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Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #51
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I'm just painting the exterior of the housings. They're faded gray now and I'll paint them the same SEM black to match and blend in. For the interior of the light I'm just cleaning that out well and reinstalling the lenses with the new gaskets.
Very interested to see how this turns out.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:38 PM   #52
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat are you talking about Sherlock?
I thought the "badge" on the fender changed.
On the first pic there's a light coloured. On the second pic there's a black badge.
I thought it's a 16v sticker.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:43 PM   #53
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I thought the "badge" on the fender changed.
On the first pic there's a light coloured. On the second pic there's a black badge.
I thought it's a 16v sticker.
Never mind
I was being coy I suppose I should have simply said instead.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #54
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Looking great so far.

But I must ask, where is the hooptiecred™?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #55
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Looking great so far.

But I must ask, where is the hooptiecred™?
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:24 PM   #56
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I gobbled it all up.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #57
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But I must ask, where is the hooptiecred™?
At the moment it's all held in the primered hood.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #58
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Thanks! I don't know a whole lot about the GTX models -- only what I've seen in the old R-Sport catalogs.
It was just blacked out trim, quad squares, badges (think I have one lying around somewhere, would go nicely with the look on your car), and some black vinyl (between the tail lights I think it was) Nothing exciting really

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #59
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Very sweet, where'd you find the new orange turn signals? Remember looking a few years ago and could only find one side available.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #60
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...badges (think I have one lying around somewhere, would go nicely with the look on your car),
Oooooh, if you do have one of the badges you'd want to let go let me know!

After you mentioned the GTX earlier I found the old catalog I have with the GTX kit in it:



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Very sweet, where'd you find the new orange turn signals? Remember looking a few years ago and could only find one side available.
Thanks I got them from a member -- put up a parts wanted post and he had them. They're not brand new, but they're in really excellent shape. The right hand side one looks new, nicest OEM all amber one I've ever seen. The left hand side one isn't quite as nice and clear, but still in great shape. I was pretty happy to get them.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #61
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Oooooh, if you do have one of the badges you'd want to let go let me know!
I'll look for it tomorrow, need to check the shed for some bits for my wagon.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:50 PM   #62
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Good on ya Cameron - I'm kinda partial to those beige 242's.... ;)
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #63
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Hows the dash in this guy? I have a mint one for sale and would be willing to cut a better deal for an amazing project. Looking through the pics in the other build thread i saw a crack on the left side of the cluster. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #64
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Good on ya Cameron - I'm kinda partial to those beige 242's.... ;)
Beige is a good color on a 240 for sure

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Hows the dash in this guy? I have a mint one for sale and would be willing to cut a better deal for an amazing project. Looking through the pics in the other build thread i saw a crack on the left side of the cluster. PM me if you're interested.
The dash is OK, but not perfect, couple cracks. I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with that yet. I was thinking of covering it in like, brown ultrasuede, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull that off without it being weird looking. You know, it's needs the authentic dookie brown look Failing that, I'd probably take you up on that dash. I just haven't gotten to interior yet. I'll PM you about it
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #65
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I did sneak in an hour or so of garage time tonight to finish up the taillights.


A couple decades of crappiness inside the lenses and shrunk down, dried out old seals:



There was also a lot of crap in the housing too and some melty action too on a couple sockets (and on the inside of the one lens as seen above)


Masked off and painted the housings:




Since the silvering on the inside sides of the lenses was flaking off and gross I masked off and painted the perimeter of the lenses too:




As compared to the unpainted perimeter:





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Re-installed on the car:





Much better in my opinion.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:48 AM   #66
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Man this is going to be B-E-A-Utiful. Welcome to the beige club.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #67
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the silver on the inside of the lenses was the part I thought might clash with the black housing. Looks good black IMO.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #68
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Man this is going to be B-E-A-Utiful. Welcome to the beige club.
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the silver on the inside of the lenses was the part I thought might clash with the black housing.
I had the exact same thought which is why I painted them as well. Looks more "complete" this way I think.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:19 PM   #69
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New favorite!
Yeah right When you finally gonna move to Portland so you can come help me with it?

Wheels now complete with OEM centercaps

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Old 04-02-2011, 02:42 PM   #71
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Yeah right When you finally gonna move to Portland so you can come help me with it?
I would be stupid not to! You will be one of the first to know once im up there, ill have to buy you a beer for all your help.

Wheels are looking great! This thing is going to be sweeeeett!
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #72
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Kicking ass as usual, Cameron!
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:14 PM   #73
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Got a good pic of the rear of the car? looks sweet with the blacked out panel
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #74
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You will be one of the first to know once im up there, ill have to buy you a beer for all your help.


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Kicking ass as usual, Cameron!
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Got a good pic of the rear of the car? looks sweet with the blacked out panel
Cell phone pic from today:



I was originally thinking I'd leave the emblems off for good, but now that Mattis is hooking me up with the bitchinest retro OEM emblem ever, they'll be going back on


I also got a chance to finish polishing the driver side and snapped all the trim back on that side too. So now the whole car is nice, glossy & shiny (well, as good as it's going to get at least). Which means, it's riiiiight about time to move to the engine bay
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:22 PM   #75
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This looks awesome. I can't wait to see it develop further.
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