..and we have the birth of a new Trueno! We spent last saturday fitting the last of the parts back on the car, cleaned and refitted the interior, and of course mounted the new TE37V for the first time under the new colour. They sit so perfectly under the car, slight mixup with tire sizes 195/60/14 rubs everything so my old Yoko 185/55 are on the front, and I must order some more for the back and centre the axle while I'm at it.
I'm absolutely in love with the new colour, it came out very well, unfortunately the camera (or Irish weather!) don't do it justice but Ill do my best here... But the bodywork is done now, its brilliant having a real car back, and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the next few jobs on the running gear. Had to give the rear boot lid trim a little coat of satin black so not many pics of the rear end but when I catch a sunny evening I will take some more shots. Ill let the pics say the rest for now!
The importer of my Trueno to Ireland contacted me recently and kindly gave me some pics he had of the car, including this awesome shot of her, in pre-bodykit guise outside Power Vehicles in Japan. Its pretty cool seeing my little '86 in the same photo spot I have seen so many other cars in on the net!
What a weekend.. Finally saw the new colour in the flesh for the first time.. Its a special graphite grey, the code of which shall remain secret but I am really really happy with it, it's exactly what I wanted. The phone camera does not do it justice, a proper photoshoot will be most definitely be in the works when the paint is fully finished and the car is rebuilt and back on the road. This is the finish straight off the gun, the car still has to be "flicked" back and polished up again, and the bumpers, doors, skirts, bonnet etc still have yet to be done.
Also got the new 195/60 Falken ZE912's exploded onto the TE37V's with the help of a bead-blaster, they survived the experience unscathed and have a perfect amount of balloony tyre stretch.. Works very well for the all important Arch/Tyre/Wheel fitment triangle!! These next shots were taken a few days after the earlier shots so the car is quite a bit dustier now, and again the camera does not do the colour justice but the fitment is clearly visible :)
All painting and final polishing should be completed by this Friday, and I plan to start rebuilding the car early next week! More pics then. Hope you like the progress so far!