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Old 03-25-2014, 10:04 AM   #126
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Might have missed it, but what color?
Fiat 500 "Verde Chiaro" (light green)


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I just LOVE this color. It's kind of like a lighter version of Berkshire Green which makes it all the cooler to me.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:07 AM   #127
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It's really a sad statement about my life that these are the things I dream about; but I had a dream last night this car came up in some beautifully done but awful bright teal color. But what does it mean?!

That shell looks awesome! Going to be quite a car.
LOL. Wierd dream lol

Thanks! I'm excited about this one.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:31 AM   #128
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Just think, all the things that have grown, changed, and become available since your last 240, let alone the knowledge, both new and things you didn't know then. It'll be nice to see this progress and get done, plus then I won't be the only fast wagon in the area.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:31 AM   #129
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Fiat 500 "Verde Chiaro" (light green)
That's much better than what my mind's eye came up with
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:34 PM   #130
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Cool Project!:D Will defintly follow up on this thread
Nice guitar pics also, dreaming about fixing my first guitar someday but no experience makes it scary to start:p
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #131
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Fiat 500 "Verde Chiaro" (light green)


(not sure if that'll hot link).

I just LOVE this color. It's kind of like a lighter version of Berkshire Green which makes it all the cooler to me.
Don't we call that Seafoam green on TBricks?
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:52 PM   #132
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I wish the Abarth came in that color.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #133
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Don't we call that Seafoam green on TBricks?
It's a bit more minty than that, in the guitar world this is Seafoam:



I actually still have most of that quart left from that guitar...

On a different note, once I got a chance to really look the car over decided I was not happy with the job so back off it goes. Ugh. Also, the rear floor pan behind the driver seat was worse than I thought. I'm probably going to have to get a new pan and weld it in. The rest of the car is solid though with only a few little typical light surface rust spots. Below the battery tray has a couple of pinholes but I think that's fixable without cutting.

So can you still get floor pans or am I rolling from scratch?
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:21 PM   #134
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On a different note, once I got a chance to really look the car over decided I was not happy with the job so back off it goes. Ugh. Also, the rear floor pan behind the driver seat was worse than I thought. I'm probably going to have to get a new pan and weld it in. The rest of the car is solid though with only a few little typical light surface rust spots. Below the battery tray has a couple of pinholes but I think that's fixable without cutting.

So can you still get floor pans or am I rolling from scratch?
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:07 PM   #135
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Woah those are wayyyy cheaper than I thought they would be
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:13 PM   #136
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Woah those are wayyyy cheaper than I thought they would be


You'd probably have trouble talking them into that price at the JY.

After you cut them out, and you'd still have to deal with the paint, sound deadening and undercoating...
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Woah those are wayyyy cheaper than I thought they would be
Seriously, no kidding. That's a no brainer honestly. Thanks Ken!

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Just think, all the things that have grown, changed, and become available since your last 240, let alone the knowledge, both new and things you didn't know then. It'll be nice to see this progress and get done, plus then I won't be the only fast wagon in the area.
Exactly. I'm excited about this. Should be the best of everything I've learned from the 242 and the T5R combined with how far the balls been moved forward the last few years in my absence.

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Cool Project!:D Will defintly follow up on this thread
Nice guitar pics also, dreaming about fixing my first guitar someday but no experience makes it scary to start:p
Guitars are easy compared to what you're doing! All you need to do is find that maple welding rod ;) (honestly- I think you more than have the skill set for it).
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Fiat 500 "Verde Chiaro" (light green)

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Seriously, no kidding. That's a no brainer honestly. Thanks Ken!
Although, it is not unusual for the time to make a cheap repop panel acutally fit the car to be as bad or worse than stripping an OEM used bit that will almost surely be a direct match.
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Have you decided what guitar your going to build and paint to match yet?
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #141
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LOL ofcourse it is. I can't mill aluminum on my CNC but I sure as hell can make mockups in wood till my hearts content ;)
What kinda CNC is it? I figure with the right spindle and feed settings and a proper aluminum end mill you should be able to right? I guess I have never seen a wood only CNC, mostly bridgeport mills converted to CNC's.
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Have you decided what guitar your going to build and paint to match yet?
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What kinda CNC is it? I figure with the right spindle and feed settings and a proper aluminum end mill you should be able to right? I guess I have never seen a wood only CNC, mostly bridgeport mills converted to CNC's.
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Gotcha.

I will caution you against that minty color, it's too sexy. If you paint the volvo the same color of the fiat, I will most certainly steal it as soon as it runs.
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Hmm, Lando has a point here...if Max ever gets to driving it, you will never see him, nor the end of the womenzzz lining up to go out with him. lol
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Gotcha.

I will caution you against that minty color, it's too sexy. If you paint the volvo the same color of the fiat, I will most certainly steal it as soon as it runs.
It's happening. There's one in my neighborhood in that color and every time I see it I get this face

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Hmm, Lando has a point here...if Max ever gets to driving it, you will never see him, nor the end of the womenzzz lining up to go out with him. lol
LOL he'll still be in a Volvo. Plus we probably won't even have gas by the time he's driving

(side note- He's a Kauer. He'll need the car to help pull in the ladies, how do you think I met Theresa!)
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It's happening. There's one in my neighborhood in that color and every time I see it I get this face
It is a beautiful color. It's good to see non metallic gloss colors coming back. They so much sex than metallic or pearl.
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It is a beautiful color. It's good to see non metallic gloss colors coming back. They so much sex than metallic or pearl.
I agree! I do a lot of solid's with guitars and I always tend to enjoy them.

Plus, I've been spraying 2k urethanes for the last 5 years now BUT I've never really done much in the way of body work. I figure the green will be slightly more forgiving.
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I need to get the T5 down from above the office and pull the pan but for now did some initial mocking up of the new mounts.



That mount was a bit to tight to the steering rack, about 10 minutes of light work with the belt sander gave it the clearance it needed. (only really needed about an arc with a 4mm at the widest point removed- basically just a bit more radius in that spot).


Honestly, that's probably about it for updates for a week or so. It's raining pretty good this week so they won't be able to finish blasting (what they didn't do before) on the car till next week. Ugh.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:46 AM   #149
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Coming along well Doug. Good work as always.
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Coming along well Doug. Good work as always.
Thanks! Not as much progress as I was hoping to make this month but with out the shell, not much I can do at the moment.
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