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clutch1

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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:37 pm

What now??? I need motivation, warm weather seems too far away. I'm tired of freezing my hands off in the 50 degree backroom of the shop I work at wetsanding.

There's much to do before may.. here's some pics of what I've been occupying myself with since the end of show season.

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Sanding all the damn texture off every plastic pieces, bleh.
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This piece is where the rear vents were.. screens are more useful haha
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Comment and criticize as you see fit
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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:23 pm

clutch1 wrote:
What now???

Put an L67 in it icon_twisted.gif
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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:56 pm

Pimp. Don't go too crazy with screens. That car is too clean to be making it "show retarded"
clutch1

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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:31 pm

Right now they're going in the headrests, sun visors, 2 7" on the flat part in the back of the trunk panel I'm making, one in the rear deck panel in that square hole (was meant to be for the trunk, but it didn't work and I reused it, lol), and one 17" on the trunk lid... plus those 2 2" baby ones where the rear vents were...

Too much ya think? I think they'll add something where it'd otherwise be pretty flat.. the visor ones can hide whenever, the ones on that trunk piece really add to that otherwise huge flatspot, those 2 vent ones are pretty unique, and the trunk lid one is so large that it'll grab attention... the headrest ones are the only ones I'm iffy on. Don't know if I'll be able to cut into the new upholstery to put them in puppy_dog_eyes.gif

The good part is most of it is in the fab/rough sanding stages right now so I can change plans without losing any time really.
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:33 am

I was too lazy to sand the texture off plastic parts.
So I made them out of fiberglass
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:36 am

corvettecrazy wrote:
clutch1 wrote:
What now???

Put an L67 in it icon_twisted.gif

i agree with this guy. icon_biggrin.gif i love mine
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:29 am

The ones in the headrest look out of place imo. Too large for the headrests.
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:34 pm

Screens are so 2002.
clutch1

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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:30 pm

Might not do the headrests then... hmmmmm. Well see how the upholstery turns out :)

Neons are so out of style too... but I got a lot of those as well :wink:


And I'll put an L67 in if I ever grenade this engine. It smells like burning coolant when it's been running a while, and I've already done LIMG on it.. so it maaaay need headgaskets. If it gets bad enough I'll just yank the whole nonsense out and drop the L67 motor, trans, and comp in.

Hopefully not this year cuz I've already put enough into it for the 2011 season icon_razz.gif
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:59 am

Good to see someone on the forum still working on something, keep up the good work clutch!
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:30 am

clutch1 wrote:
And I'll put an L67 in if I ever grenade this engine. It smells like burning coolant when it's been running a while, and I've already done LIMG on it.. so it maaaay need headgaskets. If it gets bad enough I'll just yank the whole nonsense out and drop the L67 motor, trans, and comp in.


500 bucks that it isn't the head gaskets.

Did you replace the upper intake manifold (UIM) when you did the LIM gaskets?
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:25 am

I cheated on sanding knocked the high spots then used high fill primer to level it then paint
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:39 am

Excellent project car, would like to see more pictures of project cars. Might motivate me some.

Thanks for sharing.
clutch1

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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:41 pm

corvettecrazy wrote:
clutch1 wrote:
And I'll put an L67 in if I ever grenade this engine. It smells like burning coolant when it's been running a while, and I've already done LIMG on it.. so it maaaay need headgaskets. If it gets bad enough I'll just yank the whole nonsense out and drop the L67 motor, trans, and comp in.


500 bucks that it isn't the head gaskets.

Did you replace the upper intake manifold (UIM) when you did the LIM gaskets?


Nope, I poked around the weakspot area that's prone to fail and it seeeeemed solid still. I was being a cheapass tho. Could still be leaking there.

Glad you guys like the project.. as long as I motivate someone, cuz I'm never particularly motivated myself icon_lol.gif Somehow it all falls together though.

Venge, That's half my plan. Some of the texture is shallow and super easy to sand off, but some is deep to simulate the veins and wrinkles in real vinyl. That stuff blows... I sand the majority as good as I can and plan on letting high build do it's job.
That's how I finish fiberglass, too. Sand bodyfiller with 40 grit until it's smooth, then blast it with high build.. sand it flat with 200, quick prime, a wetsand with 600, then she's good for paint.
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:47 pm

Cool project. icon_cool.gif
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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:57 am

Don't take that comment the wrong way. I respect what you're doing! More than I have this year. It's so damned cold out in NY this year
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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:00 pm

I wish my shop was 50 degrees *tear*
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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:28 pm

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
I wish my shop was 50 degrees *tear*


I'm jump on board to say:

I wish I had a shop
I also wish it were 50 degrees, tear.....
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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:56 pm

My Dream wrote:
Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
I wish my shop was 50 degrees *tear*


I'm jump on board to say:

I wish I had a shop


X2 Don't even car what temp, I'd settle for just a shop.
clutch1

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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:17 pm

Lol don't worry Chris, I fully expect some dissenting opinions anywho!

