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Getting there...

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:31 pm
by srtgtr34
Salsa red pe5

finial getting somewhere....



Been getting the car done in sections.

Still have to paint the:
Decklid with molded kia optima lip spoiler
mopar skirts
drivers rear door
drivers quarter panel
03 rear bumper modded to fit with 00-02 tail lights with mopar lip

Here is a picture of my srt and the 2000


Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:31 pm
by ragek23
That looks really clean wow! nice job.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:25 pm
by srtgtr34

I have been so busy fixing everyone else cars that I have been neglecting my own. Srt is sitting just under 70k miles and clutch and timing belt need to be done soon. and orange here gets like a panel done a month now, well at least its progress and I don't need to drive either of them anymore daily because
I bought a subie outback which is an awesome dd.

To the important things..

scrapped the plans for the 03+ rear bumper with shaved boobies, mopar lip and cut to fit bux tail lights, even though I had almost finished it.

Pic of it in its early stages:


Yeah Decided to instead buy an srt rear bumper, got it real cheap 100 bucks with no damage, and just modify the opening to fit the bux tail lights.

Much different process this time, at the time I did that I was in school for auto body, now 3 years into the industry I have learned way better ways to make things like this happen.

I slicing the bumper almost all the way off near the tail lights took a small chunk out and using 3m 2 part adhesives and flexible parts filler a 200ml tube of each, I got what I needed.

It took some time to get the gaps and body line looking nice and even to both sides but I got them.


And as for my decklid..

I got a new kia optima at work that got slammed in the rear and got a new deck lid and spoiler, I took the thing off and I was like wow this looks like it fits the contour of the neon deck lid...

Long story short... after a lot of cutting and glassing and cutting and glassing, this is what I came up with, there really isn't much left of the original kia spoiler other than the top section.



A little bit different than the pvo, angles back more, which I like way better, I think its more downdraft and suited to the cars angles better..

Still not painted but its coming soon.. also 3rd brake light deleted..




What is still left on the hit list..
Paint the decklid, rear bumper and mopar side skirts..

Haha maybe it will get done before the end of the summer..

I still plan to srt swap her eventually.

Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:48 pm
by Midnight_Rider
Nice work on the rear clip. I have always wondered what it would like like having an SRT bumper but with both the BUX tails and rear foglights.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:05 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Yeah, that is lookin good. Coming together nicely.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:50 am
by ducktapetg
Good job on the pvo it looks great! One observation though. Is the bumper crooked between the 2 exhaust cutouts or is it an optical illusion?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:03 pm
by srtgtr34
The bumper isn't mounted all the way, I didn't put the foam absorber in, only one nut is holding each side to the body, the push ins for the bottom aren't in which is why it's sits like that. I had to get it moveable again to get it out of the garage so I Neuf threw it all together.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:04 pm
by ducktapetg
Gotcha. Wanted to make sure it was good before you painted it.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:40 am
by neonpla
I like

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:54 pm
by sxxxt
doin a great job

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:46 am
by occasional demons
Like! :thumbup: