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A woman's project: 68 Fastback

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:58 AM   #221
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Watching the body work at the shop where my car is I am glad I will be paying to have them do the sanding. I don't mind stripping it b/c I can't damage anything any worse than it already is but I do not have the time to work on the body work. I don't mind helping with the reassembly and I am taking mechanics classes this semester just to learn how to do some things on my own. Great progress and a big inspiration to me on what my car will look like someday.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #222
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We finished up the engine bay and welded the studs inside the firewall so we would have a clean look under the hood:

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We got the fenders primed today. Feels great to have them cleaned up and ready for some body work

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Old 12-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #223
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Damn that's looking clean! Especially the fenders! I remember seeing them a while back, all nasty and faded orange.
Watching all these progress motivates me to get back to work, I got a bunch of parts in and they're begging to be throw on. Damn Final Exams...

Keep up the good work!

P.S.: I'm trying to convince my old man that SPI is the way to go. I even discovered they're less than 2 hours from my house! But he keeps saying "I don't want you to be over doing it son."

Its a car I'd like to own and drive for the rest of my life, and using anything other than Rustoleum rattle can is "over doing it"???

Leaves me scratching my head... but since he offered to pay for the primer, I'll do all the convincing I have to!
I have to call a friend of his who restores cars and get that guys opinion to convince my old man...
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #224
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using that respirator...you're missing out on half the fun of painting!

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Its looking really nice!

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #225
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using that respirator...you're missing out on half the fun of painting!
Truth right there, I was stupid enough to not think of a respirator when first stripping and priming. Not only was I spitting black for the next 6 hours, I probably shaved a good 5 years off my lifespan with lead paint!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:45 AM   #226
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Looking good!
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:55 PM   #227
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I'd like to do some body work on my car one of these days. You guys are doing a good job.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:55 AM   #228
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Thanks to everyone. While we aren't working on the body we like to take on some mini projects. I debated on whether or not to share my idea as far as what I want the engine/engine bay to look like... here goes nothing, let me know what you think. The engine bay will spray with U-Pol Raptor, the same which is on the underside of the car. The engine block will be black with aluminum intake, ceramic coated headers, billet pulleys, silver valve covers and air cleaner. Since everything will be black and silver in the engine bay, I wanted only one color to distinguish it being my car. Spark plug wires:

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Old 12-19-2010, 10:38 AM   #229
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i think that it will look great with red, you could go red or blue but some of the blue fades with heat im learning this with mine lol black red kinda goes with anything imho but some differ
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #230
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Thanks to everyone. While we aren't working on the body we like to take on some mini projects. I debated on whether or not to share my idea as far as what I want the engine/engine bay to look like... here goes nothing, let me know what you think. The engine bay will spray with U-Pol Raptor, the same which is on the underside of the car. The engine block will be black with aluminum intake, ceramic coated headers, billet pulleys, silver valve covers and air cleaner. Since everything will be black and silver in the engine bay, I wanted only one color to distinguish it being my car. Spark plug wires:


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Just need to top it off with one of these.

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Old 12-19-2010, 11:34 AM   #231
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Guuuuuys, they're pink, not red!
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #232
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Yes, noticed that they were pink. Your such a girl.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:11 PM   #233
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You gotta have a girly color on your car to make it yours if your a girl..that way your husband wont drive it..teehee..I painted my block purple..as well as the rear diff..it looks awesome..OK, maybe a little overboard, but it works. You are doing an awesome job on your car by the way..My husband is rushing me so I have taken a lot of short cuts unfortunately..Good Job!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #234
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Haha thanks! Yeah I wanted something to distinguish it, but not something that would be hard to change if we ever sold it or if I change my mind and decide I don't like it. So I thought spark plug wires would be the easiest to change out if need be.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:40 PM   #235
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hey now they looked red to me lmfao, i was tired when i wrote the post looked back and yeah they pink will u ever fergive me lol i could of said i was color blind
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #236
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Looking great thus far, Keep up the fight. Dont crush'em, restore'em!
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:34 AM   #237
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That fastback is looking good ! Excellent job to this point keep up the good work .Also get U guys in for ROTM ! l@@K.........
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #238
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Seeing this build thread is awesome, it gets me motivated to work on my car. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting all the pics. Wish all my soldiers at the company had yall's motivation.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:52 AM   #239
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I think having a different color on the spark plug wires can be cool. I did have red in my F150 for a while, but didn't particularly care for it and put stock back in. My eingine bay is all black and silver with a couple peices of chrome. The block is blue. I have blue plug wires in mine currently, but I may switch to black ones next time.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #240
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well I have spent the last 3 hours reading COMPLETELY through this thread and all I can say is I AM WAY PAST JEALOUS!! I bought my 68 coupe 2 weeks ago and imediately tore the engine down for a rebuild. That being said, VERY VERY NICE!!! Im excited to see how this all turns out!
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