Then and Now. '88 LX

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by 88LX5.Oh, Mar 19, 2012.


  1. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I wish lol. I guess my car will be done sometime next week. I meant to call down there today but never did
  2. gearheadboy

    gearheadboy Mod Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Greencastle Pa
    Paint please. Thanks.
    88LX5.Oh likes this.
  3. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    http://www.americanmuscle.com/chromesaleenstyle-17x9-9498-sumitomo-stan.html

    Found the wheel and tire combo I'm going with :D
    Never heard of these tires before, but they have okay reviews. The big thing is that they're cheap. And I just wanna get this thing on the road ASAP. Plus what's the point in shelling out the cash for some Nitto's when they're going to be burned off within a few weeks?
  4. Vaz88GT

    Vaz88GT Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Ohio
    Have you looked at CJ Pony parts? They have a lot more wheels than AM and LM.
  5. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I haven't. But these are the wheels I'm dead set on. I've loved these wheels since I got my fox. I was bummed when LRS only had them in 18's lol. Thankfully AM has them in 17's or I'd have to settle for a wheel I don't like as much
  6. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Car is all wet sanded and ready for paint.
    I'm afraid my car won't be completely finished until I'm balls-deep in winter here and that would really suck. I expected it to be done months ago, then I would have had nice days to go drive it. Not now lol
  7. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    It turned out a lot darker than I thought it would. And they wanna buff it a second time so I'll probably be picking it up tomorrow sometime. Oh and my dad took this picture with his Razr so that's why it's all grainy. I'll upload some better pictures with my phone tomorrow
    IMG_0541.JPG
    gearheadboy and Vaz88GT like this.
  8. pearlnotchback

    pearlnotchback Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Looks Good!!!!! :nice::nice:
    88LX5.Oh likes this.
  9. Vaz88GT

    Vaz88GT Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Ohio
    Looks like kona blue, best color imo!
  10. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I was going for Sonic Blue but it looks like it turned out a bit darker than that. It may just be the lighting and angle of the picture. I actually haven't seen it in person yet.

    It honestly looks sort of purple to me in this picture. Does it look like that to anyone else? It may just be me lol
  11. pearlnotchback

    pearlnotchback Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Tennessee
    That color has a lot of flop to it so at different angles and depending where the sun is etc it will look dark blue in some spots and purple in others. Either way it looks good in the picture ;)
  12. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Well thank ya!
    I was hoping to pick up the car today but never got the call. So I guess they got busy on something else :shrug:
  13. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Don't mind how I double quoted your post lol
  14. gearheadboy

    gearheadboy Mod Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Greencastle Pa
    Congrats! I was all set to leave some nasty comment about "is it painted yet?" but I clicked and there it is!
    88LX5.Oh likes this.
  15. pearlnotchback

    pearlnotchback Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ya the body shop business is like that. If you think it will be ready on a certain day it usually takes two or three more lol
  16. StreetsideStig

    StreetsideStig Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I like the darker blue. Very nice. And those 5-spokes will look awesome with it.
    88LX5.Oh likes this.
  17. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    This is so true haha. I called today about lunch time and they said it needed a few more hours and that it'd either be done late today or tomorrow. So it's gonna be tomorrow
  18. 88LX5.Oh

    88LX5.Oh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Arkansas
    It's so good to see blue on it finally! I'm actually getting excited. But there's so much more work to do. Sometimes I wish I had just bought a good car. I always have to get projects lol
  19. GroverDill

    GroverDill GoldMember

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Messages:
    4,708
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Location:
    Rathdrum ID 83858
    approved!

    congrats.
    88LX5.Oh likes this.
  20. gearheadboy

    gearheadboy Mod Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Greencastle Pa
    YUP. I could've bought a super low mile survivor garage queen with all the cash mine has stolen. What fun would that be to have a mint car with no miles for less money? :chin

Share This Page