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post #31 of 157 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 03:19 PM
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Now regarding engine bay, what colour would you recommend?
I want to be able to see any dirt, oil leaks, splashes etc....
So black is out of the question.
My engine bay is matte black and you can see EVERYTHING...

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post #32 of 157 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 04:36 PM
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My car will be picked up in two weeks time to start the work required for this build.
first step:
weld all the little holes that accumulated over the last years, ie: drilled holes and not rust hole as there is no rust on the body
seam weld the chassis
prime it
undercoat
engine bay painted


Now regarding engine bay, what colour would you recommend?
I want to be able to see any dirt, oil leaks, splashes etc....
So black is out of the question.
I would do the entire underside and engine bay grey. I only had my interior & trunk painted like this and its already much easier to see things. My next build will be inside, underside, engine bay and trunk like this. Great for a race car where you want to keep an eye out for cracks/leaks etc.
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Hi Shaun,

I saw your track day car build (very cool), I do like this grey.
Would you mind sharing the paint code or give a pointer as to what it is please?
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Hi Shaun,

I saw your track day car build (very cool), I do like this grey.
Would you mind sharing the paint code or give a pointer as to what it is please?
I said to the guy I want Nascar grey, and that is what I got! I don't know what he used.
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ok no worries, I will show the pictures to the guy and see what he comes up with.
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decisions decisions.... the dash....

GT350-r style

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or original dash with the pad?
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post #37 of 157 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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The car has been picked up this Saturday.







All the necessary welding will be done, primer, under body protection and maybe engine bay painting.
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Since you went modified, I say no Pad. I changed mine and never looked back.

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It does certainly look better in my opinion, I have now seen one modified (ie: no pads) with my own eyes the other day and I really do prefer it this way.
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A quick update about the build, it's gathering pace now.

The old speaker holes are now gone

(This was really at the beginning)



The other door with the hole gone.


LOTS of little holes to weld up...







The is stage 1 (without going into all the fine details of it).
weld all the holes that needs doing
quick light primer to protect the metal


Stage 2 is roll cage (TBA).
Stage 3 is paint (TBA).
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After a lot of thinking, I've taken the decision in building a 289... however not a crazy one with gazillion of BHP and RPM's ....











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Looks like that 289 was/is already built up for some extra HP: Electric water pump, roller cam conversion, ARP hardware, roller rockers..... Got a pretty good set-up as is. Just going to clean it out, have the block/heads checked, then reassemble using old hardware (replace worn items like rings and maybe the lifters if they are not roller and rebuild-able)?
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very cool build. Cant wait to see the finished product
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very cool build. Cant wait to see the finished product
Same here



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It was more of a test order....
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Updated pic of interior without dash pad.

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