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    Thread: Project fox: The progress continues

    1. 10-03-2006 04:54 PM #51
      LOL snow. I say ditch the lip cuz its from the newer model year s10. Its too wide for the car, sucks cuz you cant trim it.

    2. 10-05-2006 11:02 PM #52
      i know,, to many renforcements and crap.. to much work to cut them all out, and heat/ bend it.... so i just made some alu filler plates to make up the diffrence looks good IMO
      but...
      It may come off because its getting droped on its nuts soon

      i had to do it flame away!


      ill keep it posted!

    3. 10-05-2006 11:21 PM #53
      I have to be honest and point out that I think our cars look BETTER with the body side mouldings.

    4. 10-05-2006 11:30 PM #54
      my main modivation for taking the molding off was the stripe, would have looked way to cluttered with both the molding and the stripe on the side of the car,,, but other wise i think i would have left it on the car, belnds with the bumpers well


      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 9:56 PM 10-5-2006

    5. 10-05-2006 11:35 PM #55
      I love this car. It makes me thing of the Vespas that have all the chrome on them and they have so many things on them to make them personalized. I love how your car is so personalized!

    6. 10-06-2006 12:22 AM #56
      thanks! you got it,, im building the car for me.. im like that with just about everything i own, i like it personalized, not what everone else has, i dont like trends so much. I would rather build somthing that fits my personality, rather than the accepted "this is cool" set of modifications...
      speaking of vespa,, here is my scoot


      it has its share of modification

    7. 10-06-2006 12:57 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »

      i had to do it flame away!


      ill keep it posted!

      Well here is my opinion. The car looks MUCH better since i flammed you the first, so good job on that, although im not too fond of the blue engine bay or the bottle in it. The car has a very cool idea going for it, but as of now its just cluttered, not flowing very well imo. Your going for an old school look, all your paint lines are very sharp and straight, but u got new age rounded door handles? Doesnt go. I already told you about the lip but it does look much cleaner without the lights. The wing..................i dunno just looks weird. Lip spoiler would clean it up much better. The checkered top is cool, but the hood too.........its just too much. Go back all silver on the hood and the roof would be hot. Wheels............hubcaps are hubcaps. Find some nice classic old school wheels. Something rare, and that will set it off. But like i said its come a long way and its definitely getting better. Much better than those other cars u posted.

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      10-06-2006 12:57 AM #58
      hahahaha jesus dude....you're nuts. I love it.
      Big up yourself on the badge change...looks much much better....so does the rest of the car...diggin' that stripe...does away w/ the big blank spot your doorhandles left...keep on doin' what you're doin'...I think it's awesome
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    9. 10-06-2006 01:11 AM #59
      thanks man, ill keep it up dont worie
      SN2BJDM: I agree with you on the hood, i think im going all silver, it looked sweet before the stripes and the roof, but now its just a little much. The rear spoiler i like, contomplating spraying it silver as well to tone it down a tad. I see your point on the handels, but i think they look sharp, the chrome looks good on them, and most of all its diffrent. As for the rims, def, i would love to have a set of real deep dish chrome 13" with some crazy offset, but im not sinking alot of $$ into the car. Te wheels would easly cost 3x as much as i have in the car. So ill stick with the caps for now , i was thinking about moding a set of old bug chrome moon's and set them on the stock steels with a red lip, cheap and sweet, with a set of white walls. Working on a duel round light settup, and thinking about some rabbit chrome flag mirors, also plaining out a swt of custom coil overs, ill let you know how it goes [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] As far as the engine bay goes, the car still has alot of work to go, that is by no means a final product, i will probly carry the checker theme into the engine bay, or somthing neat. Its an on going process, who knows an ABA may end up in there


      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 10:19 PM 10-5-2006

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      10-06-2006 08:08 AM #60
      I hate to be a parts vulture, but if you swap dual round headlights, dibs on buying your drivers side Headlamp assembly.
      Love the roof by the way!
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    11. 10-06-2006 08:22 AM #61
      Your car is realy coming along.It's nice to see somebody doing their own thing.And the Fox side moldings really suck,I regret not shaving those and the side lights when I repainted. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by blkparati at 3:00 PM 10-6-2006

    12. 10-06-2006 09:04 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by DasBaldGuy »
      I hate to be a parts vulture, but if you swap dual round headlights, dibs on buying your drivers side Headlamp assembly.
      Love the roof by the way!

      that is just being a monger rightere
      God damn, I love this car, I love everything about it (except it needs to be slammmmmmmmmmmed) And I dont think the paint is too much, the styling is perfect [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-06-2006 10:29 AM #63
      I know there's a lot of folks who dig 13's, but here's a suggestion...
      These are 14's, but cheap and readily available at your local junkyard:

      With your connections I'm sure you or someone you know could swap the centers into some 7-8" hoops or widen them - whatever. Get them painted the stock silver they were available in and slap the old school bug caps on 'em. Just an idea. Take a photo-chop swing at it and see what you think.

