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    My respray (lots of pics 56k beware) **UDATED 31/07/04**

    My car was in a minor accident a couple of months ago, and since it was getting repaired under insurance I thought I'd take the opportunity to get a full respray. It will be repainted in Candy Apple Blue and fitted with a kit.

    It has been 2 weeks so far, but they have been waiting for some metal parts to come back and they have been short staff and also the late arrival of the kit.
    Besides this guy is very perdantic and wants things done right. All holes have been filled with sheet metal then welded and they have used as little body filler as possible.

    New door skin and rear quarter been fixed.
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    Third light boot holes filled
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    Indicators filled
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    Bonnet Badge filled
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    A custome plate made from metal was premade so that the Sparco fuel cap can sit flush to the body. this was then welded in place.
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    The panel between the lights that I got from Germany, didn't quite fill the gap and was a little crooked. Being the person he is this wasn't good enough, so he had a panel made up from sheet metal to be welded on. Alot of work but well worth it.
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    Still needs minor work to get it sitting perfect, notice it sits a tiny bit higher then the rear light on the right.
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    Moving the number plate to the rear bar was a little harder then I though. Initially I just wanted them to cut it then make the mounting plate out of fibre glass, but being a fussing bastard that he is, he convinced me that this method will eventually crack. We were going to do the above then make a mould and then make a full fibre glass bar but that required a bit more $$$. So he called around and got a plastic welder to do the job.

    Cutting the bar for the opening
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    We had to find a number plate panel from another car with the same grade plastic to cut apart. The doner was a Pulsar front bar.
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    Welding the new piece in place.
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    A closer look
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    And this is what it looks like back on the car. Not quite finished, still need to make the side bits for the panel.
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    Thats absolutely awesome man.

    I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for it to be completed!

    To tell you the truth, candy apple blue is a beautiful colour, and I was actually considering it for my astra at one stage (money's such a discriminating thing).

    It's great to see things being done properly as well, and no short cuts being taken.

    This car will be sure to shame many "show-going" cars and stop a few people in their tracks.

    Now time to update those wheels to bigger blinger items 8)

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    Sick, can't wait to see end result. Will look amazing.

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    Who's doing the work?
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    Exclusive Colour near Merrylands in Sydney. They are well known amongst the show car scene and have modified and sprayed many show cars in the past and have a few in the making at the moment.

    autumn acid: the Wheels are 18" already, how much bigger do u want me to go Click here to enlarge

    Thanks for the compliments
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    looking tops mate Click here to enlarge
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    what colour is candy apple blue.... do you have a pic of it????

    i have heard of candy apple red and candy apple green.... but never blue
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    looks like your car was involved in a drive by shooting!? :shock:


    cant wait till its finished. i've always loved calibras!

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    Candy is just a term for the effect, same shiniest of Cany Red but in blue instead.

    This is the closest colour I could find, look at the corner of the front bar for the candy effect.

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    ahh ok, so in other words its just fkn shiney Click here to enlarge

    i like it.. should look great
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