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lunchbox660
04-17-2019, 07:09 PM
like the title states, its been about 2 years since ive done anythig visual to the exterior of my car, so yesterday i went off the deep end and installed a new hood and trunklid with the AVS spoiler...

feedback welcome :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/FL.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/FLtop.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/FRlow.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/lside.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/front.jpg

EDITED 18 MAY 2019 just got back from paint shop....color matched it looks much nicer IMHO....


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/silver%20painted/DSC00526.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/silver%20painted/DSC00525.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/silver%20painted/DSC00520.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/silver%20painted/DSC00518.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/silver%20painted/DSC00517.jpg

SilverSRT4bang
04-17-2019, 07:48 PM
Looks real good, very clean!

ViscousCircles
04-17-2019, 07:49 PM
I've always like that spoiler but the hood is meh....reminds me of jewson's nose http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/ohsnap.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/nose.gif

kulapiku
04-17-2019, 07:49 PM
dont like the hood, but im feeling the trunk, thats what i wanted to do with my car but in carbon fiber.

kulapiku
04-17-2019, 07:50 PM
I've always like that spoiler but the hood is meh....reminds me of jewson's nose http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/ohsnap.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/nose.gif

that reminds me of a joke...

Q. Why do jewish people have big noses....






A. Because air is free.

ViscousCircles
04-17-2019, 07:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/lol3.gif

ViscousCircles
04-17-2019, 07:52 PM
also, won't the harsh weather you live in damage your beautiful new hood? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/paranoid.gif

dommo_g
04-17-2019, 08:36 PM
I love it from the back. But from the front.....ewww.

lunchbox660
04-17-2019, 09:13 PM
yea the sand out here will definitely wreak havoc on it, but no more so than any other hood, so in that regards it doesnt even really matter WHAT i put on it, it will get ruined.

i know its not a popular look, but i like it, and since its my car, i guess thats all that really matters. i guess now i will have to start being more open with my opinions on how i feel about how some of your cars look, cus ive kept my mouth shut about some of the things ive seen some of ya'll do too :ftard: lol

spools
04-17-2019, 09:24 PM
ya, its ur car, ur taste... personally I LOVE the spoiler, but im not too hot on the hood. reminds me of a WS-6 lol.. but it is different. maybe we need different now.

sota
04-17-2019, 09:44 PM
+1 for the trunk/spoiler
-10 for the hood.

lunchbox660
04-17-2019, 09:51 PM
ouch. thats pretty rough. lol

punkrokdood
04-17-2019, 10:58 PM
not a fan of the hood... it would have looked better if it had been designed so it lined up with the stock nostrils...

i think that was mentioned in the thread where the company originally introduced it

Irish_Con
04-17-2019, 11:26 PM
Like many i really like the trunk, but im not fond of the hood. But like u stated it is ur car. Not to mention ive seen way worse things done to peoples rides.

Pr3mium Brewed
04-18-2019, 10:53 AM
also, won't the harsh weather you live in damage your beautiful new hood? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/viscous/Gif/paranoid.gif
:rofl: funny, i was thinking the same thing.

Trunk is cool though.

Stage2BlackSRT4
04-18-2019, 01:33 PM
Looks good, hood is, well... IMO its your car so do what you like :0)

gudeman00
04-18-2019, 01:42 PM
I'm with everyone else. Trunk looks great. I won't comment on the hood.

2clean2drive
04-18-2019, 01:44 PM
i like it, but im a rehabilitated ricer so what do i know:dunno:

blackbird
04-18-2019, 02:29 PM
To summarize most people seem to like your tail but aren't so fond of your grill.
:paranoid:

:rofl:



I've always liked that spoiler but would need to see the hood in person. Looks Pontiac-ish (which isn't a bad thing) but not so sure how it looks on a Neon. As long as you're happy with it. :thumb: Didn't you have some aftermarket wheels on there at one time?

lunchbox660
04-18-2019, 02:56 PM
yea i had some nice wheels but i got bored with them and i cant get any traction anyways with them so said f' it and went back to stockers.

ViscousCircles
04-18-2019, 03:39 PM
hmmm so do grills come standard with that hood? Is it functional? I'd imagine you'd scoop up quite a bit of sand while driving around :dunno:

el_jefe
04-18-2019, 05:14 PM
not a fan of the hood... it would have looked better if it had been designed so it lined up with the stock nostrils...

i think that was mentioned in the thread where the company originally introduced it


X a bajillion

lunchbox660
04-20-2019, 03:38 AM
hmmm so do grills come standard with that hood? Is it functional? I'd imagine you'd scoop up quite a bit of sand while driving around :dunno:

yes it is 100% functional, just like the factory hood. the channels dump out on the back of the head/manifold just like the factory hood.

