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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:01 pm 
F3ARED wrote:
When it comes to painting your car, prep-work is the key between a good and shithouse job. Spend lots of time on prepwork and it should come out pretty good.

Also, id recommend going a solid colour if its your first sprayjob - red, white, yellow, orange etc. Benifits of solids is even if you FARK up spraying it [ie, few runs, spray it dry etc] you have ALOT of scope for repairing it. Ie respraying individual panels wont lead to a difference in shade, can cut-and-buff your way to a good finish etc


Thanks for the advice.
I do plan on painting it all one color. Ill most likely be painting it white.
I will do my best, but since its my first paint job on a car, it will probably turn out like shit. lol


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:56 pm 
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MarkNall wrote:
Ill most likely be painting it white


make sure its not bleach white, people always paint things plain white and it looks real bad, make sure its at least slightly cream or whatever.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:19 pm 
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MarkNall wrote:
Ill most likely be painting it white


make sure its not bleach white, people always paint things plain white and it looks real bad, make sure its at least slightly cream or whatever.


I was thinking Championship white.


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MarkNall wrote:
I was thinking Championship white.


x2million 8)

Perfect color for a vintage car. :tu: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:01 pm 
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MarkNall wrote:
I was thinking Championship white.


x2million 8)

Perfect color for a vintage car. :tu: :mrgreen:


Possibly my favorite color ever.

/ducks tomatoes thrown by my Toyota brothers.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:15 am 
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datsunfreak wrote:
MarkNall wrote:
I was thinking Championship white.


x2million 8)

Perfect color for a vintage car. :tu: :mrgreen:


Possibly my favorite color ever.

/ducks tomatoes thrown by my Toyota brothers.


haha Mine too!
I would probably paint every car that color.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:24 pm 
Things removed -

Bumpers
Grill
Headlights
Taillights
Sidemarkers
License plates
Seats - Front and back
Door panels
Carpet

And some parts in the engine bay, just to clear things out to pull the motor.
Getting Dry ice soon to put in the car and break the sound deadening out.
Started sanding a little, but waiting to get an air sander.

Will have more pics of the progress up soon if anyone wants to see!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:07 pm 
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Anddd, ripping out all the nasty 1970's interior. I feel like im gonna get a disease. lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Was the interior unsalvageable? I always prefer the period correct look but that's me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Was the interior unsalvageable? I always prefer the period correct look but that's me.


Door panels and stuff were pretty bad. Nothing i could really do with them. There was electrical tape covering all of the rips and cracks. I would have kept it if it were clean.
A cage is going in this anyways. :)

Oh, and by nasty 1970's interior i meant just old and shitty. lol
If i could find interior for this i would buy it!


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Oh ok. Carry on, then. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:19 am 
dude, shave the side markers. shit looks so clean w/o em, makes the nose look longer too


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:52 am 
caseybrown wrote:
dude, shave the side markers. shit looks so clean w/o em, makes the nose look longer too


Thats what im doin!
When my brother gets over here with his welder, im gonna be fixing the rust spots and shaving the side markers.
And im hopefully going to get a sander today to use with my compressor.
Should have this thing sanded in no time. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:49 pm 
Had a question.

Does anyone know what rear end would fit on my car? Would i be able to use an AE86 rear end and suspension? I want to get rid of the leaf springs, and be able to have an LSD rear.

Ill probably need something stronger, because a CA18DET is going in this car.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Getting rid of the leaf springs and going to a 4-link is by no means a bolt-in affair, not with any donor axle. It will require lots of fabrication and welding.

It's the type of mod where if you have to ask how to do it, you can't do it. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:54 pm 
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im pretty sure there is a 74 corona floating around at the damascus u pull it. i ripped the vin tag off and got the original floor mats out of it, could be worth a look. let me know if you want the mats, they r the old baby blue ones


It's a 74 celica if it is the one I am thinking about.

try getting some traction bars for the stock rearend. I dont know how weak it is, but ae86 isnt any better strength wise im betting. They are quite weak.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:39 pm 
datsunfreak wrote:
Getting rid of the leaf springs and going to a 4-link is by no means a bolt-in affair, not with any donor axle. It will require lots of fabrication and welding.

It's the type of mod where if you have to ask how to do it, you can't do it. :wink:


Yeah, i wouldnt be doing it myself. I was just trying to get some info on it, and have someone help me.
You only learn by doing it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:58 pm 
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Yeah, i wouldnt be doing it myself. I was just trying to get some info on it, and have someone help me.
You only learn by doing it.


In that case, the tape measure is your friend. Find a 4-link car with a similar track width and you'll be ahead of the game. An '83 Corolla or '79-82 Datsun 210 maybe?


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