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sickfox September 21st, 2015 11:33 PM

Sickfoxes waste of money build
 
So I picked up this 91 lx 5.0 last week.

Not sure of miles but the cluster that was out of it had 31k and the replacement is in the 40k range so idk.

Paint is awful, guy tried to do it himself. Has runs, cracks, and he couldn't tape for shit. Painted all the moldings and didn't do jams.

Some interior is painted some is black and some is non existent.

It was caged, idk why its stock as far as I know. Maybe change of plans?

I plan on fixing it up as I can and doing most myself. Might even try painting it. I can't make it any worse. Or can I? :shiftyeyes

Here is a few pics of it.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ps6dbmjotk.jpg

Hatch isn't closed don't mind it.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psygq73sok.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psiue6gidv.jpg

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Pulled out the rear plastics and the red seats. Not sure if I'll replace them right now or get a cover. But the quarter plastics had holes from cage.

Everything seemed pretty solid which was main reason I picked this one up. Haven't found any rust holes yet.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psg0zykiyz.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ps4dbpx9vv.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pso8splwa2.jpg

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Here are some pics of the bad paint job.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pspuqnuia4.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ps1ervh14l.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ps1ece0ze9.jpg

And most embarrassing pic

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psnltjsrvd.jpg

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I clean up the nasty interior up front. Not to bad

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psocg8nymq.jpg

Yes I got the dirt spot in cubby after this pic

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pspuuxuxsp.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psocuut8yl.jpg

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And what I started tonight

Redoing the quarter window moldings starting with the passenger side.

I still need to pick a few supplies up and it was late when I started so I got a little bit done.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psrzonyqmo.jpg

Notice how pitted it is.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psh5ffdub2.jpg

Taped off so I don't ruin the bad paint job lol

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psg2242vis.jpg

Taking down the paint and some of the roughness.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psfzxifiqs.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psul7xb6rn.jpg


That's it for now, I'll get some flexible filler for the deep spots them start using filler primer and 400 grit to get it as smooth as I can. It's my first time so hope it turns out decent!

Mr_Calypso September 22nd, 2015 12:58 AM

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I can't wait to see what you end up doing with this car man.

It leaves you tonnes of potential.

kyle2002stang! September 22nd, 2015 01:29 AM

nice project! did you buy it from ray Charles judging by the paintjob? lol jk. should clean up nice though

dencon September 22nd, 2015 02:05 AM

I feel ya, brother. Looks like it is a very solid car and something that can be a very worthy project.
Got my fox 5 months ago and it has a really bad paint job like yours. But the rest of it was pretty clean and not beat on. So I overlooked it. but it is driving me crazy. I would have rather had a car with original faded, flaking paint then one with bad taping, crappy jams and runs in it (Mine has all of that) It is easier to fix and repaint a car with bad faded original paint. It's allot more work fixing someone's bad work. Some people should be executed for picking up a paint gun. LOL! It looks like you will get it all fixed and it will be worth it. That is what I keep telling myself. ;)
Very cool fox you have. I wish mine was an LX.

sickfox September 22nd, 2015 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by kyle2002stang! (Post 11000377)
nice project! did you buy it from ray Charles judging by the paintjob? lol jk. should clean up nice though

That's funny, but possible! Lol

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Originally Posted by dencon (Post 11000513)
I feel ya, brother. Looks like it is a very solid car and something that can be a very worthy project.
Got my fox 5 months ago and it has a really bad paint job like yours. But the rest of it was pretty clean and not beat on. So I overlooked it. but it is driving me crazy. I would have rather had a car with original faded, flaking paint then one with bad taping, crappy jams and runs in it (Mine has all of that) It is easier to fix and repaint a car with bad faded original paint. It's allot more work fixing someone's bad work. Some people should be executed for picking up a paint gun. LOL! It looks like you will get it all fixed and it will be worth it. That is what I keep telling myself. ;)
Very cool fox you have. I wish mine was an LX.

I agree faded would have been much better. Although this looks real good at 50 feet lol

Also I'm happy it's an lx, my last couple were gt's and I was always afraid of what it looked like under the ground fx.

Mr_Calypso September 22nd, 2015 09:06 AM

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How's it feel to be back in a Fox?

sickfox September 22nd, 2015 12:16 PM

Good, hope to plate it this week.

93Bandit September 22nd, 2015 02:34 PM

Good deal! I've been waiting for this thread since I heard about this fox in the clubhouse

Mr_Calypso September 22nd, 2015 06:30 PM

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What's the future plans for the car?

If I may ask.

sickfox September 22nd, 2015 08:59 PM

Get it looking better, then not totally sure. I think a turbo build would be sweet but to be honest I need to take care of other stuff before that happens.

In the mean time I'm sure I'll be doing all the cheaper upgrades along the way. Exhaust, driveshaft, sfc 's, strut tower brace, lowering etc.

But we will see, I have a habit of getting so far into a build it sits for to long and I stop showing interest after a year or two. So I plan to take it slow and keep it running until the big build happens.

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Didn't get much done tonight, had some running around to do and well I'm tired lol. I stand all day so coming home and standing isn't top of my list.

