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  1. BoristheCat

    1989 cress full partout

    It's toast, mangled beyond recognition
  2. BoristheCat

    1989 cress full partout

    I'm done. After four years I fucking quit. I can't deal with it anymore. After punching too many holes through the drywall inside my house out of rage, I've finally accepted the fact that cars are unhealthy for me. I have few friends that are into cars, and none of them have helped me in the slightest when it comes to building this thing. I have been wandering blind and alone throughout this whole journey. I'm too retarded to fully comprehend how to build this car properly, the way I want it. I used to play a bunch of first person shooters as a kid. I finally realized after breaking three controllers and throwing two through 800 dollar TV's, I needed to cut gaming out of my life like a cancer. I'm much happier today because of it. This car hobby is no different. I haven't enjoyed the journey. The entire build has been fucking miserable. It has become toxic in my life. Everyone I know says I look stressed, angry and unhappy these days. 90 percent of it is due to this hobby. Everything, and I mean everything is for sale that's in my build thread. Look through it, and whatever you see will likely be for sale. I beat every body panel to death with a metal bat out of rage. So unless anybody feels like extensively pulling four inch dents out with a stud puller, no bodywork/glass is for sale. I will ship reasonably sized parts anywhere in the lower 48. To any canadians, I guess I can ship parts to you guys, but I'm sure shipping will be expensive and slow. I wish I could say I've enjoyed the ride with you guys, but I haven't.
  3. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Fuck this car. I give up. After fucking up my sealer the first time, it turned out to be an o-ring inside the gun that I forgot to put back after I cleaned it. I didn't have enough pressure at the tip due to it leaking out from just ahead of the trigger. It ended up looking like barbecue texture when it landed on the panels. It was rough as shit when I ran my hand over it after it dried. Spent another 30 hours blocking all the sealer back down to where it was before, so there wasn't any rough texture in it. Finally shot the sealer again today and it's filled with dust. There's some tiger striping here and there, it has orange peel in it, and it looks like fucking shit. I've done everything right. I wet the garage floor. Had a fan in, and a fan out. Got all the dust off of everything. Degreased everything. Tack ragged everything. Got my mix ratios right. Now I get to spend another 30 some fucking hours scuffing and blocking every surface for the second time so that the basecoat will adhere to it. Then the base will likely have dust in it, and so will the clear I'm sure. So what the fuck do I do? Every step is going to come out looking like fucking ass. Fuck autobody and paint. I have spent probably 300 hours in bodywork and paint, just to have everything keep going to shit. I just want to throw this car out. I fucking hate it. Four years and I haven't even driven it. Over 40k into it now. I want my garage and my life back
  4. BoristheCat

