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Old 06-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #11
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Baltic blue with a silver base, two-tone all original look!!! You can't go wrong with it!!! If you'd have had A/C in this one, I'd have bought it for sure!!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #12
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Baltic blue with a silver base, two-tone all original look!!! You can't go wrong with it!!! If you'd have had A/C in this one, I'd have bought it for sure!!!
You might like how this turns out anyhow. I'm pretty sure this one won't get 49.8mpg highway.

Get that darn gas log started, dude! Thanks for the props in your garage post.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #13
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i have the header off a 86 crx si if u need one.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:15 PM   #14
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i have the header off a 86 crx si if u need one.
Thanks for the offer. I'm pretty sure I've got one or more extras of just about every part for this car, thanks to the first car that was the donor. I'd suggest trying to sell any 1st gen crx parts over on redpepperracing.com .
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:25 PM   #15
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The paint turned out pretty good. The header panel still needs to be re-worked and the hatch jamb wasn't done, so at some point I'll have to take it back. The door seals and driver's side pillar garnish are back in place. Much more work is left to be done. Here is the current state:







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niiiiiiiiiiice. I really like the color on that car.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #17
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Ahhhhh, she does look purty Chris!!! Keep us updated on her progress. If there were a drooling smiley, I'd use it.
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Nice work all the way around!!! Keep us informed.
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I've been a little bit lazy about posting updates. Here's more progress shots.







The trim stripe was badly oxidized. Originally red, I didn't want to add any more flash to the car than necessary, so a black respray was in order. The product to use on raw plastics is Krylon Fusion, this time in satin black. I'm very happy with how well it adheres. The trim wraps around the front and rear bumpers. Even with a 4" radius 90 degree bend, the paint does not crack or flake off. Pretty cool stuff.

Soon I'll post up some transmission shots. I've been cleaning the case on the tall gear transmission and it's looking pretty good.

The first tank after paint was horrible FE. 239 miles and 10.8 gallons! I was very suprised that I could even get 10 gallons into the tank. When I went to pick up the car, they had it running due to a dead battery. They couldn't find where the battery was in the car! LOL!

I was so worried about FE and that something was wrong that I drove the car for an afternoon and did a top-off. 115 miles on 3.89 gallons. Whew! Back to the 28-29 I knew the car was capable of getting. This was with very spirited driving btw. It's very hard to not drive the car hard. The body shop must have let the car idle for three or four hours.
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Update?? Update???
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