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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:43 am
by wickedgoodneon
XCLR8TN wrote:
TNK wrote:why not paint the front and rear bumpers to match the car? still a cool project nonetheless.
to keep with the sleeper look :wink:
x2 you have bastard child of the neon world.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:26 pm
by XCLR8TN
^yes. Hawk brake pads won't fit, just figured that out for sure. lol

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:33 pm
by wickedgoodneon
they make a set of ebc greens that fit, doug has a set

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:04 am
by XCLR8TN
wickedgoodneon wrote:they make a set of ebc greens that fit, doug has a set
Just looking at the 4lug pads makes me want to chuck them. They are seriously like 2" shorter than a normal 5 lug pad and .25" less (maybe more) contacts the rotor.

It's ridiculous. I'm going to figure out how to solve this lol.

Clutch is in and everything works! I guess that's good being that it was my first clutch job ever :D

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:35 am
by wickedgoodneon
yeah there tiny as hell. I know atm Doug is running some super expensive pads on his neon now. I dont remember the brand. he auto-x's his neon and doesn't seem to be fighting brake fade to bad

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:55 pm
by XCLR8TN
Updates. The previous owner must have had something strapped to the roof at one time or another because I had a bunch of scratches every which way and rock chips down to the metal, which started to rust.

Upon taking the door moulding off the door tops, I found even MORE rust. I cleaned it all up and did a quick and dirty two tone job. I'll need to sand out some runners but it'll do for this winter, hopefully the rust won't come back.

I also painted the fog bumper to match the base model rear.

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Will get more pics tomorrow, was definitely dark when I was installing the bumper.

Thoughts on "base model" fog bumper?

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:59 am
by INVUJerry
Looks alright I suppose. I'd paint the hood and the trunk black to keep the two tone going. I kind of like it.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:48 pm
by XCLR8TN
As promised, day pics:

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FWIW, the shadow of the garage isn't helping with the rear bumper color. The front bumper matches pretty well (very close shade)!

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:49 pm
by XCLR8TN
INVUJerry wrote:Looks alright I suppose. I'd paint the hood and the trunk black to keep the two tone going. I kind of like it.
The hood I might do (the clear has been peeling off for a while). The trunk...eh... dunno, might look weird because of where I split the black on the C pillar.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:47 am
by TNK
not bad. might try doing the whole car... -shrug-

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:02 am
by roysneon
The front bumper is really a neat idea. I do have to say that three colours is too much imo. Two tone works though.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:19 pm
by XCLR8TN
roysneon wrote:The front bumper is really a neat idea. I do have to say that three colours is too much imo. Two tone works though.
Hmmmmmmm. I hadn't thought about it like that. Well, we'll see after the winter. I just had to do something about the rust so it wouldn't get worse lol.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:45 pm
by metal_gear_jon
LOVE the roof, the 2 tone works great with the body line of the car from the windows up. But I would still paint the bumpers to match the main body.

I was thinking of trying something close to this on my old PGS car to "cure" the peeling paint problem on the roof before I unloaded it. :D

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:44 pm
by wickedgoodneon
i wanna see more of that miata.

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:18 pm
by XCLR8TN
metal_gear_jon wrote:LOVE the roof, the 2 tone works great with the body line of the car from the windows up. But I would still paint the bumpers to match the main body.

I was thinking of trying something close to this on my old PGS car to "cure" the peeling paint problem on the roof before I unloaded it. :D
I was psyched when I saw that line on the 1g neon, the 2nd gen is more rounded there. It's the perfect line to do a 2 tone lol.
wickedgoodneon wrote:i wanna see more of that miata.
See these 2 threads:

http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=43598&highlight=

http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=44745&highlight=