October 18, 2019, 01:02:52 AM

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!




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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #215 on: August 13, 2019, 03:05:45 PM »
Looks great!
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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #216 on: August 13, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »
Came out really well.
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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.
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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL (FB Drift Car Build with FC knuckles and Ford 8.8)
« Reply #219 on: September 17, 2019, 05:12:57 AM »
I went drifting in Richmond on Labor day weekend.  Besides battery issues including a bad crimp on the positive lead, the car ran awesome


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Offline Supe

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL (FB Drift Car Build with FC knuckles and Ford 8.8)
« Reply #220 on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:49 AM »
Nice!  That looks like a blast from the in-car camera.

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL (FB Drift Car Build with FC knuckles and Ford 8.8)
« Reply #221 on: September 17, 2019, 07:34:47 AM »
Nice!  That looks like a blast from the in-car camera.

Thanks!  It is a lot of fun, way different than road racing.  I need to put some more mounts on my car to get some different angles.
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