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Update time

That's right folks! Zaa came down to Melbourne again last weekend and we got lots of work done on the body kit as well as on his car. All in all it was a very productive few days! Without further ado:

The mess:


Rear bumper after final touch up coat:



Front Bumper after color coats (compare to the previous photos with all the stop putty!):



Again:



H-dog (psycho-killer):



Z-dog:

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Again, rear:



again front:



We sanded the mirrors ready for clear, but accidently went through to primer on some of the sharp corners, so after a few more color coats:



And some mint looking roof-channel strips:





Now everything you just saw is ready for clear coat! I am going to do the clear on the mirrors and the roof channel strips, but will wait for Zaa to come down again for him to do the clear on the bumpers. In the mean time I will be dry fitting the side skirts to the car, and then prepping them for paint as well as doing primer. Probably I will attempt to do some color on the side skirts too and maybe clear if I have time as they are very easy items to spray as opposed to the bumpers with the deep lip and especially the front bumper with the grille.

Very big thanks to Zaahir for kindly helping me on this project and teaching me some mad skills! I feel like I have learned alot! I am now thinking about getting the minor panel work done on my front quarter panel and then attempting the blend-in re-spray myself.

I will not be installing the finished body kit until such time as I am able to fully detail the car and touch up other areas of paint work with the car inside the shed you see in the above photos. Basiaclly, I want it all to have the same polish and same protection. Next stage will be getting more gravel for the driveway... Oh, and some adjustable coilover sleeves to go with the front KYB GR2 shocks and rear Tokico shocks that Zaah has kindly provided me :-D The lude should be goign through a very major transformation soon. Basically I will be finished all my exams by the mid to end of november, and will then have a solid 3 months or so off for summer in which to work on the lude and earn money. I am hoping some more big things will happen to the engine rebuild during this time as well.

Thanks for reading guys!
 

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Oh... by the way...







And mounting bolt with existing mounting hole provision in the metal parcel shelf frame. Just had to drill through the existing holes to penetrate the wooden panel, and modify the mounting kits for longer bolts.



And yes it all works miraculously! Remote and everything. Just have to wire it up permanently still.

EDIT: Considered using this knob-extension from a legend but it is not entirely neccesary. Perhaps with the rear seat headrest it will be. If I use it, I will need to restore it some, but here is a brief test fit. It secures at the top with a metal clip which is not seen in this photo. I also would have to shim underneath for it to fit snug against the clip.



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And finally, in case anybody missed it, the jdm civic momo/honda horn button. JDM OEM honda item but manufactured in italy by momo. Installed in 1980's momo sistema steering wheel. Horn button working well. I had to shim the inside of the boss kit with adhesive foam strip in order to secure the horn button without bolting an ugly shim over the top - but it is now VERY secure.

 

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Yeah it looks even better in person, that is the refiner and the kit. I'm thinking of opening a respray business! Lol!

Seriously though, it's good fun but even better with the nice big space we worked inane getting biscuits and coffee in between bits and pieces of work.

So you've got about 7 weeks to get those skirts done. I'm excited for you dude.
 

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Yeah it looks even better in person, that is the refiner and the kit. I'm thinking of opening a respray business! Lol!

Seriously though, it's good fun but even better with the nice big space we worked inane getting biscuits and coffee in between bits and pieces of work.

So you've got about 7 weeks to get those skirts done. I'm excited for you dude.
:laugh: And you have me thinking bigger and bigger now... what else can I spray...? I have been tossing up spoiler ideas in my head but I keep wanting to go back to stock duck-tail spoiler... just those holes in my boot lid I don't think can be cleanly welded back up... Maybe patched from underneath and then filled from above?
 

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Just an idea i came across for the inside of the wheel arches on the skirts. When i saw that German kit on a honda in UK he had these metal plates made up and then chrome plated then screwed onto the inside of the arches on the bodykit, kinda like metal mudflaps this was to help protect the side skirts from stone damage off the road. Just thought all this work your doing be worth doing the same to protect your skirts too.
 

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Just an idea i came across for the inside of the wheel arches on the skirts. When i saw that German kit on a honda in UK he had these metal plates made up and then chrome plated then screwed onto the inside of the arches on the bodykit, kinda like metal mudflaps this was to help protect the side skirts from stone damage off the road. Just thought all this work your doing be worth doing the same to protect your skirts too.
Nice idea! Those parts of the skirts would sure cop a beating. I just got the image in my head of doing it red-neck style with checker-plate steel sheet ;-) I think that would be helpful for the front arches, for the rear it is the actual bumper to be worried about. I'll have a think about it.
 

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That looks so much different to when i last had it, i only ever had the front bar fitted for about 1 month, the drivers side skirt would have been maybe a week. I couldnt use the rear one as at the time i had a dual exhaust, i did trim the drivers skirt up a little to sit flush with the skirting.
Its good to see my thousands of dollars are actually going to something now hahah! I did notice that the 2 side skirts were a different length, also different height. Very thin kit and easy to warp, but that front bar is just absolute sex! Not to mention how heavy the stock bars are.
 

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Erebuni front + rear bumpers

Really shitty photos, I know...





I swear I'll put up hi res SLR photos once I have done more work on my Lude.
These look sick !
Erebuni front + rear bumpers

Really shitty photos, I know...





I swear I'll put up hi res SLR photos once I have done more work on my Lude.
These bumpers are sick !!!
I’ve been looking for bumpers to fit on my 84’ but its so difficult to find any, where did you get these ? Good luck with the fitting !
 
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