Made my own strut tower brace

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by 95riosnake, May 15, 2005.

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What color should I paint it?

Poll closed May 29, 2005.
  1. Gloss Black

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  2. Metallic Silver

    4 vote(s)
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  3. Rio Red to match the car

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  4. other (please post your color suggestion)

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  1. 95riosnake

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    Hey guys,
    Some of you might remember me posting a thread a few months ago about needing some project ideas for a welding class I was taking. Well among other projects I did, I made a strut tower brace for my stang. :nice: I just finished it up today to the point of primering it and leveling out a few nicks and scratches with body filler. I wanna know your opinions on what color to paint it.

    Also, here's a pic (made of 1 1/4" (.095" wall) and 1" (.095" wall) seamless tubing and 3/16" Steel plate.)
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  2. Venom351R

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    Looks good, I voted black
     
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  3. BlueOvalStangGT

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    Looks nice.
     
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    I wish I could weld.. very handy skill to have, but I voted red to match.. the automobiles lookin sharp too
     
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  5. donjohn

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    got an engine bay pic? that might help
     
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  6. 95riosnake

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    good idea...here's an engine pic guys

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. super302

    super302 I'd do anything for free Bapples

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    Your car is sweet.....i voted black
     
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    How on earth do you keep that car so clean?
     
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    black
     
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    Rio Red
     
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    know what im thinkin dude??.........i really really like that silver on your intake, and i assume you painted that cause the PS pulley and some brackets and **** are the same color.....i think that'd be sick.........either that5 or gloss black :nice:
     
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    metallic silver or glossy black. Either would be bad ass.......red would be too much IMO.
    Scott
     
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    i think you should just pick one at random. each color would look good.
     
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  14. urban96

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    nice intake :nice: sorta looks like mine :banana:

    [​IMG]
    mines a lil dirty in the pic tho
     
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    i'm the guy who picked silver...it actually looks really good....I did mine the other day when i did my new intake and pulleys and such
     
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    thanks for the suggestions guys. I think I'm gonna pass on red, cuz I am havin a hard time getting a spray can of rio red, basically I can only get it to use with a spray gun...which I dont feel like messing with just for a STB. I think I'm gonna go out on a limb and paint it silver, then if I dont like it, primer it again and paint it black lol.
     
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  17. xr8d302

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    It'll look something like this

    [​IMG]
     
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    Silver got my vote. Now, how about a close-up of those weld beads so we can see how good you got in class? ;)
     
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    have it powdercoated.
     
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    haha, I actually got pretty decent. I'll take some pics of the beads sometime tomorrow if I get a chance.

    Cobradave - I was originally gonna have it powdercoated, but I couldn't find a place that powdercoats single items like this around here. I'll paint it for now, and if I find a powdercoater someday, I'll strip it down and get it coated.
     
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