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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:44 pm

RedFiveKBS wrote:Wow! That interior looks amazing!! :th:

X2!!!! I LOVE it! I think that interior turned out great, and that combo is going to turn lots of heads! Harry
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sun May 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Polishing front fenders taking most of orange peal off but don't want to push it too much,will save the rest for next time.
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Mounted up fenders
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One fender bottom had to have the bath tub clips fastened with some stainless hardware.Came off the door nails with the fender correctly placed
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Dab of paint and installed
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Polished the headlight extensions and installed those
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Cleaned and installed the headlight mounting hardware
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Polished the headlight ring fasteners
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Installed 2 new halogens
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When wiring the new headlight harness there wasn't any pieces to go to up front and so I guessed at the wire lengths and it worked out fine
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Polishing again this time the chrome headlight bezels,a few pits typical at the bottom but nothing serious
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After cleaning under coat off the rubber side fillers the turned out to be in great shape
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cleaned and shined front bumper and bolted up with my custom brackets
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Switched out black bolts for Chrome and installed.Everything still fitting up good
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Sanded and cleaned with alcohol installed the 2" moulding as at the rear
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Moulding,chrome and side fillers installed
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Polished front valance.My glue up job holding so far so good even with wrestling with the polisher
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All bolted up just clears the Sedona trans cooler at both sides
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Couple of nice wheel well liners came on the car so got new clips and stainless screws for them
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Center was mounted with sheet metal screws facing the engine compartment so changed that to some plastic fasteners
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still poke to the inside but not to noticeable
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Monza Harry » Mon May 15, 2017 9:48 pm

Vegabee wrote:Image
Center was mounted with sheet metal screws facing the engine compartment so changed that to some plastic fasteners
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still poke to the inside but not to noticeable
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Really Smart idea there VB! You may still get a lancing, but NO way that would bad as bad as a steel sheet metal screw. I also love the stainless upgrade on the other side! :th: Harry
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Re: Vegabee(Interior/Exterior)

Postby Vegabee » Sun May 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Found this air deflector in the grass where the kids parked their cars,must have fell off one of them,and looking at it thinking it may fit under the Vega so I kept it out by the trash cans for these past years and today set it under there and it will work well looks like.
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Ran the part number and it is a Saturn part,not available any more also.I could get that part number if some is interested in doing this.Looked in great shape after cleaning
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Placed it at the bottom lip of the radiator support and drill 5 1/4" holes to fasten it
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Hangs down an inch or so below the valance
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There are some tabs toward the ends of the deflector that I mounted off the fender brace with some 5" eye bolts
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trimmed the loop eye and squeezed the ring together to a 1/4" inside diameter
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After that they needed some bend work to jog down to the mounting tab.Lock tighted some nuts to the rod.
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Then made a bend back up to match the tab
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Painted the connectors
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Brackets mounted and this is what the deflector looks like from the back side
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