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Gregthespy
04-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Well, so much for keeping the apperance stock on the DD! Although they look almost factory, not too much show. I prefer the painted much over the chrome I had on the '90 (now on the '95)
A big thanks to Flip for working with me on picking these up from him. I got them mounted and on this Saturday but due to the poor weather finally just got some pics of her washed up. The pics don't do them justice, I'll have to get it out and do a nice shoot of them soon when it's sunny.:cool:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010265.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010261.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010259.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010260.jpg

Jake
04-15-2008, 09:55 PM
Looks real good Greg

89tird
04-15-2008, 11:38 PM
looks great !:cool:

Flip
04-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Greg,
Those look great on your SC. :D Nice color combo with the blue.
Oh, By the way you have a very nice clean SC.

SuperChicken89
04-16-2008, 08:30 PM
Looks good Greg! I see you also have a set of those Falken tires:D Are those 255/45ZR17s? What is the width of those rims?.....9"?

Bryan

Gregthespy
04-16-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys,
I really like the color combo, I've been getting great compliments about them. a lot of people that know the car know something is diffrent but almost cant tell these aren't the rims for this car from factory. If I get the "SC" center caps I could probably pull it off, lol!
You got it Bryan, that's the tire size and yes, they are 9" wide rims. I was somewhat supprised that they aren't nearly as sticky as the 225's that Rick had put on there before selling the car to me, but they are much smoother and tread water better than the old ones. And the stability is much better at highway speeds, just got to get used to that wide tire pull that magnifies every little variance in the road.

TSC89
04-17-2008, 02:00 PM
I also like the way your car looks. I am putting the same wheels with a Mach 1 style hood on my blue 90 SC.

Gregthespy
04-17-2008, 05:17 PM
I also like the way your car looks. I am putting the same wheels with a Mach 1 style hood on my blue 90 SC.
Thanks!
I've got the Mach 1 style hood sitting in my living room too. Still trying to decide if I should paint it and paint the faideing roof as well, or if I should create a mold with my stock '95's hood and modify it to fit the late model body style.

garsc
04-17-2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks!
I've got the Mach 1 style hood sitting in my living room too. Still trying to decide if I should paint it and paint the faideing roof as well, or if I should create a mold with my stock '95's hood and modify it to fit the late model body style.

I would like to see that when its done.:D

Gregthespy
04-17-2008, 07:21 PM
I would like to see that when its done.
Jimmy White (Jimmy2coupes) has done it and his car's look is killer!:cool: I've done quite a bit of fiberglass work and it shouldin't be too difficult to pull off. I'm thinking of creating a mold of just the front of the old stock hood with locating points to align it onto my mach 1 hood. Apply some release agent to the mold and begin glassing, the hardest part will be the finish work. And to be honest with you, I like the looks of a hood bra, so even if it doesn't come out with a glass finish. No one will be the wiser!;)
Here's a pic of his coupe:

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r163/gregroll/JimmyWhitesmach1.jpg

Flip
04-20-2008, 04:14 PM
That is a great looking hood. Like you said just a little cutting, mold, glass work, etc..:D

What color is the 95?

Gregthespy
04-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Well, As of now the '95 is black, althought I don't think that by the time I finish it that it will be that color. I am still throwing around Ideas as far a color goes. I'm really leaning twards a really nice deep metallic/pearl blue. But have been sort of partial to dark metalic/pearl black cherry.


A little weekend project I tackled this morning was putting some chrome tips on as well as deleting the mufflers;) I'm still getting used to the sound, we'll see how long it taked for me to put some nice mufflers back on, but for now I like it. This was a good project for me to get used to TIG welding in strange positions. I got it all mocked up on the car to ensure that the tips would exit nicely and put some welds on it until I get it off the car to fully weld it. (next weekend) Put some nice 1/2 S/S rod hangers on there to hold it in place nicely. I love the look, now I need to wash her up!

