Build Thread The Offical 1990coupe Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by 1990Coupe, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. I spend quite a bit of time on restoring these. 4 coats of black caliper paint, 3 coats of high temp clear after I cleaned the paint off the raised "COBRA" lettering. I'm pleased with the outcome.

    2012-06-01_07-17-09_822.jpg

    2012-06-01_07-16-55_840.jpg

    2012-06-01_07-16-30_152.jpg

    2012-06-01_07-16-37_516.jpg
     
    SteedaGT9150 and 88LX5.Oh like this.
  2. Lookin good!! Who'd you get those brakes from!?!?!? LOL. Looks a lot better on that bench than they did when they left here. Cool thing is....I'll be able to see them in person in a week from today! Party time!
     
    1990Coupe likes this.
  3. You know it brother! :)
     
  4. I really like the look of the black calipers. My cobra calipers are polished, but you've tempted me to paint them. Yours look great tho.
     
  5. You know, the PBR GT brakes i have on the car now I painted red. My interior is blue, and i think the outside red stuff kinda clashes even though I like the red look. Figured i'd do them Black and be a little different than all the other Red calipers out there. I've seen your brakes, i say leave em polished :). Thanks for the compliment by the way!
     
  6. I saw a set of polished caliper once. they were pimp.
     
  7. Calipers look great!
     
  8. dude, did you paint the braking surface on your rotors?!
     
  9. The calipers look great man. I did the same to my PBR's. I'd like to upgrade to a pair of those sometime in the future.
     
  10. Yes, i did purposely.

    I got the driver side all on, but i had a wrong hose so i had to order that. I spend most of the weekend wire hiding the driver side. (in the process of an ER trip because i fractured my thumb :( ) Needless to say the driver side wire hiding is DONE and was a PITA. The car still starts, however i'm just nervous with all of that crammed into the fender. I hope it was a good move on my part!
     
  11. looks great!! i never thought another color but red on my calipers but that shiny black looks real sweet!!
     
  12. I heard you drove all the way to Michigan to see your crazy buddy SVT32VDOHC for some shiney paint!!! Where are the pics to show our stangnet interwebz!?!?!
     
  13. Pics or it never happened.
     
  14. Oh it happened, I'll update at some point tonight :)
     
    SteedaGT9150 likes this.
  15. I think your tonight happened when mine did. If thats true, that was a couple nights ago.
     
    1990Coupe likes this.
  16. Ok.. Here is the Update...

    I built my garage specifically to paint this beast. My folks bought me an air compressor for Christmas, and I added all necessary lines with an overhead pulldown. Besides painting the car, it has really come in handy! Long story short, i misunderstood the gun pressure setting, and i was WAY too low on air pressure the first time i painted the car. The orange peal was ungodly. I had to basically re-prep the entire car. That's what I get for not painting the bumpers first! Epic failure on my part.

    As maybe some of you know, because of Stangnet I became extremely close with Svt32vdohc, to the point where I call him my best friend. I had already planned on heading out a week after painting the car to visit him and his wife for the 4th of July weekend, and I wanted to drive the car out all painted up. He insisted we paint the car out at his place over the weekend. So thats exactly what we did!

    Its a 10.5 hour drive from the Jersey Shore to where he is in Michigan. I got up at 1130pm, drove through the night to get to his place at 10, where we then headed over to his shop to paint the car on the 4th of July! I cannot thank him enough for not only this, but everything he's helped me with just with life, and for being such a great friend. On to the pics!!!

    After setting the gun pressure correctly, I painted the underside of the hatch BEFORE the trip out. Came out PERFECT. I was so bummed.
    001.jpg

    002.jpg

    003.jpg

    004.jpg



    Re-prepped, time for reassembly, than the trek to Da Mitten!!!
    006.jpg



    This was in Ohio, last gas stop before getting there.
    017.jpg

    016.jpg

    015.jpg



    Here we go!!!
    022.jpg

    023.jpg

    024.jpg

    026.jpg

    027.jpg

    029.jpg
     
  17. The legendary steps!!!!
    030.jpg

    032.jpg

    031.jpg

    034.jpg

    035.jpg

    036.jpg

    037.jpg

    039.jpg

    040.jpg

    041.jpg



    SVT32VDOHC doing his thang
    042.jpg

    044.jpg

    045.jpg

    046.jpg

    049.jpg

    050.jpg

    104.jpg

    106.jpg



    Finished!!
    052.jpg

    053.jpg

    054.jpg

    055.jpg

    056.jpg

    107.jpg

    108.jpg
     
  18. I'll get new ones with all the moldings on it and such not that i've been back in NJ :)
     
  19. Sweet. Im jealous. I want to repaint so bad.
     
  20. thanks!.. 4 years in the making! She got some good ol Detroit front end alignment and some new Tint while I was out too ;)