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Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by LAP004, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. LAP004

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    Vp commodore executive project & 1997 toyota prado

    ON GOING PROJECT
    vp commodore
    SII executive
    3.8 buick v6
    5 speed manual
    supercharged vs statesman cold air intake
    genie extractors standard cat and 3'' catback ( was supercharged when exhaust was done).
    ksoprt coilovers
    pedders strut brace
    nolthane bush kit front and rear

    brown/cream tan trim with black
    vr acclaim seats front & rear
    no headlining at all atm.

    alpine h/u
    front & rear R type 6 1/2 component system speakers
    2x 12'' type R subs

    FUTURE MODS
    find and retrim headlining
    leather seats

    when i bought it
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    paint time mostly striped
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    prep work
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    couple years after paint.
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    fuel tank painted
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    vp SII metallic green wagon with white tailgate :( will be painted when rest of the car gets sprayed. (daily driver)

    3.8L buick v6
    auto < soon to be manual>
    ksport front coilovers with vy brakes hubs and lca's
    rear airbags.
    17x8 vz sv8 painted gloss black (were painted white by previous owner)

    ALPINE cd mp3 ipod h/u
    front FUSION 6 1/2'' speakers
    rear FUSION 6x9 speakers
    fusion 12'' sub and amp

    when i got it was ment t be a parts car
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    rear bags fitted
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    and with 17s fitted before bags and coilovers fitted
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    sorry for odd size photos,
     
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    Loving them cars, nice work on the white VP. Looks really good :beer chug:
     
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    The tank looks really good on the white one also
     
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    Thanks mate.
    Yeah im really happy with the way the tank turned out. And as a bonus it doesnt leak fuel now that i replaced it. Thinking of doing silver tank with black straps on the wagon. But that car needs a full spray job due to the lack on paint the bonnet and roof. Now has a white tailgate due to getting backed into.
     
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    respraying the wagon green?
     
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    Yeah just going to respray the wagon factory metalic green With gloss black wheels, door handles, window moldes and drip rails.

    Wont be for another 12mths but it is on the too do list :)
     
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    Yes that will look awesome.
    I just had a proper look at the 3rd photo, is that smoothed where the little clip thingy goes near the rear quarter panel?
    If so do you have any more pictures? I have never seen that done before. I reckon it would look really good.
     
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    Will be nice to see a good layer of paint on the wagon.

    Yes it is. Ill upload some more photos of that rear quarter to rear piller tonight when on the laptop.

    Also the white sedan will now be getting the bonnet and both front guards replaced. Once i refit.my old kmac camber strut tops back in so i can get my 3.5 deg neg camber. Giving me guard clearance on turn.
    Then time for the new paint . cant leave black guards on forever.
     
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    plastic removed
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    primmer frontend
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    painted rear piller
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    recent poor quality photo
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    airtank painted and parcel shelf covered
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    Looks awesome, how did the paint turn out? much orange peel? I once got orange peel when i painted a VR i had black.
    I just wet sanded it with 2000 grit sandpaper and polished it, turned out awesome and the paint was smooth and glossy.
     
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    The paint turned out quiet good.
    Still has a fair amount of orange peel, but the areas i have given a wet sand and buff came up great.

    Have a couple of things i wanna do better so never finished the wet sand as ill be respraying again anyways. Practice makes perfect..

    The fuel tank came out almost perect straight off the gun
     
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    the black guard look untill i repaint the hole car later this year.
    looks cool but really bad at the same time.

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    about to wash it in about 20mins then clean the daily
     
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    yes the yard has **** on it the dogs grab everything they can touch to play with
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    the wagon with its white tailgate
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    They look good but why do you need to respray the white one?
     
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    The white one just wasnt prepped as well as i could have. There was a crease on the lhr guard which just shows a little bit under certain light and i have a pooling mark on the roof and boot . To fix i have to rub the body colour back to primer.

    Most of the car is good but just know i can do better.

    And the wagon has no paint on the roof or bonnet
     
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    not much been happening.
    photo of brakes on white sedan. yeah there is over spray on the wheel. intend on repainting these properly soon
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    brakes on wagon painted. wheels were just a quick touch up so looks **** up cloase but good from a distance
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    Wow so many nice cars here. Glad I found this sight.
     
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    I can not believe my eyes. The progress you have made with that white vp. :eek: and you have also done well with the wagon :)
    I'm a big fan of the vp's, i have a vp calais. Your daily wagon looks pretty clean aswell besides the paint issues and white tailgate. But it looks straight and seems to be in good condition. I think it will come up quite nice with a respray. Is the front on the wagon bagged or just lowered with lowered springs? Also what wheels are on both of them? i like them. especially the black ones. Are you going to get white door handles/ mirrors for the sedan? or do you like them as is? and... one last question, what tail lights are in the wagon? never seen them before.
     
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    Oh well. Learn by mistakes. When I painted the VR I had I didn't use a block to sand with, just hand sanded and it made it look all ripply and just bad. But I learnt from that mistake and now I use a block. Once you take it back and prep it good it should look pretty good. Runs in the paint and orange peel and stuff like that is easy fixed.
    Also top job on the brakes, they look really good.
     

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