Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lancer: Unwrapping

After the paint has dried, time to remove all the newspaper and tape! It's just like Christmas and you're unwrapping the gifts you've just received from Santa :)

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lancer washover - budget mode

Everyone claims that after all the prep work - the painting part is going to be easy! Based on my experience (painting voxy and max) - painting is a bliss compared to prep work .. so I assumed that it will be the same for my lancer.. Boy was I wrong! :)

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lancer: Final Preparations

Lancer Project: Prep for paint

As usual, the most tedious part of any paint job is the preparations : ( After countless hours spent in applying body filler and sanding it down, now its time to prepare the parts where you don't want paint to seep in.

Always opt to remove the parts that you can easily remove. It is more practical to remove parts like lights, moldings, etc. rather than to mask over them.

A good example is the lancer's cheek lights -

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lancer: Body Works

After dealing with the bumper issues, I now turn my attention to several problem areas:

1. The skirt

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lancer: Bumper Works

Given my current financial status, I don't have the luxury of spending a lot on my lancer project (not as much as I spent on Voxy's restoration). Relatively speaking, the work i'll do on my lancer is peanuts compared to the Voxy project but that doesn't mean that she'll look anything less than very presentable.

GOAL: Finish this project for less than 1,500 pesos.

I'll start by working on the bumpers.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Lancer Project - a debt long overdue

After doing major restoration works on Voxy and Max - she just has to be next - after all she is my first and most roadworthy car. :) She runs like a gem but looks tired and worn out :( It's time to stop ignoring her flaws and get my hands dirty once again :) I've promised her numerous times that I'll fix her up as long as she doesn't give me headaches. Time to honor my end of the bargain.

Let me show you some of the major problems i'll be dealing with.

1. Broken bumper clips and mountings - having a semi lowered ride definitely has its cons - got to be more mindful of those humps and potholes.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

My VW Wedding

Hi Guys! The past months have been so jam packed for me that I was not able to blog. I recently got married (you heard it right! - I finally settled down.. yey! ) and the preparations, ceremony, honeymoon, married life was quite an experience!  

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