Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vicroads inspection bay
Ok, since the Sorrento meet on the weekend my head is full of ideas for my car. Before the meet I was considering selling it for something newer, but once again seeing all those cool EA's together has inspired me to spend more $$$ on the car. I just blew $216 on paint today! Couldn't believe how much it cost! That was for a litre of red basecoat and a litre of blue/purple pearl. Put em together and you have the colour my car is painted in. I'm going to re-spray the front and rear bars, door handles and colour code the side moulds. I sprayed the front grille tonight and it came up so much better than the rest of the car. I wouldn't mind hitting the car with another layer of pearl and some 2k clear just to make it look like the grille!! My car isn't very shiny due to a dodgy paint job by a dodgy painter so I'm seriously considering it.
Next on the mechanical side of things will be a 3.45 diff I think. After I get the car colour coded etc, I'll look into this because speaking to Lukey on the weekend it seems like a VERY worthwhile mod. He reckons 0.5-0.6 sec off the quarter mile time. I'm still running 2.77 gears which plain and simply suck.
Next up is the sound department. I used to have a decent system but ripped it all out to compete in the SPL comp at Autosalon in my sister's Pulsar. I put it back in my car but just did a slap job. I have a opportunity to get a 6.5" TV screen in exchange for some work and I also have an Xbox sitting it my room that hardly gets used so there could be some interesting possiblilties there hehehe. Also wanna deck out the boot again...
There are my plans for the car...when I'll actually get round to doing them all is another question. Finding the time between work, girlfriend, gym is so hard, BUT if I want a nice car I'll have to do it somehow:) Anyway, there is no real point to this post I just felt like crapping on for a bit. cya.
PS..some things I forgot....lower the rear back to pre-defect notice spec, get some trippy looking gauges for the bonnet (3 would be nice), monster tacho on A-pillar (always looks tough), new carpet, detail brake calipers....blah blah blah list goes on.......