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Old 03-14-2018, 02:57 AM
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phewwf! Just went through all 25 pages! Your progress is too fast for me
Touching on the camaro IRS... Go for it, but definitely get a junk frame to fit it to first. I regret pulling my car apart to do this when I could have just gotten another frame and kept driving it. Also way easier to check for fitment. Drive it sooner than later, it looks like its going to be a blast as is
Oh, and Im not even sure I see the mountain that Im crawling up lol
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:50 AM
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phewwf! Just went through all 25 pages! Your progress is too fast for me
Touching on the camaro IRS... Go for it, but definitely get a junk frame to fit it to first. I regret pulling my car apart to do this when I could have just gotten another frame and kept driving it. Also way easier to check for fitment. Drive it sooner than later, it looks like its going to be a blast as is
Oh, and Im not even sure I see the mountain that Im crawling up lol
But I appreciate you climbing it first - even if I become that soft thing you land on if you fall
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:51 AM
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for the record, I'll never use vette panel adhesive/filler again.it works for adhering, but it gums up paper... there are better options out there.
Anyway, boring post, but it's going the right way





it also sags, a lot
it took 2 pads per panel to knock it down


I really hope this works - kitty hairedited


it cooled off again, so back to diesel planning
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:45 AM
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at some point you've just got to ask yourself if you have time to do this - or in this case, is it worth it.edited The hood I bought is flat, so I need to cut all the supports and put the part that rises at the fenders then refiberglass.edited The scoop needs to be lengthened.edited All of these things I've done.... but I simply don't feel like it... so this is happening


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Old 03-15-2018, 04:45 AM
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I think it's going to work, kitty hair

it's going to require some sculpting, but it should be strong enough .... crossing fingers

and other side


second layer

interestingly, I got closer the first time on the hardest side

this should be the final base coat, all the rest are going to be gold coat that get sanded to make this smooth


and I started fixing the wheel well, they're actually worse then I thought... the edge - isn't the same angle to the other side - what that means is unless I fix it, one side will have the tire seeming to stick out further then the other
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I should be clearer - the next step is take the doors off, finish removing paint on them and the paint that is still on the sails... but all of this fits into starting the leveling coats - first with gold filler then sandable primer, then primer, etc.. etc.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:31 AM
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a lot of repetition, but here we go



the whole point being it's going the right direction



anyway, I forgot to order 80 grit and didn't stop to get the final coat (evercoat 125) from the paint shop... truth be told I hate going there because they are way too expensive... but sometimes there is no choice. Let me for example, I needed 2000 grit pads to color sand, they sold me 2 for $50. look up what it really costs and you'll see why I avoid them. Too bad for them.
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at some point you've just got to ask yourself if you have time to do this - or in this case, is it worth it.edited The hood I bought is flat, so I need to cut all the supports and put the part that rises at the fenders then refiberglass.edited The scoop needs to be lengthened.edited All of these things I've done.... but I simply don't feel like it... so this is happening


nice.....the MGA has wood floor boards easily made....but I bought them.....and i splurged on a pre terminated brake line kit....

sometimes its just easier to push ahead with the path of least resistance. and have some more fun with something else.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:55 AM
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the blending the front, flat is what I wasn't looking forward to doing - then this one came along at about $200 off.... yeah, onto the next task.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:38 AM
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parts fell off
back glass


passenger door and driver's door


nothing remarkable except that someone used silicone to keep the shims in place


this corner looks like someone worked on it with a paint brush.... it concerns me slightly


all of this to fix hinges and to finish stripping the paint.edited In the end, these will probably be crank up windows... both motors are toast, the switches don't work and frankly I'm capable of rolling up a windowedited
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:35 PM
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are you putting in a removable rear window?
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