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Old 05-06-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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I spent the weekend cleaning up the car. I focused on the engine bay and did a few other little touches I've been wanting to do for a while. Since painting my valve covers I've been set on REALLY making the engine bay cleaner.

I painted the coolant and washer fluid tanks today. Dirty, stained tanks don't look good against a clean engine. I spent so much time painting various parts I didn't have time to actually clean. lol I'm still far from done under the hood.

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I painted several other things; BCA/BCS, TB bracket, alternator bracket, repainted alternator, and freshened up the LIM, TB, ELC pump, etc.
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I changed something on the interior....can anyone see it??
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How about now?
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looking very hott and i like the interior allot.
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looking very good Pete,

why didnt you leave a viewing window on the washer tank? I know it * got a sensor, but you wpouldnt want to run out on a long trip or anything

anyway, still likin' the what you've done
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quite a bit tamer than the original DrugRunner huh?

i like the suttle changes
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Not really a fan of the painted bottles myself.

The Speaker grilles show off the 4 way supports to, i'd rather put a metal aftermarket one on that'* black IMO.. Why'd you choose silver? seems to clash with the tan interior IMO..
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Man there sure a lot of '******' out tonight

Great ride and nice engine detail, I like
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MUCH tamer than the original DrugRunner. I'm staying away from bright colors, and sticking with neutrals to keep a more stock look. I painted the bottles cast iron as black would have been way too attention-grabbing in my engine bay.

Pete, honestly, before painting the washer fluid tank I did not plan on leaving a window open on it. Since the DIC would tell me when to fill it it doesn't bother me at all that it'* completely painted. After applying some color coats, I remembered again about the possibility of a window, but it was too late to add one if I wanted to. It'* no different than having a 2000+ with the washer fluid bottle that you can't even see.

It takes me MONTHS to empty the washer fluid tank. This thing is HUGE. Plus I carry an extra bottle in the trunk (most of the time).

The door handles were the new mod in the pictures. The speaker grilles I did last August. I chose silver as I knew I was eventually going to do silver door handles (I wished to find chrome), and a few other silver touches on the interior. I really like the silver actually. I never thought it clashed, but rather it was a nice accent color that went along with my theme.

The black grilles that came with the Eclipse speakers looked really sweet, but they were too big. Plus I wanted to keep the stock grills. I took the Eclipse badges off the aftermarket grilles and put them on these.
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did you move yourself to the detailing section

gotta be honest. not feeling the painted bottles :P Guess I'll have to wait to see them in person
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Is there anything you haven't put your magic touch on?

Looking very nice. All the little details add up to your own unique car.
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Yep, I moved myself over here. This is more just bits and pieces of details.

Painted bottles FTW! :P It was either $40 for new bottles, or $8 for paint.
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