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    I use a hydraulic tool for the flaring, and one of those generic 90 degree bending/rolling tools for the bending https://www.amazon.com/MASTERCOOL-72485-PRC-Universal-Hydraulic-Transmission/dp/B06WD86RLH/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=mastercool+brake+line+flaring+tool+kit&qid=1598243310&sprefix=mastercool&sr=8-3 It's expensive, but it's the only way to go as far as I'm concerned
  5. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Update: If you like autobody and paint, you likely: Have masochistic tendencies Enjoy sniffing various volatile fumes for recreational purposes Are fucked in the head I'll admit it. I should have bought a shitty 240 or beat up honda hatch for a project car. I think I'm finally part of the brotherhood. I hate my fucking car. I no longer enjoy working on it and I've never even driven it since I removed the 7M. Updates to follow
  6. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yep, that's what I did. Shot high build onto doors, hood etc and blocked all of them. Now all surfaces are ready for 050 black sealer. I've heard prep is incredibly important at this stage. De-greasing, tack clothing, dust removal etc is critical to make a perfect paint job. I've come this far, not gonna start cutting corners this late in the game
  7. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Good tips, i appreciate it man. Trying to soak up as much info as I can before I squeeze the trigger. Currently it's a little cramped in the booth. I caught myself bumping into my doors one or twice while spraying high build, but luckily there weren't any marks where my fat ass bumped the door edges lol. I'll make sure I arrange everything properly so I can get around easily without bumping into stuff
  8. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    In the pic I have a half assed wall or two set up. Now, I have the whole booth assembled. Has four walls and a roof, plus I have a fan out for negative pressure to hopefully suck out as much overspray as possible. I'm also going to wet the garage floor to keep the dust down. Now I'm just waiting for a good 70-80 degree day to shoot all my panels. Hopefully that day is this coming Saturday, but we'll see
  9. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thanks man. I fucking hate autobody and paint work. Even if this paint turns out amazing, I don't ever want to do it again. It's just too much damn work
  10. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    More progress in the painting department. AcidTrip was nice enough to sell me a spare hood he had. I grew tired of all the failed hammering and shaping on my stock hood. I removed all my doors and scuffed the insides in preparation for paint. I laid the door skins on top of the doors to make sure I had prepped everywhere that would be visible. At first, I masked the doors off with the glass still in. I was worried that I would still end up getting overspray on the glass, so I used a spare car battery and spare wire to throw power to the door windows, allowing me to unbolt the glass and remove it. Because I'm painting both sides of the doors, I need to hang them from something by the window frames, so the glass had to come out anyway. On the outside of the doors, I decided to remove the chip guard because there was so much orange peel. Once paint is done, I think I'll have the 3M clear paint film installed over it. I'll still have protection on the lower parts of the car, just without all the ugly orange peel. It's official, I bought all my materials and the paint process has begun. Originally I wanted the color off of the Toyota Century, 8J9, but only PPG could match it for $1000 a gallon, so I went with something similar, but darker, for around $400 a gallon. It's a very solid color with almost no pearl or metallic, which is what I want. It is very dark blue, almost black. I want it to stay darker in the sun, plus I believe a solid color will be easier to paint for someone with limited experience like myself. Prepped all the miscellaneous parts off the car. Panel prepping everything off the car since my space in the garage is limited. The whole painting process is really messy, so I'm trying to prevent fucking up my landlord's garage lol. No wonder a good paint job costs $10k or more. The amount of labor involved is absolutely ridiculous.
  11. BoristheCat

    '91 Cressida at local junkyard - anyone want anything?

    I need a passenger's side spindle!! PM me please
  12. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Lol they're 345mm I think? So just under 14 inches. My hands are remarkably average size
  13. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I'm very slowly making more progress with all the bodywork. Zach was nice enough to let me call him and pick his brain for an hour in regards to bodywork and paint. I was kind of intimidated to start filling door dings, but I ended up filling all of them in an hour or two. Blocked the surface, saw the low spot, then filled it with bondo and blocked it again. Bodywork seems much easier if you're working on a section in a flat panel. Things like the rear arches and the curve in the hood are much more of a pain in the ass. I realized that the metal in the hood was a centimeter too low. Since I don't have a stud puller, I had to cut the inner skeleton to access the metal in the hood to hit it and dolly it back into shape. I then had to weld a hole in a thin section, which ended up spreading and contaminating everything. Not to mention, I would kind of have to bullshit a curve into the hood out of bondo to match the area that I circled in blue. Now the hole is pretty much right on the line above the headlight. I'm saying fuck it and finding another hood. A member on here has one he agreed to sell to me, I just have to drive a few hours to go get it. In other news, the Stoptech cryo rotors that I bought mid-April finally arrived on the slow boat from China. They're ridiculously large. They're almost as big as the wheels on my 88 pickup lol. They look great on the car. I'm super happy with how they look. One of the last things I'm going to do is paint the yellow calipers a different color. I actually think yellow calipers against dark blue would look pretty cool, but a few people are disgusted with that option. I'm really happy with how they look. Since the vanes in the rotor are directional, I had to install the vents facing forward, per the manufacturer's instructions. I think they look weird and backwards, but oh well.
  14. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Lol his car has survived so far... That sim rig he set up is pretty cool. I'm interested in doing something similar, but I gotta finish flushing money into my car
  15. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thanks Zach. Part of me is kind of regretting not doing S9 fiberglass fenders all around... probably would have been easier, but again, I'm really trying to keep the body looking as close to stock as possible. Good to hear positive feedback from you and Gordo on the long life of the 2CD. The bodywork especially on the arches is so much fucking work... I'm just hoping it's worth it
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