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Old 01-08-2017, 11:06 PM
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Got the motor in and started hooking everything up, let's hope I can get it started tomoro and maybe start on the brakes and suspension as well






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Old 01-10-2017, 08:13 AM
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Well got the motor to start and took it for its first drive in 6 months or so, felt great to be driving it again. Now to finish up the paint brakes and suspension this week and hopefully get the wheels in sometime this week.


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nice work! I'm most impressed that you don't seem to have too many oil spots on that concrete driveway after doing an engine swap! How is the torque on the J35?
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:14 PM
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nice work! I'm most impressed that you don't seem to have too many oil spots on that concrete driveway after doing an engine swap! How is the torque on the J35?
Haven been able to really get on it yet, but it seemed decent last night but I also haven't driven the thing in 6months or so it's kinda hard to say lol but I'll keep you guys posted for sure
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Man I'm stoked about this color





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definitely unique! in for final results! what rims are you planning on running?
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:10 PM
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definitely unique! in for final results! what rims are you planning on running?
thx man! And they should be in this week so I'll post up asap when I get them.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:12 PM
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This is pretty the color but on a s2k

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Got some clear laid down, still have to wet sand and reapply tomoro night



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Nice! Very nice project indeed!
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:58 PM
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Tomoro is d day guys wish me luck, I hope the paint turns out great!
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Looks great so far!
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Tomoro is d day guys wish me luck, I hope the paint turns out great!
cant wait to see the finished results!
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Very cool to see the workmanship you're putting into you TL.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:21 AM
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Well didn't get it finished but I did get the first coat of base down. So close to the end of this painting lol it wore me out this weekend all my fingers hurt but it will be well worth it in the end . But it is also kinda hard to see the color in the pics so I'll try to take better pics if I get a chance lol








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I'm just glad to not see white anymore
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:37 AM
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You sprayed that in that small garage? That would be tough.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:11 AM
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Yeah it's all I have to work with lol. But these cars are just big as well both my other cars fit snugg in there
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Appreciate the attention to detail with the paint, looks like it's going to turn out really well.

Couple of questions:

1. Did you remember to open the gas lid and paint in there?
2. Why put the engine in and not paint the whole engine bay as well?
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:32 PM
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Appreciate the attention to detail with the paint, looks like it's going to turn out really well.

Couple of questions:

1. Did you remember to open the gas lid and paint in there?
2. Why put the engine in and not paint the whole engine bay as well?
haha yeah I painted inside the gas lid.

I don't plan to really show off the engine bay, and that would have added weeks onto this project and I don't really want to spend the time to paint the bay right now. if I ever decide to I can always take the front end off and tape up the car for that.
I just finished redoing the bay on the hatch full shave and tuck etc and that took me about 3-4 weeks total work time. and It was not fun lol we do plan to possibly build the old motor and if we do I might paint the bay at that time but for now this will suffice
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:39 PM
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Its painted now and the motornis back in it
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:35 PM
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That garage has seen some work!

Awesome that both you and your lady are willing to take DIY's to that level.

Looking forward to the finished product with the TL.
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That garage has seen some work!

Awesome that both you and your lady are willing to take DIY's to that level.

Looking forward to the finished product with the TL.
This^^^^^, but i wonder what made the op switch from white, i WISH my TL was white, but thats a unique color the op has going on there, i like it.
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:34 AM
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This^^^^^, but i wonder what made the op switch from white, i WISH my TL was white, but thats a unique color the op has going on there, i like it.
the white pearl that is on this car from the factory is like $700 a gallon for just the base coat paint not including the clear and the rest of materials to prep, sand, paint the car. Which would be roughly another $300 or so make the total job just over a grand before all the countless hours lol. This paint is from the new Toyota tundras and tacomas and paint, clear, and all materials needed was around $550 lol

and ita it's a new color I haven't seen on a tl yet as well
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the white pearl that is on this car from the factory is like $700 a gallon for just the base coat paint not including the clear and the rest of materials to prep, sand, paint the car. Which would be roughly another $300 or so make the total job just over a grand before all the countless hours lol. This paint is from the new Toyota tundras and tacomas and paint, clear, and all materials needed was around $550 lol

and ita it's a new color I haven't seen on a tl yet as well
Cant wait to see the final pictures!
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Finally and and it looks killer imo

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Nice choice! Going to look great! When do you think you'll have it all painted?
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It will be done this Monday and all set up and aligned as well
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Nice choice! Going to look great!
All. This.

OP, you've done well with the restoration.

I think I missed the rim specs, and what size tire are you planning to run?

Hope you are going with a fairly aggressive drop.
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Can't wait to see it finished. So far i'm liking it! You are doing some great work!
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All. This.

OP, you've done well with the restoration.

I think I missed the rim specs, and what size tire are you planning to run?

Hope you are going with a fairly aggressive drop.
oh yes she will be dropped a lot lol. And the wheels are 18x9.5 +22 with 215/40/18 on them
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Can't wait to see it finished. So far i'm liking it! You are doing some great work!
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Those are really aggressive, but based on what you've shown so far I'm sure you'll get them to fit.
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Those are really aggressive, but based on what you've shown so far I'm sure you'll get them to fit.
oh yeah I'll get them to fit nicely. And got a chance to start the front suspension stuff that was bent and put on one coilovers lol cause the weather prevented me from paint last night haha



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Color looks DOPE. Wish I had the money or the skill to repaint mine. Anything but silver
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Car is finally cleared, has a few imperfection but can/will be taken care of when I cut and buff the car. Now only the hood and bumper need paint and she is ready for reassembly Monday. Got the rest of the tires mounted today but the guy put one on backwards so I gotta get him to redo that one tomoro, but alas here are some pics lol







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Here's to Monday and reassembly.

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Here's to Monday and reassembly.

man its gonna be a long day but I'll post up as soon as I get some good pics later haha
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