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  • The Festiva.. Lightning upgrades

    So ive Had this car for maybe around a month or so, (I call it Lightning) and Ive been busy upgrading/changing/fixing various things on it
    When I got it it had a big nasty dent on the drivers side, and I have so far hammered out the dent, removed the paint, slapped on some bondo and sanded it down and primed it.
    No i didnt do the work in the rain hah, it was just raining a bit when i pulled it out to take a picture
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    Last edited by Tyler77; 11-24-2019, 11:11 PM.

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    Havent ordered any of the touch up paints yet but an auto store near me will mix up a pint 12 ounces (i think) for about 60 bucks, but they charge on top of that about 40 bucks to load up just one aerosol can which is only about 4 ounces, kind of a wast of money, but I think i will just order the paint and spray gun it myself.

    Ive also got some new seats I pulled from a 05 kia rio, they require me to grind off and fabricate all four new mounting brackets, yep, but i couldnt pass the seats they Look brand new and matched the interior colors better than the old seats. a bit more of a bucket seat and way more comfort,
    I will post some pics when i get it done

    Last edited by Tyler77; 11-24-2019, 11:12 PM.


    • #3
      Nice! My aqua colored car has a big patch of bondo in almost the same spot. Just wait til you find some 14-15 inch wheels and see how much better the car handles.
      "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
      "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

      "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
      "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
      "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
      "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

      "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)


      • #4
        Ya I’m excited when I get to that part, there’s a few I’ve found on Craigslist near me but I think I’m going to wait that out for now.

        !!!!!!!! Because I think I’m going to buy a mx3 16v Dohc b6d engine! Theres not much Ive found here on those particular swaps, So I put up a thread about it in the n/a engine swap section, if anyone has any tips or info about it !!!!!!!!!!!!

        i just finished putting in the new seats and they look awesome. nice change from the old ones. Lots a bending then measuring to get the brackets just right but their in, painted they new brackets with some black tremclad paint I had around, and the seats almost look like they’ve always been in the car.
        The pictures are to big to upload but I’ll get some up soon
        Last edited by Tyler77; 11-26-2019, 10:24 PM.