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Crashtd420

A 521 in Massachusetts

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I just started trying to use imgur too.

 

That is exactly what I get.

 

 

 

Maynor up there says add jpeg and I'M GOING brackets. Fuck that. I shouldn't have to and will keep looking for a better photo host.

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Weird. Your link comes up different, but if you put .jpg at the end and surround it with img html brackets, it works fine:

 

 

Now if we can get him to take better pictures.  And I use flickr, no problems there. 

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Now if we can get him to take better pictures. And I use flickr, no problems there.

Ya we went through this about 9 months ago. Didn't work then, doesn't work for me know ... there is a reason I don't work with computers....

 

And what's wrong with my pic quality?

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Now if we can get him to take better pictures.

 

Says the guy with a butt crack as his avatar.

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Says the guy with a butt crack as his avatar.

 

Lol what that go to do with the quality of crash's pictures?  hate to rain on your parade but that is a woman's butt crack.  

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I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with the quality of my pics?

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Out of focus, bad lighting and way too big.  Try to get some light in your garage, hold your hand steady and when you upload the pictures resize them prior to doing so.  

 

 

 

 

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The only thing wrong with your pics is that there are not enough of them.

 

They all look fine on my end.

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The only thing wrong with your pics is that there are not enough of them.

 

They all look fine on my end.

Just looking back on my thread and there are pretty much no pics.... never mind not enough.... damn 3rd party picture hosting..

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Out of focus, bad lighting and way too big. Try to get some light in your garage, hold your hand steady and when you upload the pictures resize them prior to doing so.

Never had a complaint about being too big..

 

And my lighting has always sucked... my setup is not ideal but I make it work....

 

Oh well....

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Someone will always complain. This is Ratsun, after all.

 

If someone is having a bad day with their carburetor, they'll take it out on your pictures.

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You east coast guys are bitchy.

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Out of focus, bad lighting and way too big.  Try to get some light in your garage, hold your hand steady and when you upload the pictures resize them prior to doing so.

Try focusing on the good!

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You east coast guys are bitchy.

We are few and far between but bitchy nonetheless. Lol

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Fun note: it’s been cold up here in the northeast. Still is. Today was in the 60’s and it was the first Friday night meet of the year. Perfect timing. 100’s of cars showed up and the 521 had crowds around it all night.

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And then last night it snowed.... gotta luv the weather up here....

So that delays the start of paint... just to cold... ( I'm blaming the weather)

I barely got the metal work done last night....

 

So now the plan is degrease parts tomorrow after work....

Metal prep the parts Wednesday,

And start painting Thursday morning....

I took Thurs and Fri off work to get this done so hopefully it goes as planned....

 

Staged and waiting....

 

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Also just realized I gave myself a nice welding tan last night on my face....

 

I was being lazy with my face shield yesterday doing quick little pin hole fill ins....

 

Oops.... lesson learned....

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Looking good my man.  Warm weather is coming...how long till you think you are done?

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Looking good my man. Warm weather is coming...how long till you think you are done?

Once the paint is done on these parts.... maybe another week or so.....

I am hoping to be driving It around town by the end of the month...

 

I should have everything done except putting the windows back in the doors, they are ready to go but i don't need those to get it inspected, so they can wait.... there will be some interior work that will need to be finshed too, but again it can wait till after inspection ...

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Don't rush it. Still crappy weather up here. 

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Trying not to, but damn I am sick of working on it, all I want is to be driving it again.

It's now been a little over 12 year since it was my daily and I had to park it. I've spent the last 4 and a half years doing the restoration....

I would rather be driving, maintaining and upgrading instead of just working on it...

The quick joy rides help ease the pain but it's not enough..

I have heat in the garage so as long as the outside temp is around 60 or so I can get the garage warm enough to make it work...

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And then last night it snowed.... gotta luv the weather up here....

 

 

 

Dude this weather is KILLING ME at this point! My truck is outside cause of the beetle and the Z taking up the garage, and this weather is NOT helping progress. 

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I would like to paint parts of my 521 also, here in western Oregon.  I get teased with an occasional warm day, and then several more day too cold or rainy.

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I would like to paint parts of my 521 also, here in western Oregon. I get teased with an occasional warm day, and then several more day too cold or rainy.

Well right or wrong my process is a little different, i know your using a correct primer and paint method.

I have been coating everything in por 15 from the beginning.... I just heat the garage up before I start..

It likes 70, but has an application range of 50 to 80 degrees... takes a little longer to dry so I do one coat in the am and one later in the afternoon....

I used their top coat to do the frame but once I realized it had more of a semi gloss finish than the flat black I wanted I switched to the brand Urekem paint.... they had a flat black single stage urethane top coat that was UV tolerant. It has a medium activator which likes 70 to 90 degree....

So while not ideal outside weather I should be able to keep the garage at a temp the paint wants.

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