ha ha with the sand jokes. no, it doesnt come with any kind of grilles. good idea tho, i might have to put soemthing in there so i dont get antying too crazy stuck in there, lol, like a BIRD or something that size... :ftard:

srtowner
04-20-2019, 04:54 AM
You know at first when that hood came out I did not really like it. But it is starting to grow on me. It does not look to bad on your car. Also the fact that is is entirely functional makes it even better. Did you buy it off thehttp://a0.vox.com/6a00c225266b2e8e1d00cd970f40c04cd5-200pisite?

stagesrt4
04-20-2019, 03:20 PM
dont care for the hood to much, but spoiler not to bad.

lunchbox660
04-20-2019, 05:40 PM
You know at first when that hood came out I did not really like it. But it is starting to grow on me. It does not look to bad on your car. Also the fact that is is entirely functional makes it even better. Did you buy it off thehttp://a0.vox.com/6a00c225266b2e8e1d00cd970f40c04cd5-200pisite?

no, local. however it WAS posted on the nazi site and i did post in that thread :)

i am painting it silver this weekend. the black just stands out too much i decided and also it shows blemishes too easily. ill take new pics when its done.

lunchbox660
04-20-2019, 10:02 PM
well, i have already sanded the major blemishes out, filled the pock marks from rocks and sand, applied the first coat of primer and wetsanded that and applied the second coat of primer. im going to go wetsand that coat here in a little while and apply color tomorrow :)

heres pics of me workin on it ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/IMAGE_030.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/IMAGE_032.jpg

lunchbox660
04-21-2019, 02:49 PM
just did two light color coats, lettin it sit in the nice warm sun for a couple hours to cure enough so that i can wetsand the dust particles out and then one more color coat and then its on to the clearcoat!

lunchbox660
04-21-2019, 03:01 PM
heres a couple pics how it looks with just the base color coat.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/painting%20hood/IMAGE_033.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/painting%20hood/IMAGE_034.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/painting%20hood/IMAGE_035.jpg

please always wear a respirator when working with paint or sanding and especially with fiberglass or carbon fiber body work. the particles can and will severely damage your lungs. 9 years ago when i first joined the marines and took my initial physical i have abou 8 litres of lung capacity, now i am down to about 5....protect yourself, please. this one ive got is very nice and easy to wear. its made by 3M and you can buy them at any good hardware store. the cartridges are repalceable. this one is using a P100 filter for particualte matter (like sanding and fibers) and an organic filter for the paint vapors. i have two of these as well as another one with a full face shield to protect my eyes if theres alot of spalshing or irritant vapors. a couple extra bucks can save youre life or at least save you from a lifelong of agony with emphysema and lung cancer...and i dont even smoke :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/lunchbox660/cars/hood%20and%20spoiler/painting%20hood/IMAGE_036.jpg

th3_n00b_pwn3r
04-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Cant wait to see it back on the car! I really like that spoiler:thumb: I bet your car would get so much less attention from the law w/o the shopping cart spoiler and the stocker rims back on. I like the look.

blackbird
04-21-2019, 05:59 PM
After looking at the pics again the initial progress I think painted a similar silver color as the car might look quite a bit better. One quick questions, is that hood carbon fiber or fiberglass?

lunchbox660
04-21-2019, 06:16 PM
fiberglass. and i am fucking pissed as all damn hell right fucking now. all this fucking work in the past two days of getting it prepped properly and the fuckign clear coat just ran like a damn mother fucker. now i have to sand all this shit back down and do the whole fucking thing over again. i am so fuckign furious right now i am about to fucking set somrthing on fire.

th3_n00b_pwn3r
04-21-2019, 08:28 PM
Breathe man, breathe!

Pr3mium Brewed
04-22-2019, 11:18 AM
use the kabar.

lunchbox660
04-22-2019, 01:28 PM
anybody here get a hood painted b4? how much can i expect this to set me back? ive never taken anything to the body shop b4...

blackbird
04-23-2019, 04:13 AM
Just getting a hood done shouldn't be a lot, especially if you do all the prep work. I'd give a few places a call and see how much they'd charge to do the whole thing and how much if you already had is sanded and primed and just need the color put down. I haven't heard too much great stuff about the body shops in 29 Palms although I did have some body work (no paint) done by McGeez. At least with a hood you could take it somewhere else pretty easily if need be.

lunchbox660
05-18-2019, 11:08 PM
bump for new pics. check first post. i got it back from paint today ;)

blackbird
05-19-2019, 06:24 AM
I think that looks a lot better. :thumb:

Pr3mium Brewed
05-19-2019, 11:23 AM
I'd trade it in for that Patton if I were you, 750hp!!!!

lunchbox660
05-19-2019, 01:28 PM
I'd trade it in for that Patton if I were you, 750hp!!!!

yeah and if i get pissed off when someone beats me in a race, i can just blow their car up and vioala! i win! lol

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