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    I'm getting the car ready for paint. First off. I hate doing body work. Second I have to keep in mind that if by chance I sell the car it can still be fit into other classes in diffrent santioning bodys. So I have been cutting away here and moving it there but not cutting to much.. To balance and lighten in the higher and over hanging places. Then moving it to the passanger floor to off set my fat ass.

    I one thing I have been putting off is... The sun roof. Because of the cage is already in place. It's hard to get to the ribbing and I have to weld in the new sheet metal. So I have been walking around it. putting it off for a few weeks now. Doing other things just so I wouldn't have to do it. Trying to come up with other ways. But you can ether cut the top off. Skin it. Then reweld it on, or make the sheet metal over lap and revit it on (it is a race car so from far away it dosen't look to bad from a few feet away). Did I say how much I hate body work?

    So I just went down to the garage said f*%k it and cut it. So far it looks good. Now I just need to weld it up and off to the paint shop it goes.

    I would be painting it myself if it wasn't for the prep work that needs to go into this thing. It was panited in the mid 80s so it has that paint the peels in sheets at a time. I was thinking to soda blast it so I could paint it. But 1800.00 was well over my price range. I went to a few friends that own body shops. Ask the best low cost way. They all said the same thing. One day paint and body. They started at 500 for the cheep paint. 200 for the extra prep for that old paint and 250 more for two colors.
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    This thread is worthless without pics.
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    Not really. Like a good director, he is just building anticpation. Pics come at the climax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Not really. Like a good director, he is just building anticpation. Pics come at the climax.
    I'm pretty sure I don't want a visual of Gian's "money shot".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    I'm pretty sure I don't want a visual of Gian's "money shot".
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    for some reason, I can't upload my jpg pictures. So sorry.. no money shot just yet. But I'll keep tryin.
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    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    Nope still can't
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    lol old people
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    I just want to clarify my previous post by stating that I love older people. You guys are great, even if technology incapable at times. =D
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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    I just want to clarify my previous post by stating that I love older people. You guys are great, even if technology incapable at times. =D
    You know just cause my cain doesn't work on my lap top, dosen't mean it woun't work on you Skippy. And get out of the yard too! Dam Kid's.

    By the time I figure this out I'll most likely be done....
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    So here are some of the pictures I said I would put up.
    img_1175.jpgimg_1174.jpg
    Not real happy with the turn out. Next time I'll stick to just over lapping and rivets.
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    You should take photos during daytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    You should take photos during daytime.
    Disagree. I think he should never try to post photos again.
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    Gian, i would be remiss if I didn't say that the picture you posted of your new pant job may be the worst picture of a new paint job in the history of the Interwebs.
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    Tough crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Tough crowd.
    If anything, hakeem's post was an understatement . . .
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    You missed a spot.
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    LoL oh I love you guys!
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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