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TEAMFaint
08-21-2005, 03:53 AM
Finally decided to stop putting this off, so me and celicaguy. started to get some prep work done this weekend. Started at 3, stopped at 530 and got quite a crapload done :) We are sanding the whole body except for the front and rear bumpers, the hood, and the spoiler for these pieces will not remain on the body. Here are some pictures of the progress:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/DriverSideSanding.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/FenderSanding.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PassengerSideSanding.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PassengerSideAndRoofSanding.jpg

And shes also now debadged :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/RearDebadged.jpg

Tomorrow we are getting the rest of the sanding done, and then shot with some primer!
We also test fit my rear bumper on his car (same year and model) and absolutely NO luck for correct fitment. Rear bumper DEFINATELY needs to get extended to fit the GTS. Oh well, we're up for a challenge.

Cliffnotes: Sanding/Primering the car. Taking off the spoiler (comment on this idea) And getting bodykit fitment.

AllOutRed90
08-21-2005, 03:12 PM
I bought a kit off ebay, and the rear need to be exteneded a little bit, the sides were good, and the front was just tight....i didnt end up using the front, and i chopped up the rear because i didnt like the vents....looks good!

BEAMS
08-21-2005, 05:48 PM
How did you extend the rear, i know it sounds kind of stupid. But did you just cut the middle and fill it in with primer?

BEAMS
08-21-2005, 05:51 PM
Finally decided to stop putting this off, so me and celicaguy. started to get some prep work done this weekend. Started at 3, stopped at 530 and got quite a crapload done :) We are sanding the whole body except for the front and rear bumpers, the hood, and the spoiler for these pieces will not remain on the body. Here are some pictures of the progress:

Can you pls post the pics of how you extend the rear?

schmooot
08-21-2005, 07:19 PM
wow no bodywork at all? I envy you mang. I was doing bodywork all winter on mine. And may I suggest a product called super degooper to get the glue from the badges and moulding off. Also don't put the molding back on when you're done, it looks sexay that way

TEAMFaint
08-22-2005, 01:32 AM
UPDATE: August 21st 2005

End of day 2 is now complete! We did not get the sanding complete or the car primered yet...main reason being, we put the sideskirts on instead! :eek:
It took some work, but all together it went very smooth. There are some gaps but the sides are being moulded after anyways so its no big of a deal. Here are some pictures from the beginning to the end of the day:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PreppedFront.jpg
This is what we started off with at 930 AM this morning

First thing I decided to do was take off the rest of the spoiler.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/SpoilerOff.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/SpoilerOff2.jpg

While doing this, Neil started tackling the dents by sanding it down and then filling it with body filler.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/DentsRemovedPassengerSide.jpg
Came out very good :)

After the dents were removed, we test fit my sideskirts, and Neil decided to take control, and throw them on the car. And after about 2 and a half hours of work..they were on!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/BodykitPasengerSide.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/BodykitPassengerSideAngle.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/BodykitDriverSideRear.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/BodykitDriverSideAngle.jpg


Ended the day at 530 and decided to take her in front of the house and take some pictures. Post your comments and what you think of the work done so far :D

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/SideskirtonDriverSide.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/SideskirtsDriverSide.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/SideskirtsonPassengerSide.jpg

Tomorrow we are going to finish up the sanding and get her primered. Be ready for more pics tomorrow :bigthumbu

AllOutRed90
08-22-2005, 02:20 AM
looks just like my kit when i put it on haha....

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/6444/bodykitnew0158lc.jpg

alltracman78
08-22-2005, 02:30 AM
You need to drop that factory trim on the doors if you're going to use that kit.

AllOutRed90
08-22-2005, 02:48 AM
yea its gone now, it was just the day that i started right there....

AznKlique
08-22-2005, 04:34 AM
Im just curious considering I dont know anything about body work. How did you attatch the side skirts? Did you use a type of adhesive or did you use bolts? Also, what kind of primer are you guys using? Is it the ghetto spray can kind or the real air gun one? Nice job on the progress so far. I like it when people do their own stuff to their cars.

