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Old 02-19-2008, 02:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey, presidential, welcome.

Is that your car in your avatar? Looks like a nifty paint job - post up a pic!

My first car was a '64 Catalina Ventura, 4 door hardtop. 389 ... but no six pack - only the 2bbl! Automatic, too. I wish I'd kept the notebook I found in the glove compartment when I got it - the previous owners had kept a gas log. It'd be good for a chuckle now.

It's been a long path through many vehicles in the last 20 years, but I came full circle and returned to Pontiac with my current ride, the Firefly (CDN market Metro clone). Pretty much its polar opposite, too!
Here's a few shots of the old girl:

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I'm a bit of a photography buff.

As far as what I'd like to tow, I'd say 4,000 lbs. max. Eventually, the above car is going to be track duty only so I'd be hauling a 2600 lb car, whatever the trailer weighs and tools/parts. Nothing elaborate, just a single axle trailer. Someone really needs to produce a decent mid-sized truck with a diesel for the U.S. market. I've got a really good source of cooking oil already lined up.

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Old 02-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Those are some trees, where do you live?

I don't know who makes a good diesel. you could maybe get an older midsized truck and do a diesel swap in there so you can make your own biodiesel.

Oh, and its not 15 cents, it's $.50-1.00 if you can get methanol from the right place for the separation process.

For that wierd thing that you buy for making it would out you about 100 bucks, but 50 cents a gallon would pay for it in a jiffy
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Those were taken in Sebastian, Florida (at the Sebastian Inlet State Park to be exact). I live on the other coast of Florida...not so many trees.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Got to love that paint job. What's the story with your '64?
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yes, right now my knowledge of it is,

It's a 1964 Pontiac Catalina 455

and...

It doesn't move...
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It's on eBay right now actually. Looking to pick up another 240sx for my girlfriend. Shhhh!
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May I copy/plagiarize your paint job to my Metro?
Thats just Awsome.
I beleive I could do someting like that and then I won't have to pay my buddy with the body shop to paint it.
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May I copy/plagiarize your paint job to my Metro?
Thats just Awsome.
I beleive I could do someting like that and then I won't have to pay my buddy with the body shop to paint it.
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No problem, plagiarize away! If you're going to do it, do all of the camo/light colors first and then go over it after 2-3 days of curing time with the black. Just remember, sand until you think you're done and when that happens, sand some more.
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Side Note on painting
Use a guide coat when sanding.
I prefer the powder kind, but the spray is easier to get.
Saves Tons of time by letting you see how far you have to go and allowing you to use more aggressive sanding techniques longer.
Here's the one I use
http://autoparts.pricegrabber.com/dress-up/m/53484677/ <- Painted about the equivalent of 12 cars and still have plenty left in the tub, but if it was $36 per car it would still be very worth it to me.

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