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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:23 pm
by whiteretta
Thanks man, the toughest part now is all the stupid little crap I have to fix! That and the rear axle... lol.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:38 pm
by whiteretta
Gave a '95 at the local LKQ some front end weight reduction today!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 pm
by woody90gtz
Those little details make a big difference...

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:17 pm
by whiteretta
Here's my score for the trip! The hood peeled quite a bit, I scraped all the bubbles off after I took the photo of it. It's mainly on the left side, lots of small spots in the middle, and a medium size mark on the right side. All fixable. I also have to use some POR15 on the inside of the hood lip and a few spots on the inside of the fender, but I already have the POR15 anyways!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:44 pm
by GT_Indy
Looks awesome, wish I could see it in person at Bfest but sadly Im not going this year.

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 pm
by whiteretta
No worries, I won't be there either. The car needs a lot of little things fixed, and I have too many projects with not enough money. I can only "afford" my family vacation this year anyways, lol.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:35 pm
by whiteretta
So good and bad...

Front fender is finished, coated the rust in POR15 and painted the bad spots as well! I also got the rust on the hood lip POR15'd, but haven't taken an after picture yet. But in the final stage of repainting my hood, a strong gust of wind blew the hood over and dented it up too. I'd been working on it for a week like this with no issues until today. The girlfriend is using the garage to change the fuel tank in her Cavalier, so I had nowhere to lay it flat. No reason to give me crap on this one, I don't need it. Looks like I'm breaking out the Bondo.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:34 pm
by whiteretta
When you don't want to spend money on new dew strips and you have Gorilla Tape laying around...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:45 pm
by whiteretta
Breaking out the Bondo!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:32 pm
by whiteretta
Got my "new" rear axle today, thanks Shane!

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:45 pm
by whiteretta
My phone crashed last week, finally got the replacement today, so here's two pics I stole from Bobby Duphily and Shane when they swung by on their way home from Bfest on Sunday, haha.
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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:01 pm
by MY91GT(Z)
Anytime, glad I can help

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:57 pm
by whiteretta
I'd been having issues with a leaking passenger output shaft seal on the trans, so today I installed a new seal and a NEW new halfshaft, not a reman unit. I used some Ultra Grey on the lip of the seal, used Ultra Black last time.

Once it dries tomorrow, we'll see if it fixes it! The new halfshaft has less play than the reman unit, so hoping that was also part of the issue...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:25 pm
by whiteretta
Output shaft leak has been resolved! The lady's Cavalier is taking up the garage, once it's out of there the rear axle is next for the big project!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:44 am
by MY91GT(Z)
Awesome hope it all goes well, to bad u don't have the disc brakes to upgrade to while swapping axles