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Old 08-25-2011, 09:57 PM
2004xlmiller 2004xlmiller is offline
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are you gonna repair it or sell it?
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:05 PM
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Most likely both. I just happened to find my dream car here in town, and since I'll be buying it as a mechanics lean I'll finally be able to afford it for what I can get for my ranger.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:27 PM
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awesome. whats the dream car?
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:40 PM
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Quick question what all did you do to all the panels before painting them. Last time I tried it I cld never get the paint to stick to the plastic
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:39 PM
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2004XlMiller - It's a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4.

OhSoLowBoxBdy - I just cleaned everything thoroughly with dish soap and hot water then made sure to rinse off every ounce of soap. Simple as that, you can't have ANY body oil or contaminant on the panels at all if you want the paint to actually stick.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:44 PM
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2004XlMiller - It's a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4.

OhSoLowBoxBdy - I just cleaned everything thoroughly with dish soap and hot water then made sure to rinse of every ounce of soap. Simple as that, you can't have ANY body oil or contaminant on the panels at all if you want the paint to actually stick.
Did you do any sanding?
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:33 PM
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Did you do any sanding?
Nope. Well aside from my radio bezel since the vinyl had peeled off, you just need to scuff it up with a medium scotch brite pad is all.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:54 PM
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BigRed

Damn I cannot believe you will be selling the Ranger! She has come a long way in a short time, but if it will get you into the car of your dreams, then that is what you must do.

Hope you keep up with the meets and such . . .
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:23 PM
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Nope. Well aside from my radio bezel since the vinyl had peeled off, you just need to scuff it up with a medium scotch brite pad is all.
sweet. everytime ive tried it i used some kinda oil remover the paint store told me to use and it would never stick lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:46 PM
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sweet. everytime ive tried it i used some kinda oil remover the paint store told me to use and it would never stick lol
Just clean it well with soap and water, then spray it with rustoleum. Simple as that.

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BigRed

Damn I cannot believe you will be selling the Ranger! She has come a long way in a short time, but if it will get you into the car of your dreams, then that is what you must do.

Hope you keep up with the meets and such . . .
Will do! I'll probably pick up another Ranger later and show what I can really do if the Ranger isn't my daily driver. Do you think I'll be able to get $3500 for my truck once the motors fixed?
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:28 PM
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Do you think I'll be able to get $3500 for my truck once the motors fixed?
Fix up those body dings and such and I believe you should be able to get that if not more. Good luck with it BR.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:53 AM
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That was the plan. I can't sell a vehicle without it being up to MY standards. LOL.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

truck was really lookin good but i can understand. i myself also have the 96 dodge stealth that has the twin turbo VR4 and damb its fast. but mitsu uses that same engine. expensive to build but worth the fun you can have with em.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

What year is your Stealth?
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:54 PM
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i put it in the post. its a 96.
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