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#501 Kostamojen

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:53 AM

Alright, now i'm just getting carried away with this, time to stop for the night...

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#502 subaruguru

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

just so you know imo i think black looks good with anything but when its with red yellow or white it just pops hope you dont mind i did it with paint (PUN)

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#503 joostvdw

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:31 PM

somehow the yellow and grey one over there ^^ looks real good, on the other hand, I'm a big fan of keeping it white, since that is it's original color.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

the ones where half the car is white look ok, but I'm still probably go for white, or another solid color...


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#505 Kostamojen

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:17 PM

If you guys don't mind wandering over to another forum, I started a poll for the colors using this photo...

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Here is the link: http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=1571886

#506 VaporTrail

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:06 AM

I voted for the white bottom, yellow top.there's just something I really like about that combo....

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

I'm going with #16. You should start a poll here on this site and see where it ends up.

#508 Kostamojen

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

I'm going with #16. You should start a poll here on this site and see where it ends up.

How do you start a poll here? I didn't see an option when I tried to start a thread...

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

1, 7, or 15 are my top choices. White looks killer alone but dig the tu tone

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:08 AM

i like 1 and 9

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:51 AM

I like 12, but would like 22 or 23 better if the blue were a bit darker and not so 'electric'.

#512 Kostamojen

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:15 PM

I like 12, but would like 22 or 23 better if the blue were a bit darker and not so 'electric'.

For reference, that is just supposed to be Rally Blue.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

Picked up the car from American Stripping Co.!!! :)

They did really good work, the car could be painted right now if it didnt need body work :-p

I dropped it off at the bodyshop, also known as Roseville Rod and Custom. They are making an estimate for me that should be ready next week. Indeed, it probably will be higher than expected :unamused: but they did say they could do some of the extra cosmetic touches and even the rollcage, so thats good :) I do have to say, its the nicest shop i've ever seen bar none. I could spend hours in there just looking around!

Anyway, here are a couple pics from picking the car up. I'm going to take some photos at the bodyshop this next week:

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#514 Kostamojen

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

Here is something to give you an idea of what i'm working on while the car is at the bodyshop...

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#515 Kostamojen

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:50 AM

Just had some guy from Japan contact me over on NASIOC... Looks like he's restored some FF-1's over there, here is his homepage:

http://www.drawninthesea.sakura.ne.jp/

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:43 PM

Nice! Looks like the stripper did a great job. What are the plans for the roll cage?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

Nice! Looks like the stripper did a great job. What are the plans for the roll cage?

I'm thinking just a standard 4-point cage with a harness bar, but it all depends on how the bodywork goes.

Speaking of that, I just got back from talking to the bodyshop... I have to say, i'm even more excited now :)

Their process is exactly what I was looking for, and EVERY idea I had they basically thought of too and were on the same page I was! I didn't expect that.

Plus, their process is basically one step at a time, IE we are going to start with the rocker panels and rebuild those, but instead of doing the whole car, we will stop and re-asses at that point and basically its a pay-as-we go deal, which means if it starts to get too expensive labor wise I could stop if need be. I can't wait to see the initial results, and i'll be meeting with them about every week to discuss progress and i'll take pictures too of course :)

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:16 AM

Wow, that is an awesome body shop. Not many that actually work with their customers like that around anymore (unless they get hyper $$$)

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

Picked up the car from American Stripping Co.!!! :)

They did really good work, the car could be painted right now if it didnt need body work :-p



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Looking good man. It's fun when you start screwing it back together:). Chemical strip, sandblast. Ready for primer, seam sealer, and paint. Not a Subaru of course...just don't give up:).Posted Image

#520 Kostamojen

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:08 AM

Wow, that is an awesome body shop. Not many that actually work with their customers like that around anymore (unless they get hyper $$$)

Its not going to be cheap. But this isn't an "on the cheap" project either.

#521 Kostamojen

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

Round 2 of Voting has started!!!

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:46 PM

Round 2 of Voting has started!!!

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White (don't care) or #8 for a tu-tone

#523 moosens

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

To date I have no complaints from the Board Gods about using so much space for so little info.

But....

Can we please consider NOT replying with the pictures and simply cut and paste the words you'd like to reply to?

No offense intended to anyone,recent or past within this thread. There's a whole ?? load of folks that do it.

Sorry,I'm not voting on this. Have fun!


but I'm partial towards two or three...but, ultimately would like a solid color with some accents,not a two tone. :cool:

#524 maudsland

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:58 AM

Kosta,
you are doing a damn fine job with the car, the only thing that peeves me off is that i got rid of my cars, i am so jealouse, i am still turning the world upside down to see if any fall out of the trees, gently i hope, as for the colour i would go with number 10, reason, it is the closest to what my last car was. I looked at the web site you posted from the guy in japan, i stumbled across it while back, was interested in what he was doing, liked the red wagon with the sport motor in. As i said before you are doing a damn fine job and thank you for getting all the forum invovled.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:24 AM

If it's going to be street driven only: #6 or #9 (classy).
Street & occasional race: #7.
Full race: the #10 yellow over the #11 blue.
Over budget single color: #10 race or #12 street.
The other solid colors do nothing for me. :)

Note: What color do you want your engine compartment to be? That will dictate the upper color of a two tone. White or yellow would be my choice, so that rules out #9's orange.




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