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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby athousandleaves » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:19 pm

I feel like pearl white paints look weird on the alltrac, not era appropriate... Super White 040 when done right looks REALLY good.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby underscore » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:00 pm

Whatever you pick, go for an OEM colour so any future touchups or matching are easier.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:11 pm

Andrew are you referring to the super white that came stock on our cars.
I'm going to pick a 'true white' I don't want too much if any pearl.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby athousandleaves » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:18 pm

Yup! Put 020 by accident. Corrected to 040 ;)
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby MWP » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:06 am

Try 079. Lexus Whitest White, as used on the LFA.
Ive just started painting my GT4 in it, looks great.
It's a very clean cool white.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:35 pm

MWP wrote:Try 079. Lexus Whitest White, as used on the LFA.
Ive just started painting my GT4 in it, looks great.
It's a very clean cool white.



I really like that!
It's now between that and stock super white
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby athousandleaves » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:54 pm

I haven't had a chance to see that colour in person yet but from the pictures of the LFA that I've seen I'd say that's a good pick too!

Why hasn't the internet provided us with a picture of an RC parked with an LFA yet?!?!
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:43 pm

So Today was a very exciting day. I went and visited the car at MR Sandaman in Barrie. The JDM Shell is in fantastic condition. The car has been in a small accident (which I knew about) and the only worrisome part where I saw bondo on the left rear corner never had new metal added!! Bonus! Any of the rust that was just starting on the car is now 100% gone and tomorrow she goes off to the paint shop for a coat of epoxy before heading to the body shop for the LHD conversion.
I'm starting to get very excited as the project is really starting to move forward. LONG WAY still to go. I should have the car back to my house by the end of October so I can put the interior, rear subframe and suspension back on and hopefully start working on the engine build in the new year.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:04 pm

So I have to say I'm pretty stoked as the first of my parts have come back from the paint shop. The LFA whitest white is exactly the colour I was looking for. I can't wait for some of the bigger parts start arriving. Image
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:34 am

Figured it was time for another quick update. The guys have made amazing progress on the body. Went and visited her tonight and they've finished with filling all the little dents and to my surprised they had already added 2 coats of epoxy and a coat of primer. Should be about 2 weeks before the chassy is back at my place and I can officially switch all the ratchets to righty tighty!!!!

Here are a few pics of the parts that have already arrived home and of the car in its current state. They were finishing off the seam sealer tonight including doing the entire under carriage with spray-able so it should be like new when it finally comes home.

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Oh and can't forget that my new sway bar links and all new bushings for the rear end! Thanks Klue!!!!
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Street_Chally73 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:51 am

That's looking great!!
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 pm

Thanks man. This project has been in the works now for almost 3 years now and its feeling pretty good to know that its making big progress forward!
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby athousandleaves » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:18 pm

So where did they end up cutting to swap the firewall?
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby Locker » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:59 pm

they didn't actually cut anything. it was meticulously disassembled by drilling out all of the pinch welds then reassembled as if it was from factory.
I'm pumped about the final result but it would have been much cheaper and easier to import a mint southern car. What I'm excited about with this car is that it is quite literally going to be a brand new 1990 celica once completed. Though I'm a very long way away from that day.
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Re: project 3 for 1

Postby athousandleaves » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:03 pm

I would've thought that's how they did it but which panels did they have to take off for the swap? I thought some portions of the upper cowl were doubled up or overlapped in some spots...
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