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  • If youre still having problems with paint bubbling, try cleaning with mineral spirits or something else alcohol based.
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    "What was that? Fiero? Say that again"

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    • They told me I could be anything,
      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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      • Originally posted by Sinkronized View Post
        amazing work man, i probably would've given up a long time a go or when i saw how much work had to be done, especially with the rust.
        its been tough in some parts but i know in the end its going to be totally worth it.

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        Originally posted by Mr. Two View Post
        If youre still having problems with paint bubbling, try cleaning with mineral spirits or something else alcohol based.
        fixed that problem :P

        Originally posted by Nugget View Post
        i do believe that is a 74 model with the same rims as mine


        well yesterday i look my head light SHROUDS! not guards .... derp! to work and i was going to get them sandblasted but turns out it would of done more damage then good to the chrome i wanted to keep so i had to sand it by hand :P after it got stripped of all its paint and what ever was making it bubble





        and there they sit getting preheated to make sure none of the chrome is going to flake off in the heat under the paint that is going on.



        then i had the joy of covering the chrome strip i wanted to keep ...... god damn i hate that tape after its been in the ovan




        PAINT! .... Well powder :P

        and here they are finished with a crappy close up



        then i wrapped them in foam where they will stay in my room in a safe place intill the day comes that i'll put them back on the car



        sorry for the crappy photos my phone kinda pooped itself and i could only use the front camera ....... the powder coat worked alot better then the wet paint and without the bloody bubbles ..... in other news i should be getting the door back next week as well as my air compressor parts

        thanks for all the comments guys.
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        My 1978 Honda Civic restore
        http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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        • It's actually the 1983 model. haha
          They told me I could be anything,
          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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          • Pfffft I don't believe you haha
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            My 1978 Honda Civic restore
            http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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            • Originally posted by Sean View Post
              Pfffft I don't believe you haha


              Believe it haha, thats what it was registered as.
              They told me I could be anything,
              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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              • Looks very similar to a Toyota Starlet KP60. But I belive that's because most cars in the same range and from the same years as well as designed for the same markets (here Japan originally) look very equal.

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                • There are a few cars that look like my civic almost bought the wrong one once
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                  My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                  http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                  • Alright people my door is welded up and ready for me to pick it up, I've got parts for the drums coming in within the next week or two and I've got all my air compressor parts rocking up today and tomorrow it's like Christmas but for my car haha oh I also picked up a 52mm digital tachometer for freeeeee!
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                    My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                    http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                    • Kinda big update tomorrow guys so keep an eye out
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                      My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                      http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                      • Wow, how have i mannaged to not notice this build thread? I just read it all and i love your work. I'm looking forward to the next update
                        1977 mini sunshine: the slow build continues

                        http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...cooper-s-specs

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                        • Originally posted by 123grosso View Post
                          Wow, how have i mannaged to not notice this build thread? I just read it all and i love your work. I'm looking forward to the next update
                          thanks mate , its no mini but its still a awesome car haha


                          UPDATE!

                          Well well well people its update time so much stuff came in and some of it pissed me off but let me start

                          so after about a 1 month wait i got the compressor parts




                          man it was so much cheaper getting these off ebay then at the local shops .... almost $80 cheaper but with cheaper product you get cheap products...... the compressor switch has a crack in it and leaks air >.< but its not a big problem .......yeeeeet

                          but this is the reason why i had to replace shit .....


                          and this is what it looked like when i put it together and then found out that it had a leak .....


                          but i got the best news of all time


                          my rear slave cylinder on the left is leaking something crazy



                          i could not find a second hand one and no one wanted to touch it to fix it for me because it was so old, i almost had to get one from japan that would of cost me a arm and a leg but then my dad and his wife gave me $100 for super cheapauto and i thought i'd ask them .....THEY HAD THEM for $30, god i was over the moon



                          and then the guy asked if i wanted the break shoes...... well damn right i said yess $40!


                          and on that good news i got my door back all welded up





                          then came the grinding ........




                          after that i gave it a buzz of and hit it with some rust converter as its been raining cats and dogs for like 3 weeks


                          this is where i am at now (thank you room mate for that finger) its still raining and i cant bog or sand inside so when the sun comes out i'll be in full swing

                          thanks for all the comments guys

                          ps: my grandad paid for this while i was at supercheap

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                          My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                          http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                          • Nice work mate, i'm amazed that supercheap still stock parts for old cars. Can i just ask you what you are using to grind down the welds?
                            1977 mini sunshine: the slow build continues

                            http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...cooper-s-specs

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                            • Just a normal ozito grinder lol
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                              My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                              http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                              • I mean abrasives, are you using a flappy disc like this? 71706.jpg
                                1977 mini sunshine: the slow build continues

                                http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...cooper-s-specs

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