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Old 05-03-2017, 02:20 PM   #43
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Build looks great but get some jack stands man! I always worry when I see the car up, wheels off, with no jack stands.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:45 PM   #44
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More work on the calipers. We had a bad storm roll through. Again. Seems likely a daily/weekly occurrence. Anyway, due to the rain I yet again couldn't work on the big projects (ae86 and truck).


So on the way home I picked up some high temp paint and it was time to get down to business. I stil had to finish cleaning the other side calipers before paint as well.



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With both sides of calipers clean it was time for paint. Found some suitable colors and went with it. As it turns out the silver is a damn near match to my car color, and the blue is also very similar to the prodrive color im trying to replicate. Also can't forget the pizza. Necessary "working on cars food" for sure.


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With them all taped up and clean, let the spraying commence. At first I set them up on the truck hood, but then the weather rolled back around and was forced back into the garage. This weather isn't messing around lately. Feel another big flood is a coming sadly.



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Next step is to bring home some touch up brushes to use to paint the letters and the underscore. Going to have to channel my inner steadiness as they are small and plentiful. Would really hate to have to spray the silver again and start over. Once the paint work is done I can install the new seals, clean up the pistons a bit and insert the, back in, and then its a waiting game on the Ti hardware to come in.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:21 AM   #45
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Calipers turned out great. Your attention to detail is inspiring.
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Calipers turned out great. Your attention to detail is inspiring.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:47 PM   #47
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Today was the day. Make or break. All the cards on the table.

I knew it was going to be a pain to paint the letters by hand, but boy did they put me through the ringer. The spaces are so incredibly small. It was physically impossible to not go over the edges some, which sucks, but its fixable. Once they are all good and dry ill lightly hit the faces with some high grit sand paper to remove the excess over paint.



I had to commandeer the kitchen table from here mothers day crafts with my son, as she already had paper towels and such laid out. I was going to need to sit down to do this lol




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So my plan was to spray the aerosol paint into these small container I brought home from work, and use out touch up brushes to paint the letters. The plan went as I hoped, and thankfully I didn't have any issues.



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Except for one thing. The VERY first thing I paint, one of the underscores. I do in the wrong color, black. Its suppose to be the blue color F$&%@&#$&%$#$!!!!!!!!! Yeah, that pissed me off. Took the caliper outside, sprayed it and let it sit to cure. Came back inside, embarrassed by my mistake and started on the other caliper.



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Once I had finished the first, took a break, ate, and then started on the other one. Once I was done with the final caliper I of course had to take some mock up pics with the wheels. I also took a few extra shots for reference where the stickers go and such since they will be removed when painted.



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Old 05-17-2017, 12:20 AM   #48
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Got a bit of work done on the wheels tonight. removed the old valve stems, removed the old peeling stickers, and cleaned off the balance weights and their glue.


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Once all that was completed it was time to clean the hub mating surfaces up and start the minor repairs of curb rash and chips. Only one wheel was "bad" and it wasnt all that bad either. The other three were fairly minor, need small putty work to fill in minor gashes. Only that one wheel had multiple spots that needed filling, again only minor.


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Sadly its going to be a bit before I can get them painted as we are currently in the middle of going from two small paint booths to one larger one. And we are currently refined to our primer booth to prime and spray cars which seriously cuts down production and time. So personal projects are on the back burner. The new booth should be up and running in 2-3 weeks time and then hopefully I can see about getting the wheels sprayed in their new color.

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Old 05-21-2017, 11:34 PM   #49
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As of late I've been extremely busy, and sadly my garage has taken the brunt of it. There is stuff EVERYWHERE. toys, tools, parts, you name it. Before I got any more work done I had to clean it up some. Consolidate, throw away, sell a few things. Something, I can't work in an environment like this.


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Had a few more parts roll in. Coilovers arrived. Along with my air tank. I already had the lines, pressure gauge, fittings, and compressor from a while back which I traded work for. The tank is going to work out great. Its just a hair too tall with the fitting hour on top prolly about 1/2'' too ill and hits the false floor. However the floor sits in there just fine. I may try to find a way to lower it that 1/2' to make it flush, but im not to worried about it.


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Finally able to get a hold of my coils, after having to cancel my initial order, then placing my new order and being told they are on back-order till late June, and then to have them arrive just 2 weeks after ordering. It was quite the roller coaster lol. Also had my caliper seals come in. Still waiting on the Ti bolts and pistons. Ive also got something awesome in the works for the rotors as well. Cant wait to get the ball rolling on that once I have the cash. This braking system is going to be like no other, I can't wait. Oh, almost forgot. Also picked up some solid steering rack bushings. Its actually one of the things im most looking forward to in this install, really hoping to improve sterring feedback a good bit.


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