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shaved240
01-21-2008, 10:22 PM
got the car primered and black door handles installed. shaved trim, shaved sunroof, shaved lower trim holes, shaved antenna.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/38927/IMG_3142.jpg

Brickster151
01-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Looks awesome man!

Settled on a color you'll eventually paint it?

Krunk Fu
01-21-2008, 10:51 PM
lookin good man :volvo:

DurableSwedish
01-21-2008, 11:08 PM
that looks awesome, how did you shave the holes? bondo or welds?

shaved240
01-21-2008, 11:42 PM
Looks awesome man!

Settled on a color you'll eventually paint it?

I'm thinking of painting it Dunkelgrau, which came on bmw e46s. It's a dark gray / anthracite color.

welded the holes then couple layers of bondo

Brickster151
01-21-2008, 11:45 PM
I'm thinking of painting it Dunkelgrau, which came on bmw e46s. It's a dark gray / anthracite color.

That would be pretty sick - are you painting the engine bay/door sills/trunk? Or is that a slightly close match to the original paint that was on there, seems like it would be.

shaved240
01-22-2008, 12:01 AM
That would be pretty sick - are you painting the engine bay/door sills/trunk? Or is that a slightly close match to the original paint that was on there, seems like it would be.

I'm going to spray trunk, sills and engine bay when the car's down for motor swap. That won't be for a little while though. yea and the color is close to original factory color so it won't be that much of a noticeable difference when I open the hood

Karl Buchka
01-22-2008, 12:10 AM
Love the front end. Any more pics?

Poik
01-22-2008, 12:42 AM
You know how much I like to disagree with you, but, that looks good, nice work.

YLD244
01-22-2008, 07:42 AM
I'm going to spray trunk, sills and engine bay when the car's down for motor swap. That won't be for a little while though.

be very careful you dont get any oil, silicon based products, wax or fuel on the car in the mean time.
The primer will soak them up and get contaminiated.

what your doing is pretty risky by leaving it in primer. but at least your not painting with a roller and housepaint like most Tbrickers! :-P

stefanapolis
01-22-2008, 10:53 AM
shaved trim, shaved sunroof, shaved lower trim holes, shaved antenna.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/38927/IMG_3142.jpg

That reminds me, it's getting time to shave the coin purse.:oogle:

norcal505
02-23-2008, 09:11 PM
that looks great man.
just paint it now in a gloss :)

Alphanumeric 244Tic
02-24-2008, 02:23 AM
shaved 240 lol

VQ
03-07-2008, 07:16 PM
I want a light blue non metallic 82 GL now.. dammit!

BoxDriver2
03-07-2008, 08:57 PM
When you take it in for paint, pop out the door handles so the paint will not have an "end" at the handle trim.

shaved240
03-07-2008, 09:00 PM
When you take it in for paint, pop out the door handles so the paint will not have an "end" at the handle trim.

i poped em out to primer the car. I put in black door handles

BoxDriver2
03-07-2008, 09:04 PM
i poped em out to primer the car. I put in black door handles

I mean when actually painting, remove them. This way the paint will not terminate at the handle trim = less problems down the line, and it will look nicer.

The Ironswede
03-07-2008, 09:26 PM
How did you fill in the trim holes?

Homer
03-08-2008, 12:11 AM
How did you fill in the trim holes?

Look above.

shaved240
03-08-2008, 12:59 AM
How did you fill in the trim holes?

you get nails that fit nicely in the trim holes, tack them in then grind off the shaft of the nail. grind flat then apply bondo as necessary

The Ironswede
03-09-2008, 12:18 AM
Whoops I didnt even read that. Sorry. But yeah looks good. I just need to get my hands on a welder. I need to get focused. I just want to do everything at once. My motor is in pieces. I should start there

2fast242gt
03-09-2008, 01:24 AM
i just held a pice of copper behind the holes and welded them, then took each fender off to make sure i got paint on the backside. each door panel came off. i hope you did the same otherwise it will rust.