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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Thanks for that link. All the other wheel repair places I found all said that no-one does it in Australia.

Only problem is that I'm in Melbourne. Shipping on top of re-chroming would definitely make it not worthwhile.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:35 pm 
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Love the look of your car man ! Those pictures from AFF Narre Warren mini meet come up a treat ! Really like what you did with your headlights too :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:32 pm 
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what sort of paper did you print the cluster out on? and also does it have to be transparent paper that you print it on or does it not matter? possibly a stupid question but ohh well id like to do it for my car.
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:48 am 
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I dont remember exactly, but I think it was a kodak ultra premium photo paper. (it was what I had laying around)
I've recently used matte photo paper to print some photos at home, and I think it would work much better than gloss paper for a cluster.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:33 am 
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yehh id imagine it would be a little bit better as it wouldnt be so shiny, so the paper does not need to be clear/see through? for it to work
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:35 am 
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No, but if the paper is too thick, the light can be too dim.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Love the look of your car man ! Those pictures from AFF Narre Warren mini meet come up a treat ! Really like what you did with your headlights too :)

I must've missed this post.

Thanks mate. The photos were taken by Pearly.
You should come along to the Narre meets if you're near by. It's a good setup with a huge variety of cars.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Nice find. I wondered how they would look non-chrome.
They look more 'muscle car'ish in alloy finish.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Wonder if you can acid dip them then polish them up - cheaper than Chroming

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:12 pm 
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I was thinking I might get them dipped, paint the centre and polish the lip.
Not sure though.

I havent priced either option, but I wouldn't imagine there beng much difference between the two options. There'd be a lot of hours in polishing them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:01 pm 
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MAD wrote:
B Bear wrote:
Love the look of your car man ! Those pictures from AFF Narre Warren mini meet come up a treat ! Really like what you did with your headlights too :)

I must've missed this post.

Thanks mate. The photos were taken by Pearly.
You should come along to the Narre meets if you're near by. It's a good setup with a huge variety of cars.



Pearly does do a good job on the photos, he got some good snaps from the cruise for charity last year.
It's a bummer I don't live closer to Narre Warren, I'm over Preston side of town. Might have to put down one day.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:53 am 
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A few updates:

1) The chrome wheels are on ebay, auction finishes tomorrow.
I decided I needed to stop collecting little projects that cost me money, and try to focus on projects that will make me money.

2)On the weekend I borrowed a friends shed and removed the current motor and swapped my original back in. (It's for sale in the F/S section)
You may ask yourself "why?"
My answer is, "you'll see soon enough."
Something I've wanted for ages, something that will make me smile each time I hear it.

Hopefully I'll have pics of it by the end of this week if ANZ and TNT don't stuff around.


Does anyone know how I can slow down motor on that rig I made for spinning my rims? It's a little too fast for the sandpaper to work effectively.



That's all for now.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:32 am 
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MAD wrote:
A few updates:

1) The chrome wheels are on ebay, auction finishes tomorrow.
I decided I needed to stop collecting little projects that cost me money, and try to focus on projects that will make me money.

2)On the weekend I borrowed a friends shed and removed the current motor and swapped my original back in. (It's for sale in the F/S section)
You may ask yourself "why?"
My answer is, "you'll see soon enough."
Something I've wanted for ages, something that will make me smile each time I hear it.

Hopefully I'll have pics of it by the end of this week if ANZ and TNT don't stuff around.


Does anyone know how I can slow down motor on that rig I made for spinning my rims? It's a little too fast for the sandpaper to work effectively.



That's all for now.


i havent acually seen the thing, just in the vid, but have you tryed a variable reistor?
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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:33 pm 
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The more I look at your car man the more I love it. Come to Radelaide and we can go for a drive!! haha
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