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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby ALLensTRAC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:46 pm

Looks good man!!!! They make gutter inserts that fit inside the channel at the end of the driveway. I have a neighbor with a T-Rex and he put those in so it wouldn't scrape. They look to be made of hardened rubber or composite.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby Droptop93 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:37 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:Yeah tHe first was a factory option. New lower grill and lights. The bottom image uses fogs from fwd celica with custom bracket.


I see. I thought the lower grill was just cut to accommodate the fogs. Didnt realize it was a different p/n.

Lip looks great, nice work.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:00 am

So lately I have been messing around with the AC. I have the act wire unplugged so that the compressor can kick on. Something is wrong at my compressor, but that is a whole other thing I am dealing with. I had abandoned the whole act wire removal as a solution since the car ran poorly when removed. The issue was then, is I was still sorting out other issues. I had code 54, vac leaks among other bugs. I unplugged the wire this time to trouble shoot the compressor and the car ran fine. It did run different but it did run fine. Actually it idled smoother, and was quiter. I also think my fuel economy has improved. I have driven 242 miles and still have a quarter of a tank. The car does not feel as agressive, but I think I may put a switch on the wire to create an economy mode and sport mode for the car. I want to take voltage from it, but I think it somehoweffects how this ecu operates.

I went for a cruise on the river road today with truman priest. Here are some pics.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby Corey » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:08 am

Gorgeous cars 8)
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Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby celigts » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:47 am

Could always remake a new lip and sell this one ;)

Looks really nice. Great lip man
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:29 pm

Thanks guys. By the way I found an angle the bumper does not scrape. Once my adhesive gets here I can wrap this bumper up.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:34 pm

Here are the pics from my camera. The others were from the phone, and Mark took some as well.

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:44 pm

So I put some new(ish) cf trim on my car after polishing it 3 times with mother's. They look good. I mounted the center one just fine, but the ones on the headlights seem to not meet in the middle so well. Do I need to use adhesive on these? I have some plastic trim adhesive I was going to use in case there was not a mechanical solution.,
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby toayoztan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:20 am

Overtime, the heat (I believe) causes them to warm and bow up in the middle section on the headlights. You could try adhesive, but it's a common occurrence otherwise to happen.

Did you wet sand the pieces? Curious if you did anything else too.

I wet sanded the pieces, polished it out with rubbing compound and lastly meguiar's plast-x, never had issues and turned out perfect.

Here, you can see (in the first 2 pictures) that the direct flash glare is much more dispersed/refracted on the old scuffed one, and much less on the buffed one I did:

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This picture shows the new buffed one on the top/left, and old one on the bottom/right:

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:38 am

Those look good. I did not sand them, but I gave them a good buffing. I have a heat gun, but I don't want to melt anything. I will likely just use the adhesive. My old ones have no warping, but they need a whole lot of work to be made to shine again. I am keeping them for extras. If something was to ever happen, then I would just get the old ones wrapped in CF. I am starting parts hoarding. Going to keep extra corner lesnes, map sensors etc... just for ease of replacement parts.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby ZeroDrift » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:31 am

I've used the 3M headlight restoration kit on plastics before with great success.

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby toayoztan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:30 am

CMS-GT4 wrote: I am starting parts hoarding. Going to keep extra corner lesnes, map sensors etc... just for ease of replacement parts.


Welcome to the club :lol:

I've done that and still am, for harder to find parts, even at junk yards for simple clips.

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:35 pm

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You wont be able to get most of the deeper scratches out with plastic polish. Look in the How to section. I have a plastic restore thread in there. Need to start off with a high grit sand paper then work up to the polish and wax. :wink:
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:40 pm

I have your how to bookmarked. Its likely not going to happen till next year though. They look pretty good as is now. Right now, I am just going to wrap a few things up just so I can sell my nissan. I won't be doing much more to the car the rest of the year. Just brakes, AC and small stuff. I am trying to keep my focus on my work rather the vehicle, which is in a pretty good place right now.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:I have your how to bookmarked. Its likely not going to happen till next year though. They look pretty good as is now. Right now, I am just going to wrap a few things up just so I can sell my nissan. I won't be doing much more to the car the rest of the year. Just brakes, AC and small stuff. I am trying to keep my focus on my work rather the vehicle, which is in a pretty good place right now.


Sounds like you have a plan! Whatcha replacing the 350 with? I did mine one piece at a time while I watched TV after work. Took awhile but eventually had all the trim pieces restored.
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