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 Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!

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SWT SS



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PostSubject: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 2:23 pm

Let's start with some pictures















Well, this is what happens when you get 2 guys together and a little too much time. It’s getting close to putting some fresh paint on her. BTW it’s a 96 Roadmaster Limited. I use her to trailer the SS around and now it’s time to give some of the love back. So last night Jay and I stripped her and she liked it. The body in great condition and it’s looking like the project is going to be smooth but we all know how that goes. Not quit sure what theme of a paint job I’m going to go with but input is always welcome. So far the parts I have are SS bumper w/Stillen lip, bumper support and SS grill for starters. I have already (with help) swapped to Bonnies and need to finish the Blazer console with shifter. Has the Addco sway bar and helper bags in the springs. Running on 18in Boyd Codington Magnetos also on the look out for a pair of 20’s. So what do you guys think??

Let the modding begin!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 2:29 pm

Chris that car looks awesome!

I love those wheels.

Can't wait to see what it looks like after paint...
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 4:52 pm

I call dibs on the Magnetos!!!! Very Happy

Looks great, Chris!

And I can't see how there is any option other than Black on top and silver on the bottom... Rig should match the trailer queen. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 8:46 pm

I say u go with the two tone, it can be the impalas twin fat sister
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 10:23 pm

Removing the moldings really changed the ole girl, looks great though! Will the projects ever end?

Larry
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 19, 2009 11:04 pm

looks good now your comitted
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Wed May 20, 2009 10:46 am

White93ltz wrote:
Chris that car looks awesome!

I love those wheels.

Can't wait to see what it looks like after paint...

Thanks Bill and BTW: you have a PM on the SS forum.

toomanytoyz wrote:
I call dibs on the Magnetos!!!! Very Happy

Looks great, Chris!

And I can't see how there is any option other than Black on top and silver on the bottom... Rig should match the trailer queen. Smile

Thanks Bill and sorry but I waited 1.5 years for those BC's couldn't get them in our bolt pattern. Finally found them on e-bay. and WHAT... "TRAILER QUEEN!!!" Come on you've seen me drive the SS, and hard I might add...LOL

Deputy347K9 wrote:
Removing the moldings really changed the ole girl, looks great though! Will the projects ever end?

Larry

Nope, the projects keep on coming and BTW: did I tell you that Jay and I were coming up this weekend? I'll be up on Sat.... O' and did I tell you that we "you and I" have something special to do???

waynes91 wrote:
looks good now your committed

Ya I've heard that before but normally it's "I should be committed"....LOL


thanks again guys for your kind words


Chris
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PostSubject: Friday 5/22 update   Fri May 22, 2009 11:34 am

Again lets start with pictures




New (to me anyway) 3.23's and Posi

Painted too


How about some new drums??


That's right 8 holes in one and 4 in the other...lol the 5th is still covered with tape.

New rear going in on Saturday.

Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Fri May 22, 2009 4:45 pm

How about twotone



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PostSubject: Two Tone   Sun May 24, 2009 9:42 am

Yes I think I'm going with some sort of Two tone just don't know the color scheme yet.


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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Sun May 24, 2009 9:49 am

SWT SS wrote:
Yes I think I'm going with some sort of Two tone just don't know the color scheme yet.


Chris
How about leaving the gold upper, and just painting from the body line down black, or a dark bronze or even root beer brown. All would look great.
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PostSubject: I was think almost the same thing   Tue May 26, 2009 9:18 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
SWT SS wrote:
Yes I think I'm going with some sort of Two tone just don't know the color scheme yet.


Chris
How about leaving the gold upper, and just painting from the body line down black, or a dark bronze or even root beer brown. All would look great.

But maybe a lttie different like the bottom gold and the top SS cherry. I the car has a hint of cherry in the gold as it is now. But that's a good idea... any one else


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PostSubject: Since I have the time   Tue May 26, 2009 9:41 am

let's put a posi in

Start wth the pics
The new


The old


The brakes looking good








In with the new


Now here's what and how it was done.

I didn't remove any of the brake hardware. I found it easier to remove the back plates and axels. I look at it like its less work in removing the axels than it is to reassemble the brakes plus the new rear-end already had the axels out. So you just need to hang the brake hardware and be done with it nothing to bleed and what happens if you break a line??? Now you've got more issues. So I pulled the axels, hung the hardware, unclipped all the brake lines from the axel housing, unbolted the bottom shock mounts - unbolt the drive shaft (Place jack stand under DS for support) - unbolted the lower control arms - place jack under diff for support while you unbolt the upper control arms - unbolted the brake bracket from the top of the diff and unbotl the ABS sensor in the dif. Now just slowly and with another guy for eyes lower the dif and remove. That sounded easy huh? Well it is as long as nothing breaks and in my project I lucked out no frozen bolts everything came apart with out a lot of hassle. Now reverse this process and don't for get to put anti-seize on every bolt you place back in. Remember DO NOT PUT THE AXELS IN BEFORE It’s HUNG!!! Don't ask me how I know this...

