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Project XTC - The Rehabilitation! by katatak
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The XTC is off to paint?! Fantastic!

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Report this Post06-18-2011 11:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Got her back this morning. Paint looks good but not completely happy with the prep and bodywork. The guy was kind of sloppy too. Got overspary on some of the interior and primer on some of the weather seal around the doors plus overspary on the motor & in the spare tire area. Nothing that won;t clean up but it is a little crappy. The color is great - shows off all the body lines really well. I need to find a suitable belt line molding, highlight the air intakes (mesh) and do a little "claen" up. The paint itself is smooth as glass and is really nice but he did not spend a lot of time fixing little imperfections. On with the show!
















More later!

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Report this Post06-19-2011 12:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackThunderGTSend a Private Message to BlackThunderGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Pat,
The color looks great!

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Pat,
The color looks great!


Thank you sir! I think it was a pretty good choice for the lines of the car. Under street lights it has a amethyst tint to it.

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First off, that paint looks sweet! Really brings out the 'exotic' look of the XTC.

I thought I read somewhere in this thread that the decklid vents would be glassed in before paint...?
Not a big deal, and they actually kinda stand out a bit more, if that's the look you were going for. I myself would prefer the stealth look.

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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:

First off, that paint looks sweet! Really brings out the 'exotic' look of the XTC.

I thought I read somewhere in this thread that the decklid vents would be glassed in before paint...?
Not a big deal, and they actually kinda stand out a bit more, if that's the look you were going for. I myself would prefer the stealth look.


You are right, That was the origianl plan. The paint deal came up so quick it simply was overlooked. It still can be done - just would have to re paint the decklid - I have enough leftover paint to do the job. The car is up for sale over in the mall and on CL right now.

Thanks for your reply.

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Oooooh, the new colour looks really good katatak. Are you gonna paint the sails in black?

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Graet looking car Pat.

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Now that looks NICE!
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Report this Post06-21-2011 12:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks all for the comments.

Here's a list of what I want to do to the car next:

Paint all the "scoop" mesh black or a dark charcoal. There is a color out there in Rustoleum called "Cast Iron". I painted the motor in my 86 Coupe this color and I am going to paint the rear vent this color and see how it looks - I can always change it to black.

Finish the AC!

Detail under the hood - clean it up - repaint it semi gloss black.

Install new windshield.

Detail under the decklid - clean it up and paint it semi gloss black - detail the engine compartment and reinstall the trunk carpet.

Rehab the interior - remove all the intierior - repaint the trim, dash and console pieces and clean the carpet.

Buy/Fab and install new belt line trim - not sure what I am going to use yet. It had a simple "stick on" black door trim/molding. I need to look around and see what's available.

The right front lower valance brakets are bent and allows the valance to hang too low - I will tear it apart and fix that.

Not sure where I will start first - trying to sell it at the moment but so far there is not much interest. I'll start working on it this weekend though. It would be nice to actually "complete" a project before I move on to another one.

More later!

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Pat,

I think you can find a bulk roll of black self adhesive body side moulding at Alamo or APS wareshouse that should work. Or, you could just paint the channel black like on the Mera.

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The XTC is up for sale - Out on EBay with a starting bid of 4500.00! Can't build one like it for that much!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...eName=STRK:MESELX:IT

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Report this Post07-02-2011 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Sofa KingSend a Private Message to Sofa KingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

WHOA! The car look great! But why are you selling?

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WHOA! The car look great! But why are you selling?



First off - I need to raise some funds to buy my son a reliable driver - he's off to college in the Fall and secondly, I need to make room for a new project! The whole fleet if up for sale. My plan is to move to of the Fiero's - which ever one does not sell will be the one I keep as a driver.

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Report this Post07-18-2011 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Sofa KingSend a Private Message to Sofa KingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Not sure I quite understood what you wrote... so are you moving away from the Fiero all together?

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Originally posted by Sofa King:

Not sure I quite understood what you wrote... so are you moving away from the Fiero all together?


This might clear it up

 
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which ever one does not sell will be the one I keep as a driver.


 
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I'll still have the Formula - just need to raise funds to build my next dream machine - I have always wanted a Cobra. I've come to realize that crawling around on the garage floor is getting harder and harder to do. I figure I need to get after it now before I get to the point where I can't. I am actually leaning toward the Factory 5 Daytona Coupe. I'll never be ble to afford a "real" one at 10 million bucks so why not build my own?
Pat


http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/056919.html

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The XTC has sold to a new owner. Not sure if they are a PFF member? Hopefully, the new owner will continue to add updates as the car goes forward. Congrats to the new owner. I will update when the car ships.

Thanks to everyone that has helped, commented and watched this thread.

Pat

Update:

Just talked to the new owner - car is going to Colorado next weekend!

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XTC was deliverd to the new owner - he is driving from El Paso to Denver tonight!

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Nice color...good job.

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Nice color...good job.


Thanks!

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Just talked to the new owner - he made it all the way home early this morning. He reports that the car ran great - used no oil and he averaged 24mpg! Very happy he made it with no issues. I have sent him links to PFF and the Colorado Fiero Club. We should be hearing from him shortly.

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Bye Bye XTC.........

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Looks to be for sale again.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...&hash=item27bf282c7b

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Looks to be for sale again.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...&hash=item27bf282c7b


Yep - Wonder what the reserve is??????? I've missed this car since it left!

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Will he take his money back on it???

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