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09-05-2012 10:05 PM
svt1391
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Thanks. I am real obsessive about doing this kind of stuff. My rust bucket 03 looked sick when it was newer. Got that grill painted yet? Which car is it going on?
Just painted it a couple hours ago..it'll be going on the svt. I'll have it on tomorrow for the meet if you're swinging out
09-05-2012 06:17 AM
Drumr90 Posted via FF Mobile
Thanks man ill look it at then.
09-05-2012 12:57 AM
Black&Tan
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I love cheep modes like home made tails And head lights. Ive got a little boy and single income home so cheap mods with some effort i can do.
I only mod on the cheap and I research the hell out of performance mods before I buy. I get almost all my stuff used from the BST section here, but or on Craig list.

There's actually quite a bit you can do cheaply that makes a subtle difference.

I am thinking about doing a low budget mod thread with links to all the how tos.

Anyway here's the link to the how to I used. Pretty good writeup. http://montecarloforum.com/forum/pai...process-23148/
09-05-2012 12:50 AM
Black&Tan
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The way he did them is the only way it will come out looking right. I did the exact same process on mine and they came out almost as good as my explorer tails that were painted with actual paint. I seen them in person Sunday and they looked very good
Thanks. I am real obsessive about doing this kind of stuff. My rust bucket 03 looked sick when it was newer. Got that grill painted yet? Which car is it going on?
09-04-2012 11:53 PM
Drumr90 Posted via FF Mobile
I love cheep modes like home made tails And head lights. Ive got a little boy and single income home so cheap mods with some effort i can do.
09-04-2012 10:50 PM
svt1391 The way he did them is the only way it will come out looking right. I did the exact same process on mine and they came out almost as good as my explorer tails that were painted with actual paint. I seen them in person Sunday and they looked very good
09-04-2012 10:18 PM
Drumr90
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Lol. It was work but the results are nice and it cost me all of $10 since I already had the clearcoat from another project.
Well give a list of everything u used and maybe ill do it this weekend.

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09-04-2012 06:49 PM
Black&Tan
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Not a fan of tinted tails.

I'm a big fan of your ride.


Would love to buy some smoked euro tails and an rs rear bumper but my budget doesn't support it. So I'm stuck going the $10 route.
09-04-2012 06:46 PM
Black&Tan
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Nagh sounds like to much work for lights. I think ill just leave em go.
Lol. It was work but the results are nice and it cost me all of $10 since I already had the clearcoat from another project.
09-04-2012 06:41 PM
Black&Tan
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Off-topic, but the rear springs aren't that hard. Jack up the spring seat, undo the control arm bolt, and lower the jack. Use a bunch of PB Blaster if you have to. I don't feel like cutting loaded springs is a good idea.
Man I wish it were that easy. I live in the rust belt. The bolts on the lower control arm are notorious for seizing to the sleeve and tearing up the bushing on cars that see winter use. You have to replace the whole lca if that happens. It happened to me on my 03 and it was a pita, and $80 per control arm.


My plan is to unbolt the upper control arm, damper, and rear sway. That should lower the control arm enough to relieve most, if not all, of the tension from the spring. Since I'm replacing the rear sway with an SVT one anyway, it's the same number of bolts. And yeah, cutting a loaded spring would be really stupid.
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