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Re: My first car build

Postby stealth » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:42 pm

Look into a color called
Vitamin c was on R/T chargers
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Re: My first car build

Postby C_Fernance » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:51 pm

A 70's car needs a 70's paint colour, just because they had the best names.

1970 Dodge High Impact Colors included:

Sublime

Green Go

Go Mango

Banana

Panther Pink

Plum Crazy

Hemi Orange

Plymouth got mostly the same colors with different names:

Limelight

Sassy Grass Green

Vitamin “C”

Lemon Twist

Moulin Rouge

In Violet

Tor Red

As cute as Mopar’s High Impact Colors were, Ford one-upped them on names for its 1970 poly-paint colors:

Original Cinnamon

Bring ‘Em Back Olive

Three Putt Green

Anti-Establish Mint

Last Stand Custard

There She Blue

Young Turquoise

Hulla Blue

Good Clean Fawn

Counter Revolutionary Red

Knight White

Freudian Gilt

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Re: My first car build

Postby stealth » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:58 pm

Vitamin c , is the best I reckon
But you didn't mention
Magenta (nipple pink )
And competition orange , but im sure its the same as vitamin c
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Re: My first car build

Postby 70sGalantEstate » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:55 pm

This was done a couple days ago but I forgot to post it, we have cut out the rust next is to replace it.
As you can see it is a lot better then the other side.

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Re: My first car build

Postby stealth » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:44 pm

Nice work mate , keep up this pace and it will be there in no time
So get welding !
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Re: My first car build

Postby 75wagon » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:22 am

Just curious.
Has anyone got a good answer on how to remove the non setting window sealant from the rear window openings?
We've tried a few different solvents, but nothing that just gets it off easy (wax and grease remover, turps, kerosene, GP thinners to name just a few).
I've tried google search, but I'm not having much luck finding anything useful.

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Re: My first car build

Postby mstrrab1992 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:08 am

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Re: My first car build

Postby 75wagon » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:25 am

Yep thanks.
Just tried it. It works pretty well.
I also tried shellite (lighter fluid) I think the shellite works just that little bit quicker.

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Re: My first car build

Postby stealth » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:30 pm

How is the progress coming along guys ?
Any pics
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Re: My first car build

Postby 75wagon » Sat May 28, 2016 8:59 pm

Had a bit of time off (due to various things).
I got my argon bottle refilled this week, and this happened today.

Nothing more annoying than the captured nuts your number plates bolt onto fracturing around the outside of the welds that hold them there (well, maybe there are, but they're now fixed anyway).
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The break between this update and the last is too long (we did go on holidays, but tit wasn't that long. That October deadline is getting closer.

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Re: My first car build

Postby 75wagon » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:54 pm

Does anyone disagree that these are a good addition to this wagon?
14x6.5 +7 offset

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Motivation has been found (prospective job that Ferg is applying for) guess who needs their license and a car?

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Re: My first car build

Postby C_Fernance » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:13 pm

I like the wheels. The red would depend on the final colour of the car but it's easy enough to change it if need be.
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Re: My first car build

Postby 75wagon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:21 pm

C_Fernance wrote:The red would depend on the final colour of the car but it's easy enough to change it if need be.

Funny you say that.
Ferg loves these rims and the colour of them, so much so, body colour choice has just been changed to accommodate them.

I stopped in to look at them on the way home form work today.
We pic the rims up Sunday :thumpsup:

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Re: My first car build

Postby 70sGalantEstate » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:26 pm

Sorry I've been so well dead on the forum, not a lot has happened, so there hasn't been much to update with.


So here's what's happened since my last post.
I managed to score a new set of rims.... Red Work Pulse in 14x6.5 +7offset.
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Here's how they look on my wagon (excuse the stuff stacked on it, space is at a premium in the garage atm).
Anyone have any thoughts on wheel nuts to go with these? Dad thinks I should go with socket head black nuts, I have no idea.
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Is that better offset than the factory rims?
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The rims are potentially a game changer. Direction changer if you like. The orange body colour that I was planning on I don't think will look as good with the red wheels as other colours.
The current thoughts are to keep the factory body colour and maybe paint the roof a different colour?
What's the thoughts on respraying the rood black again or maybe even white?
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Re: My first car build

Postby mstrrab1992 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:28 am

I think your dads got a good idea with that black socket head wheel but idea.

And in my opinion. If you don't mind a nice red color IMA gonna say exterior a beige color - 8902 beige is one I personally think might mesh well with a blood red interior.

But then everyone has their own opinions but wheels can definitely change plans with a car I know that myself.
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Re: My first car build

Postby Scorpma82 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:40 am

I think the wheels should have some form of dark grey/graphite centres

or

completely polished surface with black inserts
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Re: My first car build

Postby 70sGalantEstate » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:05 pm

Hello I'm back after God knows how long?

I have now got a job which means money and this gives me freedom to buy stuff for the car. At the moment I'm looking for a electric fuel pump for a 1850 astron with twin carbs, and have been told not to get the cheap ones because the are noisy (most of these are facet fuel pumps). Does anyone know any good electric fuel pumps for a galant GC wagon (not that it being a wagon changes anything)?

If you know some good ones online please leave a link to it.
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Re: My first car build

Postby crystalmeths » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:41 pm

Nothing wrong with the facet pumps , yes they are a little noisy but they are extremely reliable and tough , I've had one on my sigma running twin carbs with a pressure regulator for over three years with not a problem regards Chris
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Re: My first car build

Postby 70sGalantEstate » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 am

Yesterday I bought two facet pumps because there cheap and incase one dies I'll have a spare.

Hopefully will have the car able to move on its own in the next couple of weeks. Or atleast be able to start up.
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