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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:14 am

350 is getting replaced with the 185. We cancelled plans to get another car. I am getting all the service done on her crv. Then once the brakes are done on the 185 I will get serious on selling the Z. We might get her another car in another year or two. As long as I keep working from home I see no point in another car for me. If my business takes off and we get the house paid for in the next couple years then I will consider something new. Not sure what would be on the market then.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:10 pm

I wonder if the emblem in used for this oil cap would work as the hood emblem. I would prefer it in black though.

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby underscore » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:34 pm

^ seeing as it isn't yet attached, maybe contact him about making more? I'd love to get some for my wheel caps.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:43 pm

I contacted him last weekend but still had not heard back.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:16 pm

He finally replied, and will not separate. I may buy it, but I will see what my other options are. I was not really wanting red.
The weather will cool down comes sunday, so I am going to mess with my lip then and likely get it all glued up. My brakes should be here next week as well, so that will be another big project I get started.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby underscore » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:34 pm

Darn, I wanted four of those labels in black.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:55 pm

So he says the emblem is aluminum. I am sort of thinking it might be an easier solution for me to make an emblem instead of 3D printing. I could fill it with jeweler resin, and just put a backing on it to make it a little thicker.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:49 pm

So here is the lip progress so far. The past few days I have been working on it. I have the center fused together, and I am working on the caps now. The whole lip is not cut to the proper proportions and once the fusor is set on the pass side cap, I will go over and do the driver side. Then all I need to do is smooth out the exterior fusor and scuff up the paint of the lip before I can primer it. My brakes will be here this weekend, so I am trying to finish this part of the project before they get here.

The caps ground all the way down.
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Things needed to do this. Folder clips. A few sizes about 6 of each. 2bolts and the threaded slide that goes over a hole.
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Lip as is now. One side left to do, then I can sand it.
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I also finished up my studio and started burning screens. I will be printing shirts very soon. Here is a teaser of my first pull.
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Edit: Speak of the devil. As I hit submit, the mail man was knocking at the door. This will be next weeks project.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:53 pm

I now have the lip all scuffed up, and I have cleaned up much of the fusor. I need to go back and fill in any cracks or holes then smooth it all out. I'll be priming tonight.

The length I cut from the rear caps I will be using to add another tab so it can connect where the fender/bumper bolts go. I might zip tie this part since there will be a lot of tension on it. I may still use fusor.
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Well, I have done the last of what I plan to do with the fusor. When I was using it this last time I ruptured the container thus exposing it to air. So I used half a container on this project. I hope I do not need more. I mixed what I could and slapped it onto the spots that needed patched. I will let it set a bit, then I will hand sand it smooth. Then on to primer.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 am

I got most of it done tonight. I have some sanding to do in the morning then I will start priming and maybe even painting come tomorrow.

So vs the stock setup, I am saving weight.

Rotors are 10lb vs 16lbs
Calipers w/brackets are 8lb vs something in the 14lbs range.

That will save me quite a bit of weight off each wheel. I think getting some lighter wheels next year or so will give me some nice savings in the unsprung weight department.

This will be the 3rd BBK I had owned, but this will be the first one I actually get installed.

I need to weigh out if I am going to go ahead and do the AC this week on the car, or start the brakes. I will likely try and pull apart the rav4 spindles first, then go from there.
The wife is out of town for a week, so I am trying to be super productive. I also have to start printing this week.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby toayoztan » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:14 am

Still going black with the lip? What sort of black are you thinking?

You'll also be reducing some rotational mass from the rotors, which will be nice.

I need to get a BBK, but that'll have to wait til I get the funds.

Let us know how much you want for the shirts.

What color, size, etc, are available?

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:07 pm

I'll keep you all posted on the shirts. Once I get this lip done today, I will get back into the studio. I am finishing the last of the rough spots now, then it gets primed and painted.

So here is a quick PS of using the metal sticker to make an emblem. I would still fill it with jeweler resin so it woud be a solid glossy badge. If I leave it red it could look like this. If I took more time, I could paint it black myself to try this other look.

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EDIT: The seller says the logo is 1.5" so that might be a good size for this project.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:13 am

Some updates: I got the lip painted. I will likely have to do some touch up tomorrow. While it would dry between coats I worked on a few other things.

Here is my makeshift paint booth. I had two of these. The black is not as glossy as I expected. It was a black for plastics, so it sort of makes sense as its sheen. I will use it like this for now, but may go with a more shiny black later, or even body color.

I sanded the backs until they looked like they were part of the whole plastic.
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Make shift paint booths.
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I printed out the image of the emblem. The seller says its about 1.5" so I think even in red it won't look bad. I guess sort of how the fiat logo is. I just need to fill it with resin and make a plastic backer for it to thicken it up.
Here is the size and color on the car.
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And today's big project. I am taking my wife's car away to the body shop tomorrow due to hail. I had to get this project done tonight. One of my rav4 spindles came from a junk yard. When I was there I did not have all my tools. I was not able to remove the axle nut so I yanked the whole axle thinking I could do it later. Well removing an axle nut from a toyota is no simple task when the spindle is not in the car. I wedged the cv joint in these boards under the car to keep it stabilized. I tried it with rebar between the studs but it just bent it. I then took a vice and brake rotor to lock it into place. The rebar was wedged between the vice and the ground. And it worked! I am pooped. I had done a lot of things around the house and to the car today. Tomorrow I mess with the lip some more, but then I got to get in the studio. If there is time I will start planning out the brakes or my headlight CF trim.
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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby toayoztan » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:09 am

Looks like you made good progress overall today, waiting for the finished lip pics!

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Re: Project CMS: Custom fabrications

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:13 pm

So here is a preview of the lip. I still have more painting to do on it, and maybe a little wet sanding, but it should be wrapped up soon. I will then let it cure for 5 days before mounting it. Today I am also painting my rear calipers black so they match the new wilwoods. I may also have a buyer for my 205 calipers. I hope so anyhow, if I am going to replenish my funds for the front LSD.

Its not been properly mounted, but this is to give you an idea of the final product.

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