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  • Inexpensive way to fix up your car, while making it look good

    it had some rust.. and a few dents up front..

    I bought this car for 600 bucks (5 speed only 120K miles), so I wanted to keep it cheap, but somewhat professional..

    I bought a gallon of high gloss tractor paint, Naptha and hardener..

    Did the body work up front and removed all rust, welded in new pannels where the rust was..

    painted it, had some orange peel.. wetsanded (you can see the difference in the before and after pic with the orange peel)

    buffed (still have to wax)

    so far here it is, for under $100 I made this car look way better... and then I added that red pin stripe to contrast the black.. not bad
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    *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
    30 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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      they are not the best quality photos ( I had to downgrade the size to make them upload..)

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        I wouldnt mind to get some stock SVT wheels or at least some stock aluminum wheels.. and the side skirts

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          IMG_20130502_125339&amp;.jpgIMG_20130502_112040&amp;.jpg

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            before 1..JPGbefore 2..JPGbefore 3..JPG

            These are the before pics..

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            • #7
              Pretty sure I saw this car in Wadsworth yesterday.
              -'98 Toreador Red CSVT
              -Some quick SUVs

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                yep that would of had to been me.. Im in rittman

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                • #9
                  Nice. Doesn't look bad!
                  -'98 Toreador Red CSVT
                  -Some quick SUVs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by XR4Tim View Post
                    Nice. Doesn't look bad!
                    Thanks! It is not perfect.. but hell for a 600 dollar car and a 80 dollar paint job.. I can't complain with the results.. Just for a 'in my garage' job

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                      One of the best "garage jobs" I've seen for sure.
                      -'98 Toreador Red CSVT
                      -Some quick SUVs

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by XR4Tim View Post
                        One of the best "garage jobs" I've seen for sure.
                        Thank you, I appreciate that.

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                        • #13
                          well I decided to clear coat it and I bought some aluminum wheels for it.. I shot the clear and wet sanded it to get the orange peel out, and now I am just waiting to buff it. I will post some pics very soon. I also am getting a low profile spoiler/lip for the trunk and going to do the trim flat black ..pics soon

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                            2013-06-03 00.42.06&amp;.jpg2013-06-03 00.42.30&amp;.jpg

                            I can post some better pics in the day light this was at 2 a.m. still turned out good though.. clear coat needed wetsanded a bit .. but im content with this

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                              those wheels were off of craigslist for 40 bucks (10 a peice) With tires.. not a bad deal.. this is a budget bodyjob so I didnt want to wrap a ton into it. That pic does no justice on how well it shines!

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