well, getting it off of one car and onto another in good shape would be a trick.If I were to get my hands on a roof from a GC8 type RA would it be possible to swap the roof from that car to an RS, for sole purposes of having a roof vent instead of a sunroof? Is it possible to do this relatively inexpensively?
ok how about satin white? :lol:
idc about the resale value, i have a RS swapped L ...long story how it happened. its one of those cars were it is worth more to the owner.
my car is green with blue coupe doors, with gold wheels, and a silver hood. it looks ridiculous. i just want it a sold color that i can have for cheap (less then 500 maybe :noes: i know it probably wont happen)
this is the look i am going for :drool:
i dont want to rip out my engine bay (idk maybe, its pretty bare as it is) but i at least want all the door stills to be the same color.
well, getting it off of one car and onto another in good shape would be a trick.
the easiest way would be to
1. remove headliner, sunroof, drip rails, have front and rear glass cut out
2.drill out the spotwelds to remove the roofskin (thru 1 later of metal ONLY using a spotweld bit
3. prep the flanges, ground down smooth to bare metal and free of any paint
4.do the same to a NEW 'L' roofskin and panel bond the 2 together using 2 part panelbond like FUSOR or 3M.. clamp overnight until set
5.get your fiberglass RA vent and flapper thingy and install them using either fiberglass resin, or a Panel bond for fiberglass AND steel, apply this to bare steel. then cut the hole and install the flapper thing. also some obdo may be needed to smooth the transition from the scoop to the roofskin.
6.smooth, prime, block, prime, block and paint
7.reinstall everything else, including a new headliner without a sunroof hole, modifying it to accept the flapper thingy...
sounds like about a $1500 job if I had to guess
do you have a HUGE air compressor, with enough CFM at the hose end and enough pressure to get you thru a full coat? nope, i will have to rent or borrow one do you have a warm ventilated dust free place to paint it? i have a 3 car garage, that i was planning on putting brand new covers on all the walls/ceiling. i have 2 windows and 1 door, i was planning on putting a fan sucking air out in one of the windows. do you have a DA sander, 36 80 180 220 320 400 600 sandpapers, tape, paper, i have a orbital buffer, electric sander (the kind that vibrates) i will need to get all the sandpapers all the tools to take your car apart yes, build my entire car scuff pads, prep soap, primer, a primer gun, mixing cups, strainers, bondo, spreaders, finishing putty ill have to get that stuff, i knew i had to get it anyway sanding bocks i have a rubber sanding block, i want to get a big long sanding block too, i heard the longer the better grinders, grinding disksyes parts stands, bumper stands, degreaser, lint free towels, tack rags i was planning on handing the fenders/hood/trunk ( i have an aluminum hood BTW)from the ceiling, the bumpers i was planning on using some milk crates :noes:
I'd advise finding a bodyman to do this as a sidejob.. or a ghetto shop... even a maaco might be able to pull off this one.. (they tape around everything, so you'll need to remove everything first... retarded, but that's their way... if you tape around handles/moudings, it WILL peel up around the edges)
want to save even more money, take out your doorcards and handles yourself
is painting your own car just a pipedream, or can you handle all the craftsmanship and cost involved?
How much do you think it would cost to fix something like this.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/sacramentoben/2001 impreza for sale/015.jpg
Hey big shiz, Is there an appropriate way to wetsand and buff out runs in clearcoat ?
I need to invest in some more lighting before I spray the entire car, because I seem to not know how much paint is enough :lol: