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> ST205 Total Rebuild, Something a bit different
post Nov 10, 2013 - 7:51 PM
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QUOTE (qatar11 @ Nov 10, 2013 - 9:11 PM) *
QUOTE (dudeofchaos @ Nov 10, 2013 - 3:33 PM) *
Except for the fact that I wanted to get the 9kg front/6kg rear model which is only available for the ER's and I'd rather have pillowball top mounts for the rear which the RA's don't have.
As for now, the RH will be my final choice.


This is incorrect... when ordering directly from BC (via phone) you can specify pillowball top mounts for the rear...


Really?
On their site it states that RA model does not come with pillowball top mounts.
Well.. thanks for the info then! smile.gif
post Nov 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM
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Well a bit more progress, some high build primer into the engine bay, the epoxy mastic is so rough its going to take several coats of primer, sand down, more primer etc etc to get an even half flat finish.



Somethings missing.....oh yea, everything



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post Nov 22, 2013 - 4:57 PM
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adding some seam sealer now. need more masking tape



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post Nov 22, 2013 - 5:31 PM
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Awesome rebuild, very impressive! smile.gif
post Nov 27, 2013 - 2:58 PM
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Only about a million hors of sanding left to go



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post Nov 27, 2013 - 3:41 PM
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Yes!

I almost feel bad for Martin that his design is copied so much, but damn if it's not the best-looking use of a facelift bumper.


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post Nov 28, 2013 - 7:12 AM
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I looked back and noticed martin didn't transfer the little mini grill in the middle, I would prefer to keep that too


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post Nov 28, 2013 - 2:35 PM
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Not that I have been following all others that have don't this little hybrid bumper build, but I can't recall anyone else keeping the little letterbox vent, it would be nice to claim to be the first but someone somewhere is bound to have done it long before now.


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 4:20 AM
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Nov 27, 2013 - 9:41 PM) *
I almost feel bad for Martin that his design is copied so much, but damn if it's not the best-looking use of a facelift bumper.

No need to mate smile.gif. For it is prove I had great idea wink.gif In terms of improvement. In fact I wanted that vent on my bumper as well but unfortunately "teeth" were broken on my donor bumper so decided to not using it in the end... it is bit visible (two in the middle) in picture below:



I am really glad I can see result how it would look like with that vent as well thumbsup.gif


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 4:11 PM
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Everything you are doing is effing incredible.
post Nov 29, 2013 - 6:14 PM
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Thanks.

More sanding today, managed to get a nice smooth finish. Sorting out the brake lines and fuel lines this weekend as well as the front sub frame. Still the engine bay to finish cleaning and painting but as the cars in the rotisserie it's difficult tote to.

I think I have managed to find myself a 5sfe engine so it looks like a 5sgte might be in order. 5sfe' see hard to come by here.

Then I can start overhauling and rebuilding the front hubs, brake callipers and remaining suspension arms,
So much to do...will it ever end?


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 6:26 PM
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Any 6gc club meets in Florida in April next year? As guess where I will be for a few weeks smile.gif


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 6:26 PM
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post Nov 29, 2013 - 6:28 PM
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Yep smile.gif

On my honeymoon.....but if you can't attend the odd car meet or two on your honeymoon then what's the world coming to eh


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 6:39 PM
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What do I win for getting it right? tongue.gif


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 7:11 PM
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QUOTE (Nial @ Nov 29, 2013 - 6:14 PM) *
Thanks.

More sanding today, managed to get a nice smooth finish. Sorting out the brake lines and fuel lines this weekend as well as the front sub frame. Still the engine bay to finish cleaning and painting but as the cars in the rotisserie it's difficult tote to.

I think I have managed to find myself a 5sfe engine so it looks like a 5sgte might be in order. 5sfe' see hard to come by here.

Then I can start overhauling and rebuilding the front hubs, brake callipers and remaining suspension arms,
So much to do...will it ever end?


yea i like it.. i was looking into the 5sfe for a conversion in the future.. it seems like the "better" method, will be a overall better performance from the 5sgte less lag and more torque, they are getting rare over here too.. great job on the bumper lad.. im loving this build!
post Dec 16, 2013 - 3:47 PM
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Taking a break from this project while I decide what to do, the latest layer of paint looks terrible, no matter how carefully you apply it, it runs everywhere and looks like a child painted it on. To top it all off it then reacted with the other paint so it all has to come off. Back to square one, options are spend more months wire brushing the paint off, sending it away to get sand blasted, buy a sand blaster and do t myself or give up, right this very second the giving up option is mighty appealing, I can't afford to keep throwing money at this project for it to keep going wrong. Might be time to call it a day!


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post Dec 16, 2013 - 3:50 PM
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yup! time to call it a day! Fly it over to me. Itll give me something to do in the afternoons.....chances are you wont get it back though smile.gif


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post Dec 16, 2013 - 4:22 PM
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QUOTE (Nial @ Dec 16, 2013 - 4:47 PM) *
Taking a break from this project while I decide what to do, the latest layer of paint looks terrible, no matter how carefully you apply it, it runs everywhere and looks like a child painted it on. To top it all off it then reacted with the other paint so it all has to come off. Back to square one, options are spend more months wire brushing the paint off, sending it away to get sand blasted, buy a sand blaster and do t myself or give up, right this very second the giving up option is mighty appealing, I can't afford to keep throwing money at this project for it to keep going wrong. Might be time to call it a day!


you wouldn't happen to be having trouble with POR paint are you? Because I just went through numerous attempts applying POR chassis coat black only to have it look absolutely horrible no matter what I tried. Foam brushes, bristle brushes, lots of mixing, little mixing, high temperature, low temperature, various humidities, anything and everything. It always came out exactly like you described, as though a child did the painting mad.gif

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post Dec 16, 2013 - 4:37 PM
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It is a POR paint yes. Sick of it. It runs no matter how thinly you apply it. I know it's under the car and no one will see it, but I would know and it would annoy me constantly. Frustrated.


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