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Old 05-01-2010, 10:50 AM
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I recently got a Strut brace (Thanks Alex!!)
It looked like this when I received it.
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After realizing that someone had painted it to hide rust before using it then selling it.

I decided to redo it.
So first I sandblasted the legs from it.
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Then stripped the paint on the bar.

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Then the feet primed and ready for paint.



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After a few layers of paint.

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Now they are sitting in the garage drying. Later a few coats of clear and the final dry.

Tomorrow I will polish the bar up good and put it back together and hopefully get it mounted on the car.

Once it is on the car I will post more pics of it.
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:13 PM
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looking good!
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:15 PM
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Thanks!
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:49 AM
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looks good man.

polished bar? or painted
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:19 AM
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The bar is going to be polished. I did not like it black like it was and stripped the paint.
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:02 PM
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that's a new usage for a clothing hanger............ That bar sure looks familiar! Looking good
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
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LOL

Here is a few pics of it done and installed.
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Looks good! Feel the difference?
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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Have not driven much yet. Will hopefully know tomorrow.
 
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looks good.
 
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Nice!
 
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:37 PM
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Thanks everyone!
 
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:59 PM
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Looks very good indeed!
 
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:22 PM
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yeah Tech, that looks tasty man! now get to the pull-n-pay and get a spare intake manifold and polish that too! lol
 
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:31 PM
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LOL it is under my work bench half done!!!!
 
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Here is a few pics of it done and installed.



i plan on doing the RIP kit myself, but out of curiosity where did you get the polished icp from?
 
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:56 PM
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I polished it myself.
I would stay away from a RIP setup.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:39 AM
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I polished it myself.
I would stay away from a RIP setup.

i searched and found nothing on the rip kit. could you esplain why it's not a good idea?

i like it cause it would be different and i think it would open up some of the cluttered space on the driver side.
 
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The stock setup after the recall is better at keeping oil out of the engine, burning it at least. Although the RIP system is shorter, it does have it's cons. It does put a little bit more oil into the system and you'll burn it.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:33 PM
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Also in colder climates in the winter the condensation in the pipes will freeze causing a no start issue.
That is why Volvo changed the design back in 94.
 
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