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Old 12-18-2007, 02:38 AM   #11
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11k + 1.5k sounds like a pretty damn good deal to me. Well done, sir.

I will always regret not putting GXP wheels on my Bonneville while i had the chance!

Enjoy them!
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Wow, that patching was pretty quick! Congratulations on the new baby! It'* Tuesday!!!
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I'm hoping for baby updates!
Any to share??

Also, nice progress on the car. It'* coming along great!

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That looks like a pretty cool project, wish i had the time and money to enjoy that.
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is this why you are painting it?

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did they not use the correct pearl white or what?
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why in the world did you prime the door?
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hey guys, baby is doing great and mom is doing great. He was born Tuesday at 8:30 AM and was 7lb 14oz. Big sis is not too sure what to think yet. We might have some jealosy to deal with. thanks for the thought. About the car, The reason I had to prime the door is it had previously been broken into and repaired incorrectly. Just like the fenders, they put body filler over tears in the metal. I had to grind the filler out and weld the tears then re-work it. As for the front of the door, The reason it is in primer is the previous paint job was as bad as the bodywork. There were runs, dry spots, and hard lines in the paint. They didnt even take off the GXP emblem. They just taped right around it. So by priming the whole door, it gives me a nice surface to work with. The reason I am painting whole car is because nothing matches, the color match between the quarters up to the deck lid is very different, The bumpers are way off, and I have the rt fender and door in primer also. With it being a pearl, I am better off just doing the whole car(exept roof). Here are some pics of Lexi and Ryan.

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Congratulations, im sure big sis will adjust quickly. both are adorable.
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well, its painted and all put back together. Things could have gone a little smoother, but the car looks good. I used a different clear than i usually use and put some runs in it. Only one run is bad enough that I just cant get it looking as good as i would like. I am afraid if I go any further I will sand through the clear. I can live with it though. I had a little dirt, but not nearly as much as I expected. It came out good considering I did a complete paint job on a 3-stage pearl, in a attached 2-car garage, in the middle of winter, with a heater blowing. I am happy its done!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am also very excited about being able to drive it. Now my biggest decision is in the morning when I leave, do I take the Northstar, or do I take the Hemi. I guess my wife will make that decision for me.





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Great job, I Iove the GXPs, they are much cleaner looking than the SSEi'*.
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