop the front so I have less than an 1" gap and call it a day. I likew how the rake looks, dont see it to often...

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      09-27-2006 10:12 AM #14
      Made some progress this week. Took off the side molding, came off easy. Welded metal in to cover the holes. I did not have a MIG (its at the shop), so I used an old stick welder I had at my apartment, it really distorted the panels, so I had a lot of body work to do. The stripe: I ordered the design that my GF’s mom made, placed it on the car and painted over it with a matte finish somewhat textured black paint (something like the painted graphics of the 70’s) then removed the decal. All in all its coming out nice. I still have to finish up to body work, glaze prime and paint.




      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 7:13 AM 9-27-2006


    15. 09-27-2006 12:28 PM #15

      You rock... you're getting close!!! Drp it, put on some vintage 13's, and get rid of the red stripe on the bumper!!


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      09-27-2006 01:13 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      so I used an old stick welder I had at my apartment, it really distorted the panels,

      I've used wet rags and and magnets to help minimize this. Not the best, but it helps some.


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      09-27-2006 10:00 PM #17
      Great work! Props for doing lots of custom work where many others stop. I like the fat stripes down the length of the car.
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    18. 09-27-2006 11:58 PM #18
      Man ! that thing is Really coming along! Are you going to Foxstock?? can you at least bring it to Carlisle friday night and meet some foxers around 10 -10:30 I should be sitting at the Petro, or the Mc'D's in my Red Wagen

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      09-28-2006 02:44 PM #19
      Thanks!!

      i would like to ride up for foxstock, we will see how it goes, busy with work and school. As soon as the rain stops, and the humidity goes down im going to finish up the body work and paint. I should have everything - the drop done by oct 4th. Still have to see if i want to put the roof rack on (if not ill put the pics up, i have the order of dibs...), and i am also thinking about some white wall tires, think it may go well with the look.


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      09-28-2006 10:39 PM #20
      just scored a set of 4 Yokohama A-008 72V 175/50/13's for $25 Have about 80% tread life on them should look neet

    21. 09-29-2006 07:38 AM #21
      Voyage (Fox) Sport from Brasil...








    22. 09-29-2006 09:11 AM #22
      that thing has automatic windows and no bar under the dash... no fair! These pics are mean, but that's still a sweet car. Is that a choke control? Carb car?

      What is the red thing on the door near where the rear view mirror control would be?

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      09-29-2006 10:34 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Gigante »
      Voyage (Fox) Sport from Brasil...







      I love how nomatter what "cool" stuff we may post.... a Brazillian can come in a post a seemingly run of the mill car in Brazil and knock our socks off. I suppose its alot like looking at a German Camaro forum.


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      09-29-2006 10:41 AM #24
      Although we do get excited about looking at cars from Brazil, we Columbus Foxers are not very jealous because we are the Sao Paul of North America when it come to Foxing.
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    25. 09-29-2006 07:32 PM #25
      Now thats how a fox is supposed to look! That thing is bad, and the seats..........SICK!!

    26. 09-30-2006 02:43 AM #26
      that is exactly like the next fox project i wana start. its gona look like this and have a pete tong blown 2.0 16v.

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      09-30-2006 11:42 AM #27
      that fox....... just made a mess in my pants :x ...... my god that this is sweet, im still in awe

      my fox project that i wanted to pursue was this:

      but now i want to go green, that car is phenominal.

      as for caps or covers, i found these a while back but they never fit, i liked the look



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      09-30-2006 08:43 PM #28
      Update: Finished the body work, and painted. Picked up the Rabbit roof rack put it on the car for a test fit, decided I liked the way it looked and installed it. Cleaned the hub caps up as best as I could, ill be putting those on with my new tires some time next week. I also plan on lowering it some time soon as well. I took the rear side markers off the Rabbit and installed them on the fox. I like the look, its different. All you have to do for install is drill 2 1/8” holes. The light socket on the fox slips right in the lens, and it’s big enough to cover the existing holes. I also smoked them…


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      09-30-2006 09:25 PM #29
      lookin goooooooooooooood dude

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      09-30-2006 09:31 PM #30
      I think I might have sent you one of the screws for my stock rear door rear door handles, because I can't find it.

    31. 09-30-2006 10:08 PM #31
      not to be an ass but at first i really didn't like it but it's growing on me and fast. keep up the work!!!!

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      10-02-2006 09:24 AM #32
      you may have ill look, if not ill try and find one and send it to you if you still need it, (no cost) Just email me your adress...

      Well bad news on the tires, i tried to mount them up last night and no go, i can not get the top bead over the rim lip with my tire machine ( its a new Monty unit to!) I get it to roll on about 1/2 way arround, then the opsite end lifts no matter how much pressure i put on it.. so im thinking the tire is just to wide. Anyone else ever mount a 175/50 on a stock fox rim? Advice?

      Ill have some daylight pics up soon, i do have the hubcaps on...


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      10-02-2006 06:40 PM #33
      Here it is: Its almost where I want it. I removed the fog lights, looks cleaner. All I have to do now is lower it, and spend a little more time detailing the engine bay (immediate goals). I have also been thinking about cutting the fender arches off, and splitting them, (all 4) and welding in a 3” wide arc of sheet metal to bring them out and down, I think it would look great covering up a nice set of deep dished 13’s on slammed suspension. That would about finish the Rice Fox out







    34. 10-02-2006 07:10 PM #34
      dude my stock wheels where 175's i'm going to try and put 205/60's on spiders. it's a 5 1/2 inch rim. i have no idea on how this is going to work but i'm will to try it.

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      10-02-2006 07:21 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by ryubiggie »
      i'm going to try and put 205/60's on spiders. it's a 5 1/2 inch rim.

      Please don't do that. You'll need a 7" for that to look or perform anywhere near like it should. Trust me. I did 215/60's on 5-1/2 (x 15") once. It was very bad. Very, very bad. If you can even get it to mount, you'll have so much sidewall roll that you'll think you're driving on Jell-O.


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