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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:11 pm

As much as a bummer it was to have the starting issues, we got a lot accomplished. We had to deal with rain on and off for the majority of the day. We'll get the truck altogether for the show.


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Postby Rev_D21 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:07 am

Nice! I have the same Datsun valve cover. Infact, I have a complete L16 head sitting around collecting dust. The truck looks amazing! 521's are King **** of **** Mountain!

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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:46 am

moparvwfreak wrote:red, with white and blue lettering and stripes. sound right???
Nope...not going with a BRE type paint scheme.
Solar_Runner wrote:I was pulling for a polished valve cover!
Nah, not on this one, it had some pretty deep scratches and a lot of years worth of deposits in the metal. Plus I can't have too much shiny stuff on an old $500 truck lol

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Postby r34 gtr » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:52 am

That is one sweet rig. Keep those pictures coming.

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Postby srpowered240sx » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:58 am

lookin good so far. do some clean wire loom on that fire wall and it will really clean it up more. gonna do a japanese flag color scheme?

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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:01 am

srpowered240sx wrote:lookin good so far. do some clean wire loom on that fire wall and it will really clean it up more.
Yeah, I've been meaning to pick some up from the parts store. Maybe when I stop to get paint today or tomorrow.
srpowered240sx wrote:gonna do a japanese flag color scheme?
Ding ding ding we've got a winner

I'm going to do a Japanese rising sun setup on it. Or that's the plan atleast. My artistic level is like -20, so we'll see how it comes out.

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Postby r34 gtr » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:04 am

Rising sun = WIN x 10^23.

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Postby DevilMB3017 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:24 am

Artistic ability is no match for a straight edge and circle.

Stencils fix all your problems.

Awesome truck Jerry, keep up the good work!

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Postby danielekfuj » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:05 am

paint it like this:


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Postby NSR240sxe » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:27 pm

glad to see all the progress your making on the truck looks good

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Postby Solar_Runner » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:42 pm

^^

BAM! New wallpaper!


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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:47 pm

NSR240sxe wrote:glad to see all the progress your making on the truck looks good
Definitely! I can't wait for us to go to the Car Culture show this weekend and have fun
r34 gtr wrote:Rising sun = WIN x 10^23.
That's what I was thinking. Can't go wrong with the rising sun on a vintage japanese vehicle.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:50 pm

First off....keep in mind that I'm not artsy at all and I suck at anything of the sort. So forgive the imperfections and such.

So, without further delay....here it is









Should look great on the truck I'll toss it on tomorrow or the next day most likely.

What's everyones opinion?

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Postby Oatmealman » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:01 pm

Looks sick,but I would get the red outlined in a black pinstripe if you know anybody that can pinstripe.

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Postby Oatmealman » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:10 pm

Something like this.


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Postby NSR_s30 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:09 pm

DUDE Thats awesome !!!!!!!!!!! It really turned out better then what I expected, good work man. I agree with Oatmeal, I think it'd be even better with the black outline.

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Postby iwantans13 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:42 pm

Holy cow jerry. Looks great.

P.S. Welcome back to me!

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Postby IanS » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:11 pm

That valve cover looks badass. Do you plan to clearcoat it? I think it might look a lot better with a little more depth to the paint. I dont know about the pinstripe, it might look okay, but in the picture above, its a little too thick.

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Postby moparvwfreak » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:37 pm

looks good except the last stripe coming over the front connects to nothing. so that one looks kinda weird. other than that it looks great!

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Postby DevilMB3017 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:20 pm

While that looks freaking awesome, you could lay down tape to do each line and keep it straighter. Just an idea for next time. I've seen how much of a perfectionist you are and I know you'll try again a couple times

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Postby NSR240sxe » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:27 am

defintely dont like the black pinstripe idea....looks awesome as is!! much better then the ****ty camera pic lol cant wait to see it on the truck

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Postby LAKE ERIE Z32 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:35 am

that is awsome definitly a nice touch to add before the car culture show speaking of wich when is it? (time and date please) i gotta make sure im outta work

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Re: Re: (nsrZ32)

Postby bobotech » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:49 am

nsrZ32 wrote:
Should look great on the truck I'll toss it on tomorrow or the next day most likely.

What's everyones opinion?
Cool paint job however the angles aren't qute right.

The center circle is supposed to have the rays coming out of it in a equally spaced sunburst pattern. Here is what I mean: Now if you look at your value cover, the bottom red ray appears to be flat against the center of the sun instead of coming out of it like a bicycle spoke.

That is why it looks a little off to the naked eye.

But very interesting concept and idea.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:59 am

See I was thinking the same thing, but when I initially taped off the rays in the manner as on the flag, they wrapped around the cover and intersected on the other side. The only way to make it function with the sun on one side was to change the angle of the "rays" I know its less than perfect, and if I was more of an artistic mind I could probably have come up with something. But its good enough for me for now. May redo it at some point

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Postby nsrZ32 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:13 am

LAKE ERIE Z32 wrote:that is awsome definitly a nice touch to add before the car culture show speaking of wich when is it? (time and date please) i gotta make sure im outta work
This saturday, the 16th, from like 10am - 5pm if I remember correctly. When are you working that day?

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Postby bobotech » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:20 am

You could probably fix it without redoing the hole thing.

Just make the center red circle bigger.

Not taller, keep it the same height but make it bigger so instead of seeing almost the whole red center, you see only half of it. But it would fix th perspective quite a bit. All you would need to do is to paint the red red larger.

Here is a really crude attempt at fixing your existing valve cover (you think you are a bad artist, Ha!, I'm a much worse artist than you!):


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Postby LAKE ERIE Z32 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:31 am

^ that dose look alittle better oh and im going to get sat off cuz im definitly going to that show what are you up to tonight?

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Postby srpowered240sx » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:37 am

looks cool. i really dig it jerry.

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Postby r34 gtr » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:46 am

Need pictars on truck.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:51 am

r34 gtr wrote:Need pictars on truck.
Tonight
LAKE ERIE Z32 wrote: im going to get sat off cuz im definitly going to that show what are you up to tonight?
You better....it is the ratrod show of the summer in the area. Oh and I'll be working on the truck at the house tonight.


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