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 Post subject: stripes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:57 am 

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Hey Mate, Lovin thise stripes.

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 Post subject: Re: stripes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:00 am 
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mfroble wrote:
Hey Mate, Lovin thise stripes.

Cheers :)

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timmy201 wrote:
I'll have some pics up this week to explain my ramblings


I totally understand the ramblings. :mrgreen:

Yes, to do it "correctly" does require drilling some fairly serious holes. :?


Ok so this is the bottom without the gasket
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And with. It would need a 25mm+ hole on the left and 20mm hole on the right
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It is a bit too curved to match the top of the guard
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So either go without the gasket or smooth the bottom of it..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:21 pm 

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Without the second hole wont the mirrors spin around? Or will you put some sort of removable sealant on?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:22 am 
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Furai wrote:
Without the second hole wont the mirrors spin around? Or will you put some sort of removable sealant on?

I was wondering this too. Finally had some time off today to investigate. I had some spare sheet metal around and drilled one small hole for the bolt to go through. With the nut done up pretty tight and using a split washer it was hard to turn around

Glued on for the moment. Just have to decide now how far along the fender they will go.
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Maybe should be a bit futher back and out closer to the edge
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:18 am 
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OK.

Yesterday had the morning off so did the diff oil. The right tools for the job turned out to be a nail punch with a 10mm square end and a wrench.
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(Not a 10mm spanner. The plug was pretty tight)
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Old oil was black and sparkly
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New oil in
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Then decided to do a bit of panel beating on the right headlight surround. Previously it didnt line up with the bonnet very well
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And after. It turned out the face the headlight joins to was quite bent out of shape. A quick bend and it turned out pretty good!
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Extended the pinstripes to the front. Decided they will be on the car. Also definite with the fender mirrors now. Looks a bit naked once they are off!
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So JDM right now...
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I've got the number plate off at the moment, not sure if it will go back in the middle or if I will offset it to one side, or maybe mount it a bit lower.
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And today I picked up a little domo kun at the shopping centre for $5. I'll find a place somewhere for him..
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Possibly have a new set of blinker lenses coming, and I've got a set of chrome end bumpers tracked down...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:15 pm 
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It looks incredible! :tu: I really like the pinstripes.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:16 pm 

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Looking good, Heres a pic of how you could connect the Mirrors, its further back and closer to the outside.

http://www.productioncars.com/gallery.p ... el=Familia


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:30 pm 
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nice, very nice.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:37 am 
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Camshaft wrote:
It looks incredible! :tu: I really like the pinstripes.

Thanks! They really seem to suit it.

Furai wrote:
Looking good, Heres a pic of how you could connect the Mirrors, its further back and closer to the outside.

http://www.productioncars.com/gallery.p ... el=Familia

Cool pic, thats a bit further back than I was first thinking..

ewokracing wrote:
nice, very nice.

Thanks, so keen to show the rest of Australia what a 70's Mazda should look like!

Did some cut and polishing today. Bonnet first (has a bit of a dint I cant reach from behind):
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Then the sills.
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Then the door jambs + in the boot
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And the doors. (I need better door trims for the back doors)
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And I'm halfway through the roof
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I like doing the edges first, the big flat bits are boring! Also, the 22nd is looking like maybe the day for rego inspection, so I've got a bit of tidying to do !


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:39 am 
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Very nice. Love the colour.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:33 am 
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ewokracing wrote:
maybe paint your tie rod ends so they don't get surface rust like mine? :(

This is coming back to haunt me... they looked painted silver and now they are all orange. I'll have to fix it later

The interior has always been a bit gross. The car had been sitting in a shed for about 10 years and grot had accumulated over time...
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Enter.... the Rug Doctor 8)..
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It is now 99% better, but still not perfect. If I had a few more hours at it it could have been a bit cleaner (the flash seems to highlight the dirt too)
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So for rego because the seats have little tears in the back of the vinyl I got some fully sick bucket seat covers. They will come off soon after
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And spent the rest of the weekend cleaning and polishing..
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All I need now are some smaller size split pins for the idler arm and steering arm and it will be done!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:07 am 
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[Am I misunderstanding you entirely or won't you pass inspections if your seats are torn? Seems kinda crazy.

Because it has been unregistered for more than 3 months (actually ~10 years), it will get a full inspection and they are much more in depth than the usual inspections. There is a tear on the back of both of them, and I'd rather be safe than sorry. Depends on how picky the guy is on the day.

Everything is now sorted! Earlyish start tomorrow, lets hope it goes well!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:17 am 
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Dropped it off at 7am this morning, got the call at 12 it was good to go! In my state you need the blue slip (unregistered vehicle inspection) and a green slip (compulsory 3rd party insurance) and then an application for registration.

Got the first from the mechanic and the second two + new plates on my way home and drove it around for a bit after that!

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Could really do with another gear or two, so I'll be hunting for a 5 speed box and associated bits soon..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:06 am 
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Congratulations on passing inspection! Must be elated to have it on the road finally. Where did the stripes go?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:23 pm 

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Looking good! The inspections here are too easy to pass, How much does it cost for one? over here about $30-$40 is the normal?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:03 am 
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Camshaft wrote:
Congratulations on passing inspection! Must be elated to have it on the road finally. Where did the stripes go?

The stripes were only on the left hand side as a trial.. They will be coming back soon, and much straighter and better alligned than before!

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Looking good! The inspections here are too easy to pass, How much does it cost for one? over here about $30-$40 is the normal?

In NSW the price is set by the motoring authority at about $55. Not all of what I did was essential to get through the inspection, but I'd rather do it while it was off the road (bushes, wiring etc)

And here is a photo for reference from page 1. 9th of November 2009:
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She scrubbed up alright!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:38 pm 
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I'll say. :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Wow the transformation is amazing! Great work! The car looks awesome, something to be proud of!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:00 pm 
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I love the way the rear windows wind all the way down
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Needs much more low!
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Need to get around to making up a bracket to hold the front spoiler on..

Everything dependant on more money will have to wait for a few weeks because rego really cleaned me out


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:34 am 
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Mate, what a transformation!! :D
This has come up a treat so far. Great work, keep it up!!


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