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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:31 pm
by 3X00-Modified
Why go with an all season tire? Do you expect to drive this in the winter?

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:07 pm
by whiteretta
I don't, but a performance tire for that price is hard to beat. If I have to move the car in winter though, I'd like to be assured it will be able to be moved!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:03 pm
by whiteretta
I consider these my early 10 year anniversary gift for the car, haha.ImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:58 am
by whiteretta
These look much better now...Image

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:22 am
by woody90gtz
Holy crap those are cheap!

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 1:50 pm
by whiteretta
We'll find out towards the end of the week how they'll do for the car, they're being installed Thursday!

Here I thought I bought it ten years ago, looks like it's actually nine years as of today!Image

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:48 pm
by whiteretta
Today started out good, until I started doing some work under the car today and found this little issue. Looks like I'm hitting up LKQ for their Memorial Day sale at the end of the month.ImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:25 am
by 3X00-Modified
Be happy it's a bolt on part that's rusted.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:33 pm
by whiteretta
Amen to that, I've already started soaking the bolts with some Deep Creep!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:45 pm
by whiteretta
New tires are on! For how cheap they were, they're pretty grippy!ImageImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:56 pm
by whiteretta
Took a lot of wet sanding and polishing to get rid of the gold, but I brought my intake pipe back to it's glory days!Image

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:41 pm
by whiteretta
Repainted the engine bay and the strut braces! It was very badly needing done...ImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:13 pm
by whiteretta
Voila!Image

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 pm
by whiteretta
Side project Sunday? Whatever, it sounds good to me!

I'd been planning to do this for a long time, and finally decided to give it a shot. Years ago on my gear indicator I painted over the orange with gold, because I thought it looked "cool." Well, it didn't match my instrument cluster overlay, my HVAC overlay, or even my stereo.

These things are easy to disassemble at least. I scraped the gold off with a sharp knife, and used red electrical tape where it was originally white.

The lens cover over the bulb was blue with the top painted black, so I used really light sandpaper and sanded the black off then polished it. I tried it out without the cover, but I didn't like selected gear being orange, it blended too well with the red. This will do until I replace the brighter 2723 bulb with a white LED. I also painted the housing part with chrome paint, not sure why they left it white, the chrome spreads the light further with the reflection.

Either way, it looks much better, it matches, and I love it!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:19 pm
by MY91GT(Z)
Looking good so far to bad we won't see it in person at bfest