August 25, 2019, 04:12:45 AM

Author Topic: LT1 in an 85 GSL  (Read 27580 times)

Offline Cobranut

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #210 on: August 09, 2019, 08:09:56 PM »
This should look good, I like it.

Looks amazing, glad your ok too!

Thank you guys!!  Now that I have the kit, I really want to put some time into the bodywork and repaint it.  You think prepping and sanding the car and then taking somewhere to get it shot would be a good idea?  I am pretty horrible at painting, but as much as body work sucks I can put the time in to do it

From what I've heard Maaco usually has guys that can shoot paint pretty good.  They do it most every day.
With proper prep you could probably get a pretty nice paint job for not too much money that way.
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline largeorangefont

  • Top Fuel
  • Location: So Cal
  • Posts: 6577
  • I steer with the gas pedal.
  • View Gallery
    • View Profile
Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #211 on: August 09, 2019, 09:21:48 PM »
This should look good, I like it.

Looks amazing, glad your ok too!

Thank you guys!!  Now that I have the kit, I really want to put some time into the bodywork and repaint it.  You think prepping and sanding the car and then taking somewhere to get it shot would be a good idea?  I am pretty horrible at painting, but as much as body work sucks I can put the time in to do it

If you do your own prep, it will likely come out really good. Those guys can paint well, even at Macco and the like. They do it day in and day out.

It took me and 2 friends about 20 hours to prep and paint my car. It came out really good, and I used single stage Summit brand paint that was under $100 a gallon.
Quote from: cool
Sell it to spacevomit.  He'll finish it.

Offline digitalsolo

  • Administrator
  • Top Fuel
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Posts: 22730
  • View Gallery
    • View Profile
    • LS1FC.com
Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #212 on: August 10, 2019, 05:24:45 PM »
I prepped and had Maaco shoot my FC at one point and it was actually pretty good (for a couple hundred bucks).   I'd say go for it.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #213 on: August 12, 2019, 08:26:11 AM »
From what I've heard Maaco usually has guys that can shoot paint pretty good.  They do it most every day.
With proper prep you could probably get a pretty nice paint job for not too much money that way.

If you do your own prep, it will likely come out really good. Those guys can paint well, even at Macco and the like. They do it day in and day out.

It took me and 2 friends about 20 hours to prep and paint my car. It came out really good, and I used single stage Summit brand paint that was under $100 a gallon.

I prepped and had Maaco shoot my FC at one point and it was actually pretty good (for a couple hundred bucks).   I'd say go for it.

Thanks guys, I would definitely do single stage so touch up would be easier.  I am fine with spending 20-40 hours prepping the car, it would be a good winter project when the garage isn't 90+ degrees.

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #214 on: August 13, 2019, 03:04:22 PM »
Got a photo from cars and coffee, this makes my car look way cleaner than it is!!!





Offline shainiac

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #215 on: August 13, 2019, 03:05:45 PM »
Looks great!
'88 TII -  SBE 5.3L, Twin EFR 6758s, T56 Magnum, Ronin 8.8" IRS, MS3Pro Ultimate
716whp/662wtq @1.3bar

Offline digitalsolo

  • Administrator
  • Top Fuel
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Posts: 22730
  • View Gallery
    • View Profile
    • LS1FC.com
Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #216 on: August 13, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »
Came out really well.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

Offline spacevomit

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #217 on: August 14, 2019, 06:42:44 AM »
Awesome.

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #218 on: August 14, 2019, 07:21:50 AM »
Looks great!

Came out really well.

Awesome.

Thanks guys!!  I really enjoy the car right now.  It is way too much fun to street drive.