Little video from Dubs on the Boards - Wildwood, NJ
cool that you got another!! gonna make it to the transporter fest in Brooklinee Mass this week end?...
i'm painting thee camaro this week end so i'm out...but heard it was a good show.
diggin that stripe kinda,how about a little thinner like a mopar or a camaro would have?...you know 1/4" up front going going into a 2 or a 3" on the quarters with type III in stenciled letters like say a cuda AAR with out the serparations or even a Ynko Camaro stripe vibe?
Last edited by Schell R32; 10-05-2011 at 11:40 PM.
Dang, its been a couple of months since I've updated this. Lets see... not much progress with the cold weather rolling in.
I've started looking at the bright bits of the car and put on a hood handle bought from Mr. Fisher.
In other news, I got a buffer for Christmas so I decided to play around with a spare hood lid to test out my skills. This is what 40+ year old paint looks like after about 15 minutes of polishing. I'm very happy with the results and definitely think I'll be re-polishing the car.
I think I've also found what wheels will go on it. It won't be the ATS Classics as I thought since the 15" 4x130 version of them just don't do it for me as the 13" versions.
So anyway, these are the wheel that will be going on as of now. They're BBS Motorsport e50 wheels in a Porsche pattern. They're currently set up for 15x8 and 15x9 but they're a 3-piece wheel so I'll be getting new outer barrels for them to for my needs.
My inspiration for the look I'll be going for is something like this:
Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 09:42 AM.
Mission to pick up Sea Sand body panels and doors was a success. I picked up the load this morning, with the help of a couple of friends.
Got home and did a little test on how the paint will look when cleaned up.
The panels aren't perfect but then again, they'd really look odd if they were.
And after about 5 minutes of work on the Makita with M105 and M205. Nice OEM orange peel
Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 09:43 AM.
Ignore the forehead smudge on the arch. I'm happy with how the paint is coming out after a good polishing.
The bubbling on the lower fender will be taken care of eventually but not quite yet as I don't want to paint the car any time soon.
Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 09:44 AM.
i like fasty
found one in a JY totally stripped down to shell
unfortunately it wasnt there when i returned...crushed
78 VW Rabbit 2 door 1.5L EH Panama Braun
82 VW Rabbit Pickup 1.6D Diesel 4 speed
81 VW Rabbit 4 door 1.7L EN 4 speed transmission GP 020 RIP
END *FS* 1991 EA Cabriolet Junkyard part out END
Very slow physical progress but quite a bit of planning has been done as far as fitting these damn wheels
The new lips will be on their way early next week. Found out that $100 in lug nuts are needed but they'll be the correct hardware so no complaints there.
Also found that the front brake rotors are the "late" model with the big centering lip/ring which happen to be too big to fit these wheels so new rotors are on their way. I feel better about that since they won't be re-drills so they won't lack in material on the back-side of the disc. Those, along with the ISP West chromoly rear hubs will officially mean that this will be "done right".
Its time for a little time off while all the parts arrive so I can hit this thing strong in March in order to button things up for show season.
The brake swap parts have arrived or are on their way for the 5x130 swap.
I expect to have the wheel halves and all components in by next weekend. I've decided that I'm going to be going pretty low with this thing so the wheel combo is going to be 15x5 on 165/45's and 15x7 on 185/55's. The rears are going to be narrow enough to take the camber into account while still keeping a nice 3" lip (1" of the lip is taken up by the wheel face so its not a big as you think).
Ordered a couple of cans of touch up paint from http://www.automotivetouchup.com for something experimental.
The body panels and trim are ready to be put on.
It looks like the few weekend I'll be home in the next month and a half are going to be eventful.
Last edited by RafCarre12; 03-02-2012 at 07:46 AM.