Gordy's ecotec 510

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby RonM » 09 Apr 2012 10:53

Man that Z turned out nice, she's a stunner. Your dog on the other hand I'm totally jealous. Judging by the expression on his face Looks like you could throw him a gun and say "Cover me", and that little guy'd be all in.
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 09 Apr 2012 11:11

Haha! He would too! Thanks for the laugh this afternoon.
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 08 May 2012 07:59

Lack of updates at this point, But it is for good reason. I've been a very busy bee........
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 16 May 2012 17:59

Well, I finally have some updates!!!! I have a ton of pics, so I will let the pics do most of the talking. Mostly because I can't remember exactly what I did... It has been so long. To start out, I made all of my brake lines and got the brakes all bleed out. I wanted to keep them nice and clean, so I kept the bends smooth and tight. Lines take way to long. I have about 10 hours in just the lines

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I put the proportioning valve next to the shifter for easy adjusting

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Then I made an adjustable mount for my throttle pedal. This way I can adjust it up/down, left/right, and in and out to get it just right.

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Installed my 1 inch swaybay

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I got my quarter panels from Futo fab

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To cover up this crap...

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I also made a steering brace

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 16 May 2012 18:11

Fast forward to this weekend, when me, Dome, and Fran Did all of the body work and paint in 3 days. I am waiting to wetsand until I am done building the rest of the car, so I wont scratch the shit out of it. Warning, tons of pics.

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Glued these bitches on

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Sanding, Sanding, Sanding

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 16 May 2012 18:16

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This is what I look like with no sleep and no shower

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We took a nice break and did some burn outs!!!!!

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 16 May 2012 18:24

Back to the body work...

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Primed

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Sealed

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Putting the base color on like a boss

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Cleared

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And back home in my garage!

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I can't wait to wet sand the poop out of this!!!!!
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby kayakdude07 » 16 May 2012 18:47

Wow!
That looks super awesome. There's nothing like new paint :D
Where is the color from?
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby RonM » 16 May 2012 19:20

Finally, I've been waiting for this update. Holly crap sleepy, you been busy! Super nice job on those fenders too, really nice work all round. Specially like how the steering wheel turned out. has a heavenly look to it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby two_68_510s » 16 May 2012 19:48

Very nice louvers
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 16 May 2012 20:39

It is a lexus Desert sage green, I forget the paint code

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby HudsonMC » 17 May 2012 11:29

Were the wheel well cuts too large to accomodate regular flares? Why did you have to go with full rear quarters? I like the way it turned out. Preserved the "supersonic" line really well.

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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 17 May 2012 12:10

Both rear quarter panels were hurtin' pretty bad. They looked way better in pictures... Plus the futo fab quarters have the correct wheel well size, instead of the rivet bre flares that make the wheel well about 2" larger.
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 30 May 2012 19:57

I will be taking a few weeks off from working on my car to spend some extra time with my wife, since she is going to be gone for 7 weeks for work. I plan on getting this thing done and running by the time she gets back. In the mean time, I will just be getting some things in order so I can get working right away in the coming weeks. I recently brought all of my misc. little parts( door handles, grill, trim pieces) in, and I sandblasted them. I am going to have them all powder coated black. I got my new wheels and mounted up my tires tonight, which makes the car look great while it doesn't even move under its own power. They are 15x8 et0 with 225/45r15 NT01's. I thought a 15x8 et0 would have been big enough for the front, but I still have at least another inch of room to go wider, huh. I guess I will just spacer them out a bit.

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And yes, I still am missing this side fender because of a nasty run in the clear that we had to take the panel down and respray it.
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Re: Gordy's ecotec 510

Postby HudsonMC » 31 May 2012 07:27

This thing is fricking GORGEOUS. I love the color scheme. Awesome job.

Sleepys-14 wrote:Both rear quarter panels were hurtin' pretty bad. They looked way better in pictures... Plus the futo fab quarters have the correct wheel well size, instead of the rivet bre flares that make the wheel well about 2" larger.


In what dimension is it larger? This includes the FutoFab overfenders?


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