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Old 09-27-2016, 03:12 PM   #126
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nice work!

Loving the colour!
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:29 AM   #127
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Thanks! A lot of wet sanding and buffing is next...
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:13 PM   #128
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Sanded, taped again, buffing...





Started prepping the rims for paint; disassembled and cleaned the faces and barrels.



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Old 10-01-2016, 11:30 PM   #129
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)what kind of paint did you use? We're getting a side downdraft in at work and when it's done I want to paint mine too...just exploring paint options right now
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:39 AM   #130
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I used a two stage (base coat/clear coat) system for the topcoats. For the primer I used a lacquer hi-build with the appropriate sealer for the topcoat. Omni products for the topcoat and sealer; Ditzler hi build (I had it already from a previous job).
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:39 PM   #131
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Dam looks good! I should ship you mine and have you give it the same treatment!
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:29 PM   #132
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Dam looks good! I should ship you mine and have you give it the same treatment!
Thanks! That can be arranged if you have enough money and patience!
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:16 PM   #133
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The rims came out looking pretty so I tested them on the Saff (also have a set of Tritons that I'm going to refinish for the saff). I'll put them on the 242 and share the results when I do.



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Old 10-05-2016, 09:41 PM   #134
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Finally finished the wheels; when they mounted the tires they tore up the freshly painted faces. The guy was apologetic but I take some blame for not letting the paint cure enough, so I took them back apart and repainted them. Again. Man there's a lot of these




18 foot pounds and threadlocker blue and the stack is fininshed



I also finished wet sanding tonight but too tired to take pics. Tomorrow I hope to get time to buff and polish and wax. Then the rims can go on!
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:32 PM   #135
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After sanding with 1000, then 1200, then 2000, buffing, then polishing, touch up, and final wax...









Now I can finally start the reassembly!
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:23 PM   #136
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Car looks great. Should've taken out the back window.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:53 PM   #137
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Thanks! Yeah I decided not to pull it; time is always an issue! I'm happy with the paint overall.

Here's some progress

Got these out



Mounted these; the camera phone pics don't do it justice. The grey in the rims really pops with the medium blue #2... also a pair of 92 door handles look right at home.



Mounted the struts and added a set of 15A strut plates



The zf rack needs boots so I ordered a set tonight. Got the braces detailed and mounted. Once that's in and the steering connected, I'll put the front wheels on and get it off the jack stands. I took down the paint booth today so that'll open up the garage so I can get the motor/trans in. Opinions on cutting coils to lower the car?

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Old 10-10-2016, 10:17 PM   #138
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2 to 2.5 coils on front, 1.5-1.75 rear. Remember you will need an adjustable pan hard bar to center axle which you can make(which I will be doing soon as well) or source a used IPD one(making one is your best bet).
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:13 PM   #139
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You have to find a way to take a pic showing its true color. Looking good.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:06 AM   #140
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2 to 2.5 coils on front, 1.5-1.75 rear. Remember you will need an adjustable pan hard bar to center axle which you can make(which I will be doing soon as well) or source a used IPD one(making one is your best bet).
Awesome! I have a source for the bar (I think!). Appreciate the info.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:08 AM   #141
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You have to find a way to take a pic showing its true color. Looking good.
Thanks again! As soon as it rolls and steers I'll get it outside for a couple of pics. Maybe I'll grab my daughters camera for some better shots!
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:06 AM   #142
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Trim the bump stops if you cut the springs. 2 coils in front is similar to IPD spring height. All cars are a little different and it's easy to cut more off, hard to put coils back on.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:04 AM   #143
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^ What he said.Measure twice, cut twice.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:35 PM   #144
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Got the zf rack installed



Was able to put the front wheels on



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Getting excited as things get prepped!

Should I paint the locks black?

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Old 10-13-2016, 05:16 AM   #145
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depends on what door trim and window trim/scrapers you're gunna use
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:50 AM   #146
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Black. 92 door handles, turbo belt trim and the window trim is black... any reason not to paint it black?
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:59 AM   #147
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I think if you paint them black they'll look bad after you unlock the door about five times and then you'll obsess over it and either repaint them or strip the paint off. I would just leave them in that natural finish and they won't pop really bad next to all the black trim.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:16 AM   #148
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Good work! This thing looks awesome.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:43 AM   #149
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I think if you paint them black they'll look bad after you unlock the door about five times and then you'll obsess over it and either repaint them or strip the paint off. I would just leave them in that natural finish and they won't pop really bad next to all the black trim.
Yep this too^^! I'll put the belt trim on next and see how they look unpainted. I wonder if there's a dye or other coating that would hold up.

Any sources for the little gasket that goes behind the lock?

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:45 AM   #150
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Good work! This thing looks awesome.
Thanks! Your 242 is really sweet and one of several on here that made me want one!
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