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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:38 am 
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Mate, this 323 will be amazing when it's finished!! :D
The standard of workmanship and effort is outstanding!!
Thanks for the update, looking forward to seeing it painted!!

A quick question, I take it that the car has been 2 paked, judging by the gloss, but would you paint a car in acrylic the same way, ie jambs and back off panels first, then outside, or would you use a different method?

The reason I ask is that I'm doing the panel on my RX2 at the minute and gearing up to paint hopefully early next year, and am not 100% sure which will be the best sequence to paint it in.

Keep up the great work!!


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awesome work as usual mate

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Hey Dave do you need an apprentice, you make it look so easy :lol:

Will you be painting it yourself ?


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Hey mate,

Completely off topic but was it you that was after a 626 2door? Theres currently one at pick a part in cambelfield, pretty rust free/solid, minor damage to the rear beaver from memory.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:38 pm 
Looks fantastic Dave!! Love the engine bay detail..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:59 pm 
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Dave you make it look so easy, I only wish I was at a similar stage to yourself. My enthusiasm for the Rx goes up and and down for what appears to be a basket case. I sometimes wonder how people build old cars so fast, they cant all be good clean shells. I must be the only one who owns a rusty car !

I noticed orange peel on the underside of the bonnet after the polyester was sprayed. Does the orange peel flatten out as the thinners evaporate or did you block the underside of the bonnet ? You do great work and it shows 8)


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Nice work... Im surprised you went for a jail bar grill, I thought you never liked them. What are you planning for the interior ?

Do you always apply filler to bare metal ? Some guys do it this way others apply filler over epoxy primer. Is there any advantage doing it one way over the other ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:21 pm 

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Looking good....very nice work!

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whoa this is mint .. lots of time and effort has gone into this I only wish I could have the tools and knowledge to do this to my car but I dont so I wish I have the money to ship mine over and get you to do it for me !!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:37 am 
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Getting close now Restoremaz :D
This is going to be a beautiful car when its finished.
I wish i was at the same stage as you......you can almost taste it......


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:22 pm 

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Hey mate,

What brand of chipcoat did you use?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:30 am 

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Nice work mate , will look awsome when done 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:33 pm 

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hey mate,

Just stripped the front suspension out of my 323 and was having a look at your lovely new control arms

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firstly did you replace the ball joints, as mine are nackered and was wandering where you sourced yours from.

also it looks like you have replaced the main pivot bush, and this appears different to standard. Where did you source that from?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:01 am 

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ok thanks mate, I will endevour to find some
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:38 am 
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o so pretty 8) top job


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:54 am 
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Top job!! That looks mint! Love the mazda stripes down the sides :D


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Great result Dave, hard work has really paid off :tu:

Did you block the clear coat and buff it or is it straight off the gun ?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:51 am 
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Either way Dave it really looks great, I think your've set a new benchmark for old cars 8)

Knocking off any peel gives it a better look in my opinion as well, there's alot of blocking when painting a car.... you miss a spot (high or low spot) it'll play havik when blocking the paint.... although you already know that :lol:

How many hours do you think your've invested in the paint stage (from bog work -> buffing) ?

Ive spent the weekend travelling to rural NSW picking up stuff for the coupe(were'nt as good as I had hoped)... the guy had a really nice Mercury Blue Rx3 coupe with an Rx8 renaissance 13B bridgey. Makes me wonder why I want a 10a seeing this thing. I didnt travel 1000km (one way trip) to comeback empty handed, price was right so took everything. I thought I was going to run out of gas in the middle of literally no where.. no street lights, only snakes, kangaroos and funnel web spiders :( I should've extended my trip up to RestoreMaz to take a look !


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That looks phenomenal! That hood looks like a damn mirror. :tu:

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Very nice Dave, I think the mods should create a blog on the front page for your build.... your 10 minutes of glory :lol:

BTW I have a couple of jobs in mind for you when I get time.


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