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    1. Member flowmastergfunk's Avatar
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      09-24-2012 11:48 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by 86DEATHWISH View Post
      Added some camber



      I was starting to get a little hot and bothered as soon as I saw what a fine job you were doing with the bodywork and paint! Seeing this camber was like having my balls smashed flat with a wooden mallet. Tell me this is blatant sarcasm

      On a brighter and more supportive note, I LOVE the way you approached the side trim. I drool over these cars with shaved bumper holes and sidemarkers but bondo'd trim grooves seldom come out as smooth as people would wish for. It looks very unique and clean they way you left the recess. This is the approach that I wanted to take but I had a feeling it would be tedious work. Did you spot weld all the holes individually along with the lower seam in the rear quarter panel? Did you spend days with a dremel smoothing it out?? That is a tight groove to work in with a big grinder! Keep up the good work but if you plan to keep your tires like that, don't waste your time with a performance engine. Go diesel

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      09-25-2012 05:22 PM #37
      first of all dude i love the color man!! beige for the win mines le1n mojave beige. second of all lol my headers where cracked in the same place. dont know how tho.
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      Black people, for whatever reason, always thought it was dope.

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      09-25-2012 06:49 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by flowmastergfunk View Post

      I was starting to get a little hot and bothered as soon as I saw what a fine job you were doing with the bodywork and paint! Seeing this camber was like having my balls smashed flat with a wooden mallet. Tell me this is blatant sarcasm
      Bahaha that made my day! thanks man. i was exploring my options with the camber, i do want to run some camber but probably not that much tho.

      and for the side moldings: i welded up each hole all 40 something of them , and took a air die grinder with a wheel about the same width of the inside of the molding to grind them down. then i taped above and below the molding and put down the filler and removed the tape before it hardened. I think i spent about two months on just welding up holes and filling. I should have taken pictures of this, but will with the next one!

      Thanks for the complement man! have a good one.

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      09-25-2012 06:51 PM #39
      Thanks man!

      Quote Originally Posted by Spinelli View Post
      my headers where cracked in the same place. dont know how tho.
      Yeah im still puzzeld...

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      09-25-2012 07:02 PM #40
      Any ideas on how to remount this or make it mount to where its not visible?

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      09-25-2012 07:18 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 86DEATHWISH View Post
      ...and for the side moldings: i welded up each hole all 40 something of them , and took a air die grinder with a wheel about the same width of the inside of the molding to grind them down. then i taped above and below the molding and put down the filler and removed the tape before it hardened. I think i spent about two months on just welding up holes and filling. I should have taken pictures of this, but will with the next one!
      I knew it couldn't have been a short endeavor! It looks very well done. Your time paid off

      Do what you want, but after all that body work, I would keep my tires as flat as I could, keeping as much rubber on the ground as I could, keeping my traction and handling as safe as I could. Keep it efficient. Form follows function. God forbid you ever have a car stop violently in front of you on the freeway and you need to pull some sort of stunt to make it around them.

      Protect your investment and remember you don't have bumpers to protect you

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      09-25-2012 07:19 PM #42
      Found the fender emblems!!


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      09-25-2012 07:26 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by flowmastergfunk View Post
      God forbid you ever have a car stop violently in front of you on the freeway and you need to pull some sort of stunt to make it around them.

      and remember you don't have bumpers to protect you
      I probably whould cry myself to sleep if somthing like that ever happened
      i thought about that when i was shaving the bumpers...just how bad would it hurt haha.

      Thanks for your concern man

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      09-25-2012 07:35 PM #44
      haha that is one reason I have my front bumper off but ended up leaving the rear. The front is my problem to worry about unless someone backs into me. You never know for sure but I like to think I can do a good job of keeping my front end safe. Any a*hole out there can run into the back of me at any time! You never know!

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      09-30-2012 10:48 PM #45
      filled up a few things today, mostly brackets. going to start on the harness, ac, air holes ect next week.





    11. 10-01-2012 03:11 AM #46
      Subscribed. Can't wait to see where this goes. Please post some stance pics as well as a lot more bay pics.. I'll be diving into my 86 very soon.
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    12. 10-01-2012 04:49 AM #47
      What's the wheel plan.

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      10-01-2012 05:03 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by hoodride View Post
      What's the wheel plan.

      Not to sure yet, going to have to go with something cheep. so probably diamonds.

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      10-01-2012 05:14 PM #49
      another skateboarder with a cabby. I live about 4 hours from you in TN. Going to Worthorsee next year?

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      10-01-2012 06:44 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by jakemoore89 View Post
      another skateboarder with a cabby. I live about 4 hours from you in TN. Going to Worthorsee next year?
      haha yeah im going to try to get it done just in time for worthersee. but i think ill have it done if i keep working at the rate im at.

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    17. 10-01-2012 09:34 PM #52
      I noticed the right inner 'crumple zone' is crumpled, what are your plans for that?
      I ask because it looks almost identicle to mine.

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      10-01-2012 09:43 PM #53
      im going to do something like this..

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      10-02-2012 03:16 PM #54
      Hey do you have wheels on the car yet? Curious to see what size wheel/tire combo you used and height you set your coilovers too. i too am filling the bumper holes but going above and beyond on mine. Love watchin the build. Comin out sweet
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      10-02-2012 08:39 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ABrian View Post
      Curious to see what size wheel/tire combo you used and height you set your coilovers too.
      Thanks!

      im planing on having 15x8's with +12 offset in front and -12 in the rear. tire size will be 165/50R15. and the coils are all the way down.

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      10-07-2012 02:20 PM #56
      Im waiting on some welding blankets to arrive before i start to weld.
      But here is some progress.



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      10-26-2012 02:05 PM #57
      Sorry about the lack of updates. I havent made much progres because iv been super busy working, doing a haunted house, and im waiting on some welding blankets to get here. but will be jumping back on it soon.

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      12-03-2012 12:19 AM #58
      Got the transmission off

      going to degrease it and paint it.
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      12-03-2012 01:34 AM #59
      looking great. Subscribed.

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      12-03-2012 11:25 PM #60
      cleaned it up a little today, a little more tomorrow and then paint.


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      12-04-2012 08:16 PM #61
      Just found this, but I am really liking where it's going. And liking even more how close you are. The cabby population is slowly growing down here. Can't wait to see it at worthersee if you get to make it
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      12-04-2012 10:26 PM #62
      Please keep us updated I'm loving where this is going!!

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      12-05-2012 12:00 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by 86DEATHWISH View Post
      New aluminum rad.

      Might I inquire as to where you found this gem???
      Crossthread is the best Loktite WTB: Black top cover (boot) in good shape. FS: oil dipstick tubes.

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      12-05-2012 12:54 AM #64
      you want to buy it? haha. i bought it off some guy on ebay. i no longer need it because i want a rad with a built in resivoir.

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      12-06-2012 12:11 AM #65
      Mine is cracking where the clips hold it in at the top on the plastic so I am looking for another (preferably all metal) radiator. pm'd
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      12-06-2012 03:31 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by superquick View Post
      And liking even more how close you are.
      I know! iv been noticing more and more around here. never really talked to any of them, mostly because i only see them driving. but iv been trying to find people around here to talk to, and chill with. hopfully the car will make it to worthersee, im going regardless.

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      12-06-2012 03:50 PM #67
      Still watchin this one. Body work similar to mine. I like it
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      12-08-2012 07:22 PM #68
      Got it painted today



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      12-08-2012 07:33 PM #69
      Love the matching color!

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      12-10-2012 10:00 PM #70
      Got everything back on the trans.



      And im working on cleaning and installing new bushings on the shift linkage


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