Here's some pics of the tips, I'll get some of the exhaust re-routing once it's all welded and high temp coated.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010268.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1989%20Super%20Coupe/P1010269.jpg

SuperChicken89
04-20-2008, 10:51 PM
The chrome tips look good Greg but do yourself a favor and purchase a nice set of stainless tips. The Borla SS tips are on my SC. I have chrome tips on my Cougar and they are a Falken pain to keep clean and rust free.

What TIG welder do you have? I have a Miller Econo-TIG which was purchased 2 years ago and have yet to fire it up. As a matter of fact, I just put the proper 220VAC outlet in the garage for it last month when I wired in the outlet for my powder coating oven.

Bryan

onequiksc
04-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Looks great Greg, I'm envious of that dark blue, I should've painted mine that color...

... now slap a blower on that car and you'll really have some fun!

:P

Gregthespy
04-21-2008, 04:51 PM
What TIG welder do you have?
I picked up Flip's son's (Mike) welder which is a beast but works flawlessly and should never be outgrown, lol. It's an old Miller 320A/BP So far everything I've thrown at it it's been able to weld, I'm extremely happy with it. So as you may have guessed, lots of scraps have been making their way home with me for practice;)

I've attached a pic of it. Would you expect any less from me?:p

Flip
04-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Greg,
Need to put a handle on the top of that so you can carry it around..:D
Did you do a recirculating water setup on it? Mike always wanted to but never got around to it.

Gregthespy
04-21-2008, 08:49 PM
Hahahah.... a handle:rolleyes:
I'm not moving this thing again till absolutely nesisary!
The recirculator is on my list of projects, but it's not too bad to hook the hose up to it when I do some welding.

SuperChicken89
04-21-2008, 11:36 PM
I think you have run out of workshop space:D Time to buy a bigger shop! How the welder works is more important than what it looks like. Did you run a 60 amp service out to your workshop or do you put the welder in the kitchen where the oven was:D

Bryan

Gregthespy
04-22-2008, 07:46 PM
Actually Bryan,
That pic was taken as soon as it landed in there, I rearranged things quite a bit and still suprisingly have a bit of room in there! I ran a direct line of 220V on a 100A breaker out to the shed and then put a secondary breaker box there where I have a 70A there, along with the breaker for the 220V compressor.
I just tell the neighbors it's a sun tanning booth with all the high intesity light comming through the cracks!:cool:

Oh yeah Bryan, If you want sometime, I could come out and we could figure out your machine a bit. I'm sure it's just got a few extra knobs but the basics are pretty easy to get set up. Do you have a pure argon bottle for it?

Flip
04-22-2008, 07:50 PM
Actually Bryan,
That pic was taken as soon as it landed in there, I rearranged things quite a bit and still suprisingly have a bit of room in there! I ran a direct line of 220V on a 100A breaker out to the shed and then put a secondary breaker box there where I have a 70A there, along with the breaker for the 220V compressor.
I just tell the neighbors it's a sun tanning booth with all the high intesity light comming through the cracks!:cool:

I bet all the street lights dim a bit when you kick it on. :)

Gregthespy
04-22-2008, 07:58 PM
I bet all the street lights dim a bit when you kick it on.
When I ordered my bottle from our supplier at my work he asked what machine I had and when I told him he said "get ready to watch you electric bill go up!" I guess I'm doing something right because I haven't noticed it much.

SuperChicken89
04-22-2008, 10:41 PM
Oh yeah Bryan, If you want sometime, I could come out and we could figure out your machine a bit. I'm sure it's just got a few extra knobs but the basics are pretty easy to get set up. Do you have a pure argon bottle for it?

I may take you up on that offer in the future. I haven't even had time to plug the power cord in yet.

The unit came with a huge bottle of Argon when I purchased it. So I think the Argon issue is covered:D

Bryan

Sweet90SC
05-20-2008, 10:30 AM
Wholly cow Greg! Ya got me all misty here.. Ole blue just looks awsome....great job man...;)
Rick

Gregthespy
05-29-2008, 08:12 PM
Thanks for the compliment Rick, good to see you around again and hope you can make it out tomorrow night to catch up and see ole' blue again. She's been a great daily driver, hasin't let me down yet! (Knock on wood)