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Old 05-29-2019, 10:35 AM   #101
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One of the rear wheels had a small bend that’s been repaired now and 1 lip is DONE. First time around polishing a set of two piece wheels, it’s a chore! Still haven’t found the gold paint color for the centers however, I have some fender work before I can mount the rears anyway.

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The grill and bezels are repaired and in need of some fresh SEM paint.

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Old 05-29-2019, 10:45 AM   #102
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For reference, Goldtastic by Prismatic Powders comes pretty close to BBS gold. I had mine clear coated but it's not necessary if you don't want the extra gloss.
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:48 PM   #103
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For reference, Goldtastic by Prismatic Powders comes pretty close to BBS gold. I had mine clear coated but it's not necessary if you don't want the extra gloss.
Right on, helpful info, thank you! How's your 242 coming along Harold?
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:10 PM   #104
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Been sick; haven't touched it in two weeks. It might be growing resentful, but I'm not totally sure.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:18 PM   #105
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This weekend while tinkering around in the garage, I did a basic mock up of the rear wheels to get an idea of what kind of spacer I’ll need to avoid rubbing on the inside. 22-25mm spacers and lug extensions will do it. I’m sure I’ll have to massage the outer fenders as well...but pretty excited about getting these mounted and moving on to the next headache.





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Old 06-24-2019, 04:36 PM   #106
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Time to clean up the engine bay, tucking all wiring and moving what I can into the cabin. Wiring will get new looming and mount in between the fenders.




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Old 06-24-2019, 05:24 PM   #107
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Neat!

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:32 PM   #108
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Awesome build!!!
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:39 PM   #109
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Neat!

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The only commando I like is that feeling of freedom down under!

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Thanks man, lots to do to get the engine and bay the way I want it.

More progress this morning.

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Old 06-27-2019, 03:55 PM   #110
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This morning I had a couple of hours to get the harness into the cabin, found a few ‘repaired’ wires that weren’t even soldered or with pinch connections, just a good twist and hardened electrical tape. One of the reasons I like to do this is to make sure everything is how it should be and no surprises down the road.

I ran into a few ends that aren’t connected to anything and I have no idea what they go to...see thread here:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...69#post5966869

Now to sort through all this wiring, remove what won’t be used.






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Old 07-24-2019, 05:51 PM   #111
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Tear down progress continues...Removed the intake manifold, fuel pressure distributor and injectors. I also shaved the battery tray and the mounts that were welded to the body.







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Old 09-17-2019, 11:30 AM   #112
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Barrels are DONE! Still debating if I want to paint the centers Gold or Silver...kinda leaning towards Silver now.



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Old 09-17-2019, 03:09 PM   #113
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Wow those came out great!!! I need to get to work on my RS lol
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:36 PM   #114
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You want the centers in copper with flake and a medium gloss clear.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:13 AM   #115
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Wow those came out great!!! I need to get to work on my RS lol
Thanks man, took awhile to get them the way I wanted them to look, the nice thing is it’s all just time and elbow grease.

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Sounds cool but not sure about that contrast with teh beige...
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:34 PM   #116
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It's the perfect amount of contrast
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:43 AM   #117
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Ha ha, ok maybe. I might mess around with plasti-dip a few times and colors before powder coating them. We’ll see, thanks for the compliments and opinions fellas!
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:04 AM   #118
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The wheels are going to look great on there. I vote for BBS gold personally, very traditional but classy
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:58 PM   #119
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The wheels are going to look great on there. I vote for BBS gold personally, very traditional but classy
Thanks man, really enjoying watching the progress you’re making on your 242...definitely going to be a fun ride. We’ll see, they’ll be Gold or Silver centers, not black.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:29 AM   #120
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Thanks man, really enjoying watching the progress you’re making on your 242...definitely going to be a fun ride. We’ll see, they’ll be Gold or Silver centers, not black.
I've definitely stalled out the past few weeks, I need a few hundred more dollars worth of stuff and it'll run. Aaand I just bought another Volvo.

We need to get pictures of our Eastern WA beige 242s once we're both running
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:42 AM   #121
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I've definitely stalled out the past few weeks, I need a few hundred more dollars worth of stuff and it'll run. Aaand I just bought another Volvo.

We need to get pictures of our Eastern WA beige 242s once we're both running
Agreed! I’ll be there next spring to Summer, just a few tidying up bits on my end. Did you see the 1980 Brown 242 in Wenatchee for $350???!! Wish I had the room for it...
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Agreed! I’ll be there next spring to Summer, just a few tidying up bits on my end. Did you see the 1980 Brown 242 in Wenatchee for $350???!! Wish I had the room for it...
I did, I contacted the guy. Said the body is perfect... No room here either
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:06 PM   #123
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Beige car, bronze wheels

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Old 10-01-2019, 12:44 AM   #124
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Pearl white = Beige?

Nice looking Audi, your’s?
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:00 AM   #125
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Amazing attention to detail, giving me inspiration to tackle the multiple projects (blower motor/heater core, upholstery, sunroof crank, A/C etc) that my newly acquired 78 needs.
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