Shiny New Dimes

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Shiny New Dimes

Postby S15DET » 27 Aug 2007 09:32

Here's my "shiny like a new dime" entrant. I just got it back home Saturday and I'm very happy with it. Its hard to be sure about a color until you see it on the car, and I'm very pleased about this shade of white. It's a BMW Mini color called pepper white, code 850.
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Engine bay with smooth firewall.

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Postby Yellowcar » 27 Aug 2007 13:25

Maybe we should start a newly painted shells thread....

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Freshly Painted 'birds

Postby rnorrish » 27 Aug 2007 23:35

Add your freshly painted shells, cars, projects here.

Feel free to add a link to your personal project topic, to keep comments and questions to a minimum.

Lets try to make this less chit chat, more pictures, and more inspirational!
richard norrish
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RE: Freshly Painted

Postby S15DET » 28 Aug 2007 09:13

Cool. Here's a link to my photo gallery.
http://www.the510realm.com/index.php?se ... php&page=1

There's a few more photos of the new paint on page 4.
In the original "shiny" thread, there were several pictures of beautiful paint jobs, I hope they'll find their way to this thread. They are inspirational.

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Postby RWD_NissanMan » 28 Aug 2007 10:16

OK, here's mine from a couple of years ago. Doesn't look quite this good any more, a couple of wrinkles here and there now.
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Grasshopper back from the paint shop.
1969 Datsun 510 4-door (donor shell for below)
1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET (sort of broken right now)
1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 3V 4x2 (wife's ride)
2005 & 2006 Targa Newfoundland Entrant

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Postby posdriftin » 28 Aug 2007 11:27

not bad .. i bought as a shell and did everything myself
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Postby Yellowcar » 28 Aug 2007 15:01

Here is my new car after powdercoating
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Postby Yellowcar » 28 Aug 2007 15:02

and after paint
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Postby Yellowcar » 28 Aug 2007 15:05

and the trunk
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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby TomTomTuning » 12 Apr 2008 06:15

Amazing..

Ive been thinking about body work, once i get mine.

I just need to find a good shop around here.

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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby wilderb » 21 Jul 2008 18:16

Here is my new car after powdercoating


did you powdercoat the whole car? how much did it cost?

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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby Yellowcar » 22 Jul 2008 09:14

I did everything except the outside of the body. If I remember right it cost about $1,200. It was not that easy to find a place that had an oven that was big enough though :D
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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby old510ballz » 07 Aug 2008 19:42

I've been waiting 18 years to do this (34 - 16 = 18) :mrgreen:
The entire shell was taken down to bare metal, the floor pan was coated inside and out, then the life was put back into it with a VW blue. The cage is a Audi metallic grey/silver. Its very nerve racking to choose a color from a sample painting on a small portion of a deck lid, then wait to see the entire car finished with doubt and anxiety floating through out your head until it shows up in the drive way. :shock: I couldnt be any happier with the way it turned out. It's as close to perfect as it could get for me.
You can follow the process of piecing it back together here;
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9090
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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby old510ballz » 07 Aug 2008 19:47

A few more.
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Re: Shiny New Dimes

Postby Ramiro911 » 09 Aug 2008 10:24

Here are few pic's of my 510
I waited 4 year for this one (17 - 13 = 4) :wink: well took forever but whatever it was worth it.

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