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 Post subject: My TE Gemini Sedan
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:23 am 

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Location: NZ
"I'll just find a totally boring daily driver that I won't spend any time and money on, so I can get the TX off the road for the conversion"

Yeah right.. :doubt:


Anyway, here's the new PF50 of doom/rust. I picked this shitter up for $305. It has epically rusty doors but the rest is fairly sweet. It was complete when I got it. I'll use parts from my old white TE to get it up to scratch.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:24 am 

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Starting with the dinged up passengers front guard, I chopped the average condition bottom off and sand blasted it, then welded it to the rusted out white guard.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:24 am 

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Cut all rust out of passenger side sill today, didn't take many photos cause you've all seen it before. Ready to seal and bolt the guards back on soon.

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Broke the sand blaster too, should be able to find a fitting from somewhere tomorrow I hope.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:24 am 

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Found a fitting for the sandblaster and did a bit of work today. There's only a couple of little rust holes left to fix in the drivers side sill then I can get onto some panel work.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:25 am 

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Been working on this after work and on weekends since last update. This car was a mess with rust everywhere, but is slowly coming together.

Just got some 17x7 +20 wheels which are pretty average and some king springs


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:26 am 

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Splashed some colour on after work today. Actual body is a month or so away away from paint.

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Not bad for a $55 base coat (for 5L) + some left over clear (NZD)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:26 am 

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Cleaned, paint striped, cleaned and painted engine today, then threw it in this afternoon. Still need to hook everything up it's just sitting on the mounts at the moment, and a few pieces need painting still. (ran out)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:20 pm 
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That is some transformation! Can't wait to see finished pics. :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:24 am 

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King springs + wheels, looks a bit better but pretty average still. Might paint the spokes yet, ideas?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Looking good, those rims DO make the car. Keep us updated :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:36 pm 

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don't paint the rims, they look awesome as they are!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:58 am 

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Splashed some colour on it on sunday.

Spent all night on it after work today, all un masked and got the whole rear end cleaned and polished and some other little bits fixed up.

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Ready to get into the doors, bonnet, boot and fuel flap when I get my new sander in a few days as the old one decided to give up.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:01 am 

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what size tires are those? the rims and tires look great... was thinking 15's for mine but your 17's look great


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:30 pm 

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that's looking damn good... and I'm not even a fan of the sedans!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:36 pm 

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205/40 but I think a 195/40 would be better suited.

IMO 15s are far better suited to these cars but it all depends on what style you're into.

Pic of my TX on 15x7.5 with 165/45s
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:55 pm 

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I dunno... those look too small now that I've seen the 17's

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:46 pm 

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thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:41 pm 

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Boot done.
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Rear doors and front valance done. Just need to fix up the fuel flap hinges then that can also be put on.
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Polished all trims, cleaned windows and cleaned out the interior, which all took ages.
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Interior looks a bit better with the new colour, too. Onto the front doors and bonnet tonight, should be painted by the end of the week, all going to plan.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:27 am 
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cool she's looking good


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:25 pm 
Vey nice. :tu:


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