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    you can see the filters in that trademe setup.. far smaller than what i remember the 3m ones being though. I see all these kits seem to have the filters etc on the belt- the one we used to use had the filter/main regulator sitting on the wall and the belt only carried a light weight regulator that varied the already low pressure flow rate. Definitely would still have compressor somewhere away from the paint fumes. yes @kyteler i called it the wrong thing.
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    There definitely are cartridges from 3m listed as being suitable for isocyanates. I bought a mask for the wife recently and it had isocyanates listed on the specs sheet (vet nurse, they use bad stuff) With that said- absolutely go fresh air mask if you can. I used to wear one while metal spraying- had a regulator/filter that sat on the wall and was supplied by shop compressed air. God damn wonderful thing to use. Infact if it wasnt frowned upon in our office id be wearing one right now. Theres something so relaxing about having clean cool air forced under slight pressure into your lungs lol.. good on a hot day.
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    A DOG's 83 Toyota Starlet KP61

    Love what you did with the front end....but that rear bumper- oh my god. Wheels look GREAT (the ones that dont need flares)
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    FlyingBricks Flying 69 bug

    Yeah being able to get parts is awesome!!! Also i like how in your link it shows an image of that cool yellow bug.. Good work on that link!!!!!! Maybe they are factory seats afterall! I wonder if they are some weird nz only seat design pillaged from some other car made here.
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    Had a few minutes so visited the lockup and wifey helped me pull the seats out. The seat mounting brackets that are welded to the seat bases are weird. They look kinda factory but also super unprofessional-10mm thick flat bar, with extremely tight bolt/frame clearance. Does anyone know if this seat fabric is factory? And check out the before and after cleaning pics. They got a soapy scrub (brown water, yuck) and then an actual waterblast.. the vinyl has a very deep texture which was FULL of human filth.
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    @64valiant was selling a beetle and somehow i convinced the wife that we needed a joint project. @64valiant is chief adviser to ensure nothing too shit is done to it. Because he's a VW expert and truly entrenched in the VW scene and I'm a closet bogan this probably wont end well (EG, while i think this car is perfection, he's busy swallowing his own vomit.) (not mine, but i wish it was) Pretty keen to get this going ASAP, budget is essentially $500 a month until its going I'll put up some pics of our piece when i get home but happy to hear every bodies thoughts/advice/do you have a floor pan with live rego sitting around?
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    next up was the rod ends and steering box. I bought this lot (which includes wheel bearings and seals) and stripped down/wire wheeled this and I took no more photos except these.... the steering box is currently sitting in degreaser and needs multiple new seals, bearings and bushes.
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    My wife and i did some bonding over the beetle and got probably 1/3rd of it sanded down and smooth. Few issues with the existing body filler being applied to a completely unprepared surfaces but nothing major. A few more hours and we will be ready for primer And this week I skived off work so that I could hang out with @64valiant, work on his bug and do some on mine. I managed to get my beam adjusters welded in. First there was marking. then there was careful cutting (and some brace welding.. this photo is a bit out of sequence) Tacking and V grinding and welding...and more V grinding and then in the time it takes to make 2x floor mats it was done.
  9. Man that starion looks great
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    64 Valiants 68 VW Beetle

    Lets be honest.. its probably those radiator flaps that fixed the overheating (jokes) I think my eyes still burn a little.
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    64 Valiants 68 VW Beetle

    Right so i did around 8 hours of relaxed work on this thing today. Mounted the radiator properly and made a front shround thing. The clear plastic was used for template making. Greg did an epic job of the shrouds fold- he did it with his knee and his jandled foot.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    So I have just ordered two Arduinos and a little color OLED screen for a car related project- I am excited as fuck to learn some new skills and also achieve something for far cheaper than otherwise possible (and in a way more interesting way, too) So @Ned and others- what have ya done/ what reading material do you think I should first start with. Edit.. also, back in the day I did a course on c++ and Delphi (it was 16 years ago) so maybe that will help (I can't remember a single thing about it all)
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    How did ya end up having to clean that up?
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    I dont even know how people (at the scene or wreck purchasers) deal with that. I never even walked through a wreckers yard and thought "someone may have died in that"
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    How did they even get yhe body out?
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    Gav’s Honda N360

    Yeah just have a shaft supported by two bearings where a crankshaft would normally sit. Edit. You hsve to be cautious as many items (like diffs) are not made for sideways shaft loading
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    Gav’s Honda N360

    You could pretty easy (as easy as these things get) to chain drive the end of the driveshaft.. then you could vary the ratio however you please.
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Fuckin hell!!! Imagine the mess if there were people in it!!! Im going with parked on train tracks
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    This is consuming far too much of my thinking time.. theres so much to learn and so many cars out there that most things seem to be done to death and easy to find information on. I was hoping to be spending less time cleaning and more time doing actual cool stuff but have more time than $$ so meh. Painted suspensions and new balljoints. Ps. I wasnt trying to paint the disc surface.
  20. argh I worded that wrong. I didn't mean take note for work, i ment take note for judging purposes. EG if a car looks amazing and has 700hp but is still 4x100 PCD would you be like.. eh, thats dumb. or if you look in the engine bay and see that its had a rough plates and tags swap.. etc etc.
  21. Interesting that you are helping with judging. Do you take note of vehicles that present well but which are dodgy as fuck? Also, DAMMIT, was amped for this ride but completely missed the date announcement/am disorganized and am now going horse riding with the wife instead. hope everyone has a good time!
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    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    Great seeing your update. This is still probably the greatest project I have seen- unbelievable what you are achieving. Ps, do you have a cnc mill in your shed?!
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    azzurro's 125p Pickup dyskusja

    Tight fit in the bunghole, gotcha
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    Truenotch's Tiny Tracker - Yamaha MX100

    Jesus.. what a mess. What about a soak in vinegar? Should (im no chemist, only guessing) disolve all the rust and leave the varnish and copper alone?
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    Steering intermediate shaft adaptation?

    I wouldnt worry about the support at this stage- that can be added at any time really easily. Again- just make sure whatever UJ's you purchase do not have welds.