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Finished my beautiful car
MeAndMyT Offline
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#1
Hey guys, well i finally have finished doing bondo and painting my car. I used dupli color spray paint because I couldnt afford paying 80$ on paint but i am very pleased. I also buffed and waxed it so here are some before and after pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-7.jpg

(notice no more purple hood Smile


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-5.jpg

Bumped out the dent but still its not perfect but its all i could ask for

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-8.jpg

and the rest of the car

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kh-hq/Car-4.jpg

that last picture that fender was bondo'd and painted, it matched pretty well there.

Overall i am very very happy. This was my first time ever doing bondo, buffing, and painting. I have to say for the most part my car looks brand new. I just felt the need to share this with you guys.

Vince
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Nice improvement. I think body work is an art form.
Pete Dunham


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xcrunnerbd Offline
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#3
Hey that looks pretty good. I need to do body work on mine too. I've got some rust forming and need to catch it before it gets very bad. Its still easily fixable now. I'll be changing the color of the entire car, from the bergundy to black. It won't be show room quality as it will be a DD and I live on a dirt road ( 1 mile either way to pavement). I'll just be happy with it being shiny, and no orange peel or runs.
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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MeAndMyT Offline
Senior Member
#4
oh definatly man. What i have learned from this experience is use the bondo tool that comes with it. Put on thin layers cause that stuff is a ... to sand. Just make sure to take your time because it all looked good with primer on it but once i painted it you could see all the flaws. But its all good its my first car and my first time ever doing this. Its all worth it after its done.
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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GoNYYankees02 Offline
Member
#5
What amazed me when I did my engine bay is how sweet that twilight metallic blue looked when it was new as opposed to what it looks like after 20 years of weather
88 TC- under construction. Street/Strip toy.
93 F250 7.3L- D/D
93 Jeep YJ- Offroad Toy.
06 Sportster 1200
03 FXDWG Anniversary-not stock
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86XR7auto Offline
Moderator
#6
Looking good Vince....damn Michigan really hard on these 80's cars.

So now is the time for a turbo upgrade?

I think it looks great, want to paint my XR7???

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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riisitas Offline
Member
#7
Looks great!
1988 TC 5 Speed Stock
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MeAndMyT Offline
Senior Member
#8
mess up post sry.
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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MeAndMyT Offline
Senior Member
#9
Quote:Originally posted by MeAndMyT:
Quote:Originally posted by 86XR7auto:
[b] Looking good Vince....damn Michigan really hard on these 80's cars.

So now is the time for a turbo upgrade?

I think it looks great, want to paint my XR7???

Travis
Travis, I used spray paint and from the pictures it looks nice but the colors don't match perfectly. It looks awesome from far but if you look close you can tell. As for a new turbo, I'll have to save alot of money. I havent even hit 18 psi on my IHI, the most I have hit is 15 or so. I have a DIY boost adjuster but no matter how much i twist the knob it wont boost that much. I'm thinking of just buying a gillis. [/b]
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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86XR7auto Offline
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#10
Gillis are good pieces, the one on my XR7 still works perfectly...hitting 25+psi everytime I drive it, after 4.5 years.

If you cat is plug the engine will not be able to get rid of extra exhaust gases... More than likely you may have a wastegate issue.

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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