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I bought this 10x30 wedding gazebo from Amazon to double as a makeshift booth. I'm happy with it and it cut down wind, bugs, and other airborne debris.

 

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This is my favourite stage of body work, I don't even care about paint, but all the finishing to primer always gets me stoked.

I probably dont care about paint because I dont like the final product sometimes. The primer always fills me with hope because, this is it. It's the first steps to the rest of your life.

 

Why didn't you just shoot sealer on the bumpers and wings? Also, I'll never understand why people do t take off their door handles and other trim stuff before doing any body filler. Body filler can get places it shouldnt and then the sanding ...the sanding possible damage.

 

This is all looking great and I'm interested in that two tone. U keeping the side mouldings?

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I can see your point, because primer can be sanded soo smooth and it's like a perfect blank canvas that has endless possibilities to what the final product can be. It's all up to the person looking at the car what they vision on the car.

 

Bumper and wings are fiberglass and not 100% perfect. like all fiberglass, there are some minor pin holes in the wings and we did body fill a couple patches on the fiberglass. So any leftover pin holes we may have missed smoothed out with primer, then sealer after a wet sand of the primer.

 

Honestly I'll never understand why people leave on headlights and taillights and door handles. You end up taping them off multiple times, risk damaging them and it is quicker to take them off and store them.

 

Thank you, I'm very excited for the fully executed outcome. Yes the side moldings are going to be painted to match the lower color with the factory chrome strip. They will be going back on the car, I took them off to paint the panel behind them. It's all in the details.

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First I started with spraying the bronze.

 

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After masking off the bronze, I moved to spraying the champagne.

 

 

 

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After pulling off the masking I was left with a dull two tone.

 

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Don't let the pictures above fool you. My car is not silver and black. The lighting is dim on the side of the house. The colors look way different in proper lighting conditions. See the pictures below of various painted parts.

 

 

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Painted behind the doors.


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Side Mirrors will be black. It's a minor touch that I am fond of.

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The doors are painted and the window frames are sprayed black to freshen the original faded black.

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After a few weeks of letting the first 4 coats of clear cure on the chassis, I wet sanded the clear to smooth out the orange peel and went back with 3 more coats of clear for a deep wet look.

 

 

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It should look very nice after a final cut/buff polish.

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Looks amazing man!!! Nice work.

Did you roll your rear quarters inner wheel well lips nice n flush so you can stuff some fat meats up in there?

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Faaaaawwwkkkkk that looks good! Well done!

 

My personal preference would be to paint my car the factory blue color... I can't remember the paint code. I think it was 8L4. I would like the contrast of my dark red interior with the blue.

 

Bodywork is going to be the very last thing I do with my car, because I hate doing it.

 

Your shit is clean, I'm jealous

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Sorry, mouldings I meant if you were putting them back on, painting them or doing those moulding deletes. Always paint under them, can't understand why people wouldn't. Usdm mouldings are so chunky compared to the JDM ones :( all my trim is chrome so not sure if I can black mine out, I like the black like you did way better. So much change in colour and trim on these cars, so busy.

 

This looks amazing. Can't wait for assembly and final look

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I think I hate white Cressidas more than I hate red Cressidas, and I really hated the red. I think you are the first one that said you like the red to be honest lol.

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lol, it took me 4 years since my first cressida (was red) to find another red one. I had to settle for a white one this whole time, but at least I got some good stuff coming ;)

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Last weekend was pretty productive since we got rained out the weekend prior.

The goal for this last weekend was to put as much of the car back together as possible.

We started with the hood and trunk, then moved to the doors.

Door 1:

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At this point we were anxious to put the rear door on because since we painted all the parts separately, there was concern that the two tone line may not line up.

 

I'm happy to say they actually line up perfectly.

 

 

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I was excited to install this Cressida trunk lock emblem.

 

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Chrome handles work well with this color combo.

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Moving to the front. Got the headlights and grille fascia install. Then the front bumper and JZX100 turn signals.

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The engine bay is red yes. I plan to probably paint it brown when I pull the engine to change the clutch and clean up some other things. The red bay actually kind of works oddly enough.

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In this picture, I have installed the factory JZX100 chrome strip that goes into the "trim moulding" that is molded into the bumper.

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The next day I started working on installing the side mouldings. Don't mind the nice reflection.

 

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Side skirts installed.

 

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It's finally back home.

 

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That's all of the updates for now. I still have to install the side mirrors, rear bumper, rear roof wing, yamaha trunk wing, chrome window trim, and some other odds and ends.

Overall I'm very pleased to have the majority of it back together and able to visualize more clearly how the end result will look. For a car that was painted in the backyard, I couldn't have asked for a better paint job. I have honestly seen booth paint jobs with worse results.

My plan is to cut and buff the clear to achieve an even deeper shine, but for now I will let the clear cure a bit more and finish assembling the rest of the car.

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