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Old 10-12-2010, 12:17 AM
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You gonna get traction bars? Once I got mine the wheel hop stopped
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:57 AM
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I kind of doubt it, i've never had traction problems even with the car being as light as it is (appox. 2600 lbs) I have liked the looks of yellow traction cars sitting under the older cars. But I don't even have wheel hop or hooking problems so i'm not too worried about it.
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Well update time:
Radio finally wired up and it gets loud, at volume of 20 its a nice comfortable volume and it goes up to 100
Sadly though about two weeks after getting that done my radiator decided to spring a leak...again.
With the car being parked a while i'm taking advantage of the down time and doing what i've been meaning to for a while.


I always liked the black panel on the back but with the plastic cover ones running in the 200+ range i'm just going to paint it on.

Did a mock up in microsoft paint and rushed a little so its sloppy.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:04 PM
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I think it will look really good painted black.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:18 PM
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Ya i'm excited to see it but i'm taking it really slow and make sure i don't rush it. Plus the automotive primer and flat black paint I have says use in temps of 50-90 degrees and Texas is bi-polar and its going to be below 50 until the weekend. I will have pictures as soon as its in primer and paint though.
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Got a coat of primer down then took the picture. Has another coat on and tomorrow if weather permits will be spraying the flat black. Need to go pick up some clear coat first.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:37 PM
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Double post: Sprayed 3 light coats of flat black then used 2 coats of satin clear coat in attempt to clear and stay flat black. Well even with light coats of satin clear its still a little glossy.

Will have another picture when its put back together.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:55 PM
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I think it looks great. Having a bit of gloss isn't gonna hurt anything. If you didn't want any glossy shine, I would have gotten some flat clear.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:10 PM
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Satin is semi-gloss, which looks better IMO

Your car and my friend's old Mustang have a lot in common.

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I think it did turn out really good especially for my painting skill level but i'm very satified in the results. Haha and Tex its even more in common than just now my cars original color was that yellow
And now its officially finished.
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Man that looks good. Keep up the great work!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:40 AM
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That looks great. You did a very nice job.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:52 AM
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Thanks Jabari and bananabrian, I was worried how it would turn out but i just tried taking it slow and not rushing anything. Not bad considering its with rattle cans. The initial sanding is what was the scariest, car was taped and ready and it took me ten minutes to actually put the sand paper to it
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:45 AM
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So its been long enough since I have bought the new wheels and still hadn't gotten tires.....so I got tires. Long story but UPS is really backed up and somehow I only managed to get one for now other should be here tomorrow. But just a little teaser before they get put on this week.
DOT approved street legal drag slicks basically, BF GOODRICH 275/50/15's


Just to give you a better idea the tire it's next to is the current size of my stock back tires.

Also ordering an aluminum radiator sometime this week and possibly some yellow traction bars to finish the look.
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I forsee interesting/scary rain driving in your future.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:13 PM
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No kidding, I will be alot more careful and cautious in the rain from now on. Probably test the traction and cornering in the rain in a empty parking lot to get the feel of how it will do.
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Forgot to update since the tire install, definately looks alot meaner

The stance I wanted

Decided to paint the headlight rings and blinker rings flat black, the blinker ones were done after the picture was taken I forgot to take a updated one but the bottom rings are black too
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Looks great, nice stance plus adding the black too the light trim pieces makes it look better.
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Thanks man it was kinda an impulse thing, I was looking at the front of the car and thought it would look good so I did it.
Here is one with the blinker housing actually painted too
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Well I couldn't help myself, I love the yellow traction bar look under an older muscle car. So I was debating on buying the bars or getting a spectre air filter at pep boys that is for a carb and has two filters, kinda like a dual cold air intake. But I didn't want to spend that much on it.
Anyways i'll let the pictures show it


Also in the process of getting the 98 street legal again, Have all the parts now just need to finish putting it back together then to register and inspect it.

And the best part is its great on gas, Just filled my car up and am going to figure out my mileage. Last time I checked it was around 12
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I'm amused with drag radials, traction bars, and the granny luggage rack on the trunk.
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