New rims and tires. Sort of.

New rims and tires. Sort of.

Bob Beaudet
Bob Beaudet

July 1st, 2008, 1:40 am #1

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



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Myron Samila
Myron Samila

July 1st, 2008, 1:43 am #2


Good work Bob,

Say, since the bottom looks sweet, are you going to do something in the wheel houses? Or are you going to keep them red?

My '82 has factory black undercoat in the wheel houses, less the fronts which have the liners, and I like the blacked out look.

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Bob Beaudet
Bob Beaudet

July 1st, 2008, 1:54 am #3

I had a hard time deciding what color to paint the wheel wells. I was going to go with black but I figured the factory usually painted them body color so thats what I did. I will add that I was getting sick and tired of masking and saved a few hours by going with red. It took over 6 hours to unmask everything after paint.

Bob.
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July 1st, 2008, 4:08 am #4

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



Those silver Speedlines will really DANCE against the red of the wheelwells. I love silver on the phone-dial Speedlines. Totally transforms the appearance. It makes for a far brighter, eye-catching wheel, which in turn really lightens the lower half of the car.

Are you in an area where you need to undercoat? See you've blackened the underside of this Beauty.

But, I wouldn't change a thing.

Bravo!
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July 1st, 2008, 7:37 am #5

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



I also like the simplicity of the phonedial wheels as I see yours, painted all silver.

I kinda went the other way by blackening the recesses and then added chrome trim rings.  I believe it went well on a white car with lots of other chrome accesories.

It might also go well with yours, if you are considering more of a "touring theme"... Just an idea.

Again though... I like the simplicity of the all silver wheel as it is...  Nice touch.

As for the wheel wells... If you go with undercoat black and then paint your suspension, especially with SILVER struts and RED  springs, even stock componants look like upgrades and HOT!  The wells are also easier to care for... and if they are left red, IMHO, it appears as "overspray".  Doesn't take a moment to mask the lips and go for it.

Lastly... anyway YOU like it is FINE with me... Just wanted to suggest some easy options.

Keep us posted!


My best,



Tony
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rossofozini
rossofozini

July 1st, 2008, 10:26 am #6

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



bottom image looks like some sort of critter on its back!

Looking good
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htf
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July 1st, 2008, 11:04 am #7

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



You may continue now and put the car together.
You have my permission to do so.


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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July 1st, 2008, 12:27 pm #8

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



...and I love that rotisserie

Jim W. (in the Northeast)
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July 1st, 2008, 2:18 pm #9

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



Wow!

Would you call that a frame-off, frame-up, frame-around, or ain't-got-no-frame restoration?

CLEARLY better than new.

Since you decided to not duplicate the OEM finish on the phone-dials, on a red car, personally I would have gone with a shinier silvery color. I really like the wheel color that Infiniti has been using for the last 2-3 model years. Looks great with a red car!

But aside from the personal preference of color, from what I can see they did a nice job on the wheels!
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Joe F
Joe F

July 1st, 2008, 2:43 pm #10

Picked up my wheels today from a local refinishing shop. They did a nice job repairing all the curb rash, bead blasting and a fresh coat of paint. New Sumi's all balanced up.

What do folks think about the color choice.Not that I would change them to blue or anything.

The plan is to install the suspension this weekend and get her down off the rotiserie.

Bob.



That's going to be one HOT X when you're done.

I agree with Tony, you have spent all the time and effort to get it this far, masking and coating the wheel wells will give it the final touch you will be proud of.

BTW, where can I get a front grill like that?

Joe F
87 Bert
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