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#21 Fauxre

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:18 PM

OK... it's in!!!! Took a little help from my son Nick and his fiance' Channing, who took the pics.


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Went in easily. The JTR people sure have the bugs worked out of this procedure.


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Fits like a glove. Posted Image


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I've been heading toward this day for so long, I'm not sure what I want to do next. It'll come to me. Posted Image

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#22 Fauxre

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:55 AM

A few accessories for the holidays.


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#23 Fauxre

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

Finally got around to working on the dash again. Attached are the compilation pics from the start to its current state in red primer. It's not perfect, but with a little fine tuning it can be painted to match the exterior, if I decide to go that route.

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Only took 2 pics from the back.


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#24 Cheesecakepiebar

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:58 PM

Love the last picture. That's a good use for a factory GM stereo!
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:05 AM

It`s a hell of a learning experience you`ve gotten out of this project....really that`s what`s it all about. I`m sure the next project will be done with ease. Keep up the good work!
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

Love the last picture. That's a good use for a factory GM stereo!


HAHAHA... makes a pretty good doorstop too.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:28 PM

Awesome project, my compliments to you!
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

It`s a hell of a learning experience you`ve gotten out of this project....really that`s what`s it all about. I`m sure the next project will be done with ease. Keep up the good work!


Got that right... this project certainly has been an education. And although I can't wait to finally drive a finish product, the journey there is what it's all about.
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#29 aplyedmind

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:12 PM

Man do I love your dash :D
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#30 Fauxre

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

Man do I love your dash :D



Thanks.

It doesn't look as good in daylight. Lots of little blemishs and waves, but it's good enough for mock-up of the rest of the interior.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:55 PM

Got all the guts stuffed back inside...


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... and mounted back in the car.


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#32 Dan Juday

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:09 AM

Glad to see the Christmas decorations got put away. :-)

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

Glad to see the Christmas decorations got put away. :-)



Gotta have priorities, Dan.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Don't need an ashtray... but who can go anywhere without cup holders?


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The interior is coming back together nicely.


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:29 PM

So no plans for a radio? Are you going to put in the arm rest again or leave it open? Nice work by the way!
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#36 Fauxre

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:54 PM

So no plans for a radio? Are you going to put in the arm rest again or leave it open? Nice work by the way!



Until I'm ready for sound, I'll leave that area blank. Hoping there's enough room for a small nav screen maybe. No design ideas yet for the door panels. I like the look of the original Z panels well enough, but I think I'll go with something a little more custom, since mine basically fell apart during removal.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:54 AM

hello i just wanted to say i think yhat you goy something good going and if your from the same vacaville im from i hope to see it finished

#38 Fauxre

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

hello i just wanted to say i think yhat you goy something good going and if your from the same vacaville im from i hope to see it finished



Hi 89stanger,
Same town. If all goes well, you might see it around town this summer.:D

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:38 PM

More Body Mods


I'm still short on "cabbage" for parts. I don't want to loose the momentum I've build up in the last month, so I'll keep working on the little body mods that don't cost much in materials.

The lower round vents on the bonnet aren't deep enough for my taste, so I spent a little time this last weekend extending them.

The process was pretty straight forward. I taped an empty plastic potato salad bucket inside the vent to form a mold. I wrapped cloth fiberglass strips around until I got the thickness I wanted.

I'll trim them at the back and shape / blend the front openings later.





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I've changed directions a couple times on the fuel door/filler style. Originally I was going with the Le Mans style (read, expensive) gas cap, so I installed the optional fuel filler pocket. Then I found a nice filler cap, at the wrecking yard, from a Jaguar that was far more cost effective. But after a while, the size and style just didn't seem right.




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The next incarnation consisted of a plastic door/pocket assembly from a '90 Miitsubishi Eclipse. It's contours are very close to the curve of the VR's fender mount location, and for the longest time I thought this was the way I was gonna go. So I trimmed out a nice big hole in the fuel pocket to accommodate Mitsubishi door assembly. But I want something in chrome or polished aluminum to match the door handles and the trunk latch and hinges. Turns out, the "chroming" process for the plastic makes the final product almost as expensive as my first choice. If I'm gonna spend that kind of money on such a detail, I'm gettin' the real thing.
So, I filled the hole in again. Posted Image

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Guess I'll just bite the bullet and spend the money... that is if I ever scrape it together.Posted Image


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

Looking good Wes! Keep changeing your mind, it makes me feel better.

I've got to get you over and help me with a little glass project.




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