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    i started with 1000 then hit it with 3200 wet sanding haha cause thats all I had, then used the eagle one. Love the shine.
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    Hey man when you get a chance post up some pictures of what you did.
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    Polished the ac components, radiator support, abs lines (need to finish the block) and other misc things. These things are almost a mirror finish too.
    I also cleaned the hell out of almost everything including the supercharger and all the brackets. The throttle body cleaned up well too. I still need to get things perfect though.
    I cant wait to get a black strut tower brace with pretty titanium bolts haha.
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    Looking good!

    Polish the T-Stat elbow next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seppo View Post
    Looking good!

    Polish the T-Stat elbow next?

    Good idea! Ill do that today.
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    I was browsing some import forums and found these finishing washers/bolts. I thought they looked look cool but wanted a more subtle but aggressive look so I picked up some zinc coated finishing washers and non flush hex head bolts. I have the washers unfinished for now but I might paint them gloss black.




    I also hid the small wire thats close to the battery in the picture below. Now all I need to do is the main wire hiding mod.
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    Is your battery held in with a seatbelt?

    Also curious what battery that is, my big-un took a dump on me, won't hold a charge anymore. Time for one of them light ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    Is your battery held in with a seatbelt?

    Also curious what battery that is, my big-un took a dump on me, won't hold a charge anymore. Time for one of them light ones
    It sure is, a classic GM seatbelt. The battery is an Odyssey pc680 battery
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    I could picture a nice cover over the radiator/core area. I see it in a single aluminum sheet (Or brushed stainless) with tapering speed holes.

    When I started showing up to cruise in's & shows, that's when I hatched the idea for the reverse hood hinge. Something that looks cool, and when it is open you see the engine from a different angle. Not that the engine is any different, just viewing it differently might be all that's needed
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    I'd have to agree on getting a radiator/core support cover done in aluminum and just polish it. If the fins on the intercoolers weren't so beat up, it would look alot better but it kind of makes it a visual distraction.
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    Update!

    Painted frame under chrome bmr radiator support, relocated some grounds, repainted hood latch brackets satin black, polished AC stuff, new matching bolts with stainless finished washers

    I also included a picture of the little chrome bowtie that I plasti dipped black.

    before


    after




    I still need to do the main wire tuck on the left
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    Looks sharp man!

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    Very nice, looks much better

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    Thanks! I love the way it turned out. Plans are to paint the intake manifold, throttle body, and repaint the valve covers.

    Any other suggestions?
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    looks great i wish my engine bay looked that nice.
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    Mid mount system 7PSI - 269HP 311TQ
    Front Mount goal - 400 RWHP


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    1998 TLR1000 - Totaled by a driver not paying attention

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