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    1. Member RafCarre12's Avatar
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      10-05-2011 07:28 PM #51
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      10-05-2011 11:35 PM #52
      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?
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      10-06-2011 08:26 AM #53
      Hey Tim,

      No, I won't be there. We're busy planning our annual fall cruise.

      I don't think I'm going to do a stripe at all but I do like the look of the ATS Classics with the colormatched visor.

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      10-06-2011 12:56 PM #54
      hell yeah!

      i was gonna do the CTVWA cruise this year here in Ndew England....but not having a runner is getting a little old.

      seems "show" cars or even trailer runners aren't as fun as I thought.

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      12-31-2011 01:28 AM #55
      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:
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      01-07-2012 03:37 PM #56
      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.

      before


      And after about 5 minutes of work on the Makita with M105 and M205. Nice OEM orange peel
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      01-07-2012 09:52 PM #57
      Nice results Raf, keep up the swell work!

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      01-08-2012 11:34 AM #58
      One fender is done. Here is the side-by-side:



      Thats all I'm doing today. Football Sunday!
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      01-09-2012 09:08 AM #59
      Here is how the wheels I'm leaning towards look with the shinny paint. The next few weeks are going to be fun.

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      01-16-2012 01:21 PM #61
      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.

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      01-16-2012 05:39 PM #62
      cool build, I will have to check in time to time

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      01-17-2012 02:56 PM #63
      Cool build, brah. Story it again.

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      01-17-2012 03:17 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      Cool build, brah. Story it again.

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      01-17-2012 08:02 PM #65
      I was hoping you could translate that Raf.

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      01-17-2012 09:38 PM #66
      maybe it's a cat thing, and we don't understand?

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      01-30-2012 05:09 PM #67
      The components are starting to arrive in the mail. :twisted:

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      02-03-2012 07:13 PM #68
      Pro tip: If you are doing a hub conversion in order to accommodate a lug swap for BBS e50's, buy 64mm press or screw in studs.
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      02-10-2012 07:46 PM #69
      I got the trim back from the polisher a couple of days ago. Not too shabby for 45 year old metal pieces that are meant to get bent up.

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      02-11-2012 05:57 AM #70
      ..mmmmm.... type3

      i like fasty

      found one in a JY totally stripped down to shell
      unfortunately it wasnt there when i returned...crushed

      so sad

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      02-16-2012 07:11 PM #71
      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.

    22. 02-18-2012 03:56 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      Very slow physical progress but quite a bit of planning has been done as far as fitting these damn wheels
      I'm guessing you've decided not to sell them then!

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      02-19-2012 09:12 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by downlowmatt View Post
      I'm guessing you've decided not to sell them then!
      Yeah. I just bought a bunch of parts for it so you wouldn't like the price to buy me out.

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      03-02-2012 07:42 AM #74
      Quick update:

      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.
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