Here is the stuff I'm using and the little I got done. Taped more off, cleaned, and put first coat of filler on. Couldn't get the one I wanted because the supply shop isn't open long enough. And not on weekend. Wtf? Banker hours and closed sat. Bs.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psjugoxxxj.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pszesdgdtp.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psle9egoet.jpg

93Bandit September 22nd, 2015 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by sickfox (Post 11004193)
But we will see, I have a habit of getting so far into a build it sits for to long and I stop showing interest after a year or two. So I plan to take it slow and keep it running until the big build happens.

Dude. I know that struggle. I have that problem as well, rushing into things and then it all becomes overwhelming and never seems like it will go together again.

sickfox September 22nd, 2015 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 93Bandit (Post 11005689)
Dude. I know that struggle. I have that problem as well, rushing into things and then it all becomes overwhelming and never seems like it will go together again.

That's exactly it, lol. But I'm trying to tell myself that this one I WILL finish. I can't go with out a toy so even if I did lose interest and sold it, I'd end up with something else not to long after lol

FOUSH September 23rd, 2015 12:01 AM

Nice can't wait to see what you do! I picked up an LX a few months ago and I've been fixing things here and there. Previous owner painted the scratches that started to rust with a spray can.. In a grey color the car is white....

sickfox September 23rd, 2015 12:20 AM

Yeah I hate the mismatched paint like that. My 65 f100 had a nice patina to it minus the primer they decided to spray some spots it. It sucked.


I just thought about wrapping my car. Hmmm wonder what that cost.

FOUSH September 23rd, 2015 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by sickfox (Post 11005801)
Yeah I hate the mismatched paint like that. My 65 f100 had a nice patina to it minus the primer they decided to spray some spots it. It sucked.


I just thought about wrapping my car. Hmmm wonder what that cost.

Yeah I thought about doing that also. Yesterday I went to open my driver door and the door handle broke FML, have one on order but takes a week to get here.

How easy are the interior panels to remove? I found some locally that are in Great shape other than some scuff marks I want to swap mine out. Any idea how to remove the scuffs?

sickfox September 23rd, 2015 01:06 PM

Idk about the scuffs, guess it depends on how bad they are but I'm sure they have some product to help. And to remove them it's fairly easy.

wbrockstar September 23rd, 2015 03:09 PM

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I just thought about wrapping my car. Hmmm wonder what that cost.

A friend of mine is fixing to get his Pathfinder wrapped.He said it was gonna be around $350-$400.If it holds up for several years,its definitely worth that much and a whole helluva lot easier too.I've also seen a few plasti-dip paint jobs that turned out great,but they were matte finishes not glossy type paint.It was a matte blue with clear coat on one of them & matte black on the other.The whole black on black murdered out look is starting to get old though,but everything does after awhile.I believe plasti-dip comes in glossy colors now,but I'm not 100% sure.I don't know how well it stands up to a car wash or waxing though.I'm sure somebody here has done it before so maybe they'll chime in.It'll be a sweet car once you get everything ironed out.I'm not much on a red interior,but I kinda dig the two-tone red/black look.If you have success at getting the quarter window moldings right,you could turn that into a part time job.You can buy molding covers for $60 that stick to your existing moldings,but Im not sure what they look like.You can buy the whole quarter window molding/windows for $350 pair,but who wants to spend that kinda money for quarter windows,especially when all you need is new moldings and not the windows.If I knew how to bring them back to an OEM finish,I'd start doing it as a small side business.I bet guys would be willing to pay $75-$100 pair + shipping to let someone redo their moldings,rather than buying cheap looking covers or paying $350 for new ones.People charge $129+ on EBay to repair your ecu & the only thing they generally replace are the 3 capacitors,solder a new piece of wire in place of any open signal return lines & repaint the housing.So Im sure quarter windows would be worth $100.
Do you know what color the car was originally??It looks to be white or thats what color I'm seeing under your interior panels.The paint code is listed on that label on your driver side door,near the bottom left of the label above where it says "Exterior"

https://www.npdlink.com/store/produc...3155-2457.html

sickfox September 23rd, 2015 06:39 PM

The door was replaced so that's no help lol, looks like blurple because all the jams were left untouched. Some of the white you see is left over material from buffing it I guess. It brushes off, either a wax or a polish.

Also yeah I feel the moldings will turn out decent. We shall find out tho, it's my first time.

On the plasti-dip I don't think you want to wax it or clear it. That sort of defeats the purpose of making it easy to pull off. Or that's what I would think. I heard it's a pain in the ass to remove if not applied properly.

The wrap, seems to be the best idea but I'm not sure it's something I'd want to do myself or have someone do. I'll be looking into it more tho and see if I can find a place and get a quote.

wbrockstar September 23rd, 2015 09:46 PM

The clear I was referring to is also plasti-dip,not regular type clear coat.It would peel off just like the base coat plasti-dip.

sickfox September 23rd, 2015 10:00 PM

Spent a little time out there today

Sanded the filler down, plasticed off the rest of body and the sprayed it with adhesion promoter and filler primer. Still going to hit it with another layer of filler then smooth it out with the filler primer.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psvtgrbn5o.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pssaxid8oq.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psguqjkwny.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...pssstxvpkz.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ps9ueynp3s.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...psr0yqgrnt.jpg


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