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Old 04-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #11
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When I did mine (Trans Am) I put the car on 4 towers & the trans on 1st gear. That & an electric drill goin the oposite direction made the job a loot faster.
Why not put it in Drive and set the cruise on 70? Really speed things up.

Crosslaces look good on a green machine.
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Adam, I need to do that with my left front wheel on my Bonnie. Its a tad darker than the rest of my wheels which are almost perfect. That wheel is off an older Bonneville.
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Looks great! Very impressive work.
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Gold crosslace and green Bonnies go together very well.

Much much better looking than the old 9 spokes
Gotta agree with Gramps on this one
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Great job Adam! Now that you've practiced on your rims you can do my crosslace on my 94! They just happen to be the same colour! Next time you have a project in motion give me a call I'll come over and help (watch ya work )!!!

They look great on your car. My favorite combo of colour and wheels!
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Very nice. I have been needing that since I have had my car. Might have too look into it if I keep her this summer.
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That looks exactly like my car. I tried the wire wheel on my rims, and there was so much stuff that I routinely needed to pause to wash out all the dirt. The previous owner of my car really didn't care much at all for the wheels.
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OOHH, look at that sexy beast. that thing is lookin GOOD.

but umm, all you guys talkin about running the car with the wheels of the ground, that can and most likely will damage the CV joints, don't ever do that unless you are supporting the weight of the car under the control arms, the cv joints are not meant to be set down that far and then run. just a tip.

haha, yeah, and ferris bueller, but then again i dont think he'll be kicking the front of the car.
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Great job. Looks great with the Green. What paint did you use?
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Ack!
Running the car on a set of stands just doesn't sound save to me!
I took my time on them, and generally worked on them after my wife and son went to sleep. Late night rye & coke, and sandpaper!

The paint I used was a rattle can from Canadian Tire. It'* a Duplicolor gold. Quite shiny, as I wanted them to stand out a bit. I found this shade to be just right, not too bright.
And then added lots of clear coat for protection!
I painted the rear of the rims flat black to make the lace stand out more. Of course all of this spray painting took place outside, on my back porch on a nice day. Not something you want to do indoors, especially while your wife is pregnant!

Oh, I should point out the tires were not removed from the rims. I painted the gold lace and did not get paint on the outer edge by using a bondo squegee as a shield. Worked great!!! After paint and clear coat, they sat in the sun to dry, then were installed onto the car.

Hey Brian,
I have a half can of gold paint left! Bring 'em by!

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