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Old 08-01-2007, 04:18 PM   #21
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Cool! keep us updated... I hope you fix that stang up and make it new again!

It's sad to see it like that...
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #22
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Im stunned at how awesome that rear end came out. It was the one part I cringed about when I started reading.

Oh, that and the green stripe. *wow*. Speechless. honestly if I bought that or if a son or something of mine bought that, I WOULD NOT drive that back for them lol, it would be too embarrassing!

Anyways awesome job so far.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #23
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I would be really tempted to take some heavy duty polish and a buffer to it and see if you cant just buff the spray paint off, it should work since the krylon crap is just sprayed onto the clear, unless they roughed up the clear first.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:47 PM   #24
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wow - this is really interesting, I'd love to do this - but thats much easier said than done. It will be fun to follow the progress.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:58 PM   #25
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I guess I forgot to go into what plans I have for this thing.
Both front and back bumper covers have damage to them so I will be replacing them with GT take-offs. The spoiler of course will need to be added with the side rails to match the kit.
After more tests on removing the paint we've come to the decision to strip the whole thing and repaint. That's what I wanted from the begining but my step father wanted to at least give it a shot. I'm thinking of painting it Grabber Orange with either White or Silver stripes. We have the knowhow and the equipment to paint it ourselves so I'll be able to do some customizing to the paint. Also I'll be using a chemical paint strippper gel to take everything down to the metal.
And for those interested I found it on Yahoo Auto's which I think just pimps for AutoTrader. I'd been watching eBay for months trying to find one to fix up but they always go for way too much. I just got lucky and found a guy who had purchased it at a police auction and then decided he didn't have time to fix it up so he just wanted his money back.

Hehe and you should see the looks I get from people when I drive it in town.

So after a few more tugs we're ready to move it into the garage.

Another quick look at what we've done so far.


And just like it's Monday we get back to the grind!

Must remove as much paint as possible while cleaning up the metal.

Need to get all the spots that have divits and warps. Do you know what time it is??

It's BONDO TIME!!!!

This is just the first layer of Bondo. There will be many more as we will need to shape it to match.

After sanding it down a bit we need to make sure the tail light will fit properly.

Not too bad for one days work!


This weekend we will start stripping all the paint and continue to get the rear in shape.
Stay tuned for more next week.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:08 PM   #26
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Already looks quite a lot better! Its good you decided to strip it, the custom paint should yield very nice results! It looks like your "contact" Has a pretty good idea of what he is doing!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:18 PM   #27
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haha, wow that was all in one day? Great job! keep us posted
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:26 PM   #28
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this is really cool! the best thing about having picked up a V6 is that you don't have to feel guilty if you decide to tear the engine out and put a monster in it!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #29
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Cool ... this should be a great thread .....
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #30
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Your step-dad is probably like "Why the hell are you taking pictures?! Give me a hand!"

Looks like you're progressing nicely.
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