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Firstly when it was bought it was:









Then i've spent huge amount of $ to fix all the problems including cooling system, breaks, leeking of oil from any place it can leek.
Also replaced the front torsions (found used on the local garage) and added a springs to the back, it start to be a little lifted:


Then i started an anti-rust WAR:




Finally Lifting - 3":


Replaced the fog-lights:


Front hull pads was rusted and weak so they was fully removed and remade from steel:



Radiator was dropped by new steel spacers from the top and bottom mounts was recreated.

Front was painted matte black. Now its a different car)


Thanks to Sogsnakebite for inspiration and help!

To be continued....
 
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Wow man tons of work good job, and ty for the kind words
 




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What tire carrier did u have ?
 




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What tire carrier did u have ?
Thanks man it's only a start.

The tires now is Avalanche X-Treme 265/70/16 but i plan to install Cooper ST 285/75/16 when my bodylift ll'be finished.
 




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The tires now is Avalanche X-Treme 265/70/16 but i plan to install Cooper ST 285/75/16 when my bodylift ll'be finished.
I think he was referring to the spare tire carrier attached to the bumper in the pics of when you got it.
 




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I think he was referring to the spare tire carrier attached to the bumper in the pics of when you got it.
I dont have any because the original spare tire carrier is removed by previous owner. I think because rust eaten it)
 








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Updated the first post with some new pics...
 




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Looking good Paul
 












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Front painted black. Updated.
 








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Which one is nicier?


I've started to rebuild my tail lights because there was NO stop signal on left and right))))
Is anyone have the same? Only Turn signal, back driving light and parking lights???

I will make - Stop signal, turn signal, parking lights and back driving one. Using LED/COB LEDs.
 
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Bottom one , really digging that
 




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Very interested in how your doing that
 




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Very interested in how your doing that
You mean the one with three circles?

I will show you in details how i did thatwhen i will finish it for myself.
At now i just bought these COB Angel Eyes http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2Pieces-1pair-Auto-Halo-Rings-COB-60MM-Angel-Eye-COB-Chips-Headlight-45-SMD-Car-Angel/32480912242.html
And now im testing combinations to find the nicier look and better functionality.
I plan to buy a bigger ones in yellow and also filled round ones that smaller that these on the pictures to play with combinations. Then i just will use some epoxy and fix all them inside tail light.
Also plan to make tail light more easy to open, because you need to heat it in the oven for 15min and then open it slowly and not to bend the red lens.

Sogsnakebite, tell me - do you have stop light in your taillights?
 








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Simulation:



Which one is better?
 


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I like the bottom one with 3
 




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