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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:35 pm 
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looks good as it is I reckon. :P
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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:37 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
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damn it I hate that you cannot detect scarcasm on these forums sometimes..


lol, you forget to add the sarcasm tag to the quote


yeah they would save alot of arguements..

Good call Mitch BTW

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:40 pm 
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here's some new idea's ive done to mine....

take out battery metal rod holder downer thing... strip the black paint off it... polish the bare metal with 1200 grit sand paper.. then use auto sol on it to bring it up mirror shiney....

strip the battery of those horrible stickers on the top... warning labels and warrenty stickers can be re-located out of site... (they dishonour my eye's)

rip those crappy yellow screw plugs off the top... and replace them with blacks ones for "colour coded goodness"....

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:48 pm 
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strip the battery of those horrible stickers on the top


Thats what I've done to mine too.....The bloody stickers always tend to fade and peel with age and they look s**t. Looks so much better without them thats for sure.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:02 pm 
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make or buy a cover and cut a lil hole out of it and put a digital volts meter in there then colour code the cover seen it done b4 looks good and the volts meter adds a lil bit of a touch
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Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:28 am 
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blue top & stinger gold terminals and covers

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:10 am 
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Thanks for some of your ideas guys. Might try the suggestions of a home made cover or in a marine box. I particularly like Ford Fan 88s idea of incorporating a volt meter.

Bye the way, the picture isn't of my car. It's close to the way I'd like it when its finished. It's from "JR's" website.

I'm working on bling and zing at the same time.

Thanks for the sarcasm. It's better than being ignored.

Oh, and sarcasm works much better verbally that in written word, even if the written words have a "pretty blue top" or are "painted blue like everything else". :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:02 pm 
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yes pollishing mild steel in an engine bay should be long lasting goodness.
providing it's covered in oil....

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:43 pm 
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I'm not sure who's this is, but i found the pic on my comp. looks good :)

 

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:57 pm 
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That woudl be...not mine, but its a clean as engine bay, i wish mine looked like that,

-Ash

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:59 pm 
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...oh and how is that battery cover done? is it part of the battery or something added on?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:30 pm 
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Don't mean to steal your thread here but can the battery still be mounted with out the plastic box surround? I put in a new exide blue top and it doesn't really fit the box and it looks s**t.

 

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