AznKlique
08-22-2005, 04:36 AM
The only body mod I want to do to my car is add a side mr2 style vent. Even though it doesnt serve a purpose, I think it would look nice as hell. Thats an idea for you WhyteFifthGen

acidice333
08-22-2005, 04:36 AM
The trim on the doors makes it look sexy along with the front fender trims (:

acidice333
08-22-2005, 04:41 AM
Did u need to drill on your side skirts?

TEAMFaint
08-22-2005, 08:47 AM
Did u need to drill on your side skirts?

Yes, in order to bolt on the side skirts, we needed to drill holes through the side skirt, then through the body. We then help up the skirt and just simply took a rivet gun and rivetted them on. Its VERY solid, these side skirts dont move at all. I cant wait to start molding them :cool:

Murgatroy
08-22-2005, 12:21 PM
I need a rivet gun... Looking good.

TEAMFaint
08-23-2005, 01:47 AM
Update: August 22nd

Finally! The prep work is done! Unfortunately I forgot to bring my digital camera to celicaguy.'s house so I was unable to take any pictures throughout the day, but as soon as I got home I ran inside to get the camera and start taking pictures. I never knew how odd it would be to have so many people stare at a multi-color car. :lolhittin Anyways, enough stalling and here are the pictures..just cant wait to get the rest of the kit on :cool:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredPassengerSide.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredPassengerSideAngle.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredPassengerSideAngle2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredDriverSideAngle.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredRearDriverSide.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/PrimeredHatch.jpg


The end result was AMAZING! Neil did such an amazing job helping/teaching me how to do prep work, and did an even better job on spraying the car. During the primering it started to rain out unfortunately :eek: But it was after the car had recieved its first spray, and lucky enough the primer immediately dried, which was a relief. Before she is garaged this winter hopefully me and him have another weekend where we can start moulding the sideskirts and possibly throw on the rear bumper. Post your comments and thanks for looking :D

AllOutRed90
08-23-2005, 02:26 AM
looks good...

urban_legend
08-23-2005, 04:53 PM
are your side skirts fiberglass and how did you keep it from busting when you rivited them on?

lavy_gts
08-23-2005, 05:57 PM
looks like your doing the job right man... Yur taking yur time so the end result will look mint... Keep it up man, i love the invader skirts.

ocb_dave_ocb
08-23-2005, 05:59 PM
I agree the primed look is nice

celicaguy.
08-23-2005, 06:47 PM
I really like how it turned out and had alot of fun doing it. I can't wait to start the molding :)

ocb_dave_ocb
08-23-2005, 07:00 PM
its gonna be a Really nice car wheel done... I love Focal wheels

AllOutRed90
08-23-2005, 10:33 PM
im not a fan of the rims but they look ok....jus not my style...

TEAMFaint
08-24-2005, 01:09 AM
I really like how it turned out and had alot of fun doing it. I can't wait to start the molding :)

I love having this guy in the same city as me :) Not only does he love his celica, but every other one out there. And I guess it helps mine is the same year/trim as his :D

I actually enjoy my focal wheels quite a bit, but if I repaint my car red again, I'm pretty sure I'll go with a white wheel, I always liked that combo.

Yes the sideskirts are made of fiberglass, but they are able to take some bending just not a tremendous ammount. They sat in the sun all day, so they just bolted right on nice and easy, no cracking at all.

Stay tuned for the next thread....Sideskirt Molding!! Coming to a site near you!

acidice333
08-28-2005, 06:29 AM
What type(s) of primer and paint are you using? enamel? acrylic? laquer? acrylic laquer? and whatever else I'm missing lol .. and what should I use for clearcoat? My stuff is acrylic laquer, I just dont have clear for it and the Lordco I went to, the guy phoned around and nobody really answered.