A racecar Noob, a Sube and the Mexican 1000 Rally

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by oregoncoast, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. ~DC~

    ~DC~ An Internet Legend

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    I agree completely, I have no idea why, but she seems to atttract that sort of thing. Get's pulled over 2-3 times a year for BS crap.
  2. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    With side mirrors both left and right sides it's a non-issue.



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    ps: looking good Paul. :thumb I've been saving up my pennies to cover dinner. Should be good to go... depending how hungry you are. :lol3
  3. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I'd be more worried about how thirsty I am!!

    And yeah, having two side mirrors negates the obstructive view argument or legal issues. No different than my sprinter van or any panel truck or van.

    I'm more proned to getting pulled over in Oregon when I remove the front plate for air flow :deal

    ...which is why I will wait until tech inspection to remove it :1drink
  4. hankgs

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    That Subbie is looking GOOD!!! Damn, I was wondering what an Outback would be like, but I think it's badass- Keep the pics and mods coming!:clap
  5. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Nice work Paul! (and Ray and David and Lonnie and Corey....) :freaky

    Looking better all the time, love the little touches! :clap
  6. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    This whole build is awesome.

    If you didn't live on the Wet Coast, Mrs. Stain and I would have offered you some graphics work as well...

    PM me if you want any small stuff and we'll see what we can do in the short term, before you leave...
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    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    I'll keep savin' up just to be safe. :lol3:freaky
  8. Road Rash

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    Sounds badass :thumb
  9. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Lots got done so far this weekend. Again, Ray is on fire and he finished up some additional skid plate protection for the fuel tank.

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    And Ray's beautiful seat mounts..

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    Ray was also concerned about the exhaust pipe heat shield collecting debris and rocks and working them into the drive shaft which is just above. We checked, and there was already some debris up there, so it was decided to remove the thin tin heat shield.

    On Saturday, Ray let me know that he loves doing custom stainless exhaust systems...and he has decided the race Subaru needs some help in this department. We will be doing some cat elimination (for our closed course racing, of course). Ray already successfully modified the exhaust to tuck it up tight, and if you look at this photo below, getting rid of the cats will help us gain a good 3 inches of ground clearance, as they are the lowest item on the car.

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    This should be done by next week. Getting rid of the cats (for closed course racing, of course) also made David the motor man very happy, as he has wanted a free flowing exhaust since we started this project :freaky


    We also re-did the submarine straps on the car...as the way they were, my nuts could have gotten ripped off because the bolt sat very low below the car :eek1 Yeah, that was fixed. My photos are blurry, rushed cell phone again.

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    Well, David came through and found some stock fog lights at the pick-n-pull so the race car is now symmetrical!! :freaky

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    Tomorrow, Lonnie and I will be working on the graphics on the car all day. So, today, I spent hours cleaning up, removing scratches and waxing the car and mocking up some ideas. In one of these photos, you'll see a number plate from the SL350 mocked up. I like this a lot but may just use a sticker instead of the real plate...although, I like the idea of screwing the plate right up on the back of the car.

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    The next time you see the car...it will look very different...and very racey!! :clap
  10. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Woah, Woah, Woah!!!!.............

    ....You NEVER wax a car BEFORE you put new graphics on it!!! (haven't I taught you anything???) :fpalm

    You DO want them to stay on....don't ya??




    or am I just reading this wrong??????
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Wax on.... Wax off.... :lol3

    Looking good... :lurk
  12. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Holy Smoke Patrick!! :eek1

    It will be ok.....



    Perhaps wax was the wrong word. How about, Cutting Agent? Compound? I had to get rid of all of the crud and debris that was on the paint otherwise the vinyl would have looked like crud.


    I suspect Lonnie will prep the surface to make sure the graphics stick......that vinyl that was on that trailer I sold you stayed on perfectly for three years :deal

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  13. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    If it gets any cleaner or shiner it is going to need a bird crap decal... :lol3
  14. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    This is looking awesome! I can't see one on the street now without thinking of yours and the potential they have hiding in there.
    Quick question, are those spacers hub-centric and lug-centric?







    I kid, I kid!:hide
  15. LoJack

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    How about some bullet hole stickers... on the front of the car:eek1

    Following this thread with enthusiasm! Reminds me of taking my brothers Justy to the sand pits and snow mobile trails for a summer. Nothing like catching air from driving up the side of a sand pit and into the woods. Car didn't last too long for us.:lol3
  16. Patrick46

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    OK....well compounds and cutters are ALOT different than waxes!!


    I've had more then 1 customer show up for a graphix job, and say "Look...I even gave it a fresh waxing for ya!!" :deal :yikes :becca :kboom

    Folks have no idea how much work that takes to remove a wax job. Nearly as much as it does just to put one on!!




    carry on......:1drink :norton
  17. TwinDuro

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    Oh man, so shiny! :eek1 Can't wait to see the race graphics; the fuel tank skid plates look great as well!
  18. hankgs

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    Just a thought; If the back window is not used (shield behind front seats), why not use the giant rear glass as a "billboard"?
    The sponser stickers could just go on the front quarter panels, just behind the front wheels and keep the rest of the body sticker free (except the racing #'s)...
  19. LC Garage

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  20. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    First, some Xanax for Patrick so he will relax:

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    Here's a couple of interior shots since I got the center console, the seats and harnesses all in:

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    Ok, so it was a long day at Lonnie's as he worked on getting the "base coat" of graphics on the car. Lonnie is old school and doesn't do vinyl wraps....and I don't have the coin to even think of getting it done. Lonnie and I worked out a design idea and he came through like he always does. So this is what he got done today:

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    I am very happy with how its going.....very happy indeed!! :D