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Old 04-18-2011, 06:05 AM   #26
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:38 PM   #27
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Just what does the seat foam on a 576k mi car look like, BTW? Is it merely theoretical at that point?
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #28
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Looked a lot like an old couch pillow that someone put in the hole so you wouldn't have to sit on carpet. Was surprisingly comfortable.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #29
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #30
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #31
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:20 PM   #32
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18x8 and 18x9? those reps look perfect on this car!
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #33
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:44 PM   #34
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Hurry up man, only one week left. get that engine in the car!
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #35
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18x8 and 18x9?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #36
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Since Badger didn't make it to Davis or IPD shows I've been procrastinating working on the screwed up front sheet metal so I can start prepping for paint. Still undecided if I am going to do just the engine compartment or the entire car. Time and money says it will most likely be just the engine compartment, but we'll see if I get carried away and paint the whole car or not.

Front left inner fender was wrinkled up pretty badly from an accident before I owned it. Half assed repair means I needed to do a fair amount of work to make it look "normal" again. Battery tray support was also badly rusted and dented.

So today I removed the old battery tray support by drilling the spot welds out. Grinded and wire wheeled that entire area for a while, then hammer and dollied for a while to get it back into a recognizable shape.





Next will be rust killer, weld a good used battery tray support in and a skim coat of filler to smooth out the handiwork of the idiots before me. Should be presentable enough once it's all done.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:55 AM   #37
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I guess I forgot to mention that I have the motor essentially all done and ready to go in except a couple small brackets that need to be plated. I'll try to snap a current pic tomorrow. Until then I have these 2 from just before IPD show.




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Old 07-09-2011, 10:00 AM   #38
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mmm zinc everywhere
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #39
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #40
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what sort of plating is on the pulleys? that thing looks better than new!
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:34 PM   #41
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did you powdercoat the head? or is it just nice and clean?
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #42
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Nice rail and stuff. Geniune gold cad or gold zinc?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #43
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Pat, that new b230 looks sexy as fack. Are you going to save the fender, or go 86+/row front end?
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #44
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what sort of plating is on the pulleys? that thing looks better than new!
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Nice rail and stuff. Geniune gold cad or gold zinc?
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did you powdercoat the head? or is it just nice and clean?
It's cleaned (and I'm talking every speck of it) then I use a light coat of Plasti-Coat "Aluminum" spray paint just to make it look new. I do that on all the cast aluminum parts to make them look new again. I've done raw bead blasting in the past but it opens up the pores and grease/dirt stick to it like crazy then.



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Pat, that new b230 looks sexy as fack. Are you going to save the fender, or go 86+/row front end?
Fenders aren't hurt. The damage I'm fixing now is from a previous owner's accident. That being said, I'm unsure if I want RoW or US spec front.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #45
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It looks great! Did you do it yourself? Everything looks better than new.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:47 PM   #46
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That engine is just stunning!
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #47
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It looks great! Did you do it yourself? Everything looks better than new.
I clean/strip/polish all of the nuts/bolts/brackets to be plated on a bench grinder with a wire wheel and then take it to my local plater. http://www.tfcplating.com/

Usually costs $120-140 to have all the engine compartment stuff done.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:55 AM   #48
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Update:

I used Por15 rust killer on the entire battery tray area.






After letting that cure for a couple days I welded the new (used) battery tray support back on, skimmed the "massaged" areas with filler, sanded it down smooth and self etching primered the entire area.




Next up is some high build primer and a little more sanding in that area to remove the sanding scratches. Repeat that a couple times and the rest of the engine bay will then be ready for minor sanding/scuffing/priming of bare metal areas in preparation for a shiny new coat of paint.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:03 AM   #49
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Here are several pics of the previously mentioned motor that is sitting in corner wrapped up. There are a couple items that are being plated for it still, but it's mostly complete. Some of the wiring needs to be tidied/sinched up, but I keep forgetting to stop and get new wire loom holders.











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