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Old 08-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #91
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Car is looking good.
but you put the stickers on your plate the wrong way and the safety sticker goes on the back plates in Germany. The hexagon shaped emissions sticker is what should be on the front plate.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #92
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but you put the stickers on your plate the wrong way and the safety sticker goes on the back plates in Germany. The hexagon shaped emissions sticker is what should be on the front plate.
LOL!, o well.....these are the only two stickers available where I ordered the plate so I just threw 'em on.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #93
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LOL!, o well.....these are the only two stickers available where I ordered the plate so I just threw 'em on.
All good. Im a little ocd when it comes to stuff like that but thank you for not getting a Zoll (temporary/tourist) plate like most people do. They just look funny. And if you ever get another one use http://www.licenseplates.tv
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #94
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Just went out and did a little work....

Decided I want to shave the ford emblem on the hatch just to give it a sneaky touch that makes people think "I can't tell whats different, but I don't think that's totally stock"

so I wire-wheeled the paint off the area, and made a paper template....then cut it out of sheetmetal and formed the bodyline with a hammer and dolly in my vice

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Then I welded it in place:



Then I ground it down with the grinder, cleaned it, and applied some body filler:



I also put what I think is the last layer of body filler on the driver front fender, but forgot to take a picture. The extra panel bond I ordered is supposed to come in tomorrow mid-morning, so hopefully by the time I have the passenger rear quarter mocked up with screws like the driver side currently is, the FedEx guy will pay me a visit. I'm hoping to have both rear quarters permanently affixed tomorrow and both front fenders ready to be molded. If I have time I'll actually build the molds tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath. Might have to lay the molds sunday morning.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #95
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #96
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Nice touch with the shaved badge.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #97
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blocked down the hatch area where the ford emblem was and hit it with some high-build primer







Cut down the tail pipe cause it sticks out way too far





then I finished up the driver front fender and sprayed it in primer. gotta do some minor touch-ups but its nearly perfect





Then Checko helped me out getting the passenger rear quarter mocked up and bonded









drilled a CRAP TON of 1/8 pilot holes, with plans to put a pop-rivet temporarily in every other hole. I counter-sank the front of the ones NOT getting rivets on the outside of the metal and the backside of EVERY hole on the fiberglass.....I plan to drill the heads off the pop-rivets, and any that fall out I'm going to put more panel-bond through them....so the counter-sinks will take up the glue and act as a rivet by not being able to pull through or anything due to the taper on either side from the countersink.

I ran out of rivets and patience for today, only got done about half of what I thought I would. might do more tomorrow morning
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Lookin' more and more like an RS!
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #99
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Got the other quarter panel mounted permanently this morning with the help (yet again) of Checko.





The rear bumper when I got it a long time ago came damaged.....corner was chipped off. made a cardboard backer by tracing the good side, and pounded a bunch of epoxy over it to make a new corner





then I wire-wheeled the old window-weld adhesive off and etch-primed the opening

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #100
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so why are you taking the rear windows out?
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