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My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:02

Hi Guys,

I promised to post pics of my car when i first joined but didn't. Sorry I've been a Bad Boy :oops:
Alvin did see some pics of my car but not really in depth.

Ok, here goes.
Car was originally silver grey when i bought it. It was an original 1992 Sapphire 3.0L Ghia. I did some engine mods on it etc. Played around with the injection system and Interceptor kit to compare the performance both ways.
Decided to strip the car after having it for 15 years. Decided to change the colour and turbo charge the V6 or get a different power plant. V8 was one of my options as well.

Car just after being sprayed and assembled first time round
Posted these pics in my intro as well.
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I was not happy with the colour when i took it out the garage the first time.

Power plant is a Falcon 4.0L straight 6!!
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Decided to fit a Cosworth body kit. I modded the kit to fit the car and also for the look i wanted.
Made custom twin light covers, custom bumper front and rear as well as side vents to house indicator and ducts that channels heat out of the engine bay.

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Ford Sapphire 4.0L TURBO

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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:05

Checked, applied primer and all masked up ready for colour.
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Ready for respray number 2
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:12

Base being applied.
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Quite liked the flat black look :mrgreen:
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:16

Clear applied
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Snug sitting 4.0l
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:19

We sanded down the car and polished it but there were some imperfections that i was not happy with.
Grey marker used to highlight flaws.
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:24

Sanded down again
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:27

Primer and dummy coat applied. Note my choice of spray to apply primer was a brush!! :mrgreen:
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:30

We sanded the car done one last time and applied primer to the entire car. I then took
it away to a panel shop to get it sprayed third and final time.
Results below.
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:31

Vid of when i fetched the car

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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:34

in the garage
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Motor sitting pretty
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