Again I thanks both Jay and Larry for all there help.
Chris

BTW: Little hint… I found that if I spray a little lube on the control arm bushings before re-installing them it was much easier to move into the hangers.


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PostSubject: 1 more thing   Tue May 26, 2009 9:44 am

What do I do with this now hummmm maybe another mod for the SS??



Notice anything different?? hummmmmm


Very Happy


Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue May 26, 2009 10:15 am

Dude your axle tubes fell off. You should probably get that fixed Laughing

And I'd say keep the gold on top and run a darker color on bottom such as the rootbeer idea posted earlier.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:07 pm

I know for fact the wagon is now out of the paint shop! I went to the body shop before it returned home and it sure does look SWEET! Can't wait to see the pictures with the wheels back on! Of course all of us have been insde this week due to the rain, EVERY DAY, while Chris sets in Florida on business? A little birdy told me that he is there on official business, taking pictures of all the new style bathing suits or lack there of.
LET"S SEE SOME PICTURES OF THAT WAGON!
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PostSubject: As Requested   Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:09 am

Let's start at the beginning



This is Jeff the Painter and body man. Jay and I went up there on 5/31 and talked about the theme so here we go


As you can tell the wood hid lots of body issues.


With all those issues completed it went to primer and blocked.


Gold on and Graphics


Now the Green / Blue is on. I used all GM colors to keep it simple for the O'S---'s


Here it is in it's final stages. Jeff told me he had many people coming by just to take a look. Something to be proud of Jeff. Thank you!!!


Done, and time to start putting the wheels and the interior back in.
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv341/SWTSS/Wagon%20pics%2009/Paint%20in%2009/FinishedPaint09001Small.jpg

I have more pictures on Photo bucket so enjoy.

I do have to say that, I will be doing more business with Jeff. He knows what's needed to be done and with out a doubt has the skill.

It took 18 days in Maine for him to complete he portion. Go ahead and talk to any other painters and you know it's a month minimum.

Thanks again to Jeff for all his skill and talent and to Jay for his input and eye.

Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:18 am

WOW! The front bumper and wheels makes a difference of night and day! Chris, she looks great.

Larry
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PostSubject: things to do when you have nothing to do ----- PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:03 am

omg. what a difference. that is excellent. looks great. hopefuly some day ill see it in person. body man gets a gold star.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Well that definately is an original paint job! looks like he did great work! And a nice, quick turn-around, too! Smile

What is the blue? GM Indigo or maybe Dark Sapphire Metallic?? I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:42 pm

Very NICE, I would have never thought that those two colors would look so good together. I agree the bumper and wheels bring it all together.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:47 pm

Maybe it's just me but that color combo reminds me of Navy football.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:24 pm

So nasty! Twisted Evil No doubt on da rims!
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:31 pm

Once again Chris you put colors together to make one badass car. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:14 pm

man that turned out lookin great, wow
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PostSubject: Thank you Gentlemen   Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:59 am

For all your kind words. The colors came from a swatch book that Jeff had. We went through it and decided that these were the colors to go with. The top is a green /blue it changes with sunlight, the strip it pearl of course we know what that's going to do and the bottom is a gold that leans towards the silver side. Again all GM stock colors. As far as the design goes I've always liked this style. So I found one in a book and we made a revision of it for the wagon. I'm going to be going to PA for the Nationals this Friday and the car is entered in the show as well as the SS. So we'll see how it goes. I didn't intend it to be a show car but neither did I with the SS.

When I come back from PA I leave again with both cars to CT Mohegan Sun Show so I've got some traveling to do...

Again thanks for your kind words.
Chris
Taken a couple of mins ago in the rain of course...When will it stop???

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PostSubject: Mohegan Car show   Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:07 pm

Hey Chris When is the car show at mohegan?
I see one listed for wed nites .Is there one big one ?
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:48 pm

mohegan is like 15-20 min away from me, problem there u need to get there early early for a spot, even so close i have never gone , well nows a good time , ill see what i can dig up, some of the guys from our work car club goes there
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PostSubject: Mohegan   Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:00 am

It on the 4th and 5th of July we are going to be on top of one of the parking lot roof.
Go here

CT Show


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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:02 pm

didnt know about that one, theres normally one like every wednsday on the river view parking garage so im told weather permitting only for like 100 cars they only allow cars that are 25 yrs old or older and specialty cars etc ..so who would be coming down this way
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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:52 pm

I wont be down for there cruise but for the 4th show. I'm going to trailer the SS down.


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PostSubject: Re: Things to do when you have nothing to do.......... PAINT MAYBE!!!!   Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:56 pm

maybe we can meet somewhere down there
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