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  • I've got them just need to wait haha
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    My 1978 Honda Civic restore
    http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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    • WELL WELL WELL, I really couldn't wait for it to be on the road to show you guys so i'm going to show you now

      ok guys last time you saw my bonnet it looked like this.
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      after attacking it with more 40gritt and then 80gritt i got this.
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      i then got the middle bit with the same treatment the next day.
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      i also bought a ****ing awesome wire wheel that vibrated so much my arms went numb haha
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      after all that hard work i treated the metal with a rust converter
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      after cleaning it up i sprayed the areas i thought and knew where shit haha
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      then started sanding down to find them
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      i really didnt want to spend too much time on the bonnet as i might be replacing it with a fibreglass one in the future as this one is pretty much screwed.
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      i made this decision after the first lot of bog haha
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      but i got it smoothed out and ready.
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      :P 1/4 of my paint booth up
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      but with only 1/4 up i got her in primer
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      after it dried i proped her on the car and pushed her in the booth
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      i didnt take any photos of the next part but i ****ed up and put dints in the roof that i fixed up :P

      but the weekend rocked up, the boss wanted me to work but i blatantly said " no im painting my car" haha so i put the rest of my paint booth up :P
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      haha remember that blue frame :P built it for more then one uses
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      but while building the booth i found this guy chillin
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      later that night before i fully put the booth up as i needed two people haha i started to mask up the car
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      4HOURSLATERAT1PMINTHEMORENING!

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      dont ask me why it took 4 hours haha but it stayed on for a few days haha

      so after that i went to bed to get a good night sleep for the most epic weekend ever but before i did that i had to have one more peek at my new colour :P
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      its a very funny looking white :P

      8am rocks up and it time
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      over kill :P i had two moisture traps on this line haha
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      dont worry i got rid of the zip ties haha

      so after getting everything sorted i spent the next 5 hours dry rubbing and wet rubbing down the whole car and she came out smooth as unicorns balls
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      then i spent around another 2 hours masking up for ......THIS!
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      MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
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      Got everything put back on once it dried :P

      now guys i want you to close your eyes and imagine this is all poor old sean can see in his booth ...... NOTHING my lights broke and i couldnt see shit but thankfully i had a head lamp hahha a head lamp xD its 730pm on a sunday night and i needed this car painted, i had the air compressor going nonstop for 4 hours, it was 25C in the booth and 14C out side all i had to see was a small little led head lamp but god damn did i do a ****ing amazing job, i got it painted and cleared in four hours but it come out amazing.

      first feather coat lol
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      that is all i could see ...... lol

      but after the 4 hours i was done, i could clean up and go to bed ready for a 6am start ahaha

      the next night i didnt finish work until 7pm O_O 13 hour shift god damn :P but this was really the only photo i could take
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      i pushed it into some light for a better photo but couldnt get much other then this
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      after a couple of late nights and rainy days i finally was able to take a real day time photo haha
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      i then started putting the front end back on as im going to be getting a new honeycomb grill and painting that :P
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      ITS DONE MWUAHAHA the painting of the outside is done yaaaaaaaay :P now when you look at it close up you can see every single imperfection but i couldn't give a single flying **** i did it my self on my drive way and she came out amazingly :P but this is where im at right now next week im going to be trying to get all the glass installed and all the panels and doors lined up


      thank you guys so much for all the comments and support really makes my day reading them
      Sean
      It is dangerous, but to be, you have known sufficiently
      Last edited by Sean; 20-06-2013, 09:27 PM.
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      My 1978 Honda Civic restore
      http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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      • Pure awesomeness
        Originally posted by thatcoolwind
        Only narrow minded people hate on cars because of their brand.
        Originally posted by Cal
        I've driven skylines, 180's, even hachi's with 4AGZE's, not to mention all my corollas, and I have to say the excel was a blast to drive.
        Check out my excellent ride HERE: http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...ellent+hyundai

        It doesn't matter what kind of car you have, If you've put in the work, time, and money you deserve a little respect.

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        • looks beautiful mate! hats off to you for doing it all on your own!!

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          • good stuff man she looks a million bucks and hey don't stress the bug guts or imperfections man my first car was home painted with ghost flames, paint fade and racing stripes and people always said it was *****in'

            Keep it up man
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            shaking worse than michael j fox on a paint mixer.
            Originally posted by Hound
            Yeah guuize, im in bed with my missus too.. Palmela Handerson and I are having a great time.

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            • WOW!!!! That's simply brilliant. I'm lost for words. Great work man.
              Currently drive a Honda CM2 (2003)

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              • epic dude wow
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                • thanks guys 'twas worth the wait
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                  My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                  http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                  • Mad! I've always been meaning to read through this whole thread but always forgot.

                    Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.
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                    • Ladies and gentlemen, we have just witnessed the work of a DIY Hero right here.
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                      • Awesome job!
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                        • I just went full on fangirl. Gorgeous color, Fantastic work. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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                          • Kicking myself seeing I sold mine, this is so awesome!
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                            so I became a nugget.

                            I do Range Rover, Volvo, Peugeot and Jaguar parts for Sydney. I can also help with VW, Honda and BMW parts.

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                            • outstanding work! keep the updates rolling in
                              Originally posted by Napior
                              You guys have those stupid family stickers in Australia too? The one good thing about them is it's easy to pick out the bad drivers

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                              • Sad news guys but followed by awesome news my poor 35 year old clutch died an honorable death of trying to get into 1st gear but I have found I whole clutch kit better then oem for $225 so all I need to do now is get my flywheel shaved and while I'm at it ;D get it lightened
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                                My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                                http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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