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The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 08-18-2010 12:37 AM

This is the story of a boy and his volvo...
The story starts in January 2009... i bought this is a tan 85 244DL that i bought for $250
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Specs:
B230 M46
Tan on Brown
The car had new brakes within the last 10,000 miles, new clutch within the last 15,000
A new cat within the last two years
new cap and rotor, new spark plugs, and a "new" oxygen sensor
recent tires, and a newer transmission mount

it wouldnt pass smog when i bought it...
me and alden repaired the wiring harness, and swapped coolant sensors, and changed the timing belt and it still wouldnt pass smog...

so we swapped in a used o2 sensor, and it waah-laaa..... good to go...

i try to drive the car as much as i can...
ive done some autox and ive driven it on some roadtrips...

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next step:
suspension:
powaaaah
seats / interior
and finishing fixing this, and fill it up...
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RE: The Tan Catamaran - Coupe' de Tat - 09-25-2010 07:22 PM

this NA car kept up with the turbocharged Chicken during the last teebeezy Western Meet, nice driving keith!!!

though i did have two passengers, my giant lumbering hide, and a loosening MBC...Smile


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 09-25-2010 10:04 PM

yea, that was a lot of fun... hopefully i can make up some ground in the corners when we do it again...

ive got scottys jerd bar, a 25 rear bar, and josh's under car braces to install, and then its time for some real tires, and see what she can do


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Coupe' de Tat - 09-26-2010 05:27 PM

i personally guarantee the chicken will be on deck with even moar vicious (and maybe even some race fuel) the next go round, so you had better eat your wheaties! it also corners a little better since tractorfueldood sliced out some coils and i removed the parts department from teh trunk!Smile


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WindowsBreakerG4 - 10-02-2010 12:48 PM

Bring this car to slo so we can cut the springs!


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Coupe' de Tat - 10-02-2010 12:56 PM

and paint the hood CarpetFibur™


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-02-2010 04:22 PM

(10-02-2010 12:48 PM)WindowsBreakerG4 Wrote:  Bring this car to slo so we can cut the springs!

i am working on getting a solid few days off, so i can get it smogged, road - trip ready, and im not doing up there and back in one day...

(10-02-2010 12:56 PM)Coupe' de Tat Wrote:  and paint the hood CarpetFibur™

yea, the hood is ready for paint... im sick of peeling and pock-marked shitty flat black...


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Wagonfetish - 10-03-2010 08:52 PM

(10-02-2010 04:22 PM)240keith Wrote:  yea, the hood is ready for paint... im sick of peeling and pock-marked shitty flat black...

I'm in the same boat, and my hood was originally white so chips are super hi-vis.


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-03-2010 09:21 PM

(10-03-2010 08:52 PM)Wagonfetish Wrote:  
(10-02-2010 04:22 PM)240keith Wrote:  yea, the hood is ready for paint... im sick of peeling and pock-marked shitty flat black...

I'm in the same boat, and my hood was originally white so chips are super hi-vis.

this one was originally yellow... so the chips show... but my paint prep was not great, and my cheapo paint is starting to fade and its just not looking good...

paint party time?


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Coupe' de Tat - 10-03-2010 09:44 PM

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RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-03-2010 09:48 PM

i understand the concept of " CarpetFibur™ " but it needs good prep, and decent paint to start with


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WolfDK - 10-03-2010 09:58 PM

Water transfer ?


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-03-2010 10:04 PM

(10-03-2010 09:58 PM)WolfDK Wrote:  Water transfer ?

i do believe that it is this stuff : [Image: wat70017.jpg]

and it doesnt look bad, but i would eed to do a lot more then just paint over whats on there... it needs to be sanded back, straightened out, and resprayed


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WolfDK - 10-03-2010 10:07 PM

Is that some kinda fabric that you glue on ?

A have a friend that does water transfer, amazing stuff !

Dollar bills or imitated wood instrument panels, carbon on mirrors or valve covers, there are lots of different patterns, and it will adhere to everything solid.


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Coupe' de Tat - 10-03-2010 10:15 PM

it is a anti skid mat used for lining shelves and tool boxes

you can also use it as a paint stencil to spray a carbonesque finish, a faux finish/tromp l'eil effect


RE: The Tan Catamaran - Wagonfetish - 10-03-2010 11:15 PM

(10-03-2010 09:21 PM)240keith Wrote:  paint party time?

I'm down, but has no exp. Sad


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-05-2010 05:55 PM

orange corners for the tan boat...

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RE: The Tan Catamaran - WolfDK - 10-05-2010 06:55 PM

Love the steelies Smile (seriously)


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-05-2010 09:28 PM

yea, i actually like them on this car for some reason... they might need some white paint though... just need a little bit more *pop*


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WolfDK - 10-05-2010 09:46 PM

Wide steelies are badass imho, and you don't have to worry that much about em Wink


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-05-2010 09:50 PM

(10-05-2010 09:46 PM)WolfDK Wrote:  Wide steelies are badass imho, and you don't have to worry that much about em Wink

yea, i wish i was running something wider then 5.5 wide...

those are just the stocks with some 195 75 truck tires on there...


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WolfDK - 10-05-2010 09:54 PM

A lathe and welder can fix that, its even doable wo a welder, you just need some means of fixing and aligning the parted rims.


RE: The Tan Catamaran - 240keith - 10-05-2010 11:45 PM

i would love to find somebody here in the states that would be willing to help me do it... to bad everybody here is terrified of lawsuits....

and some more pics from today...

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RE: The Tan Catamaran - Big Lan - 10-06-2010 12:03 AM

(10-05-2010 11:45 PM)240keith Wrote:  i would love to find somebody here in the states that would be willing to help me do it... to bad everybody here is terrified of lawsuits....

Stockton Wheel ain't skeerd. And they're in California to boot. Granted, this does cost money....


RE: The Tan Catamaran - WindowsBreakerG4 - 10-06-2010 02:23 AM

You need to get some tires back on the ten spokes and we need to cut your springs