JohnL71RS’s Project restart…..

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    JohnL71RS Veteran Member

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    i finished sanding the primer and test fitted the hood. i had to install the hinges and aligned everything. i also put the header on the align the hood. here is a pic of the top and with the hood opened. BTW, the hinges with the struts work great.
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    But, there is always a but with this car, the area i built up after modifing the hood was hitting the cowl. Next, the passenger's side front was hitting the radiator support. so i cut the radiator support and bent it down. this matched the other side. i will weld it back probably this weekend. then i had to take down the area hitting the cowl and prime again. All till next weekend. Thanks for checking out my progress.
     
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    i finally repainted the underside of the hood. i did have 1 run and two puddles. i have since sanded them off. i enclosed the inner garage with plastic to make a coonass paint booth.
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    i will polish the hood once i find my polisher. i also took apart my new hinges and sanded the milling marks out. it didn't look good, so i gave it the satin finish that i have on all my aluminum parts. I will take off days later in the week and get garage and yard cleaned up and get the car back in the garage.

    I also grinded out the solent pop and cracks in the rear spoiler. the outer piece i grinded right through it. so i fiberglassed the inner side. then i primed all the spots with the first coats. I will build up the coats tomorrow. thanks for checking out my progress.
     
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    Hi John, been a while since I checked in, looks like you've made some solid progress in my absence.

    Love those hood hinges!
     
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    all,

    i have seem to misplaced my manual. i need the pics and instructions for installing the front rs split bumpers. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    you wanting the assembly diagram?
     
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    yes, that should work.
     
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    i also need help with the torsion bar for the trunk. is there a way to distinguish the rods between the non-spoiler and with a spoiler. i thought i put in the one for the spoiler and it won't hold up the trunk lid. is there a different diameter of the rod???
     
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    Been awhile since last updates. Many to get to. While I was wet sanding for paint, i found a few issues. i had a solvent pop on rear spoiler and cracks in RS nose.
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    then the radiator support was hitting the underside of the hood. when i modified the hood, i thought i had enough clearance. So i cut the radiator support to fit. the pic is from one side, but i had to do it on each side.
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    Since i had time waiting on specialty painter, i started on remaking the radiator support covers. here are some pics of the old ones cut and modified, so i could make new ones out of heavier aluminum.
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    More to come.
     
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    i had some delays with issues with the body, painter, and life. My ac and hot water heater both crapped out within a month of each other. I had to repair some spots on the car. i gave a custom painter a down payment for him to paint the strips. when i was ready, he was working on cars for Sema, then he had to go to Sema. then he came back and i had a few things to fix after wet sanding, then i told him to get ready and he bailed on me. So i had to find another custom painter for the strips. here are a few pics of the body ready for paint.
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    I also started on my cowl cover. i am making it in aluminum and will paint blue.
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    I found a painter that said he has painted aluminum graphics before. so i setup him, my painter of the car and a paint booth. here are some pics of the paint job.
    First is the strips. First coat. It took three times of painting, scotch brite and cleaning.
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    After he finished, he sprayed clear base to lock in the graphics.
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    He taped up the strips and we had to paint all the areas outside the strips that were silver with black base coat. the blue has to go over black.
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    After the base.
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    cont.
     
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