Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

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knight_rx7
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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by knight_rx7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:52 pm

Back with many updates.....

So, more and more and more and more and more body work.... I'll let the pictures talk for themselves....

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Next.....PAINTING THE CAR!!!!!!

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by knight_rx7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:45 pm

So, the so long expected day came!!!!

November 1st!!!!!! Enjoyed this day!!!

So, applied a white coat so to make sure that there will be absolutely no small color difference.

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NOW THE COLOR!!!!

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Total of three coats of red applied. Pictures show them to be a little orange, however it's a bit darker than what it looks like.

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by knight_rx7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:12 pm

This is how it looks after one white, three red and three transparent coating...

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A couple of days after, new seals and rubbers installed!!!!

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AAAAAANNNNDDDDD!!!!!! VOILA!!!!!!

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And some more with the insulation and sunroof liner.

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Could this sunroof look any newer??????

Wind deflector installed

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Finally all the floor sound proof and heat insulator installed.

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So this is it so far.... I'll be sending the car shortly to the electrics guy.... Will be using the original harness and rebuild whatever that needs to.

After this will be working on the both front and rear shocks and springs. Maybe coilovers..... still thinking....... I want to lower it just a bit and still make the ride comfortable.

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by spirit r » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:55 am

Congratulation Luis!
s(c) s(c) s(c)
Now the best restore time is starting. put all clean parts together. The time i like most and i can feel with you. Yeah, you feel so good! ;s;
_________*Thomas*


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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by A7RXY » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 am

Looks great Luis, really like the detail you are going to.

Dibs. s(c)

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by codge » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Yep.....3 Cheers. And thanks for the pics..... W(p

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by spirit r » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:50 pm

Seems your painter forgot the black under the rear glass Luis

painting black Luis.jpg
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_________*Thomas*


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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:55 pm

s(c) s(c) s(c) s(c) s(c) s(c) W(p W(p W(p W(p W(p

Lovely colour, looking beautiful
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2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by knight_rx7 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:28 pm

Thank you all!!!! I'm really happy with the project and how it's turning out to be.

I feel that I'm not that far now..... of course, many things still to work on and money to save, but definitely extremely happy to see the progress.

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Re: Sad story with an ongoing Happy Ending!!!

Post by knight_rx7 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:32 pm

spirit r wrote:Seems your painter forgot the black under the rear glass Luis

painting black Luis.jpg
My bad Thomas..... basically nobody knows this car in Costa Rica, so basically I'm going blind here except for your help and the guys from US. I honestly didn't know that part goes black.....

Can you send me a picture of yours???

Anyway, I still have to paint the windshield moldings black so I can correct that. I want the car to look as original as possible.

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