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#21 nizm0zed

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

well, did a bit of pipework after i got home from work today.

its coming up quite well.
I will need to pull it all apart again once the lines are done, to polish them up.
cant have anything dirty in there 8)

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

That looks really good Al.  Wanna paint my car?  :D

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:18 PM

lolz, nope, coz i wouldn't be happy with the results.
I may still pike out and get a mate to paint the outside of mine ;D

i can teach you what i know though.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:57 AM

Thanks, but no thanks.  I always stuff painting up and I dont have the patients to do it properly.  Its ok, I am taking it to a guy who will give me a quote for backyardie next week.  He's a spray painter, so it should be ok.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:16 PM

lines are polished, and one of the fuel line clips is painted, looking good  8)

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it occured to me, that i never put up a pic of my finished rocker cover, so here it is.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:48 PM

Very nice shiny bits, mate :)

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:50 PM

Looks geat mate!,
and as for paint ive heard in this topic that spay a dust coat first then heavyer/heavyer,
Although just from spraying silvers and a few metallics at work so far it seems the opposite, Who know's i suppose all depends on gun/Spraypainter and paint,


My problem with heavyer coats was it was leaving a dark lines from overlaping, But a quick dust coat from far away with the fan almost full (Controls the Thickness of line yor spraying) And the air pressure quite high also, left a perfect finish, Now just to figure out how to stop crap falling into the 2k while its drying.....

Anyway just my oppinions Never take anything i say as Gospel :P

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

yea, was talking to one of the blokes at work today, he was a panel beater for quite a while, and he was telling me that the light, then heavy coats was fine for solid colours, but with a metallic you need to open your fan right up, and go in all sorts of random directions, the reason for that is that if you follow the traditional route of parralell lines, the metallic flake can settle down into the paint while its wet, and will leave train tracks in the finished surface.
makes sence to me.

im going to attempt a guard, or bonnet, and see how i go, if im not happy with it, i'll get someone who knows what they are doing to do the whole car.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

more today, and over the last weekend.

painted the rack, and put it in, with all new bushes, and put the motor back in.

I polished up the lines on the side of the motor, its really starting to come together now.
the turbo will need to be removed, i need to weld a 90 degree bend to the outlet, and polish up the front cover.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

Looking good :)

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:54 AM

Looking fantastic, the colour the polished bits, everything.  Keep it up.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:10 PM

Well done dude, looks da shiz

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:14 PM

well done looks very nice.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:49 PM

thanks everyone.

Its good, i get bits done, and its motivation to keep going with it.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:33 AM

not many photos this weekend, just finished the wiring on the drivers side of the motor, and made a mounting bracket for the heater pipe.
most of the current work is going on under the dash, on the passenger side.
thats where my gel cell battery is going to sit. so lots of planning and making of mounting brackets.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 08:33 PM

well, got a bit more done than i was expecting.

painted the bonnet, and im quite happy with the results.
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i also spent some time prepping up the drivers guard, needed a little 'fine trimming'
Got some FG headlight buckets too, so i'll have to mould them together for a smoooooooooooth look 8)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:33 PM

Hey allan whats that bonnet in the background!!
Mate I see your got two wheels as well !!! The best of both worlds (stay upright brother)
Car's looking great keep it up ,she,s looking real nice.
Going to give mine a coat of paint over christmass.

                                pauly

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:10 PM

yea, got myself a kawasaki Vn250
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too many toys ;D

the bonnet is off my gemini, that scoop is inspired by the A9X torry scoop, but a bit lower profile, hand made out of metal, and grafted to the origional gem bonnet. lots of work.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:40 PM

8) This is my little girl .Its only a cbr1000rr and its red (red ones are faster)

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:12 PM

well, bought some bits while the boss wasnt looking :P

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I got a bunch of pipework too, and some silicone bends.
the intercooler will need to be modded to fit the way i want though.
as you can see, its about as big as its going to get, in the available space.
the core size is 600x300x78mm
I am going to get tight radius 90 degree bends welded onto it, so that they protrude through the holes in the front, and into the bay, the silicone hoses will join onto it there.
i thought long and hard about that one, and i think its the best way to go. it should limit the amount of silicon joins needed, and keep a nice clean look.

i also started on my custom inlet manifold.
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there was a casting line along the top of the runners, that i used as my guide to cut it out straight.
i had to do that one by hand, and it sucked :(
i'll weld on some new runners, and a plenum, and big throttle body.




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