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#476 hatchsub

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:19 AM

The KYB gas-adjusts are a very good quality shock that i would recomend. I would have gotten a set of them for my car if they made ones for the front.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

Go for the bilsteins!!! Second choice would be the Gas-A-Justs.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:17 PM

I'd go with the bilsteins, but i'm not sure if I need a super-duper shock... Plus, i'd want to use bilsteins front AND rear, and I just got those awesome Konis for the rear :P

If the gas-a-justs are the way to go with the KYB's, thats probably what i'll do.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:20 PM

:D :D :D

Yes, its out folks! Watch a video about me and the car on the PERIODIC REVIEW OF NASIOC:

http://forums.nasioc....php?p=23133651

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

all of those happen to be a real stiff truck shock. Out of all of them though, I'd go with the gas-a-just shocks since they are a little more friendly for that small of a car. The Monomax's are heavy duty truck shocks, I sell them and the KYBs at work.

#481 Kostamojen

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:14 AM

I just found some front shocks that will match my rears...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting

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I'll probably stick to KYB's...

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:47 AM

Shame the Konis are so expensive :eek:, as they are rebuildable and it may be possible to change/alter them to suit your application.

That price would certainly buy a lot of other things for the FF1!

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 05:30 PM

I took a little trip to the blaster today to see how my car was doing and take some photos :)

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Now this photo is interesting, you can see the actual blasted surface, PLUS I didn't realize there was some FACTORY lead work in a couple locations! :eek:

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I'm glad I paid the extra labor to have the undercoating removed, its showing some areas I couldnt see that well before, well worth it. The cost of this will be cutting into my paint budget though, so thats too bad.

Hopefully the bodywork cost doesn't skyrocket when I bring it by next week for a final estimate there...

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

car looks good.

you probably already saw this on nasioc but here it is anyway. its a ea61 in socal for sale:

http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=1522254

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:11 PM

car looks good.

you probably already saw this on nasioc but here it is anyway. its a ea61 in socal for sale:

http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=1522254

Ya, he messaged me back then trying to sell it. I don't think I need TWO 1100's :-p

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:04 PM

Alright, its getting close to the point where I'm going to have to finalize my paint decision...

I put together a little photo with the four colors i've narrowed it down to (Honestly, I'm up in the air with any of them).

White is basically my default color, and depending on how the bodywork turns out, I might have to paint it a basic white...

HOWEVER, if all goes well, I should be able to use any color I want and have it turn out ok.


So here is the list of my choices... My question is, should I put it to a vote???

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:13 PM

im really diggin the blue and orange, both would look great on it, especially if you can get black rims for it. but thats just my $.02. do what makes you happy. any of the colors you have there would work well with the car.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

This isn't normal for me, but I say go with the white.

It just has something going with all the black and white with it's body shape. :banana:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:19 PM

I like white.

#490 Kostamojen

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

It just has something going with all the black and white with it's body shape. :banana:

This is true. Loosing the white kind of kills the contrast of some of the black accents...

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

Im all for the orange :banana:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:30 PM

It just has something going with all the black and white with it's body shape.


I agree... it's got that euro-contrast thing going on... very period for that car...


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Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

coming from a background restoring old Mopars I've always felt that changing a car's color, especially when restoring the car, is robbing the car of its history. Even if it's a kinda lame color, you'll grow to love it. That while looks really good anyways (i.e. not a lame color), I say restore her to her original glorious white.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:36 PM

i likes white :) :burnout:

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:41 AM

I like the white... Only because I want to paint my 74 coupe Orange!:grin:

I have posted this on another thread but thought I would post it here as well:

http://www.claussstu....com/index.html

Repro plastic and rubber parts. May come in handy for the pieces you cannot locate for your FF-1 Kostamojen??

#496 Kostamojen

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:18 PM

I like the white... Only because I want to paint my 74 coupe Orange!:grin:

I have posted this on another thread but thought I would post it here as well:

http://www.claussstu....com/index.html

Repro plastic and rubber parts. May come in handy for the pieces you cannot locate for your FF-1 Kostamojen??

Cool link, that might come in handy soon. Thanks! :headbang:

#497 Kostamojen

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:40 PM

Had someone at work come up with a suggestion, so I did a few tests to see how it might look...

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#498 Kostamojen

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:04 PM

Different angle:

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:28 PM

And one more angle:

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:02 AM

I would keep the main color white with maybe some black accenting. I would keep the colors plain because I think you will not grow tired of the color combo. And whatever you do make sure you keep the engine pretty loud with a straight pipe exhaust exiting the rear!:headbang:




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