Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by theColonel » Thu May 10, 2018 10:21 pm

Your progress log has always been interesting .
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Sat May 12, 2018 12:40 pm

theColonel wrote:Your progress log has always been interesting .
Thanks. I try to keep it interesting and fun to look at by posting lots of pics vs talking.



Heres another update:


Not clear coated. I think I'm going to clear coat it. Hoping it can get a nice thick coat on it to protect it. ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by occasional demons » Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Unless you can get some hardener and mix it with the clear, It likely won't hold up more than 3 to 5 years if you're lucky.

Rattle can clear and even moderate heat just don't get along too well, unless you can get the stuff with hardener mixed in the can.

I would at least get some hadener from TSC, and some brush on clear. Mix the hardener with the clear, and brush it on.

I would get a disposable container to mix it in, so you only mix what you need for each coat. The hardender is only good for a few hours, and then the paint is junk after that if not applied.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Mon May 14, 2018 7:43 am

occasional demons wrote:Unless you can get some hardener and mix it with the clear, It likely won't hold up more than 3 to 5 years if you're lucky.

Rattle can clear and even moderate heat just don't get along too well, unless you can get the stuff with hardener mixed in the can.

I would at least get some hadener from TSC, and some brush on clear. Mix the hardener with the clear, and brush it on.

I would get a disposable container to mix it in, so you only mix what you need for each coat. The hardender is only good for a few hours, and then the paint is junk after that if not applied.
Yeah I had already cleared it the other day before I read this. Oh well. I don't expect it to last long.

I keep telling myself it's not a show car so idc how good it turned out or not. Haha. I kind of wish now I would of just left it alone and not painted anything.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 am

Finally completed a much needed upgrade. And that is going from the 95-96 style metal gas tank 11.5 Gal to the 2gn plastic 12.5 gallon. ImageImage

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by JeremyJ » Wed May 16, 2018 11:31 am

Man, that old tank looked sketchy. Seems like a nice upgrade.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by occasional demons » Thu May 17, 2018 10:03 pm

Neon4Life wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 am
Finally completed a much needed upgrade. And that is going from the 95-96 style metal gas tank 11.5 Gal to the 2gn plastic 12.5 gallon.
Just to avoid confusion for newbies, since the 1gn '97 - '99 plastic tank is not entirely the same as a '00 to '05 2gn tank. A 2gn tank will fit just fine, BUT the fuel inlet nipple is smaller on a 2gn tank. You would need to make some sort of adapter to get the 1gn filler neck couple to the 2gn tank inlet.

The tank pictured is a '97 to '99 tank. I understand what Manny meant, but some folks may not...

Also, I forgot if I checked, I don't think I did, if the '00 to '05 tank straps would work on a plastic tank 1gn. But other than the filler neck difference, the plastic tanks are compatible in all years, if you want to get creative.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 pm

I did not know that. I did butcher that up. Haha. It's gets so confusing sometimes with interchangeable parts. Thanks for clarifying that up.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Mon May 21, 2018 2:46 pm

Well finally getting somewhere. Major stuff is done. Now for all the little things.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 am

Oh wow, look at all of the "spaghetti" under the hood. Glad that you know what goes where... I'd be lost!
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 5/10/18

Post by Neon4Life » Tue May 22, 2018 1:16 pm

I was lost the first time I took it apart a few years ago. But when you do it over a couple times it's easy. This will be my 4th time having everything apart. Hopefully the last time for a good while.
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