You guys just gotta get lucky like me.. work for a guy with a back room and an open spot for a car over the winter. First year I've been able to get work done in these bleak months, it's great.
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Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:54 am

Good to see you're still working on this car clutch!! Keep it up.
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Post Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:53 pm

Slow and steady until it gets warm enough to do the real work.
Said screw it and did some bodyfiller work in the basement.. hehe.
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finished up the door sill panels.. red spots in the first pic are low spots.
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Big pile of plastics ready for high build primer
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Beefy check valves
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Post Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:47 pm

What brand check valves are those? They look huge
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Post Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:39 pm

They are huge.. like the size of a 22mm impact socket or so.

They're from waylayed inc... "rockstar" check valves. No more POS Viair check valves leaking every month.
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:12 pm

Gettin there, everything's in primer, smeared a ton of spot putty over the pinholes.. And got two of the primered parts sanded ready for another coat so far.

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Checked the fit before primer
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Molding in the amp rack piece... decided it couldn't be a 2 piece ordeal, no sir.
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Also, headliner
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Started dying the carpets.. this is the first day, they're all blue now though.
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:43 pm

That sure is a lot of work. Looking good though. icon_cool.gif
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Post Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:23 pm

Excited to see the final results, keep working away icon_cool.gif
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Post Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:33 pm

looks good man,but one question, how are you going to get your fiberglassed headliner back in the car?
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Post Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:05 pm

It's not glassed, just covered in white suede!
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 10:26 pm

Ok here's some pics for you guys.

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:)
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 12:20 am

Damn! that's a lot of flake. I like it. icon_cool.gif
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 1:08 am

Looking good Clutch.

Would be cool to wire your window switches to your bags.

Until someone goes to rolldown a window.
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 9:54 am

fiber glass king eh? How long did this all take you again... Cuz this is a skill I truly WISH I had. I'd literally do my entire car all over again.
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 10:28 am

werewolf wrote:
looks good man,but one question, how are you going to get your fiberglassed headliner back in the car?


We did a Carbon fiber headliner for a client , getting it back in is easy remove the rear window or the front window , your choice slide it thru and mount ...
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 12:43 pm

jmoddes wrote:
fiber glass king eh? How long did this all take you again... Cuz this is a skill I truly WISH I had. I'd literally do my entire car all over again.


You ever work with fiberglass? Its really not that hard to do, just takes time to mudd over everything to make it look pretty.

Looking good clutch
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Thanks guys!

Jmoddes, it's def not a hard thing to do.. just takes foreverrrrrrr. I've been working on this crap since last September when I got frustrated and ripped the whole car apart because it wasn't cool enough icon_lol.gif

Then I've been pounding hard pretty much all winter. But yea, it comes down to laying up a few layers of glass, trimming them, then once the piece is satisfactory you smear body fill on, sand it down, and repeat until it's smoothe. Then shoot high build primer and fill all the pinholes with spot putty... sand it down, prime again, sand, then paint.

fiberglassforums.com is full of info about it, just read through some of the build threads and give it a shot.

If you're gonna try it make sure to get good materials. Don't remember where I got my chop mat roll... but other than that I use,

B440 layup resin from uscomposites.com
rage gold body filler
nasson high build primer from car quest

Have fun.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 12:17 am

bad venge wrote:
werewolf wrote:
looks good man,but one question, how are you going to get your fiberglassed headliner back in the car?


We did a Carbon fiber headliner for a client , getting it back in is easy remove the rear window or the front window , your choice slide it thru and mount ...


I have a carbon fiber headliner in my s10 pickup, like Venge said. It just slides in the same way it came out. The factory had to get it in there somehow.
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Post Wed May 25, 2011 11:47 pm

Needs a cut/ buff... or a cut/flow coat.... or while I'm at it... a cut / shoot 3x as much flake onto it and clear it again. I'm leaning towards option 3.

Here's some random pics
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Post Thu May 26, 2011 12:26 am

Nice progress, looking good Sir. icon_cool.gif
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Post Thu May 26, 2011 3:37 pm

that car is lookin pretty hot man, you do good work
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Post Sun May 29, 2011 8:59 am

Thank ya!
A couple more shots that I liked
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Post Sun May 29, 2011 11:30 pm

That blue is sexxxy icon_cool.gif
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Post Mon May 30, 2011 6:55 am

Trunk turned out neat, does it still come out so you can access the air ride stuff?
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Post Mon May 30, 2011 9:09 am

Yea, but it's a big paint.. gotta pull the subs and amps to lift it out. The air ride's easiest to get to by pulling the rear seats, though, and that's still easy.
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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:42 pm

My friend snapped these for me, haven't posted interior pics yet
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Tvsss
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Post Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:51 pm

Honest opinion?

I appreciate the work and detail done to the interior, but I think there are too many shades of blue floating around for it to really flow. Maybe bring in some more complimentary white instead of different shades of blue...The trunk is gorgeous though, can't get over that icon_wink.gif
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Post Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:52 pm

Sweet ride! Great job!!
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Post Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:57 am

I gotta agree with Mastor. The car looks great, but that all blue interior just doesn't do it for me either. Get some white in there, and it'll make people a little happier in the under-britches, if you know what I mean.
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Post Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Yeah, white would really do the car justice on the interior.

Looks great though!
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