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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:21 am

thanks! im hopng it all pays off in the end. just wish the end was closer...

lil teaser here...got a package from retro-spec last night, and im very happy with the contents!
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:49 am

fenders are almost done, one last thin layer of filler needs to be sanded down after finding a few small imperfections. then its onto the head light covers and the side skirt fitment.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby grappletech » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:01 am

Are you going to paint it yourself as well?
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:35 am

its been looking that way recently. might as well, right? it will be done in a spray booth at a local body shop though.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby kitsune » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:21 pm

looking good

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:40 am

thanks.

not much in terms of updates lately. started putting the interior back in: carpets, seats, dash and associated parts...then ended up sitting in the drivers seat just because its been so long. that turned into me pretending to drive it, got out once i caught myself making engine sounds. also had someone stop by yesterday to install a brand spanking new windshield. apparently it was "the last one in the ware house and it has been sitting for years and years."
finally remembered to bring the rivet gun from work home, not a moment too late either.
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just aboout ready to drop the windshield in...
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all done.
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its a sad yet happy day, im moving and the new place soon, that has no garage. after the middle of december, ill be working outside while the 86 rests quietly at a friends house til its time to paint.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby RuizXIII » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:44 pm

Little by little, I guess that is what matters!
How often do you get to tinker on your machine having the full time job and the family man duties?
And were are guys moving to, still in NJ?

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:58 pm

been a while Jonny, sorry for the delay.
tinker time-roughly an hour or 2 a week...
moving-yeah, 15 minutes north of my old place, still in NJ

with all the stuff going on, holidays, moving, projects at work...I have had no time for anything.
but, since I was packing, why not start putting things back into the car? less to pack later so I put stuff that wont be in the way of painting, back in the car.
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then it came time...dreaded this moment for quite some time. no more garage, time to move the 86 to its foster parents house for a bit.
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sitting in a garage with an imported Levin and a brz, at least the 86 will have company, lol.
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then I bought myself a christmas present, a bnib zenki trueno lip from EP Importers to go along with the bnib zenki bumper I have at home.
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what a pain in the ass getting that car to my friends house. started right up at my old place, almost slid off the trailer getting it on since it was covered in ice. tons of traffic, then we get there and its so cold that it wont start. don't even ask how we got it up the hill but it required a janky tow strap, pushing it part way up hill while theres snow on the ground, lots of salt and shoveling, smacking my head on things...an overall joy.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby TORPARTS » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:21 pm

great stuff! keep it going Mr. M! stay warm; I wont be back in Summit.....:) too cold
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks mang! Cant blame you, i hate the winter sooo much. If it wasnt for family, i wouldnt be here
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby RuizXIII » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:39 pm

Happy Holidays / Merry Xmas, Craig! I hope you and the family had a nice one.
It kind of sucks you have to leave your sweet garage behind -_-
Best of luck at the new place. I guess you and the family have made the shift already?


I am hating the winter too. I forget how bitter and dreadful it can be. A major deterrence UNGH.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby bestae » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:56 am

Perfect :)

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby takashi » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:29 pm

been checking your build for years,
very inspirational, looking forward for the updates,
keep up the great work, thanks!
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:06 am

Jonny-yes, were there now. Setting up my new workshop up in the basement. Got a few winter projects to work on.

Thanks guys, hopefully in the spring it will be getting painted so i can finally drive it again. Been too long
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:44 am

its been a long time with no updates. things haven't been stagnant, but they have been slow. looks like the car is going to paint in a week or so(hopefully sooner rather than later, fingers crossed) so I have been digging thru parts, cleaning the ones that need it, buying little odds and ends, and assembling what I can at home with the car not there. started putting this beauty together the other day...
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so if all goes well, there will be some substantial updates coming soon
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby rollacpe » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:51 am

Good to hear Morgan, just pulled mine out of storage on Saturday. Hope you get her back on the road soon!

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:05 pm

Been working hard lately trying to get atuff ready, car is getting dropped off next week for paint. Ordered a few parts from EP Importers...
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Ordered these...
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Started wrapping these in black tweed...
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And got something else up my sleeve...3 point rear seatbelts
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby haymaker » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:09 pm

That headliner is awesome. Love it.

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby d86 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:25 am

nice work!

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby marley4us » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:51 pm

nice work, any pics of the process you used to rewrap everything :)
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:31 pm

not really. heres what I did and used.
-2 cans of 3M high strength spray adhesive(#90)~$12 per can at the HD
-3 yards of black tweed, 54" wide

-can see in 1st pic of panels, I just cut to size for each piece leaving about 2-3" around edges pending contours(more left around edges for contours).
-put tweed upside down and put 2 coats of adhesive, immediately do panel after.
place panel upside down on tweed after waiting 1-2 minutes as instructed on can.
-flip over and press tweed onto panel, running fingers along trim lines on panel. go over it a few times for good adhesion.
-cut slots about 1/2-1" apart and/or "V"s around rounded edges, trim corners off.
-put back upside down and spray 2 coats around edges of tweed and panel.
-fold edges over pressing tweed down well as you go. rounded corners do a small strip at a time.

takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it its easy. the contoured areas are a bit tricky. when using vinyl, hot air helps, like a hair dryer, for the corners to mold it to the contours.

I will be doing the rear panels tonight possibly, ill try to take more detailed pics.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Thu May 01, 2014 4:37 am

so todays the big day...taking the car to paint!
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and here's a quick write-up for the rear panels...

1. cut fabric to size(keep in mind what side will be shown as some fabrics only have one good side)
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2. good side down-spray fabric with 3M High Strength adhesive #90(2 coats) & spray face of panel(2 coats)
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3. place panel on fabric after waiting the recommended 2 minutes, be careful to place it properly, the 1st time
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4. carefully fold the top edge over, start at bend and work your way up
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5. flip over and smooth the fabric out(start in middle, work your way out) and run fingers thru grooves. do this 2-3 times to get proper adhesion
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6. cut slits around corners and any turns where fabric will need to fold over and the line isn't straight(learning curve warning)
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7. spray edges of fabric and panel with 2 coats of 3M. start folding fabric over, one strip at a time until done. press well so it sticks
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8. done
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby rekik » Thu May 01, 2014 7:06 am

WOW!!! now i now what i'm doing next to my ae86. thanks!!!

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Fri May 02, 2014 6:51 am

thanks

officially at the painters now :D
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Postby joel23 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:58 am

the interior came out good man.... :mrgreen:

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Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby kunfuzion » Fri May 02, 2014 4:33 pm

The interior wrapping looks nice. Hope the adhesive on the headliner holds up to the heat; it's been known to separate in hot conditions.

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Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Sat May 03, 2014 9:48 am

Thanks guys. Im hoping it holds up, i used the high strength adhesive. Will have to find something better if it comes apart
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Postby HingaSPL » Sat May 03, 2014 8:58 pm

I used some heavy duty spray adhesive for the headliner in my 32, held for maybe a day until the sun came out, then it just came undone. If this holds fast, lemme know the brand please.
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Re: the 7+ year projects finally coming to a close...

Postby morgan » Sun May 04, 2014 5:25 am

Oh boy, hope i used a good one. I used 3M high strength #90
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby John H. » Sun May 04, 2014 1:50 pm

morgan wrote:thanks

officially at the painters now :D

Can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

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