Project code name - Never Satisfied

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981LT1, Jan 7, 2017.

Shaved Door Handles?

Poll closed Oct 16, 2017.
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  1. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Got my passenger fenderwell installed yesterday. I must say it makes everything look much nicer. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a setback with my intake. As I was removing the tape, my paint came with it. Now I get to redo my intake. I also took the opportunity to slightly modify my new door handles. I was always going to paint them, but I decided to get rid of the little indentation that they come with and grind them smooth. I think when they're primed and smoth they'll look really nice.

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    Nice touch on the door handles, that sucks on the intake!!
     
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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd rather have the paint fail on me now rather than when I start driving it and open the hood and find it bubbling off at a car show.

    Ignoring the fact I have to strip and repaint my intake, I am finally starting to get parts installed for the last time. I was able to paint my radiator, fan shroud, and overflow tank this past weekend and I got them installed tonight. I still have to make a bracket for my overflow tank but that won't be hard. I need to order the upper radiator support and get that painted but the hoses are holding everything together for now.

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    Looking good man!

    Where is that overflow tank from? Not from Champion, I presume.
     
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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nope. That came from Amazon. It's a universal tank and only cost about $40.
     
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    Thanks, got it. Champion gave me this thing that's about 2 feet long. Dumb.
     
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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah. I tossed that thing as soon as I saw it.
     
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    It's coming along really nice. Nice on the details. i understand the paint thing. i have been coming across alot of solvent pop bubbles. Expecially on my rear spoiler. Got them all fixed and ready to seal again. Great job.
     
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    Paint is becoming more finicky with the materials being used. I had a lot of problems with the primer and body filler on my spoiler on the trunk lid but nowhere else on the car. I ended up stripping the primer off and redoing it again and that seemed to work. I guess if I did this for a living I would know what stuff to avoid o_O
     
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    While I have been waiting for my intake to be returned, I painted a couple of other of parts such as the trunk lid, door handles, door locks, and radiator support. Everything turned out really nice. The lighting in my garage is a bit funky and it makes the lid look like a different color, but in other pics it looks fine. I think the color is a a tad off since I had to dip into my 2nd gallon of paint but it's nowhere near the difference it looks like in the pic.

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