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    #61
    Originally posted by lightyear View Post
    . I bought 1m of straight tube, one 90 degree bend (was enough to do 2 bends and have left over for the exhaust tip), muffler, hotdog, flange and flex joint. All 2.25" and cost $250 in total.
    ...

    where abouts did you get the pieces ? in melb ?

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      #62
      The exhaust shop near Southland shopping centre on bay rd.
      NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
      NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
      VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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        #63
        cheers

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          #64
          I am cleaning up the car and going to start prepping it for paint. I might throw the carbon fibre panels on and paint them to match. I would like to have this car ready to use it for a track day at Phillip Island soon.
          It doesn't need a lot to get it on the track, but still enough to make sure I have no spare time over the next few weeks.

          NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
          NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
          VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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            #65
            Orange looks fantastic. What color code is it? Is it a flat Orange?
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            GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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              #66
              It's 2k clear over base. It's just very dusty. The colour is the Porsche GT3 RS orange/red.
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              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                #67
                Thanks mate
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                  #68
                  I cleaned up the inside of the floor, behind the seats and the boot. Removed anything that looked like it didn't need to be there like brackets and sound deadening. I washed it with prepsol, then sanded it all down (didn't take a pic of it finished). It's amazing how many hours went into it.

                  NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                  NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                  VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                    #69
                    The cage was painted before it was welded in, but by the time I touch up the scratches and around the feet, I may as well paint it again. So it got a going over with sandpaper as well.
                    Then the steering column and pedals came out along with the rear harness. Only thing left inside the car is the front wiring loom that I hung out the car.
                    The whole inside is now in gloss white. And tomorrow I will mask up the floor so I can paint the cage again. My fingernails are worn right down to the skin from sanding in all the grooves and edges. So it's pretty painful getting thinners or prep wash on the hands while wiping down the areas to be painted.
                    Dodgy pic of the fresh interior.

                    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                      #70
                      That looks clean as


                      What gear do you use for painting?
                      WWPBD

                      Originally posted by InsaneAsylum
                      first time i was in sydney, i asked the cabbie to tell a bit about the place. he said "this here oxford st, you see 2 man, they are poofter"
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                        #71
                        I am using a new (to me) Valspar Industrial 2 pack paint in gloss. No clear coat needed. The cage a body will have it as well. I am painting the body black, white and the rollcage colour. Hopefully it looks ok. I have a design in my head, but need to draw it up properly.
                        Something like this, but black on the sides, and white in the middle of the roof and bonnet. Might help keep the heat down.

                        NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                        NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                        VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                          #72
                          Never paint the floor first. It took me about 3.5hrs to mask up the car. Anyways, the cage is nice and shiny again. Can't wait to unmask it.

                          NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                          NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                          VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                            #73
                            Fin. Time to put the bits back in.

                            NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                            NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                            VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                              #74
                              At this rate, you'll be at Phillip island next weekend. Its coming along nicely [emoji106]

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                                #75
                                They looks awesome, well done
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                                GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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