78 longbed -MORK

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  1. beyondspexj

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    sweet! get a video up soon if you can!
     
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    If it hasn't been said yet, I'm 99% sure those are Cadillac cts wheels!
     
  3. standardbyker88

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    Ill get a video soon. And yeah they are CTS rims. Looked them up online. 17x7.5+42 or something like that. Bolt right on with small spacers up front. Caps need a bit of mod to work up front. Haven't put them on yet.
     
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    Motor still runs like a champ. It rained for the first time in a month today, so it was getting its share of slides around the corners. And through 3rd gear on a few straights :D I need to finish the interior and get it ready for sittin pretti on the 18th in Arlington. Finish the door panels, wrap the console, detail the engine bay, and repaint the underside/frame/inside of the bed all satin black. Don't think time and budget will allow for much else. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve I'm keeping under my hat
     
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    Here's a little project I've been tinkering with. Needs some more trimming and then glass it up. They're 82-85 celica GTS/Supra flares. Using the front out back and the back up front since those cars had wider front flares. Only trimmed the length and made the pie cut and relief lines down below. Don't need to take much off the edge that meets the body, if any. Fronts are coming along well too. I plan to trim my actual metal wheel opening a few inches all around and have exposed outer bolts for the flares. Thinking satin black for them or maybe body color.

    Here's a sneak peak. Should give me room for a dished out rim. I plan to run new 17s soon, maybe a 17/18 combo. I think a 9" +0 will work great out back :D
     

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    I'm going for a racey look so I want the exposed bolts. The way ill do that is make a tube of fiberglass from the backside then drill it from the front with a 3/4" bit for a flange and 1/4" bit for the mount hole. Ill still have the small edge trim to keep from rubbing the paint off the body. Ill get better pics later.
     

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    I vote body color!
     
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    Thats what I have been thinking for a long time. I have had this set of flares for years and the red is so close to my orange I always think blend it in. Make it a bit more subtle. Another guy on here has a set of the same flares blacked out and it looks good too. I'm just glad I'm not afraid to drill and cut my body to mount these suckers :lol:
     
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    Somewhere many pages back are pics of them from a distance if you wanna see a bigger pic. Theyre on my photobucket too. They didn't look right with the steelies though. Needs a big rim on a rubber band right inside the flare to look right lol.
     
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    Recognized those wheels right away as I had a probe GT with them. If you still have the wheels I will offer you a price, pm me
     
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    The probe wheels are long gone. They're on my buddies bagged 75. I will sell my caddy 17s for the right price. Back tires are nearly new, fronts are toast lol.
     
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    This is such a dope truck I'm sooooooo jealous
     
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    Thanks man. I dig it. It's a nicely polished turd as my uncle says lol. I call his gti a girl car so its even :lol:
     
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    Hey, nice yota. Love the clean body and interior. Had you considered putting in the projector headlights from the early BMW's? they will fit after trimming the plastic mounting tabs from the BMW housings and toyota headlight buckets. I use them in my early corrollas.
    I'll post a pic if you like.
    The light output and pattern is great and they look oem on the toyotas.
     
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    Nice to get props from somebody with such a clean motor swap. And I've considered the BMW lights but prefer the look of a modern style H4. That's what I have. I need to replace one with a crack but no biggie. They perform pretty well for the junky bulbs I have in them. My next project is to tidy up the interior and add a couple more gauges. It's been pretty much done for a long time. That's why I wanna get another to start over.
     
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    Cool Man.
     
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    I'll take you up on those pictures, I have a '73 that still has sealed beams in it and would like to upgrade. The BMW lights would be perfect for HIDs, do you use the E30 ones?
     
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    Post them up here. Doesn't bother me. It's more info lol.
     
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    I used some not-so-cheap eBay h4 conversion housings.. Fit perfectly without any trimming.
     
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    My ebays were $70 shipped with bulbs a few years back. Had to split the stainless lock ring at the top, and grind some meat off the back of the headlight glass shape. Few minutes with an air sander and that was done. WEAR GLOVES if yours are fiberglass too. Didn't mod the buckets. I did have to cut the core support holes out larger. Mire are very deep. Not sure what pic shows that best. Ill find or take one.
     

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