    14. 10-06-2006 11:50 AM #64
      I'm liking your car more and more..just two things that I think makes it look too heavy... the first has already been pointed out.. the hood. It needs to be a solid silver, the second thing would be the bumpers. I think it would look better if they were left silver..Factory look. Just my 2 cents

    15. 10-06-2006 12:09 PM #65
      Everyone, thanks a lot for the comments! Really appreciate it.
      snowfox, Those 14¨ steelies do have a nice look to them, when I get the time I will do a PS, it may be the way to go Thanks for the suggestion. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      DasBaldGuy, there all yours, there is perfect condition as well.
      Communications, its getting slammed soon, as soon as I get my mental ideas for my suspension into an actual product
      Definitely painting the hood solid silver. Rien, I know what you mean about the heavy look, with the black bumpers it looks as though there is a lot bumper just hanging on the car. I do have a question for you. Are you running rabbit bumpers? If so, how did that install go? That was one of my considerations (the small polished alu. ones), I would only switch to the rabbit bumpers if I get the duel round setup figured out (ether the Brazil setup, or I have been eyeing up a couple headlight buckets from an old 60's impala, and a old GTO, dimensions are about right ) If I switched to the rabbit bumpers with the new style lights it just would not mesh very well IMO.



      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 9:12 AM 10-6-2006

    16. 10-06-2006 12:35 PM #66
      cut down the front bumper and pul it in tight to the car it is easy and looks good I did it it is easy
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      Modified by Banned wagon at 9:41 AM 10-6-2006

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      10-06-2006 01:20 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      Those 14¨ steelies do have a nice look to them, when I get the time I will do a PS, it may be the way to go

      OK, here's a little fodder for the ol' imagination... I confess, I went tramping through the Mk II forum for these, but I knew I'd find some stuff there...
      OK, the original poster claims these are 14 x 8.5. They might be just a smidgen too wide for your application and the offset is probably just a bit off, but here you go:

      Here's another idea that goes with your current paint scheme that is just WAY too wide at 14 x 10:

      Now these are actually 15's by an unknown width, but the black and chrome may be a good stylistic fit with your ride:


      Sorry none of these will be very useful for photo-chopping, but it's just some ideas...
      Keep making your mark, OJ!


      Modified by snowfox at 10:22 AM 10-6-2006

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      10-06-2006 02:25 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      DasBaldGuy, there all yours, there is perfect condition as well.

      Sweet. Dibs on Headlights. Let me know when you remove them. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    19. 10-06-2006 04:30 PM #69
      ill let you know
      Banned wagon: I like that bumper idea, it looks great
      Snowfox, thanks for all the research!
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]



      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 1:31 PM 10-6-2006

    20. 10-06-2006 11:05 PM #70
      diggin the "volkwagen" on the grille

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      10-07-2006 12:53 AM #71
      Hi,
      I'm not in this forum too often, but after reading thru this thread I just want to say that you have done a nice Job on your Fox. It is coming along very nicely, and I like the latest transformations you've done.
      Keep it up,
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    22. 10-07-2006 09:33 PM #72

      Jettaboy1884, Thanks for the comments!
      It was a slow day at work, so i basacaly got paid to work on my own car
      What I did:
      Painted the hood all silver
      Painted the rear spoiler silver
      Lowered the hight of the spoiler (sits almost flush with the trunk now)
      Re installed the door cards (still out from all the welding)
      And this is probly the most functional thing i did: Ever since i put the spoiler on, the trunk would not stay up on its own, well i got hit in the head to many times and finaly solved that issue. I found an old gas strut out of a cellica gt-s, it still worked, but not enough to keep up the cellicas huge hatch so we kept it. Well i decided to use it, i made custom hinged brackets, so now upon opening the trunk it just goes up on its own and stays there [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Ill update with pics some time soon...

    23. 10-08-2006 11:07 AM #73
      If you take the cardboard panels out of your trunk you can see that the spring can be adjusted for the trunk by moving it on the levers. Just in case your gas strut doesn't work out

    24. 10-09-2006 06:58 PM #74
      Thanks for the tip! I was un aware of that,, I really should get a Bentley…
      I think the gas strut will work well.
      Updated pics:





      My 2 foxes :


    25. 10-09-2006 07:06 PM #75
      Looking better all the time. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Great pic of the red head with the fall leaves.

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