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  • #31
    Turned out good, just needs a cut and buff on the clear! Once that's done, it'll be shiny as. Did you watch CustomSprayMods on youtube? Dave made a video on how to spray-paint your whole car in your backyard, it may help you.
    Originally posted by MOOG
    I have been standing naked in front of a mirror for the last three days and checking 100% that I am definitely not a 45 year old woman, for it is this creature that is so often seen piloting such a vehicle.

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    • #32
      I could never Paint my own car. I would stuff it and then i'm stuck with it.
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      BY NDH 795

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      • #33
        Yeah, i did watch that episode but conveniently enough, it was after i had finished painting.
        Hopefully doing the cutting and buffing tomorrow along with cutting the carpet to fit and piecing back the interior. Not sure if i'll manage to get it all done tomorrow as i forgot about the dash which needs to be sanded and resprayed.
        Rego has run out anyway so i'm in no real rush.
        Originally posted by ADowbs
        He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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        • #34

          Started buffing the car. It's coming together very well.

          Car becoming one piece again.

          What the front bar used to be.
          P.S If you're in the brisbane area and want that piece of shit front bar, just ask and you can have it.
          Originally posted by ADowbs
          He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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          • #35
            P.S If you're in the brisbane area and want that piece of shit front bar, just ask and you can have it.
            Mines more ****ed than yours, so I'll take it if you don't mind? I'm on the Sunny Coast.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Jyzz View Post
              Mines more ****ed than yours, so I'll take it if you don't mind? I'm on the Sunny Coast.
              Just so we're on the same page, i'm talking about the front bar with the middle chunk missing from it. The last picture, not the one on the car.
              Is that the one you were after?
              Originally posted by ADowbs
              He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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              • #37
                Yeah, I'll do a little mcm carbon fibre mod hahaha
                hit me with an inbox mate.

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                • #38



                  Cut, buff and it's completely done.
                  It turned out real nice.
                  Speedo is now working. Indicators stopped though, lulz. It'll be done reaaaal soon now.
                  Last edited by villain; 11-03-2012, 06:51 PM.
                  Originally posted by ADowbs
                  He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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                  • #39
                    Paint looks awesome! well done!
                    Regards - Samantha XOXO
                    2001 VX Commodore

                    Originally posted by brian_rs/ss
                    modded auto's are the tits. but i still love playing with my stick.

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                    • #40
                      Doesn't look as good as a professional paint job (or your phone cam makes it look bad), but very tidy for a driveway job!
                      I'ts all about cars and women because cars and women make us happy!

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                      • #41
                        Looks mad!
                        $900 Silvia? See it come together here~ Click!
                        $0 SR20? [Featuring $400 Silvia] See it come together here~ Click!

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                        • #42
                          Thanks guys. Yeah, it's pretty far from professional but hey, i did it in my backyard with absolutely no experience. I'm pretty happy that it didn't turn into a clump of shit.
                          Originally posted by ADowbs
                          He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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                          • #43
                            Just to show you the complete 3 year 'transformation', here are some older pictures.


                            This is what i started with. Floats some people's boats but i'm not a big fan of body kits and what not so when it got hit, we got rid of the body kit.


                            It then looked like this for a while.
                            Quite embarrassing really


                            This is what it looked like when my dad tried his hand at painting. It wasn't that bad but wasn't very good either.
                            The front bar was also shit.
                            After that the bonnet got painted black, very badly, for who knows what reason.
                            Originally posted by ADowbs
                            He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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                            • #44
                              I've been a bit quiet the past few days but rest assured, i'v been a busy little bee.
                              Current updates:
                              I had a lot of electrical problems
                              I now only have one electronic problem and that is that the stereo refuses to turn on, as well as the amp. But that's relatively minor.

                              Today during my uni break, i decided to come home and do a bit of interior work. Probably need to redo some of these things and actually sand them etc, but it turned out alright.






                              Got the cars rego sorted out today so now it's just a matter of putting the final touches on it and it's ready to drive.

                              Edit: Yeaaaah, so we drove it.
                              I was wrong about not having any electrical problems.
                              The right indicator stops blinking if the headlamps are on and your pressing the brake. I should probably look into that one.
                              Speedo stopped working...again and I still can't figure out the stereo.
                              Ahh, the joys of owning a 21 year old car.
                              Last edited by villain; 15-03-2012, 10:58 PM.
                              Originally posted by ADowbs
                              He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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                              • #45
                                Know how they say when you're buffing, you shouldn't put pressure on the buffer? Yeah, here's why you don't do that.


                                Back to square one. Sanding.
                                I think this car is cursed.
                                Originally posted by ADowbs
                                He lives in Australia, it's a felony for thinking about doing a motor swap, let alone actually doing one.
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